Drugs have always been a part of human society and essentially every substance is a drug
or can produce some chemical or energetic effect which is always potentially
The term 'drug' as we know it generally refers to classes
of organic and inorganic chemical compounds and preparations designed to have a specific effect on the body / mind
of an individual.
All of our foods are drugs
foods are chemical in their nature. An excess of certain foods can
cause the eater to have more energy, be smarter,
or, to become ill.
Designed to have some beneficial effect on the person-s taking them.
Also included here are chlorine and fluoride which are added to the
drinking water in many cities.
warfare weapons from the well known mustard gas to the depleted uranium that is
used by the US military and other tools of mass destruction can be classified as
Alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy and others that can effect one's feelings and moods and are
stimulating. Marijuana is used both socially and as a spiritual drug. These
drugs often break down social barriers and open users to to a wider
perception of the environment.
Marijuana, LSD, Opium, Mescaline, Datura and others. These drugs tend to make one
introspective and are used traditionally to facilitate spiritual experiences and
understandings beyond normal perception.
All drugs are addictive to some extent. People develop mental addictions to marijuana, physical
addictions to cocaine and opiates. Both mental and physical addictions to foods.
In western culture, all drugs were legal until very recently in our history, marijuana use became
outlawed in the 1950's. Coca Cola used to use real cocaine in its formula until the 1930's when it was
In primitive cultures, marijuana, mescaline and other drugs had an important role in community
life in that the use of drugs in a ritualized way enabled the users, (shaman) to extend beyond the bounds
of normal perception as a way of learning and as a way to bring healing and harmony to the land and
Now, many new drugs such as aspartame, more commonly known as equal or nutra-sweet, are added to
our commercially prepared foods. Aspartame in particular has the chemical base used in the chemical
weapons used in the Vietman War. This along with a host of other legalised drugs kills more people than all the
illicit drugs combined.
Any social / spiritual drug will enhance your mood at the time. If you
are happy with a clear heart and mind, the experience of taking any drug will mostly be pleasant as long as
there are no adverse chemical reactions within your body.
However, if you are sad, depressed, anxious, angry, then you can expect these moods to be elevated
and it is likely that some drug experiences will be terrifying.
In effect the use of drugs can
exaggerate your worst nightmare, or be a divine spiritual experience.
In the light of knowledge gained from meditation in comparison with the results of drug
use, the experience and understanding found in meditation far exceeds that provided by drugs. Although
supernatural experience is not valued very highly in Western culture, it is
a part of mankind's quest to discover more about who we are and
our connection to the greater whole.
Fortunately however there are enclaves within our culture that do support and provide guidance toward
the deep - mystical - magical unknowns without the need for drugs.
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