I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community.
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Operationally what these psychedelics do is they dissolve cultural conditioning. Cultural conditioning is like software, but beneath the software is the hardware of brain and organism and by dissolving the cultural conditioning to speak English, German, Swahili or whatever, then one returns to this ur-sprach, this primal language of the animal body and can explore the real dimension of feeling that culture has a tendency to cut us off from. Culture replaces authentic feeling with words. As an example of this, imagine an infant lying in its cradle, and the window is open, and into the room comes something, marvelous, mysterious, glittering, shedding light of many colors, movement, sound, a tranformative hierophany of integrated perception and the child is enthralled and then the mother comes into the room and she says to the child, “that’s a bird, baby, that’s a bird,” instantly the complex wave of the angel peacock irridescent transformative mystery is collapsed, into the word. All mystery is gone, the child learns this is a bird, this is a bird, and by the time we’re five or six years old all the mystery of reality has been carefully tiled over with words. This is a bird, this is a house, this is the sky, and we seal ourselves in within a linguistic shell of disempowered perception, and what the psychedelics do is they burst apart this cultural envelope of confinement and return us really to the legacy and birthright of the organism.
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Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel.

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Did this recently. Don’t doubt yourself.

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Lenin, at the turn of the century, wrote a book entitled Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. If one would read this little pamphlet one would see here that Mr. Lenin had precisely pointed out that all of the world had already been conquered and divided by colonial powers. There was nowhere else in the world left to be conquered and divided by colonial powers. This is the time when Zionism comes to rise. Zionism comes to look for a state when everywhere else in the world had already been dominated. Thus in order for Mr. Herzl to get a country for Zionists what he did was attach himself to imperialism. British imperialism in this case quite specifically. Of course as an African who suffered under the heels of British imperialism, I can have no love for it and certainly I cannot love anyone who attaches themselves to it for the foundation of a state and then call this a “liberation movement”. Liberation movements fight against imperialism – not with it! The legal foundation of the state of Israel is what is known as the Balfour Declaration. This declaration was issued in 1917. A man in the government of Britain named Balfour wrote a paper and promised the Jews a national home. The national home he promised them was an area which Britain was colonizing – Palestine. Palestine did not belong to the British just like Ireland doesn’t belong to the British even though they have troops there. But here these British imperialists signed a note and gave it to the Zionists and they accepted it. Where is the mortality in this? If you say that Israel belongs to you then you do not go to British thieves to get it, you go and take it. Once you go to an immoral being such as British imperialism and this becomes the basis for you getting the land, then clearly those who are true liberation fighters must question this […] Zionism is certainly not a liberation movement because it never fought against any imperialism as a matter of fact today Zionism is the baby child and infant protector of imperialism in the Middle East. It carries out the interests of American imperialism. If our tax dollars would stop being given to Israel, the state would sink tomorrow. And certainly no one can deny that American imperialism is the leading imperialist force in the world. So we cannot see how a “liberation movement” is so tied string and ham to American imperialism.
Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, in a lecture on Zionism, White Supremacy, and Imperialism (via rs620)
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so-treu:

like when beyonce said “i woke up this way: flawless” she’s saying that flawless is not dependent on how she looks at a given moment; by dent of being alive, just by being authentic to herself, she’s flawless. 

not “i woke up with this hair laid and makeup did and decked out clothes”. which is how everyone else apparently interpreted it.

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we be all night

we be all night

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janemba:

no one is good enough for anyone

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beyoncebeytwice:

i love how no matter how badly you fuck up benadryl cumquat’s name everyone on here still knows who ur talking about

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im ngl i never thought i’d even see that phrase on national television

im ngl i never thought i’d even see that phrase on national television

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bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

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boyforest:

we need animals in this world because they are able to experience such unadulterated joy from a goddamn bowl of strawberries and that is really important 

boyforest:

we need animals in this world because they are able to experience such unadulterated joy from a goddamn bowl of strawberries and that is really important 

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heelerandthehound:

Oh my god. 

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blackfashion:

Wearing Custom necklace and bolo by Andrea Nicole James
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blackfashion:

Wearing Custom necklace and bolo by Andrea Nicole James

Andrea Nicole James 25

instagram: AndreaNicoleJames

Juan Octavio 27 

Instagram: ItsJuanOctavio

Los Angeles, CA

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