The practice of working with psychedelics for healing, spiritual purposes and clinical research is not new. Many indigenous and religious traditions have used “sacred medicines” in ceremonial healing and spiritual contexts for centuries. Clinical researchers in western culture have been working with psychedelics since the 1950s. Therapists and other qualified guides have been working underground with psychedelics for several decades.
There are many different approaches to working with these medicines (and combinations of medicines) in individual, couple, group, and family contexts.
These experiences can be life changing, but taking psychedelics alone won’t necessarily change you or your life. Preparation for and Integration of the experience are both key to maximizing the benefits, continued growth, healing, and ultimate consciousness expansion.