You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. - Terence McKenna

Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in all their completeness...

No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded. How to regard them is the question — for they are so discontinuous with ordinary consciousness. Yet they may determine attitudes though they cannot furnish formulas, and open a region though they fail to give a map. At any rate, they forbid a premature closing of our accounts with reality. - William James, "The Varieties of Religious Experience"


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Altered Spiritual States

Altered spiritual states, also referred to as mystical experiences, are marked by a sense of spiritual transcendence and connection to something greater than oneself. These experiences can be brought on by a wide range of practices, including meditation, prayer, psychedelic drug use, and fascination with celestial bodies such as the Moon and stars.

The Moon, with its ethereal glow and mystical backdrop, has long been associated with spiritual experiences. Some altered states of mind are all about connection with the Moon Many cultures throughout history have revered the Moon as a source of divine power, connecting it to cycles of life, death, and rebirth. The lunar phases are often seen as a reflection of our own emotional states and spiritual transformation. During the full Moon, for example, individuals may experience heightened intuitive awareness or a deep connection to their inner selves. Similarly, during a new Moon, individuals may feel a sense of renewal and begin new chapters in their spiritual journeys.

Altered spiritual states can also be conducive to finding a soulmate. During these mystical experiences, individuals may feel an indescribable sense of connection and love towards another person, even if they have never met before. Altered states allow individuals to tap into their unconscious minds, unburdened by societal norms or expectations, opening up a limitless potential for love and spiritual connection. For some, this leads to the discovery of a soulmate, a person who shares similar values and experiences in life, and becomes a lifelong companion on their spiritual journey.

Also, altered spiritual states are marked by feelings of transcendence and spiritual connection to something greater than oneself.


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