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Post-Modern Shamanism: Top 10 Misunderstood Psychedelics

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 18:10
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December 1st, 2016

By Anthony Tyler

Guest writer for Wake Up World

A subject that has received an intense amount of criticism in western culture — and continues to do so — is psychedelic drugs. Despite the fascinating scientific and anthropological results that have come from studies into these substances, there continues to be an enormous lack of funding for scientific research of psychedelics.

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An onslaught of disinformation regarding these chemicals has hindered their research at every turn, and has made it very hard to figure out fact from fear within the subject. Heavy “War on Drugs” regulations keep people in prison for using most of them, even though it is becoming undeniable that not only are each of these substances incredibly healthy and beneficial to the psyche when used responsibly, but also that the notion of addiction to any substance (shamanistic psychedelic or otherwise) is propaganda. Addiction is a painfully real thing, and it happens to the best of people, but there is a difference between physical dependency on a drug, and an addiction to a substance. Addiction is a need to fill a void inside because a person feels neurologically incapable of maintaining themselves, and addictions can form from sex, working, eating, gambling, comic book collecting, romance, and realistically anything else that can successfully take an individual away from the present moment’s fullest reality. Physical dependency is when a body becomes so used to the intake of a chemical that it begins to “malfunction” due to the increasing lack of the chemical in the body. There is a fine line between medicine and maintenance, but there is a difference.

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