Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 8
User @Rilles posted this great clip on our forum and I thought it should be shared more widely because it's really powerful:
Kambo is a frog venom from the rain forest applied to cuts on your body to induce spiritual purging. It is not psychedelic, but supposedly has spiritual detoxification benefits. I personally haven't tried it. But the interesting thing is that it's legal in most places and you can easily buy the frog venom on eBay and apply it yourself in the comfort of your own home, like so:
Warning: This frog venom is a poison and you could potentially harm yourself, so I am not saying you should attempt this. This is for educational purposes and for serious people who know what they're doing. This is not at all a recreational experience and you should not experiment with such things if you are young.
Note: Do not confuse Kambo frog venom with 5-MeO-DMT toad venom. They are totally different things. Do not try to smoke, vape, eat, snort, or plug Kambo!
Here's a great YT channel that exclusively interviews people on the street about their epistemologies. Very meta and anti-biased. I love it!
You can find more such interviews on the channel.
Listen to the following conversation and notice how different it feels compared to the typical sort of conversations you hear online, on social media, in the news, on TV, on podcasts, etc.
This is a Spiral Dynamics Tier 2 conversation. Notice its qualities of: selflessness, self-awareness, meta-ness, nuance, radical openmindedness, non-ideology, non-judgment, wisdom, non-survival-needs-oriented, etc.
Now imagine what you would have to change about yourself in order to hold this kind of conversation. Notice what personal survival needs and biases are holding you back from engaging in a conversation like this.
Notice that how you see mankind operating in most media, TV shows, news, political commentary, etc. is more animal-like than fully human. Humans are capable of a much higher kind of operation. When 99% of what you see in the media is mankind behaving like animals, it becomes hard to imagine that something higher is possible — but it is.
Really contemplate what this kind of conversation demonstrates about yourself and mankind at large. What would it take to get you to stop behaving and conversing like an animal?