(VIDEO) – Terence McKenna – All Things are Possible Through Novelty

A bluehoney.org original video:

Original footage shot in Sydney, Australia – 1997. Additional sounds and music via live DJ accompanied the spoken word that evening.

(VIDEO) – Terence McKenna – Tribute to Albert Hofmann

‘An event that was held at The Scottish Rite Temple in Los Angeles on October 2, 1988 to honor Dr. Albert Hofmann on the 50th anniversary of his discovery of LSD. The MC that night was none other than Terence McKenna, and besides a few words from Terence, we also hear from Stanley Krippner and Andrew Weil, who not only have many kind words for Dr. Hofmann but also add some interesting insights about their own work with LSD, such as when Terence said: “We have the tools, the intellect, the will to create a caring global culture. It isn’t going to come without a recognition of the power of the psychedelic experience. The psychedelic experience is the birth right of every human being on the planet. It is as much a basic part of each and every one of us as our sexuality, our national identity, our consciousness of self. And any society which attempts to hold back or impede this dimension of self-expression, when the history of that society is written, it will be called barbarous.” … And from Dr. Weil: “And here it seems to me is the fundamental absurdity of the way our science has developed: The most obvious fact of our existence is that we are conscious. That is the most obvious, most important aspect of our existence. How can you construct a world view, how can you construct a system that tries to explain the universe and leave that out? And yet that is what our science tries to do.”

Dr. Lilly begins with a description of his first LSD experience in an isolation chamber (300mg IM) in the Virgin Islands in 1964, saying about it, “I was scared stiff, absolutely terrified.” He is followed by Dr. Oscar Janiger who gives a few brief remarks before Terence McKenna introduces Dr. Albert Hofmann by famously saying, “Psychology without psychedelics is pissing into the wind.” The Dr. Hofmann takes the stage for a talk that you will most likely listen to more than once. One of my favorite quotes of his is, “Of greatest significance to me has been the insight that I obtained as a fundamental understanding from all my LSD experiences that what one commonly takes as the reality by no means it defines anything fixed but represents a thing that’s ambiguous, that there is not only one but there are many realities, each compromising a different consciousness also of the ego.’

(VIDEO) – Subconscious War

New half hour documentary explores the dynamic between media, reality and a culture of violence.

Every Member of Seattle’s Legislative Delegation Goes on the Record in Favor of Legalizing Pot

OLYMPIA – Every Member of Seattle’s Legislative Delegation Goes on the Record in Favor of Legalizing Pot

by DOMINIC HOLDEN on FRI, MAR 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM

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Sweet democracy on a stick. As of yesterday evening, every member of Seattle legislative delegation to Olympia—all ten representatives and all five senators from the 34th, 36th, 37th, 43rd, and 46th Districts—had gone on the record to say that they support taxing, regulating, and legalizing marijuana. They join every elected official at City Hall (the mayor, the city attorney, and all nine members of the city council) and King County Executive Dow Constantine.

The final holdout was 46th District Representative David Frockt (who had been opposed to legalization a couple weeks ago). However, after a little goading and he heard testimonies from former US attorney John McKay and a former Whatcom County judge on a bill to tax and regulate pot, Frockt called last night to say that he had come around. He wouldn’t commit to any specific bill, but said, “I am okay with legalization, I am okay with regulation, and I am fine with taxation.” Good job, Rep. Frockt.

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Kevin Smith: ‘Seth Rogen Turned Me Into a Stoner’

Seth Rogen taken by Phil Konstantin on July 27...

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Breaking news: Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen smoke weed. OK, maybe it’s not so surprising, considering the “stoner” movies the two have been involved with in the past, but Smith sat down with MTV News to explain how funnyman Rogen recently turned him onto marijuana — and how it’s the best thing that has happened to him in five years.

Smith, who directed Rogen in 2008’s ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno,’ claims Rogen is one of the most talented people he’s ever worked with.

“I got so much from him,” he said. “He re-energized me in a weird way. I became a stoner because of Seth Rogen.”

Smith was in awe of how Rogen could be a “functional stoner,” showing up to the movie set and be “brilliant” and “constantly writing [and] productive.”

The director had only tried marijuana a handful of times in the past and said it was his idea to share a joint with Rogen on the last day on the movie set.

“It was awesome,” Smith said about the experience. “We sat back, watched some footage and sat there smoking. And I loved who I was. I loved how the inhibition dropped away and I loved just being honest.”

And he hasn’t stopped since. The director claims he’s had the most productive years of his career thanks to Rogen — and weed.

“That dude gave me the greatest gift I’ve had in the last five years,” Smith said. “The moment I start smoking, I start working. … No one could ever say, ‘You fat, lazy piece of shit stoner!”

See the video of Smith talking about Rogen’s influence below.

http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1657474

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