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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2020, 08:38:41 PM »
I think I made an objective argument upthread why it's illogical that these substances can provide any actual spirituality

Whether or not your argument is true, it's a bold (and slightly offensive) claim to say that it's coming from taaveh.

Unless you say everything we do is somewhat coming from our taavehs...
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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #81 on: January 16, 2020, 08:58:52 PM »
Whether or not your argument is true, it's a bold (and slightly offensive) claim to say that it's coming from taaveh.

Unless you say everything we do is somewhat coming from our taavehs...
where it's coming from was @AsherO's comment. I argued where it's going. noplace beyond a nice dream

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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2020, 09:55:06 PM »
What's bothering you about the subject, that`s making you have these suspicions?

The only thing that bothers me is that youíre trying trying to suggest this is a tool to help you serve god better. Outside of that, have a safe trip and enjoy.

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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #83 on: January 18, 2020, 10:24:59 PM »
One is not asleep or in coma during a psychedelic drug experience. What goes on around you determines the nature of your experience, as does your own preparation, intent, how you manage the effects, your state of mind at the time, and so on.

There are therapeutic effects of psychedelics; e.g., treating depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions (alcohol, tobacco, opiates). Explanatory models gets slippery, though. Some believe that "spiritual" experiences brought on by psychedelics are curative, whereas less theological models posit a enhancement of mainstream therapeutic processes, such as  increased contact with emotions.

More slippery are claims that psychedelics "enhance spiritual growth," like meditation practice; or somehow make people "more spiritual." I know of a Jewish congregation that uses DMT-containing ayahuasca during Shabbat services on Friday evenings to increase their concentration, visualization, emotional involvement of their davening.

What is suspicious about my contributing to this thread? I'm neither supporting nor rebuking OP. I'm trying to enlarge the discussion because I've studied it for so long, performed hands-on clinical research with these drugs, and worked hard to understand how psychedelics may contribute to explicating the metaphysics of prophecy.

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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #84 on: January 18, 2020, 10:28:50 PM »
Thank you Dr. Strassman for your professional perspective.
And thank you mods for reopening and cleaning up the thread to focus on the relevant discussions.
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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #85 on: January 21, 2020, 12:44:10 AM »
One is not asleep or in coma during a psychedelic drug experience. What goes on around you determines the nature of your experience, as does your own preparation, intent, how you manage the effects, your state of mind at the time, and so on.

There are therapeutic effects of psychedelics; e.g., treating depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions (alcohol, tobacco, opiates). Explanatory models gets slippery, though. Some believe that "spiritual" experiences brought on by psychedelics are curative, whereas less theological models posit a enhancement of mainstream therapeutic processes, such as  increased contact with emotions.

More slippery are claims that psychedelics "enhance spiritual growth," like meditation practice; or somehow make people "more spiritual." I know of a Jewish congregation that uses DMT-containing ayahuasca during Shabbat services on Friday evenings to increase their concentration, visualization, emotional involvement of their davening.

What is suspicious about my contributing to this thread? I'm neither supporting nor rebuking OP. I'm trying to enlarge the discussion because I've studied it for so long, performed hands-on clinical research with these drugs, and worked hard to understand how psychedelics may contribute to explicating the metaphysics of prophecy.

Lehavdil, was Just watching the Netflix documentary world war II in color

They say that the German soldiers were taking the equivalent of crystal meth.

Simcha gottleib could shed much on this subject.


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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #86 on: January 21, 2020, 12:47:14 AM »
I'm always looking for a good Shabbat. Where do you live?

Shushan 2

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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #87 on: January 21, 2020, 11:05:49 AM »
Lehavdil, was Just watching the Netflix documentary world war II in color

They say that the German soldiers were taking the equivalent of crystal meth.

Simcha gottleib could shed much on this subject.
Those were amphetamines, which aren't necessarily hallucinogens
Quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallucinogen
Although hallucinations are a common symptom of amphetamine psychosis, amphetamines are not considered hallucinogens as they are not a primary effect of the drugs themselves. While hallucinations can occur when abusing stimulants, the nature of stimulant psychosis is not unlike delirium.

Re WWII, everyone used them in some capacity, but no one as much as the Nazis. Each part of their military had a different nickname for them.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_and_culture_of_substituted_amphetamines#Military_use

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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #88 on: January 22, 2020, 10:32:36 PM »
Is Ayahuasca, the same thing being discussed here?
I was just speaking to someone who asked R Dovid Fienstien if it's Avoda Zara, which he said he's not familiar with it. However R Heinman was familiar with it and told him it's not..
The reasoning iiuc is that a root of a plant can't become Assur and also those who worship it are worshipping the spirit/snake behind it not the actual plant

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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #89 on: January 22, 2020, 11:39:05 PM »
Is Ayahuasca, the same thing being discussed here?

those who worship it are worshipping the spirit/snake behind it not the actual plant

FACT

Letís go ahead and close this thread now.

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Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« Reply #90 on: January 23, 2020, 02:03:43 AM »
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