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Rocker advice off the planet
    #3450162 - 12/05/04 03:22 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)


Rocker advice off the planet

AUTHORITIES have blasted a legendary rocker who advocates the use of psychedelic drugs.

Ray Manzarek, 60, touring with rock act The Doors of the 21st Century in February, says critics of the drug culture have it wrong.
He criticised heroin, cocaine and crystal meth, but Manzarek admitted a soft spot for ecstasy and supports using psychedelics.

"Back in the 1960s, drug culture was consciousness expansion," Manzarek said.

"Ecstasy - I've never taken it - but it gives you a nice high and you feel warm and loving towards your fellow man. Well, that's the point of it: opening the doors of perception.

"You also do that through psychedelics. You cannot do that through crystal meth or strange, crystalline white powders. Crystal meth is the worst drug you could possibly take.

"So, my advice? Take psychedelics. Why not? There are mushrooms growing, LSD was created by a doctor.

"Psychedelics are what you should take.

"They will open the doors to perception and you will see things as they are -- infinite."

But Australian Drug Foundation CEO Bill Stronach said Manzarek was talking nonsense and sending a dangerous message.

"Taking any drug has risks and clearly with LSD and hallucinogens there are significant risks attached," he said.

"It's a dangerous message if people take it on board and act on it. They could place themselves in serious risk."

He said the best thing for parents wary of their children taking drugs was to talk about it.

"They need to be prepared to talk about the issue of drug use openly and be able to make their children aware of the serious risks associated with drug use."

National Drug and Alcohol Research Council info manager Paul Dillon said Manzarek's advice was misguided.

"There is a perception that naturally occurring hallucinogens like mushrooms are not problematic," Mr Dillon said. "The reality is naturally occurring drugs can be more potent for some people. And to say LSD is OK because a doctor invented it is bizarre."

The Doors of the 21st Century will perform at the Myer Music Bowl on February 26.


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Re: Rocker advice off the planet [Re: motaman]
    #3450360 - 12/05/04 04:20 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

"You cannot do that through crystal meth or strange, crystalline white powders." - guess he's never tried any of the good RC's. :crazy2: :loveeyes: Nice article none the less.

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    #3453083 - 12/06/04 03:09 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I dont know if he was directly referring to RC's by that, arent a lot of RC's pyschoactive? I think he's talking more about drugs that just get you fucked up, blow, heroin, etc... I've never used these other drugs so I'm making an assumption they dont open up your third eye.

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