The world of Eclectic Medicine and of Emerson reinventing Thomas Taylor to inspire Americans had come to an end, although it would see rebirths in places like the Philosophical Research Society and movements like the New Age of the 1980s.
Call me a hippie, but I've always had a vision of a better world. Of
people living in love peace and unity. And I believe that change begins
in ourselves, in our hearts. When I discovered raw foods, I knew I had
found a way to facilitate that change both in my own personal life, and
to influence others to make that change. It's this vision that propels
There is no difference between
the psychological and the physical body; thoughts and feelings are a real,
measurable force. We can use them to
design our reality rather than just react to it.
Terence McKenna's musings on DMT,
with its machine elves and aliens, continue to influence explorers of altered
states of consciousness. Yet, are his wild accounts ground-breaking,
reality-shattering explorations? Or
are they fantasy projections of his own ego, quite literally gambling
with his life?
good times were behind us and we did it to ourselves: no one was to blame. Even
if culprits to this chaos could be identified, they were dead. The bullets and
bunkers and bank holdings did not save them for long. These previous symbols of
wealth proved totally worthless and non-negotiable for the one thing they
couldn't buy from the hard-working, country-dwelling, "pagans": food.
So there I am sitting in the dark, exposed to the naked raw emotion of true love as Maria sings to me, and when she is finished there's a pregnant pause like she's waiting for me to speak. For a second my tourist reflexes kick in and I think she wants something, dinero, that I've been drawn back to the level of buy and sell. But she doesn't ask for money. That's not what the mother does.