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DR. OWSLEY, I PRESUME -- AUGUSTUS STANLEY OWSLEY III FOUND ALIVE!

 
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Conversations with a Legend
by Madd Hatter

The following are excerpted email conversations I had with
Stan Owsley:



(Bear)
I take it that you are an editor? In that case, would you please take the time to use proper English formatting, such as capitalization? The use of caps and other standard punctuation is an aid to rapid reading and comprehension. I have to read a lot of mail every day, and the cutesy style affected by many writers in their e/mail is a total frustration to read. I have never taken MDMA, and I have no interest in damaging my brain any more than the year of coke did, thank you, so I have no personal experience with the drug.

(Madd Hatter)
I have heard that you are fairly cantankerous. I guess i can understand why. Being a legend probably has quite a few responsibilities. In some ways I envy you. You have always been a legend/hero to me. In other ways I´m glad that I´m not you. I like my private life. I hope you will consider my request.


(Madd Hatter)
I say we do it as an article that includes your knowledge of chemistry (of course), and your personal experiences. What better way to warn the baby boomers that were so much a part of the sixties? Those same baby boomers have now tried everything else, and they have found no satisfaction. I know I haven´t.

(Bear)
I am not a chemist as I pointed out above. I am an artist, albeit an opinionated one. My only experiences were as I outlined in my last letter, observations of friends and acquaintances who have used it. I noticed the changes long before the research showed the actual mechanism of damage. I suggest that you research the articles which have been published. I saw most of them mentioned in the MAPS drug news list. I am astounded that you haven´t seen them.

(Madd Hatter)
Yes, I have read your essays. I think you know more than you give yourself credit for sometimes. When you say that you are only an artist it reminds me of Jim Morrison saying he was only a poet. Yeah, he was only a poet, but he was the lead singer for the Doors too, and that is how everyone remembers him.

As for the terminology we use to describe what/how we feel - it is totally extraneous.

Have you ever tried to describe a really intense trip to someone when you have finally leveled out and/or started to come down? It is impossible, because no words can describe it, but you are still left with that feeling of understanding and oneness aren´t you? So it is. Entheogens are comfortable with me. I am comfortable with them. Call it “loss of ego”, melding with the macrocosm, touching the face of God, - whatever you like. The experience is there waiting for all of us, waiting to teach us. The rareness of such experiences should never be an excuse to not seek them, rather it should be a reason to seek them only occasionally.

Yes, I am aware of the MAPS pages, but people are not going to listen to MAPS. They will listen to someone that has the reputation and the experience. That is why I asked you to write an article. You don´t have to lecture on the chemical analysis of MDMA and/or ketamine to a group of chemistry doctorates. Keep it simple. Say what you think. The same as you did in your previous email to me.

I think you have many talents that you have only begun to explore Bear. Take your time. I am in no hurry. But please do write. I know if you put your mind to it that you will write a hell of a good, informative article that, most importantly, people will read and take note of. Would you consider writing an article on this issue?

(Bear)
Sure, someone has to speak the truth about this obnoxious and dangerous stuff. In the beginning I was unwilling to take any of it, although I had samples made by Sasha himself, and knew it was the real stuff, because the least known lethal dose was only 150% of the usual effective dose. I see no value to ingesting a killer substance when the real, natural psychedelics have so little toxicity that deaths from ingestion are unknown, and no lethal dose has been determined for any of them. MDA is also in this category, and has little or no psychedelic activity (MDMA is NOT a psychedelic, it is an amphetamine, the actions of it are much the same as meth at the dose levels used, but meth is nowhere near so toxic).

MORE: [link to www.entheogen.com]
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Interview with an Alchemist: “Bear: Owsley, LSD Chemist Extraordinaire In Conversation with Bruce Eisner Owsley Stanley or “Bear” is a legendary figure with his roots going back to the 1960’s psychedelic movement.

