On 10/28/2014 2:55 PM, TurquoiseBee turquoi...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Don't settle for low standards that essentially appeal to the
argument: "It got me high, therefore it's real."
/Every day you seem to be getting deeper and deeper into cognitive
dissonance. Even if you did get high out in the desert with Rama that
doesn't prove that people can fly or levitate - that was just a
hallucination//you experienced. If you believe that levitation is real
then I say monkeys are flying out of my butt. What you experienced is
probably just like what any hippie might experience on an acid trip in
the middle of the night.
Wake up, Barry - it wasn't real levitation - suspension in mid-air with
no visible means of support. You were probably just stoned. Go figure.
I have experienced many things that (to cite "Blade Runner") you
people wouldn't believe. Many of them got me high. Many of them still
rank -- subjectively -- as some of the highest experiences I've had
during this entire incarnation. Does this make them real?
It just make them "real to me."
It does NOT make them "real."
There is no such THING as "supernatural." (IMO) There is only what
happens. That's "natural," not "supernatural."
How you *interpret* these ordinary, natural things is up to you. You
can invent any fuckin' Woo Woo interpretation of natural events you
want to try to spin them as "supernatural," but that doesn't *make*
Lighten up. Your experience was what it was. Cherish it.
But it *wasn't* special, and it very much *doesn't* define the
boundaries of "real."