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Psychedelic Nihilism

There's many dark sides to psychedelics, but this is one I do see a lot, especially in solo-trippers and especially with synthetics.

We live in a society rich with Nihilism already. We have to go out of our way to find meaning and purpose beyond the 9 to 5 grind, consumer-slave programming narrative we are fed.

Traditional psychedelic cultures had a pre-existing framework of metaphysics integrated into the whole community, so you could come out of a psychedelic experience into a world supportive of your expanded perspective. There would be a rich mythology and story to what's beyond the material realm. Weaving those worlds together would be smooth and comprehensive.

In the absence of that, hardcore trippers may find themselves pondering epic questions in the face of pervasive skepticism and hollow ideologies, which makes saying "screw it, it's all meaningless" kind of attractive, but life gets unimaginably lonely and dismal with that mindset. When nothing matters, you're just waiting to die.

I promise it doesn't have to be that way. There's no way to empirically verify the subjective experience either way, but if it's a matter of choosing whether or not it's real, you may as well pick the belief that serves your growth and humanity.

So join the revolution and make your psychedelic experiences beneficial rather than handicapping. I've met with a wide variety of psychonauts with a wide variety of existential questions. I'm happy to help make sense of yours.

Original photo by: @takanobu1231


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