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  1. Anyway, grabbed a flyer for this at ZNA, lineup looks yum but Switzerland at the end of October might be a bit cold.

    Haha, at 1900m above sea level it might be snowing then. I wrote to one of the organisers and he assured me that the location will be kitted out for the cold.


    There is a large circus tent and another tent for the chillout and both will be heated. He also told me that there is a party at the same location every year at christmas time, when it is even colder.


    This being Switzerland, I am pretty certain the organisers know what they are doing.


    All that said, last october I was sitting in my friend's garden in the swiss alps in shorts and tshirt and sipping on a beer as it was well over 20°c in the sunshine. So it will be interesting to see what it will be like at the festival.


    See you there than :)


    Always nice to meet up psynews members: be sure to come and say hi :)

    I'll look out for you!

  2. Can anyone share the tracklist of the mix CD .?

    I second that! I received my package from Japan and did not realize that there would be a gift inside. Well I put on the mix cd and had my mind blown!


    I also much prefer the mix cd to the compilation, here's hoping that there will be some more interesting releases on the way.


    Anyway, I wrote to Matsuri straight away to ask if they might be able to provide a track list but no one answered...


    I managed to find out the name of one of the tracks from the mix from DJ Yuta's Soundcloud page:



  3. Although their could be more "info" about drugs and pill testing from the organisations or government. But we do have a great health care system.

    That provides enough services to people who get addicted to drugs. Drugs will always be a a part of the world, if people want it or not.

    So better deal with it in a proper way. South Africa is preciously not doing a good job. That's regrettable!


    Well belgium trance parties are more like in Switzerland according to your post.


    Well, in fairness South Africa has many problems. One being that good health care is too expensive for many people. I think that South Africa just does not have the luxury (as european countries do) for considering how things could be handled any other way. That being said, that was the only party I was ever at which was raided. It was mostly just a joke. After searching everyone the cops pissed off after a while and some people I know went walking around and found loads of goodies that people had chucked on the ground in a panic. Ha! If only I had thought of that.


    I really hope to get on down to belgium for some chips, beer and a good party sometime. :) Sounds good.


    Thank you for your eloquence and honesty. I confuse myself, daily. I find that these forums are a wonderful opportunity to work through the confusion. This psyte(site), I find to be atypical of other social websites. Unlike many forums that are overly techie or impersonal, I find psynews members to show more compassion, intelligence, and insight. Most importantly, I feel I am able to be vulnerable. Please watch this video it is about vulnerability and is outstanding! (I can't seem to get it to embed :wacko:)





    So you're kidding right? About the eloquence that is. :P Thanks for the link, I promise to check out the full video when I have a bit of time (I am preparing for exams now).


    Ahhh...that is what I call the Tao of Life. That freedom and passion and realization that you feel, I wish it were infinite. Do it for as long as possible. Because, how it should be and how it becomes is only a matter of time. I remember the feeling you describe, the best part of life. Every shred of your being knows this is our purpose. Amazingly, this knowledge is constantly tested and some people start to doubt it. And, eventually they surrender to the notion that they we were not thinking clearly. This is the function of our society, today. Ironically, it is these moments of absolute clarity that are so obvious are also dismissed as trivial. That ignorance and denial does not bother me. The whole drug-blaming rhetoric supporting this ignorance is and absolute abuse on our humanity. "You were just high, you don't know what your talking about." This dismissive and irreparably destructive thinking is what pisses me off. It pisses me off because the reason I know what I am talking about,is because I was high. Immediately discrediting someone because they were high is so utterly moronic. It is boggling that most people, even drug users, speak this way. If they say you were drunk, you don't know what you are talking about...I can believe that. But, to lump all drugs as having the effects of alcohol, bullshit. Anyway, I don't want to max out the servers by writing about this. And, what you are feeling is much more important. Your experience with parties, I hope everyone has the same.



    I just hope that change is of our value system and not of our destruction


    I also wish that everyone could experience the wonder too. Don't wish it were infinite. It is infinite. Have you ever read the wheel of time series? In it there is a race of people called the "Aiel", a hardy desert dwelling people who believe that "life is a dream from which we must awake". My own senses, intuition, and experiences (also with hallucinogens) tell me this must be true. If everyone could understand this wouldn't it be great? It's just a fuckin' ride people! :)


    It's pretty disgusting and that Gestapo-like raid is, again the function of our society. As Bill Hicks chanted, "You are free...to do as we tell you." I had a similiar experienc at a rave outside of L.A. There was a Sheriff helicopter and no one could hear or even could believe they were serious, but the teargas that was used, quickly dissolved any illusion.


    Nasty. At least the cops in SA don't find it necessary to use teargas!


    I don't think that more info about drugs and pill testing from government or organizations is a good idea. The government for obvious reasons. Did you ever encounter that organization that would have a table at a party and they would test your XTC to see if it was genuine? dancesafe.org . Not really as altruistic as you imagined. More like capitalist schweinehunds.


