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Artigos etiquetados “psilobicina

In Case

Publicado em 08/08/2022

The importance of interconnectedness is reflected in the brain itself. In a creatively engaged mind there are higher levels of cortical activity… that is, more ideas generating heat both during moments of “inspiration” and in general. This is because patterns become more widely distributed and thus more connected and interactive. Inhibition also goes down, which means the voice in your mind that loves to shout the Physics of No speaks less often and less loudly. In case you were wondering some psychedelic drugs like those found in “magic mushrooms” have a similar effect on the brain.

—Beau Lotto, Deviate, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018

Needless

Publicado em 04/06/2022

Even in the case of minerals, modern physics (forget psychedelics) gives us reason to wonder if perhaps some form of consciousness might not figure in the construction of reality. Quantum mechanics holds that matter may not be as innocent of mind as the materialist would have us believe. For example, a subatomic particle can exist simultaneously in multiple locations, is pure possibility, until it is measured — that is, perceived by a mind. Only then and not a moment sooner does it drop into reality as we know it: acquire fixed coordinates in time and space. The implication here is that the matter might not exist as such in the absence of a perceiving subject. Needless to say, this raises some tricky questions for a materialistic understanding of consciousness. The ground underfoot may be much less solid than we think.

—Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind, Allen Lane, 2018

Don’t Come From Nowhere

Publicado em 03/06/2022

It is all to easy to dismiss what unfolds in our minds during a psychedelic journey as simply a “drug experience,” and that is precisely what our culture encourages us to do. (…)
Yet even a moment’s reflection tells you that attributing the content of the psychedelic experience to “drugs” explains virtually nothing about it. The images and the narratives and the insights don’t come from nowhere, and they certainly don’t come from a chemical. They come from inside our minds, and at the very least have something to tell us about that. If dreams and fantasies and free associations are worth interpreting, then surely so is the more vivid and detailed material with which the psychedelic journey presents us. It opens a new door on one’s mind.

—Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind, Allen Lane, 2018

Meaning

Publicado em 01/06/2022

Just because the psychedelic journey takes place entirely in one’s mind doesn’t mean it isn’t real. It is an experience and, for some of us, one of the most profound a person can have. As such, it takes its place as a feature in the landscape of a life. It can serve as a reference point, a guidepost, a wellspring, and, for some, a kind of spiritual sign or shrine. For me, the experiences have become landmarks to circle around and interrogate for meaning — meanings about myself, obviously, but also about the world.

—Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind, Allen Lane, 2018

Notoriously Hard

Publicado em 29/05/2022

It embarrasses me to write these words; they sound so thin, so banal. This is a failure of my language, no doubt, but perhaps it is not only that. Psychedelic experiences are notoriously hard to render in words; to try is necessarily to do violence to what has been seen and felt, which is in some fundamental way pre- or post-linguistic or, as born nakedness, unprotected from the harsh light of scrutiny and, especially, the pitiless glare of irony. Platitudes the wouldn’t seem out of place on a Hallmark card glow with the force of revealed truth.

—Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind, Allen Lane, 2018

“Lua cheia em libra”

Publicado em 17/04/2022

Lua cheia

iPhone, Fotografia de CL.


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