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comment by theadvancedapes

There is no question that psychedelics should be responsibly incorporated into our society - whether that be in a medical, spiritual, casual, or academic context.

At the same time, Salon's title's are ridiculous click bait.





thenewgreen  ·  2838 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, I would agree regarding Salon.

As for the article itself, this got me thinking:

    The preliminary research findings are convincing. You could even call them awe-inspiring. In one experiment, an astounding two-thirds of participants said the trip was “among the top five most spiritually significant experiences of their lives.”
How many of us could name the top five most spiritually significant events of our lives? It's a pretty loaded question because the word "spiritual" is pretty subjective, imo.

But I'm curious, to anyone reading this, can you name the five easily? Is quantifying such a thing ridiculous?

theadvancedapes  ·  2838 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    the word "spiritual" is pretty subjective, imo.

Agreed. I think it's entirely subjective.

    But I'm curious, to anyone reading this, can you name the five easily? Is quantifying such a thing ridiculous?

I think it depends on the person (so again, just subjective). For me personally, I was never a very "spiritual" person outside of being inspired by the external universe ("the object"). Although that external wonder fuelled my interest in science, as a subjective being I never felt internally enlightened. But I think psychedelics helped me connect to an internal feeling/sensation/experience/whatever - that I can only describe in spiritual terms. I don't personally make a list or rank these experiences, but I do keep records and reflect on them.