There is a reason for this article. Bee was kind to point to this article, ““Artist on LSD” for consideration.
Patient tries to climb into activity box, and is generally agitated – responds slowly to the suggestion he might like to draw some more. He has become largely none verbal.
‘I am… everything is… changed… they’re calling… your face… interwoven… who is…’ Patient mumbles inaudibly to a tune (sounds like ‘Thanks for the memory). He changes medium to Tempera.
Now I give “my impression of what happens” from the different pictures, while the artist is under that influence.
Every youth has their experiences in “growing up.” Any youth is greatly influenced by the actions “back then/now” of “role models.” Then it was like Timothy Leary below, who paved the way for some dramatic exposure to the underlying creative aspects of consciousness. “Freeing” of the focus of the mind. Influencing the “children of that time” as I look retrospect, as a mature father, husband and grandfather.
Then names of people like “Flower” or “Pink” come to mind.
Timothy Francis Leary, Ph.D. (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American writer, psychologist, and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use. As a 1960s counterculture icon, he is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”
The reason this link of Bee’s is of some significance to me, is because of a time with my elder brother. He was 4 years my senior, back around that time. The thought came to me when he proposed something that he was doing. He was young at the time, and I more so.
You are Free to Explore Without
Now, I have to fast forward here to what I know now, that I didn’t know then. Why this “example given under the influence” is of some significance and what it means. IN “reputable hands” this kind of “LSD treatment,” and I would be foolish to say that I would know the process, would have to be done under a experienced doctor of the trade. One might add here the same scenario to all situations of DR.’s who have put in their time? 🙂
I have told you that to choose a path you must be free from fear and ambition. The desire to learn is not ambition. It is our lot as men to want to know.
The path without a heart will turn against men and destroy them. It does not take much to die, and to seek death is to seek nothing.
I do not sanction this kind of access to “learning the depth of consciousness” that LSD seems to open, without an “experienced guiding hand.” Reading of “Carlos Castaneda” of that time, will help to make this clear.
Mental hospital wards were evident then of the “freaking out cases” that had occurred to those who could not handle the “dramatic change in perception.”
Now ,back to what I saw in the pictures as they developed through time, are what I saw in the diary of my brother. His writing, as he was “under the influence.”
You must know, “brothers can idolize brothers older then them self.” I was no exception and under his influence, I would say great care was not taken of his younger. I suspected his intelligence as he enter university, and his “own wanderings” that provoked thoughts about many things.
It was after his death while flying through the Montana mountains, with our cousin, and his ordeal with another two people, that I came into the possession of his diary. Now, I recalled our talks, and of this experiment that he had proposed. As to where this diary is now, I am scared to say, that it is with the papers “some place.”
As I gaze through “his experiment” I must say that you had to be there, and if you had this sanity about you, then you would ask, “what connection is there to the reality you are writing or speaking?” Perhaps he was looking for the “gold, held in the secret of life,” that by chance, could be gained from “there?” Where? “There,” under the influence.
No “great words” and if I had thought that there would have been this picture revealed of “6 or 7,” then I would have to say, “the wording” did not reach this interesting style.
Stretching the Brain
Tone color is also often used as a synonym. People who experience synesthesia may see certain colors when they hear particular instruments. Helmholtz used the German Klangfarbe (tone color), and Tyndall proposed its English translation, clangtint. But both terms were disapproved of by Alexander Ellis who also discredits register and color for their pre-existing English meanings (Erickson 1975, p.7).
So what are we doing when we find the situation “experimentally conducive” to offering a “deeper perspective” about the reality we live in? Are we providing “for a change” in how we have always thought? How we see differently, versus, the everyday reality we have become accustomed too?
So by “stretching the brain” we are doing much more then talking about the theoretics and the metrics. We are talking about “freeing one self” from the constraints that we have applied to ourselves in terms of, what we understand, and what we “can” understand.
If I were to say to you, that of “natural consequence” that we have assigned a “tonal perspective about life,” then what would this look like? What would this mean? Surrounded by this “egg of consequence” may we see a dynamical fluttering of colors assigned to physiological happenings?
If one were to understand the “shifting of the tonal” then one might say this would indeed mean that the perspective has been changed from where it always “focused” to where the eyes rest in “new” theoretical terrain?
“Setting up” for new experiences, is about “experiencing life.” The more you add, the more in terms of probabilites you have to draw from in terms of “correlating” experience. What you once read of this blog/book has now “new” meaning.