Salvador Dali - Adolescence
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.William Blake (via ivarsnotes)
Michael Talbot - Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe
The holographic model allows us to conceptualize phenomena that have remained on the fringes of science — synchronicities, psychic experiences, UFOs, poltergeists, spiritual experiences, states of higher consciousness. In part one of this two part program Michael Talbot discusses the holographic model of brain functioning and the “implicate order” model of quantum physics. He proposes that these two models combined explain many unsolved mysteries in both brain functioning (such as memory and vision) and quantum physics (such as the problem of hidden variables and quantum interconnectedness).
Michael Talbot is author of Mysticism and the New Physics, Beyond the Quantum, Your Past Lives and The Holographic Universe. He also authored four novels. This program was taped approximately six months before his untimely death in May 1992.
Terence McKenna (via alloftime)
Remember I said that DMT is in the human brain?
Well, it concentrates in the human cerebro-spinal fluid, on a 24-hour cycle, and it reaches its peak of concentration between 3 and 4 AM in most people.
That’s when the deep REM sleep is happening.
When you give somebody DMT, they lay back, they close their eyes, and the way you — the guide, the sitter, I don’t like the word guide — you the sitter, the way you can tell that they’re getting off is their eyes dart wildly behind their closed eyelids.
It means they’re in REM, they’re in REM sleep, they’ve been
immediately shoved into deep dreaming.
So I believe that what DMT is doing in normal human metabolism is it mediates the the spiral descent into dream, and that every single night we are reunited with the boundary-less oceanic mystery of being that we are so frantic about in waking life and so distant from.
Vincent van Gogh - Paysage à la tempête, 1885
"I submit that the real reason we criticized and disliked Lynch’s Laura’s muddy bothness is that it required of us an empathetic confrontation with the exact same muddy bothness in ourselves and our intimates that makes the real world of moral selves so tense and uncomfortable, a bothness we go to the movies to get a couple hours’ fucking relief from."
—David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
A new report says Europe’s fleet of nuclear power plants pose an increasing risk to millions of Europeans as the facilities age, and as governments decide to extend the operation of plants beyond their originally intended lifetimes.
The nearly 150-page report, commissioned by Greenpeace, synthesizes the research of eight European nuclear energy experts. It concludes that because of Europe’s heavy dependence on nuclear energy, governments are likely to extend plant operations 20 years or more past their designed limits, and recommends that European Union policies be changed to incentivize repairs and discourage the construction of new plants.
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Day 4: Hallucination
Carousels | Beirut
On Monday, RT’s Breaking the Set host Abby Martin, an American journalist based in Washington, ended her show by saying something “from [her] heart about the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine and Russia’s military occupation of Crimea.” What followed was a short monologue that may have surprised the channel’s mostly pro-Russian viewers:
"Just because I work here, for RT, doesn’t mean I don’t have editorial independence, and I can’t stress enough how strongly I am against any military intervention in sovereign nations’ affairs. What Russia did is wrong," said Martin, shaking her papers with emphasis. "I will not sit here and apologize or defend military aggression."
Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind, 1896 by Jean-Léon Gérôme