There has been a recent explosion of the use of mind altering substances – specifically psychedelics; DMT, psilocybin, ayahuasca, mescaline, ketamine, and other forms of experiences that people are attributing to helping them heal and reach deeper spiritual states and expanded consciousness. Some are suggesting that certain psychoactive substances have immense therapeutic potential, especially when it comes to tackling serious, hard-to-manage mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, alcoholism and addictions.
The truth is that this is not a recent phenomenon. For centuries, various cultures and tribes have been using plant medicines and hallucinogens. Some shamans and healers have been incorporating these substances into their healing processes and ceremonies since ancient times.
Are these appropriate and reliable methods? And what are we to say about this recent surge in our society? What’s driving it? Is there any legitimacy to it or is it simply a fad? What long lasting impact will it have?
And above all, what does it tell us about the human condition today, the very need that people have, the void they are looking to fill?
Regardless if you agree or disagree with this approach, these are vital questions that need answers.
Please join Rabbi Simon Jacobson on an eye-opening journey into the Biblical genesis of the human psyche. Discover how the Bible – the best-selling book of all time – defines the very essence of the human being: who you are at the core, what happens to your soul as you enter the toxic world that obfuscates your inner identity, and how do you reclaim yourself. What are healthy and natural methods to reconnect to your innermost self — to experience higher states of consciousness? And what about mind-altering drugs — should or should they not play a role in this process? This fascinating session will alter the way you look at yourself and your life experiences.