Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness BANNED TED TALK


After six million years of boredom, the evolutionary
ascent of our species from the last common ancestor with the chimpanzee, something extraordinary
happened to us less than a hundred thousand years ago, which, by the way, is long after
we’d become anatomically modern. It was a kind of emergence into consciousness less
than a hundred thousand years ago; really less than forty thousand years ago, when we
became fully symbolic creatures. And this great change has been defined as the single
most important step forward in the evolution of human behaviour; is intimately associated
with the emergence of the great and transcendent rock and cave art all around the world. Over
the last thirty years, research has been lead by the professors at David Lewis Williams
at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and many others, have suggested an
intriguing and radical possibility, which is that this emergence into consciousness
was triggered by our ancestor’s encounters with visionary plants and the beginning of
shamanism. If you analyse the cave art – there’s not
time to go into the details here – but there are so many details that make it clear that
this was an art of altered states of consciousness, of visions. Plants like the amanita muscaria
mushroom and psilocybin mushrooms appear to have been directly connected with this sudden
and radical change. So to investigate this possibility when I got interested in this
mystery, I went down to the Amazon where there are still surviving shamanistic cultures today;
and where they drink the powerful visionary brew: ayahuasca – of which the active ingredient
is Dimethyl Tryptomine (DMT) which is actually closely related at the molecular level to
psilocybin. Now, normally DMT cannot be activated orally – when we encounter it in the west
it’s generally smoked. There’s an enzyme in our stomachs called Monoaminoxydase which
switches off DMT on contact. But in the Amazon they’ve gotten around this problem, they say
it was the spirits that taught them how to do it. The DMT in the ayahuasca brew is contained
in these leaves from a plant that they call {{chakruna}} in the Amazon, and there they
mix it together with this vine. And out of the 150,000 species of plants and trees in
the Amazon, this is the one that contains a Monoaminoxydase inhibitor, which switches
off that enzyme in our stomachs, and allows the DMT in the leaves – when the two are married
together and cooked in water – to be absorbed orally and takes us on a four hour journey
into extraordinary realms. Now, it’s no joke to drink ayahuasca. The ayahuasca brew has
a foul, foul taste – really, really hideous – and a dreadful, dreadful smell, and after
you’ve drunk your cup you’ll find within 45 minutes or so that you’re sweating, that you’re
feeling nauseous. Pretty soon you may well be vomiting, you may have diarrhoea, so, you
know, nobody’s doing this for recreation. And, I’d like to add that I don’t think any
of the psychedelics should be used for recreation. They have a much more serious and important
mission with humanity. So, we’re not doing this for fun, but what draws people to ayahuasca
again and again to brace themselves for this experience? (and you do have to brace yourself)
is it’s extraordinary effects at the level of consciousness. One of those effects
has to do with creativity, and we can see the creative cosmogenic impulse of Ayahuasca
in the paintings of Ayahuasca Shamans from Peru – like the paintings of {{Pablo Amaringo}}
here those richly saturated colours, they’re amazing visions that they reproduce. This
creative impulse has also spread to western artists – many western artists now have been
deeply influenced by ayahuasca and are also painting their visions. As these paintings
show, another universal experience of ayahuasca is the encounter with seemingly intelligent
entities which communicate with us telepathically. Now, I’m making no claim one way or another
as to the reality state of these entities we encounter, simply that phenomenologically,
in the ayahuasca experience they are encountered by people all over the world. And most frequently
of all, the spirit of ayahuasca herself, mother ayahuasca, who is a healer – and although
she’s kind of the mother goddess of the planet she seems to take a direct personal interest
in us as individuals – to heal our ills, to want us to be the best that we can possibly
be, to correct errors and mistakes in our behavior that may be leading us down the wrong
path. And this is perhaps why – and it’s an untold story really – ayahuasca has been fantastically
successful in getting people off harmful addictions to hard drugs such as heroine and cocaine.
{{Jacques Mobbit}} of the {{takiwasi clinic}} in Peru brings heroine and cocaine addicts
out there for a month, gives them twelve ayahuasca sessions, and they have encounters with mother
ayahuasca during those sessions that lead them, not to wish to take heroine and cocaine
anymore, and more than half leave completely free of their addiction and never return to
it and don’t even have withdrawal symptoms. The same incredible healing work was being
done by a doctor in Canada by Dr. {{Gabor Matte}} until the Canadian Government intervened
and stopped his healing practice on the grounds that ayahuasca itself was an illegal drug.
Now, I have some personal experience of this – I’ve not been addicted to heroine or cocaine,
but I had a 24-year nonstop cannabis habit. This started off smoking the herb, and naturally
vaporising it, but the basic truth is that for 24 years I was pretty much permanently
stoned – and I enjoyed being stoned, and I felt that it helped me with my work as a writer,
