What a fascinating possibility. Absolutely fascinating. How refreshing to do with psychedelics what has thus far taken years and years of talk therapy. I doubt psychiatrists would like people to use psychedelics to heal… How would they pay the rent? The “powers that be” don’t even like cannabis… to be used by the common people.
“Psychedelics, used responsibly and with proper caution, would be for psychiatry what the microscope is for biology and medicine or the telescope is for astronomy,” according to the legendary psychiatrist Dr. Stanislav Grof. With that in mind, the recent legalization of psilocybin for use in psychiatric applications in Oregon on November 3rd, 2020 is a historic event, which may have extraordinary implications. This could be the forefront of a psychedelic renaissance that will revolutionize psychiatry…
According Maria Sabina, a Mexican shaman, who introduced aspiring psychedelic explorers to the sacramental use of magic mushrooms in 1957, the enthusiastic hippie hordes who followed destroyed the healing power of the mushrooms. In retrospect, we can see that for awhile, at least, this certainly was the case. The radical Psychedelic era of the 1960s provoked the heavy-handed government response that led to a ban on all psychedelics (even for medical use). As Sabina famously said:
[Before that] nobody took the children [as she referred to them] simply to find God. They were always taken to cure the sick . . . From the moment foreigners arrived, the holy children lost their purity. They lost their force, they ruined them. Henceforth they will no longer work. There is no remedy for it.