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  1. #1 What woud it take to blow your mind? 
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    Being a lucid dreamer and having the ability to experience just about anything my imagination can come up with I have to say so far the most awesome experience I've ever had was in a dream. Picture resolution, color and clarity that goes far beyond what your eyes can see. Landscapes like nothing ever created on earth or by a graphics artist. Now combine that with the ability to fly and a sense of every single thing around you. It was like being in perfection, without distortion, haze or mathematical error.

    So what would it take to make you go wow...that was so cool ! !

    My dreams blow reality away, when I was a kid I would dream about reality and have no control. Now I control the dream and realities far better then real life. One has to wonder what is reality at times. If I die and can have the power of my dreams, then I can die in peace and happiness.

    The lucid dreaming took practice, all starting out with meditation and an almost trance state. Now I can do so at will. Most often I just want to sleep.

    So what would it take to blow your bind, or what has in the past. Real or in a dream.


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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    So what would it take to blow your bind, or what has in the past. Real or in a dream.
    A bomb taped to the cak of my head


    I've had some lucid dreaming experiences, I never want to wake up. I would love to experience and understand eternity ans the supernetural.


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    With the right girl, you can have mind-blowing experiences every day. Except for a few days every month.

    Other mind-blowing experiences:
    - Backpacking (2 weeks+) in Java or the Rockies
    - Directing a play and seeing it performed before an audience
    - Working on some movie sets (some are mind-blowing, some suck tremendously)
    - Winning something you’ve worked damn hard for

    That’s all I’ve got.
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    listenin gto a song you haven't heard in ages!!!! and then singing(or playing it)



    well who knoes what is in store.. i might have a mind blowing exp any day!!!! :wink:
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    Whenever I get enough time away from direct interaction to sink into myself and watch human beings get along in the world, it blows my mind that we're still here and not extinct.

    Sadly, that's neither flippant nor sarcastic.
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    Not to promote drup use or abuse but when I tripped on acid was a mind blowing experience. I enjoyed it tremendously. I would try again but I think the trip would have to be a let down after the last one I had.

    I would try to explain the trip but there are not words to describe where I was.
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    Sky-diving. The first time fear was the mind-killer as it was a military forced jump during training. When I jumped the first time without a uniform on it blew my mind.

    And this site always blows my mind;

    300 Miles High

    Negatively, things that blow my mind;
    The fact that 40,000 people a day die of starvation.
    The healthy woman at the movies that made a 87 year old arthritic grandfather climb up three flights of stairs and get past 30 people to sit down when she was taking up a seat in the handicapped row.
    The shear depth of human depravity.
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    What is so cool? What blows my mind?.

    The fact that I'm alive blows my mind. On July 20 1962 Mom stepped in to take a shower, she was seven months pregnant. (yours truly) she had an accident and fell, rushed to the hospital the doctors determined that I had to get out or both of us could perish. Born three months earlier than the full term in 1962 in South America would hardly account as having much chances of surviving. many doctors gave up, when I was a child, and basically said I wouldn't survive to be three years old, they told my mom, I was constantly sick, 104 fevers and looked malnutrioned.

    But here I am. Now that is mind blowing.

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    What's mind-blowing? Getting the perfect buzz and dealing with the world the way that you would deal with it if you had had the buzz your whole life.
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    To see all orphans have a good and decent home would simply blow me away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arditezza
    Sky-diving. The first time fear was the mind-killer as it was a military forced jump during training. When I jumped the first time without a uniform on it blew my mind.
    I'm going to skydive when I'm fully recovered from my knee surgery (well, at least good enough to land a skydive).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closet Philosopher
    Quote Originally Posted by arditezza
    Sky-diving. The first time fear was the mind-killer as it was a military forced jump during training. When I jumped the first time without a uniform on it blew my mind.
    I'm going to skydive when I'm fully recovered from my knee surgery (well, at least good enough to land a skydive).
    I had a friend that use to skydive unfortunatly his chute didn't deploy correctly and he smacked the Earth at over 180 MPH, killing him instantly. His reserve chute entangled with his primary chute.
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    I took out the trash recently, and saw a racoon.
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    M*W: Hey, Godless, my mother never let me forget what a difficult birth she had with me. They had a hard time getting me to breathe, in fact, I stopped breathing some 16 times my first few days and was on life support. When I think about that now, how close I was to death, it's a miracle I'm here -- but I thank my own spirit for the will to live and not some false doctrine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medicine*Woman
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    M*W: Hey, Godless, my mother never let me forget what a difficult birth she had with me. They had a hard time getting me to breathe, in fact, I stopped breathing some 16 times my first few days and was on life support. When I think about that now, how close I was to death, it's a miracle I'm here -- but I thank my own spirit for the will to live and not some false doctrine.
    Or perhaps your mother's will had an influence?

