Saturday, October 05, 2019

What will spiritual war look like?

New Scientist: Extinction Rebellion founder calls for mass psychedelic disobedience

"I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice," Gail Bradbrook said

and...

"The causes of the crisis are political, economic, legal and cultural systemic issues but underneath that are issues of human trauma, powerlessness, scarcity and separation. The system resides within us and the psychedelic medicines are opportunities to help us shift our consciousness," she told the conference.

This control over the mind is, I think, the key battle. Much unscalable behaviour comes from our own fears or security and social comfort, and capitalism is quite successful at selling us things based on that - light and heat, lack of death, finding partnerships, etc. All worthy goals, but the way we've dealt with them has too many side effects, both ecologically and mentally.

For me, this ties back to Shaun's dharmaecology idea posted recently, but also back to many other thoughts along the same line of course. Jung's work looks at this split between "rational" and "irrational" (conscious vs subconscious, man vs nature, etc) back in the 50s for instance.

I'm up for a psychological war; spiritual tools as part of the move to a new future (not just a "fight against" climate change, but a healing of the planet-human soul.)

Bring the wards and charms and sigils. Chant with drums. Automatic writing, not automatic weapons. Bring it on.

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On a side note, this post is just part of an ongoing discussion in my head, spread around a bunch of places on the net. The ability to have multiple discussions with different people, all overlapping and feeding (mentally) into each other is a huge thing for me at the moment. Blogposts, Signal groups, XMPP chatrooms, drunken pub talks... All these are being woven together. Thanks if you've been chatting to me, you know who you are.


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