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Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction - Timothy Leary - O nobly born, listen carefully: At this point you can become aware of the wave structure of the world around you. Everything you see dissolves into energy vibrations.Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction - Timothy Leary - Open your eyes to the truth of reality. All is One.Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction - Timothy Leary - Allow yourself to feel the unity of all.Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction - Timothy Leary - Allow yourself to relax and feel the ecstatic energy-vibrations pulsing through you. Enjoy the feeling of complete oneness with all life and all matter. The glowing radiance is a reflection of your own consciousness. It is one aspect of your divine nature.Drug Abuse Drugs Drug Addiction

Abuse, Addiction & Treatment, Types, Legal & Illegal /Street, Effects, Experimentation & Enlightenment, Timothy Leary, Psychedelic Experiment & Tibetan Book of Dead

O nobly born, listen carefully:
At this point you can become aware of the wave structure of the world around you.
Everything you see dissolves into energy vibrations.
Look closely and you will tune in on the electric dance of energy.
There are no longer things and persons but only the direct flow of particles.
Consciousness will now leave your body and flow into the stream of wave rhythm.
(The Psychedelic Experience ~ A manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. By Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)


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Introduction

Drugs (abuse and addiction) are now very common in human society. Drugs have obviously been used throughout human history, the concern now is the prevalence, potency and diversity of designer drugs, the health effects of long term use and government legislation.
So what is drug abuse and why do we become addicted to certain drugs? As an evolutionary philosopher, I was interested to read the following article in the newspaper;

Public perceptions of alcohol and drug abuse differ widely. Some people believe it is a moral problem that individuals bring on themselves and therefore should have the strength of character to overcome. Some see it as a law and order issue, others as an illness where the drug user is a blameless victim of a chronic disease. Whatever the perceptions, there is no doubt that addiction is a chronic, relapsing and sometimes fatal disorder, characterised by compulsive, often uncontrollable, drug seeking.
During the past two decades research has finally been able to provide some answers as to why some people are compelled to abuse certain substances, in spite of horrific consequences for themselves and their families. One of the most important breakthroughs is the discovery that all drugs of abuse work on the same part of the brain, even though they have different behavioural effects on the body.
This part of the brain, known as the reward center, is responsible for reinforcing behaviour that is necessary for our survival as a species, such as eating and sexual activity. It involves neurotransmitters such as dopamine that provide powerful feelings of reward and pleasure. Drugs of abuse work by creating surges of dopamine that override this pathway to producing intense feelings of reward and wellbeing.
Thus, while drugs such as nicotine, alcohol and heroin produce different effects in the user, they all use a single pathway in the brain and cause a rise in the level of neurotransmitters.
The catch is that by artificially changing the chemical balance in the brain, drug abusers unknowingly create long term changes. (Margaret O'Rourke, The Weekend Australian, Weekend Health, November 29-30, 2003)

As this article suggests, we have evolved to become addicted to certain things which enhance our survival and spread our genes, such as food, work and sex. Our modern day western society offers us many things and sensations we may get addicted to which are not good for us. Thus there is conflict between our evolved instincts and our environment, which can cause great suffering.
Moderation is a principle of living which can help reduce suffering. As Michel de Montaigne wrote;

There is no pleasure, however proper, which does not become a matter of reproach when excessive and intemperate. (de Montaigne)

The individual will needs to be strong to live moderately with drug use. With the strong nature of Addiction, in that the desire for drugs is greater than the individual's will to overcome the addiction, drug addiction requires external force (removal of drugs, change of environment) such that the person (in the short term) is prevented from drug use. This webpage is written as a way of helping others - I have experienced the destructiveness of drug addiction and see the prevalence of drug use (abuse) in our modern society. As a philosopher (with two young children who are growing up very fast) I think it is important to discuss such problems with truth, honesty and moderation of extreme views (there are good and bad things about drug use).

