A Yearning to Reenchant the World — Randy, Horny, and Saps A-Risin!

We’re not quite at Spring yet in the Western Hemisphere, but I can smell it.  I can feel it. The winds are driving thoughts of  frantic pollination!

Wonderful words come to mind that express this quickening, like feeling randy or horny and most delicious of all, that Southern turn of phrase: my saps a-risin’ !

Too, my thoughts and reading have turned to a spiritual curiosity with sacred plants that “break open the head”, to quote Daniel Pinchbeck.  Plants like Amazonian ayahuasca, cactus-bearing peyote, mushrooms and the iboga mysticism of West African Gabon.

It is more than a yearning or fascination that draws me to this.  It is some deep knowing that there is so much more all around and within me and I am caught, unable to bust through.  Pinchbeck speaks to this restless state:

“Beyond early childhood, most of us learn to keep our minds shut to the possibility that other worlds exist beyond this seemingly solid, deterministic one that we accept as reality.

We are trained, indoctrinated, to avoid those aspects of our being that belong to the realms of insight, intuition, spiritual manifestation and dream.

The narrowed consciousness of “adulthood” is a kind of rigidly defined trance, continually re-imprinted on us by the world we have created.”

I personally wonder if everyday life has become more of a museum, a one dimensional flat-line event that we walk through in our urban walmart landscapes.

Claire Bell, writer for www.midlifexpress asks in her blog: “where have all the mystics gone?” and Graham Hancock also provokes us in his TED talk on this subject of unseen worlds and lost arts of connection, wonder, and amazement.

What I know is that there is this yearning in myself these days to  “re-enchant my world and “the” world!

It is a musing that has grown out of winter, but now has an obsessive quality that comes with Spring, to mate with something so much greater than myself !

  “For there is in consciousness, a Magic, with which one can go beyond things”, says Antonin Artaud.

All in all, I think our culture has demonized sacred plants used for spiritual “ET phone home” expansion because……..”how are you gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?”

It’s a borderless broad state of mind!

 

 

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