posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 06:05 PM
Interesting thread I've just gotten into mckenna in last 6th months or so, I've got a few of his books. A lot of his theories I at least partially
agree with and some of them to me at least are very plausible. And yes sometimes he does come off as a tripped out "hippy", well not really to me,
but I can see how some people can see him as that. To me a lot of times when he is talking he just sounds like someone who is just letting his
thoughts come out like stream of conscience, it has nothing to do with drugs (although I'm sure he came up with and first thought about a lot of his
theories on hallucinogens, but thats what they do, they make you think). And not to be rude or anything but some of you seem to be so open minded
about a lot of stuff like I'll see you on other parts of this board discussing aliens and all kinda stuff and you appear to totally believe, but then
when someone like mckenna has interesting theories you write them off just because they used hallucinogenic drugs (and thats all he used I'm pretty
sure, although admitedly I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't advocate drug use of any "hard" drugs). Maybe you don't think
like that but it seems like you do from some of your posts.
By the way some of you are so uneducated about drugs and hallucinogens (if you havent experienced hallucinogens, you have no say on if people should
do them or not, and not all drug users are poor homeless people on the street).There is a HUGE difference between someone who does hallucinogens
every now and then and someone who abuses drugs. And also a lot of times hallucinogens aren't even a fun/nice experience, so there really isnt much
people who use them just for recreation (and I'm talking about like mushrooms and stuff not extacy I know a lot of people abuse extacy and people
consider it a hallucinogen, but in my mind it isnt its completely different, that stuff is basically just speed with a different name). A lot of times
real hallucinogens cause you to go deep inside yourself and it can be scary, so not much people take them just to get "high". matter of fact these
substances have opened a lot of people i know minds up and these are what made them start looking into more "fringe" subjects and thinkin different.
Of course there are people who abuse these drugs but the people who use them for ritual or to learn far outweigh the people who abuse them (for
instance you NEVER EVER hear about people getting busted for hallucinogens on the news or anything, its always heroina and crack and other harder
drugs) Some of you need to forget about all the stuff you see on tv and in public service announcements and crap, because a good portion of it isnt
true. Also the main reason a lot of these drugs are illegal is because of how they make people think these drugs cause a lot of people to have
revelations about themselves/the world and to think more freely, the governments don't want that, and another reason is because the governments of
the world are in cahoots with the pharmacuetical (spelling?) companies and if things like pot were legal people would just use that for pain rather
then opiates and crap (I know those are just conspiracy theories but to me they are obvious, and seem very true).
Edit:by the way no where in this post I talk about myself using drugs, so mods I don't think you should have to edit this (but if something in the
post is against the rules, sorry.
sorry for ranting guys
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