There are two common themes that I find interesting when reading on Psychedelic drug use (e.g. LSD) - the sense of Oneness, that all is interconnected, and the breaking down of our naive real sense of solid matter to be replaced by an awareness of the Wave Structure of Matter and energy flow. I have never experimented with such drugs and have come to similar understandings of the universe through studying physics, philosophy and metaphysics. Please see below for a brief introduction to the Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter.

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Timothy Leary - The Tibetan Book of the Dead and the use of Psychedelic Drugs Timothy Leary - Enlightenment & the Use of Psychedelic Drugs

There are two common themes that I find interesting when reading on Psychedelic drug use (e.g. LSD) - the sense of Oneness, that all is interconnected, and the breaking down of the 'naive real' sense of solid matter to be replaced by an awareness of the Wave Structure of Matter and energy flow.
One of the great problems faced by understanding Reality is that we do not actually see the 'real world' but our mind's representation of the world (the naive real). It has been the task of philosophers and scientists for thousands of years to get beyond the naive real (or our minds representation of the world) and to understand things as they truly are. This is what it truly means to be 'Enlightened'. As Immanuel Kant put it, 'to understand the thing in itself'. This is the subject of Metaphysics.
Albert Einstein shows a good understanding of the naive real as he writes;

The more aristocratic illusion concerning the unlimited penetrative power of thought has as its counterpart the more plebeian illusion of naive realism, according to which things 'are' as they are perceived by us through our senses. This illusion dominates the daily life of men and of animals; it is also the point of departure in all of the sciences, especially of the natural sciences. As Russell wrote; 'We all start from naive realism, i.e., the doctrine that things are what they seem. We think that grass is green, that stones are hard, and that snow is cold. But physics assures us that the greenness of grass, the hardness of stones, and the coldness of snow are not the greenness, hardness, and coldness that we know in our own experience, but something very different. The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself'. (Albert Einstein)

As does Fritjof Capra; In ordinary life, we are not aware of the unity of all things, but divide the world into separate objects and events. This division is useful and necessary to cope with our everyday environment, but it is not a fundamental feature of reality. It is an abstraction devised by our discriminating and categorising intellect. To believe that our abstract concepts of separate ‘things’ and ‘events’ are realities of nature is an illusion. (Capra, The Tao of Physics, p142)

By taking drugs we change how our mind represents the world. As Freud writes:

Consciousness is an electrochemical function of the nervous system. Insert a new chemical into the brain and Consciousness changes radically. (Sigmund Freud)

I suspect that what is happening to people who are taking LSD, is that they are seeing things more truly, beyond the naive real and experiencing the interconnection and unity of the Wave Structure of Matter (of Reality). I am yet to try such drugs, but perhaps I will write about my experiences in the future, as did Timothy Leary. I hope you enjoy the following excerpt from The Psychedelic Experience and think upon the Wave Structure of Matter (with and without the aid of drugs!). Feel free to write to us with any thoughts or drug experiences that are conducive to the Wave Structure of Matter (WSM).

Geoff Haselhurst, Karene Howie, Email


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Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction - Timothy Leary - O nobly born, listen carefully: At this point you can become aware of the wave structure of the world around you. Everything you see dissolves into energy vibrations. The Psychedelic Experience

A Manual based on Tibetan Book of the Dead By Timothy Leary, Ph.D., Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., & Richard Alpert, Ph.D.

THE WAVE-VIBRATION STRUCTURE OF EXTERNAL FORMS
(Eyes open, rapt involvement with the external visual stimuli, intellectual aspects)

