And what is the dimension beyond life as illuminated by DMT? If we can trust our own perceptions, then it is a place in which thrives an ecology of souls whose stuff of being is more syntactical than material. It seems to be a nearby realm inhabit ayes by eternal elfin engel echoes made entirely of information and joyous self-expression. The afterlife is more Celtic fairyland than existential nonentity; at least that is the evidence of the DMT experience.

— Terence McKenna, True Hallucinations (via subconsciousflow)


Buddhist Cosmological Scroll (Detail), Localization of Viscera in the Torso, Interconnecting Blood Vessels and Channels, Tree of the Body in Health and Illness, Tree of Treatment, Tree of DiagnosisBuddhist Cosmological Scroll (Detail), Localization of Viscera in the Torso (Detail). Tibet (top to bottom). 1500s-1700s. 

Although we read with our minds, the seat of artistic delight is between the shoulder blades. That little shiver behind is quite certainly the highest form of emotion that humanity has attained when evolving pure art and pure science. Let us worship the spine and its tingle.

— Vladimir Nabokov (via wordsnquotes)

When we start out on a spiritual path we often have ideals we think we’re supposed to live up to. We feel we’re supposed to be better than we are in some way. But with this practice you take yourself completely as you are. Then ironically, taking in pain - breathing it in for yourself and all others in the same boat as you are - heightens your awareness of exactly where you’re stuck.

— Pema Chodron (via cosmofilius)

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By far the most important consequence of the conceptual revolution brought about in physics by relativity and quantum theory lies not in such details as that meter sticks shorten when they move or that simultaneous position and momentum have no meaning, but in the insight that we had not been using our minds properly and that it is important to find out how to do so.

Percy Williams Bridgman

(via scienceisbeauty)

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