Psychedelics & Consciousness Evolution; Can it Save Us from Extinction?
For millennia indigenous peoples have used psychedelics such as Mushrooms, Peyote and Ayahuasca (DMT or Dimethyltryptamine) to evolve consciousness and maintain tribal harmony. Through heightened states of awareness the assessment and dissolution of one’s ego-structure could be experienced (ego death), allowing for the consciousness of the individual to integrate harmoniously into the collective whole. This interplay between states of awareness that serves as the means to guide our physical incarnation has largely been lost. As we now stand on the precipice of self-annihilation under the shadow of environmental destruction and social conflict we must ask ourselves if the reintroduction of psychedelics could save our species from extinction.