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u/Jim_E_Hat · 11 pointsr/ConspiracyII

McKenna was quite a raconteur, but his theories are kind of out there. Interestingtly though, the cave paintings mentioned in the article also depict therianthropes and geometric patterns commonly seen by one under the influence of psychedelics. That's the most convincing argument I've seen for the idea that these substances led to spirituality and art. Graham Hancock wrote about that.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/Paleo

Graham Hancock talks a lot about some similar subject matter in some of his books. The ones I am thinking of
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind and Fingerprint of the Gods

>His quest takes him on a detective journey from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain, and Italy to rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa, where he finds extraordinary Stone Age art. He uncovers clues that lead him to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful hallucinogen Ayahuasca with shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves.

u/MLGmeMeR420- · 4 pointsr/Denmark

Jeg har lige fået en Kindle Paperwhite.
Havde ellers svoret jeg ikke skulle starte på en ny bog førend jeg færdiggør [den] (https://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Meetings-Ancient-Teachers-Mankind/dp/1932857842) jeg er i gang med. Den er faktisk rigtig spændende, men en stor bog, og jeg har sjældent tid at fordybe mig længere tid ad gangen.

Men jeg fik lagt en del bøger på readeren... Bourne trilogien, og Millenium trilogien, samt enkelte andre. Sidstnævnte på svensk, ovenikøbet.

Det er faktisk ret sjovt at læse på svensk. Jeg syntes selv det kunne være fedt at læse på original sprog, uden at noget går tabt i oversættelsen, men er egentlig overrasket over, hvor meget jeg skal koncentrere mig, og hvor mange ord jeg ikke kender den eksakte betydning af. Så det er en lærerig proces. Akkurat som det var at læse Irvine Welsh's bøger (Trainspotting, Porno, Skagboys).

u/flubio123 · 4 pointsr/psychedelicbookclub

[Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind by Graham Hancock] (http://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Meetings-Ancient-Teachers-Mankind/dp/1932857842) submitted by /u/Bamsix

u/brash · 3 pointsr/science

This was basically the thesis of Graham Hancock's book Supernatural

u/dirtranger · 3 pointsr/Glitch_in_the_Matrix

Research on DMT and on hallucinogens in shamanism has shown different users describe and draw the same entities. Graham Hancock collated some of that data. *typo

u/catherineirkalla · 3 pointsr/occult

A good place to start I think is reading Shamanic Voices by anthropoligist Joan Halifax. It isn't a how-to guide or anything, but gives intimate accounts of Shamanic practices throughout the world. It includes records of rituals performed by Maria Sabina that you may find especially interesting.

After that, I'd recommend Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by reliigious history professor Mircea Eliade. Its a bit thick but is very thorough in its treatment of Shamanic practices through the millennia and around the world, including descriptions of numerous techniques used for entering trance states, cosmologies, symbolism, initiations, and powers claimed by Shamans. This is an academic work, however and won't give you step by step instructions (if that is what you are looking for).

If you are looking for something a bit lighter, Supernatural by Graham Hancock is an interesting read. In it he looks at parallels between drug-induced experiences, Shamanism, fairies, and reports of extraterrestrials. If I had known that last part before I read it I probably would have skipped this book but he actually made some very interesting points that I think makes the book worth reading. Also, he relies heavily on Joan Halifax's book as a source and spends a decent amount of time discussing Maria Sabina and psilocybin usage.

The beginner how-to department is an area I'm less versed in but I've heard good things about this book and its companion. Personally I'd generally recommend getting oneself intimately familiar with current and past Shamanic practices through the academic works on the subject and then creating a personalized system - though commercial how-to guides can certainly provide some practical hints and inspiration.


u/mama146 · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

You might be interested in Graham Hancock take on this subject in Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind

u/faderskibet · 2 pointsr/Denmark

[Her] (https://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Meetings-Ancient-Teachers-Mankind/dp/1932857842). Jeg er bare en mongol til at sætte tid af til boglæsning, efter at have sat barn i verden, og jeg vil hellere spille gombuder når jeg "har fri".

u/evilf23 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

you ever read graham hancock's work? you might enjoy his book "supernatural". he has an interesting theory on this. Even if you think he is a crackpot it's still an interesting read.

http://amzn.com/1932857842

u/CodeSquad · 1 pointr/JoeRogan
u/Vaxthrul · 1 pointr/conspiracy

Even less, the amount of MAO is honestly pretty small, so the amount of MAOI (which is what you are attempting to get from the Syrian Rue seeds, I use them personally for mine) you need is equally small. You can reduce it down further after lemon juice brewing into a syrup or whatever, slides down like molasses. Learned that from my early years messing around with DXM (Don't do DXM kids, it's synthetic and creates big ol' lesions in your brain with extended use!) My problem with them was not getting all the other debris apart from the actual seed that you are trying to get to, which have traces of ergot if I recall correctly.

