I’m sharing an interview about shamanism that I really enjoyed from Sounds True.
Plant medicine is talked about in this interview, which in this context is referring to the use hallucinogenic plants to access the shamanic realms. I want to suggest that when Jose talks about it not being a wise thing to ingest such plants if one is ungrounded or emotionally unstable that for some significant number of folks who have psych diagnosis, a more accurate statement might be, that these substances are unnecessary as such people are already far closer to that inner shaman and with guidance simply do not need the help of a hallucinogen. See: What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital
With that said I’d like to reiterate that, in general, it’s generally not a good idea to use hallucinogens if you are emotionally unstable in any way. If you are interested in shamanism, trust that you…
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