—–During these first few hours every thought that is thought seems of absolute magnitude. It all seems so important and so meaningful and you’re thinking about things in ways you feel like you never have before, or it’s been very long since you have. The glee and joy and fascination of a child seems to come back to you. You find everything interesting. You find everything motivating. You want to uncover and figure out everything. You have raw powerful energy. Your brain is literally on display. What makes you human and a part of nature is being defined to you and it is the most fascinating thing ever. You feel grateful for the experience. How have you forgotten about such things? How have you ever veered from these magical insights and thoughts? How could you not have motivation and empowerment for everything you see all the time? The world can be such a wonderful place. Laughing takes over as it seems like some weird joke you play on yourself for somehow not experiencing life as it can be…
—-“The Beckley/Imperial Research Programme hope these collective findings may pave the way for these compounds being one day used to treat psychiatric disorders. They could be particularly useful in conditions where negative thought patterns have become entrenched, say the scientists, such as in depression or addiction.
Dr Carhart-Harris explained: Normally our brain consists of independent networks that perform separate specialized functions, such as vision, movement and hearing — as well as more complex things like attention. However, under LSD the separateness of these networks breaks down and instead you see a more integrated or unified brain.”
—-“It would be wrong to oversell the relationship between the psychedelic state and psychosis, because equally in the acute psychedelic state, there can be an amazing clarity,” Carhart-Harris noted. “People can have genuine insights.”
—-The medicine allows for me to feel as if I create my own maze in my daily life. What do I wake up and subject myself to in order to succumb to the pressure of feeling that I need to do this or have to do that? I’m not saying this feeling is altogether horrible but when it’s taken out of balance and that’s all you’re exposed to day after day it can easily have negative affects. We are capable of breaking out of these depressing routines and LSD brings us back to a balanced state by being exposed to looking at the world in a fundamentally different way…
8/15…..Psychedelic Healing Interview–http://twovinapod.podbean.com/e/episode-59-psychedelics/
—-The world of psychedelics is a complicated world. Over the past hundreds of years they have been demonized by the western world in a power play to remove the gods of the natives in favor of the power structure hierarchy of Christianity. Over the last 60 years their prohibition has been the rallying cry of various conservative ideological campaigns in the narrative of the “war on drugs” and imprisoning as many people as possible who use drugs outside the legal drugs. In that same time period, food and pharmaceutical industries have flourished spreading the American Standard Diet and also the American Prescription Drug Diet that has largely been responsible for making people sick and then addicted and dependent with keeping them sick. Meanwhile, these corporations have seen profits in the billions and created addictions to their food and medicine. Why would we expect them to switch over to the more holistic and alternative, non-addictive, non-reliant based approaches of psychedelics where healing could be much cheaper, less about taking a pill everyday, and more about gaining freedom with one’s health? Nope, those approaches are still deemed illegal with no medicinal value; very convenient for the powers that be I’d say. The fear and negative propaganda that’s been spread about these psychoactive substances represents very little of the story and actually has more to do with keeping politicians and corporations in power vs anything that’s been supported through science and research. There is a generational and paradigm shift occurring regarding the proper placement of psychedelics as a healing agent and medicine relating to matters of stress, anxiety, trauma, addiction, problems with connecting and feeling empathy, thinking outside the box, stimulating your brain, feeling one with the world, being happy, etc. This interview is a more accurate and great summation of what the psychedelic healing world entails and where it is heading.