Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Technoccult TV: Antero Alli, pt. 1
Technoccult TV talks with Antero Alli about paratheater, his films, the 8 circuit model of consciousness, and his plans for the future.
And of course, you can see him give a presentation on the 8 circuit model this October at Esozone in Portland.
Special thanks to: Chris Cloke, Bill Whitcomb, and Trevor Blake.
She felt like she was taking off. She saw colors. Then it felt like her heart was ripping open.
But she called the experience joyful as well as painful, and says that it has helped her to this day.
"I feel more centered in who I am and what I'm doing," said Osborn, now 66, of Providence, R.I. "I don't seem to have those self-doubts like I used to have. I feel much more grounded (and feel that) we are all connected."
Scientists reported Tuesday that when they surveyed volunteers 14 months after they took the drug, most said they were still feeling and behaving better because of the experience.
Two-thirds of them also said the drug had produced one of the five most spiritually significant experiences they'd ever had.
The drug, psilocybin, is found in so-called "magic mushrooms." It's illegal, but it has been used in religious ceremonies for centuries.
Full SFgate article article here (so nice of you to join us psychonauts, you took your time :p)
When we bit the apple, we ate the lies that came with knowledge. Now that lie lives in us, the mind is fertile ground for concepts & opinions. The lie takes root in our minds, there it can grow big and strong just like a tree. So we produce a big tree of knowledge in our head, which is everything that we know. But what is it that we know? Mostly lies.
After we ate the fruit we judged ourselves as no longer good enough, and of course we judged others too. With judgement came guilt and shame and the need to punish and be punished. And we no longer respected and loved all of creation. We no longer believed that God was loving and just, we believed that God would punish and hurt us, it was a lie - but we believed it and we separated from God.
From this point it's easy to understand what's meant by original sin, it's not sex, no that's another lie. The original sin is to believe the lies that come from the snake in the tree, the meaning of the word sin is "to go against." To sin is not about blame or moral condemnation. To sin is to believe in lies and to use these lies against ourselves, from these lies all other sins are born.
Loosely adapted from "Don Miguel Ruiz - The Voice of Knowledge."
Get your Toltec wisdom here!
"The creation of life and that is within in it was created without being sinful... yet the church instills in it's believers that we are all sinners... To believe we are sinners... goes against what creation was all about..."