“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
What does it mean to “have new eyes”?
Well, it could mean many things – one of them being to alter ones consciousness via psychedelics or marijuana.
Alcohol alters consciousness too, but we all know that very little to no good comes from alcohol. We shouldn’t make alcohol illegal though. If people want to drink alcohol they should be able to, & I love drinking sometimes. Pro choice is my choice.
(I accept the effects, haha..)
Psychedelics on the other hand are extremely beneficial. They can literally, at least temporarily, give people new eyes. Yes, like Jesus giving sight to the blind – this is definitely similar.
In this case & possibly in Jesus’s time too, the “blind” are people that might be able to see – but their vision is skewed – they don’t see things clearly – they only see things how they think they are – from their personal, biased perspective.
What psilocybin mushrooms can do, especially with an experienced & trustworthy guide, is temporarily open peoples’ eyes to true reality – beyond human ideas. Real reality. Which can never be defined in words. It is beyond words. It’s an experience.
& it is fucking gorgeous.