The Alchemy of Action #2020

The Alchemy of Action Doug Robinson The Alchemy of Action Altered states of consciousness have often been reported by adventure athletes such as rock climbers trail runners big wave surfers ski mountaineers etc Their challenges vary but all show similar

  • Title: The Alchemy of Action
  • Author: Doug Robinson
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  • Page: 391
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Alchemy of Action Doug Robinson Altered states of consciousness have often been reported by adventure athletes such as rock climbers, trail runners, big wave surfers, ski mountaineers, etc Their challenges vary, but all show similar patterns of psychic response their consciousness gets altered We struggle to label those altered states with names like runner s high, peak experience, or summit euphoria.Altered states of consciousness have often been reported by adventure athletes such as rock climbers, trail runners, big wave surfers, ski mountaineers, etc Their challenges vary, but all show similar patterns of psychic response their consciousness gets altered We struggle to label those altered states with names like runner s high, peak experience, or summit euphoria And we take a stab at explaining them as adrenaline junkies or with beta endorphin Both of those popular ideas turn out to be wrong What is it then We noticed that their altered states all share many characteristics with the effects of psychedelic drugs The challenging nature of their pursuits all share the qualities of seeking physiological stress under conditions of controlled fear Anandamide is demonstrated to rise sharply in endurance athletes which makes a convincing case for a psychedelic explanation for the altered states experienced by adventure athletes
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    1. The author s premise is that people climb or other action sports because physical exercise and the slight scare produce the same reactions physiologically as taking psychedelic drugs And supposedly all people should like these reactions because they inspire creativity and a healthy mind The first half of the book starts off strong with personal experience antidotes both sports and drugs mixed in with gentle explanations of why your body is reacting the way it is The second half then repeats itse [...]

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