Friday, May 4, 2012

What are your feelings on psychedelic drugs and do you think they hold any clues into figuring out the universe?   
I'm going to talk about Chakras because I think they form a good model for discussing different aspects of existence (as is the five element design of acupuncture / shiatsu).  But, I don’t believe that the energy level of a chakra can be measured, and I don't believe in paying some con-artists to balance them with a charm on necklace or colored crystals or any other nonsense like that.
According to medical intuitive and author, Caroline Myss, who described chakras in her work Anatomy of the Spirit (1996), "Every thought and experience you've ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases. Each event is recorded into your cells...", in effect your biography becomes your biology.[13
    ---> Maybe she means mitochondiral DNA

1 - Sahasrara - master chakra that controls all the other chakras.

2 - Ajna - Third eye, is the chakra of time, insight, and perception.

3 - Vishuddha - related to the communication, expression and growth.
4 - Anahata - controls our emotions by virtue of its relation to love, equilibrium, and well-being.
5 - Manipura - Related to the energy, assimilation and power. Character strength.
6 - Swadhisthana - related to emotion, sexuality and creativity.
7 - Muladhara - chakra of instinct, survival and security - fear.  
If there was any real energy associated with these seven filters for viewing existence, then I think the sum of the seven would always have to = 100%. 
I think that the use of psychedelics throws that balance out of whack so that the 2nd chakra gets too much of the pie, (premature omniscience) and the rest of the six suffer for it.  But, i've never met anyone who is perfectly balanced, and being reasonably out of whack is what makes us have an interesting personality. So, having a beefed up third eye is what my identity is all about.  
As far as clues - yes - psychadelics help us (well me at least) have a "higher" vantage point when considering my place (and the architecture of) the universe.  But, high vantage points and widened perspective comes at a price.  I'm as high as I want to go now - any more, and I'd be in the same existential pickle as Suzi Greenberg. 
In the great words of David St. Hubbins:
From Rob Reiner's " Spinal Tap" movie. A funny scene where the band ... " Too much facking perspective now" Quite possible one of the funniest lines in comedy ...
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