Farhan Armand

Farhan Armand writes, does radio and makes films. @FarhanArmand

Do Not Believe

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."

~ Buddah

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal from “Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution” by Terence McKenna

A drug policy respectful of democratic values would aim to educate people to make informed choices based on their own needs and ideals. Such a simple prescription is necessary and sadly overdue.

A master plan for seriously seeking to come to terms with America’s drug problems might explore a number of options, including the following.

1. A 200 percent federal tax should be imposed on tobacco and alcohol. All government subsidies for tobacco production should be ended. Warnings on packaging should be strengthened. A 20 percent federal sales tax should be levied on sugar and sugar substitutes, and all supports for sugar production should be ended. Sugar packages should also carry warnings, and sugar should be a mandatory topic in school nutrition curricula.

2. All forms of cannabis should be legalized and a 200 percent federal sales tax imposed on cannabis products. Information as to the THC content of the product and current conclusions regarding its impact on health should be printed on the packaging.

3. International Monetary Fund and World Bank lending should be withdrawn from countries that produce hard drugs. Only international inspection and certification that a country is in compliance would restore loan eligibility.

4. Strict gun control must apply to both manufacture and possession. It is the unrestricted availability of firearms that has made violent crime and the drug abuse problem so intertwined.

5. The legality of nature must be recognized, so that all plants are legal to grow and possess.

6. Psychedelic therapy should be made legal and insurance coverage extended to include it.

7. Currency and banking regulations need to be strengthened. Presently bank collusion with criminal cartels allows large-scale money laundering to take place.

8. There is an immediate need for massive support for scientific research into all aspects of substance use and abuse and an equally massive commitment to public education.

9. One year after implementation of the above, all drugs still illegal in the United States should be decriminalized. The middleman is eliminated, the government can sell drugs at cost plus 200 percent, and those monies can be placed in a special fund to pay the social, medical, and educational costs of the legalization program. Money from taxes on alcohol, tobacco, sugar, and cannabis can also be placed in this fund. Also following this one-year period, pardons should be given to all offenders in drug cases that did not involve firearms or felonious assault.

If these proposals seem radical, it is only because we have drifted so far from the ideals that were originally most American. At the foundation of the American theory of social polity is the notion that our inalienable rights include “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” To pretend that the right to the pursuit of happiness does not include the right to experiment with psychoactive plants and substances is to make an argument that is at best narrow and at worst ignorant and primitive. The only religions that are anything more than the traditionally sanctioned moral codes are religions of trance, dance ecstasy, and intoxication by hallucinogens. The living fact of the mystery of being is there, and it is an inalienable religious right to be able to approach it on one’s own terms. A civilized society would enshrine that principle in law.

Don Flores “The Beast” is the shirtless, Lucha Libre, wrestler, shake weight guy as seen in the Gas Lamp District of San Diego.

Quotes of Don Juanito from “The Shaman’s Last Apprentice”

"Your destiny and the destiny of every living being is to be who you truly are; Devine beings full of love and light. Your purpose, and the purpose of every living being is to heal, serve and love unconditionally in your own unique way"

"The way of the shaman is to accept each day and each moment as you find it. Do not try to control it but flow with it, knowing that your higher self is guiding you towards who you truly are"

"The ancient people learned that in order to survive they had to live in harmony with nature by following this way we have existed for many thousands of years"

"True shaman first learns to heal themselves before they can heal others. This is Ayahuasca’s gift."

"Ayahuasca: She is the mother of all medicine. A tool to help you find yourself, to know yourself, by destroying the image of who you think you are, and illuminating the truth. The knowledge that you can acquire from Ayahuasca is not imparted from the great cosmic serpent, or from a source outside yourself. This is an inner journey, where only LOVE and FAITH can GUIDE YOU."

"Ayahuasca is alive. She is a living organism that has the ability to understand and communicate with every animate object in the natural world."

"Soon it will be time for Mother Nature to take charge once again, she has been patiently waiting for us to WAKE UP, but she cannot wait much longer. This is what Ayahuasca has told many shaman." 

"The only positive energy that truly exists is love. And the greatest expression of that is loving yourself."

http://youtu.be/jfkSQrWACZ0

http://cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/12983/The-Shaman-s-Last-Apprentice

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Debt free living is the new paradigm.

Debt free living is the new paradigm. That concept itself will change society to a dramatic new way of existing. It will cause the demise of the monetary system. The American dream is dead and tarnished. Let the new dream begin.

Immediate change is required for the future of humanity. That change comes from our consciousness.

Walk with the dreamers.

#BurningMan #BlackRockCity #BRC #CargoCult #JohnFrum

Walk with the dreamers.

#BurningMan #BlackRockCity #BRC #CargoCult #JohnFrum

If you wish to transcend, you cannot have any limitations

If you wish to transcend, you cannot have any limitations.

Culture, subcultures, ideology, society, religion, racism, traditions, institutions, social norms, global news networks, political hierarchy, careerism, materialism, capitalism, money, fears, beliefs, attachments, laws, rules, restrictions and many more are limiting you from growth for transcending.

When you become self-reliant and independent, you can transcend. You will only require yourself and a true community.

“Culture is not your friend. Culture is for other people’s convenience and the convenience of various institutions, churches, companies, tax collection schemes, what have you. It is not your friend. It insults you. It disempowers you. It uses and abuses you. None of us are well treated by culture.” Terence McKenna http://youtu.be/iYB0VW5x8fI

Be Free

Want to be FREE? Follow your dreams. Believe in yourself. Trust yourself. Trust your intuition. Be present. Love yourself.

May you have peace, happiness & be free of suffering.

Procedures on how to drink water.

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Procedures on how to drink water.

#Water #WaterFountain #Procedures #School #Education #America #AmericanEducation #Control

This should be fun. Nine Inch Nails “Came Back Haunted” 

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#NIN #NineInchNails #CameBackHaunted #Epilepsy

This should be fun. Nine Inch Nails “Came Back Haunted”

http://vimeo.com/70257842

#NIN #NineInchNails #CameBackHaunted #Epilepsy

Show Boobs

#I40 #TruckDriving #TruckDriver #DrivingTruck #Boobs #ShowBoobs #ABQ #Albuquerque #NM #NewMexico #America #Southwest #LandOfEnchantment

Show Boobs

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The Amazon River in Iquitos, Peru

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The Amazon River in Iquitos, Peru

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Abandoned Building in Iquitos, Peru

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Abandoned Building in Iquitos, Peru

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Speak English or get the FUCK OUT!

#I44 #Missouri #Midwest #America #USA #SpeakEnglishOrGetTheFuckOut

Speak English or get the FUCK OUT!

#I44 #Missouri #Midwest #America #USA #SpeakEnglishOrGetTheFuckOut

True Love @JeffreyGBerner @scottwebb2ts2bs #Love #Lovers #TrueLove #SD #SanDiego #Comedians #Comedy #Bros #HeteroLifeMate

True Love @JeffreyGBerner @scottwebb2ts2bs #Love #Lovers #TrueLove #SD #SanDiego #Comedians #Comedy #Bros #HeteroLifeMate