In this updated 2021 edition of The Entheological Paradigm, leading nondual entheogenic advocate, Martin W. Ball, presents a naturalistic, rational, and objective view on the nature of reality as seen through the lenses of DMT and 5-MeO-DMT when appreciated from a nondual perspective. In stark contrast to popularized views of psychedelic experience, Dr. Ball directly addresses the nature of reality and perception, aptly demonstrating that the contents of visionary experiences are the product of egos in various states of resistance to or absorption in the full nondual and unitary experience. Are machine elves real? Was 2012 really a thing? Does DMT launch you into hyperspace? Did Terence McKenna know what he was talking about? Do psychedelic entities actually exist? Or, are all these projections of the ego? These provocative and insightful essays answer these questions and more, from a radical nondual perspective which fully accounts for the nature of the ego, how it shapes psychedelic experiences, and how to maximize the transformative potential of nondual experience and realization as it is made accessible through “The God Molecule", 5-MeO-DMT, and other psychedelic compounds. The result is a radically clear framework from which to understand not only the nature of psychedelic experience, but reality as a whole as the expression of a single unitary consciousness in interaction with itself across multiple levels simultaneously. The result is The Entheological Paradigm: a guide to the genuine nature of reality.
In this updated 2021 edition, some of the original contents of the 2011 edition have been removed, and many new materials have been added, greatly expanding the scope of the original publication. New to this edition are essays on the topic of "2012", Dr. Ball's address to the 2020 World Bufo Alvarius Congress, Dr. Ball's keynote address to the 2020 Nonduality Global Summit, two essays on MDMA and MDA and psychedelic cocktails, a lengthy transcribed interview, and more.