Friday, March 9, 2012
D. told me he never felt such bliss as where he was, and he knew he wasn't alone there. He told me he got all his questions answered, and that he knows that there is something after this life, that this is just a phase, a test. He said that he knows that when death comes, he will embrace it with open arms and there is no need to fear at all. After a while in the distance he heard his friend shouting at him to come back and did, and he was angry at him for a long, long time getting him back cause it felt so blissful where he was. He said it's very weird to have experienced it, as some commit suicide or go crazy having gone through it. I didn't feel the need to share my experience of Kether or Circuit 8 non-dual bliss and having seen Death wave a pair of scissors at me in a tuxedo :p. But I just went home with a huge smile on my face. Also, the neighbor at work of this guy, showed me a tattoo he's setting, it's in Chinese characters and the first is To Be, but more comprehensive that just being, it's also becoming. And the second character meant "Respectful", so to be or becoming respectful, and D. was joking "toward the animals!" to which the neighbor replied "yes and the stones and the grass ;)". Well, that's a nice wrap-up of my first week there :p Can't wait to see what's next!
Sound Photosynthesis presents PSYCHEDELICS IN THE 1990'S - MAPS Conference Compilation. Historical. A gathering together to discuss the fate of psychedelics in the 1990's and their possible regulation or continued prohibition, are a group of speakers with divergent views and past experiences. Nevertheless, they share a deep commitment to the development of a constructive policy towards psychedelics. They graciously agreed to speak to help raise funds for psychedelic research, a field that has been at a standstill for a generation. Participants were: Timothy Leary, Alice Agar Wittine, Ram Dass, Rick Doblin, Mark Kleiman, Robert Zanger, Terence McKenna, Emerson Jackson, Ralph Matzner, Andrew Weil, Laura Huxley, Dennis McKenna, Jerome Beck, and Bruce Eisner. This is the closest you will get if you weren't there to begin with...if you were, this is better than your memories.
Robert Anton Wilson & Timothy Leary @ The Bridge Psychedelic Conference 1991: