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Hi mate, do you have photos? I'm in Perth. Thanks. Edited for replies
I am keen.. can someone who is going message me to add on fb so I remember?
Hey there.. need to sell these cacti!
Trichocereus bridgesii var. cristata (crested)
Trichocereus bridgesii clones 'Kai' and 'Cliff'
Trchocereus terscheckii (Cardon Grande)
Trichocereus peruvianus 'MG Red Spined'
Trichocereus macrogona 'Sausage' (Matucana)
Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose (TBM)
Lophocereus schottii monstrose
Trichocereus pachanoi (REAL San Pedro)
Anyone know of any Bunnings that currently have Acacia acuminata?
Who is ready for another Perth meet? Trade some plants, chill in a park, make connections. I've missed it.
Let's make a meet happen sandgropers, it's been too long.
Was just wondering if there was a meet coming up, count me in I'll have some cacti cuttings to trade.
Saw this mentioned on disinfo, apologies if it's already been posted.
NEW MKULTRA DISCOVERY: Terence McKenna admited that he was a “deep background” and “PR” agent (CIA or FBI).August 23, 2013By Jan Irvin
This explosive audio clip that was just brought to my attention today by “Scott” reveals, in Terence McKenna’s own words, that he was in fact an agent.
The audio clip comes from Dec. 1994 from his lecture at the Esalen Institute, which may be found below in full.
As I wrote on August 28, 2012, in my article: How Darwin, Huxley, and the Esalen Institute launched the 2012 and psychedelic revolutions – and began one of the largest mind control operations in history. Some brief notes.(Here I’ve added most of the pertinent quotes from Mckenna’s True Hallucinations):
“…here is an interesting episode regarding McKenna being chased by Interpol and the FBI – from which no conclusion is ever mentioned. As Henk from Europe emailed me after this original article was published:
[Henk] In 1969, McKenna traveled to Nepal led by his “interest in Tibetan painting and hallucinogenic shamanism.” During his time there, he studied the Tibetan language and worked as a hashish smuggler, until “one of his Bombay-to-Aspen shipments fell into the hands of U. S. Customs.”
True Hallucinations, p. 22ff:
Late in August of 1969 fate turned me from hash smuggler to fugitive when one of my Bombay-to-Aspen shipments fell into the hands of U.S. Customs. I went underground and wandered throughout Southeast Asia and Indonesia, viewing ruins in the former and collecting butterflies in the later. Then came my time in Japan. Whether this gave me an edge on the others in experience seemed unlikely.
True Hallucinations page 166:
This decision to depart California (Henk:and return to the Amazon) was hailed by my circle in Berkeley. Concern for my mental state was rife among my friends, and rumor had reached us that the FBI was aware that I was somewhere back inside the country and had begun looking for me. The Bombay-to-Aspen hashish blues were catching up with me. It was, as they say, time to make a move.
True Hallucinations pg. 179
In February of 1970, a year before I arrived at La Chorrera, my fugitive wanderings had taken me to the island of Timor in Eastern Indonesia. Under indictment in the States for the heinous crime of importing hashish, I traveled and lived under the dramatic assumption that international police agencies were combing the globe looking for me. My cover, that of a graduate student in entomology doing field work for a degree—a butterfly collector—had worked well over the previous six months
True Hallucinations pg. 186
I swallowed hard. He didn’t look like the sort of person who would appreciate my stories of fighting the police at the Berkeley barricades shoulder-to-shoulder with affinity groups like the Persian Fuckers and the Acid Anarchists. Nor did my participation in the Human Be-In or the rolling orgies of the Summer of Love in the Haight-Ashbury seem appropriate to mention. And my recent stint as a hashish smuggler in India and my subsequent move undercover to avoid capture by Interpol also seemed out of place in this particular interview.
I decided to go with the usual half-truth reserved for straight people. “I am an art historian turned biologist. I went to Nepal to study Tibetan but found that I am no linguist when it comes to Asian languages. I have returned to biology, my first love. Specifically, I am an entomologist.
