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Response to RainDog (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 05:47 PM

6. What I learned...

 



...about the drug-induced 'religious experience' was that while terrifying or profound, it was still of short duration. Carlos Castaneda wrote about the connections between plants and the nature of reality in his study of the "shamanistic" Toltec folklore. He became one of the Buddhas of our time.

I think we have been lulled into submission by the economics of the free market. Ancient medicine can be synthesized, re-branded and commodified into a milliondollar moneymaker. Even if it is too diluted to be effective, there is a 'free-market' solution for that as well:

MARKETING

And, of course, our inherent need to believe we aren't worthy....

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