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by Adur Alkain
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

Look, guys, none of what Cleric is writing will make sense if you don't choose to have a little bit of humility, self-awareness, open mind, and see how your egoic prejudices are influencing all of your thoughts on this topic. Adur, you are especially projecting your own egoism onto Cleric here - &q...
by Adur Alkain
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

This situation reminds me of William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell , where devils and angels discuss their respective lots, and what to the angels seems like Heaven looks like Hell to the devils, and vice versa. Of course, the question remains: who is here the angel, and who the devil? :)...
by Adur Alkain
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

No need for apologies, Adur. I very well know that what I say about psychedelic experiences don't seem to fit well. But it really is about what we try to extract from the experiences. Even when towards my 18-19s I tried cannabis, my own experiences already were 'outlandish' in the eyes of my peers....
by Adur Alkain
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

I also know it happened because I remember myself sitting on the floor of my bedroom, feeling my awareness dissolve ... Yes indeed, any personified, i.e. 'my', awareness is dispelled, and what remains is irreducible Awareness. To say that the fundamental nature of that Awareness is 'nothingness', i...
by Adur Alkain
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

Adur, my interests were truly sparked by cannabis but I have experiences with psilocybin too. I grew both cannabis and mushrooms back then. Gradually I began to feel certain inner division. It's more than clear that any substance is a physical substance and as such affects primarily the physical bo...
by Adur Alkain
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

Adur, although I find what you say fascinating and cannot dispute it, I would like you to explain how you think Consciousness arises from Absolute Emptiness. The reason I ask this is that it strikes me as an incorrect use of the term, since by normal definition and use of English, something cannot ...
by Adur Alkain
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

Adur, although I find what you say fascinating and cannot dispute it, I would like you to explain how you think Consciousness arises from Absolute Emptiness. The reason I ask this is that it strikes me as an incorrect use of the term, since by normal definition and use of English, something cannot ...
by Adur Alkain
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

Hi Hedge, I didn't see this thread until today. I've had many psychedelic experiences, spanning three decades of my life, involving mainly psilocybin mushrooms, and I have some ideas about what bad trips actually mean. These are original ideas, based on my own experiences and the experiences of peo...
by Adur Alkain
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3703

Re: What causes bad trips?

Adur, thanks for the response. You're right, I was having this experience with eyes closed. My previous trip had been (on a lower dose) with open eyes, and that had also been a very interesting experience, but there I didn't even reach ego death, it was just to feel my way around. The reason I did ...
by Adur Alkain
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Intuitive Idealism vs. Analytic Idealism (Part II): An alternative formulation of idealism
Replies: 335
Views: 8849

Re: Intuitive Idealism vs. Analytic Idealism (Part II): An alternative formulation of idealism

From your answer, it's not clear to me if you address these psychological issues (mainly coming from early childhood) in spiritual science. You seem to talk a lot about karma, past lives, "beings and forces that are active in us". All these things do exist, but in the DA the main focus, e...