Eric D Ryser

Eric D Ryser

is creating PAM plants are medicine, plants among man, personal art movement

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PAM: A new meta-spiritual(not religious)-philosophic movement based on the feeling or belief that there is something special or divine about plants among humans, plants as medicine. All are invited, whether theists, deists, or atheists. (see the naming conventions below) 

PAM: an acronym for Plants Are Medicine, Plants Among Man

"Pam" is also the name of our mascot, seen above in our banner. Hail, our humble Pamela! oh, she of the '60s "That Girl" coiffure, and featureless insinuation of a green soma corporeal!    

Theists : PAMtheism

Atheists : PAMism.

Deists : PAMdeism.
    

For simplicity in writing, we will use the Linnaean classification of the word "plants" so that by saying "plants" we can include fungi.      

Personal Statement of Faith: I believe that humans have found plants whose properties are like winning the botanical lottery for their usefulness therapeutically and cognitively, and will probably find more. I don't believe this is an accident.  



I'm interested in bringing total herbal freedom to this country; actually, first the USA, then the world!
Such that no one could tell you or me that we aren't allowed to possess or use any herb. All herbs (I mean, plants...but herbs has a more poetic flow) would be protected**. If you share that interest , you will want to support these efforts. We will be looking at using powerful legal methods to bringing about this change. There are plenty of advocacy groups out there, and thank heaven for them! But this will be a different approach. We won't debate and argue and lobby. No. We will move powerfully and discretely forward with our unique organizational innovations. Telling you more will tip our hand, which we had best not do for obvious reasons. Is your giving a leap of faith? yes. Sometimes faith is required, now is such a time. Here is what we are about, these are our guiding Principles. We personally vow these are sacrosanct, and that we will have the utmost integrity in their fulfillment : 

1) No plant or plant material (or plant extract at a level of refinement above "pure chemical isolate"   in the spectrum between "crude" and "very refined"***) should be banned, as they are (to put it in neutral Deist terms) "gifts from the God of Nature".

 

2) We seek an end to the power to ban plants, and believe that such a power never should have been given. Therefore we seek, in the USA, a Constitutional Amendment: "The People's Right To Herbs Shall Not Be Infringed". That's the short version.   Long version: "The People's Right To (Obtain, Have, Possess, Hold, Use, Ingest, Buy, Sell, Gift, Harvest, Transport, Grow, Tend, Process,) Herbs (Plants, Fungi) Shall Not Be Infringed (Taken Away Or Abridged)"    **the only exception is noted  below:


**The only exception should be, restrictions on importation of eco/agri pests and threats, such as harmful invader species, or plant hosts of virulent crop-threatening organisms.

***there are no perfect rules. However, commonsense will apply fairly and readily here. For example, we are not seeking to restrict bans on powdered or crack cocaine, but we do seek to prevent bans on coca leaf, or natural full-spectrum coca leaf extracts. The further away from the natural crude plant products one moves, the less protection will be provided by the Amendment...this is intentional. If The People want to eliminate bans on chemical isolates, they would need to do that in a different Act or Amendment. Obviously, any "extra" protections for "extra refined" products (yet still above the level of "pure chemical isolate") could always be statutorily implemented per locale, if the need appeared. Our language represents a doable compromise between legalization of all substances and the position of many, many folks -including myself- who don't think it is a good idea to legalize cocaine, heroin, meth, scopolamine, etc, ...at very least,  not in the manner used to legalize plants! I trust readers will understand the distinction, discrimination, and decision being made here.  

Please, and thank you kindly! 
donate to join PAM
donate to contribute to the Cause
donate to spur me on to putting a finish-polish on the missing essays, and release them
donate if you appreciate my creativity and want to encourage more of it
donate any amount


Right now, I don't anticipate when I will have levels and tiered rewards, so for awhile everyone gets what everyone else gets. In the future, I may make access to the files a donation reward.  I will upload tons of stuff over time. Some of it may be unrelated whimsical stuff, just for fun. A lot of it will be psychedelic and spiritual animations, much of it (okay, almost all of it!) with organic and botanical elements. There will be music, poetry, and primo quip-age!  Many of the posts give away files...check it out!   

