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#21 Guest_roo_*

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 11:01 PM

Do you see an end to the "drama" that has haunted the OMC?

#22 shamrox



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Posted 06 December 2004 - 11:15 PM

Are you Indian? Just wondering due to the "Namaste" at the bottom of your posts. Maybe Hindu?

#23 Guest_rr_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:04 AM

I think it's me you're thinking of Morella. I used to be a preacher, but that was long ago.

#24 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:35 AM

What sparked your interest in mushrooms in the first place, if from an interest in eating them, how did that develop into an interest in their cultivation?

i had to learn to grow them
in order to get them,
they were almost never to be found on the streets.
and my primary interest is in eating them,
i never set out to be a pro grower.
but once i started
my curiosity got the best of me,
i had to know everything there was to know.
then i gradually came to believe that my destiny
was intertwined with shrooms,
that i was to play a pivotal role.
so i stuck with it,
as my ministry.
my service, my atonement for my many many sins.
and it's fun,
i get to meet lots of great & interesting folks.
frankly i don't grow any more,
haven't had a shroom in the house for months.
don't even trip that often when i did keep them on hand.
i'm just here now for you all.
to share what little i know.

#25 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:37 AM

I'm not sure if you can answer this but I was curious about your age.

i'm old, grey headed and toothless.
i can't hear or see very well,
can barely walk.
hemorroids, dry flaky skin, arthritis
are my daily companions.
let's just say
old enough.

#26 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:41 AM

know much of your physical suffering came from a motorcycle accident. Even so, do you have a "Dream Bike"?, the ideal motorcycle? Does it exist already or would it be a custom job? Would you please describe it?

i'd love to have a custom trike [three wheeler]
i can see it in my head
but it's hard to describe.
black and chrome,
big fat tires on the back,
stretched out front fork,
keg of beer & build-in grill/cooler
on the back for tail-gating.
maybe a tech'd-out VW motor to power it,
killer stereo to lure the honeys closer.
you get the picture.
and i'd have a dirt bike too,
light but powerful,
just for off-road fun, mud.

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#27 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:44 AM

how often do you take a shower
and do you use soap/shampoo??

do you often go days on end
without changeing into clean clothes?

my old house doesn't even have a shower
but i do take baths,
and the wife makes me use soap, too.
i go for days on end
without ever even putting on cloths,
let alone clean ones.

#28 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:55 AM

Whats the story with your Nick ?

i like to stay a bit vague on that issue,
kinda fun to let folks speculate.
let's just say
it is both
meaningful and meaningless.
but i've kept this same nic
since the 1st day i hit the 'net.
i know lots of us change nyms frequently
but i decided to stick with one
just to make sure
everyone knew my name,
that my 'record' would follow me.
perhaps i'm being a stubborn old fool,
it'd be so easy to shed all the hippie3 baggage,
just a few cosmetic changes
and presto- i'm a new man.
but no,
i decided to stick with it,
the pluses and the minuses
so folks can judge my long term actions.
if one wanted to they can go to usenet
and pull out my posts from 5-6 years ago
and see for themselves my consistancy
or lack of it.
on the internet
a name is everything.
you can be a nobody if you want, anytime.
but it's much harder to become a somebody.
that takes an investment of time & energy.

#29 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 06:06 AM

were you kidding when you said that you were once a preacher or was that true?

it's true,
i spent a few years as a bible-thumper.
studied every religious book i could get my hands on,
christian bibles, koran, hindu, buddhist.
raised a catholic, went to catholic school,
even was an alter boy, briefly.
like a lot of folks
i got religion in a jail cell.
when they threw me in there,
i knew i'd hit rock bottom,
the end of the line.
i also knew i had a lot of time to kill
so i picked up an old worn copy of good king james' translation
and started reading.
being the type of fellow i am,
i threw myself into the task,
and after a couple years of study
i knew my bibles inside and out.
better than most preachers do, i daresay.

i even preached the gospel
in the markets, on the street corners,
even house-to-house.
was never a presiding minister in a formal church,
just a deacon but i prefered the old fashioned
ministry, we met in our private homes instead of cathedrals,
we had discussion groups instead of masses, very informal.
but i did do my stint as a foot soldier for the xian god.

but i gradually became aware of the tiny flaws,
the little cracks in the doctrines & translations
that give away the horrible truth that it's all manufactured, packaged and sold.
i began to see the churches as instruments of oppression,
just another power block in the social construct
that enslaved our species so many centuries ago.
i no longer practice any religion
but i proly come closest to being some kind of buddhist at heart.

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Edited by Hippie3, 19 April 2009 - 05:16 PM.

#30 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 06:18 AM

What was your first introduction to psychedelics? (Mushrooms, LSD, Mescaline and such)

i suppose that was way back in 1974 or so,
my girlfriend and i were driving over to
the dealer's house to get a bag of smoke
when she pulled out what she said
was 1/2 of a 4-way hit of 'windowpane' [LSD]
and stuck it in my mouth.
acid was all we found around in those days,
knew what shrooms were but no one had any.
i did run into what was claimed was mesc,
but i have my doubts.
there was strawberry & chocolate mesc
it was kind of a granular powder
i think, in hindsight, it might have been
one of the early 'designer' drugs,
perhaps MDA.
but mostly we did purple microdots or green blotter, etc.
i was just a kid, more interested in
sex, drugs & rock 'n roll
than anything profound.

