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I'd agree up to a point. Drugs are a cheat if you want to live in the higher circuits. You get a day ticket, not a residence permit, and you also see some of the seedier parts. The real thing seems cleaner and more reliable, which also makes it very rare and much harder to achieve.

But the idea that you could rearrange and revalue the world in a different way was very powerful in its own right.

The conservatives really did hate that possibility. While they make a lot of noise about freedom they're utterly devoted to top-down control in practice, and there was mass panic when society seemed to be getting away from them in the 60s.

We'll probably have another wave of change in a decade or three, and might get a bit further ahead then.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 01:23:12 PM EST
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I wasn't speaking of achieving "higher states of consciousness" through using drugs. I don't know if you can understand me but I was thinking of drugs aiding in removing blockages to reaching another level, particularly #4, the adult stage. It seems to me that "crippled" people have difficulty to reach that stage.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 02:12:54 PM EST
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