Happiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning | Proudly Made in the USA

Happiness is a Side Effect of Meaning | Proudly Made in the USA

Happiness is a Side Effect of Meaning | Proudly Made in the USA

It's a beautiful day to be alive here at the peak of recorded human history



Uh, an example of how a very ancient, uh
Folk way
Can be incorporated into our culture
Without us even realizing it
Is provided by discussing Amanita Muscaria
If you go to the Encyclopedia Britannica
And you look up Santa Claus
They'll tell you that it has do with Saint Nicholas
And it got started in the 11th century
But when you look at
The Santa Claus story
It's a perfect, uh, uh, mythologem
To analyze from this point of view because

Look what's going on
With Santa Claus
Look what's going on

From a distance, you can hear the brass and the drums as they get closer

And it begins as a sound

It’s very interesting, it begins as a sound

And as it gets louder, there comes a point

Where imperceptibly, it becomes visible

And then, all I can say is, it gets bigger

Just like someone marching toward you through three-dimensional space

(Ma – Marching toward you through three-dimensional space)

And so, it goes from being a little phenomenon on the horizon of your awareness

To, you're there, you're with them

You're playing the tuba, you're marching along

It's happening

It's happening

And then, they peel off and march away and leave you in the same way they came

The archetype of this phenomenon, as far as I can tell is the archetype of the circus

Now, people can say all kinds of things

They can say, well, this is just the autonomous substructures of the psyche manifesting themselves

But sounds to me like a lawyer's explanation

It's hard to smoke DMT, especially if you're not a smoker

It's harsh

Some people don't get enough

I would say, of the people who smoke as much as I think you should smoke

75% probably report something like this

It's hard for people to report

I've had years and years of practice

What I've just told you about this is an incredibly crumpled, compressed edited version Because what is really happening

In there is


One of the reasons I preach DMT so

Furiously is – I just want a larger body of people to take it

So that we can compare data

We need to understand

How is this possible?

It raises whole host of questions

How has it been kept secret

How can millions of people

Go to the grave

Raise children, hold jobs

The news of a doorway standing that agape

Hasn't penetrated

I mean most people believe they're imprisoned in this world

The only hope is maybe 15 years at the Ashram and hideous acts of self-abnegation and control

And actually, the boundary between us and an unspeakably bizarre world

It's 30 seconds away, at any time

As long as you have DMT

That's appalling to me



I mean, it means we don't know nothing

(We don’t know, we don’t know)

Yeah, we don't know nothing

(We don’t know, we don’t know)

We don't know, we don’t know, we don’t know nothing

We don't know, we don’t know, we don’t know nothing

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, we don't know nothing

(We don’t know, we don’t know)

Yeah, we don't know, we don’t know, we don’t know nothing

This is not a very scientific part of the wrap
Because it's very hard to convince people
That there are nonhuman intelligences this side of Ganapo Ganubi
And when you tell them zhat these nonhuman intelligences are accessed
Through the diminutive mushrooms growing on their front lawn
They just write you off as a squirrel
But this question of the nonhuman intelligences
Is very, very much on the agenda
All shamans in all times and places have claimed this
Though the thing that so pleases me about DMT
Is, you know, a lot of people will not take a psychedelic like LSD or Psilocybin or something Because it lasts hours and hours
Inevitably, a thing lasting that long
You're gonna end up dealing with your stuff
Your anxiety, your fear, your this and that
And a lot of people don't care for that sort of thing
With DMT, it lasts four minutes
And so, how lost in an examination of childhood trauma can you get in four minutes
Especially when you have hundreds of elves tugging at your coat sleeves
It's really an incredibly powerful tool
We have the UFO people claiming there are nonhuman intelligences
But they have no reliable method of contact that works for a skeptic
The great thing about DMT is, it doesn't require belief