By Dan Carpenter
A daring cartography of the interior panorama seen purely to these experiencing altered states• provides the psychedelic adventure as an target panorama that embodies the opposite, instead of a subjective frame of mind• presents corroboration of phenomena encountered via those that enterprise into this domainJourneying into the invisible international published via his use of the dissociative psychedelic DXM (dextromethorphan), Dan chippie came upon that what he skilled was once no longer easily subjective sensations and mental states yet an goal international of regular, if inordinately unusual, landmarks and characters. The working diary he stored of those voyages recounts impressions of a panorama charted by means of different tourists into this internal house and contains descriptions of the various related phenomena recorded by means of such brain tourists as Terence and Dennis McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and others who've skilled the hive mind--the pool of all realization. Into this territory the place expression is like chaos conception, the place oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the possible anarchic swirl of pictures and occasions, the writer ventures with the state of mind of a naturalist, accepting no matter what could be instead of what he hopes he may well locate. What emerges isn't really a position crafted via subjective event, yet a panorama that embodies the opposite and that represents a wide awake nation within which the boundaries among the self and the not-self dissolve.
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