“REPHR (Psychonaut Representatives for Responsible Heads Everywhere)”
Copyright 2018 00individual TLL
Back in the late ’60s and early ’70s there was a definite serious game taking place in small towns and big cities between the Cops / Narcs and the Drug Culture Community. If an individual decided to experiment with drugs it was the authorities’ power to arrest and jail the individual for doing so – for something as miniscule as a roach, or even a Marijuana seed!
When “Drug Culture” is said aloud images of crime, violence, addiction, and worse are imagined.
But there was another side to the Drug Culture that was not seen, not heard. It was among the responsible stoners, the ones who represented the psychedelic world with wit, personality, intelligence, and a bit of cosmic swagger.
There was a truth known, still is, that real life people, while stoned out of their skulls, were responsible and conscientious. They held down good jobs, paid bills, had cars with insurance, voted, read books, entertained themselves and others, engaged in meaningful conversations, and allowed the Marijuana-induced insightful personalities that they honed in high school in their teens, to continue to psychedelic heights out of school that assisted them greatly in the real world.
These were the unseen Psychonaut Representatives for Responsible Heads Everywhere;
REPHR. Prounounced reefer, they were everywhere, connected by knowing glances and sly smiles.
It has been said that the real threat of drugs, (especially mind-expanding, consciousness raising hallucinogens like LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, and to some degrees Marijuana and Hashish), is not the supposed “harm” it does, but rather the fear it instills in those who are afraid of the knowledge found that they will never know – and that scares them. That’s the real threat. “I don’t want you to know something I’ll never know – so let’s outlaw it.”
REPHR were the ones who avoided the spotlight, yet contributed greatly to balance drug’s negative connotations. And even though they could be outlandish in their behavior and style, they knew how to exist within the Drug Culture and within the general populace without getting busted – even though they were “breaking the law” every day of their lives. They lived an exciting life during exciting times – still do.
Eventually the negative side of the Drug Culture surfaced on every newspaper, magazine, and TV and radio news program. This was understandable, there was a very dark side as parts of the Drug Culture became this dangerous, mysterious way of life that most people could and never will understand, or would ever want to. And while the negative was constantly reported and sensationalized in movies and TV, the positive aspects when explained, were laughed at as “talk of fools”.
The positive aspects of experimenting with drugs were; introspection, a heightened awareness, brotherly love, loss of ego, a heightened sense of humor, the ability to see and consider different aspects of topics and situations, experiencing euphoric states, empathy, understanding, a connection to nature, an appreciation of things never considered before, deep and witty conversations, altruism, realizations, emergence of artistic traits, expanded consciousness, dedication to a cause or effort, and a sense of unity with all mankind and animals. Oh, and the MOST FUN EVAH!
The Tribe that 00individual ran with back then where, for the most part, REPHR. Meetings were held at known places where current events were discussed and plans for the future were made. The “current events” consisted of drug deals, and other cool transactions, and “plans for the future” were usually what concerts were happening, and if any LSD trips were scheduled.
In reality every REPHR knew that at any time and at any level of drug involvement it could mean arrest and jail, yet,
when you’re a REPHR you’re a REPHR all the way
From your first reefer To your last dyin’ day
When you’re a REPHR Let them do what they can
You got brothers around You’re a family man!
You’re never alone You’re never disconnected!
You’re a REPHR!
Oh . . . see what drug use can do? Drugs allow for heightened stream of consciousness thoughts that can trigger detailed recall and/or premonitions, or epiphanies even, or cause one to break into a Broadway show tune, in this case, tripping on West Side Story.
The times are very different today in the future world of 2018 where a myriad of drugs are available legally, and as always, illegally. Standing proud amid the first-time, casual, recreational, and hardcore drug users, REPHR still exists – you know who you are.
REPHR are the individuals who made life-long friends with a lifeform that opened locked doors of the mind and revealed a cosmic environmental lifestyle of continued wonder and excitement. Now that’s a good friend. And REPHR returned that special gift of friendship by having that lifeform in their lives and sharing the highlights of their life together.
A lifeform that thrives and sacrifices it’s life so that expanded consciousnesss can be achieved in another lifeform is . . . love. Cosmic Love.
And if you can’t dig that . . . WELL, EXXXXCCCUUUUUUUUSSSSSEEE MEEEEEEEEE!
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