    I've always been impressed by people's "good" will, and the stimulating effects it has. But people's "ill" will is an odd combination that's jaggy, crampy, stuffy, and surprisingly seductive, possessive, and repellent at the same time. Strange that -- the simple flow and ease of the good will, and the convoluted abstract haze of the ill will.
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    For the rich to help the poor allot more, at least the poor that want and ask for help.
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    Sciforums is back!

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    A mind blower?
    What really blew me away?
    Discovering that the bible story is real. That the war in the heavens has all ready happened
    and those ET's that lost that war are here amongst us. Even at this forum. 8)

    Being told by government, religious, and scientific officials that what I have learned is real
    and true.

    But what WILL BLOW EVERYONE'S mind, and soon, is when those star ships of the
    Universe's King and his entourage show up here at earth.
    It's not what you know or don't know, but what you know that isn't so that will hurt you. Will Rodgers 1938
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    When starvation is prevented everywhere on Earth.
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    When the artists in Live 8 strip to the knickers, and promise to follow a rigorous diet of bread and water, sending all their income to the dying children of Africa or when they stop whining about poverty and accept it.

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    How does one "accept" poverty?

    And do we really have to? The entire state of Iowa says that you are wrong.
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    Finally being able to convert myself to pure software and exercise control over my observed laws of physics would blow my mind.

    The cruelty and inequality of the world disappearing wouldn't blow my mind because I'd assume I was hallucinating.

    Just being a conscious, aware being sometimes blows my mind for short periods, just stopping and suddenly realising that I exist. I'm never sure if I should be amazed by this or find it an utterly trivial tautology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arditezza
    How does one "accept" poverty?
    One 'accepts' poverty when one disregard the belief that it can be prevented/cured.

    And do we really have to?
    I'm not telling you what to do.

    The entire state of Iowa says that you are wrong.
    And the vatican disagrees with me on many other matters. So?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomoUniversalis
    Quote Originally Posted by arditezza
    How does one "accept" poverty?
    One 'accepts' poverty when one disregards the belief that it can be prevented/cured.
    I totally totally disagree. Poverty is not something that should be set apart like a slum-dimension the universe had created, rendering the poor into a bizarre form of species. Poverty is not someones inevitable misfortune, nor the universe's fate, but a symptom of modernman's dearth of existence—being that modernman harbours such a capacity.
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    No matter what you do, you cannot eradicate poverty. You can help in certain situations certainly; you can supply cheap medical drugs, you can write off debts, you can even pump money into certain 'projects', but you will Not get rid of it.

    Reasons: Corruption, lack of education, lack of infra structure, negative cultures, lack of skills, lack of profits incentives, disease, drought, lack of brotherhood through tribal and religious conflicts, etc. I guess here, I'm talking about Africa.

    Even the USA, the richest country in the world, has its own share of poverty, even England, even France; in fact, it's just about everywhere; it's part of the natural balance, even though it's the largest weight.

    Eradicating poverty is as unrealistic and idealist as thinking you can make everyone equally wealthy. There's probably a law of physics that can explain this phenomenon in a mathematical way, but all you need to do is look at human nature and natural phenomena and realise that most people's lot in this world is to be fucked and I don't mean sexually, though at least most have that option.
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    Not a law of nature, but rather a law of Capitalism. The accumulated wealth must come from somewhere, and though some of it can be drawn from economical expansion, the rest must come off the backs of the poor, or the downfall of a few rich people.