Timothy Leary, in his ‘Sixties anthology of essays, Politics of Ecstasy predicted, “The television folk heroes of today are the merry outlaws of the past. The Television Robinhoods of the future, the folk heroes of the twenty-first century, will be the psychedelic drug promoters, A.O.S. 3, acid king, LSD millionaire, test-tube Pancho Villa, is the best-known of a band of dedicated starry-eyed crusaders who outwitted the wicked, gun-totting federals and bravely turned on the land of the young and the free to the electronic harmony of the future.” A.O.S.3. was Leary’s acronymic code for the name that Bear was given at birth -- Augustus Owsley Stanley III.

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The Brotherhood of Eternal Love
From Flower Power to Hippie Mafia:
The Story of the LSD Counterculture

FOREWORD

The illicit drug World is the largest and most profitable of all criminal enterprises, making substantial but secretive contributions to the economies of Third World countries, turning individuals in the West from paupers to millionaires in a matter of years, and spurring greater international police co-operation than any other activity. No other criminal problem draws an annual individual message from the President of the United States or a biennial United Nations report. The amount of money generated by illicit drugs makes their trafficking, manufacture and sale one of the great industries of the world in the late twentieth century.


It was with these facts in mind that this book first began as an idea in 1978, spawned during one of the world´s largest LSD trials then taking place in Britain. The original intention was an exploration of drugs, guiding the reader through the secret passages of supply and mapping their extent. But in the course of the trial, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love was mentioned. Created in 1966 in California, it was credited with having generated $200 million through an estimated membership of 750 people, and was held responsible for widely distributing LSD and marijuana in the United States. The police described it as a ´hippie mafia´ and the counter-culture talked softly of a secretive, mystical band whose motives were idealistic. Despite its size and the tantalizing mystery surrounding it, no book had looked at the Brotherhood in any detail. Our project turned from a general study into a concentrated examination of one particular group.


The hippies of the 1960s are normally remembered for their pacific dispositions, their preaching of ´Peace and Love´; and yet, if the stories were to be believed, some banded into a ´mafia´. A social phenomenon which spurned materialism, the hippies had none the less made millions. Yet that Alternative Society, or what is left of it, claimed they were idealists whose history was to be guarded as carefully as any state secret. The Brotherhood supplied LSD and marijuana as a sacred mission, believing in the righteousness of their profession. No one could grasp what they did without understanding the rise of LSD, the growth of the psychedelic movement and the heady, optimistic, revolutionary, energized days of the 1960s.

[link to www.druglibrary.org]
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Are you two a stage act?
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<yes, p>

Compound-25

CHAPTER ONE

The events of Friday 16 April 1943, have passed into the hagiography of the drug world. At 3 P.M. Dr. Albert Hofmann, a biochemical researcher for the Sandoz chemical company in Basle, Switzerland, reached for his laboratory diary and wrote: ´laboratory intoxification´. Dizzy and restless, the 37-year-old scientist went home to rest.

As he lay down he suddenly ´became strangely inebriated. The external world became changed as in a dream. Objects appeared to gain in relief. They assumed unusual dimensions and colours became more glowing. When the eyes were closed there surged upon me an uninterrupted stream of fantastic images of extraordinary plasticity and vividness and accompanied by an intense kaleidoscope-like play of colours.´
After two hours this ´not unpleasant experience´ disappeared, leaving Hofmann to ponder events over the weekend. Somehow, he decided, he had absorbed through the pores of his skin a tiny amount of the chemical he called LSD-25.

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i had owsley´s orange sunshine a few times in 1967. it was also known as orange barrel, from the shape of the tablet. wow! i still remember those trips all these years later.
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Bump for the History.
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just rented the weather underground dvd...said that the eternal love paid them $20K to break leary out of prison

leary has as much as admitted to being forced to ally with the cia

read that kesey was originally given lsd in a veteran´s hospital...where he began writing "one flew over a cuckoo´s nest"

didn´t the recently "suicided" thompson introduce the hell´s angels, who became drug purveyors on a par with the eternal love brotherhood, to lsd at kesey´s la honda residence party? there was a thread here on glp that thompson may have been killed in relation to a gannon-related pornography ring?

