You cannot reach psilocybin space without psilocybin. You cannot reach the peaks of dmt without dmt. You cannot experience the constant epiphanies of lsd without lsd. through meditation you reach the place you reach through meditation.
Each of these is a different state of consciousness and saying you can reach the destination without taking the correct route implies a violation of the mechanics of human physiology. it is true doing spiritual practice strengthens ones mind, it does allow one to navigate and bring back things from the psychedelic realm with greater ease. the thought that the first thing that one desires when coming down from a trip is the desire to be back at the peak implies a lack of understanding towards the correct way to use these tools and an over generalization of the mind of a psychonaught.
There are different stages of the trip, and in the end reflection towards the lesson is a very important part and a shamanic method. This is where our western paradigm failed in regards towards connection with the very thing that spawned us in the first place, nature
Psilocybin: Magic Mushrooms Grower’s Guide by OT Oss
wish McKenna was still alive
As Above So Below by CircleArt
“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”. This sentence is from the “The Emerald Tablet” of Hermes Trismegistus, father of Hermeticism. Other translations of this sentence can be found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/alc/emerald.htm.
This is a pen and ink drawing that I brought into Photoshop, duplicated, and rotated. The original image of the tree and spiral root took me about 15 minutes to draw. I then spent over an hour getting the spiral roots of the two trees to connect in a pleasing way. If anyone knows where to find spiral templates please email me, I am spirally challenged.
We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience.
We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.
|—||Alan Watts (via youthandmansinthe)|