Entheogen Anthropology

a desire for a sacred altered state of consciousness seems to be part of how we define ourselves as human - muraco

I'm of the belief that the spiritual crisis pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by a change in our world view. We need a cultural shift - in our shared ways of organizing reality.

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Despite Western civilization’s rather recent awareness, hallucinogenic sacramental plant use has been a part of the human experience for millennia. Indeed, a desire for a sacred altered state of consciousness seems to be part of how we define ourselves as human.

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People have long sought to enrich their lives and to awaken to their full natures through rites of passage. The nine pillars of the code of ethics include: Intention, Serving Society, Serving Individuals, Competence, Ingegrity, Quiet Presence, Not for Profit, Tolerance and Peer Review.

Po-mo shamans are modern-day entheo-spiritual sitters and faciliators (not guides, nor therapists nor priests)… assisting other humans who wish to express themselves within the Gnostic-ecstastic approach.

Certain things to consider are:
  • Clear Thinking
    The journeyer’s path must be conceived and the decision to undergo must occur in a non-altered state.
  • Be Present
    Communication is most important. Communication is intention.

Be versed in the principles of tripping and psychedelic exploration.

The characteristic property of entheogens, to suspend the boundaries between the experiencing self and the outer world in an ecstatic, emotional experience, makes it possible with suitable internal and external perparation to evoke a mystical experience according to plan, so to speak... potentially changing the landscape.

  • Entheo - entheusiasm -- from a normative state to an abnormal state
  • entheogens refer to the historical use of certain substances as an intregal part of a paticular cultures spiritual-religious practice
  • euphoria : a strong sense of happiness and well-being...