My fiance and I are HUGE believers in the use of psychedelics in the use of mental healing.
We use to participate a couple of times a year. But it was never as simple as “down the hatch and here we go!”.
We always prepared for up to a month prior. It’s important to remember when using things like Mushrooms, LSD and Peyote, is that they reveal your consciousness to yourself, good or bad. So you need to be ready to handle your own thoughts. Keeping that in mind, we made sure we were in the right place mentally. There have been many times we have cancelled our session because we were having a bad week or day. If you go on a trip with a negative mentality, that can absolutely destroy a person. A positive mentality creates a postive result. We have resolved many emotional issues because of this process. We were taught this by my therapist who uses Ayahuasca for his own self benefit on an annual basis. His emphasis was that although psychedelics can help, they need to be taken responsibly and with a plan in mind in order to achieve the desired result. Taking them just for the fun of it can have some real negative effects. This is why it’s highly recommended for the really powerful ones, to have a shaman present or at least somebody who knows the experience well to guide you, and put you back on the positive path of your mind should start slipping. This person should be completely sober!!!
Unfortunately, the rise of fetynal has forced us to stop our psycadelic treatment for almost 2 years now. Because we have to buy these from a street dealer, the risk of fetynal cross contamination is just to high to risk.
I’m hoping the research will prove just how beneficial these are and our governments will allow safe access (never do I think full recreational use should be allowed!) and education to it. I imagine in the next 10-20 years there being a major shift in opinion, much like we have seen in Cannabis.