12) Be aware that if your research threatens those who worship the God of money, that even if you do all of the above you may still be portrayed in a negative light. 13) Consequently, some times, at best, all you can expect when dealing with main stream media is to plant a few seeds in fertile minds, hence the more credibility you can offer, the better. So do not be attached to the outcome of your holistic educational work. The right ones will be magnetized to you, those ready will hear. Those who do not hear are either not ready or they are not part of your work stream. 14) Remember, Spirit and DOW power and the C.N.N. will always ensure the message is heard via the right channels.
- Rather, he believes that we have been “directed” by certain substances found in nature.
- Thus started a centuries-long conspiracy to suppress consciousness that continues to this day through corporate advertising and television.
- It also means that ‘having taken care of business’ that we treat every moment as precious and can enjoy the outcome of our choices and recognize all that comes our way for what it is – a reflection of our own consciousness and a chance to grow and learn.
- This section of the story was ultimately inevitable and contains the most action sequences.
- In 1969, McKenna traveled to Nepal led by his interest in Tibetan painting and hallucinogenic shamanism.
- Both of the above techniques are powerful healing mechanisms as they are designed to shift the energy flow in all of our relationships and also make more room in our cells for the classical Divine beat so that we can be fed from within in a more nourishing manner.
In order to be human-readable, please install an RSS reader. The Pilgrim Fathers carried their ancestral fear of mushrooms to the New World; and in 1927 Gordon Wasson, a native American, on his toronto cupcakes delivery honeymoon in the Catskills with Valentina Pavlovna Wasson, a beautiful young Russian émigrée, had to take a momentous marital decision. He saw his bride go down on her knees with joyful cries of “Lisishki, lisishki! ” before a colony of nasty toadstools, and fill her handkerchief with them!
Magicians Of The Gods
He is supposed to be sarcastic and witty, but it comes across as forced. We never catch a glimpse of any greater character depth. Instead he comes off as a shallow, selfish jerk, which doesn’t make him very interesting, nor does it make me identify with him. Rupert Wong is no hero; in fact when we meet him, he’s a human working off certain damnation one meal at a time, preparing gourmet repasts of his fellow-man for snooty ghouls as part of a deal he’s struck with the Ten Chinese Hells. I’m not entirely sure who the audience for it actually is, and I’m not sure if want to know them if they exist …
Food Of The Gods
But a mature reader must admit that the science just doesn’t hold up. And yet, for someone who almost literally worships psychedelics, he actually is actually highly judgmental of the use of drugs other than marijuana and psychedelics. In fact, he seems to imply some distinction between plant-based hallucinogens and other drugs . Having thus redefined “drugs” to mean things that he thinks have a negative cultural influence, he is more or less flatly anti-drug. He mostly just alternates between talking about how great drugs are, giving an overview of historic cultures and people who thought drugs were great, and developing an ideology around how great drugs are. He ends the book with a manifesto and political blueprint for how to get there, which surprisingly, from my perspective, relies on taxation in large part.
Initially christening their discovery “The Food of the Gods,” the two scientists are overwhelmed by the possible ramifications of their creation. Needing room for experiments, Mr. Besington chooses a farm that offers him the chance to test on chickens, which duly grow monstrous, six or seven times their usual size. With the farmer, Mr. Skinner, failing to contain the spread of the Food, chaos soon reigns as reports come in of local encounters with monstrous wasps, earwigs, and rats.
Finally, McKenna does not talk of other methods, some explicitly shamanic/religious, such as trance-dance, fasting or meditation; others perceived as more universal, such as art and exercise, to achieve ‘altered’ states of consciousness. These things may be used in an ascetic culture or as compliments to drug experience. We are clearly moving into a more visual culture, a shift which has its roots in the development of photography and then film and TV, which has happened, as far as I know, independently of, or at least in parallel to, psychedelic use. The explosion in the 1960s of psychedelic use will have certainly fueled a momentum which was already happening, which has always been latent in the human psyche, and will have had periods of flourish (cave-painting, Dionysian celebration, Renaissance art), and then repression . But I think McKenna makes too strict an association between the use of drugs and visionary experience. On a philosophical note, one of my criticisms of the book is his insistence that the modern belief in the meaninglessness of the world, and also the belief that meaning is context-dependent, are both wrong.
Ayahuasca And The Shamanic Experience
Learn faster and grow faster—personally, professionally, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Some prehistoric art depicts mushrooms, including in Algeria painting of a figure believed to be a shaman wearing a bee mask, his fists full of mushrooms and he is covered in small mushrooms from head to toe. Another 6,000 year old mural in Spain depicts a bull standing near a line of small mushrooms some scientists say resemble a local species of psilocybin mushroom. And one of the oldest religious texts the Rig Veda heavily praises a drink called Soma. Nobody today knows what Soma was made of, but many speculate it must have contained psychoactive and/or hallucinogenic plants. But this book did open his mind to the possibility that Soma is based on a mushroom.
Ancient Wisdom says that the only reason we have a physical, emotional and mental body is so that our Divine essence may know Itself in form and for many, this has become basic metaphysical presumption no.1. Presumption no. 2 is that we are clones of God, pre-programmed with the same software as in the Jesus decree “I and my father are one”. No. 3 presumption is that this software runs our bio-system effortlessly if we invite it to do so and let go of our toxic ways. We also know that toxic thinking, toxic feeling and toxic feeding will break down our biosystem and create disease and decay. Presumption no. 4 is that our physical bio-system is Divine hardware and actually part of a Divine mainframe or ‘organic cosmic super chip’ of which each of us is an atom or a cell. There are many more metaphysical presumptions that are just awaiting scientific confirmation and we discuss many of these throughout my books but let’s get back to our tools.
Michael Murphy’s book The Future of the Body is just one of the many that now provides medical and scientific referencing. Energy field and screens out all signals and frequencies that no longer nurture us. If programmed adequately, it will also allow us to only imprint, via our personal radiation, the Social Biofield with Divine Love, Divine Wisdom and Divine Power or frequencies from the healing Violet Light Spectrum.