ON THE PSYCHE
1. Insight is to the superconscious what intuition is to the subconscious - its 'inferior function', to coin a Jungian term. Insight is aware feeling, whereby the minority subatomic content of the new brain, viz. instinctual protons/visionary neutrons, responds to its majority subatomic content, viz. aware electrons, in a quasi-spiritual way. By contrast, intuition is instinctual intelligence, whereby the minority subatomic content of the old brain, viz. aware electrons, responds to its majority subatomic content, viz. instinctual protons/visionary neutrons, in a quasi-instinctual way. Hence the feeling bias of intuition, as opposed to the spiritual bias of insight. Generally speaking, women have traditionally had more intuition than men because more biased towards the subconscious or, rather, unconscious, with a more densely proton/neutron-packed old brain. Men, on the other hand, have developed more insight than women because more biased towards the superconscious, with a more densely electron-packed new brain. In the first case, such intelligence as existed in the old brain, by dint of an electron content, was conditioned, as intuition, toward feelings. In the second case, such feeling as existed in the new brain, by dint of a proton/neutron content, was conditioned, as insight, towards awareness. The 'superior functions' of each part of the psyche are, of course, feeling and awareness respectively.
2. Thinking, however, is not a function of the subconscious but of the superconscious, the application of electron awareness, as will, to the minority feeling proton/visionary neutron content producing thought (consciousness), since a capacity for conceptual memory resides in the minority subatomic content (protons/neutrons) of the new brain by dint of its being conditioned by the essential bias of the majority subatomic content (electrons) there. By contrast, dreaming is a function of the subconscious or, more correctly, the unconscious which, unlike thinking, happens naturally and, as it were, spontaneously, because perceptual images are absorbed by and stored in the majority proton/neutron content of the old brain, which therein functions according to its natural inclination (not with concepts) and imposes itself, in dream sequences, upon the minority electron content of the old brain during sleep, which then functions, in contrast to the superconscious, as a subsidiary feeling-biased awareness (subconscious), a spectator of the flow of perceptual images which issue from the majority proton/neutron content of the unconscious-proper. Thus whereas thinking occurs artificially, subject to conscious control of a minority proton/neutron content functioning, in conceptual terms, against its own apparent grain, dreaming, by contrast, occurs naturally, in an unconscious functioning, on perceptual terms, according to its own apparent grain.
3. With daydreaming, on the other hand, the superconscious consciously activates perceptual images from the unconscious, and thus directly involves itself with the unconscious in an evocation of artificial dreams, i.e. fantasies. The psychic contrast to this, however, is when the unconscious naturally imposes itself upon the superconscious mind in the production of visionary experience - consciously perceived visions rather than subconsciously perceived dreams. With the evolution of the psyche away from unconscious dominion towards greater degrees of superconscious freedom in awareness, visions are, of course, much less frequent occurrences, these days, than in the early days of human evolution, including and up to early Christian times. But though they may not occur with anything like the same frequency or intensity as before, their occasional occurrence is more likely, I dare say, to be in young women and children than in men, because both of these categories of human life are generally more under the influence of the unconscious than of the superconscious.
4. As to LSD visions, or artificially-induced visionary experience such as results in static, translucent perceptual images, we may infer that the application of a synthetic catalyst to the minority proton/neutron content of the new brain causes that content, ordinarily accustomed to functioning against its own natural grain in conceptual terms, to function independently of the conditioning of the majority electron content and thus, in appearance, as perceptual images which the electron content is obliged to passively witness in a kind of waking-life dream state. These images which arise from a minority proton/neutron content freed from the conditioning of the electron majority are not only different from dreams in respect of their colour, rendered translucent by the spiritual bias of the superconscious; they are different in respect of their content which, as a rule, is mythological, exotic, and literary, that is to say, what one would expect from a proton/neutron content that had for so long served to store the conceptual rather than the perceptual, and consequently become civilized, since the use of concepts by man is usually steeped in literary, exotic, and mythological connotations. Hence the preponderance, in LSD-induced visionary experience, of such concept-weighted images as jewels, sickle moons, fairy palaces, pagan statues, clusters of grapes, star shapes, and what appear to be houses of glass. These and other such images are rooted in conceptual usage, whereas dream images tend, as a rule, to float free of conceptual reference in a perceptual naturalism.
