“When Moughenda told me that iboga assists in spiritual awakening and brings someone to meet their own soul, I immediately replied, ‘Oh, you mean it can bring you to the beginning of Creation.’ He responded with a resounding, ‘Yes, exactly!’”
The first two rules of science are: the truth at any price and look at things as if you've never seen them before. Your mission: finding the questions that will produce the next big perception shift, that will allow others to radically
reperceive. So how does God get into the picture?
I had come to the High Desert Carnival Realm with a magical agenda: to
ritualize the experience by associating the Incendiary Person with
aspects of myself that I wanted to transform, aspects I linked to
Thanatos, the death drive, so that the burning would parallel my intention to transcend.
Jack Kerouac called from a phone booth while his friends Allen
Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky anxiously paced outside. "Hello, I'd like to meet with Dr. Suzuki . . . Right
NOW!" The scholar's secretary told him to be there in a half hour. Elated, the
three friends skipped down First Avenue to hail a cab.
These personal accounts capture life at Zuccotti Park, as experienced by a young Civil Rights attorney and mother who arrived at the Occupy Wall Street protests a skeptic, but who was quickly pulled in by the excitement of witnessing a new movement being birthed.