Oliver Sacks on drugs


8 Responses to “Oliver Sacks on drugs”

  1. this may help.

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  2. EarthtoGeoff says:

    “Oliver Sacks on drugs.”

    … I see what you did there

    • AttackHamster says:

       I see this scenario where Oliver, concerned about being a narcissist, visits his analyst and after completing quite a few sessions at considerable expense is cured and becomes a meta-narcissist. After much navel-gazing, the new Oliver realises that he has narcissistic tendencies and seeks therapy etc.

  3. tré says:

    I was expecting an entirely different article.

  4. drokhole says:

    “What we ordinarily call ‘reality’ is merely that slice of total fact which our biological equipment, our linguistic heritage and our social conventions of thought and feeling make it possible for us to apprehend…LSD permits us to cut another slice.” – Aldous Huxley

    “No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves those other forms of consciousness quite disregarded.” – William James

    • niktemadur says:

      Love both quotes.  The insight is a pearl of wisdom that can be applied in many different ways, such as reading, traveling and yes, altered states of consciousness, which is triangulation, as in, the more you triangulate, the more panoramic your view of existence will become.

      • drokhole says:

        Very well put!!!  Reminds me somewhat of another quote from Alan Watts:

        “You don’t understand the basic assumptions of your own culture if your own culture is the only culture you know.  Everybody operates on certain basic assumptions, but very few people know what they are.”

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