O nobly born, listen carefully:
At this point you can become aware of the wave structure of the world around you.
Everything you see dissolves into energy vibrations.
Look closely and you will tune in on the electric dance of energy.
There are no longer things and persons but only the direct flow of particles.
Consciousness will now leave your body and flow into the stream of wave rhythm.
There is no need for talk or action.
Let your brain become a receiving set for the radiance.
All interpretations are the products of your own mind.
Dispel them. Have no fear.
Exult in the natural power of your own brain,
The wisdom of your own electricity.
Abide in the state of quietude.
As the three-dimensional world fragments, you may feel panic;
You may beget a fondness for the heavy dull world of objects you are leaving.
At this time, fear not the transparent, radiant, dazzling wave energy.
Allow your intellect to rest.
Fear not the hook-rays of the light of life,
The basic structure of matter,
The basic form of wave communication.
Watch quietly and receive the message.
You will now experience directly the revelation of primal forms.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISION 5: THE VIBRATORY WAVES OF EXTERNAL UNITY
(Eyes open; rapt involvement with external stimuli such as lights, or movements; emotional aspects)

O nobly born, listen carefully:
You are experiencing the unity of all living forms.
If people seem to you rubbery and lifeless, like plastic puppets,
Be not afraid.
This is only the attempt of the ego to maintain its separate identity.
Allow yourself to feel the unity of all.
Merge with the world around you.
Be not afraid.
Enjoy the dance of the puppets.
They are created by your own mind.
Allow yourself to relax and feel the ecstatic energy-vibrations pulsing through you.
Enjoy the feeling of complete one-ness with all life and all matter.
The glowing radiance is a reflection of your own consciousness.
It is one aspect of your divine nature.
Do not be attached to your old human self.
Do not be alarmed at the new and strange feelings you are having.
If you are attracted to your old self,
You will be reborn shortly for another round of game-existence.
Exercise humble trust and remain fearless.
You will merge into the heart of the Blessed Ratnasambhava,
In a Halo of Rainbow Light,
And attain liberation in the Realm Endowed with Glory.

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Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction - Timothy Leary - Open your eyes to the truth of reality. All is One. Drug Quotes: On Drug Abuse, Prohibition & the Government

The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this. (Albert Einstein, My First Impression of the U.S.A., 1921)

America have taken the hard line approach of 'war on drugs'. Debate rages as to the effectiveness of their policies, spending (the U.S. federal government will spend over 19.2 billion dollars at a rate of about $609 per second on the War on Drugs this year, 2003) and marijuana laws. (In 2000, there were 1,579,566 drug arrests in the US. Of those, 46.5 percent - 734,497 arrests - were for marijuana.)

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence. (Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist)

Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. (Abraham Lincoln: Speech in the Illinois House of Representatives, Dec 18, 1840)

Prohibition only drives drunkenness behind doors and into dark places, and does not cure it, or even diminish it. (Mark Twain: Letter from New York to the Alta Californian, May 28, 1867)

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. (George Washington)

Power is sweet; it is a drug, the desire for which increases with a habit. (Bertrand Russell: Saturday Review, 1951)


Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or laziness on the part of a government. (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere! (George Washington, Note to the gardener at Mount Vernon, 1794 "The Writings of George Washington" Volume 33, page 270, Library of Congress) (George Washington, first president of the United States of America, grew cannabis on Mount Vernon, his plantation, for about 30 years. He may have used the Indian hemp to treat his chronic tooth aches.)

Our youth can not understand why society chooses to criminalize a behaviour with so little visible ill effect or adverse social impact ... These young people have jumped the fence and found no cliff. And the disrespect for the possession laws fosters a disrespect for laws and the system in general .. On top of this is the distinct impression among the youth that some police may use the marijuana laws to arrest people they don't like for other reasons, whether it be their politics, their hair style or their ethnic background.
Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.
State laws should make the public use of marijuana a criminal offense punishable by a $100 fine. Under federal law, marijuana smoked in public would merely be subject to seizure. (President Richard M. Nixon's National Commission on marijuana and Drug Abuse, "marijuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding", March 1972)

Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use ... Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce [28g] of marijuana. (Jimmy Carter, U.S. President, Message to congress, 1977)