thomnpson was said to have been a customer of the church of the final process, who butchered people and sold their ductless glands and whatnot to connoisseurs...thompson mentions his brown buffalo lawyer having a bottle of adrenochrome, which can only be gotten from live humans, in his f&l in las vegas

sounds like the cia/nsa took over elements of the hippie movement and turned it towards their nefarious ends

the yippies´ candidate pigasus was said to be guarded by inserted fbi agents until he was disappeared

vote the lsd pig...until the real ones come for you
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how does one go about joining up the black friarhood of eternal love and sunshine?
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but i want to join the black friarhood of eternal spotless love and sunshine

aren´t they the ones that believe that when you die, your soul goes to an underground bar in brooklyn?
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black friarhood of eternal spotless love and sunshine<<

Uh, necra --


Right now, that´s just me and my cat - Justin...And he still working on writing up the charter...

You will be contacted... Or you have already been, and not realized it...
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justin didn´t already award ronald stark my doctor of divinity, did he? stick a catnip mouse in his face and he´ll do just about anything
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Perhaps it was inevitable that those who tripped out during the heady days of flower power would often worship acid and deify its catalytic properties. The most ardent enthusiasts looked to LSD as something that could move mountains and melt the icecaps--as if it constituted nothing less than the pharmacological key to world peace. If only President Lyndon Johnson turned on to the right stuff, many an acidhead effused, surely the war in Vietnam would be over in a matter of days!
Of course, the true believers had no idea the CIA had used LSD as a surreptitious mind-bending agent in cold war cloak-and-dagger operations. Nor could they have known that the largest single source of black market acid during the late 1960s and early 1970s was linked to the CIA. His name was Ronald Stark, and his story is as mind-boggling as the chemical he peddled.

From drug labs in Europe, Stark churned out tens of millions of acid trips. An Italian magistrate who investigated his role as an intemational terrorist and drug trafficker concluded that Stark was "an agent of the American secret services."
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blackfryer=iluminatticocksucker
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An Italian magistrate<

is just a judge, necra. Sounds special w/ the word "magistrate", though - don´t it?
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Funny
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I STILL LIKE PLANTS.. that have been around millions and billions of years and acquiesced.. abundant knowledge to HIT the BUTTON of OWL_LAND and retrieve the EFFERVESCENT scent of IMMORTALITY..

i remember the DEAD.. listening to them on POTRARO HILL with my classical friends from the CONSERVATORY.. on the back porch

SO GOA just isnt where the lady from CYBERSEX LAND EVACUATED TO? HEY?

I THINK i will turn down any religion postulated on this planet.. even if it were TRUE it would be infiltrated..in a minute or so..

GREAT STORIES.. thanx.. BF!!!!.. and HIGH!! NECRA>>> ah ho WIO
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Hey Babs --

I agree 100% with you about the plants...Though synthetic silly-syibin can be kinda nice...

Thanks for checkin´ in... Luv ya - as always.
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any suggestions as to what is good legal braincandy<

A good book maybe?
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hey, wio

Al Franken said on Air America that Mickey Hart and three other members of the grateful dead entertained the Bohemian Grove; Bob Weir is the Bohemian Grove member, or the first in GD
to become a BG member.

(wasn´t "air america" the name of the cia´s private airline that flew during the nam?; mel gibson played in some cheezy movie about it with the same name)

like some of their lyrics...i´m uncle sam, hiding out in an american band, that´s who i am...garCIA and the other grateful deadites never seemed to get busted by the narcs, according to some sources

they had some great music, but it seems like everything is tainted by bowing and scraping to The Man to some degree or other...
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yes, indeed, a good book

would ask your blackness for the lend of such a tainted tome, but would be proffered the one in eco´s "the name of the rose"
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Well I been reading:

The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Catherine E. Karkov -- Garland Pub./1999


Y´ know, Sutton Hoo and all that.
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Sutton Hoo is a group of low grassy burial mounds overlooking Woodbridge and the River Deben in SE Suffolk, England. In 1939 excavations brought to light the richest burial ever discovered in Britain, an Anglo-Saxon ship containing the treasure of one of the earliest English Kings, Rædwald, King of East Anglia.

