Psychedaily Archive – Your Dose of Psychedelic Quotes

“That I might know the innermost weave of the world, witness its dynamics and creation, and stop rummaging around in words.” – Goethe

“Art is how we decorate space; music is how we decorate time.” – aclayhutchings

“We are discovering that human beings are creatures of chemical habit with the same horrified disbelief as when the Victorians discovered that humans are creatures of sexual fantasy and obsession.” – Terence McKenna

“The task of our generation, I have no doubt, is one of metaphysical reconstruction” – E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful

“…the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein

“The future is up for grabs. It belongs to any and all who will take the risk and accept the responsibility of consciously creating the future they want.” – Robert Anton Wilson

“Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were an invaluable experiential training for dying.” – Stanislav Grof

“The way in which [the internet] will dissolve boundaries is by making us transparent. To each other. I mean, I can imagine a child of the future, we all bring home our drawings to stick on refrigerators, and things like that—in the future we won’t stick them on refrigerators, we will stick them in our website. And everything will go into our website. And by the time we’re 25, or something, our website will be the size of the American Museum of Natural History. And you can wander through it. And as a gesture of intimacy you can invite someone else to wander through it. Well that’s who you are—it’s your imagination. And, I think, in a sense, I’ve said, at times, that: The cultural enterprise is an effort to turn ourselves inside out. We want to put the body into the imagination, and we want the imagination to replace the laws of physics.” – Terence McKenna

“God is the rest of the mystery of reality that has yet to be defined so as to be understood.” – Jordon Daniel Eggleston

“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that the Nature he is destroying is the God he is worshiping.” – Hubert Reeves

“As humans we have an infallible sense for adapting to the greater whole. This sense helps us when we’re young and in need of others for survival. Few of us, however, come to see that we stay under this spell our entire lives, let alone know how to break through it. And it seems perfectly logical when you realize that we learn most of our adaptations before we have even developed our consciousness” – Lars Faber

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

“Oscillate to the next system.” – disorient

“There is an infinite amount of the infinite inside of every part of the infinite.” – supernaturalriver (redditor)

“Leave a piece of your heart wherever you are.” – Paisley Circus

“It was only after many, many acid sessions that I learned how to cope satisfactorily with the incessant barrage of sense-eclipsing distractions, pleasant and unpleasant, delightful and horrible, which acid induces. I discovered, for instance, that I could, by concentrating my attention on some object, put a stop to the whirling distractions. The object on which I concentrated became a radiance of pure light, very wonderful—so wonderful that one could be wholly absorbed in it. It would be possible to stop at this point, to convince oneself that this was the Real Thing, the ultimate illumination, Nirvana! Or the ‘Divine White Light’! But—let’s face it—LSD is not the key to a new metaphysics of being or a politics of ecstasy. The ‘pure light’ of an acid session is not this—it may even be the apotheosis of distractions, the ultimate and most dangerous temptation. But it does allow one to live at least for a time in the light of the knowledge that every moment of time is a window into eternity, that the absolute is manifest in every appearance and relationship, and that Love is Wisdom in daily practice. And though hard, it is possible to live this way. It is the development of another state of consciousness within ‘one’s’ own self, one that leads to a vision of existence in which only the sense of wonder remains and all fear is gone. It is also the impetus that makes a few travelers in each generation set off in search of the grail, the genii in the bottle, the magic ring….” – Michael Hollingshead

“Festivals are where you get to simultaneously see the best and worst of humanity. To ignore one part for the sake of the other is burying your head in the sand…I see amazing things happen at festivals. And I see a lot of work to be done. It’s important for people to realize both aspects are why festivals are important. And if you’re jaded like myself it’s even more important to go…the best course of action if you are becoming increasingly dissatisfied is to CONTRIBUTE AND CREATE.”
– Rob Uslan aka Supersillyus

“The moment is where we spend most of our time.” – Terence McKenna

“In the dialectic between nature and the socially constructed world, the human organism is transformed. In this dialectic man produces reality and thereby produces himself.” – Peter Berger and Thomas Luckman, The Social Construction of Reality

“Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image.” – Alan Watts

“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.” – Salvador Dali

“One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting, and for what purpose, and which are not.” – Sam Harris

“In the end, it all comes down to being yourself and taking responsibility for who and what you are.” – Martin W. Ball

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

“I discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in nothing. That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and no color–something which exists before all forms and colors appear… No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea.” – Shunryu Suzuki

“We are living surrounded by illusion, by professionally created fairy tales. We barely have contact with the real world.” – Robert Crumb

“I seem to be a verb…” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you and never stops speaking, you are awakening out of your unconscious identification with the stream of thinking. When you notice that voice, you realize that who you are is not the voice — the thinker — but the one who is aware of it.” – Eckhart Tolle

“…we need to become more the embodiment of our experiences, and less the orators of them.” – Antrocles

“…remember: we are only temporarily someone; seeing clearly through the myth of our being allows us to reincarnate at will. Do you get that? We don’t need to imagine reincarnation in some far-off bardo realm. You sit there, right now, with a poison arrow sticking out of your chest, and you want to know about heaven and hell. Tsk, tsk. We have more important things to talk about! The antidote to poison is right here.” – Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi

“In a sense, when we look at the world, we are hallucinating all the time. One could almost regard perception as the act of choosing the one hallucination that best fits the incoming data, which is often fragmentary and fleeting.” – V.S. Ramachandran

“Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.” – John Muir

“It is only to the extent that we are willing to expose ourselves over and over again to annihilation that we discover that part of ourselves that is truly indestructible.” – Pema Chodron (?)

