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OfflineMalachi
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william james and nitrious oxide
    #2160415 - 12/05/03 03:59 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

does anyone know much about this?


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The ultimate meaning of our being can only be fulfilled in the paradoxical leap beyond the tragic-demonic frustration. It is a leap from our side, but it is the self-surrendering presence of the Ground of Being from the other side.
- Paul Tillich


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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: Malachi]
    #2160502 - 12/05/03 05:05 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

not william james per say, but I could talk a bit about nitrious if you wanted? :wink: :P


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No one knows the worth of innocence till he knows it is gone forever, and that money can't buy it back. Not the saint, but the sinner that repenteth, is he to whom the full length and breadth, and height and depth, of life's meaning is revealed. Good and evil loose all objective meaning and are seen as equally necessary and contrasting elements in the masterpiece that is the universe.


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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: Malachi]
    #2160572 - 12/05/03 06:25 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

He wrote alot of books about religion and spiritually based mainly on his experiments with nitrous oxide. They're kind of like Joyce's The Varities of Religious Experience. Dig through the links at Erowid and you might be able to find some of his works. (Shaffer drug library maybe?)


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People think that if you just say the word "hallucinations" it explains everything you want it to explain and eventually whatever it is you can't explain will just go away.It's just a word,it doesn't explain anything...
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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: monoamine]
    #2160851 - 12/05/03 11:00 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

I was just reading the experiences in his "The Varieties of Religious Experiences" concerning N02. Really hit home with the cosmic consciousness and feelings of infinity.


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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: NariusFractal]
    #2160950 - 12/05/03 12:01 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Lol! Sorry for going off-topic...but the title is too much! :smile:

The house I live in, we got from the family of an old dude who lived here before us. He died of a heart attack while shoveling the driveway a few winters ago (we still have the shovel!).

His name....

WILLIAM JAMES!


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You're here because you know something.
What you know you can't explain,
But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


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OfflinePositronius
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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: trendal]
    #2161050 - 12/05/03 12:43 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

is he enlightened? I only read articles or books written by the enlightened.


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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: Positronius]
    #2161060 - 12/05/03 12:47 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Positronius said:I only read articles or books written by the enlightened.




you're a sad individual...


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OfflinePositronius
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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: billy cuts]
    #2161090 - 12/05/03 12:54 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

you just dont understand yet billy, dont worry, when the big change comes and everyone realizes their true spiritual nature, you will not be left behind. Just 9 more years....


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and you know it like a poet, like....babydoll


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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: Positronius]
    #2161102 - 12/05/03 12:56 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Positronius said:
you just dont understand yet billy, dont worry, when the big change comes and everyone realizes their true spiritual nature, you will not be left behind. Just 9 more years....




why would you segregate yourself from the rest of the world? how do you know that these writers are "enlightened?" for all you know they are just spewing forth what another is whispering in their ear....

you're taking an elitist attitude which saddens me. "I don't understand yet," when in actuality it seems that it will take you those 9 years just to understand....


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OfflinePositronius
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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: billy cuts]
    #2161106 - 12/05/03 12:58 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

now I see, you havent opened your third eye yet....dont fret child, the universe will lift you up out of your blindness soon enough. I suggest you get yourself some crystals and rub them on your mind-chakra, that would be a good first step towards enlightenment.


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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: billy cuts]
    #2161259 - 12/05/03 01:52 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Billy, maybe he was being sarcastic?


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Invisiblebilly cuts
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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: Jellric]
    #2161301 - 12/05/03 02:02 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Jellric said:
Billy, maybe he was being sarcastic? 




yeah, he was :smile:   


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OfflinePositronius
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Re: william james and nitrious oxide [Re: billy cuts]
    #2161310 - 12/05/03 02:04 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

just 9 more years and I wont have to hide behind this facade of sarcasm, I will be able to actualize my mind-spirit!


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and you know it like a poet, like....babydoll


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