Further excavations, completed in 1992, proved the site to be a complex collection of burials, some royal, others possibly the victims of judicial execution. Most recently, excavations in advance of building work in 2000, uncovered the remains of another, earlier cemetery, 500m north of the main mound cemetery.




Conference

Registered Charity No. 293097



Anglo-Saxon Landscapes - Real and Imaginary



Saturday 16th October

at

The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook near Ipswich





A well received theme, distinguished speakers and an impressive venue look set to make this a lively event and we are expecting it to generate much interest.



9am – 5.30pm

Lunch inclusive

Society members £17.50

Non-members £20.00

Students £10.00



Full details, including programme and booking form will be available April 2004. To reserve a booking, please send your details to:

The Treasurer, Sutton Hoo Society, 2 Meadowside, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0UD





Joint Chairmen:

Professor Martin Carver and Angela Care Evans

Speakers:

Andrew Rogerson

New models of landscape change?

Peter Fowler

Agriculture before Domesday: farming was as farming always had been – or was it

Helena Hamerow

Continental and Scandinavian Landscapes of Early Medieval Europe

David Dumville

Anglo-Saxon Territories

John Newman

A Landscape in Hiding – the living and the dead 400 – 800AD

Tom Williamson

Angles and Saxons Geographically Considered

Norman Scarfe

Closing address



Dr. Andrew Rogerson is Senior Landscape Archaeologist, Norfolk Museums Service. He will present the argument that few would wish to see the survival for much longer of traditional notions of the Roman to Anglo-Saxon transition. But what are we to put in their place? The vastly greater sets of data on the 4th to 7th centuries now available for Norfolk should help us to establish new models of landscape change. Cautiously optimistic, he suggests that we will be considerably wiser once the new information is digested. The picture may be complex and made more so by sub-regional varaiations.

Professor Peter Fowler was Professor of Archaeology at Newcastle University. He now divides his time between travelling, lecturing, writing, painting and as a consultant, mainly in World Heritage matters with UNESCO. He will present an overall, but necessarily brief, review of British agriculture during the first millennium AD and will attempt to place Anglo-Saxon farming in some sort of cultural, spatial and temporal context, paying particular attention to fields, tools and crops as indicators of possible answers to the titular question.

Dr. Helena Hamerow is Lecturer in Early Medieval Archaeology at University of Oxford and Fellow of St.Cross College. Her lecture will focus on early medieval continental and Scandinavian landscapes. If we think we know about the landscapes in England, what about the continent? Did they have a bounded landscape? How did their settlements and cemeteries relate? Were they mobile or static?

Professor David Dumville is Professor of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic studies at Girton College Cambridge. He has published and lectured extensively in this country and abroad. His lecture will consider territorial concepts. When did parishes, estates, regions, kingdoms get going? Did they emerge from virgin land or was that land owned, bounded and populated right from the start? How did these units of Anglo-Saxon England evolve?

John Newman is Field Officer with Suffolk County Council Archaeoligical Service with a long and extensive involvement in various key projects fundamental to the understanding of the Anglo-Saxon period in East Anglia. He led the south-east Kingdom of East Anglia Survey Project during the 1980’s and is an authority on the Suffolk Sandlings which includes Sutton Hoo. He will put forward the argument that earlier Anglo-Saxon settlement is traditionally seen as being concentrated on the lighter soils of East Anglia. In addition research has tended to be focused within a framework that is often parish based or biased through a single settlement/cemetery view projected back from a more secure historical context. However, these views can now be challenged using a wealth of data recovered in recent years.

Dr. Tom Williamson is Lecturer at the Centre of East Anglian Studies, University of East Anglia. Author of numerous publications and books he is an authority on Landscape Archaeology. His lecture will expand the argument that archaeologists have tended to shy away from the kinds of crude geographical analyses of distributions which were popular in the early and middle decades of the twentieth century. Cemeteries and other sites are no longer considered in relation to putative roads, trackways, navigable rivers and areas of supposed open ground. He suggests it is time to revisit the geography of early Anglo-Saxon settlement, using models developed by local and regional historians. Concepts of ‘river’ and ‘wold’, patterns of drainage, and patterns of communication and contact can, in a number of ways, help us to understand the distributions of particular types of artefact, different kinds of cemetery, and indeed the absence of early cemeteries from large areas of southern and eastern England.

