About Me

My name is David Barile. I’m 45 years old, and recently moved to Baja California, Mexico after living about 25 years in Los Angeles. I was raised Catholic in Redwood City, a suburb of San Francisco, and never tried any drugs until the last day of my Freshman year at UCLA in 1992. Earlier that year I became disillusioned with some of the fundamental Christian values that were being pushed my way, and decided simply to obey the Golden Rule until I found a belief system that resonated with me. Throughout college, I experimented with various psychedelic substances including marijuana, mushrooms, mescaline and LSD.

A year after graduation, I had a sort of spiritual awakening while working at my first steady job as an animator at a children’s software company. I began seeing a guru, studying Eastern belief systems, taking yoga classes, smoking marijuana and channeling higher wisdom and insights into a series of sketchbooks. I began wearing colorful face paint on a daily basis – to work, to the grocery store, in traffic. I would write inspired emails to my friends and family about metaphysical revelations. A group of friends and coworkers began following me around like the pied piper – and I engaged them with deep conversations about spirituality, relationships, and the infinite potential we have as human beings. It all culminated one night when one of my best friends and I smoked marijuana together. I had my first peak experience, and realized I was one with God and all things. I also realized that anything is possible, and that I could be the Messiah if I chose to. I continued to channel and create plans for a movie that would enlighten all of humanity.

Over the next few years I came to realize that I needed much grounding and life experience before I could ever tackle such a herculean undertaking. As I grappled with exploring, understanding and awakening to the true multi-dimensional nature of Self and Reality, I fell into a depression that lasted 5-7 years. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and began taking mood medication and seeing several therapists. A woman I was dating introduced me to Nichiren Buddhism, and after several years of daily practice, chanting ‘Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’, I overcame my depression and weaned completely off medication. After several more years of Buddhist practice, I decided to perform a ‘spiritual experiment‘ in which I tested the validity of Buddhist chanting by taking psychedelic mushrooms and chanting for 6 hours straight in a hollowed out Sequoia tree in Big Sur State Park. The results were profound, and I finally felt strong enough to explore and function consciously in multi-dimensional reality.

About ten years ago I tried Ayahuasca for the first time with a shaman in the mountains outside of Boulder, Colorado.  This was my first experience of taking plant medicine in a ceremony context.  It was a game-changer for me as far as the depth and power of psychedelic experiences, and the beginning of a new spiritual path for me.  I began attending ceremonies with another shaman in the LA area, with gradually increasing frequency, leading up to a life-changing trip to Peru, followed by an extremely transformative period in which I attended a ceremony every month for six months.  During this time, I left the Buddhist organization I had been a part of for 12 years, separated from my wife, and moved from Los Angeles to Mexico, where I have been living a new life, aligned with the inner truths I came to realize through my work with plant medicine.

I have made it my mission to bring back and share understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of reality. My writings are based mostly on personal experience and insights that resonate with me to be true. My model of multi-dimensional reality is informed by many sources, from Buddhist concepts to New Age ideas to movies to books on quantum physics, metaphysics, etc. I am not attempting to PROVE this to anyone, simply to understand it myself and share it with anyone that wants to go along for the ride. Who knows, maybe someday we will be able to make that Messiah film together…

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