    Indeed, poverty is incurable. However, we can raise the life-standard for those in poverty. However, who are we to say, here and no further? Fact is, we should have never gone to Africa and meddled with them. We should have left them alone to define their own culture.

    In any case, there isn't a single economy in the world at this moment that is powerful enough to support Africa. The goals are unrealistic.

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    I think I read somewhere that were Bill Gates to share out all his money equally to everyone in the world, we'd all be better off by a couple of dollars or something as insignificant. By the same reasoning, if all the billionaires did the same, then we'd all be better off by maybe a grand or two... except said billionaires, who'd then have nothing.

    If all the millionaires did the same as well, then we'd all be worth maybe 3 grand more than we are now, except the millionaires who'd then have nothing, just like the ex billionaires. We could continue this process so that at the end of the day everyone was worth as much as anyone else, so we'd all have about 5 grand cash each and own a third of a room, a fifth of a car, a quarter of a bicycle etc etc and undoubtably we'd all be really happy!
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    It would blow my mind to actually wake up (not in a philosophical way) and realize my life that I currently know of has been a dream and I am really only 8 years old again!
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    (In)Sanity wrote
    The lucid dreaming took practice, all starting out with meditation and an almost trance state. Now I can do so at will. Most often I just want to sleep.
    So what would it take to blow your bind, or what has in the past. Real or in a dream.
    I'v experienced that their exist layered dimensions that are really right in front of us.
    We can see these from the outside looking in, but rarely experience them from the inside looking out.
    This “seeing” must be achieved by a shift in the assemblage point.
    This shifts can come about either by intending them though techniques or as the following will show by finding yourself in another world by a juxtaposition of environmental confluences that allows a direct and instant access to adjacent dimensions, or morphogenetic fields.
    Shamans spent allot of time and effort seeking these natural overlapping areas that connect two separate worlds.
    One summer day a few years ago, I happened upon one of these portals.
    The lake I was living on, for years had reseeded in size by successively dry summers, This resulted in a field of grass to spout in what was formerly a large shallow cove. Then one summer we received a large amount of rainfall and the field of tall grass became completely covered by water. The water in this lake stayed clear enough to snorkel so I expanded my usual underwater forays to the submerged field.
    The water was about 4-5 feet deep just covering the top of the grass, I found that I could navigate by slowly dog paddling along rabbit trails, the rabbits were replaced by fish now swimming down these paths.
    I suddenly became aware that from this perspective I was in a complete all inclusive world, a layer onto itself. I found myself in another layer of the onion!
    I believe this was brought about by the layer of the water focusing my attention combined with the locomotive position of my body. The only thing that I could compare it to is walking down tree lined road.
    As I stepped out of the lake, the rabbit trail continued though the tall grass, then I spotted a rabbit watching me, waiting to see which direction I would take.
    We both stood looking at each other for a few moments until I started walking down the path and he disappeared down another.
    That night I was having an extraordinary dream, I was running and leaping down a dimly lit trail.
    The dream was in what I assumed to be at night, but now I believe just seemed that way because it was not in my usual color, but in black and white.
    What was extraordinary was the visceral ecstasy I felt as I bounded down this trail. My awareness was no longer focused out from my head, but in every cell in my four legged body, it was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had.
    As I awoke I felt that I must have been a wolf, but I wasn’t galloping I was hopping, then I had a flash of the rabbit looking at me the day before.
    I hadn’t shape shifted into a noble and powerful wolf but only a rabbit. For weeks afterward all I wanted to do was run like a rabbit in the purity of that visceral experience.

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    The shamanic practice of “shape shifting” this is supposedly accomplish by a shift of the "assemblage point of perception". According to Don Juan the physical morphology is a result of a specific configuration of luminous fibers that or aligned according to a command that emanates from a central source.(Morphogenetic fields)

    This source he called the "eagle", these luminous fibers or filaments consist of pure awareness. These configurations exist at large in the world as kind of potential frequencies. These shamans discovered that temporary radical shifts could be made in their own assemblage points of perception to experience the awareness of an animal. This I’ve experience to be true. As for the actual physical transformation, that’s beyond my own experience.



