A person who experiences intentionally induced altered states of consciousness in an attempt to investigate their mind, and possibly address spiritual questions through direct experience.
“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.” – John Lennon
“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present,
which is what there is and all there is.”
“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies.
We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
How Art Evolves Consciousness – TEDxTalks
“The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent.
All beings and things are residents in your awareness.”
– Alex Grey
“I never considered myself a patriot. I like to think I recognize only humanity as my nation.”
“Anti-Intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.”
– Alan Watts
“Being not identified with the actor and not being identified with the fruits of the action” – Ram Dass
“There was only one Christian and they crucified him” – Nietzsche
“My life is my message” – Gandhi
“The language of failure and disappointment, disenchantment, disillusionment, is a little bit Romantic for me…. Why not have a sense of gratitude that you’re able to do as much as you did? That you’re able to love as much and think as much and play as much? Why think you need the whole thing? Where’s the expectation that you need the whole thing coming from?…
America’s a very fragile, democratic experiment predicated on the disposition of the lands of indigenous people and the enslavement of African people and the subjugation of workers and women and the marginalization of gays and lesbians. It has great potential, but this notion that somehow we had it all or ever will have it all, that’s got to go, you’ve got to push it to the side.
And once you push all that to the side, then it tends to evacuate the language of disappointment and the language of failure. And you say, OK, how much have we done? How have we been able to do it? Can we do more? In some situations you can’t do more. It’s like trying to break-dance at seventy-five, you can’t do it anymore! You were a master at sixteen; it’s over! You can’t make love at eighty the way you did at twenty, so what? Time is real!”
– Cornel West