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|Epiphileon||# Posted on October 27, 2013 at 5:32 am|
For all practical intents and purposes, reality exists independent of the individual observer. If this were not true scientific method would fail.
The motivation to induce altered states of consciousness, no matter by what means, is the result of a very basic characteristic of the nervous system, i.e. things that do not change become ignored. Your underwear elastic, your wristwatch, anything that becomes a steady state presentation to the nervous system. By the way, this is the reason your eyes jerk around in tiny movements called saccades. When you alter the state of consciousness you become much more aware of it, and for a certain subset of the population a high existence, is highly desirable,