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  1. No not automatically, psychedelics aren't mechanical in that way. Although if you trip a bunch you probably can't help but make some changes. I don't want to make it seem like psychedelics are just self-help tools here, but there's definitely that element to them. Yes! I'd say Forestluv really nailed it there too! That's a great analogy.
  2. Psychedelics are nonspecific mind-amplifiers. An analogy could be that normally you have a sink to fill with the water of your experience, and taking a psychedelic enlarges it to a bathtub. After the trip you're back to having a sink, but you've had that experience of being a bathtub. So you have direct experience of what it's like to expand past the limits of being a sink. Before that it might have been really hard to imagine what that would even be. And then you might get the idea that maybe you can grow your sink, and you have a better grasp of which way to go, and what that might look like.
  3. I wonder if sub-buccally (between gums and cheek/lip) would have any hope of working? It would be less likely to get dissolved in saliva and swallowed than under the tongue. Surely less effective than nasal or boofal.
  4. He's a delightful storyteller. That was clearly not his first time dropping acid either eh? Amazing that he didn't have a lot of emotional trauma from that experience.
  5. Locked as this is a low quality/effort post. Meth is a dangerous and highly addictive drug that ruins people's lives. We don't encourage it here at all.
  6. I can't remember if I did or if I just understood what he was saying: Inhale, exhale.
  7. That was a great post. Very relatable - not that I've done an acid bender like that, but I feel I've touched down on the same cycle of experience on a smaller time scale a bunch of times with some heavy trips. I'm sure many of us here have as well. This even happens in the scale of the cycle of breath during meditation. When you slow down and settle in enough you can see it. At the end of the exhale sits annihilation, infinity, unconditioned being. The inhale brings maya, life, the multitude. I asked an accomplished zen teacher about this and he didn't have a direct answer as to why this is, but he asked me: What's the first thing you do when you're born? And what's the last thing you do when you die?
  8. Her book is very good (and fast) as well, and expands a lot on the topics of her TED talk
  9. One thing I didn't like about that movie was that all of the women in it were flat characters, they functioned essentially like furniture in the story. For a movie that was ostensibly about a woke family, it was completely male-centric. Like the old Dick and Jane books where Dick is always doing the thing as Jane watches from the sidelines.
  10. DPT is lab made, it does not occur in nature as far as we know. It is however, chemically quite close to DMT. It was discovered by following the variations that are possible on the DMT base molecule.
  11. I think there's a big difference between factory bread that uses really fast yeasts to pump out the loaves, vs the ones that use slower fermentation, like sourdough. I feel a lot better when I eat those good quality breads too. We just eat homemade sourdough here. I don't know too much about why those breads are so much better, but I've noticed the same thing. I think a lot of the bad rap that wheat gets might actually be the processes that industrialized food production uses, rather than the grain itself.
  12. @intotheblack in the environmental sense. Chicken farming produces far less GHGs compared to all other farmed meats. https://ourworldindata.org/less-meat-or-sustainable-meat Chicken produces 1/5 the GHG of beef for example. It also has one of the highest conversions of feed -> protein compared to other farming. So basically you can feed more people off of the same amount of feed going into the system. Beef contributes to deforestation. Chicken does not. Fish and farmed fish are ravaging the oceans (see Seaspiracy), chicken is much more auditable and contained. I'm vegetarian personally so I don't eat chicken, but if you're going to eat meat, it's probably the greenest choice. I almost wish I liked eating chicken, I see it as a great choice as a protein source.
  13. No rice is not wheat, rice is rice. Both wheat and rice are grains, and bread is usually made from wheat (sometimes with a bit of other grains). @Striving for more