Blog: "Understanding entheogens (plant medicine)"
My personal experiences with entheogens are very positive and I believe that entheogens can be of great therapeutic help to heal trauma's, getting insights into your life-situations and expanding your consciousness in general.
Today I did my first Psilocybin ceremony based on truffles. It was my third different experience with entheogens after Ayahuasca and Cannabis.
My personal experiences with entheogens are very positive and I believe that entheogens can be of great therapeutic help to heal trauma's, getting insights into your life-situations and expanding your consciousness in general. Entheogens are available to us by the gift of nature and we should try to integrate these within our current Western medical system to become more holistic in our approach.
After having experiences now with several entheogens I would like to give the following remarks:
1.) Always take entheogens with a clear intention. You have to know what you would like to heal or get insights into.
2.) Always take entheogens from a pure intention. Do you really want to do this yourself or are you persuaded by someone else?
3.) Only take entheogens at places/ceremonies which are professional, which means the people who assist you know what they are doing. Do your research before you go somewhere.
4.) Surrender to the process. Once you have taken the etheogens you have to surrender and let go of control. The moment you take etheogens you proverbially have signed a contract which says that you have accepted to undergo the process which the entheogens will give you, for the given amount of time.
5.) Have great respect for entheogens. Take them under the prescribed descriptions and never try to get a "spiritual" experience by forcing it.
6.) Entheogens are not the solution. They help you to get yourself back on track or heal trauma's for example, but you have to do it, you have to surrender to the process and you have to integrate the things you learned into you life afterwards. Take 100% responsibility.
If you take these 6 points into account I do not see how taking entheogens can not give you a "good" experience, by which I mean not per se a pleasant experience, but a "learning-experience". An experience which can be of great help for you to be able to continue your life in the way that you desire.
Organizations I have good experiences with:
www.ayahuasca-reizigers.com (for Psilocybin-ceremony)
www.innerlijke-reis.nl (for Ayahuasca-ceremony)