If you desire to seek her wisdom, you really need to read widely and this book would be a good start. Not that any reading will be of help when you court her, the Shepherdess, especially if you do it by smoking enhanced leaves concentrate. I read these books to help process what I experienced with Ska Maria. She is like DMT, she will wisk you away to other dimensions in seconds, leaving you disembodied in the void. She is no joke and for those who approach without Salvia is something unique. She is no joke and for those who approach without respect, she can be terrifying.
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With repeated sessions using salvia over the course of several years, J. His repeated immersion in these states of trance, as well as his analysis of their approach and withdrawal, led to a profound reassessment of the nature of normal perception and a reevaluation of what we refer to as the real world.
With true-life descriptions of salvia-induced visionary states, this book offers a detailed experiential analysis for those interested in exploring salvia in their quest for higher knowledge.
What at first appeared to be peripheral occurrences, with time deepened and began to evince a more central role in the trance. Perhaps the most significant of these aspects was the gradual realization that, at a certain point in the initial entering of the state, there occurred a unique transformation in the area of language. This was so subtle that only with repeated trials, as well as a deliberate focus on the actual mode of perceptual transformation, did it become apparent that it held not a peripheral role but a central one.
At a certain point after entering the state, the language that would normally describe in an internal, almost unconscious, way the scenes, thoughts, and images that arrive through the senses would change.
It would cease to be English. This apparent absurdity proved to be not only what might be perceived as an arbitrary adjunct to the experience but an essential component of the change of awareness that entailed so many incomprehensible facets. It was as if the language itself was inexorably linked to the perceptual changes intrinsic to the state. It almost seemed as though the rapidity and depth of the experiences necessitated its own mode of communication.
Since the defining modality of these experiences was proving to be the cessation of thought, it follows that the normal process of language would also have to undergo a radical change. It goes without saying that normal language depends wholly on memory for every aspect of its functioning.
If the memory itself ceases to function, as was becoming apparent in the salviaic state, then language as we know it must also cease. The language that characterizes the trance state is, like so many other aspects of the salviaic state, at once totally foreign yet somehow utterly familiar. After I began suspecting that there was indeed a change of language, I endeavored to observe the exact point of the shift, to observe the nuances of this change. What I found was that there occurred an all but unnoticeable transition into this new mode of communication.
As this foreign nature would become more obvious, it seemed there would come a point at which I would question in some very primitive, immediate manner whether the scene I was witnessing was disturbingly alien or secure and familiar. At the same time, as these foreign occurrences would begin to manifest, this new language, as well, would begin to make its appearance. As I mentioned above, this alien language would begin to enter the context of the vignettes in an essentially seamless fashion.
I would find myself witnessing a scene that was in effect being described in this new language. As a result of this change of conceptual matrix, the scene would then transform in a most subtle fashion into something comprehensible. The latter can be an experience startling to the point of wakefulness. While the salviaic voices are merely part of the progressing vision, the distinct auditory nature is not dissimilar.
The paradoxical nature of this new language was such that, although recognizable initially as foreign, it was also totally comprehensible. One would scarcely even notice the transition, since this other language is completely understandable and dovetails so appropriately with the new state in which one finds oneself.
I can only surmise that it was through this medium, since normal words would be unbearably cumbersome and irretrievably out of reach. The form of this word was like a bowl--the open end being pressed to my chest, my arms wrapping around the bottom of the bowl. The concept of name was not concerned with appellation but more with some primitive type of signature.
Salvia Divinorum: Doorway to Thought-Free Awareness
Salvinorin: The Psychedelic Essence of Salvia Divinorum - PDF Free Download When James Arthur decided to experiment with Salvia divinorum, a Mexican visionary plant sacred to the Mazatecs, he was expecting a hallucinogenic experience-but not the transformation of his entire view of the world. With repeated sessions over t It begins with an overview of the use of hallucinogenic drugs in the United States. The author is careful to affirm that he is not promoting the use of such drugs, only recording his personal experiences over several years. He also makes clear that he did extensive research into the chemical makeup of salvia before using it, and that the drug was legal in the United States when he did his experimentation with it.
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