I am collecting butterflies here in Indonesia retracing the route of Alfred Russell Wallace. Wallace was the real discoverer of the theory of natural selection, but Darwin got all the credit. I identify with his underdog status. Wallace was shafted by Victorian science because he was of the wrong class and didn’t know how to play politics the way Darwin did. Wallace explored the Amazon Basin as well and if all goes well, I hope to travel and collect there too. Eventually I will write a monograph on speciation among the butterflies of Amazonas and Eastern Indonesia, which will get me a degree. Then, who knows. Teaching perhaps. Hard to say.
[Henk] He was forced to move to avoid capture by Interpol. He wandered through Southeast Asia viewing ruins, collected butterflies in Indonesia, and worked as an English teacher in Tokyo. He then went back to Berkeley to continue studying biology, which he called “his first love”.
Note he fled to avoid capture by Interpol but then after a time he casually returns to Berkeley?
First of all, why would Terence friends hail the idea of him returning to the Amazon because they were concerned about his mental state while the cause of his mental state was his prior trip to the Amazon? That’s a contradiction. Why would Terence make up a reason to go back to the Amazon? Him being wanted by the FBI should be plenty reason I think.
Attempts to get an answer from Terence’s brother, Dennis, regarding the above episode have failed. It seems they want us to believe that Terence just went from being wanted by Interpol and the FBI to just casually lecturing about psychedelics. What happened in the interim? Someone must know the answer.”
We finally have the conclusion to what happened to Terence after the FBI had caught him:
Questioner: I’m real curious about one thing. Why is it important for you to do this?
Terence McKenna: I wonder myself. You mean am I the alien ambassador whether I like it or not? [laughs]. Well, often when asked this question, I’ve said it beats honest work. I mean, my brother is a PhD in three subjects and works in hard science and yet I don’t think it’s brought him immense happiness. Not that he’s despondent. But I was always kind of a slider. You know?
And certainly when I reached La Chorerra in 1971 I had a price on my head by the FBI, I was running out of money, I was at the end of my rope. And then “THEY” recruited me and said, “you know, with a mouth like yours there’s a place for you in our organization“. And I’ve worked in deep background positions about which the less said the better. And then about 15 years ago they shifted me into public relations and I’ve been there to the present.
I think ideas get me high. And I like the feeling of understanding and I love diversity to the point of weirdness.
Questioner: It seems that there’s more to it than that for you. Because, you know, being tuned in to ideas and turned on by ideas is one thing, but you can keep that just to self. The sharing of it is something else. I think that’s what we’re getting at. [??
Terence: well one thing is, I’m really fascinated… I think of myself as a pretty savvy person, and not easily led into false dogma…
The question remains: which agency did he work for? Was it the FBI, or the CIA? Since it was mostly the CIA doing the psychedelic studies on the masses, I think it’s likely that he was CIA and is why the Agency was blocking my requests for his files several months ago: http://www.gnosticmedia.com/urgent-release-the-cias-terence-mckenna-foia-request-response-positive-affiliation/
However, in Acid Dreams, Marty Lee, states (pg. 173):
It was a typical sixties scene: a group of scruffy, long-haired students stood in a circle passing joints and hash pipes. The setting could have been Berkeley, Ann Arbor or any other hip campus. But these students were actually FBI agents, and the school they attended was known as “Hoover University.” Located at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, this elite academy specialized in training G-men to penetrate left- wing organizations. To cultivate the proper counterculture image, they were told not to wash or bathe for several days before infiltrating a group of radicals. Refresher courses were also held for FBI agents who had successfully immersed themselves in the drug culture of their respective locales. For months they had smoked pot and dropped acid with unsuspecting radicals, and now the turned-on spies had a chance to swap stories with their undercover comrades. Former FBI agent Cril Payne likened the annual seminar to a class reunion. Between lectures on the New Left, drug abuse, and FBI procedure, the G-men would sneak away to the wooded grounds to get stoned while American taxpayers footed the bill.
So there is also the possibility that he was FBI.
Lastly, some have actually tried to claim that the mushrooms recruited McKenna (which is tantamount to saying that “God” told him to do it). To this we must apply some logical deduction and critical thinking:
1) Do mushrooms have organizations, deep background and public relations (propaganda)? Or does a spy agency?
2) What would mushrooms need with a public relations or propaganda department? Or is that something a spy agency would have?
3) Would mushrooms tell him the less said the better: “deep background positions about which the less said the better”, or is that something an agency would do?
4) Do mushrooms have “positions”? Or does an agency?
