In today’s world of pharmacological competition a spectrum of “neuro-enhancement” drugs are increasingly manufactured, available, and in demand. Coffee houses and liquor stores dot Main Street, meth labs lurk in alleyways, chain store cannabis takes root across the country, peyote’s a religious rite in the SW, scientists prefer Adderall or Provigil in the morning, radio hosts loosen up with oxycontin, cocaine and heroin can dominate Latin and Asian economies, and the ayahuasca experience at Sting’s Rainforest Retreat in Peru is described as “breaking open the head.”
Inebriate of air am I, And decbauchee of dew, Reeling, through endless summer days, From inns of molten blue.
- Emily Dickenson
With a cornucopia of neuro-enhancers advertised on national TV and packing the shelves at “Natural Grocers” and “Whole Foods,” we might forget that our brains are capable of constantly producing an equal array of home-grown compounds with many of the same potentials. We can enjoy these natural neuro-enhancers legally; they’re free and highly motivating. In fact, they’re continually at work changing our behavior and healing our bodies. A youtube video entitled “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Achieve ANY Goal”
This video^ has nearly 5 million views. How does the mind attempt such feats?