In this episode, Jessi talks about her experiences with medicinal plants like psilocybin, ayahuasca, and DMT. She describes her journies with these substances and talks a bit about what is possible when we work with these plants in an intentional way. There is such a stigma around plant medicine because our Western culture tends to abuse substances and we are missing the ceremonial aspects that have been used traditionally by Shamanic cultures and tribes across the world.
Looking for a cheap thrill vs. sitting in a ceremony are two entirely different things. Our intention helps to create the right set & setting for a healing, transformative experience. As mentioned in this episode - plant medicine is not right for everyone. It is so incredibly important to be in the right frame of mind. Most Shamans will not work with anyone who is on medications or pharmaceutical drugs as these can interfere with the experience in a negative and potentially harmful way. It is worth it to mention that many people have similar experiences during meditation, conscious breathwork, or trance and that plant medicine should be used only as a tool to connect us with deeper aspects of Self. For some, an experience with sacred plant medicine can be the equivalent of 10 years of therapy, but it is not something to enter into lightly and disgretion should be used.
Mentioned in this episode:
Psychedelica - A docu-series on Gaia
reset.me - Scientific Studies
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