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Xenolinguistics Report I: Leith Aitchison

This report of linguistic phenomena in altered states comes from Leith Aitchison, down under. I connected with Leith at The Esalen McKenna workshop recently put on by Lorenzo Hagerty and Bruce Damer. Thanks, Leith.

I am…a twelve year old boy living in a picturesque lakeside town in the south island of New Zealand, I have just come back from an 18 month journey with my mum and two sisters around Sri …

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Aspects of Alien Art 1

Xenolinguistics: the scientific study of languages of non-human intelligences. Publications in this field tend to be speculative as few people have made the claim to have understood an alien language, at least not reliably.

Hallucinations as Alien Art

The key to this discussion is a conceit of the extraordinary vision-producing ability unleashed in consciousness by psychedelics, as alien art: aesthetic productions of an unknown, hence alien, source. Whether the alien is an unknown (normally unconscious) aspect of the Self, an Other,

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