Every once in a while I need to bring this up.
From time to time, you need to take mescaline. The ideal source in my experience, is the San Pedro cactus. I’m just going to link to this study, which demonstrates what I’ve noticed too. Taking peyote more often, makes people feel less anxious. I think you should just take mescaline twice a year, minimum. The winter is not ideal weather for it, but I just take san pedro at home in winter and it’s terrific.
What mescaline does is that it doesn’t just bind to the 5ht2a and c receptors, like all the other psychedelics, but it tells your brain to flood itself with serotonin and dopamine, similar to what MDMA does. This is why it feels like a kind of natural form of MDMA. There’s really nothing quite like it. I’ve had 2CB, but it’s like an insipid soyjack version of mescaline.
That’s basically the problem that makes me miserable. The world is turning into an insipid banality. The future they have planned for us basically consists of a bunch of Asian and white men (some of them pretending to be women) programming AI systems that are supposed to get us out of the hole we dug for ourselves, but never do. Then women with more pigment are tasked with making sure the chatbot doesn’t offend people by mistaking black people for gorillas.
Humans taking mescaline from a cactus that makes you vomit and trip for hours and turning it into 2CB is essentially just a microcosm for how our whole society functions. We take something amazing and turn it into something bland, so that mediocre people can participate in it too. And in the process they exclude non-humans and make it about humans.
The future I aspire to is something like that of the Wicker Man, but the world these people are producing is more like a New Years Eve party you were invited to by someone who only invited you because he doesn’t know anyone except the host and that you only attend because it’s too confronting to have to be alone.
We live in this strange world, where the greatest possible adventures can be had by people on screens, but in the real world there simply isn’t that much left to do.
I see just one solution to this problem. You have to disengage. Don’t give them your attention. And find out what puts you in stasis. I think the important thing is to cut out coffee, cannabis and tobacco from your diet. Cannabis and coffee are strangely similar. They put you in a stasis, but whereas cannabis makes the stasis idyllic, coffee just makes it frustrating.
You can’t really divorce the effect that these plants have on your brain, from the effect that they have on the reality you experience. The Map is reality.