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Critical analysis of Terence Mckenna's ideas

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Listen here: -www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaYPWHBmS1g&feature=youtu.beCutting edge conversation between Max Freakout and…Continue

The entheogen theory of religion

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According to the entheogen theory of religion: religion is essentially rooted in the experience of intense psychedelic tripping, the world religions consist of collections of stories which serve as…Continue

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John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'Critical analysis of Terence Mckenna's ideas'
"As i wrote previously in this post: www.thinkatheist.com/xn/detail/1982180:Comment:1405406 “Balsekar never mentions psychedelics, he is completely unaware about the potential of drugs to reveal determinism via mystical experience. The major…"
Nov 17
TJ replied to John Burrows's discussion 'Critical analysis of Terence Mckenna's ideas'
"Calling your perception of life, by definition, to be flawed, required for your counter argument/defense...means that you assume that when chemically altering that state, it corrects the misperception, and doesn't merely alter it. IE: As an…"
Nov 17
Davis Goodman replied to John Burrows's discussion 'Critical analysis of Terence Mckenna's ideas'
"There's simply too much woo in his theories. His theory of timewave zero and the stoned ape have not only been heavily critiqued for their highly speculative nature, lack of sources, misuse of sources and accusations of pseudoscience. In a post…"
Nov 17
TJ replied to John Burrows's discussion 'Critical analysis of Terence Mckenna's ideas'
"Most of this stuff is a bit woo for me. Example: What I find interesting is that they essentially use Terence McKenna's "heroic dose" and claim that this so-called "mystical experience" induced by this heroic dose is…"
Nov 16
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Critical analysis of Terence Mckenna's ideas

Listen here: -www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaYPWHBmS1g&feature=youtu.beCutting edge conversation between Max Freakout and Cyber Disciple. In this episode Max and Psyb talk about Terence Mckenna's ideas, topics covered include:Comparison between Terence Mckenna and Tim LearyTension between metaphorical and literal interpretation of Mckenna's ideasMckenna's 'Stoned Ape' theory of human evolutionBrian Akers' Lamarckist…See More
Nov 13
John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"“not one (if I may suggest) finds anything solid, by way of a 'theory' or explanation.” The theory is very simple and clear – it states that the origin, essence and ongoing wellspring of religion is the experience of…"
Jan 14, 2014
Jimmy replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"While Huxley doesn't speak about psychedelics in "Perennial Philosophy," he does speak of these kind of experiences in terms of mystical experiences and mysticism. Alan Watts borrowed the term "cosmic consciousness" from…"
Nov 18, 2013
Jimmy replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"I have a sort of different perspective on this. Since you've mentioned Gautama, I suppose I will start with Buddhism. If you look into Buddhism, Gautama isn't necessarily emphasized as the one appointed individual who is a "special…"
Nov 18, 2013
John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"@ Jimmy “that's why I find this title "Entheogen Theory of Religion" to be somewhat misleading only if you interpret it through Huxey's "Perennial Philosophy."” Bear in mind that Huxley wrote that book…"
Nov 16, 2013
John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"@ Jimmy “Have you ever looked into the case of Ramana Maharshi or other practitioners of advaita vedanta? The insight they arrive at seem quite on par with the insight one takes from psychedelics” Per the entheogen theory of religion,…"
Nov 16, 2013
James Cox replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"11. Thou shall not assume that a belief is true, because you believe it to be so. (Self Referencing)  "
Nov 14, 2013
Dan replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
Nov 14, 2013
John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"@ Gallup's mirror “Not religious experiences. Not mystical experiences.Mystical-type experiences. Now what do you suppose is the difference between a mystical experience and a mystical-type experience? ” There is no specific…"
Nov 14, 2013
John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"@ Jimmy Do you really believe that people can experience ego death just by meditating?"
Nov 13, 2013
John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"The Johns Hopkins study confirmed that psilocybin causes mystical type experiences, and that study was an update of the psilocybin study at Harvard in the sixties. It is very well established now that this is what the 'entheogenic' class…"
Nov 13, 2013
John Burrows replied to John Burrows's discussion 'The entheogen theory of religion'
"@ Jimmy "One thing that I'm not sure about in Hoffman's theory is he relates this "ego death" experience to a fatalism." How are you 'not sure' about this part of Hoffman's theory? This is not the…"
Nov 13, 2013

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