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Why are we medicalizing entheogenic sacraments?

Updated: Jul 9, 2023

There’s been much made of enheogen’s potential to help people stop smoking, resolve anxiety and depression, etc. However, it’s far more than that, and trivializing it allows those who feel threatened by them to offer up replacements they claim will do the same thing.

Trauma caused by abuse is odd and unique in that we have the tendency to repress memories. Or, we recall every detail, but don’t recognize we’ve been abused (gaslit). In every session, memories are recovered and dots are connected. Not only childhood memories, but even past lives. As you can imagine, recovering these memories can have dramatic implications for the individuals and families involved. Someone just got exposed. Now, what do we do about it?

The same applies on a larger scale with respect to our culture. This group got exposed, or this institution got exposed. Now, what do we do about it?

The medical/pharmaceutical/therapy industries are currently being exposed. Religious groups who have long opposed entheogens as being the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil are now being exposed. Evil does exist in this realm. It would be extremely naive to believe everyone is in favor of truth about good and evil being revealed.

We know the reasons some directly oppose entheogens. Taking that position is revealing in itself. So, to be effective in their efforts to repress truth, they must take a different approach. Trivializing enheogens by making it about this or that symptom, then offering some substitute instead is an approach that makes the manipulator appear to have benevolent intentions.

But, that ain’t the deal. At all. The medicalization of sacraments is about repressing the knowledge of good and evil.

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