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- Editor: Park Street Pr; Edición: New of "Peopled (1 de febrero de 2010)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1594773475
- ISBN-13: 978-1594773471
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Salvia Divinorum: Doorway to Thought-Free Awareness (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 feb 2010
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". . . insightful and readable. . . . let it be a guide, a doorway in itself, to bigger and better things." * Chard Currie, New Dawn, No. 121, Jul/Aug 2010 * "This another of Inner Traditions' serious studies of the use of shamanic psychogenic drugs. 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." * Anna Jedrziewski, reviewer, New Age Retailer, April 2010 * "This author's thoughtful investigation of the unique, leaf-induced state merits careful attention. His methodical approach and detailed documentation is a model of how to meaningfully explore such vast and elusive topics as time, mind, and language. His careful forays led him to establish familiar pathways both into and out of what he suggests may be another reality, or the far side of death. Mr. Arthur's conclusions beg the very question: What is thought?" * Kathleen Harrison, Ethnobotantist and author, March 2010 * "Fascinating. Salvia Divinorum is a clear, inspiring, and insightful account of meetings with a powerful teacher plant. In the spirit of the classical psychedelic explorers, J. D. Arthur kept a meticulous record of his work with Salvia divinorum. In this easy-to-read book he provides others with a road map for their own explorations, as well as a detailed guide to the territory. After reading Arthur's book I am inspired to look again at salvia." * Ross Heaven, author of Plant Spirit Shamanism and The Hummingbird's Journey to God * "We are fortunate to have J. D. Arthur's thoughtful, reasoned accounts of `thoughtless' passages. I agree with J. D. Arthur--go with a sober sitter." * Bret Blosser, anthropologist * "For those interested in experiencing Salvia divinorum, this is an honest, detailed, and caring account of the territory you will encounter." * Stephen Buhner, author of The Secret Teaching of Plants and Sacred Plant Medicine *
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Salvia divinorum, which recently entered the visionary pharmacopoeia of the modern world, has been used for centuries in the shamanic practices of the Mazatec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico, for healing and divination. A member of the Mint family,Salvia divinorum--"diviner's sage"--offers a new doorway to the visionary pursuit of higher spiritual and meditative states. With repeated sessions using salvia over the course of several years, J. D. Arthur began returning each time to the same inner landscape where he found himself entering a unique state of thought-free, or "thoughtless," awareness. There he accessed a mode of "dream language" that communicated an exquisite constellation of detailed meanings swiftly and flawlessly. 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.Ver Descripción del producto
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1. Mr. Arthur was very cautious about keeping the tether to his body when on his journeys. At one point, he felt the tether was only a mere thread. He had the feeling that disconnecting the tether would be a point of no return.
2. What would happen if two individuals in the same room tried the salvia at the same time, would they interact on the journey and converse during and after and conclude the same observations? He mentions other beings present who were like him, not dead, doing the same thing. Could he have conversed with them on the journey and then after the journey meet in person, on the phone or online and discuss? If so, this would greatly support this realm, place or of a life-after-death and not just something happening in the dark corners of one's own mind.
3. It is interesting that most of the beings he sees and connects with (that are post mortal beings) are jovial and light hearted.
4. On one journey he sees a British family who had just arrived and he believes they had all just died and perished together and they seemed disoriented.
5. There is a recurring theme on these journeys that being dead is most desirable. He points out that it is inviting and he is actually invited to be dead with them. Makes me think of the song by BOC "Don't Fear The Reaper ...we can be like they are."
6. He seems to allude to the fact that this other realm was becoming more of a reality and mortality was becoming more of the the allusion and less desirable.
7. The concept of time is described in his experience just as I would believe. Google "Time only is measured unto man". or see Alma 40 and specifically vs. 8 in the Book of Mormon (It makes reference to relativity of time and the life after death).
Other Points of Interest:
On January 23, 2006 Delaware teenager Brett Chidester took his own life by climbing into a tent with a charcoal grill where he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In an essay found after his death, he wrote "Salvia allows us to give up our senses and wander in the interdimensional time and space...Also, and this is probably hard for most to accept, our existence in general is pointless. Final point: Us earthly humans are nothing." From Wikipedia.
More reason for caution especially for teens.
I am of the belief that this life is a test of faith and to gain experience that can only be obtained and learned by having mortal bodies. We are purposely kept from knowledge of other realms which makes a better test case of our heart's intents and desire to do good and to learn and grow. If we have a perfect knowledge of what is out there in the eternities or maybe even a mere glimpse, our test would not be as valid. Mr. Arthur seems to allude to this in one of his journeys, a feeling of falling from grace in essence. (Maybe kind of peaking in on the answers to the test). He mentions this kind of feeling when seeing 4 or 5 Mexicans who died bravely and were given a ceremony and lead on to an even higher deeper realm.
In the case of the teenager, Brett Chidester, he may have missed this point or element of eternal progression which I believe leads one to a more full and complete sense of value, worth and a fullness of joy. Even still, those who where communicating with Mr. Arthur, were happy, light hearted and may have even been at the lower level of progression and that lower level all on its own maybe inviting.
Contacting Mr. Arthur:
At the end of the book, there is an address given which would indirectly put one in contact with Mr. J. D. Arthur. I was just starting to write to him, when I decided to read all of the reviews first and then I wrote my review just now.
The book states:
"To send correspondence to the author of this book, mail a first-class letter to the author c/o Inner Traditions - Bear & Company, One Park Street, Rochester, VT 05767 and we will forward the communication."
If I do get a reply, I will likely post it here.
This book came along in the middle of my salvia use and surprisingly reaffirmed about 90% of my experiences with insane detail. Of course every trip is different, but certain nuances and feelings are always there. Its like, whenever i smoke it, just after i release the smoke, and before i break through i think to myself "Oh yeah! THIS is what salvia feels like!" Then the breakdown of my body happens so i can travel with the salvia people to wherever they feel i have to go this time. Very special experience to me. Incredible book. Very accurate.
Ps. To calm myself down before each trip I recite a little sort of mantra i made up:
"Oh please Sally D,
Show me what I need to see."
Works every time. Happy travels!
The molecules in the salvia plant connect to receptors in the brain and causes one to have vivid and intense visions and hallucinations.
The experiences he had with salvia are very similar to the ones we encounter in the dream state or which he calls, "the land of the dead" where supposedly the dead reside or the death realm. Maybe this is why some philosophers regard sleep as death's sister. The only difference from these visions and the dream state is that we are supposedly more conscious, similar to how you are now in reading this post, in the salviac state whereas in the dreamstate we are not as conscious of our surroundings or an altered state of consciousness.
He also recounts how he saw cartoonish like figures in his vision. It reminded me so much of the cartoonish types things I would see from time to time in my severely depressed states (when drifting off to sleep) when I was on/off anti-depressants w/out the help of salvia or LSD.
He speaks about certain beings and people he encounters in that other realms and how most appear content with their state of being but look upon him with caution as if he's not supposed to be there.
I think I was expecting a little more from this book, but it was a pretty interesting read.