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Shamanism in the Age of Reason

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Informal Discussion of Topics

... phenomena like complex hallucination, shamanism, and group mind.  How does PIT describe psychedelic action? One way to visualize what I'm describing in PIT is through what I call the "Pond and the Pump House" metaphor. Imagine a perfec...

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... Theory Psychedelic Information Theory: shamanism in the Age of Reason is an analysis of the physical mechanisms of hallucination, shamanic ritual, and expanded states of consciousness. By deconstructing systems of perception and memory, Ps...

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... his new book, "Psychedelic Information Theory: shamanism in the Age of Reason," James Kent has attempted to describe both the experience and underlying mechanisms of consciousness, in the language of classical wave mechanics, with terms like neura...

PIT Summary and Overview

“Psychedelic Information Theory: shamanism in the Age of Reason,” is an analysis of the physical mechanisms underlying hallucination, shamanic ritual, and expanded states of consciousness. Written by James L. Kent, this text was researched for over 2...

Conclusions and Discussion

... and multisensory signatures. The tenets of shamanism in the Age of Reason, or Physical Shamanism, dictate that a shaman can intuitively sense the interrupt frequency and ADSR envelope of any hallucinogen simply by ingesting a small amount of t...

Copyright Information

... Kent, James L. "Psychedelic Information Theory: shamanism in the Age of Reason". PIT Press, Seattle, 2010....

Information Genesis and Complexity

... achieved in our matrix into their matrix.  shamanism and Information Matrices When a shaman enters the trance state and searches for new information there are specific levels of knowledge which are more helpful than others. For instance, when...

Spirits and Spiritual Communion

... of the Spirits A study of the literature on shamanism and helper spirits tells us many things about their behaviors and habits. First, spirits do not generally like light; they will occasionally appear in the daytime, but they prefer to appear ...

Shamanic Sorcery

... complexity has always been a fundamental part of shamanism and sorcery. Synchronicity Magic and Probability Collapse Subjects in a destabilized nonlinear state often report enhanced sensations of non-random coincidence, or synchronicity, that app...

Hypnotic Entrainment and Induced Trance States

... contains many of the same elements of shamanism but hypnotherapy does not work for everyone. In shamanic therapy the psychedelic agent is applied to destabilize top-down control and make the patient more susceptible to entrainment for lon...

Physical Shamanism and Shamanic Therapy

The practice of spiritual shamanism and healing is a subject that has been covered by many texts, so here we will examine physical models of shamanic therapy only as they apply directly to Psychedelic Information Theory (PIT). According to PIT, hallu...

The Case Against the Spirit Model of Psychedelic Action

shamanism is about transformation, and the shaman must build models in which to produce transformational results. Traditionally the shaman has used the Spirit Model of Psychedelic Action which proposes that psychedelics work by allowing the brain acc...

The Jaguar That Roams the Mind

... Explores the three pillars of Amazonian shamanism: purging, psychoactive plants, and diet • Shares the experiences of apprenticing with an Ashaninca master shaman • Reveals the intimate relationship between shamans and plant spirits ...

Why are Psychedelics Spiritual?

... is a central theme of all traditional forms of shamanism. A shaman is said to receive wisdom and healing power from the spirits, so it is necessary to promote spirit communion as the ultimate source of all shamanic power. Shamanic communion with a...

Psychedelic Neuroplasticity

... is the physical mechanism which makes shamanism and psychedelic therapy viable. In dreaming neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to daily routine and anxiety; in hypnosis neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to suggestion and re...

Notes on DNA and Spiritual Rebirth

... of spiritual cleansing and rebirth are common in shamanism and psychedelic mysticism. Modern interpretations of these themes include genetic self-activation or evolutionary manipulation of DNA via psychedelic catalyst. While these descriptions feel ...

Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon

... sets forth, in accessible form, just what this shamanism is about -- what happens at an ayahuasca healing ceremony, how the apprentice shaman forms a spiritual relationship with the healing plant spirits, how sorcerers inflict the harm that the sh...

An Overview of Physical Shamanism

Physical shamanism is differentiated from Spiritual Shamanism in that physical shamanism relies on models of neural oscillators and resonant wave entrainment as opposed to spirit models of supernatural medium channeling, telepathy, or clairvoyance. T...

Topographic pharmaco-EEG mapping of the effects of the South American psychoactive beverage ayahuasca in healthy volunteers

... American psychoactive beverage used in Amazonian shamanism, and in the religious ceremonies of Brazilian-based syncretic religious groups with followers in the US and several European countries. This tea contains measurable amounts of the psychotrop...

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