EXPERIENCE A LIFETIME OF PSYCHEDELIC CULTURE!
The following post contains excerpts from a forthcoming book by 00individual appropriately entitled
“A Lifetime with Marijuana”
There are 78 million Baby Boomers, many of them were members of the Counter Culture; Hippies, Radicals, Politicos, Freaks, Artists, Musicians, Singers, Revolutionaries, Intelligentsia, Comedians, Actors, Students, Scientists, Teachers, Professors, Poets, Authors, Mentors, Rockers, Outlaws, Entrepreneurs, Free Spirits and Rapscallions whom are beginning to go over the falls, and each year will see more of those numbers leaving this plane of existence.
00individual just recently reached the age of The Beatles’ When I’m 64 – this was a seemingly impossible achievement viewed from back in ’67 – the mantra of “Hope I die before I get old.” and “Don’t trust anyone over thirty.” projected a timeless void so far in the future that being thirty was considered “old”.
So, with the ability to retain a youthful, yet seasoned-veteran view in mind and spirit, and in accordance with this site’s purpose of truthfully archiving the micro of the macro of life and living in the ’60s and ’70s, AND due to the fact that 00individual has made it this far, it’s time to deliver some Tribal Truth.
Except for a day or so back in 1970 and several weeks surrounding the birth of his son and for two consecutive years in the 2000s (self-induced karmic debt) 00individual has been consorting and creating with his life-long buddy, Marijuana, nearly every day, for 50 years.
After the Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll years of experimenting with just about every drug available – Marijuana became a symbiotic part of 00individual’s spirit – a bonding with an undeniable consciousness that was far more natural to him.
This was not addiction, as 00individual could stop at any time – he quit a mild Heroin ritual cold turkey back in ’76, so addiction was never an issue. This was a matter of personal preference of time spent with a plant life-form’s friendship for an ongoing stimulating state of mind that fit 00individual’s creative and imaginative being – if anything, Marijuana worked in concert for support of the real addiction: creativity.
To establish responsible, professional credibility beyond the days of the ’60s and ’70s as an Art Department Rookie, a Record Store Manager and Record and Tape Rack Jobber, 00individual experienced successful careers as a USPS Postman in Malibu (Postman to the Stars) and would get high at lunch at the beach or in the hills or along PCH and even stop and get high with people on his five different routes as a T6, – as an independent Textile Artist (color match swatches, repeats, heavy airbrush, big time deadlines, home studio, music Rockin’) for Levi, Major Dept Stores, etc. – as an Independent Designer and Sculptor of collectibles and statues during the licensing craze of the mid-to-late ’90s (Disney, Warner Bros. Mall stores, Universal, Paramount, 20th Fox, etc.), – as a prolific Action Figure Designer and Sculptor for Major Toy and Movie Companies and eventually for his own small company.
These were all deadline-demanding, highly-professional, highly-creative products and responsibilities all assisted by his good buddy Marijuana.
And once he transitioned into the digital world he applied his talent and experience to several internet start-ups in need of concepts and web eye-candy. 00individual was in his late 50s early 60s working on teams with 23 – 35 year-old creatives – and all of this professionally-executed while high on Marijuana nearly every day.
Now while this is about one person and may certainly be within a small percentage of like individuals – it needs to be stated that 00individual has experienced no detrimental or negative side effects from this lifestyle; none – and more importantly definitely sees himself as a successful psychological physiological example for the good and positive that a lifetime spent with one of Nature’s Treasures has to offer.
A recent physical revealed 00individual’s strong lungs, attributed to the deep inhale regimen over five decades of internal daily workouts.
And now we arrive at 2015 – slowly, parts of the human race have moved up a notch on the evolutionary scale to realize the positive benefits of a harmless weed with the availability of Medical Marijuana.
00individual would have never thought he’d see the day – now if we can just iron out these racist and religion issues maybe we can get on with the the important stuff like raising consciousness, awareness and intelligence as a world-wide civilization.
Naaah, that’s not gonna happen, that’s not what we’re here for, not on this plane of existence, this Heaven Hell Elementary School is for the opportunity of evolvement of soul.
If you don’t learn the lessons of this class, you get to take them over. Plus, there’s no cheating, . . . you can try, but it won’t work – it’ll just be another class to take.
Looking back, one could see that we were the chosen generation to initiate much-needed change – and Marijuana opened our minds and fueled our consciousness – it was that ingrained rebellious youthful spirit in search of truth, justice and creativity that never left 00individual – and it has been a blessing, as well as a curse.
Throughout life, 00individual experiences a constant friendly symbiotic relationship that starts with the warm glow of a lit match which begins the sacred deep inhalation ritual of the Herbal Consciousness of his Symbiotic Psychedelic Buddy and within the bowl’s red embers the Doors Of Perception open wide and 00individual is home once again.
“Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on
is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.”
― Terence McKenna
“. . . he not busy being born, is busy dying.”
– Bob Dylan
00individual will continue cruising on the same ’60s and ’70s Historic and Classic River
archiving as he goes, until he too goes over the falls into
the Big Sleep
(Seriously, One of the Best Movies – Ever!)
. . . and while we’re on this stream of consciousness of Best Movies and Mind-Altering Drugs . . .
For anyone down for some serious psychedelic fun, 00individual strongly suggests
you see and experience Don Coscarelli’s
“John Dies At The End”
– not to give anything away (as if that’s possible) the “drug” in the film is called Soy Sauce and there’s a relevant statement; “You don’t choose the Soy Sauce, the Soy Sauce chooses you.”
While 00individual realizes he chooses Marijuana, the reality is that Marijuana chose him.
If you haven’t already;
SEE THIS MOVIE!
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