”The shaman is like a designated traveler into higher dimensional space. The shaman has permission to unlock the cultural memories of his or her people, to go behind the facade of appearances and to manipulate that stage machinery for purposes of healing. We have no institution like this. We have advertising, we have rock 'n roll stars, we have cults of celebrity. We have things which are shaman-like but we have no real institution that permits human beings to go beyond their cultural values, to burst through into some transcultural super space, forage around out there and bring new memes back into the tribe. To some degree our artists do this, to some degree our scientists do it but it's all hit and miss. And once achieved it must be swept under the rug in the service of the myth of method. That somebody was following another's work or somebody was applying a certain form of rational or logical analysis and then that led to the breakthrough.
If you've read Thomas Paine's book on the structure of scientific revolution, you know this is all lies and propaganda. My point is that human progress has always depended on the whispering of alien minds, confrontations with the other, probes into dimensions where imagination and chance held the winning hands. So the shaman as paradigmatic figure, is applicable both in the aboriginal social context and in the present social context.
The sky walker— the one who goes between, the one who passes outside of the tribe and then returns with memes, insights, cures, designs, glossolalia, technologies, and refertilizes the human family by this means. It's irrational but it's how it actually happens, and it's how it's always happened and it may very well be the only way that it can happen.” #TerenceMcKenna #shaman #psychonaut #Phi #goldenratio #meditation #osiris #trinity #indigo #art #belight #spirituality #ions #psychology #crystals #sacredgeometry #buddha #platonicsolids #Youniverse #starseed #528hz #haarp #hologram #pinealgland #vscocam #9#ether #metaphysics #𓋹