Empathogens: The Science and the Magic

The etymology of “seminar” is “seed plot,” so I thought it a fitting description of what I am hoping for on Sunday, when I’m going to share something of my own experience with the psychedelic medicines called empathogens. I have concerns with the conversations we now find everywhere on drug-assisted therapies, and drug legalization. I have some science to share. I’ll describe my own experiments, exploring different ways to use the medicines, and offer some practices that resource me. These medicines light up both the serotonin and dopamine systems in our brains and bodies, so we feel both passion and peace, at the same time. Spoiler alert: we don’t actually need drugs to find this. These molecular messengers are part of every being in the biosphere, and the neuroendocrine systems within and between us. How can we use them in ways that help us belong to this global network of our true belonging? Instead, these medicines are getting mobilized to help people tolerate intolerable systems. Are we going to keep our trauma treatments confined to the very paradigms that created all this awful, ongoing trauma in the first place?

This seminar was recorded: here is a link https://intimacy-institute.teachable.com/courses/ecstatic-belonging/lectures/46272292

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