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1. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
2. GIFT OF TONGUES.
[New Latin : Greek glossa, tongue + Greek lalein, to babble.]
I mention these "effects" to invite the attention of experimentalists, whether they be shamans or scientists. There is something going on with these compounds that is not part of the normal presentational spectrum of hallucinogenic drug experience. When one begins to experiment with one's voice, unanticipated phenomena become possible. One experiences glossolalia, although unlike classical glossolalia, which has been studied. Students of classical glossolalia have measured pools of saliva eighteen inches across on the floors of South American churches where people have been kneeling. After classical glossolalia has occurred, the glossolaliasts often turn to ask the people nearby, "Did I do it? Did I speak in tongues?" This hallucinogen induced phenomenon isn't like that; it's simply a brain state that allows the expression of the assembly language that lies behind language, or a primal language of the sort that Robert Graves discussed in _The White Goddess_, or a Kabbalistic language of the sort that is described in the Zohar, a primal ur sprach that comes out of oneself. One discovers one can make the extradimensional objects -- the feeling-toned, meaning-toned, three-dimensional rotating complexes of transforming light and color. To know this is to feel like a child. One is playing with colored balls; one has become the Aeon.
- Terence McKenna - _Tryptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness_
track _Speaking in Tongues_ MP3 by Spacetime Continuum and Terence McKenna off of _Alien Dreamtime_
And what they meant was use your voice to make an object. And as I understood, I felt a bubble kind of grow inside of me. And I watched these little elf tykes jumping in and out of my chest; they like to do that to reassure you. And they said, 'Do it.' And I felt language rise up in me that was unhooked from english, and I began to speak.. like this, 'Ehh yo ca dem wa, etc.. .. or words to that effect. And I wondered then what it all meant and why it felt so good if it didn't mean anything. And I thought about it, a few years actually, and I decided that meaning and language are two different things. And that what the alien voice in the psychedelic experience wants to reveal is the syntactical nature of reality. That the real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of you can make of it whatever you wish. (More unintelligible tongue here..) And one of the things that I learned about DMT was that if you've ever had it, even just once, then you can have a dream, and in this dream somebody will pull out a little glass pipe, and then it will happen! It will happen just like the real thing. Because there's a button somewhere inside each and every one of us that gives you a look into the other side. And that's the button that resets the compass that tells you where you want to sail. Good luck...
- recorded live February
27th, 1993 (8 Ak'bal (House)/8
Aq'ab'al (Foredawn) - 203/260 - 220.127.116.11.3
first mention of Glossolalia in Usenet:
From: mhuxt!presley (mhuxt!presley)
Subject: Proposal for new newsgroup
Date: 1982-05-31 22:22:14 PST
My dictionary defines glossolalia as an ecstatic utterance of unintelligible speechlike sounds as a manifestation of deep religious experiences. I'd like to propose a new newsgroup:
The purpose of the newsgroup would be to collect in one place all of flaming and counterflaming going on in the net. Subjects would include what to name groups and which groups to proscribe because they offend one of the vocal members of the group.
Joe Presley, BTL Murray Hill, cbosg!mhuxt!presley