"I stand here invoking the hard won right of freedom of speech to call for and demand another right to be recognised, and that is the right of adult sovereignty over consciousness. There’s a war on consciousness in our society and if we, as adults, are not allowed to make sovereign decisions about what to experience with our own consciousness, whilst doing no harm to others, including the decision to use responsibly ancient and sacred visionary plants then we cannot claim to be free in any way. It’s useless to go around the world imposing our form of democracy on others whilst we nourish this rot at the heart of society and we do not allow individual freedom over consciousness. It may even be that we are denying ourselves the next vital step in our own evolution by allowing this state of affairs to continue, and who knows, perhaps our mortal destiny as well."
— Graham Hancock - The War on Consciousness