|Four-faced Brahma-Buddha fusion statue on a cultivated release of endogenous DMT, the entheogenic light show of the "spirit molecule" in the pineal gland (Mig_T_One/flickr.com)|
|To get "high" means two opposite things, obtunding consciousness or expanding it (WQ).|
|VIDEO: Psychedelic Science at the Crawford Family Forum (livestream rebroadcast)|
|Bjork says be wary of unseen beings!|
|I saw lights in the sky, possibly ETs.|
“We see psilocybin as an effective treatment for existential distress,” Ross said. Test subjects who took the drugs reported the “psycho-spiritual” insights as being “one of the most meaningful events of their lives.”
These insights were particularly effective with addicts, who were able to finally understand the anguish their drug or alcohol use was creating with their loved ones. In tests in the 1950s through the 1970s, single doses of LSD were shown to promote sobriety among alcoholics for more than six months, Ross said. More
|The underground inner sanctum, Cave 10, Ajanta, Maharashtra, India ( /wiki)|
Indeed, DMT may actually reveal the purpose of the Bible. But how does one study a "Hebrew" or biblical phenomenon? For one thing, it might be better never to refer to Palestine, Islamic corollaries, Essenes, Gnostics, the pre-JudeoChristian Eastern roots of the texts coming from faraway Central Asia and India, neighboring Sumer, Egypt, Babylonia, and Mesopotamia, and other traditions like Zoroastrianism and Mithraism. Instead, emphasize the Jewishness of the research endeavor.
DMT: "The Spirit Molecule"
(EC) "The Spirit Molecule"
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|Buddha's parinirvana, Cave 26, Ajanta (BT)|
|Map: overview of Ajanta caves (Nevilzaveri)|
|Devas, "shining ones," have the power of transformation and are also human-hybrids.|
|Want to see beings of light? (Cortona)|
DMT in his scientific studies lead to the experience of unseen beings, dazzling light, and conventionally real worlds. What Strassman seems to have failed to distinguish is what Buddhism considers ultimate and conventional truth.
These worlds and experiences ARE very real in a conventional sense, as real or more real than our day to day experience in this world.
Ultimately, both are an illusion, but no one ingesting DMT is having an ultimately liberating insight, just an expanded state of consciousness. They are seeing more, but if any drug were able to liberate one, the Buddha and the arhats would be saying, "Never mind the meditation, the cultivation of virtue and concentration; just take this instead!"
Failing to understand Buddhism -- and its crucial distinction between ultimate and conventional reality and speech -- enough to incorporate it into his psychedelic research, Dr. Strassman reverted to his Jewish religiocultural roots.
He took up the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish (Sumerian, Mespotamian, Babylonian) conception of God (YHWH, the plural Elohim, etc. the many other gods of the Bible taken to be a monotheistic entity when many entities are described and named, with one almighty one, i.e., Abraham's God).
|Entrance to Ajanta Cave 19|
According to Spink (Ajanta: History and Development Volume 5: Cave by Cave), the Ajanta Caves appear to have been abandoned by wealthy patrons shortly after the fall of Harishena, in about 480 CE. They were then gradually forgotten (ASI). During the intervening centuries the jungle grew back, and the caves were hidden, unvisited, and undisturbed, although the local population were aware of at least some of them (interview with Walter Spink filmed at Ajanta in January 2012). More