RE: Psychedelics

From: mez (
Date: Sat Nov 18 2000 - 13:13:15 MST

[Non-member submission]

From: Matthew Purdon []
> I have not found anything in the Extropian materials
> regarding psychedelics.
> Do any of you think that psychedelics can play a role in
> transhumanism?

My own opinion is that psychedelics can be extremely useful in
meta-programming and self exploration. Much of this is spelled out in books
like "Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer" and "LSD

In addition, I suspect that experiencing a wide variety of conscious states
has added a certain amount of resilience to my personality. Strange or
intense experiences can be handled with more ease if one has experienced
similar or greater levels of strangeness or intensity in the past.

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