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  • This whole business of the 20th century is having the psychedelic experience as its centrepiece, as a cultural icon.

It begins as far back as impressionism, which deconstructs the realistic image of the romantics, and then you get Freud's discovery of the unconscious.

He points out that we aren't Victorians, but rather dark thoughts split behind our eyelids, that we're obsessed with sexuality, with fecal matter, you know the list.

Following Freud comes Jung, who carries it a step further, introduces the notion of a race mind, collective consciousness, archetypes.

Simultaneously, the quantum physicists are announcing that the orderly billiard ball world of the atom has to be replaced with wave mechanical functions of excruciating complexity.

All of these cultural phenomena can be placed under the umbrella of what I call an "archaic revival." The necessary element, the sine qua non, is the psychedelic experience, because it's not an ideology, it's not something that you get from Baba if you clean up around the ashram for a few years, it doesn't come to you from some beady-eyed roshi or guru.

It's a direct relationship between you and the plant, between you and nature, and when you open yourself up to this you discover that it's the secret that was lost. How they keep the lid on this I really haven't the faintest idea.

This is the biggest news around. If flying saucers landed on the front lawn of the White House, it'd be less interesting than a DMT trip.

The media conveys it to us, and most of us imagine this's how the news of transformation will arrive. I don't think so.

It's not going to come over the TV, it's going to come up out of the earth, into your heart and up to your brain.

This is where the empowerment comes from. Until we begin to decondition ourselves from the images we're obtaining from the dominator culture, we'll always be kept in a state of infantile delusion.

We're not playing with a full deck unless we integrate into our psychology the presence of the psychedelic experience.

Is it terrifying? You bet it's terrifying. Will it change your life forever? You bet, you'll never be the same.
  • This whole business of the 20th century is having the psychedelic experience as its centrepiece, as a cultural icon.

    It begins as far back as impressionism, which deconstructs the realistic image of the romantics, and then you get Freud's discovery of the unconscious.

    He points out that we aren't Victorians, but rather dark thoughts split behind our eyelids, that we're obsessed with sexuality, with fecal matter, you know the list.

    Following Freud comes Jung, who carries it a step further, introduces the notion of a race mind, collective consciousness, archetypes.

    Simultaneously, the quantum physicists are announcing that the orderly billiard ball world of the atom has to be replaced with wave mechanical functions of excruciating complexity.

    All of these cultural phenomena can be placed under the umbrella of what I call an "archaic revival." The necessary element, the sine qua non, is the psychedelic experience, because it's not an ideology, it's not something that you get from Baba if you clean up around the ashram for a few years, it doesn't come to you from some beady-eyed roshi or guru.

    It's a direct relationship between you and the plant, between you and nature, and when you open yourself up to this you discover that it's the secret that was lost. How they keep the lid on this I really haven't the faintest idea.

    This is the biggest news around. If flying saucers landed on the front lawn of the White House, it'd be less interesting than a DMT trip.

    The media conveys it to us, and most of us imagine this's how the news of transformation will arrive. I don't think so.

    It's not going to come over the TV, it's going to come up out of the earth, into your heart and up to your brain.

    This is where the empowerment comes from. Until we begin to decondition ourselves from the images we're obtaining from the dominator culture, we'll always be kept in a state of infantile delusion.

    We're not playing with a full deck unless we integrate into our psychology the presence of the psychedelic experience.

    Is it terrifying? You bet it's terrifying. Will it change your life forever? You bet, you'll never be the same.
  • 42 1 23 hours ago
  • Community Meeting & Holiday Potluck with Erik Davis: “Keeping it Weird” Psychedelic Culture in the 70s & Today! 👽✌️
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🎟 Tickets: LINK IN PROFILE!
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What can we learn from the past and apply to the present? How can we avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and focus on new solutions? 🦄
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Wrap up this epic year of 2019 with San Francisco Psychedelic Society and Erik Davis @psychedelic_sangha. We will begin the evening with a holiday potluck followed by a talk with San Francisco award-winning journalist & psychonaut: Erik Davis. 🐉
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💰 $10-20 donation. $30 supporter tickets. Limited scholarship tickets available please contact for details.
📆Date: Thur Dec 19th Doors open: 5:30PM
📍Location: The Haven 3007 Telegraph Ave in Oakland
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In his widely-praised recent book: High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. Erik Davis explores the strange trips and texts associated with Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson, Philip K. Dick, and other #psychonauts of the 1970s. Weirdness is revealed as an intrinsic dimension of psychedelic experience and culture. 🤖
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Erik will lead a breakout session including a Q & A period to reflect and dive deep into the thought provoking material in the talk. We will also have breakout groups with topics like #psychedelics 101 for newcomers. 🌈
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We will have a raffle donated by: Care by Design @carebydesign, Real Mushrooms @real_mushrooms, The Chaga Company @thechagaco, and a copy of Erik Davis’s new book: High Weirdness. 🍄
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🥑🥦❄️🥙🥗❄️🍋🍏
Winter festivities are upon us! SFPS will be opening the doors earlier than usual to bring together our community for a zero-waste holiday #potluck. Bring a #vegetarian dish to share w/ the community, along with a bowl, cup and fork/spoon. Let’s limit the amount of waste we create.
🥑🥦❄️🥙🥗❄️🍋🍏
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Art: Jen Stark @JenStark jenstark.com
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#erikdavis
#highweirdness
#thehavenoakland
#psychedelicsocietysf
#psychedelicsociety
#communitymeetingseries
#TerenceMcKenna
#PhilipKDick
#bayareapsychedelics
#psychedelicevents
#JenStark 
#potluck 
#zerowaste
  • Community Meeting & Holiday Potluck with Erik Davis: “Keeping it Weird” Psychedelic Culture in the 70s & Today! 👽✌️

