"You are a divine being. You matter,
you count. You come from unimaginable power and light"
"God is something to be realized
in the life of each individual"
"An eloquent proposal for recovering something vital --a sense of the sacred, the transcendent, the Absolute--"
Larry Dossey, MD
The realization of the purpose of life through experiencing it, enjoying it, living it and letting everyone else live, without attending other's interest of power nor any other desires. Yes. when living life as in a trip, like a child, in my old days (I say this because I have seen children nowadays never satisfied who do not even touch one toy and want the next one) enjoying and experimenting every minute..as far as feeling "moved to tears"?
McKenna dared to say some crucial truths. It is the model that patronaged individuality from the boundaries of the other based on reality and expresion of the self.
“The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears.
This he said about dying
"Just being told by an unsmiling guy in a white coat that you're going to be dead in four months definitely turns on the lights. ... It makes life rich and poignant. When it first happened, and I got these diagnoses, I could see the light of eternity, a la William Blake, shining through every leaf. I mean, a bug walking across the ground moved me to tears"
And we are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player, you don't want to even play in that game. You want to
reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn
you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of
the bones of a dying world.”
“We are the omni-adaptable species, we are the thinkers, the makers and solvers of problems. These great gifts that are ours alone and which come out of the evolutionary matrix of the planet is not for us, out of convenience, satisfaction, or our greater glory. They are for life; they are the special qualities that we can contribute to the great community of organic being, if we are to become the care giver, the gardener, and the mother of our Mother, which is the living Earth".
“We are colorful,
cantankerous, and alive
with hopes and dreams that,
so far as we know, are unique in
the universe. We have been too long
asleep and shackled by the power we have
ceded to the least noble parts of ourselves and
the least noble among us. It is time that we stood up
and faced the fact that we must and can change our minds."
“A worldwide attitude of fear toward drugs is being fostered and manipulated by the dominator culture and its propaganda organs. Vast ilicit fortunes continue to be made, government continues to wring its hands. This is but the most recent effort to profiter from and frustrate our species’ deeply instinctual need to make contact with the Gaian mind of the living planet”
“Looking down on Los Angeles from an airliner, I never fail to notice that it is like looking at a printed circuit; all those curved driveways and cul de sacs with the same little modules installed along each one, As long as the Reader’s Digest stays subscribed to and the TV stays on, these modules are all interchangeable parta within a very large machine. This is the nightmarish reality that Marshall McLuhan and Wyndham Lewis and others foresaw: the creation of the as herd. The public has no history and no future, the public lives in a golden moment created by a credit system which binds them ineluctably to a web of illusion that is never critiqued. This is the ultimate consequence of having broken off the symbiotic relationship with Gaian matrix of the planet. This is a consequence of lack of partnership; this is the legacy of imbalance between the sexes; this is the terminal phase of a long descent into meaningless and toxic existential confusion”
“It was said that women could not be given the vote because society would be destroyed. Before that, kings could not give up absolute power because chaos would result. And now we are told that drugs cannot be legalized because society would disintegrate. This is puerile nonsense!
“Like fish in water, people in a culture swim in the virtually invisible medium of culturally sanctioned yet artificial states of mind”
“Languages appear invisible to the people who speak them, yet they create the fabric of reality for their users. The problem of mistaking language for reality in the everyday world is only too well known”
“Eating a plant or an animal is a way of claiming its power, a way of assimilating its magic to one’s self”
“Sugar abuse is the world’s least discussed and most widespread addiction.
And it is one of the hardest of all habits to kick”
“As with all stimulants, ingestion of sugar is followed by a brief euphoric “rush”
which is itself followed by depression and guilt”
“After alcohol and tobacco, sugar is the most damaging addictive substance
consumed by human beings. Its uncontrolled use can be a major chemical dependence”
“No drug in history has so quickly or completely isolated the entire culture of its users from contact with reality. And no drug in history has so completely succeeded in remaking in its own image the values of the culture that it has infected”
“Television induces a trance state in the viewer that is the necessary precondition for brainwashing. As with all other drugs and technologies, television’s basic character cannot be changed; television is no more reformable than is the technology that produces automatic assault rifles”
“Like the octopi, our destiny is to become what we think, to have our thoughts become our bodies and our bodies become our thoughts” (the squid and octopi may seem have perfected a form of communication that is both psychedelic and telepathic, an inspiring model for the human communication in the future large repertoire of color changes dots blushes and traveling bars that move across their surfaces “the octopus wears its language like a kind of second skin)
conscious expanding drugs:
“Before Humphrey Osmond coined the term ‘psychedelic’ there was current a phenomenological description for psychedelics, they were called ‘consciousness expanding drugs’…Consider out dilemma on this planet. If the expansion of consciousness does not loom large in the human future, what kind of future is it going to be?”