Is psilocybin (magic mushrooms) illegal to suppress our connection to nature?
Just something I've been thinking about lately. I took shrooms a while back and I felt and immense connection to nature and I also found the answers to what I needed to do at that point in my life and I have had a lot of success in my life following the knowledge I gained after I took them.
If we look at how we live we are so isolated from nature and so out of tune with eachother. During my experience I could almost feel the interconectedness between everything around me. Now something that I have been thinking is if psilocybin is illegal because the governments of the world don't want us to realize that their system is not the way we are meant to live, and so that we may never conceive such ideas and perpetuate 'economic growth'. Is cancer not the uncontrollable growth of cells, look at the way we live, is that not unlike a cancer upon the earth? Just look at satellite pictures of cities, it even looks like cancer!
@ PaddyMcnasty I don't see how if what I suggest is true how there would be a big political opposition to industrialization, since I highly doubt that before it became illegal that its use was widespread.
in short, yes. but in length its much more complicated than that. there are many illegal drugs, and they are illegal for many (usually stupid) reasons. The thing about mushrooms is
A. you can take too much and die from poisoning
B. you can take too much and kill yourself from a bad trip
C. you can take too much and go driving or do anything stupid and kill someone else
don't ignore these reasons for why mushrooms are illegal.
however, what you say does hold some ground. LSD seems to be illegal for the same reason, it wasn't until the government realized LSDs effects (when they gave it to soldiers and the first thing they wanted to do was quit the military) that LSD became illegal. The leaders of the world do indeed love their power, and hallucinogenic drugs are indeed one way to wake a person up to the power structure... the powers that be don't like that.
They are illegal for a complicated list of political reasons. If what you suggest is true then that would mean that shrooms were widely used, causing a big political opposition to industrialisation, before they were made illegal with a whole host of other drugs. Yet that was not the case.
Also, many people have a connection to nature without ever having used mushrooms. Entheogenic drugs are a spiritual shortcut and temporary. A real connection to nature requires altering your mind slowly, not quickly with chemicals.
Well we are Called A culture, and science refers to cultures as a gathering of germs or living organisms cultures are inside of everything even yogurt stressed the fact it has living bacteria in it called cultures. so maybe earth is an experiment designed by the creator to see what would happen with this culture during our evolutionary process looking through a satellite at the planet is like looking through a microscope at germs how ironic