"DMT is a reliable method for crossing into a dimension that human beings have debated the existence of for 50,000 years. Is there an invisible nearby world inhabited by active intelligences with which human beings can communicate? You bet. And if you don’t think so, tell me you don’t think so after you’ve smoked 75mg of DMT.”
~ Terrence McKenna ~
(Ethnobotanist, Philosopher, Public Speaker)
At first glance, it may appear to some that HipSoul is just pushing pop culture stoner shirts to make a buck. While making money is an inevitable part of human society, whether it be barter or cash, the necessity of trade is a construct that creates an engagement mechanism for human beings to work together. This is no accident, in fact it’s the entire point.
Money isn’t Evil.
The way men view money is what give it personality.
If money were truly Evil, it would never be a Blessing to those who find themselves starving or without shelter at some point in their lives.
Of course we can argue for a Utopian ideal where everything is shared, but the Truth is that scenario just ends up as another form of Barter, which leads us back to the more convenient Cash.
There is no transcending Commerce, there is only an improvement within the psyche of man on how he views the value of Commerce and what it’s actually used for.
It may seem like everyone is greedy and cash is king, but that’s not True. That’s just the media you actually see, the negative stuff is what makes headlines. The man who denied the bribe never makes the news, and there are plenty of them in this world.
This lopsided method of media communication can severely affect your perception of what is actually REAL in your environment, it can break your mind and create an extremely divisive psychological life for you.
This is where terms like “Awareness” are born.
When you begin to cultivate Awareness through Meditation, Psychedelic Journeying and Wellness practices, you begin to gain insight into these divisive spiritual mechanisms of our experience here on Earth.
You gain a Higher Consciousness of what’s going on around you, how things work for and against you… and WHY they exist the way they do.
More profoundly you cognize how these things cannot be changed in any dramatic fashion which will magically save the planet and the human race.
That's the red pill.
If that statement bothers you, please read through the other shirt descriptions on this website for deeper insights into the meaning of this perception of Life. There is a substantial reason for this paradigm, not just personal opinion.
There is a lot of deep philosophical information buried in these pages (the main purpose of HipSoul.com).
Years of study and Self-Realization, backed by quotes from many high profile authors, physicists, mystics and artists who have experienced aspects of what is being discussed here.
If you feel compelled to doubt my validity on these topics, perhaps these famous people will help open your mind.
That said, I’m certain many people will have trouble accepting the Terrence McKenna quote at the top of this page. Existential conversations that touch on direct experience of an invisible Life beyond this one (or Divinity), tend to come up against immediate denial or harsh criticism.
This is a large part of what creates the Suffering in the world. Denial of our true nature in favor of a mass delusion that teases us with a false Light, while leading us into darkness.
Not being able to openly discuss these topics in a compassionate open-minded manner with each other, is a great loss for all parties involved. This thing we call “LIFE” is much larger than the status quo of public society gives credit.
There is a lot of weirdness to Reality that we, as a society, insist upon ignoring. To the extent of even making the exploration of this weirdness illegal.
Many individuals understand this and would like to help others realize it for themselves. Which is why you find many great insights come from artists, musicians, filmmakers and authors. Rather than the Scientific community or Governments, who tend to fear for their social reputations in the endless pursuit of money.
Truth is Stranger than Fiction.
If you genuinely open your mind to this fact of life, take a genuine interest in understanding what people like McKenna are trying to convey to you, and seek out the experience for yourself.
You WILL be surprised.
This inability to accept communication from our brothers and sisters on the planet is holding back the wisdom of our existence… as the well known author, Philip K. Dick shares with us here:
“Each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans.
If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities?
And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic?
Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him.
The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication... and there is the real illness.”
~ Philip Kindred Dick (1928-1982) ~
So I invite you to try and understand some of what is being shared in this cultivated collection of writings, poetry and quotes on the HipSoul website.
Our shirts are created with an intention that is larger than simply a clothing product for sale, it’s a form of communication that’s trying to bring people into a cohesive mindset that pulls one from the Illusions in their Life.
To remind people there is a doorway to help you improve your quality of Life and personal experience during your time here. There is more to Life than meets the eye.
If you’re interested in digging deeper into your own Consciousness, trying to understand what you really are, what you’re doing here… and realize that you can find direct experience for yourself; proof. Keep reading through this site. If you made it this far, you've already started the process!
A sweet place to begin contemplating this esoteric mindset is with the "Tao Te Ching", one of the most beautifully realized philosophical books ever written.
Tao Te Ching - Chapter 21:
The Master keeps her mind
always at one with the Tao;
that is what gives her her radiance.
The Tao is ungraspable.
How can her mind be at one with it?
Because she doesn't cling to ideas.
The Tao is dark and unfathomable.
How can it make her radiant?
Because she lets it.
Since before time and space were,
the Tao is.
It is beyond is and is not.
How do I know this is true?
I look inside myself and see.