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"And the stars are projectors, yeah, projecting our lives down to this planet Earth." - Modest Mouse


4.18.2004

Break It Open 

Here are some quotes from the introduction to Daniel Pinchbeck's excellent psychedelic autobiography, Breaking Open The Head:
Antidepressants fit our society's underlying biases. Psychedelics emphatically, do not. Is it possible that we have demonized hallucinogens because we fear the contents of our own minds?

"I sometimes wonder if our culture, acting in the manner of a single organism - in the way a crowd of people or a classroom of students sometimes can - somehow senses a deep threat to its own philosophical foundations residing in the psychedelic experience. This might help account for the otherwise irrational hatred and repression of the use of hallucinogens, and the smirking dismissal of the psychedelic experience as a trivial one by so many of our intellectuals." - Paul Devereux, The Long Trip

"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls." - Carl Jung

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