and perhaps at some point it did, but when I first encountered ayahuasca, I had already
been smoking cannabis for 16 years. Almost immediately, ayahuasca started giving me messages
that this was no longer serving me, that it was leading me to behave in negative and unhealthful
ways towards others. Of course, I ignored those messages for years and years and went
back to being stoned 16 hours a day. But that negative behaviour that ayahuasca was pointing
out did actually get worse and worse – I don’t want to put down cannabis and I believe it’s
the sovereign right of every adult to choose to smoke cannabis if they wish to do so, but
I think I was overusing it, I think I was abusing it, not using it responsibly. I became
more and more paranoid, jealous, possessive, suspicious, I was subject to irrational rages,
I often made the life of my beloved partner {{Santher}} a misery. When I went down for
my regular encounter with ayahuasca in October 2011, I was given the most unbelievable kicking
by mother ayahuasca. I was put through an ordeal, it was a kind of life-review. It’s
not an accident that ayahuasca is “the vine of the dead”. I was shown my death, and I
was shown that if I came to death – and what awaits us after death – without having corrected
the mistakes that I was making in my life, that it would be a very bad thing for me – and
actually, mother ayahuasca literally took me to hell, and that hell was a little like
this “Hell” painted by {{Heronimus Boncture}} – a truly terrible place and a little like
the place that the ancient Egyptians called the judgement Hall of Osiris, where our souls
are weighed on the scales in the presence of the Gods against the feather of Truth and
Justice of Cosmic Harmony. And I was shown that the path I was walking – my abuse of
cannabis and the behaviour associated with it – was going to lead me to be found wanting
in the judgement, and that I might face annihilation in the world beyond death. So, perhaps not
surprisingly, when I came back to England later in October 2011 I gave up cannabis and
I’ve never smoked it again since then. Actually, again I’m speaking only personally with no
comment on others’ use of cannabis, it’s as though a monkey has been lifted off my back.
I’m liberated in incredible ways, far from my creativity being inhibited, I find myself
writing much more productively, much more creatively, much more focused, and much more
efficiently as well. I’ve begun to be able to address those negative aspects of my behaviour
which cannabis had revealed, and hopefully to make myself slowly – it’s a long progress
– into a more nurturing, more loving, more positive person. This whole transformation
– it really has been a personal transformation for me – was made possible by this encounter
with death that mother ayahuasca gave me. That leads me to ask, what is death? Our materialist
science reduces everything to matter, the material science in the west says that
we are just meat – we’re just our bodies – so when the brain is dead, that’s the end
of consciousness, there is no life after death, there is no soul; we just rot and are gone.
Actually, many honest scientists should admit that consciousness is the greatest mystery
of science and that we don’t know exactly how it works. The brain is involved in it
some way but we’re no sure how. It could be that the brain generates consciousness the
way a generator makes electricity, if you hold to that paradigm then of course you can’t
believe in life after death – when the generator’s broken, consciousness is gone. It’s equally
possible that the relationship – and nothing in neuroscience rules it out – the relationship
is more like the relationship of the TV signal to the TV set, and in that case, when the
TV set is broken, of course the TV signal continues. This is the paradigm of all spiritual
traditions; that we are immortal souls temporarily incarnated in these physical forms, to learn
and to grow and to develop. Really, if we want to know about this mystery, the last
people we should ask are materialist reductionist scientists; they have nothing to say on the
matter at all. Let’s go rather to the ancient Egyptians, who put their best minds to work
for 3,000 years on the problem of death… and on the problem of how we should live our
lives to prepare for what we will confront after death. The ancient Egyptians expressed
their ideas in transcendent art, which still touches us emotionally today. They came to
certain very specific conclusions: that the soul does survive death and that we will be
held accountable for every thought, every action, every deed that we have lived through
in our lives, so we’d better take this precious opportunity to be born in a human body seriously,
and make the most of it. And in these inquiries into the mystery of death, the ancient Egyptians
weren’t just exercising their imaginations; they highly valued dream states, and it’s
now known that they used visionary plants like the hallucinogenic blue water lily. It’s
interesting that the ancient Egyptian ‘tree of life’ has recently been identified as the
{{acacia mellotica}} which contains high quantities of DMT, Dimethyl Tryptomine, the same active
ingredient that we find in ayahuasca. Now, it’s difficult to imagine a society more different
from the society of ancient Egypt than our society today. We hate visionary states in
this society. In our society, if we want to insult somebody, we call them a dreamer. In
ancient societies that was praise. And we have erected huge apparatuses of armed bureaucracies
who will invade our privacy, who will break down our doors, who will arrest us, who will
send us to prison – sometimes for years – for possessing even small quantities of psilocybin,
