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Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by acuarela, May 19, 2013.

  1. acuarela

    acuarela Member

    This is a documentary about Alexander Shulgin."]Dirty Pictures - YouTube
  2. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?"]Fela Kuti - Music Is The Weapon (Documentary) - YouTube
  3. FlyingFly

    FlyingFly Dickens

    Did they re-upped youtube vid? It was posted somewhere here on forums.
  4. Frieden

    Frieden Senior Member

    I don't have a YouTube video to post along with it, but The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is purdy good, mmmmhmmm.
  5. FlowerMama

    FlowerMama Member"]"180" Movie - YouTube

    This blew my mind "180"

    ~ FlowerMama
  6. FlyingFly

    FlyingFly Dickens

    Isn't it the banana guy?"]God Made Bananas - YouTube
    Because his logic stayed the same...
    What changed their mind in seconds....
    Persuasive questions and lack of time to think.
  7. deviate

    deviate Senior Member"]Krokodil: Russia's Deadliest Drug (NSFW) - YouTube
  8. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator"]The Sixties - The Years That Shaped a Generation (TV) [2005] - YouTube
  9."]Zeitgeist: The Movie - by Peter Joseph ( Full Film ) - YouTube
  10. The Cove!! But it's not free on youtube. It's good tho."]The Cove Movie Extended Clip - Captivity - YouTube
  11. wiccan_witch

    wiccan_witch Senior Member

    I'm going to watch this one tonight. I love the drug ones, for some reason. This a drug one I really enjoy."]Louis Theroux - The City Addicted To Crystal Meth (Part 1) - YouTube
  12. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member


    hotwater :2thumbsup:
  13. FlyingFly

    FlyingFly Dickens

  14. acuarela

    acuarela Member

    I really enjoy a lot of the documentaries Vice makes.
  15. magic_rocks

    magic_rocks ٱللهِ ٱلرّ

    This documentary is essentially a classical tragedy clothed in modern garb. By this I mean that you have juxtaposed with one of the last living true alchemists, a man who has crafted and self-administered more psychedelic drugs in more varieties than any person in history up to the present moment, a man who has shown that with enough will power and altruistic humility (and, of course, 'luck') one can openly operate within the ambiguous realms of legality, the likes of Alex Grey, unimaginative electronic music and the rave culture.

    While I realize that the man is an artist and is not snake-oiling it up per se, few assumed spokespeople for psychedelia have struck me as a charlatan as curiously as Alex Grey, and his Chapel of Sacred Mirrors is specifically and exactly the type of solidified approach to capturing and projecting what the psychedelic experiences seems to be that I feared the most. I mean you have grown men dancing in there sucking on pacifiers in front of paintings of Obama with 'divine lasers' coming out of his (decalcified, I presume?) pineal gland to the tune of horrendously generic psytrance music.. need I say more? Apparently so, because the disparity that exists between what psychedelics offer and what humanity in general has coalesced around in order to establish some kind of manageable universal rapport pertaining to them is monstrously vast.

    I realize that unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control that psychedelic drugs are, in general, primarily going to appeal to the lowest common denominators of society, but the true tragedy of this drama lies in the oft-recurring regurgitation of words spoken by men of which the true meaning falls on deaf ears; by this I mean the glorifying of people like Terence Mckenna, a man whose brilliance remains so poorly misunderstood that it causes me physical pain to be conscious of. His footsteps are not easily filled and I do not exaggerate when I say that being blessed to be privy to insights by observing men like him, Sash Shulgin, and Ralph Abraham is akin to witnessing the likes of Paracelsus, Pythagoras, and Hippocrates hold discourse in the time period relative to their actual occurrence, and in McKenna's wake we are left with Alex Greys church, Youtube videos about DMT and beings and college students smoking Salvia, and Daniel Pinchbeck's New Age seer documentaries. The worst offender of all is possibly Dr Strassman's "Spirit Molecule", a grand idea and a truly noble endeavor, that folded under the weight of it's own (admittedly awe-inspiring) ambition and now bears full responsibility for the people at large believing that DMT is responsible for dream activity, and that it is produced by the pineal gland and released in great quantities when stimulated by meditation or outside agents (an absolutely hysterical hypothesis that is now nearly 'proven fact' to the lay people involved in this world), as if this is necessary to carry the spiritual ramifications of the experience over into the 'real world'. The DMT experience should be enough proof in itself; anyone who needs their foundation in faith further agitated to fully digest needs to take a few more, and larger, hits of it.

    All hope is not lost, but we are dealing with the popularizing of chemicals that are highly unpredictable and stand as one of the few remaining 'final frontiers' to science and mysticism, and every time I see someone upload a video in which they compare their visions to an Alex Grey painting with a Tool song playing in the background, I feel like blowing my head off right then and there. The funny thing is that one of the most repeatedly hyped forefathers of all things psychedelic, Aldous Huxley was adamantly and outspokenly critical of the use of psychedelic drugs by anyone outside of, well, what can only anachronistically be considered as 'the gentry', although anymore this can't be taken seriously because for pathetic reasons, psychedelics have been used to excuse class and high character.
  16. acuarela

    acuarela Member

    Giving sight to the blind, the dumb are mostly intrigued by the drum.
  17. acuarela

    acuarela Member"]Cave of Forgotten Dreams Official Trailer #1 - (2010) HD - YouTube"]'Into the Abyss' Trailer - YouTube
  18. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    full versions not available on youtube but i suggest

    parallel lines by Nina Davenposrt"]Parallel Lines - PREVIEW - YouTube


    Dying at Grace by Allan King
  19. NoxiousGas

    NoxiousGas Old Fart

    Good lord it sure is nice to read such well thought out ideas conveyed with language that accurately relates them.:2thumbsup:
    Gives me hope that maybe the world isn't heading to Hell in a short bus :p

    Yup, sadly in many ways psychedelics have become just another "bandwagon" to be jumped on and the majority of those on that bandwagon I DO NOT want speaking on my behalf concerning these topics.

    here is one the better modern documentaries on LSD;
    National Geographic's Inside LSD;"]Inside LSD Part 1 - YouTube"]Inside LSD Part 2 - YouTube"]Inside LSD Part 3 - YouTube"]Inside LSD Part 4 - YouTube

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