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Introduction to awake.net

What is real communication? What is real communion? Where is real community? I fumble for a way to speak about a subject that has become demonized and criminalized for such a long time, in fact, from the Beginning of Time, that we call a sacrament a ‘drug’ and have ‘classified’ it so that it is a crime to imbibe the entheogenic plants and fungi that allow one to truly commune with Self and God. At what cost? I say the cost is too great. Plant sacraments like ayahuasca, ibogaine, psilocybin mushrooms and others are spiritual nutrition, just like there are foods which nourish the body, there are foods which nourish the spirit. Your body, your physical heart, thrives on the lycopene that comes from tomatoes, similarly, your mind and spirit, flourish and flower with the dmt that is received in an ayahuasca experience. The function of a plant sacrament, by definition, is to provide direct access to one’s inner knowing, one’s divine authority, in whatever way, shape, or form that experience might manifest for each individual. It is also the catalyst of one’s creativity and insight, and many a great discovery has occurred in an altered state, by taking a forbidden “bite” of that apple, as so poignantly
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A Journey in Word by Jack Cross, Part 2, The Spell in ‘Spelling’

Words are spelled. Spells are cast, and a spell is a period of Time. ‘VV’ or ‘UU’, is ‘W’, (the doUble yoU), male and female,  Innerchi in Matter, in Plane Cartesian Geometry, designated ‘Y’ and ‘X’ and the ‘-ORD’ of Word and Lord is from ORD-inate. In Genetics, ‘Y’ and ‘X’ are the designations for  male and female chromosomes. A ‘MORPHEME’ is defined as “the smallest unit of letters that have intrinsic meaning.” ‘INTRINSIC’ means “inward”  and ‘PHEME’ means “to speak.” Letters are ‘FORMS’,  spatial, geometric. ‘FORM’ is ‘MORPH’ written backwards, where the ‘F’ and ‘P’ transliterate and the ‘H’ is an aspirate, a breat-h. Morphemes can be re-versed and still maintain their intrinsic meaning. ‘MEAN’  in Mathematics means “MIDDLE.”  The ‘MED’  of ‘med-itation’ and ‘med-icine’  and ‘re-med-y  and in-T-er-med-iary  means ‘middle’. To ‘CONCENTRATE’ is to “bring toward a c-en-T-er.”  We en-T-er. We e-X-i-T. TAO, the “Middle Way,” is an in-T-er-section of vertical  and horizontal co-ordinates  and the ‘A’ and the ‘O’  are the “First” and “
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Transformation in Tijuana

Transformation in Tijuana

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Trying to understand the First Amendment wording

Trying to understand the First Amendment wording

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Ken Alper agrees to be interviewed

Ken Alper agrees to be interviewed

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Gabor Mate agrees to be interviewed

Gabor Mate agrees to be interviewed

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Ibogaine knocked twice on Jason’s door too

Ibogaine knocked twice on Jason’s door too

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Opioid addiction deathwatch peaceful Bonny Doon, CA

Opioid addiction deathwatch peaceful Bonny Doon, CA

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Our first interview: A mother who lost her only son to ibogaine

Our first interview: A mother who lost her only son to ibogaine

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It starts on the inside first

It starts on the inside first

I hit bottom when I had the flu last week. If this room represents my energy, there was only an inch of it hugging the floor. I felt weak, desperate, unable to create or think of a way out. I couldn’t even find the words to form a clear intention, so I said “It is my intention to find true intent.” I immediately felt a tiny bit stronger, maybe two inches off the floor. In the midst of that bleakness I got up and read a script I wrote 15 years ago, my first screenplay of which I now only had one paper copy left. To my surprise, it moved me, and I realized that it was good! What I had written had value. For me, and for others. It gave me enormous strength to realize that I had not been wasting my time. I thought, I can do this. Re-inspired to pursue this path of making feature films again, I felt joy stirring again in my heart, the joy that had been dispelled by my own lack of self-belief. For years, the energy to do anything just fell away, and I stuck those screenplays and all that hard work into the cupboard, because I couldn’t figure out WHY I was not interested anymore. Funny that lack of self-belief would manifest as indifference. I found my center again when I reconnected with my passion to make a
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Destined to work together?

Destined to work together?

Now that I had the idea for a film, and I also knew that I wanted to make a really good film, worthy of the subject matter, the name ERIC THIERMANN popped into my head. I met Eric over 10 years ago when I lived in Santa Cruz. He was a very well established Oscar winning Director/Producer, and I was a volunteer at the Santa Cruz Film festival when I was introduced to him in the foyer of the movie theater. At the time I was working on a movie script about death and what happens to us when we die, and I waxed enthusiastic about it. “Its a good thing you’re not afraid to take on big subjects.” said Eric. Then he said something very strange, “We’re destined to work together.” he said. I had no response to that at the time, being utterly without film-making experience and at the tentative beginnings of my second script. So here I am, 10 years later, now I have written that tentative script but my film career has not progressed much further than that, and I’m on my way to see Eric, because I wrote him an email and he said come on over. I shared my ideas with him about this documentary about Iboga. He was encouraging but uninterested. He said he had many of his own projects. He le
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A Journey in Word by Jack Cross, Part 1, At-ten-tion

It is customary in the mind-manifested world to speak of Set, Setting and Intention, but I would like to begin with something you’ll need to bring with you on your journey in Word, ATTENTION, and ones ability to pay with it. Intention is very close, cut from the same decimal system, if you will. A TEN, (10), a one and a zero, one and nothing, being and non-being is a completion of a cycle, a revolution, and there’ one in Enlightenment, (‘en’, in, the fullness of the ‘-ment’, of the mind, filled with Light at its f-UL-L e-X-ten-sion, Red. Unspell potential. Doesn’t the tenth letter ‘J’ look a bit like a Fish Hook and an upside down question mark? Who placed it there? Have you ever walked across a street without authority? Here, authority and authorship are etymologically related to the Latin AUTOR, meaning FATHER. Hold the aspirate. This Bastard Language, Angle-ish, Angelic, messenger like, descends from the Semitic Language Group, as Semitic descends from one of Noah’s sons, SHEM. Son’s are male. The Alphabet was created by a SHEM-MAN, a NAME-MAN, a WORD-MAN, communicating, communing with the two hemispheres of his own mind, in the place of the skul
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The Millionth Buddha

Maybe there’s a quickening, a hundredth monkey, a millionth Buddha. Maybe its you, maybe its me…. Who do you say that I am? I am awake. In unison, I am awake. . . .    
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