Sex, Drugs, Einstein & Elves: Sushi, Psychedelics, Parallel Universes and the Quest for Transcendence

Sex, Drugs, Einstein & Elves: Sushi, Psychedelics, Parallel Universes and the Quest for Transcendence

Clifford A. Pickover

Language: English

Pages: 318

ISBN: 1890572179

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Sex, Drugs, Einstein & Elves: Sushi, Psychedelics, Parallel Universes and the Quest for Transcendence

Clifford A. Pickover

Language: English

Pages: 318

ISBN: 1890572179

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A smorgasbord of subjects designed to bend reality and stretch the reader's mind.

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The Renaissance

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The North American Indians in Early Photographs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abandoned. Most of the coastline consists of nearly inaccessible cliffs. Ayahuasca Introduction Christian Ratsch is a colorful character, with waist-length hair and long beard. He and others suggest that “enlightenment” does not require years of meditation but rather can be experienced through relevant drug interactions taking place in the brain.10 One of the popular routes to enlightenment for many explorers of the mind is through ayahuasca, an Amazonian plant potion containing DMT. We will

general. Reality itself can be viewed as a language, and the language of thought is closely related to that of reality at large. So we might just as well say that the language of thought, rather than limiting our ability to understand reality at large, facilitates it. However, if one’s mental language is artificially constrained, then one’s insight and creativity may indeed be impaired. The surest proof against this is an open mind and a desire to learn.42 Writers like William S. Burroughs and

now sit. Today, nothing of the original 1920 library walls remains. All that exists of Hart himself is an old portrait now hanging on the first floor in the paperback section. He and his wife are buried in the Methodist Churchyard in Shrub Oak. Hart loved his house and the land, and wrote poetry. Nowadays, the library has a great collection of books by philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970). Russell was many things: a mathematician, a logician, an atheist, a champion of peace, a controversial

minds are naturally designed to sense reality as it “really” is? Perhaps there is no guarantee. If this concept seems weird, consider a far-fetched example. Imagine a phenomenon or a creature called a cryptozoid that has been lurking among us since the dawn of evolution. If our ancient ancestors died every time they perceived these phenomena, evolution would favor creatures who did not perceive those creatures or phenomena. Perhaps DMT is an instrument for seeing the cryptozoic chiaroscuro. As a

the sensation of seeing aliens, elves, or being in the presence of God(s) is not unique to DMT users. Otherwise sane people who have never tried DMT report these sensations all the time, and it is generally treated as a sign of psychosis. Recent research has shown that, by stimulating parts of the temporal lobe, one can reliably reproduce the feeling of being in the presence of God or angels, or of being watched.29 Kent has seen the elves in his DMT experiences (and on Psilocybe mushrooms as

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