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Psychedelic Fairy Tales

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
– Albert Einstein

My parents read me and my siblings fairy tales when we were young. They read us lots of stories from a range of authors. 

One of my favorite memories is of my dad reading me and my brother (we shared a room) Shel Silverstein at night.

His stories are short yet brilliant, fun, and filled with deep meaning.

Shel’s stories are psychedelic, Soul manifesting, without a doubt.

The Psychedelic Experience is sort of like a fairy tale in that it is so odd & surreal that it doesn’t seem real, yet it is.

This is one of the main reasons I created The Psychedelic Trip Journal, for you to capture some of your surreal psychedelic experiences & be able to take them with you into your daily life.

There’s also both a writing & drawing section for you to create your own fairy tale & more!

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Psychedelic Energy

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.”
– Einstein

Vibes are real.

Feelings are real.

& your feelings are enhanced when on psychedelics.

This is one huge reason why it’s necessary to consider your set & setting, which includes the people you will be tripping with, because who you trip with WILL influence your experience.

The people you trip with don’t need to be perfect but it’s good if they already have tripping experience & are genuinely supportive people.

Negative people will create problems for themselves & people in the group, if you let them. 

Positive people will enhance theirs & everyone in the group’s experience, naturally.

Choose wisely.

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Psychedelic Direction

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
-Buddha

In school we are taught many things, some useful & some not. One thing we are taught are the directions North, South, East, West…& that these directions are real & true…but these directions are just constructs…they are sometimes helpful in relation to humanity on this planet, but that’s all they are.

The Earth does not have or require directions though. It is directionless. Because it is beyond words & constructs. It just is.

It is people who create directions, and directions are relative to each person. 

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Psychedelic Consciousness

“Before they were called psychedelics they were called consciousness expanding drugs. Well if there’s any possibility that that’s true, let’s put our best people on it because consciousness is what we’re dying for. We don’t have enough of it. We can’t feed the hungry, we can’t manage a global economy, we can’t hold down guerrilla warfare, we can’t cure aids, we need to get smart! And if this stuff has anything to do with getting smart on any level, even for one in a thousand of those who use it, pour it on! We can’t stand around like a bunch of nitwits just watching the planet burn down around us.”
-Terence McKenna

There’s not much needed to add to this quote.

As a result, legalize psychedelics. Especially psilocybin mushrooms. 

Please & thank you✌️😎🍄✨

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Psychedelic Focus

“Newspaper taxis appear on your shore, waiting to take you away…”
– John Lennon

What does it mean to have psychedelic focus?

It means to have empowered focus. Focus that doesn’t give itself away unless it purposefully does so.

Focus that listens, but remains stable within self.

It means not letting newspapers carry your mind away like a taxi — To not give your attention to the bullshit news in the world, & to reclaim your mind.

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Psychedelic Creation

“I’m convinced that reality is a tinker toy set that we can learn to take apart and put together in completely different ways.”
– Terence McKenna

This quote speaks for itself.

The dream is real.

Believe.

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Psychedelic Politics

“Ideology is extremely alien to art. Political ideology I mean. And if you will but notice it is political ideology that has been calling the shots for the last 7 or 800 years. We can transcend politics if we can put some other program in place.
You cannot transcend politics into a void.
And I believe that a world without ideology could be created if what were put in place of ideology were the notion of the realization of the good, the true, and the beautiful, ya know.”
-Terence McKenna

Politics…

Are a part of just about all current organizations…

Politics…

Are the result of the human ego.

And we can transcend politics, but it will take time, focused collaborative efforts, & the use of psychedelic plant medicines, specifically psilocybin mushrooms, to transcend politics.

Ram Dass calls this place beyond politics “Soul Land” & that’s exactly what I’m talking about.

It’s a place of love.

A place where fear is less experienced.

A place of trust.

It’s, as Terence McKenna put it, “the realization of the good, the true, and the beautiful.”

It’s beyond ego while simultaneously recognizing, accepting, & working with the ego within us all.

& it’s a collaborative effort.

Lots of people are already working to create this positive change of Soul origin.

But there are also powerful people trying to keep things the same as usual…

It’s interesting that we are often taught to fear change…

It is fear of change that keeps things the same.

But change is often a catalyst toward a better future.

A future where love is our guide, not politics.

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Dissolving Self with Psilocybin

“As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving: you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.” 
-Ram Dass

I’ve explained the experience of my first psilocybin trip as if it were like I dissolved into the external world & became completely one with it.

How do I explain the experience of leaving my body? haha… it’s truly ineffable. It can only be experienced.

But to try — it’s an out-of-mind & out-of-body experience. It’s total trust in life, because you become one with life. There are no thoughts, but there is a feeling. & the feeling is complete bliss. It’s a knowing for certain, without a doubt, beyond thoughts, that EVERYTHING is perfect…The body knows for sure. 

This can be defined as a mystical experience, and for me, psilocybin triggered this. 

This didn’t mean that I was all of a sudden enlightened forever. All it was was temporary enlightenment, but this experience was so life-changing that I spent years working to integrate it into my daily life.

This is also why I created The Psychedelic Trip Journal — For you to integrate these experiences into your life.

But yea, my first psilocybin experience was in 2011 when I was a sophomore in college.

Ten years later, here I am. Integrating my integrations into the world, like so many before me. 

One of the main reasons I am an activist for psilocybin & plant medicine is because they can evoke these mystical experiences, temporary enlightenment, and even if it only happens for one in a million, it’s worth it.

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The Weird Psychedelic State

“What is always left out of descriptions of the psychedelic state, the deep psychedelic state, is how weird it is.”
-Terence McKenna

If you’ve tripped hard you know how weird the experience can get, but did you know it can get weirder?

& for those who have never used psychedelics or drugs and have kept the same mind your whole life, you can’t even imagine how weird the deep psychedelic state can get. 

Even for those who have used psychedelics, when they come back to “reality”, it’s impossible or close to impossible to describe some of what was just experienced.

^This is one reason I wrote The Psychedelic Trip Journal. It’s a journal I wish I had going into my first psilocybin experiences, and is great for all psychedelic trips. It helps people integrate what they learn during their trips — for the purpose of remembering what they learned to integrate it into their daily lives.

Because the deep psychedelic state is beyond weird.

It’s beyond space & time. 

It’s ineffable, but it might just eff you…haha…in the best of ways…

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Psychedelic Perspectives

“Experience life in all possible ways —
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter.

Experience all the dualities.
Don’t be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.” 
― Osho

Something my psilocybin experiences have taught me is that all experiences we go through contain purpose within.

Both when we agree & when we disagree.

Both when we are right & when we are wrong.

Both when we experience joy & when we experience pain.

That these experiences we go through are all a part of a collective process…& that when we are able to perceive life from this Soul perspective, it all makes sense.

Because the reality of life is beyond ego constructs.

But the ego is so deeply cemented into us from the time we are born — & especially cemented into us throughout childhood & growing up. 

Constructs that define us are reinforced again and again, telling us who we are, how & what to think & feel, & all sorts of biased mis-information.

^These constructs can be useful to a degree, but they often separate us from others & from the world around us.

When in reality, we are not separate at all.

From anything.

We are One with All.

This is who you are.

This is who I am.

This is who we are. 

Soul.