The Awakened Viking

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  1. I usually hike during the summer vacation, and it always strike me it's too hot, that actually autumn temperatures makes it the perfect hiking period
  2. Spiral Dynamics: Coral
  3. If he truly got it, I don't think anyone win here.. 1. He recovers from mild symptoms, "See I told you, fake news, it's just a regular flu" 2. He recovers from serious symptoms, "See, I'm still strong and healthy, Biden would never have survived that!" 3. He dies, at the edge of an election I assume this would cause complete chaos in the republican party and among his followers?
  4. Is it easier to grasp if I tell you physicality is part of the dream, that touching something and perceiving it as solid is part of the trick?
  5. Time is a gift, in order to make stories
  6. I guess it's good practice for the future when another virus spawn which is way more deadly and acts quicker
  7. Sometimes this forum is 1000 years ahead of its time
  8. Sure if you are just comfortable and have never really suffered in life I guess you can enjoy an "ignorance is bliss" state of the lower stages. But many advance up the stages because of deep suffering, they are seekers and "have no choice", with such an intense suffering that nothing external is enough to keep them distracted. Then the methods that actually heal are revealed and you start to see the limitations of your current stage/paradigm and advance to the next stage. If the suffering is deep enough, your seeking will eventually end up in turquoise as only the Truth will suffice, all delusion is revealed as the lies they are as they can't touch the deepest suffering. That people can live good healthy lives in lower stages is not something many disagree on, but haven't you seen these people still chase "the next thing" live relatively spoiled/privileged lives surrounded by lots of material comfort, or maybe a group of like-minded people that just confirm their comforting beliefs?
  9. Absolutely. First guest: Peter Ralston
  10. But think about it, if your favorite method for distraction from looking inward is criticism, Leo is probably the most juicy target out there, he must taste so good to him
  11. And Jim Newman isn't that old, 50? Ethan Kahn It depends on how deep these youtube channels reporting on their spiritual journey/psychedelic reports go in their own time, if they continue into the depths, there can lots of upcoming guides. I don't know if you define a "guru" as someone that are good at explaining their awakenings, or have lived in a cave for a few decades
  12. Why start with a high dose of any psychedelic? If you're doing it to show off how "good you are at letting go" or being "spiritually hardcore", it's going to kick your ass. I'm still integrating the experience of Ayahuasca, and the day after 22 grams of magic truffles, taken 6 months ago. Rediscovering what meditation and breathing techniques actually is trying to open you up to, bliss is already here, available even without psychedelics, they are just effective at showing you glimpses and revealing entangled barriers/delusion/fear. And 22 grams of truffles isn't even a mindblowing dose when comparing the psilocybin dose to dried mushrooms, no machine elves or cosmic surgery by aliens, still it was enough to synchronize mind/body/consciousness and make me roll around in orgasm for 3 hours just by pinching my ear tips. There i so much to discover between the beginning stages and the other-worldly dimensions you read in high dose reports. For example, after that first magic truffle trip I naturally felt like forming different kind of Mudras with my hands, even though I've never been trained in any religion, or Hindu/Samurai/Egyptian/Indian culture and symbolism where they do that all the time, I come from a mechanical/calculated/materialistic 1st world culture. But when you feel there is an energy in your body that want to flow through your hands in specific ways, you surrender to that and let it, and the field of Mudras is something you can study and experiment with for a long time. What if you take a higher dose than your level of development, and all these discoveries blast over your head, and you get no insight to contemplate or take with you when you do non-psychedelic inner work? And after reading lots of reports I think I was overly prepared compared to the average first timer, even though I had a complex PTSD diagnosis from a hellish childhood. Very little fear like you describe. Absurd levels of open-mindedness. Years of different kind of intense exercise, building discipline and getting to know my body. Hundreds of hours of intellectual/conceptual research on psychedelics and non-duality in general, which is still important even though the experience is beyond words, as your starting point is only made up of concepts and intellectual delusion. And during the 12 months before my first psychedelic, I had 5 months of solo "retreats" in Norwegian national parks and mountains, where I just walked without any clear goal, breathing and being mindful and living simply in silence, that also prepares your whole being without directly "doing" an advanced technique, getting away from distractions so you can discover what it is to just be, maybe some bad habits or resistance surface during such a hiking trip, and you can meditate on it or even scream it out in the mountains, working through the intense negativity without psychedelic influence first. So even I with all this preparation got profound heavenly insights and experiences from just a medium dose of psychedelics. And if you know you carry a lot of fear and negativity WITHOUT the psychedelics, you can easily pull this shit out in a simple meditation session, try sitting for 1 hour and see if you go crazy, if you can't deal with 1 hour of simple meditation in your normal state, how do you expect your psychedelic trip will be.
  13. It's just his teaching style+passion for Truth. And anyway, he's just 1 of 100 different spiritual teachers you should lean on. If he truly is turning mad, it will be an interesting perspective to observe as he's a master INTP, researcher and philosopher, and you will still have 99 spiritual teachers left to walk with you on your path. At the end of the day, the real work happens within you and all this guidance and lectures are nothing but vague signposts. Your own direct experience is the highest authority and should be nourished by thousands of different perspectives, not just