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That's what has made me into a raging alcoholic just to try to manage the pain...
...but you really had to be there to understand it all, history cannot record most of it accurately...
Originally posted by intrptr
Originally posted by article
Originally posted by wtbengineer
reply to post by AlienAgendah
'___' can't kill you, just make you crazy... or sane, depends on how you look at it. It can be the best thing you ever did to yourself... But it is not toxic.
Or it can be the worst nightmare of your life.
I once watched a friend fall into tears for stepping on a cricket! A CRICKET! Because the was super emotional from the acid he had took hours earlier.
Even though this wasnt dangerous in the sense that it was only emotion... Over hyped emotion can do some serious damage in other ways.
I shouldnt have to elaborate.
Allow me then ( to elaborate). At the risk of margins about drug abuse. "Acid" shows you yourself. If you didn't like what you saw then yah, that could be uncomfortable (bad trip). The full body rushes and hallucinations were a side show from the real undercurrent: what kind of person are you at heart? A... jerk? Or... not?
When people speak of seeing themselves for the first time... thats acid. When people had a "bad trip" that was because they resisted seeing the truth of their... shortcomings.
I don't know how else to put it other than that. Any one who enjoyed "dropping acid" enjoyed learning the truth about themselves and the world around them. Acid strips away the layers of illusion and deception leaving one feeling small and alone. Some people enjoy that feeling of insignificance and others, those who might be to material or self absorbed, may dread it.
Originally posted by Avoiceinthewilderness
reply to post by intrptr
You old Family? Sounds like it. I had to babysit materialists after they were stripped clean and found nothing inside worth anything. It did get you to see the Matrix for what it is, but what we can do that they cannot stop is help those to find the true place called home that comes after this one. They may control here right now but are not allowed in where we are going...hip hip horray!
Originally posted by wtbengineer
reply to post by intrptr
Acid also opens up a spiritual world that you never knew existed before (or at least it can). I speak from experience, I don't want to debate, just report.
edit on 7/14/2012 by wtbengineer because: (no reason given)
Band of Gypsys
In 1967, a contractual dispute arose in relation to an agreement Hendrix had entered into with producer Ed Chalpin in 1965. The resolution for the dispute included Hendrix having to record an LP of new material for Chalpin company, which would not feature the Experience band, and would not be associated with the Experience band name. In addition, Chalpin was granted 2% of profits from Hendrix's back catalog sold in US. For the agreed upon album, Hendrix chose to record Band of Gypsys, a live album.
Against the backdrop of widespread social upheaval in the United States that included the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the escalation of the Vietnam War, the growing Black Power movement, and several notable assassinations, Hendrix created a new all-black band with Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles (formerly with Wilson Pickett, The Electric Flag and Buddy Miles Express). He had been recording with Cox since April and jamming with Miles since September. He wrote and rehearsed material which they then performed at a series of four concerts over two nights, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at Fillmore East. Recordings of these concerts became the material for the Band Of Gypsys LP, which was produced by Hendrix.
Some have thought that the creation of the band was Hendrix's efforts to appease overtures from the Black Power movement and others in the black communities asking him to become more militant in using his fame to speak up for civil rights.
"Quite naturally I don't like to see houses being burnt," Hendrix said, referring to the Watts Riots that happened two years previously. "But I don't have much feeling for either side right now... Maybe I'll have more to say later, when I get more political." He made the remarks to Open City, a Los Angeles-based underground newspaper in the summer of 1967.
Hendrix is widely known for and associated with the use of psychedelic drugs, most notably lysergic acid diethylamide ('___'), as were many other famous musicians and celebrities of that time. He supposedly had never taken psychedelic drugs until the night he met Linda Keith, but had smoked cannabis and drank alcohol previously. Amphetamines are also recorded as being used by Hendrix during tours. Hendrix was notorious among friends and bandmates for sometimes becoming angry and violent when he drank too much alcohol. Kathy Etchingham spoke of an incident that took place in a London pub in which an intoxicated Hendrix beat her with a public telephone handset because he thought she was calling another man on the pay phone. Carmen Borrero, another girlfriend, says she required stitches after he hit her with a bottle after drinking and becoming jealous. Alcohol was also cited as the cause of Hendrix's 1968 rampage that badly damaged a Stockholm hotel room and led to his arrest. Paul Caruso's friendship with Hendrix ended in 1970 when Hendrix, while under the influence, punched him and accused him of stealing from him.
On May 3, 1969, while checking through Canadian customs at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Hendrix was arrested when small amounts of heroin and hashish were found in his luggage. After being released on a CAN$10,000 cash bail the same day, only four hours before his show was to begin, (and being required to appear in court at a later date), the Experience were able to play their concert at Maple Leaf Gardens. In his trial defense, Hendrix claimed that the drugs were slipped into his bag by a fan without his knowledge. He was acquitted.
By all accounts he had casual sex with many women.
"Electric Church" was a quasi-spiritual belief that electric music brings out emotions and creative ideas in people, and encourages spirituality. It was popularized by Jimi Hendrix.
On the Dick Cavett Show in 1969, Hendrix said that he designed his music so that it would be able to go "inside the soul of the person, and awaken some kind of thing inside, because there are so many sleeping people". Promoting his third album Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix said "the influence the psychedelics have on one is truly amazing, and I only wish more people appreciated this belief and genre". When asked why he didn't name the album "Electric Church" instead of "Electric Ladyland", Hendrix said some ladies were "electric too".
Hendrix made numerous allusions to the concept in his music, most famously in the song "Red House", in which he introduces his band by saying that he is about to present them all to the "Electric Church".
I dont have explanations, and If I had to lable it, I would probably say it came from above rather than from a puff. Id explain if I could, but no words describe what happened.
The word epiphany originally referred to insight through the divine. Today, this concept is used much more often and without such connotations, but a popular implication remains that the epiphany is supernatural, as the discovery comes suddenly from the outside.
But I will agree, he was an important figure in that time and age. He wasnt political and didnt like taking sides. Black or white. That should at least say something.
Originally posted by spinalremain
Oh for Heaven's sake.
Can you please spell the man's name correctly?
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Originally posted by ReAwakened
I will be focusing on a supernatural element of Jimi's life and music. Something that has been almost completely unnoticed, by the masses, primarily because one must believe in such things for it to be considered or proven. But i know/believe that this is the reason he was murdered. So this element, triggered by psychedelic experiences, pertains to his prophecies as well as his murder by the power elite that knew what would come if he were around any longer. His profound life & gift cut short by evil was a blow to mankind.
So without spoiling my first thread i will leave it at that for now!
Again i thank you for touching on this subject.
“Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. ”
― Jimi Hendrix