I don't know, Doug, they could be magic.
John Herbert Cunningham
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Sent: May-19-11 1:07 PM
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Subject: Re: Mushrooms and - panspermia!
Oh i dont know, Max; extraterrestrial mushrooms sound awfully poetic ect to
On 2011-05-19, at 1:19 AM, Max Richards wrote:
> When I spoke with my son Andrew about our recent local mushrooms he said
> Aha! And now emails me a link about...
> (which seems to be a notion put up by Francis Crick, no less)
> - from which I copy just this: McKenna is the name of this speaker:
> As far as the role of the psilocybin mushroom, or its relationship to us
> to intelligence, this is something that we need to consider. It really
> important that I claim that it’s an extraterrestrial, what we need is a
> of people claiming this, or a body of people denying it, because what
> talking about is the experience of the mushroom. Few people are in a
> position to judge its extraterrestrial potential, because few people in
> orthodox sciences have ever experienced the full spectrum of psychedelic
> effects that are unleashed. One cannot find out whether or not there’s an
> extraterrestrial intelligence inside the mushroom unless one is willing to
> take the mushroom.
> Hmm. I appreciate this is not poetryetc matter - unless some members have
> been mushroom nibblers...
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Continuations (with Sheila E Murphy)
the poem, like the city, destroyed and built again
and, here and there, remains of history
Chus Pato (trans. Erin Mouré)