The following article is a translation of a lecture: "Graham Hancock discusses the battle for hearts and minds" held at TEDx and posted on YouTube. Here we begin:
How did Graham manage this longstanding addiction? In fact, he wasn't exactly trying to deal with her. Rather, he received a message from a surprising source, in a direct and astonishing way. Sometimes the message and experience are not the most sympathetic, to say the least. In fact, this is what happens when the truth is laid out before us. Sometimes it is not very convenient for us and not easy to digest. And that's exactly what our ego fears – getting out of our shell, out of our comfort zone. Therefore, Graham's experience is frightening and shocking.
" Ayahuasca tea started messaging me"
It is the sovereign right of every adult to decide whether to use cannabis, but this negative behavior that ayahuasca pointed out did get worse. I do not want to devalue cannabis, and I believe that it is the sovereign right of every adult to decide whether to use cannabis. If he is interested.
"I abused the plant (cannabis), did not use it responsibly, became more and more paranoid, jealous, possessive, suspicious, subjected to irrational rage, often caused grief in the life of my beloved partner, Santha."
I got the kick from Mama Ayahuasca
gave up the use of cannabis; Following drinking a visionary infusion
And they showed me that the path I was on, my cannabis abuse and related behavior, would lead me to wait for judgment, and that I might face annihilation in a world beyond death.
Then, perhaps not surprisingly, when I returned to England later in October 2011, I gave up using cannabis and since then, I have not smoked it again.
Again, I speak only personally, without hinting or commenting on others' use of cannabis. It feels like a monkey was lifted off my back. I'm liberated in amazing ways, my creativity hasn't been affected, I find myself writing much more productive, much more creative, much more focused, and also much more efficient," Graham argues.
The power of the soul makes it possible to transcend the brain's desires and habits
Graham goes on to say: I began to be able to relate to the same negative aspects of my behavior that cannabis revealed. And hoping to change myself, little by little—and it's been a long progress—I became a more empathetic, more loving, more positive person. And all this change—really, was a personal transformation for me, and it was made possible by this encounter with death, which Mother Ayahuasca handed to me.
The mystery, the question of questions, man's journey on the material level
This leads me to ask what is death? Our materialistic science reduces everything to matter, material science in the West says we are only meat. We are just our bodies. So when the mind dies, it is the end of consciousness, there is no life after death, no soul; We just rot and disappear. In fact, many decent scientists admit that consciousness is the greatest mystery to science. And that we don't know exactly how it works.
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One plant affected a person's relationship with another – for the better.
Many people struggle with addictions sometimes without success. In this case, you can see an inexplicable process for science, messages that come from outside the human brain and change its behavior. The local shamans call her the spirit of the plant, and she is feminine. They argue that plant spirits guide them on how to deal with disease, what the weather will be like in the coming year—and also what lies billions of light-years away.
mysterious voice coming from the plant; Messages and valuable knowledge that comes from a natural source
That voice, it speaks our language, a kind of universal language that is already built into us, all life understands it – no matter what local language you speak. But the message is more than clear, because... We see the message with our own eyes and experience it. This is not a message written on paper and must be repeated and recited in order to remember it – in order to assimilate the same information, from a source, which is usually unreliable and far from natural.
This is a force that cares for us, for me and for you and for the Earth, for this ecosystem, this planet is like a living being with consciousness, and this pure force will continue to care for the planet – even if we stop caring for it and start neglecting it – as has been the case for the past few centuries.
When we have no control over our minds, it is the most powerful expression possible, that freedom does not exist
Now, as you can see, he is a completely normative person – a writer, researcher, lecturer and historian, who has worked most of his career efficiently and successfully while being in a different state of consciousness that the cannabis plant induces. At the same time, he reiterated that he is not against the plant – he blames himself for irresponsible behavior, disrespectful use of the plant, which demands more respect, for its abilities and advantages on a personal level and for mankind as a whole.
First of all, Graham Hancock mentions that he believes that all plants should be free, and that no government or state should and cannot interfere with my consciousness and yours. When we have no control over our minds, it is the most powerful expression possible, that freedom does not exist. This indicates a complete loss of temper that led to a war on the plant. It sounds so lame, really—trying to eradicate a certain plant, just eliminating it from the planet. And that prohibition, the current system that has lasted for decades, is what is causing what is happening now.