An increasing number of people are getting interested in psychedelics.
More and more actions and awareness are raised in this space, which is neat. Research looks to be slowly picking up again.
It's exciting to witness what more improvements psychedelics will have on people and the world.
They temporarily change the way we think, can cure addictions and show us that we are nothing - and everything.
Who knows if humans were supposed to do this?
Although there is arguably some magic to their usages, it's a mistake thinking they'll solve our problems magically. The contradiction between knowing it's probably all in your head, a chimic reaction, while feeling like its very real, sometimes more than normal reality can be unsettling. Was it only me hallucinating? Chemicals in my brain?
Thinking about it however we want, there is no right answer. Materialistic science doesn't really apply there. I don't think it even matters. It's about the experience and what we bring from it.
We need to be careful with these consciouness expansion experiences.
Emphasising education not only on the consumption but everything that comes before and after. People should be prepared, Set & Setting is important.
Having done meditation will be beneficial during an experience. Having some clue as to how your brain work. Having already tried mind-altering substances will de-stigmatise what's happening.
Curiosity, although a very valid reason in my opinion, shouldn't be the only drive to trying psychedelics.
Bad trips can make people find themselves lost, broken or unable to make sense of what's happening. Into what seems like a pyschotic state. It's important not to feel alone.
Brain material, talks, literature, thoughts processes and tales of fellow "travelers" are helpful during an experience and the recovery period.
Remembering it will pass is key. Ride the rollercoaster. Like everything in life.
Think of a psychedelic experience as shaking the snow globe. After an experience, it can be quite uncomfortable. You can even be tired of just thinking. After a while dust settles down.
Don't try to put everything behind. If you choose to not deal with an issue, you give up your right of control over the issue.
Community is awesome.
Reddit and forums have great people and posts.
Even best, having people to talk with while tripping is an experience all by itself. Nothing replace real-life interactions. It can get crazy.
Myself I found my first real experience to be like a seed. No 'enlightenment' or answer or whatever you can except to receive.
It's more being confronted to your own self, for what it is.
That seed has ramifications over my life and decisions.
I have reflections and thoughts that I wouldn't have before.
It made me more open to new things, like a new perspective. I like to think that I can put situations and things in better context now. It's kinda weird but cool at the same time.