#31 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 06:34 AM

What has been the basis, or the reason behind your continuing experimentation with such “hardcore” psychedelic drugs?

i like to get high.
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i love the feelings i get on shroomage,
the warm fuzzy orgasmic love
for everyone and everything,
the utter compassion and understanding for life.
and i'm a bit of an amatuer scientist,
have been since i was a young boy.
got my telescopes and my microscopes,
and i love deductive logic and so
my two fields of interest
overlap nicely.

#32 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 06:42 AM

You frequently speak of “Destiny.” The word implies a destination of some sort. What is you understanding of destiny, and what part, if any, do we humans play in shaping our own?

as i mentioned,
i see life as
a great Shakespearean play,
a comedy, a tragedy, a mystery,
meant to entertain,
eternity gets pretty boring
if nothing's happening
so this whole crazy mega-multi-verse
is kind of like your local
megaplex cinema,
each person's life
is a different 'movie'.
some of the movies are sequels, or spin-offs.
they intermix and intertwine
with a constant theme
that we call history.

as far as shaping our own,
like i mentioned in my vision,
i think each of us already
volunteered for this mission,
we knew what we were going to
be doing here before we came here.
so that's free will,
the volunteering part
but once we became flesh
we were locked into our role, our part,
our character.
we have to say our lines,
and we show up in the proper scenes
and act out our bit of this drama,
no 'free will' there because we're
just following the script.
even if we flub our line
or try to ad lib
that changes nothing,
such has already been
factored into the plan,
no act of ours could change the
i don't know yet
how the play ends,
just like the rest of the universe
i'm still perched on the edge of my seat,
watching as the drama unfolds
waiting to see what
the Director has in mind for
his grande finale.

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#33 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:04 AM

If you can choose two words, mantras if you will, that you find most important to you. (example: grace and humility)

that's the hardest ? yet.
boil it all down to just 2 words
eh ?
[i'm stalling, thinking...]
i guess i'd have to go with

who, me ?

of course
there's always
peace & love.

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#34 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:06 AM

who are those three characters under all your posts?, gonna bet that its got somthing to do with the 3 after hippie

those guys are
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers,
Phineas, Fat Freddie, & Freewheeling Franklin.
they were/are comic book characters
from the 70's, very popular in the
hippy underground for a time, very funny.
i see each
as an archetype for a facet of my personality.
the 3 are 1.
a hippy trinity.
Phineas is the intellectual,
Freddie's the party animal
Franklin's the hardass.

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#35 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:17 AM

Do you have any regrets from your time at ADM?

no, not really.
i was doing what i was supposed to be doing,
that's how i see it.
why regret ?
i might have wrote the script a bit different
if i were the Director.
but i don't yet have the insight or the wisdom to risk ad libbing,
i just stick to my lines.

my only regret would be that bad taste i've left
in some folks' mouths.
life'd be simpler if
fewer people hated my guts.

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#36 chnop35



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Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:28 AM

Good stuff, Maynard!

#37 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:32 AM

Do you see an end to the "drama" that has haunted the OMC?

of course not,
drama is what it's all about anyway.
drama is what gets our blood pumping,
makes us laugh, makes us weep.
see the OMC as one big movie
and you can begin to appreciate
the larger elements of the plot,
the main characters,
the heros and the villians,
just as in WWF Smack-Down.
right before your very eyes
you see the age old classic struggle
between good and evil,
light and darkness,
charity and greed.
as long as the 'net is populated by humans,
expect to see human behaviors.
the cast is diverse,
we have our bit players,
a few spys and double-agents,
businessmen and scientists,
collectors and travellers,
freaks and fairies.
it's the neverending story of life
or at least
our little slice of it.
i don't expect much to change any time soon.
something happens to take the profit potential
out of the equation.
like if the usa banned spores outright.
that would change things alright
although i'm not entirely sure if for
the better.
in some ways the money flow helps our community,
it funds sites like this one.
if that were gone
i wonder if we wouldn't all
eventually find ourselves right back
where we started, on usenet.
it's free.
which makes it the bottom line.

#38 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:37 AM

Are you Indian? Just wondering due to the "Namaste" at the bottom of your posts. Maybe Hindu?

you seem fixated on my appearance and physical details like exact age.
that makes me nervous,
plz stop asking me about identifying features
like race, age, height, weight, etc.
as i simply won't tell.
but i'm not hindu,
i just like
what the word
namaste means,
it's my salutation to my friends here.

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#39 Guest_jam_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:16 AM

i just like what the word namaste means

It is saying, silently, "I see the
Deity in us both, and bow before Him or Her. I acknowledge the
holiness of even this mundane meeting. I cannot separate that
which is spiritual in us from that which is human and ordinary."

#40 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:19 AM

thank you.
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