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    "All creation or destruction of forms, or morphogenesis, can be described by the disappearance of the attractors representing the initial forms, and their replacement (by capture) by the attractors representing the final forms." Rene Thom



    The Art of Dreaming

    Sorcery is the act of embodying some specialized theoretical and practical premises about the nature and role of perception in molding the universe around us.
    Our world is only one in a cluster of consecutive worlds, arranged like the layers of an onion. Even though we have been energetically conditioned to perceive solely our world, we still have the capability of entering into those other realms, which are as real, unique, absolute, and engulfing as our own world is.
    For us to perceive those other realms, not only do we have to covet them but we need to have sufficient energy to seize them. Their existence is constant and independent of our awareness, but their inaccessibility is entirely a consequence of our energetic conditioning. In other words, simply and solely because of that conditioning, we are compelled to assume that the world of daily life is the one and only possible world.
    Believing that our energetic conditioning is correctable, sorcerers of ancient times developed a set of practices designed to recondition our energetic capabilities to perceive. They called this set of practices the art of dreaming . It's the gateway to infinity.
    Through dreaming we can perceive other worlds, which we can certainly describe, but we can't describe what makes us perceive them. Yet we can feel how dreaming opens up those other realms. Dreaming seems to be a sensation--a process in our bodies, an awareness in our minds.
    Dreaming instruction is divided into two parts. One is about dreaming procedures, the other about the purely abstract explanations of these procedures: an interplay between enticing one's intellectual curiosity with the abstract principles of dreaming and guiding one to seek an outlet in its practices.
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    The human psyche is infinitely more complex than our mundane or academic reasoning has led us to believe.
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    The second attention is an energetic configuration of awareness
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    Concept of the Assemblage Point

    A most useful concept for studying the epistemology of magic is the idea of the assemblage point. This idea comes from a branch of combined Meso-American shamanism and magic commonly known as Nagualism, and is described by Carlos Castaneda in the numerous books in which he writes about his encounters with the Mexican brujero, Don Juan. Nagualism views the human being abstractly as a "luminous cocoon" of awareness and defines the assemblage point as that location on this sphere where all the fibers of the universe are focused by intent into our perception of the universe. Furthermore, this location can be changed by the operation of intent. Notice that intent is the key, operative word of this definition. Indeed, if it can ever be said that the brujero Nagual uttered a magic word, that word would have to be "intent", for intent is the quintessential, indefinable term in the language of Nagualism. Castaneda describes the role of intent in the following passage from Silent Knowledge
    Sorcerers , by the force of their practices and goals, refute the power of the word. They define themselves as navigators in the sea of the unknown. For them, navigation is a practicality, and navigation means to move from world to world, without losing sobriety, without losing strength; and, to accomplish this feat of navigation, there cannot be procedures, or steps to be followed, but one single abstract act that defines it all: the act of reinforcing our link with the force that permeates the universe, a force which sorcerers call intent. Since we are alive and conscious, we are already intimately related to intent. What we need, sorcerers say, is to make that link the realm of our conscious acts, and that act of becoming conscious of our link with intent is another way of defining silent knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Being a lucid dreamer and having the ability to experience just about anything my imagination can come up with I have to say so far the most awesome experience I've ever had was in a dream. Picture resolution, color and clarity that goes far beyond what your eyes can see. Landscapes like nothing ever created on earth or by a graphics artist. Now combine that with the ability to fly and a sense of every single thing around you. It was like being in perfection, without distortion, haze or mathematical error.

    So what would it take to make you go wow...that was so cool ! !

    ....

    So what would it take to blow your bind, or what has in the past. Real or in a dream.
    Reality's nothing is thoughts, fiction. If you know what fiction is then who cares what fiction, dream, computer you are dreaming that you are in when they are all the same, fiction, thoughts, dreams... and computers inside these dreams.

    I can speak from experience cause I'm Mr Anderson, alias Neo
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