posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 06:53 PM
Originally posted by VelvetSplash
The thing about psychoactive drugs is how do you know whether you are communicating with plants, travelling time and astral planes - or just plain
tripping your tits off?
Yes, that is the question...
Here is my approach.
It is undeniable that the plant you have ingested is comunicating with you. It is doing so in a far more direct way than speech: its own biochemical
essence is interacting with your's, directly altering your consciousness.
When we speak to others, we are attempting to evoke images and concepts in their minds, and we do so with more or less skill, and more or less
success. Unfortunately, no matter how skillfully we word things and how compellingly we orate them, once the words have left our mouths the
interpreting is left up to the listener... who may not be listening at all.
This is true with psychoactive plants also: the person who ingests them may not be 'listening' and may miss much of the communication... but on the
whole, it must be considered a far more direct form of communication than speech. The very biochemical essence of the plant is guiding your
perceptual processes far more directly than words do.
One answer to your question could be, then, that if you feel like you are just tripping balls, you probably aren't 'listening' to the plant. Like
a piece of music that you listen to superficially, thinking: that's nice, it makes me feel upbeat... There is far more to be found in the piece of
music, but what you mine from it will depend on the quality of your attention on it. You may or may not choose to listen to the lyrics, for instance.
They can be appreciated only for their rhythm, or you can also tune into their meaning. How many times have I listened to a song I have known for
years, only to REALLY hear some portion of it for the first time!
Talk to you,
[edit on 9-8-2004 by upuaut]