This is an interesting clip borrowed from the “Peculiar Potions” episode of BBC’s series “Weird Nature” – A Jaguar in the Peruvian rain forest eats Yage, a vine containing hallucinogenic chemical DMT, used by natives in a ritualistic ceremony involving Ayahuasca. This clip also shows Reindeer eating fly agaric (amanita) mushrooms. Natives used these mushrooms for their hallucinogenic properties as well, possibly explaining the Santa Clause myth.
Once at night I heard weird singing coming from a field from a far. It turned out to be a couple of Indian peasants going home from some local pub. I went to meet them and asked to sing for the camera. They were apparently under influence of alcohol or something else, but I was impressed by their voices and the style of their singing. My favourite bit of the video starts when the second guy starts singing using a body language similar to rappers (throwing fists into the camera sort of thing). at about 1:50min time line. A friend of mine, a Tamil guy who was with me, said that it’s a kind of folk song about life of common people. I asked them to sing in duet and the babas improvised pretty well. Refreshing stuff.
A battle of convenient truths:
In a video below a guy describes the effects of smoking salvia divinorum and explains his visions of the spiritual world.
After watching this video came this thought: Maybe it’s not a bad idea afterall to legalize some drugs in the name of peace? Maybe we need a law that forces politicians to smoke a pipe of Sacred Salvia or Blue Water Lilly every day before they go to work? Imagine how peacefull the world woud be.