5. What, then, can we deduce from all this - that LSD is bad, immoral, dangerous...? Certainly a minority proton/neutron content that has been set free of electron conditioning behaves in an apparent and therefore regressive way. Yet we are none of us absolutes, and the veneer of conceptual civilization which electron dominance has imposed upon these minority protons/neutrons cannot be sustained for ever, since the strain would take its toll one way or another, not least of all in terms of the probable eruption of a mental breakdown. Admittedly, the apparent treatment of the minority subatomic content of the new brain is less good than the essential treatment of its majority subatomic content (electrons) through transcendental meditation, so LSD tripping could never become the ultimate psychic concern. Its widespread usage will, I believe, be confined to the superhuman phase of the post-Human Millennium, a kind of 'romantic', or quasi-apparent, phase in between two 'classical', or essential, phases of evolution, and should be regarded, if not as a good, then, at any rate, as a tolerable and necessary evil. For only in transcending appearances, and thus all proton/neutron functioning, will advanced life eventually attain to the goal of evolution in maximum essence, the purity of transcendent spirit, the electron-electron attractions of pure awareness, above both the apparent (perceptual) and the quasi-essential (conceptual) treatment of the minority proton/neutron content of the new brain.
6. However, what frequent recourse to LSD would do for the superconscious is condition the majority electron content of the new brain to passive contemplation of artificially-induced perceptions, contrary to its traditional role as activator of conceptions from the minority proton/neutron content, and thus break the habit of thinking, thereby preparing the ground, as it were, for the subsequent leap forward when, with the surgical removal of the old brain and elevation of advanced life to a superbeingful stage of millennial evolution, the majority electron content of the new brain contemplates, in maximum passivity, not proton/neutron appearances, but its own essence, in the cultivation of pure awareness through hypermeditation. Thus by taking psychic development a step backwards from proton/neutron conceptualism to proton/neutron perceptualism, LSD usage in the Superman Millennium may well serve, better than anything else, to enable it to take a radical leap forwards at a later date, when, instead of applying their minds to thought, like men, the new-brain collectivizations of the Superbeings will apply them to the cultivation of pure spirit and ignore, in the process, the proton/neutron content of the new brain altogether. Who knows, but the passive contemplation of perceptual images may well signify not so much a step backwards ... as a step beyond the activation of conceptual thought? Certainly, it would be a step forwards from the electron point of view, because signifying a further negation of the will.
7. In daydreaming, we avenge our subconscious mind upon the dream tyranny of the feeling/apparent unconscious by imposing our superconscious mind on the latter in order to dredge from it such perceptual images as we may desire to witness. Whereas sleep-dreaming happens naturally to the subsidiary or subconscious mind of the old brain, the superconscious mind of the new brain is applied, in daydreaming, to the feeling/apparent unconscious with a degree of supernatural effort, i.e. through the conscious use of awareness as will. The converse situation to this, viz. natural intrusion of the feeling/apparent unconscious into waking consciousness, would lead to our witnessing visions, which may alternatively be described as waking dreams. Fortunately, not many of us are prone to visionary experience these days, but with our more evolved psyche we often live in a world of daydreams, or fantasies, which are both frivolous and innocuous compared with nightmares.
8. Having referred to both visionary/fantasy and dreaming/thinking antitheses, I may as well continue by pointing out that the artificially-induced perceptual experience of the minority proton/neutron content of the new brain in the 'trip' also has an antithesis in the naturally-induced dulled awareness of the minority electron content of the old brain through various degrees of drunkenness, so that we may speak of a drinking/tripping antithesis. Nor is this the only one of its kind; for there exists a converse situation, whereby the minority electron content of the old brain can, through the use of certain natural drugs like hashish and cannabis, be brought to a heightened awareness, even though the majority proton/neutron content may be rendered more instinctual and even, in extreme cases, apparent, so that visions arise. This heightening of the subconscious consciousness through doping forms an antithesis to the heightening of the superconscious consciousness through transcendental meditation, in consequence of which we may speak of a doping/meditating antithesis, the latter being superior to the former, just as, on a lower scale, tripping is superior to drinking.
