The Psychonaut

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A Psychonaut is a person who uses psychoactive entheogens as guides, or means, to achieve inward spiritual experiences, and who reflects upon these experiences and applies them to their own life in a positive way, with the intent of bettering themselves.

The word entheogen is a modern term derived from two Ancient Greek words entheos and genesthai. Entheos means literally 'in God', more freely translated 'inspired'. The Greeks used it as a term of praise for poets and other artists. Genesthai means 'to cause to be'. So an entheogen is 'that which causes (a person) to be in God'.

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  • Psychonauts: Alan Watts, Robert Anton Wilson, Terence McKenna
  • Psychonauts: Timothy Leary, John Lilly, Krystle Cole, Daniel Pinchbeck
  • Hippies and DMT, Kundalini Yoga
  • Other Notable Psychonauts
  • Bill Hicks Remix
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  • Two Commandments for the Molecular Age:
    Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow men.
    Thou shalt not prevent thy fellow man from altering his or her own consciousness.
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    DMT: The Spirit Molecule

    Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within

    Alan Watts (1915-1973)
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    Alan Watts was a philosopher, writer, speaker, well-known autodidact and expert in comparative religion. Best known as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. He was a proponent for shifts in Western attitudes regarding society, the natural world, lifestyles and aesthetics. There is a huge audio archive of his great philosophy lectures with his own characteristic humour available online.

    scientific philosopher, futurist, libertarian, and novelist
    Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007)
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    Robert Anton Wilson Streaming Vids

    RAW was a futurist, novelist, scientific philosopher, libertarian and a Ph.D in psychology. He's written many great works of fiction and non-fiction. In a 2003 interview with High Times magazine, RAW described himself as a "Model Agnostic" which he says "consists of never regarding any model or map of Universe with total 100% belief or total 100% denial. Following Korzybski, I put things in probabilities, not absolutes... My only originality lies in applying this zetetic attitude outside the hardest of the hard sciences, physics, to softer sciences and then to non-sciences like politics, ideology, jury verdicts and, of course, conspiracy theory." More simply, he claims 'not to believe anything,' since 'belief is the death of thought.'

    innovative theoretician, spellbinding orator, writer and philosopher Terence McKenna (1946-2000)
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    Terence McKenna was a writer, philosopher, innovative theoretician and orator. He was notable for his many speculations on subjects ranging from the Voynich Manuscript to the origins of the human species to Novelty Theory, which claims time to be a fractal wave of increasing novelty, which culminates dramatically in 2012. His concept involved a combination of hallucinogenic chemical agents, Gaianism, and shamanism. He features on the Shamen track Re-evolution of the Boss Drum album. He was a powerful voice for the psychedelic movement.

    psychologist, philosopher, explorer, teacher, optimist, author and revolutionary avatar of the mind Dr. Timothy Leary, PhD (1920-1996)
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    Timothy Leary Streaming Vids

    Psychologist, philosopher, explorer, teacher, optimist, author, campaigner for psychedelic drug research & use, 60s counterculture icon and computer software designer! During the 1960s, he coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out." He helped initiate a renaissance which is still only beginning to elaborate itself. President Richard 'not-a-crook' Nixon once labeled him the most dangerous man in America. In the supposed land of the free his research was made illegal and he was thrown into prison for years in solitary confinement... after which the CIA tested LSD on unknowing soldiers, gotta love that US government.

    pioneer researcher into the nature of consciousness, physician and psychoanalyst specializing in biophysics, neurophysiology, electronics, computer theory and neuroanatomy Dr. John C. Lilly, M.D. (1915-2001)
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    Dr. John C. Lilly, M.D. was a physician and psychoanalyst specializing in biophysics, neurophysiology, electronics, computer theory, and neuroanatomy. He was a pioneer researcher into the nature of consciousness using as his principal tools the isolation tank, dolphin communication and psychedelic drugs, sometimes in combination. This work led him to interspecies communication research projects between man and dolphin. Timothy Leary praised him as the twentieth century's Columbus, who brought back conspicuous data from the far most inner world journey.

    psychedelic author Krystle Cole - About Page - Mini Documentary - Blog - Trip Guide - Facebook
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    Krystle Cole runs the wonderful website and its YouTube Channel which is one of the most informative sources on entheogens today. She has a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree in Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling from Washburn University. She also has a Master of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in evaluation, research, and measurement from Capella University. Additionally, she is currently enrolled in the Psychology PhD program at Capella University. Krystle is also a published author and makes educational videos that can be viewed on youTube.

    psychedelic author & philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck
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    Daniel Pinchbeck is a philosopher, writer and advocate of psychedelic drug use and experience. He is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism. In Breaking Open the Head, Pinchbeck explored shamanism via ceremonies with tribal groups such as the Bwiti of Gabon and the Secoya in the Ecuadorean Amazon. In 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, he examines indigenous prophecy through personal and philosophical approaches, and offers the hypothesis that humanity is experiencing an accelerated process of global consciousness transformation, leading to a new realization of time and space and, possibly, a harmonic planetary civilization within the next six years.

