Joe Rogan Experience #1121 – Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is an author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His new book “How To Change Your Mind” is available now.

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  1. There are people now saying that we have several more senses than 5. Things like possibly detecting: magnetism, infrared or UV light, heat, eyes (somebody watching), understanding plants, etc, senses that we evolved with over millions of years. OK, now, many people report paranoia after taking THC… I hypothesize that THC and perhaps other psychedelics open our consciousness to these other senses, which causes us to perceive the sensations as paranoia in today's world.

    Millions of years ago, when traipsing about through the jungle, you had to be aware of panthers jumping out of trees, which way you were heading (to/from light and/or heat), being aware that another in your group might hit you on the head with a rock while you sleep, or detecting another group before they detect your group etc..

    The world was a very dangerous place during the infancy of the development of the human race. Millions of years later, we are pretty safe behind our locked doors, inside our nanny cars, with our laws and guns and military that keep everybody safe… Enter Marijuana. We evolved using cannabis for it's sensory heightening effects that got us through evolution and it still has these same effects but we don't necessarily need to experience the heightened awareness of pumas in the trees unless you're in the jungle.

    Chronic use of THC in today's 'safe' world will numb the 'extra' sensory perception garnered from the substance and in turn reduce the paranoia effect. Taking short 'tolerance breaks' will get some of the substance out of your system and allow you to feel the full slap of the drug again.

  2. frog venom should be done twice in a row an hour apart from each other. the first experience brings all your demons out and you battle them till you accept your death and are reborn back into your body. the second time you do it you have already accepted and conquered your worst fears and the demons are not there. it is infinitely orgasmic!

  3. I agree with that complex geometric patterns made out of love and understanding. when I tripped last, the world around me broke apart into what looked like 64 bit squares and I was so happy while I became lost. I just connected to that.

  4. I believe he is mistaken about the authoroty of dreams, because of zeitgeist , we see dreams as not real and a creation of our mind but in other times they looked at dreams in a different way ( think about the way modern science came into existance, the dream of a deleriuous soldier who saw an angel)

  5. Fantastic interview! Mind blowing stuff about the pineal gland 32:54 and the Eye of Horus. Very plausible – remember the Egyptians used to take the brain out of the skull before mummification and place it in jars, so very possible they would have dissected the brain… and tried to map its esoteric pathways…

  6. Well, since Stewart Brand proposed that Earth photo from space, contrary to what he expected, humanity's consumption of natural resources has exploded in all measures of everything…

  7. Moses has a DMT trip from the Salvia plant which was the direct cause of him coming up with the 10 commandments, which we still speak of over 3500 loops around the sun later. Absolutely no question about this and these are the reasons why:

    After stumbling upon Mose’s famous burning bush he claimed that he was visited by God in a dream like state and it was during that dream that he came up with the 10 commandments and the richly botanical description for what is known today as the Menorah.
    The Hebrew Bible states that God revealed the design for the Menorah to Moses and describes the construction of the menorah as follows (Exodus 25:31–40):
    31Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 32Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 33Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 34And on the lampstand are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 35One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 36The buds and branches shall be all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
    37Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 38Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold. 39A talent of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 40See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.

    Now if you’ve never seen the particular Salvia plants found in the middle eastern deserts just google “salvia Menorah” and you’ll see the undeniable resemblance. It is the same thing. The center candle is even slightly taller.

    Two other notable “coincidences” around this plant are:
    1. When the stems of these plants get stung by wasps they develop a little gall which resembles a little green apple. Remember the Apple Eve ate in the garden of Eden from the “tree of knowledge?”
    2. The salvia plant is found in various places around the world. These places just happen to be where all the various pyramids are found – evidence of ancient advanced cultures.
    You decide what you believe but my mind is made up on this subject.

  8. They pulled organs out and put them into canisters for the after life so they did some surgery and medical experiments to even get to that place so how hard would it be for 1 of Egypt's spiritual-doctors or whatever they are called, to dissect a brain knowing thats where they are thinking from? They would have been just as curios and able as we are to do this particular surgical procedure to lead them to the belief of the third eye and our connection to the universe and the "God's".

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