PAM also stands for personal art movement. To me, the concepts "art" and "spirit" have a ton of overlap. You don't have to be an artist per se to have an artistic approach to your life that equates to "being spiritual".  Artistic Not Religious. So, a personal art movement is a spiritual-not-religious movement.  

PAM also stands for plants above man. "Plants Above Man" represents another statement of personal faith: when it comes to the art of the spiritual, I have more faith in the capability of a PLANT to (potentially) provide or import a kind of "wisdom" or even "guidance" about my own unique Path through life, than  a human being. On average, the PLANT has WAY more to offer. 

PAM also stands for plants are meat, plants above meat. This maxim captures the need to  address the matter of cruelty to factory-raised animals. Once the economics of lab-grown (so, sans nervous system) meat start to "flesh out" (hyuk), there will be cause for rejoicing. It's interesting to note that any tissue sans nervous system could really be called a PLANT.  So, by the marvel of technology, lab-grown meat has fulfilled that "plants are meat".         

Plants Above Meat also captures a certain healthy dietary priority. Let's just say, it's very dubious that Augustus Owsley Stanley III decided on a very healthy diet for himself (hint: it was pretty much all meat).   No judgments, though...who knows? 

I do know this: there is a very useful distinction to be made between chemicals and plants. To wit: there are no shroom fiends. No weed fiends. No cactus fiends. No kava fiends. No kratom fiends. No tobacco fiends.  Okay? Virtually none. Maybe one or two out there...the very rare case, the exceptions that prove the rule.  Now, how many heroin, meth, crack, speed, scopolamine fiends are there? Yeah.     

Dr Andrew Weil's article Why Plants Are Usually Better Than Drugs is a revered text of our Spiritual But Not Religious Order, PAM.
Eric D. Ryser's essays "Winning The Botanical Lottery" and "Why Plants Are Like Drugs From The Future" and "Why Getting Good Results Appears As Being Cared For" are also revered texts in our Spiritual But Not Religious Order, PAM.


PAM: A new meta-spiritual(not religious)-philosophic movement based on the feeling or belief that there is something special or divine about plants among humans, plants as medicine. All are invited, whether theists, deists, or atheists. (see the naming conventions below) 

PAM: an acronym for Plants Are Medicine, Plants Among Man

"Pam" is also the name of our mascot, seen above in our banner. Hail, our humble Pamela! oh, she of the '60s "That Girl" coiffure, and featureless insinuation of a green soma corporeal!    

Theists : PAMtheism

Atheists : PAMism.

Deists : PAMdeism.
    

For simplicity in writing, we will use the Linnaean classification of the word "plants" so that by saying "plants" we can include fungi.      

Personal Statement of Faith: I believe that humans have found plants whose properties are like winning the botanical lottery for their usefulness therapeutically and cognitively, and will probably find more. I don't believe this is an accident.  



I'm interested in bringing total herbal freedom to this country; actually, first the USA, then the world!
Such that no one could tell you or me that we aren't allowed to possess or use any herb. All herbs (I mean, plants...but herbs has a more poetic flow) would be protected**. If you share that interest , you will want to support these efforts. We will be looking at using powerful legal methods to bringing about this change. There are plenty of advocacy groups out there, and thank heaven for them! But this will be a different approach. We won't debate and argue and lobby. No. We will move powerfully and discretely forward with our unique organizational innovations. Telling you more will tip our hand, which we had best not do for obvious reasons. Is your giving a leap of faith? yes. Sometimes faith is required, now is such a time. Here is what we are about, these are our guiding Principles. We personally vow these are sacrosanct, and that we will have the utmost integrity in their fulfillment : 

1) No plant or plant material (or plant extract at a level of refinement above "pure chemical isolate"   in the spectrum between "crude" and "very refined"***) should be banned, as they are (to put it in neutral Deist terms) "gifts from the God of Nature".

