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To new psychonauts — mind explorers — the fear of an overwhelmingly challenging trip is often present. When I worked in Amsterdam speaking about psychedelics the number one question for beginners looking to experiment with psychedelics was:
“Will I have a bad trip?”
I heard this question just about every single workday and I still had to think deeply when answering it.
I want to quickly discuss the Martial Arts concept of bending without breaking.
In the game of chess, if you hold on too tightly your opponent will find a key weakness in your rigid structure and shatter it. In Relationships, if you are too rigid and your partner feels that they cannot change or express themselves freely, they will rebel against you. Learn to bend without breaking, otherwise, you will become brittle and eventually break under far lesser pressures than what the world can muster.
Rigidity offers the path, flexibility the progress.
Each psychedelic journey is unique. Do not be alarmed if your experience does not correspond with what is described in this article.
In the excellent book “The Immortality Key” the author Brian Muraresku reveals the most famous of the secret Greek religions, the Eleusinian Mysteries which are theorized to have conducted annual psychedelic rituals observed from c. 1600 BCE — 392 CE.
“Mysteries” refers to the annual festival held at Eleusis (the Mystēria), rather than to the religion itself.
Eleusinian initiates who lived through the rituals are known to have said that the secrets revealed during the journey are of tremendous importance for civilized life, in such a way that these secrets act like a glue that holds society together, and it…
To conquer yourself, one has to have a self.
One’s identity as an individual should be completely obliterated for your own self to be conquered. If the self-identity of an individual is not so easily destroyed, then it cannot be said that this person has conquered himself or herself. Because this kind of complete self-knowledge and control requires constant change.
Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is a sacred African plant that was traditionally used by the Khoi and San tribes as one of their main medicinal herbs.
This plant was initially imported to the world by the Dutch when they noticed the tribes in their colonies in Africa were using Kanna daily to improve the lives of both healthy and unhealthy people.
The two African tribes that are most commonly linked with the use of Sceletium are the San (hunter-gatherers) and the Khoi (pastoralists). …
My career took a sharp turn when in 2019 I had the opportunity to work in a smartshop in Amsterdam.
Since then, I have learned to use natural tools in a totally different way than before.
By speaking with nearly thousands of people every week for one year about the responsible use of psychedelics and other sacred plants, I developed a perspective that aligns with what I learned from tribal medicine men and women — shamans — who believe that we can become allies with plants.
To ‘create an ally’ means to develop your relationship with the plant and learn…
A dream journal is a diary or a notebook where you write down your dreams. This is an excellent tool for practicing dream recall.
As you try to go over and express your dreams on paper, memories, and fragments of the dream will be easily accessible to you, and it will be easier to rebuilt the storyline of the dream when you re-analyze your dreams in the future.
In order to better understand yourself, a clear insight into your subconscious is extremely useful. In order to do this one of the most accessible ways is to investigate your own dreams.
The oneirogenic plants (óneiros = “dream” and gen = “to create) are a group of herbs and plants that are able to enhance the dream state and increase the chances of lucid dreaming:
Lucid dreamers who use herbs as allies for subconscious exploration report that the use of oneirogenic plants improves dream exploration by making the dream:
During the lucid dream, the person is aware of the fact that is dreaming without waking up.
To experience the lucid dream state is like living vicariously…