Date: 18 Aug 96 01:50:32 +0000
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James Arnold)
Subject: Re: Lack of.../introduction
To: email@example.com (twc-l)
>> Is anyone still contributing to this list or has everyone gone to sleep?
TH> Well, there were 58 of us until someone mentioned the Bogey-man
TH> and another bright spark suggested cremation as a type of foreplay.
Time to "come out" I guess. I've been peering through the cracks at you guys
for a few weeks so now I become the watched, not the watcher.
I have little hard scientific knowledge to bring to the list, other than my
personal experience, but it's an intriguing topic and I hope I can contribute a
little something. I'm barely out of school but I know which way is up, and I'm
faintly related to Aldous Huxley which has to be a good thing.
One thing bothers me though (and if this has been discussed previously forgive
me - I missed some mail); would it be morally correct to send someone to The
Next Place if they're on a bad trip? I appreciate you're trying to make the
event as peaceful and tranquil as possible, but the patient may find doubts
surfacing as a result of whatever drug they have taken. Dying in a state of
intense paranoia won't appeal to everyone... And then I see everyone
suggesting drugs which eliminate (for example) the paranoic side effects of
another drug, but which needs a dose of something else to counter-act the
drooling and convulsions *it* causes etc... Does anyone know what effect all
these drugs have when combined? Wouldn't it be better just to let them die
naturally instead of designing a psychedelic cocktail to tailor to their
personality and state of health?