5) Are the mushrooms able to pay him because he’s out of money? Or is that something an agency could do? (remember he’s in trouble for smuggling)
6) Are mushrooms able to get him out of trouble with Interpol and the FBI for DRUG SMUGGLING? Or is that something an agency like the CIA or FBI could do?
7) Do mushrooms answer the story of what happened to him after his arrest? Or is that something that his employment as an agent would do?When we understand that he was an agent, as he admits, then the contradictions are removed we don’t have to twist things into believing that magical mushroom beings or UFOs hired and paid him to work in their organization in public relations and deep background to the present – which he wasn’t allowed to discuss. These are things agencies do, not mushrooms or UFOs. Such a claim that the mushrooms recruited him is clearly ridiculous. The false claims of mushroom or aliens recruiting him is clearly a case of psychological cognitive dissonance and reaching for anything to avoid facing the facts which make one feel uncomfortable when they’re faced with new information that might reveal that they were fooled. Rather than dreaming up magical beings to avoid the facts and issues, just laugh it off and admit you were fooled by those people. This way the next time it’s less likely to happen to you again.
keen too simhanada
how could we be the same person?
since a person is defined by their limitations and exclusion
persona is Latin for the masks actors wore in dramatic plays
maybe all living things are expressions of the same consciousness
maybe it's just electric monkey meat spazzing out
illusions generated by our biology
what I don't get is
if our brains like all life are products of dualistic processes
and we therefore inescapably perceive everything in dualities
aren't dual/nondual states of mind another duality?
at the very least we can say all life emerged from the interplay of opposites
the bright hot shafts of father sun penetrated the dank primordial mists of mother earth
and life emerges at the continuing, fragile meridian of harmonious interplay between the two
our local syzygy
parochial expression of the dyad
so how could we know anything when these dualities are what our brain is built from?
I also want to know if to be 'all one' is to be literally al-one... are all distinctions illusory?
Second sunday of every second month... 14th April?
is anyone still there? thinking I might swing by if I can bring the 'pup'?
I thought about this thread this morning and remembered that song I thought your name came from bogfrog, and then I remembered it also mentioned being full of bees:
The only one
Can ride that horse
I'm full of bees
Who died at sea
It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life
I wore a rooster's blood
When it flew like doves
I'm a bog
Of poisoned frogs
It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life
I'm the dog that ate
Your birthday cake
It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life
Sorry i mustv helpd u get yr wires crossed, i meant pheramones are likely what is attracting bees to me when i am angry, no relation to bee dreams.
I watched my dad do it today too, he was getting pretty worked up and venting lots of built up anger at the world and hey presto we are surrounded by bees.
What I meant is I think the unconscious largely determines everything we notice and make connections between, so maybe you notice the bees when you are in a certain frame of mind.
That seems more likely to me than a direct chemical effect, and also explains the way reality seems to conform to our moods and thoughts. Maybe it really does, who knows?
What I do believe is that when stuff like this happens, the best place to look for understanding is inside yourself. If I have bee dreams and I notice bees a lot I would ask why? The answer will be very personal, which is why you are in the best position to know it.
I think it is much less likely to be bee pheromones affecting your dreams than it is your unconscious.
the brain and mind is such a mystery, what is a sociopath? without ever entering another's mind can one really ever know?
it is a vague, poorly defined term, but it is usually used to refer to anti-social personality disorder
i could say that i am a sociopath with extremely high empathy
or you could say if you have extremely high empathy you cannot possibly be a sociopath..
a douchey cunt, maybe, but not a sociopath
He outrightly admits to have no magic powers or psychic ability.
Yes but he implies he has the ability to dramatically control or alter what people think and do against their will. If he really did, I doubt he would be doing it on his little TV show.
From what little I have seen, he is entertaining but I would certainly question how genuine most of his more impressive stunts are.
he freely admits a lot of his stuff is showmanship ie set up beforehand.
if he could really do much of what he appears to do, he would be in a lab with wires in his brain
It is definitely a Trichocereus.
Michael, I am curious if you write your name every time, including the tilde or is their something that does it automatically?
Yow.. you really must piss them off somehow, I thought paper wasps were usually pretty chilled?
keep up the antihistamines regularly, it makes a big difference how early you get one in as well
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