Re: Psychedelic 'Dimensions'

Hara Ra (
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 21:16:35 -0700

Hagbard Celine wrote:
> I think Danny's saying that psychadelics make you feel loved and
> understood.

A valid emotional experience, but not scientific knowledge nor
particlarly rational.
> This suggests to me that the people who would be most attracted to
> psychedelics would be those who are, in reality (whatever that may be),
> uncared for and misunderstood.

True, also for neopagans, Extropians, and many many others.

> I really don't see how even a truckload
> of fungi can help these people. For hours at a time they tread water in
> a sea of love and understanding, and never have to bother understanding
> what it is that makes them outcasts.

Oversimplification here. In a properly managed experience, looking at
the issues which create the lack of love, etc, is one of the goals, and
within this context personal growth can happen. The intent of the
experience, part of the "set" is very important. Sadly, this doesn't
happen much, till the participants come to desire positive personal

> Not exactly personal evolution --
> and if widespread use becomes common -- not exactly an impetus for
> societal evolution.

Many would disagree with this, even some Extropians.

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