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proof psychedelics can expand the mind
    #4342961 - 06/27/05 02:32 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

most people seem to consider their perceptions external to themselves, for example if they see a tree they assume that tree really exists just like that as they see it. however under the influence of mushrooms that same tree will appear differently in their mind. this is experiencial proof that your perception of the tree is not external to yourself. this may seem pretty simple (meanings its not necessary to take shrooms to understand this) but never the less i think it illustates the way in which psychedelics can destroy ignorance.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Deviate]
    #4342999 - 06/27/05 02:41 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

Supose the colors of the tree change, how did that expand your mind? What difference does it make how you experience the colors of the tree?


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4343022 - 06/27/05 02:45 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

some oeople would say that they make you more ingorent and brain washing you by subjecting you to things that arent really there are or arent really happening.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Vulture]
    #4343043 - 06/27/05 02:48 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

But psychadelicsoften can subject you to things that aren't really there: like glowing sairs appearing in front of you and Jesus comming down


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Vulture]
    #4343064 - 06/27/05 02:51 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

because the fact that its possible to experience it in different colors or experience things are that aren't really happening means that what you do experience is only happening in your mind. there is a step (the brain) between the external world and your experience of the external world. it is proof of the power of the mind.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Deviate]
    #4343105 - 06/27/05 03:02 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

yes but often the mind is not right...sometimes its just downright wrong.

i agree with your point...im just adding some things that some people i know would say :smile:


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Deviate]
    #4343130 - 06/27/05 03:08 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

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because the fact that its possible to experience it in different colors or experience things are that aren't really happening means that what you do experience is only happening in your mind. there is a step (the brain) between the external world and your experience of the external world. it is proof of the power of the mind.




well in order to know that perception is subjective, you could just open an encyclopedia or something, that's cheaper than spending 10$ on a trip


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Vulture]
    #4343151 - 06/27/05 03:13 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

What is "really" happening is always a subjective experience. We just agree on what is "real".

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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: MAIA]
    #4343163 - 06/27/05 03:15 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

Explain that on the example of 10 people looking at a big rock in the middle of a field


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4343169 - 06/27/05 03:17 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

personally i think physical existance is nothing but a big illusion. But some people are quit ethe opposite.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Vulture]
    #4343205 - 06/27/05 03:25 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

Boy you must be living in a paradise, can you make ice-cream appear out of thin air by imagining a different reality?


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Deviate]
    #4343311 - 06/27/05 03:49 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

proof psychedelics can expand the mind

My head increased 3 hat sizes since I first starting eating mushrooms. They definitely expanded my mind.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4343414 - 06/27/05 04:15 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

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Boy you must be living in a paradise, can you make ice-cream appear out of thin air by imagining a different reality?




i like that...


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: myCo_psyCo]
    #4343578 - 06/27/05 05:01 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

"well in order to know that perception is subjective, you could just open an encyclopedia or something, that's cheaper than spending 10$ on a trip"

yes but i'm saying the trip provides the experiencial proof for anyone who didn't truly internalize the idea.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4343596 - 06/27/05 05:06 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

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Boy you must be living in a paradise, can you make ice-cream appear out of thin air by imagining a different reality?




such is possible in dreams. dream ice cream tastes very good.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: Deviate]
    #4343601 - 06/27/05 05:06 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

Psychadelics go beyond just simple relativisation of experience (like turning green into red and vice versa), they introduce elements of perception that are not even based on real objects or any other material or energetic phenomena, which doesn't really teach you that experience is relative. It does teach you not to trust your eyes, but that's not the topic here.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4343705 - 06/27/05 05:28 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

One trip just walking down the street looking at grass, tress, bushes, ect made me realize that in my sober state these things are just as beautiful but I never took the tmie to see it. Now I see the beauty in all of them.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: barfightlard]
    #4343844 - 06/27/05 05:56 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

yea, other things can help you too, for example some time spent in isolation.


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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4344698 - 06/27/05 09:55 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

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Explain that on the example of 10 people looking at a big rock in the middle of a field




Ask them to draw that rock and tell me how many people draw exactly the same.
Difference sometimes is subtle but it's always present.

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Re: proof psychedelics can expand the mind [Re: barfightlard]
    #4344704 - 06/27/05 09:58 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

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One trip just walking down the street looking at grass, tress, bushes, ect made me realize that in my sober state these things are just as beautiful but I never took the tmie to see it. Now I see the beauty in all of them.



yes;
in this way our intimacy increases and our kneejerk automation self decreases. the way we answer issues that arise becomes more oblique and sensitive and surprisingly more effective when we let ourselves be more intimate with the world during our sobriety.


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