A Quote to Think About at 11:11 on 11/11/11

“There can be no more intimate and elemental part of the individual than his or her own consciousness.

At the deepest level, our consciousness is what we are – to the extent that if we are not sovereign over our own consciousness then we cannot in any meaningful sense be sovereign over anything else either.

So it is highly significant that, far from encouraging freedom of consciousness, our societies in fact violently deny our right to sovereignty in this intensely personal area, and have effectively outlawed all states of consciousness other than those on a very narrowly defined and officially approved list.

The “War on Drugs” has thus unexpectedly succeeded in engineering a stark reversal of the true direction of Western history by empowering faceless bureaucratic authorities to send armed agents to break into our homes, arrest us, throw us into prison, and deprive us of our income and reputations simply because we wish to explore the sometimes radical, though always temporary, alterations in our own consciousness that drugs facilitate.”

– Graham Hancock

Found in an excellent article called ‘An Issue of Liberty’ by Eva from Into the Infinite. A recommended read.

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