Like many other people in the present and history, I use psychedelics as my personal gurus. And these gurus have an impactful manner of revealing to you such fundamental levels of essence that we have trouble downloading those raw, unfiltered experiences into ordinary language; including not only verbal languages, but physical, instrumental, programmatic, formulaic and various forms of art as well. There undoubtedly needs to be a more direct and orchestrated purpose upon entering and exiting these altered states of consciousness.
So I’ll start by attempting to English a vision I had. Picture for a minute your life is an interesting trip down a long corridor filled with doors along the sides. This corridor is the waking state that we’re all overly familiar with, and the doors lead to a variety of different rooms, each filled with distinct life experiences. Other doors may open up to different but similar corridors; these are the different passages available to you during the course of your trip. Going through these doors provide you with a direct and valuable insight of what it is like to be behind certain doors. These insights have the potential to improve, illuminate, and influence your ultimate trip down the corridor.
But then there is a third type of door. However, this door doesn’t lead you to either a room or an alternative corridor. These are the doors that Huxley, Burroughs, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Morrison, Leary, Lilly, Kesey, Alpert, The Beatles and countless other tripsters of the 60s were familiar with. These are the mysterious doors that take you to the inside of the outside.
What we need to understand is that we are living within the confines of our encapsulated corridors, and the only people who are granted access outside of this enormous material structure are the dead, people with near death experiences, and spiritual practitioners.
The ZOOMDOUT Trip is meant for the certain type of spiritual practitioner that I like to call the “tripsters.” These tripsters of the world are people with the perfect mixture of higher-leveled curiosity and courage. Tripsters are the breed of people who are willing to open these doors; the people who feel the need to purposely explore the uncharted internal and external landscapes in order to further charter it. Tripsters are the people who have zoomed out of the gigantic encapsulated structure. After all, that’s what the ZOOMDOUT Trip is about; we’re Zooming Out Our Minds Discovering Our Uncharted Territories. We are ZOOMDOUT 0_0
As I laid out in the ZOOMDOUT Manifesto, we need to force the evolution of language. Words and metaphors are potential bridges to unconnected worlds. However, the inadequacy of the present English language to provide us with the words and metaphors needed to help us connect and become an inter-dimensional network is an obstacle tripsters need to learn to overcome. As Timothy Leary once pointed out, “Most people come back from an LSD trip and there’s only one word they can use: ‘WOW!’” Well, I think we’ve reached a level in which the all-encompassing word “WOW,” isn’t going to cut it anymore. Neuronauts, psychonauts and tripsters alike need to challenge themselves and attempt to English their trips for the benefit of the global collective. Since the late 50s and 60s, western culture has come to see a lot of the cosmic fruit, but we’ve barely managed to puncture the peel. But it’s almost 2012 now, the future is finally here, and the time has come to juice the fruit.
So, the mission of the tripster is to go into this unknown outside, implore it, explore it, then come back to inform the people of the corridors with the newly gathered information, insights, and discoveries of the “new world;” all in an attempt to charter the largely uncharted world of the outside. We’re taking on the extraordinary human task of attempting to map the infinite. We’re consciously entering the fractal-verse with a purpose, and this, in a sense, is the final frontier. I'll leave you with the words of the man himself, Terence McKenna, a central figure behind the inspiration of ZOOMDOUT. Until then, Godspeed, tripsters. 0_0