Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, are mushrooms that contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin and psilocin. Common colloquial terms include magic mushrooms and ‘shrooms. It is used mainly as an entheogen and recreational drug whose effects can include euphoria, altered thinking processes, closed and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences. Biological genera containing psilocybin mushrooms include Copelandia, Galerina, Gymnopilus, Inocybe, Mycena, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus, and Psilocybe. Over 100 species are classified in the genus Psilocybe.~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilocybin_mushroom
I think then that this is possibly why magic mushrooms or lsd don’t effect me (or at least not nearly to the same extent or in the same way as others). I think I have some interesting theories in this direction as well.
It might be that some peoples CAN heal certain dis-functioning parts of the brain by having different parts communicate with it that don’t otherwise have that kind of communication. Perhaps like jump starting a car, or at least finding other uses for previous road ways that cannot connect to the highway in the old intended manner.
For this it might be useful to connect many roads in many ways, but then I think we might be able to see that having certain roads NOT connected could be useful as well especially socially (re-solutance!).
So while an individual might find usefulness in such an ‘enlightened’ state, society might not yet at their time agree. Yet there might also be usefulness in small episodes of enhanced synesthesiac-like thinking.
An example might be sleep either as a debriefing tool (forgetting your worries) or as a helpful and relaxing exercise for the brain, that might have spent the entire day holding up a framework it doesn’t otherwise need but for interacting in society.
So the brain, tired of using this muscle which is really a perspective, lets go of this effort and lets itself wander into itself. When we awake our effectiveness in this world no doubt often has to do with our ability to rebuild the infrastructure of thinking that is required to best function in our society. Those that do not have this infrastructure of dualistic thinking thus are dubbed crazy, less because of their irrational thinking, and more (or perhaps equally) because of each individuals’ need to perpetuate their own belief that dualistic thinking is ideal (and sane).
In regard to Krishnamurti’s teaching, and Bohm’s formalization of it, there is really something to understand here I think. K wanted to have every man be free, and so we have a rational way to express this to the dualistic mind. Many cannot be free from dualism alone, because society will reject him (and violently too!). There must be a certain amount of social (and therefore technological) progress in order for every man, many men, or mankind as a whole to be what K deems “free”.
This also suggests, like “evil” princes (wrought with dualism), there could certainly have arisen minds or persons that ARE free from dualism, and dependent on their surrounding circumstances, they may have been granted enough security and freedom by their society to formulate and teach some understanding of a non-dualistic perspective.
However, following the history of man, in regard to the wealth of nations, we can see we would at times outgrow and break such security and freedoms in the name of conquering what the wealthofchips describes as superior dimensions.
Then here lies the grounds for the re-solutance of the dual and the non-dual.
Edit: If the story of Adam Smith wanting his books burned when he was approaching his death bed was true then I think here is an explanation as to why.
Edit 2: I think also I have possibly established a scientific basis for what K would call meditation. We might even see going for a walk as meditation in this sense where one is able to leave behind the construct needed for social interaction, provided they are not too concentrated on the time-line for the walk or meditation.