or substances like DMT, whether in it’s smokable form or in the ayahuasca brew. And yet, ironically,
DMT is, we now know, a natural brain hormone – we all have it in our bodies and it’s just
that it’s function remains unknown for lack of research. It’s not as though our society
is opposed in principle to altered states of consciousness, I mean, billions are being
made by the unholy alliance of psychiatrists and “big pharma” in overprescribing drugs
to control so-called syndromes like depression or attention deficit disorder in teenagers.
We have a love-affair in our society with alcohol; we glorify this most boring of drugs
despite the terrible consequences that it often has. And of course we love our stimulants,
our tea, our coffee, our energy drinks, our sugar, and huge industries are built around
these substances which are valued because of the way they alter consciousness. But what
all these approved altered states of consciousness have in common is that none of them contradict
or conflict with the basic state of consciousness valued by our society, which I would call
the alert, problem-solving state of consciousness, which is good for the more mundane aspects
of science. It’s good for the prosecution of warfare, it’s good for commerce, it’s good
for politics, but I think everybody realises that the promise of a society over-monopolistically
based on this state of consciousness has proved hollow. And that this model is no longer working
– that it’s broken in every possible sense that a model can be broken. And urgently we
need to find something which can replace it – the vast problems of global pollution that
resulted from the single-minded pursuit of profit, the horrors of the nuclear proliferation,
the spectre of hunger that millions every night go to bed starving – that we can’t even
solve this problem, despite our alert, problem-solving state of consciousness. And look what’s happening
in the Amazon, the lungs of our planet, this precious home of bio-diversity. The old growth
rainforest being cut down and replaced with soya bean farms so we can feed cattle so that
we can all eat hamburgers. Only a truly insane global state of consciousness could allow
such an abomination to occur. I did a back-of-an-envelope calculation during the Iraq War, it seems
to me that six months expenditure on the Iraq War would have solved the problem of the Amazon
forever; would be sufficient to compensate the people of the Amazon so that no single
tree ever needed to be cut down again, to garden and to look after that amazing resource.
But we can’t make that decision as a global community. We can spend countless billions
on warfare, on hatred, on fear, on suspicion, on division, but we can’t get together the
collective effort to save the lungs of our planet. And this is perhaps why shamans from
the Amazon are now mounting a kind of reverse missionary activity. When I’ve asked shamans
about the sickness of the west, they say it’s quite simple: “You guys have severed your
connection with spirit. Unless you reconnect with spirit and do so soon, you’re gonna bring
the whole house of cards down around your heads, and ours.” And rightly or wrongly,
they believe that ayahuasca is the remedy for that sickness. And many now are being
called to the Amazon to drink ayahuasca, and ayahuasca shamans are traveling throughout
the West offering the brew – often under the radar, often at personal risk – to bring about
consciousness change. It’s true that the message of ayahuasca, the universal message, is about
the sacred, magical, enchanted, infinitely precious nature of life on Earth. And the
interdependence of material and spiritual realms, and it’s impossible to work with ayahuasca
for long without being deeply and profoundly affected by this message. And let’s not forget
that ayahuasca is not alone, that it’s part of an ancient worldwide system of the targeted,
careful, responsible alteration of consciousness. It’s recently been shown by scholars that
the {{kykion}} used in the Eleusinian mysteries in ancient Greece was almost certainly a psychedelic
brew. That the soma of the vedas may well have been a brew based on the amanita muscaria
mushroom. [more rapidly now, more fervently -CD] We have the DMT in the ancient Egyptian
‘Tree of Life’. We have the whole global cultures of surviving shamanism and what it’s all about
is a state of consciousness that’s designed to help us find balance, harmony – the ancient
Egyptians would’ve called it “ma’at with the universe” – and to remain mindful that what
we’re here to undertake on Earth while we’re immersed in matter is fundamentally a spiritual
journey, aimed at the growth and perfection of the soul – a journey that may go back to
the very origins of what made us human in the first place. I stand here invoking the
hard-won right of freedom of speech to call for and demand another right to be recognised;
and that is the right of adult sovereignty over the consciousness. There’s a war on consciousness
in our society and if we as adults are not allowed to make sovereign decisions about
what to experience with our own consciousness while doing no harm to others, including the
decisions to use responsibly ancient and sacred visionary plants, then we cannot claim to
be free in any way, and it’s useless for our society to go around the world imposing our
form of democracy on others while we nourish this rot at the heart of society, and we do
not allow individual freedom over consciousness. It may even be that we’re denying ourselves
the next vital step in our own evolution by allowing this state of affairs to continue,
and who knows, perhaps our immortal destiny as well.

