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Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game

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Since prehistory, humans have used a range of psychedelic drugs for communion with the gods, connection with nature, or for the pure pleasure and wonder they generate as they transform the mind and the world. But one natural psychedelic in particular towers above the rest in its astonishing power to replace the normal waking world with a bizarre alternate reality replete w ...more
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Strange Worlds Press
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Robert Patterson
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The entire universe is digital information.... with DMT the key to unlock the coded infinite hyperspace behind this reality. Paralleling Conway's Game of Life, Dr. Gallimore presents a case for coded reality.

- Beautiful book, love the original drawings, typeset and layout.
- I like the parallel to Conway's Game of Life as a model for self modeling "life" with a simple coded paradigm.
- Makes a strong case for universe being quantised information that could be "digital"
- Interesting model of
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let’s see. Most of the book the author introduces the building blocks needed to explain his theory. These block include but are not limited to:
- quantum physics
- simulation theory
- neuroscience
- psychedelics
- multiple dimensions
- computer programming

If this wasn’t enough the book itself is illustrated with amazing looking 8bit art.

In final chapter the theory (from the title book) is introduced and the amazing thing is that it’s actually coherent. I’m not sure if this is just art or th
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book lays out a fascinating theory before the reader. I struggle to grasp most math and chemistry with any ease but still felt I understood the gist of what was explained.

Beautifully presented and illustrated in a way which is both artistic and informative, a truly unusual book broaching a subject that is emerging as one of the, if not THE, great mysteries of our place and time.

I highly recommended this read.
Derek Frasure
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would really love to read a review from someone who works in the hard sciences and had little familiarity and no experience with psychoactive drugs. Of course every psychonaut loves this. It's fun above all else. I found Gallimore's account entirely plausible, as it offers a materialist (albeit speculative) account of the strangely reproducible experiences of N,N DMT consumption. This book occupies the narrow band of publishing that would best be classified as fi-sci (fictionalized science, as ...more
Dan Smith
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
The books includes a very good introduction to the world of automatons and the idea of emergence in complex systems. From these ideas the author argues that we are living in a multidimensional cellular automaton that is part of a finite set of instantiations of reality, and that this reality is actually a code being monitored by an alien civilization that created it as an evolutionary algorithm that selects for conscious intelligences. The final argument is that the aliens evolutionary algorithm ...more
Oct 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is a work of art as well as a very deep analysis of dmt . An awesome book that is inspired by the wisdom of of that Sage and psychonaught Terrence Mckenna. Although complex in parts of is very well written . It is an explanation of the world from the perspective of computational exploratory ethno pharmacological technology.
Jan 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing

listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go
e.e. cummings
Tiago Faleiro
Jun 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I attended a lecture by Andrew Gallimore in London three years ago and I was deeply impressed by how crazy smart he was AND how insane his ideas were. This combination very rarely presents itself. He is a computational neurobiologist, pharmacologist, and chemist, famous for his interest in psychedelics.

A very noteworthy aspect of the book is its design, made by Andrew himself. The whole book is designed in an 8-bit format and it's amazing. The art both artistically complemented the content, but
Ed Peckham
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An incredible theory of the universe as a simulation and the way out brain processes the world in well explained concepts. Old school 8-bit art throughout - it's a beautifully presented book that needs re-visiting again and again ...more
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read! Gallimore has put together a compelling theory of our universe. Humans need to understand how our brain works and what our reality really is. Potentialy we're all just piece of self-evolving code in a multi-dimensional matrix. Looking forward for continued work. [reading time: 5h 52m] ...more
Jun 19, 2022 rated it liked it
Not as mind-blowing as I thought it would be. Great explanations of the digital universe, Conway's Game of Life, how the brain produces our phenomenal world, how psychedelics affect the brain, etc. It did get repetitive and I found myself skimming at times. It felt like it was building up for a big revelation at the end which just fizzled out. Any time the author enters speculation, he throws out a thought-provoking claim and then moves on. Some of these ideas aren't explored for more than maybe ...more
Sumeet Sandhu
Nov 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A very very well written, logical coherent book. The author's theory is about how the entire universe, and Life, is made up of the binary 1 and 0 (somewhat akin to simulation theory) and he goes on the explain how this is the case. I also extended this interpretation to what a philosophy like Buddhism (along with other religious theories) suggest when they try to describe Open Awareness, Nothingness, All Pervading Consciousness.
Whether you choose to agree or disagree with the author's theory, I
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology
Covers the basics of quantum physics in an absolutely astonishing way with a cute binary visionary and beautiful examples. The book explains how the Spirit Molecule can change the structure of the human brain but does not give a proper method to achieve this change (other than, well, taking DMT all the time). The book has a strictly scientific theme, which, in my humble opinion, makes it difficult for the author to explain specific ideas and concepts in an influential way (especially in the last ...more
Mark Jarvani
Dec 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mind expanding!

A must for anyone interested in science, psychedelics, philosophy, maths, quantum physics, and the meaning of life! If you're not interested in any of these things, you have to read it anyway, and have your mind expaaaaannnnded!!!🤔👽👾🙊
Leland William
Sep 15, 2022 rated it really liked it
The start of this book is so strong. It is full of interesting ideas and novel ways of illustrating and explaining uncontroversial scientific ideas.

It starts to sag in the middle and in the end with unprovable and poetic pseudoscience. Still a fun read and a good way to open the mind.
Antony Filho
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
a) A fun introduction to cellular automata
b) A interesting introduction to neuroscience and theory of mind
c) A psychonautic theory of everything
d) Somewhat cumbersome read due to 8 bit style graphic layout
e) Otherwise mind blowing
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
A bold and thought-provoking theory which leaves the Divine (God, Goddess etc) out of the equation in a way that perplexed me.
Feb 08, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect example of why I don't read non fiction. Unnecessarily repetitive and verbose. Could've been reduced to a few chapters ...more
Susan Hill
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Incredible insight into how the mind creates our world(s).
Charlton Wilson
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book
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