I did answer your question, those ancient practices that involve drugs are watered down and have lost view of what their originator was pointing towards.Webwanderer wrote: ↑Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:37 pmYour efforts to demean an ancient practice is curious, when I simply asked you how do you explain it's historic use in religious and spiritual practices around the world - which you avoided answering. I'm certainly not advocating for or against. That's an individual choice that should be made carefully and with purpose.
You can't possibly know this as it relates to every individual on the planet and simply reveals your lack of knowledge on the subject. Do you have personal experience? A close friend or family member who became addicted to something? And what salvation are you talking about? Saved from what?Participants are using such things to give rise to momentary happiness, but ultimately when their effects and the experience wears off they are left grasping and clinging and craving for more.
There is no salvation for these individuals, they are adding to the story.
The (singular) practice cannot be dependant an anything added to you, as soon as you add you have lost the practice.
In other words they are practicing something else.