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  • The side affects of long term smoking, is the stigmatism that the government n your BS friends impose on your lifestyle 4 whatever bias or personal affliction they might have

  • Wow 🤯

  • Why is it banned.? Good gosh Rather innocuous…compare it to television “programming”. As well as the “programming” of advertising. R u Getting it ??

  • Drugs are illegal because they prevent poor people from becoming productive members of society.
    Hence drugs are ok for middle class lawyers and celebrities who can prove they can at least take drugs and pay tax.

    It is a fascinating characterisation of the brain as a receiver rather than a generator of consciousness.
    In another TED talk I remember Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) describe the generation of her creative ideas as being visited by some external genius force and found that liberating. TED should surely ban that one too?

  • that image of hell he showed is very similar to a hallucination I had years ago, like these weird little people with black eyes and large spiky teeth were biting my arms while I was sitting on the ground unable to move, it was like they were eating my energy, fucking scary shit

  • My state of consciousness 18:34

  • My dude snapped at the end. Hell yeah.

  • Our whole western culture is designes to make us choose safety over freedom. There is no need for government involvement in so many aspects of our lives. They should have no say over what we do with our own bodies and minds.

  • I think he's smoked/drank too many drugs

  • Nearly 2.9 million views.
    If every person who had viewed this partook of Ayahuasca, I wonder how that would affect the global consciousness of mankind ?
    Trump should have some. How much of a kicking would he get ?
    All the world leaders should have some and wake up.

  • I'm glad you mentioned the rain forest why isn't the government of the world helping to stop the destruction?

  • Truly, brilliantly put, and so true.

  • I wanted to know who 'banned' it and was going to click the link to read about what that's all about, but it's a non secure http link so forget it as that's a security risk and likely a lure to malware. Seems like click bait as there was nothing in this talk that's ban worthy. I agree with him on some things, but honestly, as a whole, do we think the world would be a better place if everyone was out of their normal mind? Maybe it would, but the Buddhists advise against substances that take us out of our normal minds for a reason.

  • Been banned for six years and yet it’s on YouTube?

  • we cannot demand sovereign consciousness in a world of mental slavery

  • jesus… the poor bastard gave up cannabis, and picked up cocaine instead… i don't think he stopped to take a breath during that entire talk

  • Glad im here

  • Boiled down it's just the path of technology colliding with path of spirituality. I have to go listen " everything's gonna be alright" after this 😉

  • For more beautiful minds:

    Paul Stamets
    Carl Hart
    Ivan Van Sertima

    Thank you, GH

  • Wake Up World

  • The fact that they banned this speaks volume

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  • Terrific talk, Graham Hancock! Thank you so much!

  • This man will probably later, have severe Alzheimer's disease.

  • Every stoner or drug user has said something like "what if drugs are illegal bc they help you see the world for what it really is."

  • Brilliant.

  • Immortal destiny….

  • i have been deep in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, on the Amazon river….i have had my soul cleansed by a shaman, and the medicines that are made out of the jungle plants are amazing….