Western governments ... will lose the war against dealers unless efforts are switched to prevention and therapy .. All penalties for drug users should be dropped ... Making drug abuse a crime is useless and even dangerous ... Every year we seize more and more drugs and arrest more and more dealers but at the same time the quantity available in our countries still increases .. Police are losing the drug battle worldwide. (Raymond Kendall, secretary general of INTERPOL, January 1994)

In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. It is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. (Francis L. Young, Administrative Law Judge of the US drug police DEA, September 6, 1988)

If you look at all the harms associated with drug use, you need to ask, 'Is the harm caused by the drug or the war on drugs?' As a drug, heroin gives a euphoric reaction and is highly addictive. You can say that but if you look at the other problems -- HIV, hepatitis C, bacterial infections of the heart -- all of those things are caused by dirty needles because the activity is confined to alleys. The violence is caused by money. Corruption and crime aren't a function of the drug, they're a function of the war on drugs. (Martin Schechter, Head of the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia, National Post (Canada) Pubdate: Tue, 21 Jan 2003)

... if we judge whether the existing drugs policy is working by measurable reductions in the number of people who use drugs, the number who die or suffer harm as a result, the supply of drugs, the amount of crime committed to get money to buy drugs and the organised criminality involved in transporting and supplying drugs, we have to say that the results are not coming through. (Association of Chief Police Officers, Financial Times, (UK) 29/5/2002)

Finally, there's the ridiculous notion that the conclusions of our report in some way promote or advance criminal activity or support terrorism. Currently, organized crime enjoys vast profits from the sale of illicit drugs. Legalization takes the production and distribution of cannabis products out of the hands of organized crime. Profits would go to shareholders, not terrorists or gang members. Perhaps most important of all, buyers wouldn't be purchasing the product from someone who is also selling crack cocaine or heroin. If there is any "gateway effect" that can be attributed to cannabis, it's the fact that buyers, especially young people, are exposed to these dealers who stand to gain far more from pushing much more highly addictive substances on their customers than they do from selling cannabis. (Senator Pierre-Claude Nolin, chairman, Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, Ottawa, Thursday, October 10, 2002)

http://www.ffdlr.org.au/resources/quotes.htm - Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform


Scientific evidence overwhelmingly indicates that cannabis is substantially less harmful than alcohol and should be treated not as a criminal issue but as a social and public health issue. (Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, Canada, 2002)
On Sept. 4, 2002, the special Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs released its final report, which recommended that the government make smoking pot legal and wipe clean the records of anyone convicted of possession.

Our policies that we build around this drug are far more harmful than the drug itself. (Eugene Oscapella, executive director of the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy, Sept. 4, 2002)
By keeping marijuana illegal, says Oscapella, Canada's drug laws support organized crime and terrorist groups around the world.

We're not legalizing it, we're decriminalizing. (Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, April 29, 2003)
Ottawa's plan is to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, though possession would remain illegal. The difference is that those caught would no longer get a criminal record or face jail time; they would still face fines, similar to parking tickets.


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Quotations on Will & Addiction

Why has the will an influence over the tongue and fingers, not over the heart or liver? (David Hume, 1737)

We learn the influence of our will from experience alone. And experience only teaches us, how one event constantly follows another; without instructing us in the secret connexion, which binds them together, and renders them inseparable. (David Hume, 1737)

The command of the mind over itself is limited, as well as its command over the body; and these limits are not known by reason, or any acquaintance with the nature of cause and effect, but only by experience and observation, as in all other natural events and in the operation of external objects. Our authority over our sentiments and passions is much weaker than that over our ideas; and even the latter authority is circumscribed within very narrow boundaries. (David Hume, 1737)

This self-command is very different at different times. A man in health possesses more of it than one languishing with sickness. We are more master of our thoughts in the morning than in the evening: Fasting, than after a full meal. (David Hume, 1737)

'What the expression is intended to mean, I think, is that there is a better and a worse element in the character of each individual, and that when the naturally better element controls the worse then the man is said to be "master of himself", as a term of praise. But when (as a result of bad upbringing or bad company) one's better element is overpowered by the numerical superiority of one's worse impulses, then one is criticized for not being master of oneself and for lack of selfcontrol.' (Plato, The Republic)


