discussion on altered states and eating.




 
The vitamin and supplement information has been left intact, not as an example for people to follow, but to show Kewe’s frame of mind as he begins to write these discussions.

Many difficulties are encountered in knowing how a nutritional systems works — who can tolerate fat, who will benefit by added protein, whose body operates more effectively on a high carbohydrate regimen, and the many other variances.

That there are as many suitable diets for the human body (as there are people) is becoming widely recognized.   Shortly after the discussion, Kewe amended the diet described below. However it works well for short term dieting — three days.

 


r.
You were saying you think the food you’re eating has a lot to do with the altered states you’ve been experiencing.
  
k.
Yes, I went on this diet about a year ago.   I didn’t do it because I thought it would help me with altered states.   I did it because my body was gaining weight like crazy and I had no energy.   It seemed the more food I’d eat the less energy I had.
  
k.
You see I’d been increasing in weight over the past many years.   I’d try to diet but I never could get back to the weight I wanted to be.   One thing I began to notice was that when I cut out fat, I’d get depressed.   My body needed a certain amount of daily oils.   Understanding there was a mental equilibrium involved with eating, that the foods I liked seemed to keep my emotions in balance, I returned to eating eggs and cheeses and placing half-and-half on bowls of fruit.   My diet consists of very little meat so I was never too concerned with having excess cholesterol.   Whenever cholesterol was checked, tests always showed it to be within a normal, safe range.   The increased weight was a problem however.   I noticed the more weight, the less energy I had, which negated the mental feeling of well being.   Something needed to be done.   I felt like I really needed to go on a diet.   Then out of the blue this new way of eating turned up.
  
r.
It sounds like an exciting discovery for you.
  
k.
Yes it was.  It was odd how it happened really.   Things sort of came together all at the same time.   I heard on the radio about the benefits of oils in the diet.   Especially recommended was flax seed oil because studies show that oil has a high concentration of the Omega 3, 6, and 9, properties.   Components that the body uses as a sort of anti-depressant.   I was already taking vitamins so I added the oil as another supplement and took that when I took the vitamins.
  
r.
Do you think this helps with altered states?
  
k.
I know it makes me feel energized.
  
r.
What is the other part of the diet you discovered?
  
k.
I was working out at the gym, reading a magazine someone had left.   Glancing through the various articles there was one describing three types of diet.   A carbohydrate diet, a protein diet, and a third called a fat diet.   This last appealed to me the most because I could eat cream and fruit and cheese and eggs, all the things I liked to eat.   All I had to do, the article stated, was limit my carbohydrate intake to 50 grams a day.   To start the body working, breakfast was to be some food of some complex carbohydrates and fat.   Around 20 grams of carbohydrate only was recommended.   The right combination would activate an enzymatic action in the body.   An enzyme would be produced, not just in the stomach but in the whole body, that would eat fat cells.
  
k.
As I understand from the article, for maximum release of the enzyme, the consumption of 20 grams of carbohydrate at any one time is optimum.   The body uses the small amount of sugar breakdown in the carbohydrate, and the fat, to begin producing the enzyme.   Mornings I’d have a banana with organic whipping cream.   Some days I’d change to a bowl filled with mango and cream.   Sometimes I’d have an apple and cream.   I love cream so much, that this diet really worked well for me.   It wasn’t like dieting.   There wasn’t the depressed state that I would fall into.   It was just the opposite.   Once the enzyme kicked in I could really feel it working.   It seemed to release the fat directly to energy.
  
k.
In about two months I lost all twenty pounds I wanted to lose.   It was incredible.   I was no longer saying I was tired to everyone.   Now I really did have a lot of pep.   One thing I’ve forgotten to mention.   The article did say to drink plenty of water while on the diet, spring water they mentioned if you can get it.   The kidneys have to funnel through excess toxins and other substances when dieting, and they need copious amounts of water to process these substances.
  
r.
How do you eat the rest of the day?
  
k.
Some evenings I have fresh salad with cheese.   Sometimes I make an omelet from organic eggs from cage-free hens.   I like salmon.   I just limited the carbohydrates.   That means eating vegetables and low sucrose fruits.   Tomatoes seem to suit me so I eat tomatoes.   There’s no sugar or sucrose or artificial sweetener of course.   No breads or flour items, or white rice or potatoes, because they have too much carbohydrate content.
  
r.
You mentioned when we began this discussion that you thought this diet also effected how you were able to control your altered states.
  
k.
I really noticed this at the retreat.   I was on the retreat to try to experience second body separation.   The program I’d signed up for was a 6 day visit to a place in the country.   During the six days we would listen to tapes intended to activate altered experiences, then as a group we would talk about the experiences we were having.   It was at the retreat that I began to notice how the food I was eating was effecting my ability to go into an altered state.
  