  • It was deleted, because everybody is to make a choice, and if everybody would know, it wouldn't be a choice. If you would have information it wouldn't be a choice. You couldn't make the choice to let go, if you would not take… Sounds crazy, but there is no good or bad, there just is. This illusion is carefully crafted and we will wait for everybody to choose until the truth will come out in the open 😀
    make your choice carefully

  • His visions of hell maybe more built upon his beliefs. What if mother Ahyuascha doesn't exist but it's just some personified part of his own mind?

  • It always amazes me how absolutly absurd people can be and how gullible their naive disciples are, of-course they must be atheists of heart to survive , This guy is no more than a junkie who has damaged his brain, it is sad how many exceedingly silly people there are

  • Bold claims about curing addictions. I'd like to see that peer reviewed study.

  • The reason this got banned is because he kinda is against science, and more pro mind.

  • Satan Talk!

  • This was very eye opening for me. I am very glad I was able to watch this particular ted talks because it demonstrated what was always something in the back of my mind as being true. Which is that we are only living in these temporary vessels and eventually we will go to another realm of existence where we may end up really suffering for a very long time. Humans are very ignorant yet they have so much potential. As our world is dying, we must come to the realization that we may only have one or two more lives left before we are forced into a lower state of consciousness such as bacteria or fungus or worse. Unfortunately we don't have the political solutions in place and people are too blind and deaf and selfish to want to help cure the issues that will eventually be inevitable to our demise. I believe we all need to spend pretty much all of our money on fixing this place as it will not be here very much longer. We must fix the amazon and we must stop shopping for things that don't really matter. We must stop using oil. We must stop using plastic. We must stop eating meat. We must stop factory farms. We must stop pollution. Will this ever happen? it is very unlikely as we are still doing the same things we've been doing that destroy our wonderful world even though the warning signs are all there. Yes the sky is blue today but will it be that way tomorrow? And will the unending need for landfills ever be sustained? Probably not. We must get rid of our systems in place and create new ones that may cause discomfort at first but are sacrifices that are needed for our future generations to prosper.

  • One of the things that people like to overlook is that there are both natural and synthetic drugs that's beneficial or poisonous.

    Marijuana for example is helpful, yes. It holds beneficial properties and is used for certain medicinal purposes. But there are people in the world who use it just for their "fun and games" which is another problem. And when they continue abusing it, this can lead to a really bad case of paranoia. Same goes for psychedelics and deliriants of nature, if taken too much, it could literally mess you up.

    Psychedelics are known to help alter states of consciousness. In this sense, you will see reality in ways that you begin to break off conformity of the masses.

    And agreed on death, one of the key factors to prove the 'afterlife' is the concept of NDEs. Skeptics and scientists continue believing that there is no such thing, and a simple NDE is brain phenomena. Tell that to a blind man who had an NDE and described everything that happened, and he could see everything when he was dead. To add, brain phenomena isn't going to cause people to see everything that is similar. Some people see a light at the end of the tunnel, some see a void of nothingness, others see heaven/hell, and there exists people who claim to see E.Ts or weird phenomena before revival.

    Last thing to add is one does not have to take Ayahuasca or other psychedelics to attain conscious awareness. I do this thing I like to call 'Void Meditation' which helps me clear my mind of thoughts or emotions. And there are others in societies who have ways of their own to achieve consciousness, a higher cognitive awareness state.

  • May this guy hide; he's nervous because he knows they coming for him😂😂

  • caveart by neandernthal exists dating back 160.000 ys – it doesn't count i guess

  • Absolutely agree…and I can think of a few reasons why some power structures would be against this … First is of course the scientific community with their emphasis on the materialistic view on the world, the one God religions whos figurehead are all represented in the male figure as when people say mother nature it implies a female diety/ spiritual guide, and of course the people/ companies who make profit from exploitation of natural resources and humans.

  • Some words he uses just do not resonate with me at all they are exactly what rational cults who commit mass suicide use. I want to point out that he shows massive problems like the rain forest which have been brought up countless times and this is not the first solution as for it being a solution he does not show a connection between the two. He does not make the connection clear enough between the problems and the solution he offers in my mind mainly because he doesn’t really offer one at all.

  • Tesla said his brain was a receiver …. and this has been demonstrated with a heart transplant form a murdered donor ….and this heart received information that was sunsequently passed on to thre organ receiver and they caught the killler! YEs, we are receivers and hence do not die signally!

  • We should talk about psychic fields.

