nick227 at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 09:18:45 EDT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: edward conn [mailto:wardconn at hotmail.com]
> Sent: 31 August 2005 10:44
> To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
> Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Boosters
> Its interesting how what I shared about my own personal
> experience has been
> conveniently ignored and in fact what you say I do i.e name
> calling etc. is
> exactly what you are doing here but in a snidey play ground sort
> of way. I
> call a spade a spade and if it was'nt for the industrial
> revolution we would
> be living in a barn yard feudal society were witches would be burned and
> women and men at that dying from plague by the age of 35.
> My explanation was, which againe gets ignored (conveniently) was to cause
> thought, thats a product of the industrial revolution's mind set, the
> ability to cognate. Think independently, children start to do it at about
> the age of six. Ibogaine when it works well has the ability to stimulate
> ares of the brain and as a result stimulate things like cognition, as a
> result people learn and 'see' them selves and their surroundings in a
> different way, and can learn to communicate that.
> A booster may well and I have used it as such months down the line and to
> good effect, but it is also not neccessarily the spirits that are
> doing it,
> are they also creating the famines then, and so man is help less, no free
> will only caught up in a voodoo world..mmph.
> Let me share with you something from Dr Don Beck a proponent of Spiral
> Dynamics and pioneer in moving social theory in places such as
> South Africa.
> He is talking about the 'green movement' and its negative sides,
> its desire
> to look at the world through fragmented and non integrated ways,
> a subject
> which Ken Wilber the transpersonal theorist is currently writing
> about. And
> in some way goes to explain the difficulties that the 'green' s have in
> dealing witht the world as it is..
> "you see, the whole idea of the 'mean green meme' is a rhetorical
> Ken and I asked: how do we uncap green? How do we keep it moving?
> Because so
> much of it has become a stagnant pond, in our view. So we said
> let's invent
> the mean geen meme. Let's shaame it a bit, lets hold up the
> mirror and show
> it what it s doing, with the hope that it will seperate the mean
> green meme
> form legitimate healthy green. Lets expose enough people to the duplicity
> and artificiality and self-serving nature of their own belief
> systems around
> political correctness to finally get the wword out there that there's
> something beyond that. Its a drastic measure, a rhetorical strategy to
> create a symbol that will hopefully give people an understanding
> that what
> they are doing is actually destroying the thing they want to accomplish."
> Taken from " What is Enlightenment" Magazine.
> And this is the danger of substances and techniques which move
> consciousness, there is the need for integration and progression.
> It is why
> traditionally in Western Africa that it is all done within a strict and
> evolved on going social group. Were preparation may in some cases
> go on for
> weeks or months and is engaged with through a system of genuine
> elders not
> self apportioned ones. Like wise with all traditional practices of
> 'enlightenment' or persoanl growth/individuation. None rely on chemical
> means alone, that is a western distortion puit forward by people
> who maybe
> run before they can walk, which can be exactly the effects of something
> which boosts mental and somatic experientials so drammatically.
> The negative
> attribute that can come out of that is a non developing sense of self as
> independent from a catalyst. Life should be the catalyst and in atruly
> wholistic model is. Why are practically all Buddhist techniques human
> techniques? Because we are so ingrained in human behavior, when
> you rely on
> something which is not human to create change you are looking at
> a rapidly
> untenable position, common sense should show us that.
> In the words of C.G. Jung "Every form of addiction is bad, no matter
> whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."
> I personally feel passing the message on to people seeking change
> that the
> world is somehow some imbalanced reprensible place in which we
> all suffer is
> not acceptable. You may cease someones addiction via chemical
> means but what
> equipment are you giving them to deal with the world on a
> realistic level,
> is that ethical? Freedom comes from mental liberation and allows
> people, us
> all to progress in to adulthood. Is that not what the traditional
> model is
> about, not this wishy washy magical thinking approach?
to add to a few threads at once -
- Ed, yes, imo, green politics is hopelessly dualistic. Gaia theory, for
example, neglects to appreciate that humans are simple thermodynamic
machines, same as everything else. The planet is NOT under threat. It is
possible that human life is, but che sera. The planet is only a product of
human consciousness anyway. People who subscribe to an "us and them" mindset
do so out of fear. This is true. Finding someone else to blame is just a
fear of taking full personal responsibility yourself. Quite a reasonable
fear in many ways. AND....All attempts to understand existence ultimately
collapse in paradox, something the con-men who write "what is enlightenment"
magazine probably neglect to point out.
- Caroline, I'm a brit! Well, anglo-iranian actually. I have a website
called ibogaine.co.uk. It doesn't get updated much, I'm afraid, and people
only really look at it for the page where it tells you where you can get
- Vector, why not just BE the messiah you know you wanna be? And stop going
on about it. You'll get a lot of women that way! They can't resist a good
- Randy, it was "what's so FUNNY about peace, love, and understanding."
Least I'm reasonably sure.
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