    As Tatsu previously mentioned, the organizations here in Switzerland are super. I know that one of them is a non-profit organization. It's run by volunteers and is completely independent of the government. The world needs more such organizations to spread good intentions and information around (psychedelic) drugs so that those who have only ever learned bullshit propaganda can start to learn more of the truth. I actually would really like to volunteer, but my studying commitments are in the way of that right now.

  4. How does Switzerland perceive drugs?


    I find your posts extremely passionate, but also a little confusing. However I do find myself agreeing with lots of your views. Anyhoo, I love parties and the almost-spiritual feelings I have experienced through tripping and pushing the boundaries. I also love exercise and practising exercises such as yoga and tai chi to balance the extremes of drugs. I love Bill Hicks and I totally agree that some drugs are just great! In spite of moderate use these days and heavy use earlier in my life I feel that I am as "with it", or even more so, than earlier. I am studying a for a bachelors (in a foreign language) and totally managing to keep up to pace.


    I am from South Africa but have been living in Switzerland for 6 years now. South Africa is heavily affected by heavy drug use these days and the mentality there is backwards and mirrors the US perception. In comparison to South Africa, I feel that Switzerland has a very advanced attitude and perception of drugs, in spite of them being illegal. Trance parties here feel to me to be exactly as they should be: free of threats from the law, wild and unashamedly about getting out of it by dancing, having fun, and errm, consuming lots of psychedelics. As Tatsu has mentioned, junkies receive support, counselling, and where necessary, methadone instead of harsh jail sentences. The attitude is that education and assistance, rather than punishment, is the way to heal. At most trance parties here there are voluntary organisations that set up stands offering information on drugs, pill testing, and a place to chill out if stuck in a paranoia inducing bender. Once at a party I was at in South Africa there was a raid by the police. The police and army rocked up in large numbers with semi automatics and switched off the music and searched everyone for "weapons". It fucking sucked. I have not been to that many parties here but I have never ever felt threatened in that way. Where police do show up they seem to be concerned with making sure that people are not driving while intoxicated, not making too much noise or that things are peaceful. All the parties have been to have been really peaceful and it seems that (personal speculation on the way here) the authorities realize that trance parties are really not a threat to "law and order" and that the voluntary organizations providing info are helping to reduce the harm of the substance use and so turn a bit of a blind eye. I think it's really cool. I think it's a vision of the future.


    Society is very very slowly making advances toward some kind of change. At least, that's what I am hoping for.

  5. Don't be put off by the 1000+ pages, this book is really interesting.


    Another book well worth the read is DMT The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman. If I remember it correctly Graham Hancock interviews Rick in Supernatural.


    Great reading if you've had way out altered experiences...

  6. Is there by any chance anyone planning to head on down to this fest?


    Headline act on Friday is "Pleiadians to Etnica" - allegedly a two hour live set.


    On Saturday the headliner will be Astral Projection.


    I don't think I could manage the whole thing but wouldn't mind getting over there for Pleiaidians. :)

  7. I ordered a single cd from them a while ago which I could not find anywhere else. I did not receive it for a week which I found strange as the swiss post takes max 3 - 4 days within switzerland. I mailed them the details of my paypal payment and received the cd the next day.


    But cheaper than psyshop? Do they give discount for ordering over 3 cds? Goastore price I see is 19.50 chf per cd while psyshop is around 15 chf currently.

  8. As you all no doubt are aware I am not a very active member at all, but would like to add my two cents.


    When I first discovered this forum at the end of 2005 I stumbled on it by searching google for album reviews. The excellent reviews prompted me to spend some time browsing the other sections of the forum and I found quite a lot of interesting and deep discussions of various issues. I forgot about the forum for a little while but joined later on to try and participate a bit. For me there was a great time around then with many interesting members making a lot of amusing and intelligent posts, even in off topic. There were also a few irrelevant and silly posts but mostly they were in the minority and actually contributed to the humour and good feelings. Then a whole bunch of stuff happened for a while and some fights broke out and bannings and much resentment followed.


    Personally I find forums boring and not a particularly constructive way to pass time so I started posting less and less and eventually stopped. I still used to stop by though because I wanted to read all the reviews of the latest albums so that I could know what to buy and also to browse news and label announcements. I also used to still visit the off topic now and then. I noticed that sadly the amusing and interesting threads of old starting dying out and more and more bulls*** started flooding the place and the regular members stopped posting as much as previously. So as far as I am concerned, this forum will lose absolutely nothing at all if off topic never gets revived. If I can still come back here to find out about new and interesting music then that's all that matters to me.


    Unfortunately it seems that whoever is responsible for these attacks is hell bent on destroying this site. I don't know if killing off topic is going to stop them. But I hope that it will as I am sure that nemo and mars must be almost completely out of patience.

  9. Despite owning the previously released tracks on the earlier Ultimae releases, I am extremely happy that I bought this album. It's fantastic. It's short and sweet and fits together perfectly.


    Besides, I have noticed that many ultimae tracks get recycled on their various compilations. Nothing new there.

  10. Just about every musical genre I have loved in the past now sounds stale to my ears. Everything.


    One of the major joys in my life has now left me. I need new avenues of release.

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