All experience is a drug experience. Whether it's mediated by our own [endogenous] drugs, or whether it's mediated by substances that we ingest that are found in plants, cognition, consciousness, the working of the brain, it's all a chemically mediated process. Life itself is a drug experience.

— Dennis McKenna

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I get frustrated with people who say that a drug experience can have no spiritual validity. I'm here to tell you that all experience is a drug experience. We're all on drugs all the time, largely because we are MADE of drugs


Nobody can have your psychedelic experience for you;

you just have to screw your courage up and raise the cup to your lips or smoke the pipe or whatever it is and face what's in there.


Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.


You monkeys only think you're running things.


As the sphere of understanding grows ever larger, necessarily the surface area of ignorance gets ever bigger