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The Ayahuasca Monologues
September 24, 2008 2:24 PM   Subscribe

Surrendering to the Spirit Vine. Artist Alex Grey (previously) describes his experience with "the champagne of ayahuascas."
posted by homunculus (13 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

See also: comedian Joe Rogan on DMT (previously).
posted by homunculus at 2:29 PM on September 24, 2008

Grey's good at capturing the visual DMT vibe on canvas. Impressive stuff especially in person. Jim Woodring comes close too, Woodring gets even more of the overall aesthetic I think.
posted by Liquidwolf at 3:13 PM on September 24, 2008

Will synchronicities never cease!? (and that's all you need to hear from me)

I just learned that 5-MeO interferes with hERG (human ether-a-go-go related gene) which deals with the way the body processes pottasium ions.

Now, go young ones, and google "ether-a-go-go" it's a hoot! :D
posted by symbioid at 3:22 PM on September 24, 2008

I'd rather hang out and ingest with Joe Rogan than Alex Grey. Awesome art aside, Grey seems like a dick. Rogan could make me laugh and dish the inside dirt on ufc.
posted by mannequito at 3:44 PM on September 24, 2008

Awesome art aside, Grey seems like a dick.

Nah, he's nicer than you might think. Dont know about Rogan.
posted by Liquidwolf at 3:57 PM on September 24, 2008

HERG encodes the Kv11.1 potassium ion channel responsible for the repolarizing IKr current in the cardiac action potential.
The hERG gene is the human homolog of the Ether-a-go-go gene found in the Drosophila fly and named in the 1960s by William D. Kaplan, now at the City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California. When flies with mutations in this gene are anaesthetised with ether, their legs start to shake, like the dancing then popular at the Whisky A Go-Go nightclub in West Hollywood, California.
Oh, those scientists. Since we're talking about cardiac risk, can we get a cite, for the interference, symbioid?
posted by psyche7 at 4:04 PM on September 24, 2008

I just learned that 5-MeO interferes with hERG (human ether-a-go-go related gene) which deals with the way the body processes pottasium ions

Looks to be pretty sparse instances of that from what I could tell, I"m no scientist.
But in case it's true , anyone who's worried can send me their 5 meo DIPT and I'll make sure it gets a good home..
posted by Liquidwolf at 4:10 PM on September 24, 2008

Heh, I don't know if 5-MeO-DIPT does it, I've only heard 5-MeO-DMT does.

That said, I asked my source regarding this statement. It is a person I trust pharmacologically, so I'm sure he has a reason for stating this. I'll get back to you when I get some more solid confirmation.
posted by symbioid at 5:32 PM on September 24, 2008

Ah, I love Alex Grey and enjoyed that video with his gentle stand-up comedian version of several ayahuasca trips. He seems to me, from that video, to be a warmly loving, likable human being.

His art is extraordinary. I experience it as powerfully uplifting and meaningful. Nice to see his updated site with new works. Awesome in the real sense of the word.

Thanks homunculus.

Adding to the psychedelia, the quite entertaining DMT flash movie, Flashback, [info] with a Shpongle soundtrack.

A little flash avatar.

Related comedy on psychedelic video, Being Productive on Salvia.
posted by nickyskye at 5:38 PM on September 24, 2008

nickyskye, I've wondered where I could find that! thanks for the link... Been listening to shpongle a lot lately, actually, specifically Divine Moments of Truth :D

Now, re: the hERG. Please disregard what I posted. Forget it's ever been mentioned, capice? kthxbai
posted by symbioid at 5:53 PM on September 24, 2008

Alex Grey captures beautifully just what the inside/outside of reality looks like.

It's so close, in fact, that it gives me chills just to look at it.
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