I wasted absolutely no time diving into the Mystery of Burning Man upon my return Home.
I came to lying face down, unable to move. The lift appeared to be rising slowly, and the door automatically opened. People were gathered outside (I later found out that the crash had been heard all over the building), and I was carried out to an ambulance and taken to a hospital. My life from that moment on was never the same.
Through many years of yoga practice, I had developed an easy talent for accessing unusual
realms of consciousness. Yet I was aware that another set of tools existed for such attainment. Could eating hashish enable me to — as the song by the Doors put it — break on through
to the other side?
This article details the various
herbs, recipes and potions available to those seeking to modify their
reality. I will skip the standard drugs such as pot, coke, LSD, etc. not
because they don't belong here but because volumes have already been
written on those subjects. We will focus instead on drugs of a more
subtle variety, but also perhaps less familiar.
Now that it is politically incorrect
for age to be a number, apparently my age is based on how I feel. But how I feel
is always changing. So let's take off the beer goggles of
you-create-your-own-reality, New Age wish-fulfillment thinking. You are
as old as you are and what people
really mean by aging is something far more serious and
tragic than age.