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Valus
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posted August 31, 2009 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valus     Edit/Delete Message

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li7Qh3O9yFg



The Archaic Revival:
Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History

http://www.amazon.com/Archaic-Revival- Speculations-Psychedelic-Mushrooms/dp/0062506137/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251746510&sr=8-1#


History is ending because the dominator culture has led the human species into a blind alley, and as the inevitable chaostrophie approaches, people look for metaphors and answers. Every time a culture gets into trouble it casts itself back into the past looking for the last sane moment it ever knew. And the last sane moment we ever knew was on the plains of Africa 15,000 years ago rocked in the cradle of the Great Horned Mushroom Goddess before history, before standing armies, before slavery and property, before warfare and phonetic alphabets and monotheism, before, before, before. And this is where the future is taking us because the secret faith of the twentieth century is not modernism, the secret faith of the twentieth century is nostalgia for the archaic, nostalgia for the paleolithic, and that gives us body piercing, abstract expressionism, surrealism, jazz, rock-n-roll and catastrophe theory. The 20th century mind is nostalgic for the paradise that once existed on the mushroom dotted plains of Africa where the plant-human symbiosis occurred that pulled us out of the animal body and into the tool-using, culture-making, imagination-exploring creature that we are. And why does this matter? It matters because it shows that the way out is back and that the future is a forward escape into the past. This is what the psychedelic experience means. Its a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board in eternity. And I tell you this because if the community understands what it is that holds it together the community will be better able to streamline itself for flight into hyperspace because what we need is a new myth, what we need is a new true story that tells us where we're going in the universe and that true story is that the ego is a product of pathology, and when psilocybin is regularly part of the human experience the ego is supressed and the supression of the ego means the defeat of the dominators, the materialists, the product peddlers. Psychedelics return us to the inner worth of the self, to the importance of the feeling of immediate experience - and nobody can sell that to you and nobody can buy it from you, so the dominator culture is not interested in the felt presence of immediate experience, but that's what holds the community together. And as we break out of the silly myths of science, and the infantile obsessions of the marketplace what we discover through the psychedelic experience is that in the body, IN THE BODY, there are Niagras of beauty, alien beauty, alien dimensions that are part of the self, the richest part of life. I think of going to the grave without having a psychedelic experience like going to the grave without ever having sex. It means that you never figured out what it is all about. The mystery is in the body and the way the body works itself into nature. What the Archaic Revival means is shamanism, ecstacy, orgiastic sexuality, and the defeat of the three enemies of the people. And the three enemies of the people are hegemony, monogamy and monotony! And if you get them on the run you have the dominators sweating folks, because that means your getting it all reconnected, and getting it all reconnected means putting aside the idea of separateness and self-definition through thing-fetish. Getting it all connected means tapping into the Gaian mind, and the Gaian mind is what we're calling the psychedelic experience. Its an experience of the living fact of the entelechy of the planet. And without that experience we wander in a desert of bogus ideologies. But with that experience the compass of the self can be set, and that's the idea; figuring out how to reset the compass of the self through community, through ecstatic dance, through psychedelics, sexuality, intelligence, INTELLIGENCE. This is what we have to have to make the forward escape into hyperspace.


~ Terence McKenna

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katatonic
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posted August 31, 2009 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
well i would agree we are seeing the death throes of this "dominator" culture. how long it will take depends on a million factors...i don't know that going back to the past is the answer, but certainly we could cull from the past a myriad of better ways to operate...

guess you're feeling better? congrats!!

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Valus
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posted August 31, 2009 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valus     Edit/Delete Message
well said.

thanx

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katatonic
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posted August 31, 2009 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
have you read any of michael tsarion's stuff on ireland, v? some is just tracking the manipulation of energies and humans and history, but the actual irish stuff is very interesting...he believes that is where civilization started, and where the "dominators" ripped off the knowledge EVERYone had for their own use and power...he is on youtube and CMN...and his own site of course.

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Valus
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posted September 01, 2009 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valus     Edit/Delete Message

I've heard of his theories and i intend to give them a listen when i'm through with Eisler and McKenna, who seem more scientific to me. Something about Tsarion just strikes me as a little flakey, but I'm willing to give him a chance.

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cpn_edgar_winner
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posted September 01, 2009 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpn_edgar_winner     Edit/Delete Message
ireland is magical and mystical to me, i would so love to visit there some day...it is so fresh and simple and beautiful...invigorating i think. wouldn't it be a great place to fall in love?

sorry about the hijack....

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katatonic
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posted September 01, 2009 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
the irish doggedly cling to the remnants of the Knowledge as it existed in the mists of time. despite catholicism, the romans, the british and even sinn fein, and despite the tendency to drink, which is real!

whether tsarion is right on the mark or not, his basic premise makes a LOT of sense. the subjugation of the irish druidic spirit is one of the travesties of our culture...when i look at tsarion, he does not strike me as particularly irish, when i read his stuff it is a little too "erudite" for reading pleasure, but it is about time someone made a stab at bringing the persecution and genocide of the irish to common knowledge and the reasons for it.

we fear global warming, but pre-1400 ireland, england, scotland and greenland were much warmer than they are today, and flourishing to overflowing with flora and fauna...if one believes in conspiracies, it may be there are things under the ice we are not supposed to know about which would overturn much of our belief in history as it is taught today...

as he says, ireland is the one place people have not bothered to look for answers to history's riddles, which makes it a prime target for investigation.

thought provoking at the very least. and though his books are EXPENSIVE self-published affairs his online and public presence are free and good introductions..

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