Harmaline is a mild hallucinogen as well. I experimented with it separate before engaging in Ayahausca. A mild amount boiled out as per Ayahausca preparation. Saw some pretty neat OEVs that laid over reality and persisted when I closed my eyes. Auditory hallucinations as well. Not worth the purge in my opinion though.

Don't forget! MAOIs are extremely hazardous, and you must change your diet before ingesting and after to avoid 'side effects' - typically including fermented foods and drinks, such as jalapenos and anchovies. Do your research before ingesting any substance you don't trust or are unsure of!

DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THESE SUBSTANCES:
You can combine the processed Syrian Rue with other related psychedelics to include Psilocybin shrooms (by extension MDMA) and LSD. This will potentate the effects by a large margin so I highly recommend a sitter even for an experienced user.

One personal anecdote was a handful of pins, approx. 1/8 oz and a small pinch, maybe 1/4 tsp. of the Syrian Rue substance.

I blasted off approx. 25~30 minutes in, felt like I was between being awake and dreaming as far as head-space was concerned, with extreme OEVs. When I finally came down, it was about 10 hrs later.

Again, I can't stress this hard enough - these substances are dangerous without proper research and preparation. Erowid.org was my best source (thikal and phikal by extension) when I was researching. I also recommend Graham Hancock's book Supernatural, it starts off with him describing the how's and why's and how it feels to take iboga. Insightful musings to think about while you're addled. Also I don't want you guys stampeding straight for the iboga, work your way up, and be safe!

u/molotavcocktail · 1 pointr/Ayahuasca

https://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Meetings-Ancient-Teachers-Mankind/dp/1932857842/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

He talks specifically about the serpent and how it is painted by indigenous tribes all over the world who have no contact w each other.
This is how I first heard of Ayahuasca

u/iPood · 1 pointr/Drugs

[This](http://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Meetings-Ancient-Teachers-Mankind/dp/1932857842/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251848163&sr=1-3 "I was having trouble just googling supernatural") (by Graham Hancock) is what you're talking about, right?

I'll try and find a copy.

u/Wood_Warden · 1 pointr/conspiracy

DMT: The Spirit Molecule :: describes how DMT spikes are released when we're born and die and the connections the author believes are made once we understand that the pineal gland is the seat of the spirit.

The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History by Terence McKenna :: Discusses origins of mankind and the probable development of higher-consciousness through psilocybin and other entheogens. Also discusses beings in realms that closely resemble the same realms discussed in the book My Big T.O.E. below.

Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind by Graham Hancock :: Discusses how, through different culture's entheogens (natural cultural psychedelics), one can see/visit/communicate with other beings co-evolving with us through history. Just like humans are evolving in this plane, this author believes that the stories of Elves or Fairies are the same beings that have now become Greys/Aliens in today's mythos. He discusses his journeys and experiences as well as other's first-hand accounts on certain entheogens and the patterns seen.

Not In His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief by John Lamb Lash :: discusses how the current Judea-Christian god is a counterfeit-mimic deity (villain of the galaxy basically) and how we're trapped in a false-copy (matrix) of a more perfect realm. Goes through the Gnostic mythos that shows and explains how they came to write/believe such concepts.

My Big T.O.E./Theory Of Everything by Thomas Campbell :: doesn't use psychedelics to achieve other states of consciousness but uses transcendental meditation and science to map non-physical matter realities. The author is one of the early students from the Monroe Institute (of Out-of-Body experience fame).

u/archonemis · -3 pointsr/fullmoviesonyoutube

Motion picture uses visuals.

A skilled artist can use symbolism and metaphor.

Gaspar Noe has all the subtlety and nuance of Bill Clinton in a brothel.

You seem to be suggesting that film simply an't convey idas. I disagree. A film cannot get into your head the way a book can, but you can layer, reinforce and imply concepts in such a way that a audience can understand something that is not purely visual. A couple exaples that come immediately to mind are: Vertigo [1958], Ikiru [1952], 2001: Space Odyssey [1968], Metropolis [1927] and, for those who wish for something a bit more modern and 'accessible', Mean Girls [2004].

A good example of a DMT flash in the visual medium?

http://youtu.be/EElaqhquY00

I get the impression that you haven't spent a lot of time on the subject. You seem to have something of a passing fancy on this. I would say that you get out of these things what you put in. By everything you've said so far you are clearly not someone who has invested much time into the subject.

Spend some time on it and maybe do some Ayahuasca.

http://youtu.be/t6p9tC4_oME

http://youtu.be/l9nFs2PeWw0

http://www.amazon.com/Food-Gods-Original-Knowledge-Evolution/dp/0553371304

http://www.amazon.com/DMT-Molecule-Revolutionary-Near-Death-Experiences/dp/0892819278

http://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Meetings-Ancient-Teachers-Mankind/dp/1932857842/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373246015&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Inner-Paths-Outer-Space-Psychedelics/dp/159477224X

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayahuasca