I remember the horror-story scare tactics we were fed at school. I bought into them because I had a strong trust of authority as a child, and that’s a habit I’m still trying to break.
They told us that drugs could destroy our creativity and that’s the impression that stuck with me, despite all the evidence to the contrary. My favorite author, Grant Morrison, one of the most creative forces working in comics, has done a lot of drugs. A lot of drugs. I’m surprised that there are any drugs left.
Why did I let my opinion on drugs be formed by people who’d never experienced them?
Since I heard Richard Metzger describe how DMT brought him out of his depression and got him started creating Disinformation I’ve been rethinking the subject. Recently, a post by Dr Susan Blackmore and and especially Daniel Pinchbeck’s Breaking Open the Head have done a lot to help change my mind. Daniel was in similar state that I’m in now, where what modern life has offered just isn’t enough.
The writing helps, but it still relies on the external validation of publishers and readership. Dependence.
I’m already doing caffeine, alcohol and sugar on a regular basis, not to mention all the other chemicals that are running through my body that keep me from thinking straight.
Keep in mind that I’m only talking about entheogenic drugs. I’m not talking about cocaine, heroin and their like. I’m interested in exploration and discovery, not exaggerating what’s already there.
I still have to do a lot of research, because I want to make sure this is something I want to do, and that I do it right.

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  1. Comment by cumonstupid — December 31, 1969 @ 7:00 pm

  2. fun 馃槈

    Comment by animaetrix00 — June 26, 2005 @ 2:39 pm

  3. Actully, “fun” isn’t what I’m seeking here. And from what I hear about them, DMT and especially DPT aren’t fun.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — June 26, 2005 @ 3:16 pm

  4. I didn’t say you were seeking fun, I just said ‘fun ;)’. I find the idea of using drugs for exploration/discovery very interesting and always have.

    Comment by animaetrix00 — June 26, 2005 @ 3:24 pm

  5. I’d love to read more about your discoveries in this area. I haven’t taken any of these drugs, but I like to hear about the experiences of those that do.

    Comment by sunshine__girl — June 26, 2005 @ 4:49 pm

  6. I am more than willing to help you in these endeavors.

    Comment by danifesto — June 27, 2005 @ 2:06 am

  7. The Snoop Dogg to my Dave Chappelle.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — June 27, 2005 @ 2:20 am

  8. If/when things happen you’ll read about them here.
    In the meantime; I recommend Breaking Open the Head.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — June 27, 2005 @ 2:22 am

  9. so that makes me, what… Jimmy Walker?

    Comment by _ouroboros_ — June 27, 2005 @ 10:28 am

  10. “ddd ddd ddon’t believe the hype”

    Comment by _ouroboros_ — June 27, 2005 @ 10:29 am

  11. there’s an essay (i have it if you’re interested) by william burroughs called “just say no to drug hysteria” which may help you recircuit your thinking about drugs.

    Comment by thunderwhelmed — June 28, 2005 @ 10:00 am

  12. Come young padawan learner to Burning Man.

    Comment by modemx — June 29, 2005 @ 2:54 pm

  13. Eventually.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — June 29, 2005 @ 3:33 pm

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