The imaginary King of Imaginary Dreamweavers reports that an imaginary dreamweaver has had waking dreams of Terence McKenna's ghost levitating over his bed, reminiscent of japanese karate movies where one's sensei would magically appear and give his pupil reprove or guidance. These began before the dreamweaver ever even considered trying LSD, which is all the more interesting to him (in fact, in response to the dodo, it was immediately after the dreamweaver started using salvia).
In these waking dreams, Terence would lecture the dreamweaver on how the 'source of the universe' wants dreamweavers to use LSD and its analogues to alter dreamweaver brain chemistry, in order to prepare them for colonizing the rest of the universe.
These dreams are what drove the imaginary dreamweaver to go into the fields of astronomy and physics, and later on use LSD.
On the same wavelength, though, the dreamweaver was brought up in a very religious environment that would normally prohibit 'consulting with familiar spirits' or even deem psychedelics as 'sorcery'; this has caused lots of psychological turmoil, and he has found himself battling with differing ideals, which sometimes inhibit his motivation and vision in persuing these dreams. These feelings even affect tripping, often times creating paranoia and anxiety that demons are talking to him or that he is going to die and go to hell.
The dreamweaver is usually reluctant to talk about these things, since it is very hard to find others who can empathize.
When he feels like he's on the brink of discovery, his deeply religious conscience pulls him away in fear and submission, almost like a still contentment that is easier to cope with than feeling like he's doing something evil or wrong by delving into 'mind manifestation'...
Normally, he would ignore waking dreams or visions that didn't align with his religious beliefs, but the fact that they occur in such a profound and real way has made it all the more tempting to explore.
On one hand, if the dreams mean anything, then the questions arise-- would altering the way dreamweaver brains work be beneficial to all other dreamwevers in the long run, and would colonizing the universe be in their best interest?
It is food for thought.
Also, he wonders why he sees Terence McKenna, when he only ever heard about him through social media and only later did the dreamweaver seek out who he was. It is the scariest thing that the psychedelic experience has brought him, starting with nicotine, then alcohol, then marijuana, then salvia, then mdma and cannabinoid rc's, and then lsd & shrooms. He could be a posterchild for the 'gateway-drug' theory.
The dreamweaver hasn't done any drugs or alcohol in probably 3-4 months, but in his latest waking dream he was told to discover new tryptamines, which would 'open the door'. This became more scary when, shortly after, the imaginary dreamweaver found out Alexander Shulgin fell ill. Maybe it's a sign from God to leave these things alone... but the desire is still present...
Very scary stuff, and probably bordering on epileptic/schizoid, but it brings an interesting twist to the dreamweaver's life. The imaginary King thanks you for this thread.