I had read and heard from dozens of speakers and writers about how research of the benefits of Psychedelics had been attempted in the 60’s and even recently with DMT The Spirit Molecule. I witnessed several documentaries about Ayahuasca and read accounts from Psychonauts such as Timothy Leary, Ram Dass and dozens of others on the web. Individuals were taking pilgrimage to the Amazon to heal mental and physical illnesses. There were books written and studies completed thoroughly and scientifically to the benefits. People had dedicated their lives to the legalization or at least freedom to use these alkaloids for spiritual healing. The medical field had grown to bloated heights and insurance reform was attempted. Indeed it is a monster on the same level as the Oil business. The fight to save the world’s energy resources vs profit for the very few was in full swing. I was witnessing Solar panels on the rooftops of houses and in fields across the country. The attempt to heal the body instead of the mind in the medical field regardless of what evidence existed to the contrary was still in full swing. No, this is how we do it, this is what we know, was still the attitude of traditional medical healers. Along with the pharmaceutical company’s huge profits, the business world has no reason and no humanitarian interest whatsoever to approve or allow such things. Thirty-five thousand years ago there lived a tribes of we call primitives. Many of these ancient civilizations discovered that the use of an herb in the diet enhanced eyesight which was of ultimate importance. As he went to add this herb into the pot of stew the elders flogged him stating this is not the way it is. Many, many others who dared to defy the customary way or current system have been beheaded throughout history . This is how it is. If there is one thing man has learned from history, it is that man learns nothing from history. The past continues to repeat itself over and over. You, yes you can decide for yourself. Think for yourself, use your power of Socratic reasoning and it will be self evident. The mind is sick that thought the body could be sick would be a how some modern day spiritual teachings would put it ie. A Course in Miracles. Continually attempting to repair the body is only a temporary bandaid for a symptom. Patching up a symptom will not cure the issue but merely hide the real problem temporarily. All healing is of the mind. Just as alcoholism is merely a symptom of a greater issue. Sickness is a defense against the truth. What is that truth?
Based on Moustakas’s Heuristic research methodology seven categories are reported consistently among Psychedelic users.
Sense of community
Mental clarity and solidarity, fellowship and love, unity and belonging. Sudden cures of dis-ease’s and physical ailments. In cases where the end of a patient’s life certain and entheogens are used the many patients have felt at ease, serene and accepting of the end. For eon’s these have been used. Ioboga in Africa, Ayahuasca in the Amazon, Mushrooms in Mexico and Peyote in Peru. Happiness is pursued by all but in recent times Enlightenment even though many cannot define it is of utmost importance. Many years of one’s life may be invested in spiritual practice and meditation and even then the experience of self realization may not come. Love seems to have been re-defined as a clinginess to another or the love of a possession. How many have actually had an experience of real Love? I’ve asked many people if they have ever felt real love that is not of this world. I’ve witnessed the blank stares into space attempting to determine if it had happened, making the answer obvious. I think it takes a world of courage to be a who-man. Just look around, simple truths such as “one must love himself in order to love others and be loved in return”, are unknown by most. The lack of self -esteem in many of our brothers is incredible. Ask a sister about their spiritual practice and you’ll get the same blank look many times. Most people believe there is something wrong with their body’s and nearly all people do not have a sense of belonging. Most feel separate and all alone in this world. Even if they do have someone this relationship many times ends at some point and here I am all alone again. I say this is symbolic of our belief that we are separate from God. Separate from God, what does that mean. I remember going to church and Sunday School and learning that God was in Heaven with Jesus and we had to lift up our prayers and shout our songs of praise. It’s would be laughable but it’s a very hard thing to overcome if that is one’s training. If it is not overcome then one’s happiness is always going to be at the apparent judgement of this entity outside of him. There is a light in you that the world cannot perceive. I woke up last night in the middle of a dream. I was standing outside of myself and looking into my chest cavity which was open. A brilliant white/blue light emanated from inside. All of my organs were lit up and the esophagus was a tunnel for the light that went up into my throat and straight up thru the top of my head. I looked like an alien as surely I am. The point being that there is a divinity inside you and no, it is not a spark, it is massive and pure and limitless. But if you have not experienced it, can you or will you take the time to unwind yourself back to that which you truly are? To peel off all of the heavy blankets that blind you. Some would say “well if you don’t get it in this lifetime you always have the next few tries”. But we don’t know this do we. Now I am not a proponent of Ayahuasca however I have read many account of healing and insight.
In order to solve the significant problems we face today we cannot use the same thinking that created them.