  • He just wants to get high

  • Why the heck does this only have 3 million Views? REEE

  • Although I know that Hancock tries to avoid this. But, all the surviving Shamanistic cultures like Native American and Hindu Shamans, attribute consciousness to alien intervention.

  • TED has NEVER banned a video, ever.. they have however chosen not to promote talks which fall below a generally accepted standard of truth and integrity and instead placed the video on the main TED site here https://blog.ted.com/the-debate-about-graham-hancocks-talk/
    So not only is the title of this post an outright lie it seems no-one in the comments below have bothered to simply check the FACTS around this talk and are therefore a perfect audience to consume and cheerlead for vacuous pseudoscience…. Vaccine anyone?

  • This is obvious lies. The cave art it all after the flood. We have been here for alot longer.

  • I was prescribed effexor after speaking to a doctor for 5 minutes, I was 20. Then for 10 years my life and soul completely fell apart. I'd go through 4 more psych meds including lithium bc of course the answer is more meds. It literally felt like the doctors were pushing me towards insanity. Looking back it's so obvious the meds were the issue. Of course they must know this. You don't become a doctor by bring anything but smart and aware. I've been off everything for 3 years and I've never felt better. True happiness has returned. I'll be dealing with the wreckage created while medicated for the rest of my life, but am so grateful to have made it out of that trance. This is just my story, I am by no way saying meds couldn't help others they definitely do in some cases. Again, just a personal story. Anyone experiencing that I just encourage to not rule out medication as a potential source of the depression. I am not a doctor or medically trained and the claims are specific to me. Reaching out saves lives!

  • Obsessions and stresses of modern luxuries causes a cycle that pulls you away from your conscious you become a collective force of robotic consumers, thus a sleeper, the sleeper enjoys his sleep and only awakes to the noise the individual makes, at last should I clap my hands or look in disgust, for they play a guitar as I scathe the earth with a shovel.

  • Mushrooms have been linked to people being able to quit smoking and alcoholism easily. Wonder why they don't wan't it legal. Getting pretty tired of these overlords telling us how to live

  • Definitely see why this one was banned. Too dangerous for those in charge if this message gets out. Can't have people thinking for themselves.

  • NO DOUBT PSYCHOTROPIC PLANTS CAN AND DO AFFECT THE BRAINS CHEMISTRY IN WAYS THAT CREATE AN ILLUSION THAT WE ARE CONNECTING TO AN ALT / SPIRITUAL WORLD ! HOWEVER, IF THERE WAS ANY REAL VERIFIABLE DATA FORTHCOMING FROM THESE EXPERIENCES THERE WOULD BE CONFIRMATORY SCIENTIFIC VERIFICATION FROM THESE EXPERIENCES WHICH UP TO NOW FAIL IN THESE CLAIMED VERIFICATIONS !

  • Marijuana is the best medicine in the world. There are books about it. It is illegal because it is so passive.

  • Bravo Graham. Thank you Revolutionloveevolve for rescuing the vid

  • This guy is a legend.

  • É MUITO IMPORTANTE "FALAR" SOBRE O QUE SE CONHECE.

  • Ayahuasca auxilia a conhecer o que é vosso e o que não é vosso. Daí uma reforma íntima pode acontecer em acordo com a vossa vontade. Nada cai do céu.

  • Wow that was stupid. This guy has it all wrong, and since he mentioned the Vedas, the texts on which Hinduism is based on, that's the best and easiest example for me to debunk all this craziness with. 'Spirituality' is the problem, the problem is not that we have abandoned it, and we need to return to it en masse, the problem is there is still too much of it around. Look at India, it is literally, as the Orange Anti-Christ would put it, a 'shit-hole country'. And the reason it is a shithole is because there is no impetus to improve conditions on earth when the real prizes are in the afterlife. This kind of fatalist thinking sadly appeals especially to the poorest and most destitute because when you're living in a garbage dump you tend to think "I don't deserve this, there must be something better for me somewhere, though obviously not on this planet.."

  • This foo just killed my high

  • Wow that shit was FIRE!!!! This guy is sooooo badass

  • That Robert Venosa illustration tho, any cynic/portal fans here?

  • Banning this Ted talk is literally part of the problem hes talking about

  • I smoked sum purple sticky 40x salvia…. I saw gnomes and there was a female presence at times it felt like…i also saw a energy blob in the garage hovering above me and it became aware that i could see it

  • Wonderful! The whole thing was Great. Come on guys. Post this vid everywhere.

