Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisiblemr crisper

Registered: 07/25/00
Posts: 928
the little death
    #573231 - 03/08/02 07:43 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

been reading mircea eliade's - rites and symbols of initiation, great book but pretty much no mention of entheogens, my feeling is mircea knew about it but suppressed it, too much other information is accurate, but whatever.
the recurrent themes of initiatory death in the book are amazing, totally unrelated cultures share basically the same processes.
one is 'killed' usually by 'supernatural beings' who then perform 'surgical operations' on the body or strip the flesh from the bones or removes organs and replaces them with 'magical substances'. the body can be cut to pieces, swallowed by a 'serpent' or some other monster, think jonah and the whale.
eventually the body is reconstituted, roasted in a fire, boiled, filled with new body parts.
at the end of all this the initiate re-enters society as a 'man of power', a shamen or seer.
sorry this is a pretty crappy rehash of the process, but it led me to these 2 pictures from a 15th century book called splendor solis

i wonder if it commonly happens that we are good at achieving the first picture, but lack the skill, counsel, knowledge and guidance to properly complete the 'rebirth', im sure there are a few of us here that had to devote a number of months or even years pulling their shattered minds together after finally reaching the supposed goal of ego-death..raising the kundalini ..or whatever you want to call it.
the hard part is not getting there, its picking up the pieces and holding it together after youve done it.
the legend of icarus flying too close to the sun, maybe sums up what im aiming for.

anyways, im off to thailand tomorrow, enough of this winter.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Registered: 10/18/01
Posts: 123
Loc: Ohio (sucks!)
Last seen: 16 years, 3 months
Re: the little death [Re: mr crisper]
    #573300 - 03/06/02 07:24 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

that's pretty interesting.

when i first read the title of this thread, i thought maybe you were talking about orgasming. "le petit mort" (the little death) is what the french call an orgasm. anyway, my mind is in the gutter today!

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Some interesting kundalini related info... cleaner 1,305 3 03/02/16 07:20 PM
by Mushroomstudent
* Kundalini, Mushrooms, and the Awakening
( 1 2 all )
Adamist 10,511 21 07/07/13 03:20 AM
by Apollop
* Kundalini Awakening Veritas 1,220 7 07/08/05 05:53 PM
by Icelander
* . soulcircus 942 11 05/16/06 11:53 AM
by Smozi
* Trip Report : Kundalini & the Mushroom Spirit mikey_ 1,245 3 07/20/03 02:52 PM
by MarkostheGnostic
* Opiates: addiction to death? Divided_Sky 887 10 11/20/04 04:22 AM
by silversoul7
* Psychedelic/Death Correlation? *DELETED* freakygurl 889 11 09/11/04 08:55 PM
by Gomp
* Sex, karma, kundalini and healing Jalruza 843 6 01/11/05 01:32 PM
by Zekebomb

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Jokeshopbeard, DividedQuantum
430 topic views. 2 members, 10 guests and 5 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.026 seconds spending 0.007 seconds on 20 queries.