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BANNED TED Talk - DMT The War on Consciousness (Original Post) zeemike Mar 2015 OP
My turn to imagine Cirque du So-What Mar 2015 #1
I like that idea. zeemike Mar 2015 #2
Sounds to me like the speaker may have been depressed. Scrabbleddie Mar 2015 #3
I think a good part of humanity is depressed. zeemike Mar 2015 #4
The active components of psilocybin mushrooms have also been found to treat alcoholism Scrabbleddie Mar 2015 #5
welcome to du niyad Mar 2015 #10
Tks, cheers, n/t Scrabbleddie Mar 2015 #11
K&R DeSwiss Mar 2015 #6
Yep, culture is not your friend. zeemike Mar 2015 #7
"squirrelly religions" trusty elf Mar 2015 #8
this was banned??? navarth Mar 2015 #9
I wonder what "banned Ted talk" means, exactly? Quantess Apr 2015 #12
- see below. DeSwiss Apr 2015 #14
.... DeSwiss Apr 2015 #13

Cirque du So-What

(26,064 posts)
1. My turn to imagine
Sun Mar 29, 2015, 08:20 PM
Mar 2015

Imagine that Congress, instead of inviting demagogues (Bibi) to speak, brought in an ayahuasca shaman to give them all a foretaste of their eternal destiny - and by extension their effect upon others around the world and the world itself.


(67 posts)
3. Sounds to me like the speaker may have been depressed.
Sun Mar 29, 2015, 08:51 PM
Mar 2015

Some psychedelics are known to have striking benefits
in this regard. His spiritual awakening may have
been due, in part, to a brain chemistry reset.
I've thought about gambling on getting my cobwebs similarly cleared.
Nah. I guess I'll never know.


(18,998 posts)
4. I think a good part of humanity is depressed.
Sun Mar 29, 2015, 09:14 PM
Mar 2015

Whether they know it or not.

And he says exactly that...he got a reset, but I am not sure it was brain chemistry sense DMT is in our brain already.
The reset in psychedelics is in consciousness...and that is hard to explain unless you have experienced it.
But not all people can take that experience well, but for most it is a real revelation.


(67 posts)
5. The active components of psilocybin mushrooms have also been found to treat alcoholism
Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:17 PM
Mar 2015

and other addictions. The drugs potential as treatment to alcoholism is also similar to results found in relation to LSD in the 1950s and 60s.
There are also studies which include reports of psilocybin mushrooms sending both obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and OCD-related clinical depression (both being widespread and debilitating mental health conditions) into complete remission immediately and for up to months at a time. :Wiki


(5,927 posts)
9. this was banned???
Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:28 AM
Mar 2015

By whom? WTF. This was a perfectly acceptable TED talk. What narrow minded asshole would ban this? Cowards.


(27,630 posts)
12. I wonder what "banned Ted talk" means, exactly?
Wed Apr 1, 2015, 01:23 AM
Apr 2015

I've seen it before, but, banned where? I wonder.

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