 

2) We seek an end to the power to ban plants, and believe that such a power never should have been given. Therefore we seek, in the USA, a Constitutional Amendment: "The People's Right To Herbs Shall Not Be Infringed". That's the short version.   Long version: "The People's Right To (Obtain, Have, Possess, Hold, Use, Ingest, Buy, Sell, Gift, Harvest, Transport, Grow, Tend, Process,) Herbs (Plants, Fungi) Shall Not Be Infringed (Taken Away Or Abridged)"    **the only exception is noted  below:


**The only exception should be, restrictions on importation of eco/agri pests and threats, such as harmful invader species, or plant hosts of virulent crop-threatening organisms.

***there are no perfect rules. However, commonsense will apply fairly and readily here. For example, we are not seeking to restrict bans on powdered or crack cocaine, but we do seek to prevent bans on coca leaf, or natural full-spectrum coca leaf extracts. The further away from the natural crude plant products one moves, the less protection will be provided by the Amendment...this is intentional. If The People want to eliminate bans on chemical isolates, they would need to do that in a different Act or Amendment. Obviously, any "extra" protections for "extra refined" products (yet still above the level of "pure chemical isolate") could always be statutorily implemented per locale, if the need appeared. Our language represents a doable compromise between legalization of all substances and the position of many, many folks -including myself- who don't think it is a good idea to legalize cocaine, heroin, meth, scopolamine, etc, ...at very least,  not in the manner used to legalize plants! I trust readers will understand the distinction, discrimination, and decision being made here.  

Please, and thank you kindly! 
donate to join PAM
donate to contribute to the Cause
donate to spur me on to putting a finish-polish on the missing essays, and release them
donate if you appreciate my creativity and want to encourage more of it
donate any amount


Right now, I don't anticipate when I will have levels and tiered rewards, so for awhile everyone gets what everyone else gets. In the future, I may make access to the files a donation reward.  I will upload tons of stuff over time. Some of it may be unrelated whimsical stuff, just for fun. A lot of it will be psychedelic and spiritual animations, much of it (okay, almost all of it!) with organic and botanical elements. There will be music, poetry, and primo quip-age!  Many of the posts give away files...check it out!   

PAM also stands for personal art movement. To me, the concepts "art" and "spirit" have a ton of overlap. You don't have to be an artist per se to have an artistic approach to your life that equates to "being spiritual".  Artistic Not Religious. So, a personal art movement is a spiritual-not-religious movement.  

PAM also stands for plants above man. "Plants Above Man" represents another statement of personal faith: when it comes to the art of the spiritual, I have more faith in the capability of a PLANT to (potentially) provide or import a kind of "wisdom" or even "guidance" about my own unique Path through life, than  a human being. On average, the PLANT has WAY more to offer. 

PAM also stands for plants are meat, plants above meat. This maxim captures the need to  address the matter of cruelty to factory-raised animals. Once the economics of lab-grown (so, sans nervous system) meat start to "flesh out" (hyuk), there will be cause for rejoicing. It's interesting to note that any tissue sans nervous system could really be called a PLANT.  So, by the marvel of technology, lab-grown meat has fulfilled that "plants are meat".         

Plants Above Meat also captures a certain healthy dietary priority. Let's just say, it's very dubious that Augustus Owsley Stanley III decided on a very healthy diet for himself (hint: it was pretty much all meat).   No judgments, though...who knows? 

I do know this: there is a very useful distinction to be made between chemicals and plants. To wit: there are no shroom fiends. No weed fiends. No cactus fiends. No kava fiends. No kratom fiends. No tobacco fiends.  Okay? Virtually none. Maybe one or two out there...the very rare case, the exceptions that prove the rule.  Now, how many heroin, meth, crack, speed, scopolamine fiends are there? Yeah.     

Dr Andrew Weil's article Why Plants Are Usually Better Than Drugs is a revered text of our Spiritual But Not Religious Order, PAM.
Eric D. Ryser's essays "Winning The Botanical Lottery" and "Why Plants Are Like Drugs From The Future" and "Why Getting Good Results Appears As Being Cared For" are also revered texts in our Spiritual But Not Religious Order, PAM.

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