“A mystic is someone who directly communicates with universal intelligence, without an intermediary. Almost all mystics developed this ability in conditions of solitude. But they are never really alone. They are always in the presence of the living earth.”
~ Robert Coon
Entheogens have been used in a ritualized context for thousands of years. An entheogen (“generating the divine within”) is a psychoactive substance used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context. Entheogens can supplement many diverse practices for healing, transcendence, and revelation, including: meditation, psychonautics, art projects, and psychedelic therapy. Examples of traditional entheogens include: peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, uncured tobacco, cannabis, ayahuasca, Salvia divinorum, Tabernanthe iboga, Ipomoea tricolor, and Amanita muscaria.
For the past few years I’ve been pretty quiet about my discoveries and journeys on entheogens. I’ve decided to start writing about each one, providing more information about what to expect, where to get them, their toxicity and linking to videos and information from various well-known psychonauts on each subject. My only rule of thumb has been to not dive right into trying to get my hands on these divine substances, but to wait for that time when the substance finds me. I personally believe that at that time, if it all feels right, I will be emotionally and spiritually ready for the information it wants to share with me. That said I have had a number of opportunities to try Ayahuasca and have turned it down because I felt that there was something wrong with the energy of the situation — the shaman seemed untrustworthy, the vibe of the place where it would be held didn’t seem contained and safe or I didn’t trust the brew. I really look forward to the day I can write about it and share my experience with you guys.
So keep your eyes posted on the new entheogens category. I’ll be adding to it slowly over time 🙂
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