Perhaps the reason some of us are feeling a sense of loss and longing is that we are, as Black Elk informs us, living in the shadow world. Our reality on this side may only be the fleeting ghosts of a place that is more real somewhere else.
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.
The Third Mind project, developed by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs, was aimed at the radical opening of consciousness — not only cutting up the Word, but pursuing
the Tibetan practise of CHÖD — the extreme cutting up of self, identity and
"true memory," and the immolation of "immutable" belief systems.
America since its inception has rarely embraced true myths of self-sacrifice, and so it is hardly surprising that the Thor posters proclaim: "Courage is Immortal." It is the commando's slogan. Where in America is there a child who might learn that both Odin and Thor achieved their Archangelic and Angelic destinies by acts of self-sacrificing renunciation rather than self-aggrandizing physical violence against imaginary enemies?
An Interdimensional Traveler must have a moral purpose, and must be aware of all the shrinking rays
that press upon us. The price of freedom for the Traveler is
eternal vigilance about the sticky enchantments that would like to bind us to
the Babylon Matrix and turn us into hordes of automatons
and hungry ghosts.
For Westerners visiting Peru, the first ceremony in which Earth and Mountain spirits manifest can be filled with questions. That's no surprise, for the Q'ero are asking us to take the idea of interconnectedness one step further: If you want to know that a mountain is alive, just ask it.
[Must Not Sleep] • "It was like Mardi Gras on the streets, everyone giddy
with the sudden release from winter's grip. After days of fasting we floated through
the city, drifting without destination. Luminous beings, the light streaming
from our eyes, we drew riveting stares from passers-by." Episode 5 of the novel Must Not Sleep, a transformative ride through shamanic space.