Norman Scarfe is a distinguished local historian and the author of several informative books on the landscape and history of Suffolk. He took part in Rupert Bruce Mitford’s re-excavation of the Mound 1 ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1966 and has been a stalwart supporter of the Sutton Hoo Society since its formation in 1984. We are delighted that he has agreed to give the closing address.



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Back in the late 80´s ( maybe a little earlier or later ) I was watching the Morton Downey show, ( channel 9 NYC) and he had Leary on. Downey sailed into him and by the end of the show Leary looked into the camera and apologised to the audience for the damage he caused. Honest !
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I never cared much for Leary... too much of a poseur.
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Him ða Scyld gewat to gescæphwile
felahror feran on frean wære.
Hi hyne þa ætbæron to brimes faroðe,
swæse gesiþas, swa he selfa bæd,
30 þenden wordum weold wine Scyldinga;
leof landfruma lange ahte.
þær æt hyðe stod hringedstefna,
isig ond utfus, æþelinges fær.
Aledon þa leofne þeoden,
35 beaga bryttan, on bearm scipes,
mærne be mæste. þær wæs madma fela
of feorwegum, frætwa, gelæded;
ne hyrde ic cymlicor ceol gegyrwan
hildewæpnum ond heaðowædum,
40 billum ond byrnum; him on bearme læg
madma mænigo, þa him mid scoldon
on flodes æht feor gewitan.
Nalæs hi hine læssan lacum teodan,
þeodgestreonum, þon þa dydon
45 þe hine æt frumsceafte forð onsendon
ænne ofer yðe umborwesende.
þa gyt hie him asetton segen geldenne
heah ofer heafod, leton holm beran,
geafon on garsecg; him wæs geomor sefa,
50 murnende mod. Men ne cunnon
secgan to soðe, selerædende,
hæleð under heofenum, hwa þæm hlæste onfeng.


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Forth he fared at the fated moment,
sturdy Scyld to the shelter of God.
Then they bore him over to ocean´s billow,
loving clansmen, as late he charged them,
30 while wielded words the winsome Scyld,
the leader beloved who long had ruled....
In the roadstead rocked a ring-dight vessel,
ice-flecked, outbound, atheling´s barge:
there laid they down their darling lord
35 on the breast of the boat, the breaker-of-rings,
by the mast the mighty one. Many a treasure
fetched from far was freighted with him.
No ship have I known so nobly dight
with weapons of war and weeds of battle,
40 with breastplate and blade: on his bosom lay
a heaped hoard that hence should go
far o´er the flood with him floating away.
No less these loaded the lordly gifts,
thanes´ huge treasure, than those had done
45 who in former time forth had sent him
sole on the seas, a suckling child.
High o´er his head they hoist the standard,
a gold-wove banner; let billows take him,
gave him to ocean. Grave were their spirits,
50 mournful their mood. No man is able
to say in sooth, no son of the halls,
no hero ´neath heaven, – who harbored that freight!

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo is a large cemetery that was reserved for the aristocracy of the 7th century kingdom of East Anglia. Located near what is now Suffolk, England, the cemetery was used by perhaps by religious who "made conscious reference to burial practices in Scandinavia as well as to Britain’s own prehistoric past." (Hummler). Before becoming a cemetery the site, in prehistoric and Roman times, was predominantly agricultural with the most intensive development in the neolithic or "Beaker" period (c. 2000 BC).

In 1939 a ship burial was discovered at Sutton Hoo, in a way, confirming the accuracy of the description of the burial of Scyld Scefing. The find, though it lacked a body, was undisturbed and contained a helmet, shield, sword, buckle, sceptre, lyre and various vessels, all of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. It is believed that this grave or cenotaph belonged to the East Anglian King Rædwald, who died in AD 624/5. The objects from this find are housed in the British Museum, London, and the Sutton Hoo cemetery is open to the public.