“Do the best you can in the place where you are and be kind.” – Scott Nearing

“Does time bring events into existence, or do events bring time into existence?” – Alan Lightman

“Do you seek the highest, the greatest? The plant can be your teacher: what it is without volition you can be willfully—that’s it!” – Friedrich Schiller

“…in every volume of existence, quantum physics held sway. Particles acted as waves, waves as particles. Alternate realities shimmered at every position of space. Matter and energy appeared and disappeared, merged into each other, and exchanged identities. And at the tiniest sizes of somethingness, quantum fluctuations and gravity conspired to tessellate the very geometry of existence.” – Mr g on the universe, from Alan Lightman’s “Mr g”

“The secret is to ponder the secret and realize there is no secret.” – Paisley Circus

“I’ve practiced death.” – Chemical Ali

“The consciousness of plants is a constant source of information for medicine, alimentation, and art, and an example of the intelligent and creative imagination of nature. Much of my education I owe to the intelligence of these great teachers. Thus I consider myself to be the ‘representative’ of plants, and for this reason I assert that if they cut down the trees and burn what’s left of the rain forest, it is the same as burning a whole library of books without ever having read them.” – Pablo Amaringo

“Consciousness is ineffable like light.” – Paisley Circus

“In a visionary state, a shaman experiences the spirit of a plant coming to him and telling him how a particular plant can be used to treat some ailment. In the shamanic context, the shaman takes this experience at face value as a communication between two beings. However, this is not what is happening. The shaman is God and is therefore the plant, the shaman, the patient, and the disease.” – Martin W. Ball

“There is only one reason to do anything: as a statement to the universe of Who You Are.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“The opportunity for you to see yourself in this great creativity is the gift that everyone is offering to you.” – Carmen Mauk

“Red is hot and spicy, like standing too close to the fire. Orange is warm and smooth, a velvet curtain heated by the sun. Yellow is buttery and rich, like sunshine on your face. Green is earthy and comforting, the smell of fresh pine needles. Blue is cool and crisp, like dipping your foot in a lake in October. Purple is dark and rich, a baritone sax bellowing jazz. Brown is healing and ancient, the smell of earth on the forest floor.” – Riffraff3055

“wisdom requires not only the investigation of many things, but contemplation of the mystery” – Jeremy Narby

“we’re the building blocks of God, in the early stages of reassembling” – Avatar, from Scott Adams’ God Debris

“Any universe that could have preceded consciousness only existed in a probability state.” – Robert Lanza, Biocentrism Principle #4

“Reality is all-encompassing: the absolute nature is one. Although we may feel separate from the original uncreated reality – whether we call it ‘God,’ ‘peak experience,’ or ‘enlightened mind’ – through awareness we can contact this essential part of ourselves.” – Tarthang Tulku

“Conscious information seems to be integrated and unified precisely because the underlying physical process is mapped back onto itself and becomes its own context.” – Thomas Metzinger, The Ego Tunnel

“There is a threshold at the amplitude of the psychedelic wave, beyond which is wasteful and forgettable. Bliss at the peak, no further, no less.” – Paisley Circus

“Goa trance music is the psychedelic essence of resonant hallucinogenic tryptamine interrupt expressing itself through modern ritual entrainment technology.” – James Kent, PIT

“Think of reality as made up of countless gazillions of ‘bubble moments,’ where each bubble is both physical and mental— a bubble or quantum of sentient energy … Each bubble exists for a moment and then pops! and the resulting ‘spray’ is the objective ‘stuff’ that composes the physical pole of the next momentary bubble … Time is our experience of the ongoing succession of these momentary bubbles of being (or bubbles of becoming) popping in and out of the present moment of now. We feel this succession of moments as the flow of the present slipping into the past, always replenished by new moments of ‘now’ from an apparently inexhaustible source we objectify as the future … The future does not exist except as potentials or possibilities in the present moment— in experience— which is always conditioned by the objective pressure of the past (the physical world). Subjectivity (consciousness, awareness) is what-it feels-like to experience these possibilities, and choosing from them to create the next new moment of experience.” – Christian de Quincey (quoted in Rupert Sheldrake’s Science Set Free)

“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” – Carl Jung

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The forest is not only good to eat but good to think.”

“Chaos reveals itself as a dominant force in the universe, with its strange attractors allowing the more admirable and beautiful natural phenomena to occur. Is there perhaps some attractor pulling us forward through time?”

“We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.” – Carlos Barrios

“While I do agree substances can lead people-especially young people into problematic territory (indefinitely even)…those being so predisposed with a seeker mentality will eventually find their mark through substance or more mundane trauma. A seeker seeks “trouble” to be transformed by it. The hero’s tale of initiation is as old as time.” – pendomatic (redditor)

“Nowhere in the objective world of external reality is there anything remotely resembling perspective as we observe it in phenomenal experience. The prominent violation of Euclidean geometry in phenomenal perspective is perhaps the clearest evidence for the world of experience as an internal rather than an external entity, for the curvature of perceived space is clearly not a property of the world itself, only of our perceptual representation of it.” – Steve Lehar

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is clearly connected with this.” – Albert Einstein

“Poison ivy is the forest’s way of telling us to keep out.” – Paisley Circus

“I understand that many, many beings on this planet, including possibly you, have died into this perfect state of realization. After all, it is what we are.” – Lindsey Vona reflecting on 14 days of total immersion into darkness at Sierra Obscura Darkness Retreat Center

“You do not own the land; the land owns you.” – proverb

DJ Galen G (Paisley Circus) – Mixes


"What is knowledge anyway? It is not a physical thing; but neither is it a metaphysical ideal, like a perfect circle that can never be drawn, a mathematical constant with an infinite decimal tail, or a goddess of sublime beauty who never ages. Knowledge, eventually, relates to nothing but itself, and leads nowhere but back to itself." - Reverend Nemu

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