    🎟 Tickets: LINK IN PROFILE!

    What can we learn from the past and apply to the present? How can we avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and focus on new solutions? 🦄

    Wrap up this epic year of 2019 with San Francisco Psychedelic Society and Erik Davis @psychedelic_sangha. We will begin the evening with a holiday potluck followed by a talk with San Francisco award-winning journalist & psychonaut: Erik Davis. 🐉

    💰 $10-20 donation. $30 supporter tickets. Limited scholarship tickets available please contact for details.
    📆Date: Thur Dec 19th Doors open: 5:30PM
    📍Location: The Haven 3007 Telegraph Ave in Oakland

    In his widely-praised recent book: High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. Erik Davis explores the strange trips and texts associated with Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson, Philip K. Dick, and other #psychonauts of the 1970s. Weirdness is revealed as an intrinsic dimension of psychedelic experience and culture. 🤖

    Erik will lead a breakout session including a Q & A period to reflect and dive deep into the thought provoking material in the talk. We will also have breakout groups with topics like #psychedelics 101 for newcomers. 🌈

    We will have a raffle donated by: Care by Design @carebydesign, Real Mushrooms @real_mushrooms, The Chaga Company @thechagaco, and a copy of Erik Davis’s new book: High Weirdness. 🍄

    🥑🥦❄️🥙🥗❄️🍋🍏
    Winter festivities are upon us! SFPS will be opening the doors earlier than usual to bring together our community for a zero-waste holiday #potluck . Bring a #vegetarian dish to share w/ the community, along with a bowl, cup and fork/spoon. Let’s limit the amount of waste we create.
    🥑🥦❄️🥙🥗❄️🍋🍏

    Art: Jen Stark @JenStark jenstark.com

    #erikdavis
    #highweirdness
    #thehavenoakland
    #psychedelicsocietysf
    #psychedelicsociety
    #communitymeetingseries
    #TerenceMcKenna
    #PhilipKDick
    #bayareapsychedelics
    #psychedelicevents
    #JenStark
    #potluck
    #zerowaste
  • 54 1 5 December, 2019
  • I have drawn each Whispering Rock camper this summer :) this took me a lot of Time ^^
#psychonauts @doublefine
  • I have drawn each Whispering Rock camper this summer :) this took me a lot of Time ^^
    #psychonauts @doublefine
  • 15 0 4 December, 2019
  • **RESPONSIBLE EVOLUTION** Take responsibility for your own awakening.

Take responsibility for your own healing.

Take responsibility for your own evolution.

It’s not the Universe, your guides, ancestors, plant spirits, angels, or karma from past lives that have brought you here.

These unseen forces may have assisted, sure.

But your awakening is YOURS.

You chose this.

You keep choosing this.

Not some choice your soul made on the other side of the veil before you came into human form... Now.

Here.

This present moment.

The choice is yours, always.

And you choose this, again and again and again. 
Day after day.

Moment after moment.

Through the highs and the lows, the beauty and the mess, you choose to stay awake and not go back to sleep.

Receiving the full gifts of your awakening will require you to claim the power of the personal choices you’ve made throughout this process.

If you’ve found yourself at a threshold where your old paradigm of being guided by an outside force is no longer working, it’s time to take responsibility for your own evolution.

As always, the choice is yours. 🔥 🎨 by @merakilabbe
  • **RESPONSIBLE EVOLUTION** Take responsibility for your own awakening.

    Take responsibility for your own healing.

    Take responsibility for your own evolution.

    It’s not the Universe, your guides, ancestors, plant spirits, angels, or karma from past lives that have brought you here.

    These unseen forces may have assisted, sure.

    But your awakening is YOURS.

    You chose this.

    You keep choosing this.

    Not some choice your soul made on the other side of the veil before you came into human form... Now.

    Here.

    This present moment.

    The choice is yours, always.

    And you choose this, again and again and again.
    Day after day.

    Moment after moment.

    Through the highs and the lows, the beauty and the mess, you choose to stay awake and not go back to sleep.

    Receiving the full gifts of your awakening will require you to claim the power of the personal choices you’ve made throughout this process.

    If you’ve found yourself at a threshold where your old paradigm of being guided by an outside force is no longer working, it’s time to take responsibility for your own evolution.

