How are psychedelics spiritual? Not many people realize, but psychedelics have been used for spiritual and healing purposes for thousands of years.
But, are psychedelics still considered spiritual in modern times?
To answer this question, we need to first have an understanding of the term spirituality and what psychedelics are.
The simplest way to describe spirituality is the focus or concern for the non-material or metaphysical aspects of our reality.
When we think about reality, most people have accepted the scientific materialist approach towards understanding the universe.
However, materialism leaves a lot of questions unanswered. We still have no proof of a physical & material world.
Just as religion relies on faith, materialism relies on a belief system based around a scientific cultural influence.
Let’s not forget:
- Physicists have still never found matter
- Psychiatrists have not been able to find mind
- Neuroscientists haven’t been able to locate consciousness
The more that science fails to find matter, mind, and consciousness, the more they’re forced to assume & create belief systems.
And, this is why psychedelics and spirituality are becoming a popular method to explore and understand reality.
After all, we can all agree that we are experiencing our reality. And that we have never experienced physical matter without consciousness.
How Exactly Do Psychedelics Fit Into The Spiritual Understanding of The World?
Psychedelics (otherwise known as spiritual drugs) help with investigating spirituality, by allowing the perceiving of more information.
Some may say “but aren’t you just hallucinating on psychedelics…“, well the answer is yes, but don’t forget, you are hallucinating your reality right now, without psychedelics.
That’s not a belief system or assumption, this is our current scientific understanding.
Our reality is in fact a shared hallucination.
No separate objects exist separately without a conscious observer. The latest neuroscience and quantum physicists have confirmed these findings.
There is no separate world out there. Everything you are perceiving, sensing, and feeling, is occurring in the mind.
The color blue in the sky isn’t in the sky. It’s occurring inside you, and couldn’t occur without the presence of your mind & consciousness to observe the experience.
Let’s dive further into the connection between psychedleics and spirituality.
How Long Have Psychedelics Been Used Spiritually?
Psilocybin mushrooms have also been used spiritually dating back to 9000BC based on African rock paintings.
However, nowadays Psilocybin is being hailed a miracle cure for untreatable depression & anxiety.
Currently, the most powerful psychedelic being used in a spiritual context is the Bufo Alvarius Toad, with the ingredient 5-MeO DMT.
As with N-N DMT (the main ingredient in Ayahuasca), 5-MeO DMT is also found in trace amounts through the human body.
The history of psychedelics used spiritually is known to rapidly dissolve the ego-mind, otherwise known as ego-death.
Experiencing ego-death can be terrifying, you may feel like you are dying as the false self starts to dissolve.
Depending on which type of psychedelic ceremony chosen, a qualified Sharman should be available to guide the experience.
When the ego-mind becomes less identified as a separate self, the spiritual side of the experience then begins.
Some typical spiritual experiences from psychedelics can include:
- The feeling of entering an infinite void-like space full of small specs of light (generally experienced on a higher dose, stronger psychedelics)
- Having a sense of knowledge and understanding of the inter-connectedness of the universe and reality
- Feeling connected to people and having a new sense of compassion for those in need
- Sensing or guidance from non-physical forms often experienced in Ayahuasca and Peyote ceremonies
A more recent psychedelic which has been used for recreational use as well as spiritually is LSD.
Steve Jobs described taking LSD as one of the most important & profound moments in his life.
Synthesized for the first time in 1938 by a chemist named Albert Hofmann. It wasn’t until 1943 that Hofmann accidentally ingested 25 micrograms, sending him on the first-ever LSD trip.
Which Type Of Psychedelic Is Best For A Spiritual Experience?
The answer to this question will be based around where you live, and the legality of psychedelics in your country.
South American countries like Brazil and Peru allow Ayahuasca usage in a spiritual ceremony or setting.
Mexico and parts of the United States allow Petote ceremonies for spiritual usage under the 1994 America Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA)
The most powerful psychedelic 5-MeO DMT is permitted in Mexico, Canada, and allowed for research purposes in Denmark.
For the most profound and the strongest ego dissolving experience, a Bufo Toad Ceremony would be the best option.
A Bufo 5-MeO-DMT experience has been described as sending you into a infinite void-like space with no dimensions or boundaries.
Similar experiences have also been reported during NDE’s (Near Death Experience) and lucid dreaming.
A Bufo Toad ceremony is known to give you a complete sense of infinite awareness, without the limitations of the ego-mind.
On the other hand, psychedelics like Ayahuasca, Peyote, PSD, and Psilocybin mushrooms will dissolve the ego-mind to a certain extent.
If you’re still slightly connected to the ego-mind, a more visual experience is likely. As with increased perceptions, sensations, and feelings.
It’s best to follow your intuition when it comes to finding the best type of psychedelic for a spiritual experience.
Be sure to check the legality in the country you choose to have the experience.
And, make sure you have a qualified Sharman who can guide you through the experience safely.
So, are psychedelics spiritual?
If we look back through history, our current scientific findings, and our own direct experience, psychedelics are considered spiritual.
In conclusion, psychedelics have played an important role throughout our history. Have many healing benefits when taken in the right setting.
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