We actually all create our own universe because we are all operating with our own private languages, which are only very crudely translatable into any other person’s language. There’s even a physical analogue to this, which will further reinforce this notion of alien nation.
It is that your picture of the world impinging on your eyes is made of photons. Photons are tiny wave packets, so closely circumscribed energetically that they can be thought of as particles. That means that every single photons which falls under the back of my eye is different from every single photon which falls under the back in anyone of your eyes. This means that I am using 100% a different perception of the world than anyone of you is, to get a picture of the world. And yet we are sitting here, with a naive assumption, that our pictures of the world differ only by our perspective within the space of the room.
—  Terence McKenna

suffuseetebullient  asked:

I feel that psychedelics allowed me to be more empathetic and kind of "see" the connection between everything. I wish more people would do research before having an opinion based on the bad connotation they may be associated it with. The government has led people to associate it with addictive opiates which are harmful. Psychedelics on the other hard are the opposite when taken under the right circumstances.

Indeed suffuseetebullient!

As McKenna said in 1987:

Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behavior and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.