|"You should get out more," people may say. Maybe people should get in more, like Alice.|
She take Hamilton and VICE's cameras on a tour into the rabbit hole. We're not in Kansas any... well, apparently, we still are. And this time it's underground just like Alice in Wyrd (another word for Wonderland).
Krystle Cole spent three years of her life running from the DEA, being held partially against her will and used as a guinea pig for strange new psychedelic chemicals.
|Lysergic, 2nd ed. (goodreads.com)|
She now makes her living as a writer, sharing her experiences in books and on the Web in her firsthand and Erowid.org-style accounts of experimenting with entheogens and other forbidden substances on NeuroSoup.
|I wonder, I wonder, I wonder what's down in there! (Alice at the gate of the Rabbit Hole)|
We can't help but observe how much she looks like someone we knew, both in terms of her features and her mannerisms, who eventually became an expert Buddhist meditator and stream enterer. Of course, people do not believe anyone get enlightened nowadays. They do. How do we know? we'll be asked. That was courtesy of a strange set of circumstances too hard for others to believe. We believe it. We were there. We saw and understood.
Wisdom Quarterly (URBAN SHAMANISM)
|The lights, the lights, painting with light (DigitalTurkey-Graph/flickr.com)|
|The devas still descend from space.|
(Gnosis) "DMT: The Spirit Molecule," which explores human consciousness, weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman's groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing entheogen/hallucinogen found in the body, brain, and hundreds of plants.
There are many ways to awaken it. "Drugs" are the worst way. People are not ready to see it. Amber, does Buddhism have anything good to say about drugs? I think we all agree with Dr. Gabor Mate that the problem of "drug use and abuse" is that almost no one in the U.S. who sets out to get high is actually trying to get high. They're just trying to get wasted.
|Yogis sometimes veer off the path (D. Earlotti)|
|The subtle little fairies/devis in art (1909)|
|Devas watch as liberator is born.|
|The devas depicted in Western/Greco-Roman forms (Ilias Flaxman, Gestochen/Wiki)|
|Where earthbound devas dwell, Plitvice|
|There is a "road" (path) to a weird "land" (place) somewhere outside of this illusion.|
|Mohini, female-Vishnu with Amrita pot (W)|
- Immortality? Perhaps that timeless vision or realization of who we really are, which does not end at death; our personality ends, and self falls away, but something, some whole, some connection to everything else, remains or is reborn, taking and clinging to a new form it immediately mistakes for "self" again. We are not so limited as any expression or manifestation would suggest.