6th July 2016
Guest writer for Wake Up World
In terms of how we are using psychedelics as a society, we need to ask: Where is all this going? For those of us who take psychedelics seriously, those who see them only as a potential treatment for medical or serious psychological conditions are truly missing the point of what psychedelics can offer. The psychological, visionary and emotional doors that psychedelics open up, innately require profound shifts in awareness and often lifestyle.
This was the revelation of the late 1960’s, when thousands of young people in the west decided war was a bad idea, and that loving each other might be a wiser option than simply becoming another mechanically-minded consumer in the style so common of the previous decade. These incursions of thinking were apparently so dangerous to the establishment, that LSD was banned and all research on psychedelics was stopped. Only now are we seeing the beginnings of new psychedelic research since that time.