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Rhiannon
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Re: Detailed pictures
Sep 14, 2012, 15:39
One thing though Bladup. How do you know how much of the images / symbols you saw when taking the mushrooms (or whatever plant) were due to your expectations?

That is to say, did you and your friends see certain things because you'd already read about / discussed these energies or possible meanings of the carvings?

I've read about people taking ayahuasca in south america and seeing the types of patterns reported by the local people. Without controlled experiment, how can we know how much is due to cultural expectation, how much is personal expectation, how much is down to the physiological effects of those particular chemicals in the brain? We don't have the same cultural or personal expectations as the neolithic people, surely?
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