Psychedelic Shamanism – Full Edition, Scanned by ReBorn
Shamanism goes far beyond a primarily self-concerned transcendence of ordinary reality. It is transcendence for a broader purpose, the helping of humankind.
The enlightenment of shamanism is the ability to light up what others perceive as darkness, and thereby to see and to journey on behalf of humanity that is perilously close to losing its spiritual connectedness with all its relatives, the plants and animals of this good Earth.
We are tearing the earth to pieces, we are spewing out toxins — and the entire planet is reacting. Psychedelics are going to play a major role in helping people to become aware of what is really happening.
The draconian laws against psychedelic drugs, including the prohibition of legitimate research into their effects upon human consciousness, are ultimately based upon our culture’s fear of the new model of reality that they imply.
To put it bluntly, if we took the psychedelic paradigm seriously, we would be forced to change our lives completely.
It is hard to imagine anything more revolutionary, and hence (from the conventional point of view), more dangerous and worthy of repression. Drug-induced alterations of consciousness are labelled as deadly,
self-indulgent illusions in Western society, hence are seen as a challenge to the status quo and something to forbid for all eternity. The intemperate panic fueling our anti-drug legislation reveals an