9. Indeed, tripping corresponds to a higher form of romanticism, meditating to a higher form of classicism, and we may well define the former as the antithetical equivalent of drunkenness, the latter as the antithetical equivalent of being 'stoned'. Nor need it surprise us that LSD was a Western invention, since Western civilization has long been partial to psychic romanticism in the consumption of alcohol, and the one inevitably led to the other, just as, in the classical Orient, the traditional consumption of hashish, marijuana, kif, and other such natural drugs inexorably led to the practice of meditation, a superior classicism because appealing not to the minority electron content of the old brain, as does dope, but to the majority electron content of the new brain. Conversely, whereas alcohol primarily appeals to the majority proton/neutron content of the old brain, LSD appeals, as a higher romanticism, to the minority proton/neutron content of the new brain, which it activates in perceptual terms, neutralizing the traditional active behaviour of the majority electron content in the process, so that conceptual usage of protons/neutrons (as consciousness) is kept to a minimum. Thus whereas alcohol blunts the subconscious by appealing directly to the feeling/apparent majority proton/neutron content of the old brain (unconscious), LSD, its antithetical equivalent, blunts or neutralizes the superconscious by appealing directly to the feeling/apparent minority proton/neutron content of the new brain. It signifies the lesser of two evils.
10. Conversely, whereas hashish, cannabis, etc., heightens the subconscious mind by directly appealing to the aware/essential minority electron content of the old brain, transcendental meditation, its antithetical equivalent, heightens the superconscious mind by directly appealing to the aware/essential majority electron content of the new brain. It signifies the superior of two goods, the ultimate classicism which, it seems to me, will constitute the focus of spiritual development not only in the global transcendental civilization of the final stage of human evolution but, even more importantly, in the Superbeing Millennium - the final stage of post-human evolution preceding transcendence. That is to say, for both the Transcendentalists of the highest stage of human development and what may be called the hyper-Transcendentalists, so to speak, of the highest stage of millennial development. In between will come the LSD-utilizing 'romantic' interlude of the Supermen who, as brain collectivizations, will regularly 'trip' and thus passively contemplate, with their superconscious minds, the perceptual images culled from the minority proton/neutron content of the new brain. The post-Human Millennium will therefore be Occidental in its first phase but Oriental in its second phase, this latter in turn leading, via transcendence, to the heavenly Beyond ... of pure spirit.
11. The fact that occidental man has taken so much longer than oriental man to attain to his antithetical equivalent of old-brain somnolence in new-brain LSD tripping can be explained, I believe, by his traditional bias towards alcohol which, in dulling the subconscious, kept the focus of his psychological attention on the old brain, in sensual self-indulgence. By contrast, oriental man attained to the antithetical equivalent of doping, in transcendental meditation, so much earlier than his Western counterparts did to theirs because his traditional bias towards hashish, cannabis, etc., in heightening the subconscious, pushed the focus of his psychological attention towards the new brain, in the cultivation, through its majority electron content, of spiritual awareness. Thus whereas majority proton/neutron indulgence didn't automatically lead, via the new brain, to minority proton/neutron indulgence, minority electron indulgence in the old brain certainly did lead, as a matter of course, to majority electron indulgence, to the cultivation, within the new brain, of an enhanced awareness, an awareness purged of sensual dross in fidelity to transcendental purism. However, now that Western man has attained to an antithetical equivalent of alcohol indulgence, he has progressed, within a romantic proton/neutron-biased framework, from the sensual to the apparent, from drunken stupor to visionary contemplation. This may, with due respect, be described as 'the best of a bad job'. By contrast, meditation signifies (in relation to dope-smoking) 'the best of a good job'. We may look forward to more of the latter in the future, in both its regular and 'hyper' manifestations.
