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Ayahuasca: A Memorable Fancy

Posted in Ayahuasca with tags , , , , on September 1, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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By the next morning, I felt physically sick and exhausted. I went to the dispensary and took the thimble of turgid green medicine. As the taste worked its way into my guts as a filament of revulsion, I considered giving the final session a miss. Continue reading

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Ayahuasca: A Memorable Fancy

Posted in Ayahuasca with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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“By degrees we beheld the infinite abyss, fiery as the smoke of a burning city; beneath us at an immense distance was the sun, black but shining round it were fiery tracks on which revolv’d vast spiders, crawling after their prey…

‘The air was full of them and seemed composed of them; these are devils and called powers of the air, I now asked my companion which was my eternal lot? He said, between the black and white spiders.”

  • William Blake,

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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I’ve enjoyed a limited, peaceful relationship with drugs and alcohol. I had a profound experience with LSD in my early twenties which had lived up to the hype with a bona-fide religious vision. Continue reading

Goodlife Rapes the Fitness Industry

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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‘He who has suffered you to impose on him, knows you.’

– William Blake,

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

It is time to dump the bucket. Continue reading

‘Are You A Satanist?’

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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The last twelve to eighteen months have taught me that if you put something on the internet, everybody will see it. People rarely comment on-line, but I seem to get all kinds of bizarre responses when I see them in public, ranging from facial expressions that look like they’ve swallowed a bullfrog (and are struggling to keep it down) to, ‘What’s with all the leather gear?’ Or even, ‘Are you a Satanist?’ Continue reading

The Devil’s Music

Posted in Reading, Slayer with tags , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

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One of my absolute favourite pieces of writing – ever – is William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Please check it out at the link – the text has been  reproduced with some of Blake’s actual illustrations. Continue reading

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