The second is a step-by-step description of a psychedelic experience based directly on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. For this reason, the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan book vouchsafing liberation from the intermediate state between life and re-birth,- which state men call death,- has been couched in symbolical language. The bad part is that I basically had to use the techniques hold on, don't think to get through this book. I have to admit, this book leaves me wanting to be a better person. Verkaufsrang: 322362 Platform order number Amazon. Thise manual uses material from The Tibetan Book of the Dead for this preparation.
He is associated with the Central Realm of the Densely-Packed, i. The Psychedelic Experience, created by the prophetic shaman-professors Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzer and Richard Alpert, is a foundational text that serves as a model and a guide for all subsequent mind-expanding inquiries. Use of This Manual — 2. When the hallucinations of the Second Bardo, positive or negative become too much for the ego to resist, or just when the drugs are worn out :P the voyager falls back to the Third Bardo, The Seeking Of Rebirth. In saying that, as a stand-alone piece of work 'The Psychedelic Experience' seemed more woo-woo than substance.
Any behavior not having these nine features is non-game: this includes physiological reflexes, spontaneous play, and transcendent awareness. The Psychedelic Experience describes their discoveries in broadening spiritual consciousness through a combination of Tibetan mediation techniques and psychotropic substances. Trust your divinity, trust your brain, trust your companions. Nothing short of a full on Eastern Mystical experience. It is important to remember that the conscious-expansion process is the reverse of the birth process, birth being the beginning of game life and the ego-loss experience being a temporary ending of game life. With that said, I think this was written before he'd gone too far. For the initiated the first stage of illumination lasts longer.
The dead man must desperately resist the dictates of reason, as we understand it, and give up the supremacy of egohood, regarded by reason as sacrosanct. A fascinating explanation and step-by-step account of hallucination, Leary, Metzner, and Alpert's The Psychedelic Experience creates and explains an interesting philosophy of what occurs in the mind when it is in a hallucinogenic state. Tantric adepts devote decades of concentrated meditation to the release of these ecstatic energies which they call Kundalini, the Serpent Power. I found myself totally immersed in understanding with this book, but at the same time I felt som Timothy Leary gets hate from all sides. Thus, losing equilibrium, consciousness falls away from the Clear Light.
What this means in practice is complete capitulation to the objective powers of the psyche, with all that this entails; a kind of symbological death, corresponding to the Judgement of the Dead in the Sidpa Bardo. Remember this is a life time work to be done by everybody regardless of your religion or belief but without Drugs. These doctrines have been kept a closely guarded secret for many centuries, for fear that naive or careless application would do harm. At this time that we took it, It was still Legal. Had an intense night the day I finished it and found enlightenment in a closet. Whether you experience heaven or hell, remember that it is your mind which creates them.
Again the person must resist the temptation to label or control these processes. Deep down, it is an interesting book to read with an open mind and under the suggested framework, but mostly as a personal guide and not so much as an absolute manual. The one who has mastered control of consciousness is independent of setting. I definitely suggest read it, and even Yents' other books, before attempting to fully grasp this one. The theories of and the inability to deal with the available historical data on a meaningful level.
The message is, that the Art of Dying is quite as important as the Art of Living or of Coming into Birth , of which it is the complement and summation; that the future of being is dependent, perhaps entirely, upon a rightly controlled death, as the second part of this volume, setting forth the Art of Reincarnating, The Art of Dying, as indicated by the death-rite associated with initiation into the Mysteries of Antiquity, and referred to by Apuleius, the Platonic philosopher, himself an initiate, and by many other illustrious initiates, and as The Egyptian Book of the Dead suggests, appears to have been far better known to the ancient peoples inhabiting the Mediterranean countries than it is now by their descendants in Europe and the Americas. The book discusses the various phases of ego death that can occur on psychedelics and gives specific instructions on how one should regard them and act during each of these different phases. He is considered one of the most important spiritual teachers of the 20th century. Interesting in concept, arrogant and anglocentric in actuality. You must remember that throughout human history, millions have made this voyage.
In The Psychedelic Experience the authors discuss the Tibetan Book of the Dead and use the process of death and rebirth presented in it as a metaphor for the experience of or depersonalization that is commonly experienced under the influence of psychedelic drugs. In my deeply experienced opinion, it succeeds 'gloriously. I'm 70 years old now. Ralph Metzner is a professor of psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies and president of the Green earth Foundation. The karmic system supports this understanding.
Jung — A Tribute to Lama Anagarika Govinda First Bardo: The Period of Ego-Loss or Non-Game Ecstasy Chikhai Bardo — Part I: The Primary Clear Light Seen At the Moment of Ego-Loss. There's some validity to both viewpoints, but as a spoken word recording, this has some mundane shortcomings. Good Luck, R I work with the ill and dying daily, as well as trippers. Both kept open to the advance of scientific theory and both refused to shut off eastern scholarship from consideration. You may be lucky enough to know what the academic monks could only think about. Maybe it was just because I'd been living alone in a seaside cabin for a week, but this book was way more interesting than I would have expected. Contained herein is the key to experience life after death while still living in the same body, as hinted at in John 4.