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On Novelty

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...the story of the universe is that information, which I call novelty, is struggling to free itself from habit, which I call entropy... and that this process... is accelerating... It seems as if... the whole cosmos wants to change into information... All points want to become connected... The path of complexity to its goals is through connecting things together... You can imagine that there is an ultimate end-state of that process—it's the moment when every point in the universe is connected to every other point in the universe - Terence McKenna, Workshop in 1998

Listening again to McKenna riffing in the Psychedelic Salon, one wonders what grains of wheat still await unearthing among the beyond-most-of-our-existing-or-desired chaff of someone else's DMT-driven dreams.

Novelist Aldous Huxley started experimenting with mysticism and psychedelics -  first mescaline in 1953, then LSD in 1955. This put Huxley at the forefront of the counterculture’s experimentation with psychedelic drugs, something he documented in his 1954 book, The Doors of Perception. Huxley’s experimentation continued right through his death in November 1963. When cancer brought him to his death bed, he asked his wife (see video) to inject him with “LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular.” He died later that day. Three years later, LSD was officially banned in California.

See also the following (note: Halcyon is in no way advocating the use of any kind of mind-altering substance, merely pointing out thought-provoking further listening, reading and viewing opportunities).

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