"Manifesting The Mind, a documentary on Psychedelics & Shamanism from 'Bouncing Bear Films' featuring interviews with renowned experts such as Daniel Pinchbeck, John Major Jenkins, Dennis McKenna, Nick Herbert, Alex Grey & Dr. Rick Strassman to name a few. This is the first release from Bouncing Bear Films which comprises of Andrew & Jennifer Rutajit and all other folks from Bouncing Bear Botanicals. 'Manifesting The Mind' gives us a broad perspective on psychedelics, how we can benefit from them and why is the use of psychedelics suppressed by the mainstream media and governments of the world."
A fascinating tubby with intriguing presentations, on how people experience altered states of consciousness. Induced by LSD or natural psychedelics like certain mushrooms, peyote and toad-poison. I'm not into that kind of exploring myself, although I used cannabis for a couple of years, around my age of 20. Nowadays, I wouldn't welcome an artificial altering of my state, disappearing "in the clouds" virtual or drug-induced, with my preference of being grounded physically, cuddling beloved planet Earth
I prefer and tend to see shamanism in its original form, not sure if I'm correct in this or thinking wishfully, as a visionary state with fully awakened senses, present from birth or present from birth as a potential, to awaken later in life, perceived and guarded by the "elders" who knew how to deal with those abilities and states and how to awaken them naturally.
I think, through eons of time, as humans living in and with nature, we've tried and experimented with lots of ways to copy that natural shamanic state, finding out how life force energy can be channeled and used on many levels, in many ways, in the body and out of body.
I think, that to this day, it's practiced in games of power and force. A game of push and pull, in conquering and submission, or a balancing act with 2 winners, in the end, when no victory was intended. One condition of altered states of consciousness, out of body, is the presence of non physical entities, happy to "join the party" which I think is a tricky part and the cause of much illusion, confusion and abuse of that same power and force.