QUESTION: If, according to Heidegger whom you follow, Logos has now expired, and if Logos was the philosophical basis for Christianity, as well as being explicitly identified with Christ in the Gospel of John, then how can you be an Eastern Orthodox Christian? The index below constitutes only contact reports / contact notes, and only indexes translations Future of Mankind currently has, many have not yet been translated into English. 37, No. Rush, Failed God: Fractured Myth in a Fragile World (Berkeley, CA: Frog Books, 2008); John A. I am writing to you to express some of my misgivings about modern scientific cosmology, which—in my humble opinion—is filled with many unacknowledged contradictions. MKULTRA doctor Robert Hanna Felix [1904-1990] was director of psychiatric research for the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and the director of the National Institute of Mental Health. No religious tradition claims to have been founded on the basis of psychedelic experience; such claims emanate from users of psychedelics who like to project their fantasies upon traditions they in no way intend to follow. Huxley not only helped shape each of the above but provided an integrative theory in which they could take root. This is why it is necessary to understand and accept that only Allah truly possesses ma’rifa of the Nafs, and consequently that this ma’rifa goes far beyond subjective self-understanding, being nothing less than the full objectification of the self at the station of “He sees you”. Whether He called me through certain valid insights or salutary warnings provided by psychedelics is by and large irrelevant. In saying this, however, he in fact unthinkingly compares “the veiled from himself” not with “the veiled from his Lord” of the second hikma but with the unveiled from his Lord, “the knower of his Lord” of the first hikma. He calls this a “minimalist” approach that deliberately avoids broad metaphysical speculations and limits itself to what can actually be demonstrated and proved, experimentally and mathematically—which is why, in my view, it provides a solid and fertile ground for such speculation. See Alex Polari de Alverga, Forest of Visions: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Spirituality, and the Santo Dime Tradition, trans. But the human race has rejected God now, debunked Him, killed Him; we have done this because we have hankered to take His place, to assume every one of His functions and prove that we can fulfill them better than He ever could. In response to the above citation, Charles Upton notes: “The idea that the CIA wanted to use psychedelics to “confuse and terrify” people is true as far as it goes, but they also apparently hoped that these substances could help their own agents gain magic powers: telepathy, remote viewing, etc. There’s no remedy for it.” [R. Gordon Wasson, “A Retrospective Essay” in Álvaro Estrada, María Sabina: Her Life and Chants, trans.  Peter Levenda, Sinister Forces—A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft: A Warm Gun (Waterville, OR: TrineDay, 2006), p. 317); See also Art Kleps, Millbrook: The True Story of the Early Years of the Psychedelic Revolution (Oakland, CA: Bench Press, 1977); Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain, “Preaching LSD” in Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond (New York: Grove Press, 1992), pp. Her clothing consisted of. 5 (Summer 2005), pp. And it is interesting in this context that, according to Timothy Leary [1920-1996], LSD was not “activated” as a psychedelic until the first atomic bomb was detonated in New Mexico. They said, “SURE we were a CIA experiment, man—an experiment that GOT OUT OF CONTROL!” But the fact is that LSD initiated a sort of “bardo” or revelatory decay of American culture; all the latent tendencies, good and bad, the dominant belief-systems, conscious or otherwise, were called up in a very short time, laid out for all to see—and much of the social and cultural potential of America and the Western World rapidly exhausted in the process. It is highly unlikely that Emmerich, a nearly illiterate Westphalian peasant, would have known anything about Persian history or Zoroastrian lore, much less about the effects of exotic psychedelics. In Asia the British took full advantage of Moslems versus Hindus in India as well as creating conflict between Indians and Pakistanis.2. made of human hands Wakan-Tanka can take me higher than any drug ever could.” [Thomas E. Mails, “Little Hollow Bones” in Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power (San Francisco, CA: Council Oak Books, 2001), p. 40]; Lame Deer (1903-1976), Sioux medicine man underscores the incompatibility of peyote use with the sacred rites of the Oglala Sioux: “I have my hands full just clinging to our old Sioux ways—singing the ancient songs correctly, conducting a sweat-lodge ceremony as it should be, making our old beliefs as pure, as clear and true as I possibly can, making them stay alive, saving them from extinction. They are as different as night and day. When my wife and I drove from Lexington, Kentucky to the Cincinnati area to view the long-awaited film The End of Quantum Reality, the story of Traditionalist mathematician, physicist and metaphysician Dr. Wolfgang Smith and his monumental discoveries—notably his elegant solution to the notorious “quantum enigma”—we arrived in a small, run-down Ohio River town in a semi-industrial area. Could you please speak to this sensitive theme as it is perhaps “politically incorrect”? But if we intend to release to Allah our intent to resist Him, and to open our Hearts to whatever this resistance may have blocked, that intention can only happen in a context of love, and will consequently invoke the power of love, of Allah in His Names Al-Rahman the All-Merciful, Al-Rahim the All-Compassionate, Al-Latif the Benevolent, Al-Wadud the Loving-kind. This, of course, brings us to what is called theodicy, the perennial question of “If Allah is both all-good and all-powerful, how could He, or why would He, create a universe filled with inevitable suffering?” At this point I don’t intend to go into all the very wise and clear answers to this question provided by saints and sages throughout the centuries; all I want to do is point out that if the idea that Allah sent the coronavirus shakes your faith in Him, this could only be because you had forgotten that every human being must die, usually in pain, coronavirus or no.