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Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« on: Abril 20, 2012, 21:22:42 pm »


Below are a few citations from an essay that astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in 1969 for Marihuana Reconsidered, a book published by Dr. Lester Grinspoon. At that time Sagan was 35 years old. He continued using cannabis for the rest of his life.

"The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I'm down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse."

"A very similar improvement in my appreciation of music has occurred with cannabis. For the first time I have been able to hear the separate parts of a three-part harmony and the richness of the counterpoint. I have since discovered that professional musicians can quite easily keep many separate parts going simultaneously in their heads, but this was the first time for me. Again, the learning experience when high has at least to some extent carried over when I'm down. The enjoyment of food is amplified; tastes and aromas emerge that for some reason we ordinarily seem to be too busy to notice. I am able to give my full attention to the sensation. A potato will have a texture, a body, and taste like that of other potatoes, but much more so. Cannabis also enhances the enjoyment of sex - on the one hand it gives an exquisite sensitivity, but on the other hand it postpones orgasm: in part by distracting me with the profusion of image passing before my eyes. The actual duration of orgasm seems to lengthen greatly, but this may be the usual experience of time expansion which comes with cannabis smoking."

"I do not consider myself a religious person in the usual sense, but there is a religious aspect to some highs. The heightened sensitivity in all areas gives me a feeling of communion with my surroundings, both animate and inanimate."

"When I'm high I can penetrate into the past, recall childhood memories, friends, relatives, playthings, streets, smells, sounds, and tastes from a vanished era. I can reconstruct the actual occurrences in childhood events only half understood at the time. Many but not all my cannabis trips have somewhere in them a symbolism significant to me which I won't attempt to describe here, a kind of mandala embossed on the high. Free-associating to this mandala, both visually and as plays on words, has produced a very rich array of insights."

"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."

Well said, Carl...


The entire text can be read here: Dr. Lester Grinspoon's Marijuana Uses


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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #1 on: Abril 20, 2012, 21:30:39 pm »
Como le pega a Carl por dios¡

Tiro todas las postas del pegue del faso, un capo y :drogon:

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #2 on: Abril 20, 2012, 21:35:19 pm »
Sospechaba si que cosmos la hizo de la mente  :drogon:

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #3 on: Abril 20, 2012, 23:18:37 pm »
Carl Sapeeeeee!!!!  :drogon:



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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #4 on: Abril 21, 2012, 05:18:53 am »
como si necesitase mas razones para pensar que es un groso .... y ahora leo esto

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #5 on: Abril 21, 2012, 08:13:47 am »
Un groso con todas las letras el Carl Sagan.

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #6 on: Abril 21, 2012, 17:25:09 pm »
RIP

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #7 on: Abril 21, 2012, 19:41:05 pm »




Dejando la joda de lado.

A no confundir, el hecho de que haya sido un groso no es por causa de la marihuana, lo de la marihuana no tiene nada que ver con ser groso o no.

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #8 on: Abril 21, 2012, 19:44:53 pm »
 :trollface:







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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #9 on: Abril 22, 2012, 07:33:34 am »
Dejando la joda de lado.

A no confundir, el hecho de que haya sido un groso no es por causa de la marihuana, lo de la marihuana no tiene nada que ver con ser groso o no.

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #10 on: Abril 22, 2012, 12:07:46 pm »
Dejando la joda de lado.

A no confundir, el hecho de que haya sido un groso no es por causa de la marihuana, lo de la marihuana no tiene nada que ver con ser groso o no.

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #11 on: Abril 22, 2012, 19:54:40 pm »
Todo se lo debemos a la mariguana en nuestra vida :drogon:

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Re: Carl Sagan's essay on cannabis
« Reply #12 on: Abril 22, 2012, 20:21:03 pm »
pero si nadie dijo que fuese un kpo x fumar porro
mas bien se celebra su opinion acerca de
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