Non-ordinary states of consciousness hold psychological and spiritual contents that, when properly integrated, can offer tremendous life-affirming value. Aion Farvahar helps us explore these different states and the value they offer to seekers. Non-ordinary states of consciousness, notably psychedelic or shamanic experiences, are usually complex, multidimensional, and psychospiritual in content. This complexity can be intimidating
Explore the opportunities and risks of legal ways to pursue psychedelic experiences through four options outlined in this article.
If more people could have access to ways to expand consciousness, such as the careful use of psychedelics substances, there is a chance that enough wisdom could be acquired by enough people to avert disaster.
Psychedelic therapy can benefit individuals with PTSD, but can it also help couples better deal with this condition? Randy Lail enters MDMA-assisted psychotherapy treatment with his partner and participates in an MDMA study focused on couples. “After the division, the two parts of man, each desiring his other half, came together, and throwing their arms
I share these words and this story with you because maybe, just maybe, today you needed to be told that you are bigger, better than you know. Maybe you needed someone to say, “I see you.” Maybe you needed to be reminded that your rough edges, your heartbreaking mess, holds within it staggering beauty. Please don’t hide, apologize, defer, shrink, or wait any longer. Shine (even if it feels scary and messy)… so that you can illuminate the world.
I’d like to share part of the map of a psychedelic journey that I’ve been sketching out over the past few years drawing from both personal experience and from my work as a psychotherapist and life coach. I’ll focus on three key points on this map: attachment issues, brain lateralization and meditation practice. We’ll see how connecting these points can reveal a promising path for healing our earliest and deepest wounds.
The pulsating aliveness of a tree … the sensuous softness of a kiss … the mind being blessedly silent and only consciousness exists: These are experiences of mindfulness, whether brought to our attention by psychedelics or meditative awareness.
Most of the time our meditation is done in solitude, which is helpful to slow our mind down and focus on less. It also enables us to clear out racing thoughts and allow each moment to pass with a self-awareness. Meditation is one of my personal favorite ways to be alone, because I can come