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I personally don't smoke weed anymore for other reasons but in response to your statement, weed without question makes music better lol. I actually have marijuana to thank for my obsession with classical music. Before one night of smoking a few years back, classical music went in one ear and out the other. It really didn't move me at all, but then one night I smoked and randomly came across Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise and it was literally like a transcendent spiritual experience. It was like there was an explosion of new musical colors and feelings in my mind and I bet if you would've had me hooked up to an MRI, my brain would've put any fireworks show to shame. Unreal experience.
Hey Dustin,

Thanx for your thought on my query. I don't discount the possibility of controlled substances acting as a "bridge" or "connection" that have caused a person to begin listening to certain genres of music which they never listened to before. But imo its best to leave alone controlled substances in order to "escape" reality.
 

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You mean listening to Messian doesn't distort reality?
Hi MacLeod,

What a catchy repartee you shared. Listening to JSBach, Messiaen, or any other of my favorites "distorts" my perspective of the present time here and now. Why? Simply, with the great music I am participating in an Eternal Timeline, the Time from before Time began through to the Time that will be after Time as we know it has come to an end.
 

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The 2 experiences are not mutually exclusive.

I don't want to get on a soapbox or anything, but almost every negative impression of psychedelics that entered the zeitgeist from the 60's and 70's, are wrong.

Separate studies show psychedelics not bad for mental health. From a March 2015 article -

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/42393/title/Studies--Psychedelics-Not-Bad-for-Mental-Health/

"Psychedelics are not known to harm the brain or other body organs or to cause addiction or compulsive use; serious adverse events involving psychedelics are extremely rare," Johansen and Krebs wrote in their most recent analysis. "Overall, it is difficult to see how prohibition of psychedelics can be justified as a public health measure."

LSD as a treatment for alcoholism from an article in Science Daily -

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120308224524.htm

LSD and MDMA to treat PTSD -

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/05/psychedelic-drugs-like-lsd-could-be-used-to-treat-depression-study-suggests

Psychedelics help terminal patinets -

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/how-psychedelic-drugs-can-help-patients-face-death.html?_r=0

Psychedelics and mental health -

http://www.medicaldaily.com/psychedelics-may-improve-mental-health-disorders-well-have-support-research-find-out-325780
Hi Simon Moon,

Thank you for your parry. Long ago I gave up on reading non-peer reviewed (independently researched post-graduate evidence) that appear in lame-stream media.
 
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