Holy Plants, Religion, Spirituality
October 15, 2008 11:21am CST
Ever since the beginning of time, people have used special plants to alter their perception, and access worlds unaccessible otherwise. By special plants I mean Psychedelics. aka Hallucinogens, or Entheogens. - Be it the Psylocibin mushrooms used in South America, or the powerful Ayahuasca potion in the Amazonian jungle, the Peyote cactus used since times immemorial by the North American indians, or the Amanita Muscaria widely used in Europe, that got people burned as heretics or withces, Egyptian Oracles with their magic Lotus petals, and shamans all over the world with countless other plants have kept coming back again and again to these practices that helped them access the states they needed to go where they needed to go. - I feel that such practices couldn't have lasted for thousands of years and be present throughout the world, reaching such depths and complexity, if there were no basis or actual benefit from them. - Personally, I've had the luck and blessing of trying Salvia Divinorum, one of these plants, and I can say 100% that trips on it have been by far the most spiritually changing experiences in my life. - Time and time again, with every dose I have seen my brain being pulled like a magnet to visons of the skies, how the thoughs we all have affect us on this planet, and the worlds above, how my brain or the brain of others is fit or not to receive one blessing or another, how energy moves through the body, and many other issues. - My voice is naturally cut to 100% silence, and my tendency is to stop all activity and fall in meditation, in contemplation of the truth that is brough from the higher worlds, and like in a dream, I am actually transported and able to SEE, actually see HOW we are all one energy, HOW we all have spiritual sides that are ours, but 100% invisible to the eyes of the flesh, how small the box is, in which most people live their lives, and how many things there are to me, beyond the body and the usual mind I was familiar with. After the first trips I knew that EVERYONE who has never tested this, whether they are 20 or 100 years old, have NEVER experienced a HUGE part of what it means to be human. Leaving aside the fact that the messages are brought in the shape of incredible works of art, like paintings that spread on fields as far as the eyes can see, warmth and shining that feel like being embraced by the Sun itself in loving rays, glimpses of Paradise that are as real as dreams, leaving aside the relaxing and extremely calming effect on the body, what I came back with is Knowledge that does not need leaps of faith to believe, Faith based on seeing with my own inner Eyes, and looking at who I was last year for example, before all this, in terms of spirituality, there is NO comparison. From this side, having tested, seen and experienced, my oppinion is that ALL of this is largely closed and unaccesible to people in normal waking states, ALL their life. My belief is that monks, yogis and holy men that dedicate 10, 20, 30+ years of daily practice, to fasting, prayer, meditation, breathing and ways of the spirit, yes they do have access to the things I describe here, but ALL the rest, the urban dwellers, the civilians, do not. EVER. I did not, nor would I have, in this lifetime, reached anything like this, without this plant. And I'm only beginning. Now I'd like to bring to your attention that people HAVE been changed and converted, from drug addicts to great members of society, and in one case, via LSD, from a tormented Vietnam veteran with Alcohol problems, to Christian Minister, after (in his words) God came to him, and said NO MORE. Two Nobel prize winners, in the field of DNA research, the study of life, have attributed at least part of their great discoveries to visions received during trips on LSD. I am talking about Francis Crick who discovered the double-helix structure, and Kary Mullis. Nobel prizes in Chemistry, 1962 and 1993. These being some facts, and many more available for whoever wants to find them, I ask you: if you are interested in religion. In spirit. In all the things that are above us, greater than us, and far beyond this flesh we live in, do you think you'd gain from these Holy Plants and substances, or do you prefer taking the word of the scriptures/holy texts, that say Stay away, it is Forbidden ? Peace :)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I believe plants that help one to open the channel that connects spirit and matter are highly beneficial and are here for a reason! I do not care what man-made laws are in place to try to deter me from learning the truth about who I really am, or to try and control others because of their own fear-based thinking, whatever, I will always follow my heart, and will ignore any fearful exhortations to do otherwise. For some reason, writing about this has reminded me of my favorite poem that was ever writ down in words. Sorry, but I am compelled to copy a verse here (it is by Robin Williamson): take me into your heart my shower of rain my laughter one is a number love is numberless we are unplaceable not found in where but behind why the sunset of all yesterdays fictions tomb roaming and rambling in memory thought and fancy sleeping and waking in a thousand island universes tiptoeing in flesh along times inches and by herbaceous borders down snakes and up ladders cradled in unlikely hostels unimportant wombs we meet in orchestral silences flashing here knowing that in truth we have not moved.
• United States
16 May 10
Well, I just ordered over 200 bucks worth of product from a salvia shop - including a plant and a book - but I have read some pretty frightening stuff about it online, and would like to talk to somebody with first hand, extensive experience with it... and that would be you. Unfortunately, I went on a rampage and deleted everybody from my mylot friends list and also everybody on my hotmail contact list with whom I had not exchanged email with in a long time. Now I have no way to contact you other than this, and I do not believe this format is appropriate for this conversation. Hahahaha.... yeah, I have always wanted to run away and join a circus!