...to convey them without being imprisoned or killed, that is. In this context, "Preachers" should avoid "practicing" and "Practitioners" should avoid "preaching."
That's goddamn brilliant. I pretty much keep my "preaching" to the confines of this website for the exact reasons you mentioned. For me, I think maybe the best time for preaching will be when I get older, if I bring my practice to an absolute minimum. Presumably I'll be wise enough then to maximize my impact and my safety.
I remember reading that Walter Pahnke, the grad student who designed the Good Friday Experiment, abstained from using any psychedelic until after the experiment was conducted. That way, when he was presenting the idea, he was able to tell his supervisors honestly that he had never touched the drugs. It was about maximizing his credibility and it was good for the cause.
Heck, one of the things that terrifies the keepers of the status-quo about psychedelics is that this class of drugs tends to be highly-corrosive to rigid, pyramid-scheme type authoritarian hierarchies.
This is an idea that I have heard a lot of times, but I'm not sure how true it is any more. I mean, in the 60's LSD loomed large in the minds of LE and it was associated with freaks and radicals. It still has that association but I wonder if the "keepers" are actually concerned that psychedelics can lead to anti-authoritarian views or if they just lump it in with other drugs in their minds.
I mean, I don't know that there's any one subset of the drug culture that is more wary of LE than another. Crack will get you just as busted as LSD, but we're all on the DL. Of course the average crack user will be a much different person than the average LSD user, but beyond the different techniques for investigation, does LE really care?
I'd be really interested to see any good info on this...
I know of a group called the third wave that wants people to form open public psychedelic communities in their own cities.
A thing I think is unwise and I know will attract informants and problems.
I bet most people who gather to use psychedelics as a sacrament feel something like early Christians, who also had to worship in secret because of a "hostile religious environment."
Edited by Sidestreet, 23 October 2016 - 03:24 PM.