k.
I’d asked them when I signed up if they would obtain cartons of unwhipped whipping cream for my personal use.   They were very gracious.   The cream was waiting in a refrigerator when I arrived.   They had reserved a whole section of one of the refrigerators in the kitchen just for me.
  
k.
I began noticing how the food I was eating was effecting my consciousness.   The second night for example there was a delicious chocolate delicacy for dessert.   I began noticing how, after a couple of spoonfuls, the sugar was bringing me out of the altered consciousness that had been building.   I immediately stopped eating the dessert, and from that time on kept to my diet.   I’d eat cooked vegetables in the evening, and small amounts of whatever protein they were serving, no bread or pasta.
  
r.Do you think it can be a problem, this diet you are on?
  
k.
Well something strange did happen to me the weekend after the retreat.   It was the holiday weekend and I’d just returned home.   Seattle was holding it’s annual Folk Life Festival, and I’ve been attending the festival since it began more than 20 years ago.   The festival was something I looked forward to every year, perhaps the one event in Seattle I looked forward to more than any other.   Coming back from the week’s retreat, the vibes of the festival extended the altered state I still had from the retreat.   The music intensified the altered state, giving me a high that you know only happens when something usually is about to happen.
  
k.
I’d been forgetting to eat, which helped with the high.   I remember an inner voice was giving me a whole bunch of information as I was walking around.   There’d been so much information it was getting difficult to absorb and I remember putting my head against a wall and saying to the thought-voice, “Please no more -- I can’t handle any more.”   “One more thing,” it said back to me.   “No,” I said, “honestly I can’t take anymore for the moment.”   “One more thing,” it said again.   “Oh all right,” I replied, sort of cringing, waiting for stuff I knew I didn’t want.   “You have to eat now,” said the thought-voice without any further comment.   “That’s what you have to tell me,” I responded with my thoughts.   “Yes,” the thoughts said.   “That’s it.”   I couldn’t help bursting out laughing, and sort of doubling over, almost rolling about on the floor.   I don’t know what people must have thought seeing me, but it did seem funny at the time.
  
k.
I did go to one of the food stalls.   I ordered salmon on a roll, a piece of cooked salmon laid out on a roll with a small Caesar salad at the side.   I didn’t eat the bread roll.   I remember throwing it away with the empty cup of non-sugared iced tea I’d bought.   Two days in a row I did this, didn’t eat anything else.
  
r.You said something strange happened to you.
  
k.
On the fourth day of the festival, the holiday Monday, I went into a completely new altered state.   I’d been walking around all weekend in a sort of dreamlike state, but on that day I began to notice a portal off to the side of me.   It was like an archway with a kind of bright light shining through.   It was kind of unexpected seeing the portal but I began to think about it and started to consider what it would be like to slip through.   Not wanting to pass up the opportunity I decided to see what the inner world had to offer.   Well, that was when I learnt things that really shuck me up.   Information that really did give me a shock.
  
k.
I couldn’t stay at the festival.   I had to return home.   Something was happening to my ego, my state of understanding of myself as a separate person.   When I returned home and was lying on the bed, I realized there was a serious problem beginning.   My ego was starting a process of disintegration.   Right there, lying prone on the bed I was beginning to come apart.   Each time I would return from the inner state I was experiencing I had less and less of my memory or understanding of myself.   Everything of me was slipping into this vacuum I’d opened.   Part of the phenomena taking place was that my brain just couldn’t handle the information it was receiving.   There didn’t seem to be any check or any stopping of the information.   The mechanism the brain has to funnel inner knowledge had turned itself off.   It was so frightening to experience the disintegration happening.   In the few instances of sanity I had, I knew I would soon enter into a wipeout mind coma.
  
r.
What did you do?
  
k.
I got up off the bed that’s for sure.   Something was telling me that if I could keep on the move, and keep my mind distracted with taking care of small details it was familiar with, then the brain wouldn’t have time to concentrate, time to try and work on the information it was receiving from the inner worlds.   I kept on the move, kept walking around.   For a long time I counted the cracks on the sidewalk, just concentrating on the counting.   The monotony seemed to reactivate the mechanism the brain uses to funnel inner knowledge selectively, and it began to turn itself back on.   I remembered the phone that I’d been carrying around all weekend and called up a friend.   He wasn’t at home but I left a message.   He’s a good friend who knows me well, knows the kind of things I do.   Soon he calls me back and joins me in my walk around the streets.   He makes me laugh a lot, and with the laughing and talking he was able to bring me back to earth consciousness.

Now I’m more careful about eating, not letting myself get into long fasting situations.   I’ve discovered that eating a slice of whole grain bread and butter is one of the most effective ways of bringing you back to earth consciousness.   It definitely keeps you in the physical.






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