  • There is research now indicating that there were changes in one to three brains of children who could conceptualize relationships between objects and distances and that they passed on those brain changes to their offspring. "The deer in the forest behind the hill".. and thus more complex language began and was exhibited in the artwork. The thing is, how did human bodies know to evolve in such a way?

  • The talk is about cannabis and eyewaska…disappointed😔

  • i'm a proud dreamer 🎉🌟🤩🌟🎉

  • Marvellous

  • “American Gods” Season 3 cannot come soon enough

  • Actually he is spaced out and talking a lot of crap.

  • one reason i can see why this would be banned: it’s Indigenous-friendly. it doesn’t paint us as inevitably born-‘crazy’, lazy or misguided.

  • Please be careful.. govt may kill you ..

  • This is the reason why they are not saving the Amazon while its burning.

  • "But have you tried DMT"

  • God damn….. 1.7k dislikes…. that is pretty substantial amount of IGNORANT HUMANS!!!

  • It had to do with your mental addiction to it, 99% of people never get addicted. I use it for pain and occasionally take breaks to see if I still need it. I do, Cannabis is far better than 30mg of oxycontin for my L4L5 injury.

  • You experience death based on your religious beliefs. I have had 2 near death experiences and both we're slightly different. As a 4yr old I had no religion and saw God, heaven etc , angels we're 3d pulsating geometry, the creator was this universe sized being who also was a pulsating geometry that morphed and moved like water, or a fractal.

    The second near death experience I saw religious characters and such. So once you abandon your attachments you see God and reality as it really is…

  • You experience hell because you believe it's real, what you believe becomes reality.

  • They ban psychedelics Because it will break the economy, you can’t make money off peace love and unity only fear and separation , we need to evolve faster , comfort just makes you age, we need to stop building until there is nothing left, no trees no oxygen more asthma more cancer, more cars more gas more oil, more lung diseases, more pollution, more chemicals, more adhd more depression more anger more more more, We need more balance, we need more Harmony, we need more love.

  • Yes it’s no different than the silencing of those by big pharm and the like who found cures for cancer. Far too much money/profits would be lost let alone control over the sheeple. “Censor” him quick before people wake up!” No respect for ted any longer 🙁 app deleted

  • Was it banned because the sound guy fucked up?

  • How interesting that this pops up when the Amazon rainforest is on fire

  • Cannabis cures cancer

    DMT shows our actual reality

  • If you are free to think, read and write these comments then how can there be a war on consciousness. There is no war. Just read the comments below. Even if this video was not re-uploaded, would the commenters below have disappeared in to think air with all their experiences and ideas? No.
    Yes, maybe some practices hinder the growth of consciousness and maybe those practices are more side effects of social structure which itself doesn't change easliy, but be glad that it does change, it is a system that has always been continuously improving and we can continue to improve on it. The idea that people in the past were more evolved is a lie, a fantasy. Today anybody can talk about consciousness, enlightenment and so many other complex concepts which was not normal in the past. Maybe it's all this talk, all this existentialism, the idea that we are not part of society and that the idea of society is greater than us that's distracting people.

  • ok, nice talk but till the end it turns into a crusade or some shit… i don't need this guy to talk about his religious beliefs, ayahuasca might as well just stream your or collective subconscious or sth it does not at all imply an imorta soul….

  • You cannot deny TRUTH it's existence.
    You can only fear it's power.
    You cannot deny FEAR it's existence.
    You can only replace it with acceptance.

    fear truth
    deny truth
    laugh at truth
    accept truth
    APPLAUD truth

  • No wonder why Amazon is burning into ashes..

  • Nah the people on the top are already tripping balls. Because of their new found understanding, they are able to maintain power, and expand on it. They don’t want commoners to have access, because they will lose their grip on society, and consequently, society will transcend into anarchy. This is inevitable, however, how we maintain an anarchy as a collective is the next great political challenge.

  • Lsd is more unnatural but still it removes the sheet that causes people to deny this truth maybe the sheet could be a wifi connection

  • WOW, Amazon now burned……

  • He's the man… Wow, unbelievable, I'm completely speechless, just fucking wow… Man.. You deserve a noble price for this wonderful talk

  • You know.. You could also just not use any drugs at all and live in our own reality 🤷‍♂️.

  • is this actually banned or is it click bait?

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