"Two events you don't want to miss next Sunday Sept 8th.
In the morning, the man the legend: Ray Hyman will be in Portland to give a demonstration and lecture on critical thinking. Ray Hyman, along with James Randi, Martin Gardner, and Paul…"
"BANG! The Musical celebrates science; telling the history of the universe with humor, music, and dance.There are three shows this weekend: Fri@7pm, Sat@2pm, Sat@7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, but there are discounts for seniors, students, and…"
"I'm not sure what ever happened with your desire to challenge the law here in Oregon, but that exact thing is happening in Indiana right now. Hopefully the tidal wave of change across the nation will occur shortly…"
"Never knew about this group...
I roast coffee...I have coffees from all around the world...I roast it to order and I'll ship it pretty much anywhere.
www.NathansCoffeeRoasting.com (currently switching checkout/cart stuff, so don't be put…"
"The Amazing Legend himself, James Randi, will be in Portland giving a lecture on Feb 16th. Cost is $10. Get your tickets today.
CFI members (anyone who has donated $60+ in the last year) get in free + VIP seating!
For more info."
Hey Kurt, I currently live in Pickerington and have for the past 5 years, but I grew up in the Green Bay area of WI. I can't wait to get to Portland even though neither my wife nor I have a job there yet. I will definetly join groups once we settle in. Thanks
Kurt- Somehow I managed to completely miss the comment you left back in November. I just read it and am finally getting back to you! No, I was not faking the circumstances... I lived and lead with extraordinary conviction. A dash of humility cultivated sufficient trust in people to take them deeper into the rabbit hole. I both hallucinated actively (and in fact lost MUCH sleep because of it) and lead others to hallucinate as well...but my hallucinations seem to have frequently(not always though) been qualitatively different compared to theirs.
I would be curious to hear more about your own transition from such an apparently solid Christian background toward atheism. What prompted the shift?
As for book recommendations... Just about any neurology text is an excellent catalyst for understanding, but in particular "Zen and the Brain" is an exceptional read. On the more theoretical side is "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind." Additionally, any reading about the molecule dimethyltryptamine seems of value, as it is a powerful hallucinogen produced in the human body.