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LSD is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be.
Albert Hofmann

There is an almost sensual longing for communion with others who have  a larger vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendships between  those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a  quality almost impossible to describe.
Teilhard de Chardin

If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six  hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with  our fellows in a glowing exultation of affection and make life in all  its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and  significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of  such a kind that we could wake up [the] next morning with a clear  head and a undamaged constitution - then, it seems to me, all our  problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel  pleasure) would be wholly solved and the earth would become paradise.
Aldous Huxley

My first psychedelic experience with Aldous still directs my life today.
Laura Huxley

Psychedelics are extraordinary tools, when used with psychotherapy,  because in one day you can let go of so much, and have insight into  so much. Sometimes more than in a year of traditional psychotherapy.  I think they should be used in psychotherapy. But I don’t know who  should be entrusted with the toolbox – priests or psychiatrists? That  is the difficulty.
Laura Archera Huxley

Whoever uses psychedelics should treat them with greatest respect.  When Aldous and I used them, we prepared the ambience and ourselves  the day before. The day of the session was kept as a holy day, and  there were beautiful fruits and flowers around. The result was, that  we had no negative experiences.
Laura Archera Huxley

Psychedelics make you aware that everything is alive, sacred, and  connected.I presume and hope that everybody will ultimately come to  that conclusion; it cannot possibly be the privilege of the few. But  i is everyone’s right to first be given the basic necessities of  life: nourishment, safety, and respect. After this, the psychedelic  experience can become available.
Laura Archera Huxley

The effect of consciousness-expanding drugs will be to transform our  concepts of human nature, of human potentialities, of existence. The  game is about to be changed, ladies and gentlemen ... Theses  possibilities naturally threaten every branch of the establishment.  The dangers of external change appear to frighten us less than the  peril of internal change. LSD is more frighening than the Bomb!
Leary and Alpert, 1962

Those of us who are committed to the preservation of of life in all  ist staggering diversity and beauty have only the same resources  we've always had: the capacity to move, and help each other to move,  inot expanded, awakened consciousness; the purity and strengthof our  intention, and the courage and creativity to realize the vision that  "another world is possible".
Ralph Metzner

Another aspect of the psychedelic vision for me that has been very  profound, is the sense that everything is alive or at that at least,  there is no distinction between what we call living and non-living.
Andrew Weil

There is a wealth of information built into us ... tucked away in the  genetic material in every one of our cells ... without some means of  access, there is no way even to begin to guess at the extent and  quality of what is there. The psychedelic drugs allow exploration of  this interior world, and insights into its nature.
Alexander T. Shulgin

There is a coming home. A home base. Psychedelics help you reconnect  with home.
Ann Shulgin

I firmly believe that contemporary spiritual use of entheogenic drugs  is one of humankind's brightest hopes for overcoming the ecological  crisis from which we threaten the biosphere and jeopardize our own  survival, for Homo sapiens is close to the head of the list of  endangered species.
Jonathan Ott

What did the Neanderthals know about hallucinogenic plants? Well, for  example, in Iraq there’s a Neanderthal site, which dates to about  eighty to or one hundred thousand years ago. When they excavated this  site, they identified eight plants – seven of which are still used in  the sam area for medicinal purposes, including Ephedra.
Peter T. Furst

I believe that psychedelics used wisely would enable us an  individuals and collectively as a society to develop a sense of core  identity that transcended divisive distinctions based on national  origin, religion, race, gender, class and political orientation.
Rick Doblin

Many of us would never have tried psychedelics if it weren’t for  Leary's popularizing them.
Rick Strassman

To use your head, you have to go out of your mind.
Timothy Leary

LSD burst over the dreary domain of the constipated bourgeoisie like  the angelic herald of a new psychedelic millennium. We have never  been the same since, nor will we ever be, for LSD demonstrated, even  to skeptics, that the mansions of heaven and gardens of paradise lie  within each and all of us.
Terence McKenna

Consciousness is what we're in need of to avoid running off the cliff  into armageddon. If the claim that these drugs expand consciousness,  promote empathy, and allow deeper insights into our problems has any  validity at all, it should be explored very carefully and very  thouroughly.
Terence McKenna

Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.
Dennis McKenna

A particularly interesting instance of psychedelic-assisted problem  solving comes from Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullis and it exemplifies  a different kind of multistate intelligence when he invented the  Polymerase Chain Reaction Technique.
Thomas B. Roberts

There are a lot of people for whom psychedelics have been really  beneficial. But I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. Some are just  not ready but society would benefit from letting people who are ready  for psychedelics have legal acces to them.
Kary Mullis, 1993 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry

Plant communication is likely to be as complex as within a brain.
Anthony Trewavas, Biologist

As you open your awareness, life will improve of itself, you won't  even have to try. It's a beautiful paradox: the more you open your  consciousness, the fewer unpleasant events intrude themselves into  your awareness.
Thaddeus Golas

Enlightenment is any experience of expanding our consciousness beyond  its present limits. We could also say that perfect enlightenment is  realizing that we have no limits at all, and that the entire universe  is alive.
Thaddeus Golas

Perhaps to some extent we have lost sight of the fact that LSD can be  very, very helpful in our society if used properly.
Senator Robert Kennedy, 1966

When God takes LSD, does he see people?
American comedian Steven Wright

Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in all their completeness ... No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded. How to regard them is the question ...
William James (1902)

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary  project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends  limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and your  find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormand forces,  faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a  greater person by far then you ever dreamed yourself to be.

Whatever was the beginning of this world, the end will be glorious and paradisiacal, beyond what our imagination can conceive.
Joseph Priestley, chemist, philosopher (1733 - 1804)

Shamans understand that the human brain is modeled after the celestial vault and the human mind functions according to the stars, which are the ventricles and sensoria of the cosmic brain ... there exists a close relationship between astronomical observations, cosmological speculations, and drug-induced trance states.”
Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

Another aspect of the psychedelic vision for me that has been very profound, is the sense that everything is alive or at that at least, there is no distinction between what we call living and non-living.
Andrew Weil

I know of no culture in the world at present or any time in the past that has not been heavily involved with one or more psychoactive substances.
Andrew Weil

Another very common use, in all cultures, of psychoactive substances is to give people transcendent experiences. To allow them to transcend their human and ego boundaries to feel greater contact with the supernatural, or with the spiritual, or with the divine, however they phrase it in their terms.
Andrew Weil

Drugs don’t have spiritual potential, human beings have spiritual potential. And it may be that we need techniques to move us in that direction, and the use of psychoactive drugs clearly is one path that has helped many people.
Andrew Weil

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