Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by Josephus23
Shroom-states are nothing like mystical states, in my experience - which is why I disagree with the "Religions came from mushrooms" theory.
But hey, what do I know...
[edit on 13-4-2010 by Skyfloating]
You are 100% totally correct and on the money.
The mental states created by the mushroom experience and the mental states created by fasting, meditation, mantra, the postures of yoga, prayer,
They are all COMPLETELY different states of mind/body than those achieved by psychedelia.
I actually agree with you 110%; however, it is the mushroom that was ummmm.....
"The food in the in the garden of eden from the tree of knowledge that bore the forbidden fruit."
The mushrooms, as well as a variety of other psychedelic plants still in use today, opened the door to the spirit world.
This is what allowed for the shaman to communicate with the djinn(for lack of a better word).
This instant communication to the spirit world brought back knowledge to our ancestors of the fertile crescent.
Knowledge that, in my opinion, rapidly caused us to evolve.
Believe it or not.
I think that both or our ideas are mutually compatible.
Pranayama is the best way to access the world of the spirit without the use of any drugs.
S & F for a really, really great thread man.
Even more enlightened states can be reached through, pranayama and several other disciplines IMHO, but it is because of the mushroom that this is all
The mushroom opened the door so to speak.
Cheers man on a superb thread.