'She gave me 75 years of her life': 96-year-old man enters heartbreaking song he wrote for his late wife into contest producers record it and put it on iTunes
Fred Stobaugh, 96, of Peoria, Illinois wrote a song for his wife of 75 years after she died and sent it off to a contest, never thinking he’d hear back.
Calexico/Iron & Wine: He lays in the Reins
There are also two main perspectives on the psychedelic experience: The Shulgin School —which maintains that psychedelics only catalyze the availability of information that exists in your own mind, and The McKenna School —which maintains that psychedelics facilitate access to the domain of the idea or spirit through which you can contact entities that are extrinsic to oneself and gain otherwise inaccessible information.
As an anthropologist, I try to respect the beliefs of those who curate knowledge of sacred plant traditions and my experience with many plant based psychedelics (ie. Salvia divinorum, Amanita muscaria, Psilocybe cubensis, etc) is that they have distinct personalities personalities that I do not recognize as aspects of my own mind, which is something that I don’t get from many Research Chemicals. This could also represent between the difference in terms like Psychedelic vs Entheogen; although, I personally don’t like the term entheogen. Phenomenologically, I think it’s fine to describe my experiences as they present themselves to me without having to make ontological conclusions about whether it’s all in my head or taking place on a distinct hyperspatial plane.
Jóska Soós, Hungarian táltos (=shaman) and painter with his drum
While the symbols on his drum are abstract and reflect his distinct style of drawing, the concept and the placement of the symbols relies heavily on the traditions of classic Siberian shamanism.
The vertical line is a symbol of the axis mundi, the world tree. The three horizontal lines divide the drum into 3 areas:
- Top area - It represents the upper world, heaven, the branches of the world tree, the super-consciousness. You can find the Moon (left) and the Sun (right) depicted in this area.
- Middle area - It represents our world, the surface of the earth, the normal consciousness. A woman (left) and a man (right) is painted here.
- Bottom area - It represents the underworld, the subterranean, the roots of the world tree, the subconscious. A polyp (left) and the primal atom (right) is depicted here.