Thursday, June 29, 2017

The false meme of ancient soma use as spiritual

There is a false meme created by Aldous Huxley, and later promoted by Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and Terrence McKenna, that ancient Hindus reached their nirvana by way of hallucinogenic drugs. This false meme was inspired by reading through certain ancient writings of India where Soma is rhapsodized as wonderful. However, these writings precede developed Hinduism, and have more to do with the entering migrants in the Indus Valley Civilization.

From this is the new lie about shamanistic religion being true religion, grounded in drug-use. This has even been extended to explain the psychic ability of the Oracle of Delphi.

Baba did not simply address and dispute the assumed benefits of drugs in our time, but also disputed this myth about ancient times in India. Baba refers to these ancient people as "drug addicts," same as today, nothing more.

The very silly notion that if it is in the past or in 'primitive societies' it was better is also an invented post-modern meme, known as the 'Archaic Revival,' an idea developed for public consumption at the Macy Conferences between 1946 and 1953. Do not be fooled.

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