“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
― Douglas Adams
Our subjective state is the configuration of our moods, attitudes, and temperaments underlying our memories, associations, and thoughts. Each of us has different subjective states which shift depending on our circumstance. It’s possible that two of us might share the same subjective state, but it’s most unlikely…
A person should have a guide or mentor before journeying in altered states, more than a guardian who just holds the space. Someone who knows what to do with the experience you’re having. This is what the shaman does, but there is not yet any role of this kind in modern Western culture. This is what I’m working on.
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