thelightpanther wrote:See, your blog and accounts was actually one of the main sources for me, at least on a *recurring* basis, that tie in salvia with “parallel worlds.” Are you now saying that you are pulling back from that idea, and that you feel “probability space” has nothing to do with your experience? Just trying to understand where you are coming from.
HELL NO, I'M NOT PULLING AWAY FROM THAT IDEA. Parallel worlds are my only legacy regarding salvia divinorum. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE
THE IDEA OF PARALLEL WORLDS.
I'm just saying that there doesn't have to be a one to one connection between parallel worlds and quantum mechanics. This gets back to my belief that the salvia state contains within itself its own proprietary ontology. Quantum states may INDEED be connected to salvia states of mind, and if they are then that would be a great way to marry the two. But maybe it's not absolutely necessary. I also love the idea of wave forms which contain all possible states. It's a beautiful idea. I eat that stuff up.
To be thoroughly honest with you, the main belief I had when tripping was that there was ONE main parallel world which somehow piggy-backed on top of our world. This other world is INFUSED with the salvia vibe (could be the result of having just smoked salvia
) 'Beings' in this other world had us under their observation. This is where my beliefs begin to mimic schizophrenia. I have always been up front with my 'schizophrenic' problem; although I've never been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and I live a rational life (when not under the influence of salvia divinorum).
I think it was someone else who altered the music track.
It's been four years since I tripped, but as crazy as this sounds, my physical eyes and retinas and optical nerve seemed to play a major role in visiting parallel worlds. I think I once said that with enough "retinal will power" someone could enter into another world. Maybe this is where meditation and concentration would come in handy. If salvia trippers could actually enter a parallel world and stay there WITH FULL MENTAL CAPABILITIES, then places like 'Reddit' would be talking about it. THAT is what would make interest in salvia skyrocket, and also what would cause the govt to shut it down. A lot of my blog viewers are from Russia. Maybe the Russians are exploring this.
panther wrote:"Travel by sledgehammer doesn't seem particularly targeted or useful".
Sledgehammer is the only way. Plain leaf won't cut it. You would have to set up a research center where volunteers took various amounts of extract. Chances are that some of the trippers would have the gift to go farther than others. If you ask for volunteers, I might give it a go. It would be trial and error. Some volunteers would crash and burn. But it might succeed. If you need a code name for your research center, name it "SLEDGEHAMMER".
If these worlds exist, and if we have to communicate with salvia beings (real or imagined), then perhaps the act of communicating and gaining the acceptance of the salvia beings (even if unreal) will bridge the pathway to other worlds. In other words, by accepting the salvia mythology, you gain access to other worlds.