God values our liberty more than we do. That’s the thing that people don’t seem to realize. It’s easy to say that God doesn’t exist, if you don’t look for the evidence and ignore the simple fact that God doesn’t want to force his presence on us. But if you sincerely look for divinity, it’s not hard to find. You can buy fifteen grams of Psilocybe truffles in just about any major Dutch city for around fifteen Euro. If that doesn’t work, you can find them on every populated continent, growing just about anywhere humans live.
If I had to come up with a way for God to contact us, without violating our free will, I couldn’t think of a better way to do it than “let’s put a bunch of little mushrooms everywhere that can be recognized by the fact that they turn blue when you touch them”. “But what if humans turn their cities into concrete nightmares, devoid of life?” “Don’t worry, we’ll make it easy for them to grow these mushrooms in their own bedroom, they won’t need anything more than a syringe and a plastic bag full of grain.”
And I know what you’re thinking “here he goes again with his wild speculation”. But hear me out. When humans first started trying to grow mushrooms, the problem we had was that they would be contaminated by mushrooms full of psilocybin! We couldn’t grow mushrooms on our own, because nature was spreading psychedelic mushrooms like invasive weeds!
This isn’t some strange coincidence that happens when you grow some obscure tropical plant. This is what happened when humans began trying to cultivate one of the four kingdoms of life for our own nutrition. If you’re an idiot, you would say “oh no, my mushroom farm has been contaminated by illegal drugs”! On the other hand, if you have an IQ above room temperature, that would be the sort of indicator that something out there is trying desperately to contact you.
We can debate what Salvia Divinorum means, we can debate whether humans are supposed to be peeling the needles off South American cactuses. But this shows up on any terrestrial surface where humans can produce food. It doesn’t need any real processing. And still the humans are skeptical.
“What’s wrong, why are they not picking up the phone? I miss them, I want to talk to them.”
“They don’t trust it, they made laws against it.”
“What do you mean they don’t trust it? We designed it so that you can’t grow addicted to it. You can’t die from it. You’re back to normal after five hours and you feel great for a couple of weeks afterwards.”
“I know. But they don’t trust it. What do you want me to do about it? The cops will knock down your door in the middle of the night if they realize you’re growing them.”
If you don’t take mushrooms at least twice a year, I don’t know how you get through this mess. You live with your parents? Take them somewhere out in nature. It’s winter? Book a hotel room.
Once you take them you’ll remember that all this bullshit is in fact just that, bullshit. New variant, new lockdown, who the hell cares? You’re going to die, like everyone else. The Earth will continue spinning, with us or without us. We screwed up, we’ll have to deal with the consequences. There’s no point in nitpicking over the details. “The omicron variant looks really dangerous!” “Looks like we’re already running out of coal guys!” In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter.
If people really realized this, the machine would come to a standstill. We have enough food to feed everyone. We have more empty houses than we have homeless people. Unfortunately we are all stuck in this machine that just teaches us to seek to dominate and exploit. I run into these dudes everyday, they earn 80k in a year and they decide for themselves: “I’m going to buy an expensive car and continue working my soul-crushing job at the bank. Women of childbearing age will still want me to ejaculate my semen in their vulvas when they see my ugly mug in a cabriolet!”
That’s how the machine keeps running, until it has killed everything. That’s the dominator culture in action. God forbid you don’t have the most expensive car your salary will afford you, how are you going to show off your status now? It’s not socially acceptable to print out your bank statement and staple it to your forehead, so you need a car that accurately reflects your income! God forbid you don’t eat beef, how are you going to have bigger muscles than this other guy? It’s an endless rat race towards death, that almost everyone is stuck participating in. The dominator culture is a race towards death. Death is really the only destination a system like this can reach, hence why Jesus said it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle than for a rich man to go to heaven.
The alternative is pretty straightforward. God is condensed love, by taking psychedelics you are exposed to God’s love without intermediaries and can learn to become his instrument. When enough people start taking psychedelics, the dominator culture will simply implode. It’s already struggling under its own weight. People are dropping out of this system in droves, employers are struggling to find people to hire. It’s not a system that can survive when people can catch a glimpse of infinity.