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.

“Our own decision to view the universe as dead, as inanimate, as unintelligent, allowed us, permitted us to dissect it, use it, and deny its validity outside of human purpose. Now, the consequences of living like that is coming back to haunt us. You know, we have almost destroyed our home, we have almost cut the earth from beneath our own feet

So the archaic holds answers but it only holds answers if we are willing to think of the universe as a living intelligent entity in—with which we are in partnership, not set against, but that, in fact, we are a part of a morphogenetic intent and an unfolding reality that is larger than human understanding.

It’s an organism, yes, and the galaxy is a kind of an organism. The galaxy stays together because the galaxy wants to be a galaxy.”

~ Terence McKenna

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A Miracle Of Nature! Meet The Gorilla Who Keeps Declaring ‘I Am God!’ In Sign Language

Meet Chester. Chester is a beautiful Western lowland gorilla from Angola, currently on display at the Los Angeles Zoo. As if that didn’t already make him awesome enough, Chester has a special talent: He constantly uses American Sign Language to declare that he is God!

Researchers say that they had only taught Chester the sign language words for “hello” and “food” before the gorilla suddenly signed to them, “Enough. I am God. I am God. Worship me worship me worship me.” He’s been delighting visitors to the zoo with these adorable messages ever since!

Chester’s command of sign language is incredibly advanced for a gorilla. While even the most gifted members of his species tend to sign very rudimentary messages of one or two words—such as “give food” or “scared”—Chester has been able to use sign language to communicate comparatively complex sentences such as, “I am the Lord who made the sky,” “I make the light happen,” and “I will swallow the Devil alive.”

“Needless to say, when scientists found out that there was a gorilla using sign language to say complicated things like, ‘I am the One True Lord’ and ‘I came before the sun,’ the whole primatology community began to take notice,” says Dr. Madelyn Richardson, who leads a team of researchers currently studying Chester’s incredible language abilities. “The range of his communication skills is remarkable. Sometimes the gorilla will sign highly complex sentences like, ‘I built you all from the dust of Eden,’ and other times he’ll just point to the sky, and then to himself, and then to the sky again, and then back to himself. He’ll do that for hours.”

Dr. Richardson states she recognized Chester’s value to the scientific community immediately. “When a gorilla can say a complex sentence like, ‘I will drown you all in the floodwaters’ using perfect American Sign Language, that’s not something you ignore,” she says. “This is a significant breakthrough in the field of primatology. Chester is a truly amazing gorilla.”

She forgot to mention that he’s super cute, too!