    Hippies and DMT, Kundalini Yoga
    Other notable psychonauts:

  • Dr. Albert Hoffman was a prominent Swiss scientist and best known as the "father" of LSD.
  • Michael Harner, Ph.D. is an anthropologist and shaman, his book Way of the Shaman was a groundbreaking work and he has a few great shamanic drumming audiobooks to get you into a Shamanic Altered State. Harner's reputation was essentially destroyed by ignorant academic peers when he "went native" and began to represent himself as a shaman, and actually learned something compared to his close-minded colleagues.
  • Aldous Huxley was a British writer who emigrated to the United States. He was a member of the famous Huxley family who produced a number of brilliant scientific minds. By the end of his life, Huxley was considered, in certain circles, a 'leader of modern thought.'
  • Clifford Pickover, Ph.D an author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science, mathematics, and science fiction. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He is the author of over thirty books on such topics as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life, and science fiction. Pickover is an inventor with dozens of patents, the author of puzzle calendars, and puzzle contributor to magazines geared to children and adults. His Neoreality science-fiction series explores the fabric of reality and religion. His website hosts the great daily link page Reality Carnival. He has some riveting articles on his website for instance DMT, Moses, God. Here is a YouTube vid of an overview of his books.
  • Martin W. Ball, Ph.D. is a musician, artist and writer. His latest writings are Mushroom Wisdom and Orobai's Vision. Mushroom Wisdom is a practical guide to spiritual consciousness through the use of entheogens and shamanic techniques of mystical awareness. The book also features original artwork. Orobai's Vision is a dynamic and captivating first installment of my four-part Tales of Aurduin series, combining such inspirations as shamanism, sacred geography, etc
  • Bill Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, satirist, social critic, philosopher and revolutionary.
  • Joe Rogan is also an American comedian, also known from his work on TV. He is a user and enthusiast of psychedelic drugs and has a great DMT experience mp3 up for download at his site. Also check out video clips of the same audio clip remixed with Shpongle's Divine moments of Truth on VG, or this one on YT or this one on Myspace.
  • Doug Stanhope is another American comedian and is running for American president as a libertarian candidate in 2008! :p He's compared a lot to Bill Hicks, Deadbeat Hero is a great standup, Word of Mouth is even better! Because of his no-nonsense style large-scale walk-outs by his American audiences are not uncommon, Doug admits cheerfully "People will leave. I go on stage, it's like I'm leading you into battle - you're not all going to be here at the end." He also has a half hour video out of him and a friend on mushrooms tripping in a hotelroom called "Drug Abuse" floating around on vid sites.
  • Dr. Richard Alpert later known as Baba Ram Dass, was a professor of psychology at Harvard University who became well known for his controversial research program which studied the effects of LSD. He later converted to Hinduism and is currently one of the most prominent American Hindus. He wrote the famous book "Be here now." I also recommend the great documentary "Fierce Grace." (Ram Dass needs our help!)
  • Zoe7 is an alias for a notable psychonaut, Joseph Marti. He is noted for being a pioneer in combining psychedelics with brain wave sensors-essentially allowing him to take psychedelics in a specific brain wave state such as REM sleep or delta wave sleep. This has been found to radically alter the experience. Recently, he's been heavily involved with South American shamanism. Essentially, he leads retreats where people pay to do ayahuasca.
  • Jack Kerouac was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation.
  • Ken Kesey was an American author, best known for his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and as a cultural icon whom some consider a link between the beat generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s.
  • Alexander "Sasha" Theodore Shulgin is an American pharmacologist, chemist, author and drug developer.
  • Stanislav Grof is a psychiatrist, one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and a pioneering researcher into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness for purposes of exploring, healing, and obtaining growth and insights into the human psyche.

  • YT: Bill Hicks & God's other Devil (Trippy mix on Drugs & Evolution)
    "At one point consciousness-altering devices like the microscope and telescope were criminalized for exactly the same reasons
    that psychedelic plants were banned in later years. They allow us to peer into bits and zones of Chaos."
    Timothy Leary
    "Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen..."
    Alan Watts
    "People use the word 'natural'... what is natural to me are these botanical species which interact directly with the nervous system.
    What I consider artificial is 4 years at Harvard, and the Bible, and Saint Patrick's cathedral, and the sunday school teachings."
    Timothy Leary
    "Let us declare nature to be legitimate. All plants should be declared legal, and all animals for that matter.
    The notion of illegal plants and animals is obnoxious and ridiculous."
    Terence McKenna
    "Don't just eat a mushroom stem and see colors, eat the whole bag and see God one time in your life!
    A real God! Not some storybook bullshit God that's been fucking kicked in your head for the last 2000 years that
    you just accept with no logic what so ever, a real God that works for you. Everytime you deny your own logic,
    deny your own instincts, you deny your own God you fucking moron."
    Doug Stanhope
    "The White Man goes into his church and talks about Jesus. The Indian goes into his Tipi and talks with Jesus."
    Comanche Quanah Parker
    "The fungi were placed on a table by the pool, I picked on up, it tasted even worse than it looked
    bitter, stringy. I began to feel strange, mildly nausious, detached. Everything was quivering with life,
    even inanimate objects. I gave way to the light and discovered a sea of possibilities, other realities.
    By that swimming pool I learned more about the mind than I had in 15 years as a diligent psychologist."
    Timothy Leary
    "I think any reasonable person can conclude that the redemption of the world, if it's to be achieved, can only be achieved through magic.
    It's too late for science. It's too late for hortatory politics."
    Terence McKenna

    External Links
    Dedroidify Entheogens Blogposts
    The Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension & Youtube channel
    Documentaries: the God Botherers - Entheogen: awakening the divine within
    The Entheogen Theory of Religion and Ego Death
    A Short Guide About Hallucinogenic Drugs For the Explorers of Inner Space by Donald J. DeGracia
    8 Circuits of Consciousness - Neuropharmacy - Aldous Huxley: The Doors of Perception
    Second Attention - Datachurch - Psychedelic Salon - Future Hi
    Erowid: reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants and chemicals
    Nearthworth Obtain - Consciousness Cafe - Entheogenic Reformation - Bruce Eisner's Vision Thing
    Psychonauts - Entheogen - Psychedelics - Shaman Visions - Psychedelic Santa Clause

    YT: Terence McKenna clip: The Psychedelic Experience
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