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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Yes, I disagree, but that's not what you said --

    "Taking drugs is an expression of man's stupidity."

    It was a blanket statement. Even good holy people, the Son and his apostles, indulged in one or more "drugs."
    The lumping of drugs with moderate wine use is itself a sign of drug addiction. How long, zengrifter, how long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    There is no such thing as moderate use of LSD to my knowledge-- it is either bad, or worse than bad...
    Actually, it goes from good to great ...
    “Microdosing of 10 to 20 micrograms (of LSD) allow me to increase my focus, open my heart, and achieve breakthrough results while remaining integrated within my routine. My wit, response time, and visual and mental acuity seem greater than normal on it.”
    - Madeline, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide

    On a beautiful morning in Amsterdam I grabbed my vial of LSD, diluted down with half high grade vodka and half distilled water, and told my friend to trust me and open his mouth. While semi-carefully measuring the droplets for his microdose, I told him to whirl it around in his mouth for a few minutes before swallowing the neuro-chemical concoction. I quickly followed suit.

    We had one of the best walking conversation of our lives.

    Today we are witnessing the birth of a truly remarkable epoch. With the psychedelic renaissance well under way, consisting of new fascinating research, the coming out of thousands of individuals and the introduction of many, hitherto unknown, psychoactive plants steeped in their cultural context of healing and initiation, we are now facing some new and interesting questions.

    • What types of consciousness are possible, and how are we to navigate these?
    • Which plants and substances are beneficial in which situations?
    • How are we to make sense of these shamanic wisdom traditions, as our own euro-shamanistic traditions and the Eleusinian mysteries seem to be lost in time forever?

    And how can we develop new ways of healing, new rituals embedded in cultural meaning that are able cure our current “collective insanity“?
    I think one of the more fruitful directions we can take is towards is microdosing.

    Microdosing is taking sub-perceptual doses (6-25 microgram LSD, 0.2-0.5 gram dried mushrooms, 50-75 microgram mescaline HCL) while keeping up with ones daily activities, engaging in extreme sports, appreciating nature or enhancing one’s spiritual practice.

    This manner of integrating psychedelics, also known as a psycholytic dose, doesn’t inhibit ego-functioning in the same intense manner as the ‘heroic’ Terence McKenna dose does. It is much easier integrated into non-psychedelic activities.

    What are the effects of microdosing that makes it so interesting?

    James Oroc, the author of the amazing book Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad, while writing about the secret affair between psychedelics and extreme sports, says that taking psychedelics at lower doses, the “cognitive functioning, emotional balance, and physical stamina were actually found to be improved.”

    MORE- http://www.highexistence.com/microdo...d-psychedelic/
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Actually, it goes from good to great ...
    “Microdosing of 10 to 20 micrograms (of LSD) allow me to increase my focus, open my heart, and achieve breakthrough results while remaining integrated within my routine. My wit, response time, and visual and mental acuity seem greater than normal on it.”
    - Madeline, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide

    On a beautiful morning in Amsterdam I grabbed my vial of LSD, diluted down with half high grade vodka and half distilled water, and told my friend to trust me and open his mouth. While semi-carefully measuring the droplets for his microdose, I told him to whirl it around in his mouth for a few minutes before swallowing the neuro-chemical concoction. I quickly followed suit.

    We had one of the best walking conversation of our lives.

    Today we are witnessing the birth of a truly remarkable epoch. With the psychedelic renaissance well under way, consisting of new fascinating research, the coming out of thousands of individuals and the introduction of many, hitherto unknown, psychoactive plants steeped in their cultural context of healing and initiation, we are now facing some new and interesting questions.

    • What types of consciousness are possible, and how are we to navigate these?
    • Which plants and substances are beneficial in which situations?
    • How are we to make sense of these shamanic wisdom traditions, as our own euro-shamanistic traditions and the Eleusinian mysteries seem to be lost in time forever?

    And how can we develop new ways of healing, new rituals embedded in cultural meaning that are able cure our current “collective insanity“?
    I think one of the more fruitful directions we can take is towards is microdosing.

    Microdosing is taking sub-perceptual doses (6-25 microgram LSD, 0.2-0.5 gram dried mushrooms, 50-75 microgram mescaline HCL) while keeping up with ones daily activities, engaging in extreme sports, appreciating nature or enhancing one’s spiritual practice.

    This manner of integrating psychedelics, also known as a psycholytic dose, doesn’t inhibit ego-functioning in the same intense manner as the ‘heroic’ Terence McKenna dose does. It is much easier integrated into non-psychedelic activities.

    What are the effects of microdosing that makes it so interesting?

    James Oroc, the author of the amazing book Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad, while writing about the secret affair between psychedelics and extreme sports, says that taking psychedelics at lower doses, the “cognitive functioning, emotional balance, and physical stamina were actually found to be improved.”

    MORE- http://www.highexistence.com/microdo...d-psychedelic/
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    Default Everything We Know Is Wrong

    Recommended reading or viewing: Johann Hari interviewed on Democracy Now! about his book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.

    "Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong, Part 1": http://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/4..._we_know_about

    "Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong, Part 2": http://www.democracynow.org/blog/201..._on_everything

    Related: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/201...oes_capitalism

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    DRUGS

    "We're the Market. We Buy the Drugs. We Create the Demand"


    Don Winslow, author of "The Savages" is back with a new novel about Mexico's drug violence. He's got plenty to say about the failed war on drugs, too.



    By Elias Isquith / Salon
    June 22, 2015

    Don Winslow, the celebrated author of more than a dozen books — including 2010′s “Savages,” which the New York Times described as a beguiling mix of “the grave and the playful,” and which Oliver Stone adapted in 2012 — has done something he said he wouldn’t do.

    After six years of researching the war on drugs and Mexico’s cartels led Winslow to write 2005′s “The Power of the Dog,” Winslow believed he was done with writing about that nasty corner of the world. The novel was well-received by critics and earned him more public attention than ever, but as he recently explained to the San Diego Union-Tribune, spending so much time immersed in chaos and blood has its costs, too.

    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/we-mar...e-demand?sc=fb




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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Drugs don't destroy people and society... but ILLEGAL CRIMINALIZED drugs allow powerful people to destroy society.
    Taking drugs is a natural expression of man's urge towards self-transcendence.
    Damage caused to people and society by drugs is dwarfed by damage caused by DRUG LAWS.
    Amen ZG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Tthree View Post
    I am surprised. I would have thought drugs would have surrendered by now. seriously though making something harder to get seems to make people want it more and drives the price up. This makes for higher profit margins drawing more people into the business end of supplying drugs, especially in a jobless economy. When the stakes get high the length someone will go to protect it goes up as well. Either they didn't think this war through or their objective is not what they state.
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