With the current cultural surge in interest in 5-MeO-DMT, what language can we give the unfathomable? Does the discourse need to veer from the shamanic/psychotherapeutic descriptions to a mystic terminology?
5-MeO-DMT is the current psychedelic de jour, celebrated by medical science hungry for a short-lasting chemical to help relieve the mental turmoil of the ego, and by spiritual enthusiasts eager to reveal the Divine within in ceremonial and psychonautical contexts.
Over the years, my work with psychedelics has focused on what is genuinely happening, not just in terms of what these substances are doing to our brain chemistry, or their medicalization, but their profound spiritual components.
The Bufo Alvarius toad, also known as the Colorado River toad or Sonoran Desert toad, is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, and secretes a substance from its paratoid glands containing 5-MeO-DMT, a potent psychedelic compound that has fascinated researchers, spiritual seekers, and the indigenous cultures of Sonora alike.
Greece. Maui. Yellowknife. Greenland. The whole world’s burning, flooding, melting. We’ve entered an age of apocalyptic new extreme weather formations now the Jet Stream is irrevocably broken: the heat domes, atmospheric rivers, firenados, bomb cyclones, zombie fires, etc.
As psychedelics come back into mainstream awareness there is a growing understanding that the benefits of these substances occur as part of their integration into your life.