Technologies of Ecstasy



Oh so there's an amazing philosopher called Eliades who wrote a book about shamanism where he spoke of psychedelic drugs as technologies of ecstasy notice that he uses the term technologies here he talks about them as mankind's cognitive toolkit agents of psychic transformation we've been engaging in for tens of thousands of years to transform the perceptions of the body mind packing our awareness and our perceptions you know that evanescent flux of sensation and perception that is in a way all we have and all we are as Eric Davis says the voice in your head that lets you know that you exist these psychedelic agents these meme mutagens essentially cause mutation and ideation and our ideas and I think that the term technologies of ecstasy points to the fact that there is something that happens in that ecstatic place of ego death that resets the self that gives us temporary access that makes us privy to a whole host of new wild visions that transform the way we see the world and I think today these modern digital shamans these ecstatic technicians of the sacred these doctors of the word are the scientists and philosophers and riders that are there making us question our current belief systems and deconditioning our thinking and that has always been the role of the shaman to unplug us and to show us a bigger wider more far-reaching universe that goes beyond what the eye can see or something like that

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  1. KNOWNBEFOREITSKNOWN Ronin said:

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    June 26, 2019
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  2. Sami Hosam said:

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  3. Sami Hosam said:

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  4. Craig Daniels said:

    " or something like that " 🙂

    June 26, 2019
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  5. James Dunne said:

    Hi Jason, I hate to sound like a douchey know it all but Mircea Eliade in "Shamanism, The Techniques of ecstacy" actually believed Psychadelic's to be decadent, he thought drumming, meditation etc were the authentic "original" techniques that shaman's used for millenia to contact the divine (this is not my personel view by the way, it was probably his french interlectual world view that brought about his misconception of drugs). He unfortunatly only mentions psychadelic drugs very briefly in the book. Much Love Jason, Keep up the awsome work

    June 26, 2019
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  6. Yungnrstles said:

    I get it. 2 + 2 =5 now.  It makes perfect sense

    June 26, 2019
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  7. Brocialist Party of America said:

    It's just rugs, bro

    June 26, 2019
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  8. Adira Kessler said:

    "Rough Engineering" by Dexter Britain.

    June 26, 2019
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  9. Starlight D'Amour said:

    thank you for encouraging  people to reach out to the comfort the edge offers and that it is indeed alright to jump!

    June 26, 2019
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  10. Patrick said:

    Your Laugh at the End is priceless! i love it!
    Love your videos, really great Job (:

    June 26, 2019
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  11. frabulop said:

    Trying to be like Terence McKenna

    June 26, 2019
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  12. Denise Ward said:

    The ads are abominable. I abhor ads. What's the message?  "Look at me. Whether you want to or not".  Obnoxious.

    June 26, 2019
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  13. TeoTull said:

    @Jason Silva Which of Eliade s books are you referring to?

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  14. Mandy Froelich said:

    Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love. Thanks, Jason Silva. <3

    June 26, 2019
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  15. Danny Davis said:

    Believe it or not Jason Silva admits to have never tried psychedelics.

    June 26, 2019
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  16. Diego Degaudenzi said:

    Where can i find these images?

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  17. Uberlove3 said:

    I hate to over simplify this video because I really am a fan, but did he basically just say drugs help is progress with new ideas?

    June 26, 2019
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  18. Christian Ian said:

    Mircea Eliade – Romanian Philosopher, Historian, SF writer and teacher at the University of Chicago !

    June 26, 2019
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  19. Jenny Pat said:

    ..or something like that. 🙂

    June 26, 2019
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  20. Tim John said:

    Mircea Eliade … oh, that romanian ..

    June 26, 2019
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  21. Firstname Lastname said:

    What if. "Reality, it seems, is multiple, and tightly coupled into perception. The conditions of perception can be varied within a broad range by a variety of psychedelic technologies." – Diana Slattery

    So. Perception is sight, touch, sound and smell. Conditions is the computer I am staring at, the lynx on my desk and the Ice next to my light. Broad range is physics interacting with reality. Psychedelic is the will which causes my interaction. Ok.

    June 26, 2019
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  22. EternallApprentace said:

    Nearly every video that you do Jason ends with a conclusion, a direction, something to grasp the least–that I don't predict coming from the title. That itself is wonderful magic, at the least.

    June 26, 2019
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  23. Minuteman Studios said:

    Let me just film random shit in slow mo and spew my LSD fueled ideas.

    June 26, 2019
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