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11-07-2011, 06:33 AM
Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason, is an analysis of the physical mechanisms underlying hallucination, shamanic ritual, and expanded states of consciousness. Written by James L. Kent, this text was researched for over 20 years and includes over 200 references to the latest research in the diverse fields of pharmacology, shamanism, and perception. As a succinct yet comprehensive formal analysis of hallucination and shamanic ritual, Psychedelic Information Theory (PIT) is destined to become the modern textbook on psychedelic phenomena. - source (http://www.stichtingopen.nl/en/psychedelics/library/freely-available-e-books/psychedelic-information-theory)


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11-08-2011, 12:12 AM
In the chapter, "Limits of Human Perception" it says:

p.38: This so-called spectral argument posits that instead of producing consciousness,
the human brain acts as a radio receiver for consciousness, and psychedelics allow
the user to tune the brain to new perceptual frequencies, possibly higher dimensional
in nature.


p.39: To date no hidden psychedelic spiritual energy fields have been detected by even the most sensitive spectral scanning devices.

I am not sure what devices they are talking of here, or if any mechanical device exists that
detect these, "new perceptual frequencies". However the above statements somewhat mirror
my own considerations as to whether one is connecting to something new or distorting something
old into something different?

Sounds like a mind challenging book...I can't wait to read it fully.


11-08-2011, 12:37 AM
You beat me too it... but I am waiting for my hardcopy. The only materialism I full endorse is book collecting.

Funny you singled out the above as I have just read a lot on frequencies and vibrations, and how sound is so important; icaros, music etc. But so far I feel that any sound can amplify the experience, but none has done so more than the shamans singing. As if they knew exactly what pitch works. Kind of goes well with those people who chant themselves into altered states of consciousness.

Regarding if what is seen is real or imagined I tend to lean towards the former. Often light can be morphed into visions, but according to many mystics all beings are made of light. If each dimension is of a certain vibration, then it is not illogical to be able to move between them with the right steroids and sound (like psychedelics and icaros).