Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:14 PM
God bless you Hip and family, you will be missed by many. :heart:
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:20 PM
Best wishes and condolences to his wife friends and family :heart: from,
Dank Side Of The Shroom
i will never forget you hip you will be apart of us forever, hope you found a better place and I pray someone keeps topia going for his legacy to continue.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:25 PM
and logging on just now and hearing the news was quite a shock.
My heart goes out to his wife, as im sure this is very very hard for her. And condolences to his family and those who were close to him.
I always enjoyed hippie3's posts and have a lot of respect for his knowledge.
It's an understatement, but he will be missed. :bow:
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:41 PM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:51 PM
I don't know what to say. This is going to take some time to process.
That's all I can say as well, Teo.
Why am I crying? I have never met the man in person. I wish I had many times though.
- Freaky likes this
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:58 PM
R.I.P Hippie I did not know you long, maybe that's why I know you were so great, that is being have like you so much in such a short time, you and this community has helped me and so many others so much.
may more love then my heart can give go out to you and the family- kush:heart:
Posted 30 December 2009 - 07:33 PM
Like all good rides this one inevitably comes to an end.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 07:41 PM
My love to the family.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 07:53 PM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:14 PM
My deepfelt condolences to your family both in real life, and your friends and spiritual family here on Mycotopia.
One post here that made a particularly large impression on me is Hippie3's recollection of when he met God, posted in the great "interactive interview" thread. http://mycotopia.net...html#post379707
I think it's a very beautiful vision, as well as a true lesson of wisdom, no matter what your beliefs in God may be, and I was pleased to re-read it now, after I heard this sad news.
I wish we could have enjoyed your company and advice for many, many more good years. But now your work is done, Hippie3!
at some point in time
my soul left my body and began to travel thru
time and space,
there was an 'angellic' [for lack of a better word] being that acted as my 'guide',
and it showed me many things and revealed many secret truths to me.
much of what i learned
the 'angel' told me to never reveal,
and told me no one would believe me anyway,
that i'd only hurt myself if i tried to tell.
so it locked away a large portion of my memory from my conscious access to protect me.
but i still remember many things
that it said were ok to talk about
although still no one would believe me.
it showed me the entire history of the human race,
it took me back to when life began as some slime on a rock,
and for a million years i lived the life of that slimy rock.
then it began to take me thru a series of incarnations
as various lifeforms as life evolved.
to borrow a phrase, it showed me a brief history of time.
i saw all my ancestors stretched out like a railroad into the past,
and i saw their abject misery
and heard the cries of a billion lost souls who had suffered in life.
it showed me that we were living in slavery,
but one day we would be free.
as time continued to unfold before my eyes
it began showing me the future,
my own personal destiny as well as that of the universe itself.
i discovered that before i was even born
the things that would eventually kill me
had already been set in motion,
that my death had always been part of my destiny
and there was nothing to fear.
i saw that life and the universe as we know it is an illusion,
just patterns of energy dancing before the eye of god.
i saw that the purpose of the universe
was to become The Greatest Story Ever Told
that life was drama
and we are actors playing a part,
with each of us having our unique thing to do.
i saw that some people play bit parts,
making a brief appearance and die young
or remain a part of the faceless masses,
the audience that watches this drama
being acted out across the time-space matrix.
i saw that some people had leading roles,
and i saw that each of got to take turns
playing out each and every role over time,
re-living life in the same vessel so that
each of us knew what it felt like to be a king,
a beggarman, a thief, a cripple, a woman, a child,
good, evil, wise, foolish,
a proud father, a grieving mother, a widow, a slave, etc.
we played each role
so we could understand that part of the drama fully.
so we could see for ourselves what was right
and what was wrong,
life was an education,
it teaches us.
the bibles have it all wrong,
god doesn't make up rules and shove them down our throats,
he lets each of us live and learn so we can discover why
it is better to be good than to be evil, why one should not murder,
why one should not chase after false gods, etc.
i saw that some religions had come close to the truth
but not one was really right,
the truth was much greater than they thought-
for we are actually what they claim jesus was,
we are god become flesh,
a splinter of the universal conciousness
that will soon return from whence it came,
to be reunited as one but yet many.
i could not stand to look directly into the light that surrounded god,
it was far too bright
but i saw from a distance what looked like a halo
around a star
but as i got closer i realized that the halo was actually billions of 'angels' dancing around the light of god
and they were singing to him their love and admiration.
and i could see the world
and its' problems and so could the 'angels'.
and i saw angel after angel coming before god
and pleading for him to send them back
so they could help the people of the world.
even though they knew that to become flesh
was to endure agony and death
but their love was so great
that they leaped at the chance to suffer for others.
and so they threw themselves into the world and became flesh,
entering the world as a baby
to help work out the plan of god here.
i saw pure love,
it radiated from god like
sunshine, i could feel its' soothing warmth
and knew then how utterly safe i was.
and then my guide told me that i had to go back,
just as i saw the angels doing,
and that i had some work to do.
that god would always be at my side.
i came back
and here i am.
Thanks for all you did, and may we all play our parts, large and small, in carrying it on, to help turn this world into The Greatest Story Ever Told.
Fare thee well! :bow: :bow::eusa_clap :heart:
Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:43 PM
I came here .. oh i dont know ten or so years ago, give or take a few years.
I had just gotten pretty much ripped off buying a mushroom growing kit and after looking around a bit ended up here to learn that you can grow your own for pennies practically.
My account got closed for a while somewhere in between. I was in hiding.. sometimes I suffer from a bit of paranoia. How could I stay away though? I remember in one of my earliest posts trying to figure out the dosage of dry mushrooms for myself and hippie said something like " take 5 grams! I want you to trip like I trip" words to live by :) he would stop in on my posts from time to time to correct me or put his opinion in and I appreciated it. I tried not to bother him too much, figured he had his hands full with the site and all the people here.
This place has given me so much, who knew you could get high off of some root bark from here and there? a certain type of grass, a plant, a cactus.
Now we can all know. As for Hippie, im sure he now has the answer we all ponder from time to time, at some point in our lives we have to die and then what happens next?
I have had alot of close friends and family members die by some end or another, It is always a painful thing for those left behind.
I only hope that this site continues on and grows , spreading the spores of magical knowledge for the future generations of hippies all over the world.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:48 PM
Thanks for everything, Hip. Your website and your attitude changed my life forever.
This site has changed my life forever too.Hippie3 you will be forever missed.:bow:
May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:49 PM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:52 PM
i tend to agree.
That Dirty Fucking Hippie is in a much better place... RIP my friend!
this buds for you, old boy.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:56 PM
I have been in the hobby for years and his posts have always been a great source of information.
Best wishes to his family and friends.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:15 PM
the news came as i was preparing a project. just so happened to be some jalisco syringes (sent by hippie3) to agar half pints via airports. on my desktop i had two sites open, one hippie3 turned me on to and the other mycotopia. the only online anything i belong to. because of topia i have a new life long hobby, and have meet some really good people. not to mention more mason jars than anyone else in town. topia, hippie3 and many of you have changed the way i look at many things in my own reality. i will never be the same person that i was the day i found topia a little more than a year ago. even though i never met the man, his knowledge and wisdom i will carry with me and spred to those who are of like mind. long live MYCOTOPIA!
Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:19 PM
i'm glad for it and i'm glad that others are glad for it as well, and i'm glad hippie created it.
no disrespect, but who administers this place now?