Our main goal is education and safety. When done properly, and with professionals, a psychedelic journey can be a life changing experience. For too long these substances have been demonized and held down by western society when they have been used for centuries as teachers to many indigenous and consciousness seekers alike. Let’s take a journey!
We address the Psychedelic experience through the lens of yoga. With gentle movement, breath work, meditation, sound and the 6 S’s we can facilitate an experience that can help someone in their journey to return to wholeness.
Set’ is short for the mindset during a trip. It includes the preparation and expectations of the voyager and guide before embarking on a psychedelic experience.
Before a psychedelic experience, the Voyager (person taking the psychedelic) should make a number of preparations. First off, the Voyager needs to approach the psychedelic experience as a three-day experience, not a one day trip. On the first day, stay quiet and unhurried. Set aside time for self-reflection and spend part of the day in nature. On the second day, consume the psychedelic. On the third day, begin to integrate the experience and record your discoveries and insights.
The setting is the surrounding in which the trip occurs. Indoors or out in nature. Many trips combine these two atmospheres. I’ve had many voyages where I begin my trip outside and retire to an indoor location later on. Alternatively, one can experience the most intense period of a psychedelic trip inside, and, then, explore nature.
In terms of atmosphere, music is critical for an enlightening entheogenic experience. In fact, according to the Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: “Most cultures that use plants for healing, divination, or spiritual revivification use music to facilitate the transition from one level of awareness to another and to enhance the feeling of safety by providing nonverbal support.”
It is very important that you have a substance that is clean and trustworthy. Who grew or made it? Where did it originate? Was it harvested sustainably? You should do plenty of research. What is a standard dose? What is large dose? What is the lethal dose or (LD-50)? Know what you are getting yourself into.
Do you have a guide for the session? Someone to take care of you?
For any user of psychedelics (especially a new user), a guide for your trip is recommended. An ideal guide is someone who has extensive experience with psychedelics – both taking them and guiding others through psychedelic experiences.
The sitter acts as a reassuring figure in the midst of a disorientating experience. He or she takes care of the physical setting, monitors the music, and, most importantly, acts as a sensitive pillar of support for the voyager.
Session’ refers to the general time for a voyage and the particular aspects of a voyage. According to the Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, there are six stages to a psychedelic session:
‘Situation’ refers to how the Voyager integrates the experience into his or her life. It begins before the formal session and extends for weeks, or even months, into the future.
Make a pointed effort to sit down and figure out what matters most to you from your experience: Did you have any groundbreaking insights into your habits, daily actions, or thought processes? Are there any people in your life who you should reach out to? Or, alternatively, people who bring you down and you must leave behind?
Be patient with yourself when making these decisions. Do not make any major life changes for the first few weeks. Instead, give yourself time to integrate your experience. The exception would be to stop any toxic behaviors, like overconsumption of alcohol or drugs.
If you plan to talk to others about your experience, understand many will not be interested. Remember, your psychedelic trip is primarily an internal experience. Keep it internal. Grow from it. Use it to help you
Our mission is to provide information and education around the topic of nature-based healing. While we do not condone or encourage the use of any illegal substances, we understand the individuals may choose of their own accord, to use them. Our aim is to provide education and guidance for harm reduction and safe, holistic practices.
**WE DO NOT PROVIDE THE SUBSTANCE JUST THE EXPERIENCE**
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