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On Psychedelics
Augustus Stanley Owsley III

There has been a trip taken by many people over a number of years, starting in the 1960´s. It is a trip to renew our connection with the planet we live on and its lifeforms. It seemed as though this journey was a natural and important one for our survival and the survival of the world as our home. We thought of ourselves as exploring new ways of looking at the universe, but as it turns out, the adventure is almost as old as man himself.

One of the ideas that developed throughout this period was that the psychedelics (I still feel most comfortable with this old term coined by Humphrey Osmund) were some sort important hormone -like substance which was necessary to the human race, like the various hormones which the body produces within its structure. Unlike these hormones, there are others, perhaps you could call them "planetary hormones" which the plant world produces for the use of animals, and are part of the Gaia or conciousness of the biomass of the whole planet. Healing plants are part of this category. The ones which alter our state and perception of the universe around us are no less important to our development as enlightened entities than those which heal our bodies. Research into the ethnobotanical practices of indigenous peoples around the world show that only the "modern" or western (ie. ours) cultures place any opprobrium on the use of these plants. In fact only the "west" is in the business of trampling on the environment with out regard for the conciousness of the whole or of its importance to us as a part of it. Indigenees almost universally hold that the planet is something alive and that their role is as the protectors of that life. The concept of "owning" the land is nearly impossible for these people to grasp.

I thought that we might just survive and the planet with us if we could manage to get enough people to experience the view which the psychedelics sacraments give. I know that some of you who will read this will object to the term sacrament, but the word is completely appropriate. With the advent of Christianity sacrament has come to be divested of the old meaning and to assume a more ephemeral definition. The magical plants used by folks for tens of thousands of years have been for the most part forgotten. People need to alter their perception of the world around them, in fact it seems to be something done by all animals. In the west there is only two permitted options Alcohol and tobacco. I´m not going to belabor the point, but this "choice" is not something which leads in any way to higher ground.

Shamanism and the use of plants to alter conciousness has a long and respected history in the development of human society. Today it is still found in parts of the world, coexisting with the modern forms of accepted religious activity. In fact, in places like the remote areas of Mexico some of the old ways are openly part of the worship rituals of the Catholic church. Not usually the plants, but the Native American Church in the US has certainly achieved a synthesis of sacred plant use and a form of Christianity. Perhaps this (the inclusion of aspects of Christianity) was necessary to be accepted as a real religion, although that seems odd, the scientologists have succeeded in having their organization accepted as a "church", and it has nothing even remotely suggestive of a spiritual nature about it. Or perhaps it´s to do with the fact that the people are the dispossessed Indigenees of a land of colonial immigrants. Or with the fact that they are using the plants.

Today the followers of the Grateful Dead have been preyed upon by law enforcement at many of the venues the Dead visited. They could not peacefully practice what is to them a true religious practice without persecution. I guess it´d be the modern version of feeding Christians to the lions practiced by the government of Rome a couple of thousand years ago. So much for the rhetoric of "freedom of religion", so oft repeated nowadays. So what if the psychedelic of choice is LSD rather than peyote? Is it OK to eat peyote if you are a native American indigenee but not if you are a white or black or other native of America? Since when is there any difference? Why should there be some sort of barrier to joining any religious group? There is only one answer: you are not allowed to be different, to think original thoughts, to act as if you were really free. You are not supposed to experience the world in any way differently to the way those in power wish you to.

It is a fairly modern turn which has led us to this point in time. Plants have only in recent times been unlawful. Although there have been reactions to the introduction of various kinds of psychically active plants into social use...coffee caused a bit of a stir when it was first introduced, as was chocolate. Still, the prohibition movement is a phenomenon of this century. First the war against alcohol, which failed to successfully introduce laws through Congress outlawing booze (the Supreme Court declared that Congress didn´t have the authority to do that), succeeded in pushing through an amendment to the Constitution. This was a terrible mistake, and the country still has a powerful Mafia as a direct result of the huge "money for nothing" fees people paid to have access to the drinks they wanted. Even the Volstead amendment didn´t criminalize use or possession....


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