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July 25th, 2017
Mushrooms, ayahuasca, and self-overcoming: Why Neil Strauss reads Ulysses every year
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Petrus Lateralu...

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After drinking ayahausca, these thinkers are interesting in a new light:
Hegel
Nietzsche
Jung

Like the ayahuasca, a magick mushroom addresses parameters of consciousness. Task oriented consciousness excludes input from awareness. A mushroom forces an individual to acknowledge and incorporate input from awareness that is otherwise deliberately ignored. You might say that what is "repressed" will "surface" and be incorporated into awareness.

Where are magick mushrooms being used? Hospice. First, there is something higher than yourself is easy to accept after eating mushrooms. Second, incorporating troublesome content into awareness, such as the reality of your own death, is facilitated.

The "antithesis" is merged with the "thesis", yielding a "synthesis" in the psyche. This what Hegel knew as a Mason to be true for the individual on psychedellics, which led Hegel to theorize about the World Spirit also having a thesis->antithesis->synthesis.

Nietzsche is consumed with the OverMan, who engages in self-overcoming. Alchemists address the question of self-overcoming as the transmution of a lead soul to a gold soul. Nietzsche was not a Mason. When asked, Foucault claimed that he was "a Nietzschean", which means he gets Nietzsche and isn't Hegelian or Neo-Platonic.

Now..... Let me take some liberties.

In "My Body, This Paper, This Fire" Foucault and Derrida debate Descartes's Meditations. Derrida reads it as text, an interrelating system of ideas that constitutes knowledge, as if Descartes is Rosseau talking about the "social contract" in relation to the "state of nature."  Foucault notes that The Meditations are not text, but a performance of the self, a series of steps for contemplation. They are the movie reel that require the Masonic juice or mushrooms as a projector.

Given that Foucault was a Nietzschean, that is to say one familiar with the Masonic juice and the reality of the OverMan's self-overcoming, one must wonder whether The Meditations were in some sense a Masonic ritual to establish the reality of God. The Meditations are meant to be enacted under the influence of a psychedellic. In this case, like Anselm's proof of God's existence being that nothing greater can exist by definition in the imagination, The Meditations are a realistic "proof" of God and set of questions for the self.

Next, about Foucault, Derrida, and The Mediations, is the topic of madness and reason. But it's not profound as much as symptomatic of an underlying difference of perspective. It's also another can of worms waiting to be opened. I would like to think that Hegel, like Nietzsche, was familiar enough with madness to be acussed of having syphillis. After drinking the Masonic juice, madness is a symptom of the World Spirit accomplishing its agenda, an agenda that would require a synthesis of awareness and repression beyond which the individual is capable. Madness exists because we are "tuned in" to the World Spirit, but not yet mature enough to have reached the synthesis assumed by its agenda.

Thinking through "unreactivity" was like crawling out of one circle of hell, inspired by Tyler Durden's observation that people like me are cuckholded all the time.

3a - What Is Consciousness by Bill Harris - http://www.rsdnation.com/files/biff6.doc
3b - Decoding the Blueprint: Part VI by Drama - http://www.rsdnation.com/files/biff7.doc
3c - Eckhart Tolle Principles by Tyler - http://www.rsdnation.com/files/biff8.doc

Like Nietzsche, it was part of self-overcoming.
Like the Gnostics, it is psychological.
Like Jung, I'm not Freud.
I do think of it as a "philosopher's stone" in the Hermetic tradition.
Do you know who else drank the Juice? James Joyce. It's why Neil is clearly a crypto-Mason.



Do you know what this song is about?
The topics addressed in this paper on The Taming Of The Shrew: http://www.rsdnation.com/files/Shakespeare.doc

Who am I to wave my finger?
Do you know why that paper is relevant?  It demonstrates that, prior to knowing what pickup was about, I was "tuned in".

I want to read Ulysses and shoot the breeze with Neil on Masonry now.
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DMT: The Spirit Molecule, p. 209
"There was a hive ... It wasn't a bee but it seemed like one. It was showing me around the hive. It was extremeley friendly, and I felt a warm sensual energy radiating throughout the hive. I decided it must be a wonderful thing to live in a loving and sensual environment such as that. It said to me that this was where our future lay."

Social reality as the emanation of warm sensual energy, slightly sexual, a re-configuration of present norms and medicine could produce it.

When the time comes, I too can reveal something like this. For the most part, nobody should think that far ahead. The Talmud claims that "an afflicted generation will thou save." That's almost true by definition, which is the case with many of the Talmud's prophecies.

I can't wait for the next Tool album. It will say the right things to the right people at the right time.
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 It's an interesting phenomenon that very intelligent people choose to their own lives by using drugs.
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Mdng wrote:
 It's an interesting phenomenon that very intelligent people choose to their own lives by using drugs.

The socially conditioned narrative: makes thinking easy!
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Mdng wrote:
 It's an interesting phenomenon that very intelligent people choose to their own lives by using drugs.
You have no idea what you are talking about, you are brainwashed by our culture, a culture against (psychedelic) drugs, psychedelics are very extraordinary and can definitely change your life for the better. However OP is very vague here. This youtube video about psychedelics is nice though.
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Mdng wrote:
 It's an interesting phenomenon that very intelligent people choose to their own lives by using drugs.
Whereas alcohol, caffeine and modern pharmaceuticals politely massage your brain cells into effortless untold intelligence.
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This is also a very intresting and informative video about psychedelics for those who are interested.
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mental masturbation
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iznogold wrote:
mental masturbation
Elaborate
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ygbuhn wrote:

iznogold wrote:
mental masturbation
Elaborate
you can do this alone in a safe basement and wont improve you in any way. its just like masturbation.
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iznogold wrote:

ygbuhn wrote:

iznogold wrote:
mental masturbation
Elaborate
you can do this alone in a safe basement and wont improve you in any way. its just like masturbation.

Watch the first 8 minutes of the video atleast, he is talking about you at 8:37
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What is this
Years after taking mushrooms, read Wikipedia on alchemy.

The alchemists say there is a difference between the Philosopher's Stone and the Philosopher's Child.  Sometimes the two are the same.
The Philsopher's Child, related to the Stone, is sometimes represented with three fathers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filius_philosophorum

3a - What Is Consciousness by Bill Harris - http://www.rsdnation.com/files/biff6.doc
3b - Decoding the Blueprint: Part VI by Drama - http://www.rsdnation.com/files/biff7.doc
3c - Eckhart Tolle Principles by Tyler - http://www.rsdnation.com/files/biff8.doca

My first father is Bill Harris, speaking of consciousness.
My second father is Tyler Durden, speaking of unreactivity in social contexts.
The third father is Eckhart Tolle, speaking of stillness within.

This is as genuine as it gets.
It took me a while to accept myself.
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DMT: The Spirit Molecule, p. 209
"There was a hive ... It wasn't a bee but it seemed like one. It was showing me around the hive. It was extremeley friendly, and I felt a warm sensual energy radiating throughout the hive. I decided it must be a wonderful thing to live in a loving and sensual environment such as that. It said to me that this was where our future lay."

Social reality as the emanation of warm sensual energy, slightly sexual, a re-configuration of present norms and medicine could produce it.

When the time comes, I too can reveal something like this. For the most part, nobody should think that far ahead. The Talmud claims that "an afflicted generation will thou save." That's almost true by definition, which is the case with many of the Talmud's prophecies.

I can't wait for the next Tool album. It will say the right things to the right people at the right time.
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