Over the past few decades I have met a surprising number of people who appear to be actively pursuing their spiritual path and development whilst they are also engaged in habitual drug use. When I say a “surprising number” it may in fact be the majority of people I meet who are into “spirituality” and alternative lifestyles. The reason this surprises me is what I will outline here in this article.
Here we explore the seldom talked about shadow side of Ayahuasca. Not from someone who is against this medicine, but from someone who places freedom and awareness at the forefront of what’s important in life.
This is the second part of The Dark Side of Ayahuasca, where I share some elements to be considered by those using or planning to use Ayahuasca. Is ayahuasca all positive and without a shadow side? How can one approach these plant spirits in a harmonious way?
How is it many of us deceive ourselves, and fail to see the true meaning behind our reactions and projections? How might drug use play into a state of spiritual delusion, psychic compromise, and loss of consciousness? This article is a brief case-study on self-justification, delusions, and maligned intention