By David Jay Brown

What does the long run carry for humanity, and will psychedelics aid take us there?

• stocks insights from the author’s discussions with Terence McKenna, Edgar Mitchell, Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, Candace Pert, and others

• Investigates the function of psychedelics in lucid dreaming, intercourse and enjoyment enhancement, morphic box concept, the survival of cognizance, encounters with nonhuman beings, and the interface among technological know-how and spirituality

For so long as humanity has existed, we have now used psychedelics to elevate our degrees of attention and search healing--first within the kind of visionary vegetation comparable to hashish and now with the addition of human-created psychedelics corresponding to LSD and MDMA. those ingredients have encouraged non secular awakenings, inventive and literary works, technological and clinical innovation, or even political revolutions. yet what does the long run carry for humanity--and can psychedelics support take us there?

Sharing insights from his discussions with luminaries akin to Terence McKenna, Edgar Mitchell, Candace Pert, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Jerry Garcia, Albert Hofmann, Annie Sprinkle, and Rupert Sheldrake, writer David Jay Brown explores the revelations led to via his psychedelic stories and his paintings with visionaries of the psychedelic and clinical groups. He investigates the position of psychedelics in lucid dreaming, time commute, intercourse and enjoyment enhancement, morphic box thought, the survival of awareness after loss of life, encounters with nonhuman beings, and the interface among technological know-how and spirituality. interpreting the power of psychedelic medications to incite creativity, neurogenesis, and the evolution of recognition, he explains that they're messengers from the plant global designed to aid bring up our information and experience of interconnectedness.

Revealing not just what psychedelics can train us approximately ourselves and the area round us, Brown additionally exhibits how they're getting ready humanity for a way forward for enlightened minds and worlds past our sunlight method.

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Adams wrote simply, Don’t Panic! In any case, Carrie went back into the isolation tank room, and afterward, with others, we spoke for around a half hour about her experience in the tank. We spoke for a bit about John Lilly’s work, and she told me that she would be terrified to ever do psychedelics in the tank. To this day I have a very warm spot in my heart for Carrie Fisher and am a huge fan of the Star Wars films in which she starred. The Star Wars films have an archetypal or mythic quality to them, where past and future seem to merge.

And, okay, that was nice intellectual knowledge, but all of a sudden it hit me at the gut, and— wow—those are my molecules. It became personal. I could see the stars, see the separateness of things, but felt an inner connectedness of everything. It was personal. It was wild. It was ecstatic. Sharing a few beers with an open-minded space-shuttle astronaut one night in New York City after an L-5 meeting, he confided in me that all astronauts get high and euphoric after a few days in zero gravity, but very few speak about this.

Everyone who met him agrees; there was something truly magical about Robert Anton Wilson. indd 22 3/20/13 10:26 AM Introductionâ•… â•… 23 my books, intermingled with my own ever-changing thoughts while I was high or tripping, and this is how my ideas for more questions developed. I’ve been extremely fortunate and have been able to interview and spend time with virtually every influential member of the psychedelic community who has lived during my lifetime. The people whom I choose to interview for my collections are largely the same people whose books I passionately enjoyed reading and whose ideas I liked to think about when I was in the process of melting and expanding my mind.

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