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Offlineelthamsubs
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breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck
    #4394890 - 07/12/05 04:28 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

has anyone read this book its pretty awsome, would love to hear some feedback :eek:


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: elthamsubs]
    #4394897 - 07/12/05 04:35 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

yes, it's a great book! some very insightful ideas about the history and contemporary culture and meaning behind psychedelic drugs

http://www.breakingopenthehead.com/


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: lovelight]
    #4395104 - 07/12/05 08:21 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I just bought it, haven't read it yet.


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: otoroko]
    #4395381 - 07/12/05 11:58 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I read this book and though I thought it was good, I didn't think that it was anything new. It's the sort of drug literature that is fun to read but doesn't really add to the field - it's not like Pinchbeck is doing any research into or heavy speculation of drug experiences (a la McKenna).


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: elthamsubs]
    #4395490 - 07/12/05 12:50 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I have an interview with him (from coast to coast am) in mp3 form. let know if you want it.


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Vvellum]
    #4395512 - 07/12/05 01:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Great book. I totally agree with mikeytwice though. Nothing new. Other than his talking about iboga, which you don't really hear that much about.

I've also got 2 coast to coast shows with him as guest, and I have another mp3 of his where he did a lecture at some type of psychedelic/literature convention. Its pretty good.

His next book, due out next year is all about psychedelics and 2012, can't wait to read it.


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Penguarky Tunguin]
    #4396030 - 07/12/05 03:59 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I just read it last month and really enjoyed it- its chock full of really interesting, oftenly outrageous ideas. True- much of what he says comes from Walter Benjamin, Terrence McKenna as well as many other philosophers, but Daniel really puts it together nicely. One donwside was that I started reading it a few days after I had an amazingly wonderful and influential trip. I feel like I had somewhat cut short the introspective uplifting process that follows a life-changing trip by thinking about the many ideas Daniel brings up in the book.
I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel when my group invited him to speak at my college. He's a really great guy- very different from the egos you often see in the psychedelic field. He has a good website with the same name as the book. Good message board, but i seems like there is only maybe one post every day or two. He will respond to any questions.


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Penguarky Tunguin]
    #4396038 - 07/12/05 04:01 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I remember him talking about the 2012 thing at the lecture, as he did in the book. Apparently the Mayans and Mckenna independently figured out that there was going to be 'another' shift in consciousness in 2012. Symbols of these past shiftsare apparently visible on each ascending step on the several-tiered mayan pyramids.


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: elthamsubs]
    #4397472 - 07/12/05 10:00 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Yes, I have this book. I read it about a year or two ago. Good :smile:


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Vvellum]
    #4398361 - 07/13/05 02:32 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

yeh could you send it to me, that would be wicked. my email is sarahjoe@fastmail.fm :cool:


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: elthamsubs]
    #4398366 - 07/13/05 02:33 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

correction. sarahjoel@fastmail.fm


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: elthamsubs]
    #4398378 - 07/13/05 02:37 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

soz my email is actually sarahjoel@fastmail.fm


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: elthamsubs]
    #4399362 - 07/13/05 01:00 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

If bio has the same files I do, the show is about 50-80 megs. Not sure if you're email can take files that big. Just to let you know. Better to go on to Soulseek or some program like that.


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Penguarky Tunguin]
    #4399815 - 07/13/05 03:09 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Vvellum]
    #4400202 - 07/13/05 05:06 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Just saw this book in the new age section at Barnes and Noble so I bought it. Thanks for the recommendation! :thumbup:


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: elthamsubs]
    #4402544 - 07/14/05 08:05 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

oh, and the book cover is pretty nice also :smile:


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"Fear is the great barrier to human growth." ~ Dr. Robert Monroe



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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Locus]
    #4402800 - 07/14/05 11:00 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

^^^^ Nice sig 'Dosis sola facit venenum'

Dosage alone makes the poison  :stoned:


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: DreaMaTrix]
    #4402812 - 07/14/05 11:06 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

thanks man  :smile:


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The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. ~ Albert Einstein
"Fear is the great barrier to human growth." ~ Dr. Robert Monroe



~~~*Dosis sola facit venenum*~~~

*Check my profile to listen to my music* :smile:


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Re: breaking open the head. by daniel pinchbeck [Re: Locus]
    #4424792 - 07/19/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I thought it was terrible! The dude believes there were demons in his appartment. Dumbass.


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