REAL HUMAN MAGIC
1 DEC 2016 – Guardian News of a large trial on terminal cancer patients finds that a single dose of magic mushroom psilocybin brings relief for 6 months. It removes the fear of death and depression, bringing spiritual insight.
No wonder that Big Pharma and heavily lobbied (bribed) governments ban these natural, free psychedelic substances – that mankind has used for hundreds of thousands of years. Killer tobacco and alcohol are of course exempt from drug bans.
Father Christmas prefers the pretty red and white mushrooms that enable him to fly. (Below).
For this Christmas, treat yourself and your friends to a good long magical read. See the Future. Buy my Global Warming novels. You will really enjoy them.
Christmas has many magical meanings of great importance and of hope for the human race. ‘Magical’ knowledge emerges from our imaginations, from our extraordinary ability to visualise and conjure up tangible and abstract, ephemeral and even invisible things – and thus to magically invent universal models, music, medicine, microchips and motors. If we lose our magic – our race will decline and die away.
But, we survived the Mayan’s 2012 doomsday and we will probably live to enjoy perhaps millions more Christmases. Mayan THE END OF DAYS
In the beginning, once upon a time, Christmas was, and is, the Midwinter Solstice of the Northern Hemisphere – which means it is the shortest day and longest night, on the 20th-21st December, with a Full Moon on the 28th December; after which days lengthen, heralding the eventual coming and growth of spring – the renewal of life and its perpetual continuation.
In the Southern Hemisphere the shortest day is in June. Europeans and Asians took the northern festival dates south of the equator and around the world. As the longest, coldest night passed, a tribe could assess if their food would last – and they feasted on stores that would otherwise spoil – the Christmas Feast.
The secrets, songs and sacred myths of Christmas are deep folk memories of real, evolutionary events, which we have woven into archetypal stories to better remember and understand them. It is not a recent creation of Disney, Hollywood and Bing Crosby.
The great festival of good tidings comes from our memories of glittering ice, snow, cold, clear skies and survival – probably from as far back as the ice-ages – which cover most of the Earth about every nine-thousand years, scour it clean and then recede back to the Poles – and let us warm up, and maybe further evolve, for a while. Our shared human unconscious and genes are now thought to date back more than five-million years – or five-hundred waxing and waning ice-ages through which we have survived, thrived and evolved. Our long-body, back to Adam and Eve, carries the marks of those millennia.
Every new baby is born with all the genetic records generated through the Ice-Ages, from the beginning of Time and intuitively has knowledge of our species, the Earth and the Universe – from which the baby emerges. One gram of the baby’s DNA can digitally record all the E-information of all our global activities for an entire year – Harvard Medical School encoded a “DNA” book in 2012 to prove it. Isn’t that magical? And it illustrates how the baby can effortlessly be carrying the entire history of the whole human race in its very essence. DNA STORES YOUR LIFE
It is little wonder that the Jews prophesied the Messiah as a newborn – who would miraculously save the world. All babies are potential Saviours and perhaps wise people can spot the exceptional new arrivals. And thus the Old Testament mythological prophesy was fulfilled when Jesus (Joshua, Yahshua, God-Saves) was born, in a stable, in Bethlehem, two-thousand-and-sixteen years ago, under a clear, cold sky, marked by a new brilliant star. The Gospel “Christ” is Greek for “Anointed One” from “chrism” or oil – the blessed ceremonial oil of Jewish Temples. And, Yes, it does snow in Israel, so the Christmas crib scenes are not impossible depictions. It was indeed a miracle of life and creation; which magically triggered the imaginations of the hundreds of millions of people who now are Christians. Christ was and is one of the world’s “Great Souls”. At Christmas, we celebrate his miraculous birth and wondrous potential. Hollywood did not invent Him.
Nor did Hollywood invent Santa Clause, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and his distinctive RED costume and white beard. This bringer of gifts; this generous and magical spirit; this flying spirit with magic reindeer; who enters all homes via the chimney – dates back at least to 255 AD, in Patra, now in Turkey. He was an aristocrat or a Bishop, wearing a red cloak and giving presents; and, particularly in Norse Mythology, he can be re-discovered as an archetypal figure back in the mists of pre-history – before historians wrote things down.
The Santa Clause explanation that I most like is that Northern families in the forests of the Tundra used to survive winter by digging six-foot (2 metre) pits in which they erected Yurts (round tents of skins and wadded wool). The pits provided warmth and secure windproof earthen walls to ward off wolves and bears. Each Yurt was entered through a roof-hole that let out the smoke, thus it was a chimney, with a ladder down to the floor. Here the family would live out the freezing months. The further north they were, the longer and darker the nights.
But, not everyone was immobilised by the snow and ice. Shamans or Medicine Men, Wizards, Warlocks or Magicians visited the Yurts, relying on hospitality for shelter. These wise wanderers brought artefacts, gossip, news and sagas. They told Tales for their suppers. They entered the Yurts down the chimneys. For magic – they brought narcotic and hallucinogen brews that induced marvellous dreams. One brew was made from particular mushrooms (do NOT try this at home) with white dotted red tops – which are very poisonous to people, but the Shamans knew that reindeer sought out the mushrooms, ate them, got very high and later pissed out the drug.
The reindeer’s piss was collected (most
tribes had herds of reindeer), processed and drunk, relatively safely, by the people – who hallucinated that they were flying. It fired imagination and helped to pass many an otherwise uneventful, dreary evening, sitting in a hole in the ground, without television. And gave rise to all the familiar Christmas stories of Santa flying through the snowy, dark skies on a present laden sleigh, pulled by reindeer.
These are the safe (safe if used carefully, with knowledge, by a chemist) “magic mushrooms” that help sick people to forget their pain and fears.
Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, are mushrooms that contain the psychedeliccompounds psilocybin and psilocin. Common colloquial terms include magic mushrooms and shrooms. They are used mainly as an entheogen and recreational drug whose effects can include euphoria, altered thinking processes, closed and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences. Biological genera containing psilocybin mushrooms include Copelandia, Galerina, Gymnopilus, Inocybe, Mycena, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus, and Psilocybe. Over 100 species are classified in the genus Psilocybe.
Psilocybin mushrooms may have been used since prehistoric times. They are possibly depicted in Stone Age rock art in Europe and Africa, and have a history of use in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Many cultures have used these mushrooms in their religious rites and ceremonies.
Finally, again – for Christmas, treat yourself and your friends to a good long magical read. See the Future. Buy my Global Warming novels.
Christmas celebrates new beginnings, birth and hope. But our blessed or cursed intelligence, news and communications make us aware of terrible events and of our own inevitable mortality. But hang on! Despite the agonising traumas many suffer, the world is evolving towards intelligent co-operation and shared sanity. Peace and Goodwill are the dominant human forces.