aatmagaialove:

The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings, for it destroys the world in which you live.
~Nisargadatta Maharaj ♥

aatmagaialove:

The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings, for it destroys the world in which you live.

~Nisargadatta Maharaj

(via mushroomvision)


Some biologists describe DNA as an “ancient high biotechnology,” containing “over a hundred trillion times as much information by volume as our most sophisticated information storage devices.” Could one still speak of technology in these circumstances? Yes, because there is no other word to qualify this duplicable, information-storing molecule. DNA is only ten atoms wide and as such constitutes a sort of ultimate technology: It is organic and so miniturized that it approaches the limits of material existence. Shamans, meanwhile, claim that the vital principle that animates all living creatures comes from the cosmos and is minded. As ayahuasquero Pablo Amaringo says: “A plant may not talk, but there is a spirit in it that is conscious, that sees everything, which is the soul of the plant, its essence, what makes it alive.” According to Amaringo these spirits are veritable beings, and humans are also filled with them: “Even the hair, the eyes, the ears are full of beings. You see all this when ayahuasca is strong.” In their visions, shamans take their consciousness down to the molecular level and gain access to information related to DNA, which they call “animate essences” or “spirits.” This is where they see double helixes, twisted ladders, and chromosome shapes. This is how shamanic cultures have known for millennia that the vital principle is the same for all living beings, and is shaped like two entwined serpents (or a vine, a rope, ladder…). DNA is the source of their astonishing botanical and medicinal knowledge, which can be attained only in defocalized and “nonrational” states of consciousness, though its results are empirically verifiable. The myths of these cultures are filled with biological imagery, and the shamans metaphoric explanations correspond quite precisely to the descriptions that biologists are starting to provide.

I spent all day yesterday conducting poetic symphonies in my head. I spent all night destroying them with dreams.


Since then it’s been a book you read in reverse
So you understand less as the pages turn
Or a movie so crass
And awkwardly cast
That even I could be the star.
Pink Bullets, The Shins

Have no fear, you will find your way. It’s in your bones. It’s in your soul.
Mark Z. Danielewski (via allegorys)

(via allegorys)



mountaindr3w:

lesionsinmybrain:
18kt skull carved with an Australian fire opal brain.

Amazing

mountaindr3w:

lesionsinmybrain:

18kt skull carved with an Australian fire opal brain.

Amazing

(via toxicsexbombomb)


and at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.
shanti (via uhliveone)

(via you-are-the-universe)


With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.
– Sylvia Earle, oceanographer (via griseus)

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