    As always, the choice is yours. 🔥 🎨 by @merakilabbe
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  • People tend to complain there's no adventure left in the world, that it's devoid of challenge. I say to you "5 grams in silent darkness" and you'll feel that Magellan should take a back seat.

Once you encounter psychedelics you have found the answer. Now the name of the game changes.

No longer the ever-eager ingenue hanging on the guru's latest iron whim. Now you have to face the answer.

It's not a matter of blithely seeking, it's a matter of screwing your courage to the sticking point, because the tool has been placed into your hand that will work, that'll deliver the goods.

How then, faced with a mounting panoply of facts, studies and statements that point to imminent collapse of our ecosystem, our atmosphere and our social support system, how can we change our minds?

If hortatory preaching could do it, then the Sermon on the Mount would've been the turning point.

If horrifying displays of military stupidity could've done it, then Hiroshima would've been the turning point.

We have to pharmacologically intervene. This is not a test. It's not a game. We don't have 500 years or even 100 years, we must awaken, and quick, or evolution and planetary dynamics will write "finis" to our fragile effort to build a transcendent vehicle that'd move us away from the mute present of the animal mind and into the realm of spirit, poetry, art, love and transcendence.

The only thing that I'm aware of that can work quickly enough to make this change are psychedelic substances.

They're the only things I've ever seen turn somebody 100% around in the space of 5 hours.

Our problem arises out of our pathological commitment to ego, and ego is what is put at risk by psychedelics.

The psychedelic experience is far more than instant psychotherapy or instant regression to infantile traumatic situations, far more than simply a kind of superaphrodisiac, far more than simply an aid in formulating ideas or coming up with artistic concepts.

What the psychedelic experience really is, is opening the doorway into a lost continent of the human mind, a continent that we've almost lost all connection to, and the nature of this lost world of the human mind is that it's a Gaian entelechy.
  • People tend to complain there's no adventure left in the world, that it's devoid of challenge. I say to you "5 grams in silent darkness" and you'll feel that Magellan should take a back seat.

    Once you encounter psychedelics you have found the answer. Now the name of the game changes.

    No longer the ever-eager ingenue hanging on the guru's latest iron whim. Now you have to face the answer.

    It's not a matter of blithely seeking, it's a matter of screwing your courage to the sticking point, because the tool has been placed into your hand that will work, that'll deliver the goods.

    How then, faced with a mounting panoply of facts, studies and statements that point to imminent collapse of our ecosystem, our atmosphere and our social support system, how can we change our minds?

    If hortatory preaching could do it, then the Sermon on the Mount would've been the turning point.

    If horrifying displays of military stupidity could've done it, then Hiroshima would've been the turning point.

    We have to pharmacologically intervene. This is not a test. It's not a game. We don't have 500 years or even 100 years, we must awaken, and quick, or evolution and planetary dynamics will write "finis" to our fragile effort to build a transcendent vehicle that'd move us away from the mute present of the animal mind and into the realm of spirit, poetry, art, love and transcendence.

    The only thing that I'm aware of that can work quickly enough to make this change are psychedelic substances.

    They're the only things I've ever seen turn somebody 100% around in the space of 5 hours.

    Our problem arises out of our pathological commitment to ego, and ego is what is put at risk by psychedelics.

    The psychedelic experience is far more than instant psychotherapy or instant regression to infantile traumatic situations, far more than simply a kind of superaphrodisiac, far more than simply an aid in formulating ideas or coming up with artistic concepts.

    What the psychedelic experience really is, is opening the doorway into a lost continent of the human mind, a continent that we've almost lost all connection to, and the nature of this lost world of the human mind is that it's a Gaian entelechy.
  • 46 7 4 December, 2019
  • .:·.:·. Drip Drip ~ Potion Sip .:·.:·.
🌈 "The only difference between an Antidote and a Poison is the Dose" for all my fellow #psychonauts trying to get the potions just riiight 🌈 #thirdeyehi
  • .:·.:·. Drip Drip ~ Potion Sip .:·.:·.
    🌈 "The only difference between an Antidote and a Poison is the Dose" for all my fellow #psychonauts trying to get the potions just riiight 🌈 #thirdeyehi
  • 25 0 4 December, 2019
  • 〰️ we’re an open concept kinda place for open minded kinda people ➰ via :: @thewwclub 〰️
  • 〰️ we’re an open concept kinda place for open minded kinda people ➰ via :: @thewwclub 〰️
  • 26 1 4 December, 2019
  • 〰️ don’t know what we’re up to ? ➰we don’t either 💡follow along with us as we find out 〰️
  • 〰️ don’t know what we’re up to ? ➰we don’t either 💡follow along with us as we find out 〰️
  • 27 1 3 December, 2019
  • 〰️ good things take time ➰ we can not wait to share the fruits of our labour 🌿 are you hungry ? 〰️
  • 〰️ good things take time ➰ we can not wait to share the fruits of our labour 🌿 are you hungry ? 〰️
  • 61 3 2 December, 2019