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Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 21:14:12 UTC 2023

Yeah I mean all those people are phonies.  But LSD isn't ;)

On Sat, Apr 8, 2023, 4:35 PM efc--- via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Apr 2023, Will Steinberg via extropy-chat wrote:
> > Interested in your thoughts on religion.   Do you like psychedelics
> perchance?
> >
> Hello Will!
> I find it quite fascinating and I do try to read about transpersonal
> psychology and psychedelic therapy if something interesting comes up
> across my journeys over the web.
> I do believe that those experiences can be achieved without drugs, but
> that it takes time and effort, and perhaps it also has an element of
> inherent skill or inclination.
> I also find it interesting that some people chase the experience all
> their lives, and I get the feeling that they are after the experience
> and not the end result, and thus get "hooked" on it.
> Other people, go through the experience and come out transformed and
> lead a fuller and richer life.
> Still others, seem to show no need or desire for the types of
> experiences produced by these drugs and procedures.
> So is this something connected with individual genes and disposition, or
> is it something universal, where the ones who are committed atheists and
> dedicated their lives to humanism and helping others, are just missing
> out?
> I don't know.
> But looking at some therapist "superstars" it seems that they develop a
> therapy that corresponds with a deep need within themselves. Be it
> spiritual, sexual, power oriented, or scientific/logical.
> Well, there you have it. Some unordered rambling on that theme.
> Best regards,
> Daniel
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