posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 11:07 PM
Originally posted by AlienAgendah
reply to post by Wifibrains
It was the massive amounts of '___' he was taking. Nothing more.
Some people have long believed that certain drugs can allow people to access abilities or information otherwise not available. This is part of the
concept behind "shamanism," a type of which is practiced in quite a number of cultures. And psychedelics related to '___' are usually the sacraments
Some believe that the original christians were a cult that used ergot or mushrooms. Dead Sea scholar John Allegro even wrote a book alleging that
Jesus Christ was a metaphor for a certain type of mushroom.
And I know that despite all this precedence, many will still dismiss spirituality via altered states as illusory. It should be noted, however, that
experiencing altered states of consciousness is the goal of many non-drug-related religious practices. Especially stuff like song, chant, dance,
speaking in tongues, etc. A catholic mass is designed, from the incense, to the use of latin (not a common language) to the call-and-answer, to the
communion are designed to generate feelings of awe and reverence -- an altered state.
Originally posted by Wifibrains
A classic ats first reply. less than thirty seconds. You didn't even have to think about that one did you
I think there's more to it myself, and no, I've never taken '___'.
Tell me about it. I see this kind of snap-puppet responsivism all the time here. Most people seem to forget that to "deny ignorance" sometimes
involves actual thought and study, as opposed to snap-judgments and re-iterations of vague, common falsehoods from what you may have heard or read in
Such minds seem closed to new input that does not accord with their established world-views. And in a way that's understandable, as shaking up and/or
re-assembling one's own views is rarely pleasant. I think intellectual flexibility should be encouraged, and I think it's a shame that so many
skeptics (who are alleged lovers of truth an knowledge) like to dismiss things before really studying (or contemplating) the other side.
Just my 2 cents....
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