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OfflineAjna_Chakra
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Psychedelic Society
    #4136485 - 05/05/05 07:47 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Basically I'd like to hear your opinions about a Psychedelic Society - being, primarily, a community of people who hold the psychedelic experienece as a central motif - would be like.

What led me to this reflection was basically thinking about the shroomery, and how so many like minded individuals whose spiritual beliefs, philosophies and life-styles differ and contrast so greatly, and yet we are all connected by an almost ineffable, incredible experience that most people couldn't even begin to understand.

Truly, this place is a refuge. So I'm wondering what your thoughts would be if something like the shroomery were manifested from virtual reality into a real community.


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Ajna_Chakra]
    #4136570 - 05/05/05 08:51 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

It would probably be cool, nothing more than what we have today though.

Personalities clash in person, and while there are the spiritual people, there are the exact opposite here aswell. If you want to know what it would be like, go check out Off Topic Discussion. Then be glad your neighbors are law obiding christians and not SenorDoobie.


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: tak]
    #4136594 - 05/05/05 09:07 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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root-ninja-tak said:
Personalities clash in person, and while there are the spiritual people, there are the exact opposite here aswell. If you want to know what it would be like, go check out Off Topic Discussion.  Then be glad your neighbors are law obiding christians and not SenorDoobie.




Hhhhmmmm....  On the (light)attack of Swami, and now the Doobster~ too.....?    :confused:

The world needs a little more understanding, eeeehhh~....?  :peace:


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: tak]
    #4136944 - 05/05/05 11:41 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

"law obiding christians" = sleeping sheepies in the Matrix. :thumbdown:


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Ajna_Chakra]
    #4136954 - 05/05/05 11:45 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I don't feel this real life community would be  stable. It would last about 3 weeks. Then break out into all out warfare with casualties on both sides. Then slinking off to form cave dwelling slime creatures. :mushroom2:


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Icelander]
    #4136958 - 05/05/05 11:47 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Personalities may clash, but theres always the one thing that we all have in common to talk about.


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4136984 - 05/05/05 11:52 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Christianity? :grin:


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Icelander]
    #4137005 - 05/05/05 11:56 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

psychedelics


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4137025 - 05/05/05 12:01 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Oh :confused: Yeah :stoned: :mushroom2:


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Icelander]
    #4137099 - 05/05/05 12:19 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

lets get :scrambled:


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4137293 - 05/05/05 01:01 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

maybe the most useful gift of psychedelics in this whole experience we think of as "life" is empathy. or, for some of you wiser thinkers, maybe even "meta" empathy. Heh.
An even marginally better understanding of things is still an improvement...possibly.


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: newjon]
    #4137336 - 05/05/05 01:15 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Very nice.  :heart: Welcome to the Shroomery! With thinking like this you will be a welcome addition to the mix. :mushroom2:


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    #4137471 - 05/05/05 01:58 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

& not rendang-lobo...

is aldous huxley's final novel _island_ a legitimate blueprint for a psychedelic-tolerant society?


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Ajna_Chakra]
    #4137491 - 05/05/05 02:03 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Look at the Huichol indians. This is the basis for their society. I would be interested in seeing a society based on fly fishing as their most sacred act instead.


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Edited by Huehuecoyotl (05/05/05 02:37 PM)


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Ajna_Chakra]
    #4139612 - 05/05/05 10:41 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Have you read 'Magister Ludi' by Herman Hesse?


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4139635 - 05/05/05 10:47 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Huehuecoyotl said:
Look at the Huichol indians. This is the basis for their society. I would be interested in seeing a society based on fly fishing as their most sacred act instead.




Ahhh, flyfishing, my  :heart: goes pitter patter. Where do I sign up. I could be happy with a dog a flyrod and about 3 miles of interesting water. To me it is a sacred act. :heart: Nuts I know. :crazy2:


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Ajna_Chakra]
    #4139640 - 05/05/05 10:49 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

In my opinion it would be same as contemorary church worship, a bunch of people gathering around their fetish and measuring life accoarding to it.

Or a bunch of monkeys that recently discovered a mirror or a music box, so the gather around it

It would be a society addicted to drugs just as todays society is addicted to money

In general I find the idea of isolating one thing and placing it on a special worship place is like a computer loop running in circles


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Icelander]
    #4140028 - 05/06/05 12:37 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

"To me it is a sacred act."

I am with you on that one.


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #4140448 - 05/06/05 02:33 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Magister Ludi - that's The Glass bead game, non?

No I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, though. Why?


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Re: Psychedelic Society [Re: Ajna_Chakra]
    #4142203 - 05/06/05 02:19 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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I think it would be something like Haight-Ashbury or Venice beach before the 'Summer of love'.


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