#Psychedelics and #Budhism
"One important insight is the possible revelation of #anātman, or the lack of inherent self (ness). Similarly, one may realize #emptiness, #nonduality, or the dependently originated nature of all phenomena."
"A lot of #seniors struggle with three key areas: #pain, #mood and #sleep.. the goal of the study is to offer an improved quality of life, but also to gather data on the effects of #cannabidiol on the range of factors that affect our aging population."
"there is strong evidence that #psychedelicexperience…cause subtle shifts away from self-focus, #individualism, a desire for financial success and competitiveness towards more intrinsic, #open, trusting, optimistic, liberal and #collective dimensions of personal identity which resonate with #egalitarian political views."
But what is the ego?
"In short, the #DMN (Default Mode Network) reduces overwhelming reality into a chronological self, or ego, and the #psychedelicexperience shuts that #ego down, opening #consciousness into a primordial state of being."
"There is a vast variety of #mentalstates that are caused by psychoactive drugs, so there is no singular state that is the #psychedelicstate. Psychedelic states of sentience occupy a #mindscape—possibly infinite—that is yet to be observantly mapped; this is the remit of a yet-to-be-undertaken #psychedelicphenomenology, and this needs to precede a #psychedelicneurology—as we cannot seek neural correlates of consciousness without first mapping those states of consciousness"
“To state that ‘the primary #traditional use of [#psychedelic] medicines — as imperceptible #anti_inflammatory agents,’ is not correct. The statement is contradictory in itself: a primary use that is imperceptible(?).”
The rebranding of psychedelics from #mindmanifesting visionary compounds, capable of catalyzing resistance to dominant culture, into sub-perceptible #microdoses marks a clear attempt at mainstream recuperation of these potent #countercultural tools.
#LeonardoBoff: "Dentro da #Igreja, há tradições e doutrinas que veem no prazer e na #sexualidade uma manifestação da criação boa de #Deus, uma centelha do Divino e uma participação na natureza mesma de Deus. Esta linha se liga à #tradiçãobíblica que vê com naturalidade e até com regozijo o amor entre um homem e uma mulher. Com forte carga #erótica, o 'Cântico dos Cânticos' celebra o jogo do amor, a beleza dos corpos dos amantes, dos seios, dos lábios e dos beijos."
"A ideia da #ConstelaçãoFamiliar no #Judiciário é do juiz Sami Storch, que conheceu o método de Hellinger em 2003, em terapia. "Nos workshops que presenciei, vi casos poderosos de reconciliação... Percebi que a constelação tinha muito a agregar na #Justiça."
"#Mindfulness has been repackaged as a novel #psychotherapy, marketed as #selfhelp, to reinforce the notion that spiritual practices are an individual’s private concern.
..a programme to destroy collective structures that may impede the pure #market logic.”
"Even the last #StarWars.. suddenly for the 1st time ever you've got a chunk of the audience that see the rebels as #cryptofacist bad guys, and the empire as the ones to be defended.. we are literally living in the #upsidedown.
"our challenge is to come up with new collectivities, which are going to work for our age, and our minds.
The guru thing doesn't work for many of us..
I am critical about a lot of the discourse around #psychedelics, because it is so focused on the #individual, we don't need more processes to optimize ourselves.
If you are not coming from some form of #collective exploration, or #prosocial behavior, you are just more alienated, you are more alone, and you are #crazier."
[By] neglecting shared vulnerabilities and interdependence, we disimagine the collective ways we might protect ourselves.
@icaro I think the problem with the contemporary discourse around #psychedelics, with the #renaissance and all the science talk, is not that it's not sane or helpful even, but because it is so much focused on offering an individual process.
While ancient cultures have managed to build collective processes to deal with these extraordinary states of mind, the 'innovative' approach seeks to offer these experiences in a regular way, in a safer way, in a marketable way as an individual experience.
"'Wow wow WOW! We’re all one! Now I get it!’
By experiencing this profound connection with the universe and all living beings, one gets the feeling that we’re incredibly lucky to have even been birthed on this beautiful planet.”
Richard Doyle talk #ecodelics with @JasonSilva@twitter.com (2011)
And yet, here ancient wisdom about the use of psychedelic substances is repackaged to be sold as groundbreaking discovery, and they say that psychological support becomes essential.
"#Psychedelic drugs have been exiled to the fringes of #medicine, dismissed as recreational drugs with limited #therapeutic potential. That changed with the #breakthrough therapy status granted last year to #psilocybin, the active compound found in magic mushrooms, for its ability to reverse treatment-resistant #depression. In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of #psychedelics to revolutionize clinical #neuroscience with thought leaders in the field."
Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.
Construindo o ambiente digital público ~ comum ~, em prol de um ‘movimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]” -> #ecodigital
"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o domínio público (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do ‘ambientalismo para a rede’