12. If alcohol tends, in appealing to the majority proton/neutron content of the old brain, to increase its sensuality and drag the subconscious down to a lesser degree of sensual awareness in the process, dope tends, by making the subconscious more aware, to heighten the capacity of the feeling/apparent unconscious for the production of visions, i.e. to appeal primarily to its apparent rather than simply sensual side. Visionary experience has long been vouchsafed users of hashish, including such Western ones as Baudelaire and de Nerval, though we may contend that the prospect of such experience arising is proportionate to the amount of dope taken and its inherent quality, so that unless a large quantity of, say, good-quality hashish is orally ingested, the prospect of experiencing visions, especially for modern urban man, must be pretty slim. Formerly, we may be confident that, even with comparatively small amounts of the drug, visions would have been pretty much the norm, and especially must this have been so in the Orient, both near and far, before the evolution of the psyche into new-brain liberation, with the attendant practice of transcendental meditation for if not the majority then, at any rate, the truly civilized minority. Probably the masses continued to dope and experience visions long after the introduction of meditation had established an antithetical equivalent to doping, and long after the more evolved had lost interest in dope by dint of the fact that, on the one hand, it no longer engendered visions in the old brain and, on the other hand, they had discovered a much greater awareness satisfaction in transcendental meditation.
13. Dope may be despised by the civilized minority in the Orient, but its widespread use in the Occident, during the past century, suggests an appeal to both civilized and barbarous alike. Why is this? Certainly not because the West has discovered in hashish an antithetical equivalent of alcohol, but rather because, in making the subconscious more aware, it signifies a moral improvement on alcohol, with the possibility, in some cases, of visionary experience in addition to increased subconscious awareness. Yet there is also widespread opposition to hashish, cannabis, marijuana, etc., and for good reason, given that the Western bent is for the romantic, i.e. alcohol, and a switch to the classic on the same evolutionary level, i.e. with regard to old-brain stimulation, does not signify an evolutionary step forward so much as a surrender to oriental classicism on its lowest level, a level long since abandoned in the Orient by those given to transcendental meditation. From the Western point of view, the use of LSD would signify an evolutionary step forward - indeed, the antithetical equivalent to the use of alcohol, since it accords with the Western bent for proton/neutron indulgence, in this case of the new brain rather than of the old one, and must rank as the occidental counterpart to transcendental meditation.
14. Yet LSD, no less than the various kinds of dope, is still illegal in the West, and no real distinction is maintained, by the law, between the use of natural and artificial drugs - a fact which seems somewhat strange, to say the least. There is a moral improvement, from the Western standpoint, in the experience of new-brain visions over the indulgence of old-brain sensuality. It corresponds to an extension of the romantic bent from sensual feelings to spiritualized appearances. No such evolutionary improvement could be detected, however, in the use of dope, since its subsidiary appeal is to sensual appearances, as culled from the old brain, whilst its principal appeal is to the subconscious, which (sensual awareness mind) it heightens. Admittedly, sensual appearances no less than heightened sensual awareness signify an improvement of sorts on sensual feelings, but only, as it were, laterally, not in an evolutionary way, in line with Western proton/neutron predilections. So the use of dope cannot be encouraged if the role of authority, besides safeguarding law and order, is to encourage evolutionary progress. The fact that an element of East meeting West enters into the availability and use of dope ... cannot be denied, and doubtless the converse situation of West meeting East in the consumption, illegally or otherwise, of alcohol in the Orient accords with a gradual convergence of the world towards a synthesis in universal civilization, even if, at present, on fundamentally bourgeois and, hence, relative terms. Nevertheless the dopers are more likely to be barbarous than civilized, yobs than nobs, and must needs suffer the consequences of doping in a civilization partial to romantic values, where the use of LSD - at least among the foremost class of the day - should meet with less disapproval, if not, for a variety of reasons, more encouragement!