Spiritual openings as an antidote to depression

 

It’s well known that certain psychedelics, like magic mushrooms and LSD, can be used to treat depression.

For some, it seems to work through giving the user a form of spiritual opening, a taste of oneness. And that, in turn, gives them a new context for life and everything, and a deeper sense of meaning and belonging. They see themselves and their relationship to the rest of life differently.

For me, this has happened spontaneously. And I do notice that depressions don’t seem to stick or take much hold. There can be a range of emotions, including despair and emotional pain, but depression doesn’t seem to make so much sense in the context of all as the divine. And that’s what I hear from others as well, including people going through a dark night of the soul. (Although I am sure there are exceptions.)

I have never used any psychedelics and don’t feel drawn to trying any. But I do know that if used appropriately, in the right setting and with the right guidance, it seems to help some people. I still wouldn’t recommend it if anyone asked since things can go a bit weird, and there are alternatives. There are alternatives for dealing with depression. And there are alternatives to having a taste of oneness.

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Initial notes….

  • spiritual openings as antidote to depression
    • taste of oneness etc.
    • never goes away, always with us (bc such a strong experience + new context for everything)
    • antidote to depression (as when take magic mushrooms etc. for depression)
    • can still experience despair, pain, etc. but less likely depression (at least in my experience and from what I hear from others)
    • …..

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