The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan by Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert, Karma-Glin-Pa Bar Do Thos

By Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert, Karma-Glin-Pa Bar Do Thos Grol, Timothy Leary

The Psychedelic adventure: A handbook in keeping with The Tibetan publication of the useless (commonly known as The Psychedelic event) is an guide meant to be used in the course of periods regarding psychedelic medications. Written in 1964, this model of Tibetan booklet of the useless used to be authored via Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert, all of whom took half in experiments investigating the healing and spiritual probabilities of medicinal drugs corresponding to mescaline, psilocybin and LSD. in response to Lama Surya Das, writing within the creation to the ebook The misplaced Teachings of Lama Govinda, this e-book was once written whereas the 3 have been vacationing Crank's Ridge in India, a well-liked hippy vacation spot in 60s.

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In all cultures of the world people have adopted identities in the image of animals. In childhood and in dreams it is a process familiar to all. The fifth level is that of neurotics, frustrated lifeless spirits forever pursuing unsatisfied desires; the sixth and lowest level is hell or psychosis. Less than one percent of ego-transcendent experiences end in sainthood or psychosis. Most persons return to the normal human level. According to The Tibetan Book of the Dead, each of the six game worlds or levels of existence is associated with a characteristic sort of thraldom, from which non-game experiences give temporary freedom: (1) existence as a deva, or saint, although more desirable than the others, is concomitant with an ever-recurring round of pleasure, free game ecstasy; (2) existence as an asura, or titan, is concomitant with incessant heroic warfare; (3) helplessness and slavery are characteristic of animal existence; (4) torments of unsatisfied needs and wants are characteristic of the existence of pretas, or unhappy spirits; (5) the characteristic impediments of human existence are inertia, smug ignorance, physical or psychological handicaps or various sorts.

Or it is like controlling a horse's bit and course by the use of a bridle. Therefore, these teachings should be vividly impressed on the voyager, again and again. This Manual may also be used more generally. It should be recited as often as possible and committed to memory as far as possible. When ego-death or final death comes, recognize the symptoms, recite the Manual to yourself, and reflect upon the meaning. If you cannot do it yourself, ask a friend to read it to you. There is no doubt as to its liberative power.

The exercise of that love is very important; do not forget this! Again, even if you were destined to return to a lower level and are already going into that existence, yet through the good deeds of friends, relatives, participants, learned teachers who devote themselves wholeheartedly to the correct performance of beneficent rituals, the delight from your feeling greatly cheered at seeing them will, by its own virtue, so affect the psychological balance that even though heading downwards, you may yet rise to a higher and happier level.

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