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Drug Abuse Drugs Drug Addiction Strange Fruit – Magick and Drugs by Julian Vayne (2002)

The following quotations have been heavily edited. Read the complete text at http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/fruit.htm

The search to find a reliable tree of knowledge, a drug that would spiritually awaken humans on a consistent basis, has been on for at least 100 years. Since the death of god declared by Nietzsche (and others), we have had wave after wave of chemical prophets who have wanted to tell us exactly what humans are going to need to snort or toke before we can become ‘Supermen’. .. Aldous Huxley waxes lyrical about Mescaline, while Timothy Leary extols LSD as the savior chemical. Most recently Terrence McKenna has argued that it is tryptamine-based hallucinogens that will save us all.

Drugs can have different effects depending on a literally infinite number of factors (from what you had to eat, to the last film you saw, to the fact that your trip is undertaken close to the ocean). What I believe is important is not the drug so much as the drug experience itself.

.. A drug (the wine of the mass, the peyote of native American religion) may be a focal and important part of a spiritual tradition but it is not the raison d’être for human spirituality. Rather spirituality is the context within which the drug is taken, and in terms of which the experience of intoxication is interpreted. .. There are many ancient cultures and groups who may have used transformative drugs, though the emphasis is placed on the transformation, the magical experience itself, rather than on the drug. This might be because the knowledge of these herbs was itself sacred and secret. It may also be because the drug is the doorway but not itself the journey. In our culture we tend to look for the reason, the herb that is responsible for the mystical experience.

The magical use of drugs may come as a spontaneous knowledge. It may also be the result of training, either with drugs themselves or by using other methods of self-development and change. Any process can be carried out in a 'magical manner' - examples across time and culture include martial arts, ritual drama, sex, surfing, or meditative practice. As with many things in life - and with the magical use of drugs in particular - it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.

My feeling is that any transformative process must include what I refer to as ‘the shamanic return’. That is, after gaining some new insight, some new view of the world through the transgressive experience, it must be possible to return to society and utilise that experience within a social context – to have learned something. What use is it if the mad utter profound truths if we, the supposedly sane, cannot understand them? If madness does have a message it must be understood and conceptualised in such a way that it can feed back into culture. This is one of the most important points concerning the special usefulness of drugs as transformative agents.

The concept of drugs straddles not only the divisions between Self and Other and between matter and mind, but also the division between natural and artificial.


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Drug Abuse Drugs Drug Addiction Ralph Metzner, The Re-Unification of the Sacred & the Natural (1997)

The following quotations have been heavily edited. Read the complete text at http://www.deoxy.org/pdfa/sacred-and-natural.htm

I summarize my thesis in two statements:
1 -- The relentless exploitation and destruction of the biosphere by the capitalist-industrial growth machine around the globe is rooted in a pathological domination complex of "civilized" humans toward the natural world.
2 -- The revival of interest in animistic worldviews and in the shamanic practices of traditional peoples, including the intentional use of hallucinogenic sacraments, is among the hopeful signs that the split between the sacred and the natural can be healed again.

A recognition and respect for the spiritual essences inherent in nature is basic to the worldview of indigenous peoples, as it was for our own ancestors in pre-industrial societies. In shamanistic societies, that is societies in which the reality of other, non-material worlds is recognized, people have always devoted considerable attention to cultivating a direct perceptual and spiritual relationship with animals, plants and the Earth itself in all its magnificent variety. Our modern materialist worldview, with its obsessive focus on technological progress and on the control and exploitation of what are called "natural resources", has become more or less completely dissociated from such a spiritual awareness of nature.

In order to focus the discussion on hallucinogenic plant sacraments, I will begin by quoting from the notes I made of my own first experience with yâgé/ayahuasca ..

