Ever since Nixon started the War on Drugs, people have really been freaking out over the danger of illicit drugs, particularly psychedelics. Whilst a lot has changed, the far majority of people in this modern day society do not approve of psychedelic use.
We get told that taking LSD will make you crazy and cause a host of mental health issues, and that it can even induce psychosis and really screw up your life. But what they don't tell you is that psychedelics have a wide array of medicinal and therapeutic properties.
These are the people who won't try something new unless it has undergoed a peer reviewed double blind study. I'm mainly talking about plant medicines and their potential to cure many illness which western medicine cannot.
To these narrow minded people, thousands upon thousands of testimonials across thousands of years isn't proof enough. They need a peer reviewed study to be funded by a big corporation to put their minds at ease.
Psychedelics is a very controversial topic, especially with the political baggage surrounding it, so of course I'm going to talk about this. Most people naturally stay away from psychedelics just because of the legal status alone. But some people stay away from it for completely different reasons, I mean I personally know quite a few people who would smoke meth, snort coke and other hard drugs that really fuck you up, yet they wouldn't even consider ever trying a psychedelic. Why is that?
Before I start I want to make sure that you guys know that I'm not necessarily bashing religion, I'm just saying it how it is from my perspective. This is probably going to deeply offend some of you, but my goal here is to clear up the misconception surrounding spirituality. I just want to try and make the distinction between spirituality and religion, because there is actually quite a big difference between religion and spirituality, in fact they're polar opposites. So yea... I apologize in advance to those who get upset, but just remember that these are only words, so relax.