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OfflinePolyrhythmanaut
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Alan watts and the psychedelic experience
    #6502421 - 01/27/07 04:35 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Hello Shroomery. I just cant seem to stop reading Alan watts right now in my current state. This i found particularly profound and makes me wonder what is being done right now, legally speaking, to secure the rights of each and everyone of us to have direct knowledge of this amazingly bizarre experience.

"The undoubted mystical and religious intent of most users of the psychedelics, even if some of these substances should be proved injurious to physical health, requires that their free and responsible use be exempt from legal restraint in any republic that maintains a constitutional separation of church and state. To the extent that mystical experience conforms with the tradition of genuine religious involvement, and to the extent that psychedelics induce that experience, users are entitled to some constitutional protection. Also, to the extent that research in the psychology of religion can utilize such drugs, students of the human mind must be free to use them. Under present laws, I, as an experienced student of the psychology of religion, can no longer pursue research in the field. This is a barbarous restriction of spiritual and intellectual freedom, suggesting that the legal system of the United States is, after all, in tacit alliance with the monarchical theory of the universe, and will, therefore, prohibit and persecute religious ideas and practices based on an organic and unitary vision of the universe."

-Alan Watts
California Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 1, January 1968, pp. 74-85


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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: Polyrhythmanaut]
    #6502768 - 01/27/07 07:36 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Wow. I love reading stuff like this. Thanks for posting!


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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: Polyrhythmanaut]
    #6502907 - 01/27/07 08:52 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Excellent argument, unfortunately I imagine anything of this nature being read in congress and thrown aside after all involved enjoy a good chuckle. I gonna have to check out some of his books. Got any more articles?


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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: elbisivni]
    #6504281 - 01/28/07 08:36 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, the government cant handle people thinking for themselves.


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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: blacksun]
    #6504709 - 01/28/07 02:05 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

People who don't fit into a previously established 'acceptable' mold as determined by our exceedingly puritan society tend to present new issues that require alterations and amendments to be made, resulting in temporary machine inefficiency. It's no wonder nothing ever gets done.


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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: Polyrhythmanaut]
    #6504791 - 01/28/07 02:39 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Ah, Alan Watts. A good friend of mine! :grin:


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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: Mezcal]
    #6504815 - 01/28/07 02:44 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

WELCOME TO THE SHROOMERY


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    #6505178 - 01/28/07 04:37 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: Epigallo]
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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: Mezcal]
    #6505336 - 01/28/07 05:39 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Alan Watts is the shit. I've read The Wisdom of Insecurity, The Book, and Become What You Are and they are all great.


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Re: Alan watts and the psychedelic experience [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #6505449 - 01/28/07 06:28 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

thanks for the welcome, I love this place!!

yea here is a link to the full text
http://deoxy.org/w_psyrel.htm

Its a very motivating read. Yea "The Book" is bad ass and i finally finished it the other night at work.


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