Why Using Psychedelics Requires Vulnerability

Why Using Psychedelics Requires Vulnerability

Anyone who has dipped into the DMT realm often enough can tell you that nothing is certain. Even the best sets and settings don’t bring guarantees. We are walking into the unknown and for all intents and purposes we are blindfolded. Just as it does in everyday life, walking into the unknown without certainty takes courage and vulnerability…

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Are the DMT Entities Real?

Are the DMT Entities Real?

One incredibly common parallel that can be drawn from DMT experiences is encounters with hyper-dimensional entities. There is much debate over whether the DMT entities are as ‘real’ as we are, whether they are simply projections from the individual’s mind, or culturally-related conjurings from the collective subconscious. Whatever is the case, DMT entities have managed to convince most users that they are real… and if they are, the implications are profound.

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Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

One of the most common questions asked by those seeking out an ayahuasca experience is whether it is necessary to drink the ayahuasca with an indigenous ayahuasca shaman or a Western shaman. The answer to this is probably not cut and dried and there are some important considerations for choosing an appropriate shaman, whatever their nationality or location…

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Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

The question of whether it is a good idea to drink ayahuasca or smoke DMT alone regularly arises, so it goes without saying that people are uncertain as to its safety.  There is no cut and dried answer to this, as it is largely dependent on whether you are mentally and emotionally sound, the quality of your setting, the safety of the substance, and whether or not you believe in certain metaphysical factors having the power to influence your physical world… 

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How Important are Set and Setting?

How Important are Set and Setting?

The concept of set and setting was coined by Timothy Leary in 1964, and he put it out there that when using psychoactive substances, the state you are in and the environment you choose is likely to have a profound impact on your experience. Yet not everyone pays attention to set and setting… so is it really a necessary consideration?

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