Psilocybin in Combination with Meditation Practice Improves Psychological Functioning

Psilocybin in Combination with Meditation Practice Improves Psychological Functioning   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “The ingestion of psilocybin, brought on “mystical” experiences that reduced illness-related anxiety and depression in nearly 80 percent of subjects studied in research trials.” – Andrew McCarron   Psychedelic substances have been used almost since the beginning of recorded history to alter consciousness […]

The Variety of Transcendent States During Meditation

The Variety of Transcendent States During Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Ancient masters described intense transcendent states that result from meditation. A true awakening, transformation of consciousness, oneness with the ALL. Many esoterics have glimpsed these levels of consciousness, and for a few it became a persistent state – enlightenment.” – […]

Drugs Produce Loss of Self Like Spiritual Awakening

Drugs Produce Loss of Self Like Spiritual Awakening   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “People tripping on psilocybin can experience paranoia or a complete loss of subjective self-identity, known as ego dissolution” – Annamarya Scaccia   Psychedelic substances have been used almost since the beginning of recorded history to alter consciousness and produce […]

Making the Ego Go Away is a Mystical Experience

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “When subjected to a scientific experiment, these characteristics proved to be identical for spontaneous and psychedelic mystical experiences. 1. Unity is a sense of cosmic oneness achieved through positive ego transcendence. Although the usual sense of identity, or ego, fades away, consciousness and memory are not lost; . . […]