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Ray,

When it comes to whatever substances may elevate one spiritually, I look for post facto evidence of spiritual behavior. Has the person promoting said substance demonstrated qualities that I would equate with higher spiritual living?

I'm not seeing that this month with Daniel, as he seems to have no qualms about dropping discussions whenever he so chooses. Normally, I would look past such behavior, but when one is an Author of the Month here, and one who seems to be promoting a substance for "spiritual" purposes such behavior is concerning, especially since younger people will look to 50-something Daniel as a role model.

This, coming from one who writes, "What we require now is more like a metamorphosis, where we consciously transform our existing infrastructure from within and without, utilising archaic techniques and postmodern technologies to bring about a polar reversal of values and behaviour."

Are we to surmise that the "metamorphosis" and "polar reversal" involves dispensing with basic communication then? This kind of top-down talk doesn't work whenever one insists on ignoring the basics of ground-up growth.

I'm not so sure about the necessity of conflating ayahuasca with neo-environmentalism either and, as he said at the front end, "2012". These are all separate issues and while, perhaps, aya may bring people closer to the ecological concerns of the present day, this is hardly a feeling that it unique to such a substance. The whole world is waking up to that sobering truth. There's your top-down consciousness elevation: [www.bbc.com]

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20-Sep-19 17:43 by Poster Boy.

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Ayahuasca as a global phenomenon 1973 DanielPinchbeck 06-Sep-19 21:25
Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 275 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 01:05
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 256 DanielPinchbeck 07-Sep-19 02:01
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 252 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 04:29
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 241 PB Bytes 07-Sep-19 15:04
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 244 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 15:52
A theory 239 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 17:05
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 239 DanielPinchbeck 08-Sep-19 00:18
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 233 PB Bytes 08-Sep-19 16:03
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 261 DanielPinchbeck 08-Sep-19 16:44
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 233 drrayeye 09-Sep-19 11:25
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 230 DanielPinchbeck 09-Sep-19 11:34
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 238 drrayeye 09-Sep-19 16:07
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 225 DanielPinchbeck 16-Sep-19 12:23
Re: Baba Fats vs. Gimmesome Roy 246 DanielPinchbeck 07-Sep-19 17:21
Please refer to the Silverstein narrative 253 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 18:07
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrtive 247 Naveen 07-Sep-19 21:07
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrative 253 drrayeye 08-Sep-19 00:40
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrative 229 PB Bytes 09-Sep-19 17:54
The fast way 232 drrayeye 09-Sep-19 20:28
Re: The fast way 232 PB Bytes 09-Sep-19 21:36
Re: The fast way 251 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 05:35
Re: The fast way 211 PB Bytes 10-Sep-19 14:13
The "common sense way" 216 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 15:10
Re: The "common sense way" 218 PB Bytes 10-Sep-19 15:23
Re: The "common sense way" 209 greengirl5 10-Sep-19 23:02
Re: The "common sense way" 220 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 23:26
Re: The "common sense way" 213 greengirl5 11-Sep-19 04:07
Re: The "common sense way" 206 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 09:08
Re: The fast way 232 DanielPinchbeck 10-Sep-19 12:39
Re: The fast way 241 PB Bytes 10-Sep-19 17:11
spiritual--or recreational? 216 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 19:42
Re: spiritual--or recreational? 229 PB Bytes 10-Sep-19 20:17
a scientific skeptic--not a debunker 220 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 04:13
Re: a scientific skeptic--not a debunker 206 PB Bytes 11-Sep-19 04:22
Re: a scientific skeptic--not a debunker 207 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 06:02
Van Gogh No Nothing 217 Barbelo 11-Sep-19 11:05
My main point 214 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 13:38
protocol + theology 207 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 19:37
Re: protocol + theology 218 DanielPinchbeck 10-Sep-19 21:39
Great! 207 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 22:54
Re: The fast way 199 greengirl5 10-Sep-19 23:06
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrative 210 Naveen 10-Sep-19 20:47
Thanks 214 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 22:51
Re: Thanks 210 Naveen 11-Sep-19 21:21
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrtive 225 PB Bytes 09-Sep-19 17:55
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrtive 216 Naveen 10-Sep-19 20:49
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrtive 218 PB Bytes 10-Sep-19 21:38
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrtive 200 Naveen 11-Sep-19 21:14
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrtive 245 PB Bytes 11-Sep-19 22:18
Changes? 212 Naveen 15-Sep-19 21:43
Re: Changes? 219 PB Bytes 16-Sep-19 23:02
Re: Changes? 205 Naveen 18-Sep-19 15:47
Re: Changes? 211 PB Bytes 18-Sep-19 20:15
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrtive 273 jazzmumbles 07-Sep-19 23:32
Re: Please refer to the Silverstein narrative 264 drrayeye 08-Sep-19 00:53
Revised impressions 201 drrayeye 20-Sep-19 00:46
Not impressed 211 PB Bytes 20-Sep-19 17:22
WOW 205 drrayeye 21-Sep-19 03:01
Re: Revised impressions 220 jazzmumbles 21-Sep-19 04:26
Re: Revised impressions 233 drrayeye 21-Sep-19 05:31
Re: Revised impressions 209 jazzmumbles 30-Sep-19 00:19
Rick Strassman 341 drrayeye 30-Sep-19 06:38


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