Why am I starting a Psychedelia page with a Hindu God named Shiva??? Good question. First of all I am a little more than obsessed with Shiva, but there is some relevancy here. Shiva is the god of yoga, and yoga and psychedelics are more closely related than you might think. When psychedelics first came into use in the 60’s, the big thing was that they broadened your spirituality, they helped you see god. Well, this was unacceptable for the government and so psychedelics became illegal, but don’t take my word for it, study the archives in Tim Leary’s Homepage. Anyway, people were quickly finding out that when using psychedelics, they had great spiritual realizations. Richard Alpert (author of Be Here Now) changed his name to Baba Ram Dass and took up yoga after his psychedelic experiences led him to personal and spiritual realizations. I feel that psychedelics should be used in this context, rather than any sort of “escape,” because if anything, psychedelics get you more in touch with yourself, rather than fulfilling a "Calgon take me away” attitude. They can be used for this if your mind set is proper, but their spiritual and didactic powers are much greater. I believe that by mixing yoga-like practices (whatever floats your boat...I’ll be detailing some later on this page)with psychedelic use, you can expand your consciousness to the greatest of dimensions. Ones that cannot even be spoken of in words. Shiva is really just a symbol, and his background is really quite interesting, so I’ll be keeping you up-to-date on all his trials and tribulations as I compile info on him. Enjoy the site and always: KEEP YOURSELF INFORMED!!!