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    RIP Ram Dass (Richard Alpert)

    The psychedelic guru died at home in Hawaii.

    US psychedelic pioneer and guru Ram Dass dies aged 88
    Can this be the swan song? The final elbow?

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    He was great in the 1998 bio-pic Timothy Leary's Dead. Very charming personality.

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    A wonderful human being who actually tried to be a personification of love. His book Be Here Now was a big influence when I was a kid. I always had a deep respect and admiration for him. This is a tough one - the end of an era in a way. The world is a poorer place without him.

    “Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.” - Ram Dass

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    Many blessings came from Be Here Now to me
    Thanks, Baba Ram Dass

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    I never read his book when researching Psychedelics, but was of course aware of him. He spent his time here well.
    "If you want to see the true nature of humanity, just look at the internet."

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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    As it sometimes happens, we become aware of someone at the time of their passing. I don't know how I missed Ram Dass all these years but I just listened to his 1978 lecture, Seasons of Our Lives. I can say I've discovered a kindred spirit.

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    Yes, it was a sad day for me.
    But the man helped so many of us, especially with regards to coming to terms with death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    I never read his book when researching Psychedelics, but was of course aware of him. He spent his time here well.
    Yup, certainly more useful to mankind than Dickie Nixon, for sure

    RIP "Baba" Ram Dass
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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