Started by CrucifyCindy, August 24, 2015, 02:55:13 PM
Quote from: Baruch on August 28, 2015, 12:56:23 PMWell if you believe in pacifism .... then the Christians were pacifist until Constantine came along. But since then, only individual Christians are pacifist ... not most of the sects. In that way through most of its history, Buddhism has also been pacifist (but the Sangha only, the laity not so much) ... excepting periods that resemble Constantinian Rome. Pacifist movements are usually considered treasonous.
Quote from: Hakurei Reimu on August 27, 2015, 12:39:31 PMI don't need psychedelic experiences to live a full life of wonder and beauty. You don't either.
Quote from: Solitary on August 28, 2015, 09:47:11 PMI beg to differ. How can you say you have a full life if you have never experienced psychedelics? Life is all about experiences, and the more experiences you have the more you have lived, bad or good. No experience = death.
Quote from: Baruch on August 27, 2015, 09:16:27 PMPharmacological cults are as old as religion. Sharing mead and soma were used to propagate the migration of Indo-Europeans. But all of this is just jiggering the molecules you already have in your brain. You can generate your own trips without chemical assistance, just saying.
Quote from: peacewithoutgod on August 28, 2015, 10:02:45 PM You haven't had a full life until you have experienced alzheimers, or some other form of dementia, but some things are best avoided altogether or delayed for as long as possible. Also, if what you miss out on is not becoming one who thinks psychedelic art isn't ugly or horrific, and thinks that song lyrics are great pearls of wisdom...if your choice is to give all that shit up, then I would congratulate you on not becoming an obnoxious asshole!Me, I can enjoy Hendrix without the dope, because my own imagination isn't too weak to do the rest.
Quote from: Solitary on August 28, 2015, 10:34:36 PMI have not did any illicit drugs for thirty years after I learned to meditate with my lover at the time. Some song lyrics are pearls of wisdom. By the way, our own body produces the most powerful psychedelic that music can evoke in us. Peace !
Quote from: Baruch on August 29, 2015, 09:49:49 AMPeacewithoutgod ... yes, we are like fighting brothers ... we are that close ;-)) Takes arrogance to know arrogance ... but mine is chutzpah, thank you very much. You need to be a disciple of a shaman perhaps.
Quote from: Nihil-ist on August 26, 2015, 10:18:13 PM
Quote from: CrucifyCindy on August 29, 2015, 06:40:00 PMThe look that New Age people have on their faces scares me. It is like they have been taken over by plant people.
Quote from: jonb on August 24, 2015, 06:18:05 PMWhy is a raven like a writing-desk?â€œBegin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.â€