posted on Apr, 4 2004 @ 12:35 PM
There is some evidence that certain CIA operatives were involved in the drug trade, especially during the Vietnam era. There is also a tie between the
CIA and former coc aine kingpin Manuel Noriega.
But I don't buy the NWO and the satanism stuff. People deal dope to make money; in this case, ostensibly, to fund covert military activities arising
from their paranoia of communism.
As for drugs and occult mysticism, certain substances, especially the so-called "hallucinogens", temporarily remove normal sensory restraints from
consciousness, and mimic the effect of transcendental meditation. '___' gurus Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Carlos Castenada, and John Lennon have
gone on record espousing the religious use of the drug, but it can nevertheless have very negative side effects. When younger, I tripped acid probably
50 times or so, and, by the end, the negative balanced out the positive. I tend to agree with the Buddha, who pointed out that such intoxications are
only faking spiritual insight, and should for the most part be avoided. This is not to say that '___', mesc, shrooms, etc., don't have their place:
but the potential for abuse is high, and if one chooses that route, should proceed with caution. One or two artificially-induced "vision quests"
should be enough....if one continues to ingest alkaloids in order to experience higher consciousness, he ceases to use it as a doorway, and turns it
into a crutch.