The basic model of reality, the understanding of the cosmos, that is revealed by such experiences, is basically similar to that shared by indigenous shamanistic cultures, and radically different from the prevailing Western paradigm associated with mechanistic science.

* The fundamental reality of the universe is a continuum, a unitive field or fabric, of energy and consciousness, that is beyond time, space and all forms, and yet within them.
* In traditional Asian religions, this unitive field is variously referred to as Tao, or Brahman. In the systems language of post-modern science it is seen as an infinitely complex system of interrelationships, or "web of life" (Capra, 1996; Goldsmith, 1993).
* The universal unitive field or cosmic continuum has a basic symmetrical polarity, referred to by names such as yin/yang, light/dark, positive/negative charge, male/female, electric/magnetic, Father Sky - Mother Earth and numerous others. These polarities can be observed and experienced at all levels of reality, from the macrocosmic to the microscopic.
* Since we are part of the unified system of interdependence, just like every other being, we can never actually be outside of it, like a detached "objective" observer. But since the unified field is energy, we are energetically connected to every other form and being in the universe. And since the field is consciousness, this enables us, as human beings, to attune with, identify with, and communicate with any and every other life-form, object or being in the universe, from the macrocosmic to the microscopic.


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Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction Treatment, Philosophy of Drugs (Experimentation, Enlightenment)

Metaphysics: Problem of One and the Many - Brief History of Metaphysics and Solutions to the Fundamental Problems of Uniting the; One and the Many, Infinite and the Finite, Eternal and the Temporal, Absolute and Relative, Continuous and Discrete, Simple and Complex, Matter and Universe.

http://www.clubdrugs.org/ - Important information and Resources on Club Drugs (MDMA-Ecstasy, GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, Methamphetamine). Science Articles and Research on Club Drugs.

http://www.stopdrugs.org - Prevention, Treatment, Effects of Drugs, Safety, Drugs and Youth

http://www.nida.nih.gov/DrugPages/ - Information on Common Drugs of Abuse

http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm - Drug War Clock. Watch the dollars ticking over as the Drug War Clock shows how much money each second is spent on the War On Drugs. The U.S. federal government will spend over 19.2 billion dollars at a rate of about $609 per second on the War on Drugs this year.

http://www.drugwarfacts.org/ - Drug War Facts - Fantastic Resource of Information on Drugs, Drug War Distortions, Addictive Properties of Drugs, Civil and Human Rights, Prison, Mandatory Minimums and more ...

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/lsdmenu.htm - The Psychedelic Library

http://www.levity.com/mavericks/leary.htm - An Interview with Timothy Leary

http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/fruit.htm - An interesting summary of various Drugs

http://www.deoxy.org/pdfa/sacred-and-natural.htm - Re-unification of the Sacred and the Natural by Ralph Metzner (full text online)

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070129_hallucinogen.htm - Scientists say they have partly explained what causes the mindbending effects of hallucinogens - drugs, such as LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin - that trigger states akin to dreaming or madness.

http://www.thegooddrugsguide.com/index.html - A great website with detailed articles on the main recreational drugs - amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, ketamine, LSD, magic mushrooms / psilocybin.
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The free, unhampered exchange of ideas and scientific conclusions is necessary for the sound development of science, as it is in all spheres of cultural life. ... We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. ...
Humanity is going to need a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive!" (Albert Einstein)


Biography: Geoffrey Haselhurst, Philosopher of Science, Theoretical Physics, Metaphysics, Evolution. Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change. We can now deduce the most simple science theory of reality - the wave structure of matter in space. By understanding how we and everything around us are interconnected in Space we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society.

This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein realised, that we exist as spatially extended structures of the universe - the discrete and separate body an illusion. This simply confirms the intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics.

Given the current censorship in physics / philosophy of science journals (based on the standard model of particle physics / big bang cosmology) the internet is the best hope for getting new knowledge known to the world. But that depends on you, the people who care about science and society, realise the importance of truth and reality.

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