Rogerflat: 07 April 2008
It didn’t take me to a new spiritual plateau per se, but it brought my consciousness and understanding of things to a whole new level. It’s like the world is caked in bullshit, and when you take acid, all the bullshit crumbles and you see things for how they REALLY are.
Yes, I agree. psychotropic substance-use raises the bar for the human ‘experience.’ And no one who has ever experienced them questions that. I believe there is something most of us can gain from that experience. As Terrence McKenna says, the psychotropic approach should not try to reach the most people like Timothy Leary suggests, but to reach the most important and influential. The politicians, the research scientists, architects, writers, and especially the psychotherapists…
“I often use the metaphor that psychedelics are to psychology what telescopes in the sixteenth century were to astronomy. If a person is not willing to look through the telescope he cannot call himself an astronomer. And if a person is not willing to learn the lessons of the psychedelic compounds, then any therapy he or she does—anything done about the human psyche—is sand-boxed.” [T. McKenna (1991), The Archaic Revival, p. 9]