My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.— Nikola Tesla
Provocative Psychedelic quotations
Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.
To get really high is to forget yourself.
And to forget yourself is to see everything else. And to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe.
Evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness.
Go to the meadows, go to the garden, go to the woods. Open your eyes!
Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle.
Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.
Through my LSD experience and my new picture of reality, I became aware of the wonder of creation, the magnificence of nature and of the animal and plant kingdom. I became very sensitive to what will happen to all this and all of us.
LSD wanted to tell me something. It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation.
You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.
You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.
A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.
If you don't have a plan, you become part of somebody else's plan.
When you study natural science and the miracles of creation, if you don't turn into a mystic you are not a natural scientist.
It's very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.
I think it's obvious that the psychedelics are demonized and illegalized by our society because somewhere in our society are controlling minds that realize that these substances have the potential, have the power to unpick the controlling hierarchy.
Whenever in doubt, turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.
Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience upon which primordial shamanism is based is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.
Psychedelic drugs cause paranoia, confusion, and total loss of reality in politicians that have never taken them.
The danger of psychedelic drugs, the danger of mind-opening, the danger of consciousness expansion, the danger of inner discovery is a danger to the establishment.
I see light at the end of the tunnel.
The brain is not a blind, reactive machine, but a complex, sensitive biocomputer that we can program. And if we don't take the responsibility for programming it, then it will be programmed unwittingly by accident or by the social environnement.
LSD, wisely used by professionals, could reprogram enough nervous systems to accelerate consciousness and intelligence before we laid ourselves and our planet waste."To use your head you have to go out of your mind" "You are a God, act like one"
The first narcotics bust in history is Jehovah busting Adam and Eve for eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
You are one with the same force that provides the spiral arms of the galaxy.
That universal creativity. It's also what you are as well. And when the mystic eye is open and sees that, a person is forever changed !
You can't blame the President for the state of the country, it's always the poets' fault. You can't expect politicians to come up with a vision, they don't have it in them. Poets have to come up with the vision and they have to turn it on so it sparks and catches hold.
Psychedelic drugs don't change you - they don't change your character - unless you want to be changed. They enable change; they can't impose it.
... How is it [, then] that the leaders of our society have seen fit to try to eliminate this one very important means of learning and self-discovery, this means which has been used, respected, and honored for thousands of years, in every human culture of which we have a record?
It is essential that our present negative propaganda regarding psychedelic drugs be replaced with honesty and truthfulness about their effects, both good and bad.
The world amazed me, in that I saw it as I had when I was a child.
I had forgotten the beauty and the magic and the knowingness of it and me.
The potential of the psychedelic drugs to provide access to the interior universe, is, I believe, their most valuable property.
There is a wealth of information built into us .
.. tucked away in the genetic material in every one of our cells ... without some means of access, there is no way even to begin to guess at the extent and quality of what is there. The psychedelic drugs allow exploration of this interior world, and insights into its nature.
How he could be a good user of LSD," I asked, "And know about the spiritual dimension - all that sort of thing - and still be a crook? I don't understand." "Then it's time you did. Psychedelic drugs don't change you - they don't change you character - unless you want to be changed. They enable change; they can't impose it.
The experienced, wise, energetic, intelligent individual functioning in a loose coalition with others in a wide network is far more effective than he is in a tightly organized group.
The dullard finds even wine tasteless, while the sorcerer is intoxicated by the mere sight of water.
We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth's noise.
We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth's noise.
Drugs allows us to taste the beyond but do not make us masters of the transcendental.
Many of the Huichols and North American peyotists claim that when one eats peyote, one is "tasting oneself: if the user is pure, this cactus is "sweet." Barbara Myerhoff, accompanying the Huichols during their 1965 and 1966 hunts, recorded that they urge new participants to "Chew it well. It is sweet, like tortillas.
The Mandrake is the "Tree of Knowledge" and the burning love ignited by its pleasure is the origin of the human race
I'm a former hippie; I did drugs back when they were healthy. The only time I ever did LSD was at Disney World. I didn't go there - it came to me. I was Snow White.
Life is an ecstasy. Life is sweet as nitrous oxide.
LSD...reinforc ed my sense of what was important-creat ing great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.
Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life.
To make this trivial world sublime, take half a gram of phanerothyme.
Surrealism to me is reality. Psychedelic vision is reality to me and always was.