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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Interesting concept..Is it the idea that without dark,there can be no true light. Contrast creates the whole picture?

    Getting very deep here,and an interesting thought interaction. Having done acid in my younger years,I went through some deep vision work when I did a sweat lodge In Montana with a friend who was Sioux(Black foot). I might say not for everyone,(Not the lodge,but the acid) I was young,and VERY adventurous at that time in my life,and was exploring the nature of belief.
    I can totally see you doing acid in your young days. lol

    Was there a particular trip you wanted to share about contrasts?

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    They are now considering using acid and other hallucinogens in therapy. This had been suggested in Tim Leary's time as a psychiatrist by him,but it was rejected. They have found also that acid and its other hallucinogens,can actually help people with addictions like Opioids and Coke.

    Here.

    I know that might seem counter intuitive,but they have had some very impressive success.

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    One reason I tell people not to do acid or other things is,it is NOT for the faint of heart. One must prepare for seeing your own personal demons. You tend to step away from your self,and see your self from outside your reality. Seeing your self in this way can truly be frightening,you are stripped bare and you see yourself warts and all.

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    You know that picture where the woman is sitting,looking in the mirror.

    This one.


    Imagine this a reality vision.

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    It is very hard to describe an acid trip to someone who has never been on one. The attempts to show it in movies is not what being there is like. You can connect to inanimate objects in what one might describe as an energy field. See why it is hard to explain? I have read a story that said your brain structure actually changes. This I have also read is how PTSD effects the brain,creating physical changes to brain structure. This is one of the reasons it is so hard to treat.

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Extreme deprivation situations do some similar type things as acid trips. Many people in shamanic circles substitute deprivation for various narcotic usages. Sleep deprivation I know can cause some interesting mental shifts, sensory deprivation can also bring about some interesting mental mind screws. Never had it work for me but pain was said to be potentially as stimulating as an acid trip for mental shifting. I'm not good with pain in that regard.

    Sleep deprivation though, now all sorts of stuff can come to life when you've been awake and in part sensory deprived at the same time.
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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    I have always thought it interesting that the Kabbalah attributes "traditionally masculine" concepts such as "severity" and "power" to passive emanations which are aligned on the left side of the Tree of Life. However, an even more interesting view of the qualities of the feminine Sephiroth comes about when one observes the alignment of Boaz (the "left" feminine Pillar of Severity) as superimposed upon the human person - the Pillar of Severity exists, on a personal level, at the right hand side of the body, not the left. Here we have the Pillars reversed - feminine and formerly passive emanations become active emanations associated with the right hemisphere of the brain.

    The Sephiroth are also arranged in a trinity of the triads - the Supernal Triad (Kether, Binah and Chokmah), the Ethical Triad (Geburah, Chesed and Tiphareth) and the Astral Triad (Hod, Netzach and Yesod).

    Represented within these Triads, from a Christian perspective, are the Trinity:

    "The Father" - "Kether", who emanates all Sephiroth below It, namely Binah and Chokmah.

    "The Son (i.e., Christ)" - "Tiphareth".

    "The Holy Spirit" - "Yesod".

    I think you would enjoy exploring the connections presented here.

    I would also recommend that you read the book, "A Garden of Pomegranates" by Israel Regardie, for a deeper look at the Sephiroth.

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    So I detect an interest in the Kabbalah. Very interesting about the Tree of life. I have lightly at times followed that,but not dived deep into it.

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    In checking about A "Garden of Pomegranates",it seems the Golden Dawn recommends it.

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