Psychedelic Therapies Going Mainstream.
So, this is happening. There’s no doubt in my mind that used in a sacred way, psychedelics are incredibly beneficial for mental and spiritual healing. My personal experiences as well as many clinical studies have shown this to me. I’m sure there are some people who are against them and there are those too that have had a bad trip (for various reasons). I don’t want to ignore those voices in this discussion.
Astrologically, I think it’s a perfect expression of Uranus in Taurus. The Earth (Taurus) giving something that shocks us out of our mundane reality (Uranus). Saturn in Aquarius speaks to the discussions right now (like the one in this video) about how to structure (Saturn) this whole thing for society (Aquarius).
The fact that these two planets are in orb of a square probably means there will be some tension around this. Personally, I have some concerns about the potential degradation to something that has been such a powerful and completely positive tool in my life. As much as I want people to have access to these profound experiences, I’ve seen how “fringe” things that enter the mainstream have tended to become impotent with time. Astrology is a good example of that. It’s now available to everyone which could be considered positive by many, but a lot of the information out there is like filler and the astrological masters have to swim in that sea too.
I see other ways it could turn sour too.
So, if it’s ok with Elsa (please delete if this post will cause problems for you), I wanted to hear from you all about what your thoughts and experiences are in regards to psychedelics?
I've learned that what works for others, might not work for me. There's a bit of intuition, life experience, and just 'being yourself', that goes with that!
Whether it's psychedelic therapies, or a new diet. I've tried the fad diets, and advice (s) that gym buffs, and trainers, have gave me, but at the end of the day, what works for me, works for me. Who knows? Maybe there's a part of me that's just a little stubborn, like most humans. ?
I've had multiple experiences with them, mostly positive and I do not regret any of it. They are profound tools for growth, not always easy, but valuable. I don't consider them a cure-all, but I do think they have more therapeutic potential overall than psych meds, having had both. But I think the most important thing for making positive changes is what you do the rest of the time, when you're sober.
To me, the first priority needs to be to decriminalize them. We, as a society, don't need to be talking about capitalizing on them until we finish that conversation. Providing a therapeutic framework for them can help with those efforts, and the charge needs to be led by empathetic people who understand their history and culture.
Then we need to keep shifting society towards being more open, free, and connected to nature. More healing of divine Feminine/Goddess/Earth energies needs to occur en masse. If this effort was completed, I believe there would be no need for psychedelics. But either way, psychedelics need a healthy framework and context to operate in, to be of greatest benefit. And I don't think the individualistic, capitalistic, profit-driven model we have in the West provides that context. There's a danger of creating egos on steroids, which would cheapen and degrade their healing potential.
I watched the video. There are a lot of thoughtful people in there who seem concerned about these issues, so I hope such people will continue to have these discussions.
My state has legalized psychedelic mushrooms for theraputic use. I personally would not use it because I have anxiety issues and a lot of nervous energy but if it helps others, then I hope it becomes mainstream for people to be allowed to choose it for their own mental health issues.
Not sure if this will work. A photo taken by me at the Stonehenge pop festival in '78. Ah... those were the days... peace n' love, man. We didn't have two pennies to rub together, but we took care of each other.