RE: Moods of Mind(was Re:Psychedelic singularities)

Chris Hind (
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 20:17:28 -0800

>What affect does music have on the experience? [snip] It's affects
>on the delta/theta/alpha/beta system? Singing. Chanting. Oxygen
>deprivation? Aldous Huxley, in "Heaven and Hell", states the reason
>for singing in religion, all of the repetitive speach, is to deprive
>the individual of oxygen, inducing visions of god, which are nothing
>more than hallucinations.>
>Perhaps Huxley was thinking of Buddhist monks chanting all day long,
>which implies that meditation as well as the mental focus it brings is
>simply a hallucination due to oxygen deprivation?

Too much effort. Why waste time? Drop a tab. :)

(Doesn't 'believe' in God, or have much use for Faith, but occasionally
enjoys church for picking up on girls. :) BTW, perhaps I was just
unfortunate that demons and warnings about Hell were part of my childhood
religious experience.)