A smattering of otherwise sensible humans have dropped out and followed our hero and his kool aid to Berkeley, where they’ve holed up in a condemned house and have adopted a new style: 24/7 nudity. Meanwhile . . .
Rudolf Steiner was a scientist, philosopher, and spiritual thinker who created biodynamic farming, Waldorf schools, and a new form of medicine and developed Anthroposophy on principles of freedom, compassion, and the evolution of consciousness.
When a caterpillar becomes over-consumptive, “imaginal cells” cause all the other cells to undifferentiate toward the formation of a completely new being. Our culture is in an over-consumptive state. And amazingly, imaginal cells are forming.
My career as an interviewer, science writer, scientific researcher, and science fiction author has been inseparably linked with my thirty-three years of experimentation with psychedelic drugs and hallucinogenic plants.
I watched the incense smoke wander around the room like weightless leaves in the breeze. Then Fernando asked me to close my eyes. I had no idea that my "self" was about to shatter into a million pieces like broken glass.
After a very long initiation, I've come to the conclusion that initiation is overrated. The problem with any initiatic journey is initiation itself: Why, after all, is it necessary? Why are we never content in our own skin?