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CrypticChronicles
#1 Posted : 6/11/2022 1:32:03 PM

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Hey all, I was wondering exactly what is morally ok to talk about with the public/normies because I think saying the wrong thing to the wrong person can cause harm. From an ethical standpoint, where would you guys draw the line? Right now, I think talking about how it's made is COMPLETELY off-limits, but talking about the more trippy stuff like entities is ok. What do you think?
 

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#2 Posted : 6/11/2022 1:53:30 PM

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I think it depends on the person you're talking to. Everyone is different.

Just make sure that you are not putting yourself or anyone else in harms way. In some places, you could risk going to jail by being to candid about taking psychedelics.
 
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#3 Posted : 6/11/2022 2:30:36 PM

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In the US you won't get arrested for talking about it, but what if you have A LOT of people that can hear you talk about it? Does that change the morality of what is said?
 
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#4 Posted : 6/11/2022 2:44:34 PM

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CrypticChronicles wrote:
In the US you won't get arrested for talking about it, but what if you have A LOT of people that can hear you talk about it? Does that change the morality of what is said?


What is the moral issue you're actually concerned about? It's not like we're talking about developing nuclear weapons or biological ones.

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#5 Posted : 6/11/2022 3:54:09 PM

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What if talking about DMT leads to someone who shouldn't take it, take it, and have a bad trip or worse? Is it better to just not talk about it even if you really want to at a surface "entertainment" kind of level?
 
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#6 Posted : 6/11/2022 4:08:34 PM

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CrypticChronicles wrote:
What if talking about DMT leads to someone who shouldn't take it, take it, and have a bad trip or worse? Is it better to just not talk about it even if you really want to at a surface "entertainment" kind of level?


I understand and respect your concern. But that's putting too much responsibility on yourself. We can't know what combinations of factors make a person how and who they are that dictates whether they should or should not try DMT.

Be mindful and know your audience would be my advice at mitigating potential negative outcomes for others.

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#7 Posted : 6/11/2022 5:31:32 PM

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Thanks. That helped my inner debate.
 
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#8 Posted : 6/11/2022 7:49:43 PM

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CrypticChronicles wrote:
Thanks. That helped my inner debate.


No problem. I commend your mindful approach to these matters Smile

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#9 Posted : 6/12/2022 3:11:07 AM

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I think the danger lies more firmly in how it will harm your own day to day life. Mushroom use can easily make you an outcast and they look like food. Good luck convincing any average community that smoking crystals in a crack pipe and talking to aliens is acceptable.
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#10 Posted : 6/13/2022 9:23:52 PM

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fink wrote:
I think the danger lies more firmly in how it will harm your own day to day life. Mushroom use can easily make you an outcast and they look like food. Good luck convincing any average community that smoking crystals in a crack pipe and talking to aliens is acceptable.


I haven't been on the forum for a while and this was the first thread I read.....

Fink your post absolutely creased me, epic mate! So dry, hahaha I needed a good laugh Big grin Thumbs up
 
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#11 Posted : 6/14/2022 8:53:24 PM

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PsychedelicReality wrote:
fink wrote:
I think the danger lies more firmly in how it will harm your own day to day life. Mushroom use can easily make you an outcast and they look like food. Good luck convincing any average community that smoking crystals in a crack pipe and talking to aliens is acceptable.


I haven't been on the forum for a while and this was the first thread I read.....

Fink your post absolutely creased me, epic mate! So dry, hahaha I needed a good laugh Big grin Thumbs up



Cheers man! Any day where someone laughs is not a waste.
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#12 Posted : 6/14/2022 9:14:02 PM

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Fink's post is worthy of this thread's dubious placement in the 'High Quality Topics' subform. Laughing

I'll still have to move this thread to somewhere more suitable though.




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#13 Posted : 6/15/2022 10:50:52 PM

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CrypticChronicles wrote:
What if talking about DMT leads to someone who shouldn't take it, take it, and have a bad trip or worse? Is it better to just not talk about it even if you really want to at a surface "entertainment" kind of level?



Yeah, i kinda get what you mean. I have had thoughts in the past about where sharing dmt with people went in the end (mental health ward stint's and other things) (if you get my drift- as vauge as that comment is)

Nowdays, i tend to not comment and have donned the term ''equality'' and just smile at what they say about it and agree. Religion is a tough topic anywhere - especially from within religon sometimes....


Even then, i reccomend not really talking about ''drugs'' that are thought of to be ''real'' with anyone. No one ever gets it and more often than not if you dont know the person too well (sometimes even if you do know them well), people think weird stuff about you and say things about you to others (ie. around the workplace). Touchy topic DMT is..
 
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#14 Posted : 6/16/2022 11:16:39 AM

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I am usually open to other people when I talk about psychedelics and even my former use. Of course this is limited to people I know well.
Unexpectedly, I found that the vast majority of people is very interested in this topic (psychedelics). They are curious, ask a lot of questions and don't judge me. This is true also for people who have never taken illegal drugs.

But nowadays I'm much more careful when I talk about these substances. A friend of mine got interested in psychedelics beacause I had encouraged him to try them. Then after his first trip ever (on mushrooms) he had a manic-like episode. Luckily he recovered. I don't know if mushrooms were to blame since he was using other drugs as well, but I didn't know about that at the time. So for the whole period he was manic I was convinced it was all my fault. It was very though psychologically (had frequent panic attacks and so on).

This being said, if you talk about your experience with DMT in a realistic way and don't directly encourage people to take it, it wouldn't be your fault if they decide to try it. People are in charge of their own actions.
On top of this, every time I talked to friends about my experiences with DMT, they told me they would never take it. Since none of my experiences has been scary, I think the effects of DMT are just too "exotic" for many people to want to try it.
 
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#15 Posted : 6/16/2022 12:33:47 PM

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I tend to be pretty open as well and kind of have to (wisely of course) because in my guidework practice I rely on word of mouth.

It seems to come down to what you talk about with regard to psychedelics and how you talk about it. There are a lot of poorly informed people that act as though they are well informed that tend to lead people down the wrong path, influencing them through power of suggestion, false and/or erroneous information, and low safety concerns. It's up to thoughtful individuals like us to help keep this kind of thing to a minimum and to help override poor information. And I don't mean this in a dogmatic way or as if we are the royal guard of psychedelics.

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#16 Posted : 6/16/2022 12:56:05 PM

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After my first baby steps in hyperspace, I was probably just like everyone who thought they found the door to secret magic land: wide-open-eyed, willing and ready to preach to everybody who would listen Smile
Many people are interested, many people listen and do not judge you, but at the end of the day - it's one's own experience and their own interpretation of it. What has been magical Eden garden for you, can be hellish nightmare for others. You can only point to the door for the aspiring psychonaut. Opening it, walking throught it and walking out has to be done by themselves.

Now, as my starting reference point in any of such considerations I have two golden rules for myself:
- do give only to the ones who asked for it themselves (both in terms of knowledge and sacraments) and even there I try to be as neutral as possible, so that person doesn't get "nudged" by me in their decisions
- do not think of entheogens as a magic cure-it-all ailment, consider harm prevention first. there are many benefits in enlightement for some, but for many others it might feel like a curse and a burden

There are some close people around me who are suffering needlessly because of many things (egos, upbringing), I truely think they could change their life for better with just a single mushroom trip But I wouldn't push or even nudge them in that direction, unless they appear there by themselves.
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