That’s the problem with consensus reality. We live in an enchanted universe that has so many wonders, many of which are accessible to us. But we’ve created a society that shuts that out and refuses to recognize it and so those who glimpse it by accident think there is something wrong with them.

Shamanic journey and shamanic path in general has had a real resurgence in the West in the past 40 years or so, but it’s still unknown to many. The current interest in ayahuasca is one manifestation of that, but it’s not necessary to take psychotropic substances to access non-ordinary reality. In fact, it’s a really bad idea if you aren not doing it reverently and with proper preparation, as it was originally intended. Now it’s often used as a kind of spiritual shortcut drug trip. Meanwhile, there is no such thing as a spiritual shortcut.

Enjoy exploring and feel free to message me with questions or if you just want someone to share your experiences with.

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