It's been a little while since I've posted so I thought that I would ramble for a bit. Firstly, I've been researching the origins of the cult of Umbanda and have also been painting a boutey for Legba. Now onto the stuff that I'm writing this post about.
I have noticed an increased amount of ignorance towards psychoactives from many of the people in my age group (late teens). I can understand that they feel the need to not partake in the recreational use of drugs but i do not understand why they feel the need to over-exaggerate them. For example, I was on the phone with a friend of mine tonight and we got into it about alcohol and psychedelics (particularly DMT). She is a fan of alcohol and I am not. When I explained DMT to her she went on raving about how she would never do it. I told her that she need not say never to something that she cannot promise. I then brought up the fact that Alcohol is in the top 2 for the most deaths by substance abuse. This got a paused response but still irritated me. Not to mention DMT is a chemical your body produces every night naturally so you can dream...
What I really don't understand is why the "oven burn" lesson wasn't applied here. If you touch a burning stove you'll never do it again- unless you're a normal person with normal masochistic tendencies. I think this applies to many things such as alcohol, depression, etc. At least I know that if I touch the flaming stove of Dimethytryptamine that I won't end up on the side of the road begging passing people for a .40
Now I don't mean to come off as "righteous" or "All knowing" but instead what I am trying to pass on through words is that human perception is highly limited, especially when that human has yet to open up to the perception of others. To others who have a higher perception.