Psychedelics and Hypnotherapy
The Similarities between Past Life Regression Therapy (PLT), Life In-Between Lives (LBL), Near Death Experiences (NDE’s) and Ayahuasca, DMT trips, Psilocybin;
There is DEATH, leaving the body, going to the Afterlife and other Realms, other entities, meeting deceased loved ones, meeting soul group, gaining wisdom and love, Council of Elders, Enlightened Beings, going to planning stage for this current life, going to other planets, universes or galaxies, there is God/Source, there is a JOURNEY, there is AWAKENING. There is DUALITY then there is NONDUALITY. But, choosing to follow Awakening journey is often like leading a charge in battle while the bullets are flying.
THE TRAVELLER IS THE JOURNEY
Hypnotherapy and Transpersonal Psychology creates a transpersonal journey which is different to a past life or life between lives regression in one significant way. Our focus in a transpersonal journey is on resolving the problems of client by a process of investigation. The client needs to be ready and willing to face these issues and delve deep. We often utilise the emotions associated with the issue to gather relevant information. At the beginning, we never know where we may go; current life, past lives, life between lives, other realms, future life etc. We simply trust the shift will take place to achieve the desired outcome client needs to be open to explore whatever situation is presented. The death experiences of past lives actives DMT. Clients with an interest in taking psychedelics to even further open mind can create an intention for a psychedelic experience during the session. Although, words are quite inadequate to describe what happens thereafter.
For those who aren't familiar, DMT is a molecule your body creates. It's thought that DMT floods your brain when you die, giving it the name "God Molecule."
Ayahuasca is another way of making DMT available, as a psychedelic medicine that induces altered states of consciousness and serotonin activity in brain areas that have been implicated in introspection and emotional processing. The DMT in the ayahuasca brew interacts with serotonin receptors (specifically, the 5-HT2A subtype) that are the target of traditional drug therapies like SSRIs. 5-HT2A receptors are the main target for other psychedelics including LSD and psilocybin. It has been speculated that many psychedelic experiences from DMT, LSD, Psilocybin etc, contain themes of death. A detached from body feeling and a detachment from sense of self Experience, body is not relevant and one appears in a magnificent soup of consciousness, a different realm.
Ayahuasca has been treated by indigenous tribes as a religious sacrament, a gateway to philosophies, cosmologies, and the Amerind spirit Mother Ayahuasca as well as to the divine within. Quechua language, aya means "spirit, soul", or "corpse, dead body", and waska means "rope" or "woody vine", "liana". The word ayahuasca literally means “Vine of the Dead”.
Many forget much of the trip out of sheer overwhelmed-ness with new insights and the inability to integrate the awareness of a multidimensional existence into the 3D reality they return to. DMT, once ingested, inhaled or activated, you’re likely to feel like the world is fizzling out while your body gives up attempts to keep itself in an alert state. You lie down and are born into a new universe.
… there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without suspecting their existence … No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded. How to regard them is the question—for they are so discontinuous with ordinary consciousness. (James, 1902, p. 298)
THE SELF IS AN ILLUSION;
Personal dramas become boring, once you perceive the brain’s prankster at work, and then you can really relax. As Trungpa writes in his 1984 text, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, “Life is a humorous situation but it is not mocking us.”
When roused back into consciousness, you lack a narrative to explain the time away. The narrative of the story that seems to be your life is just a function of your brain’s mechanisms, not who you really are. Still, the hallucination of consciousness is one we’re all having in tandem. When we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality,” according to Seth. In this agreed-upon reality, we are each separate individuals, whose stories begin with our births and end with our deaths.
Ego death is like being awake and having no sense of personal identity. This feeling, known as "ego death", has been reported by many people experiencing intense psychedelic experiences.Researchers can't say exactly why ego death prompts those going through it to feel as if they’re dying. It may not be like dying at all. Philosopher and psychologist Raymond Moody coined the phrase Near Death Experience (NDE) 1975 in his book ‘Life After Life’. Moody studied 50 people who experienced 'clinical death' but were subsequently revived, identifying common elements: a bright light, a sense of detachment from the body, feelings of security and warmth and encounters with spiritual beings such as angels.“What has amazed me since the beginning of my interest are the great similarities in the reports,” he wrote. “Despite the fact they come from people of highly varied religious, social, and educational backgrounds.
All human distress is rooted in identification with the body and the fear of death; The bad dream of dualistic experience. The Awakening is like becoming lucid to the dream. Each moment of lucidity can bring with it waves of immense peace: the ultimate relief of waking up from the ultimate nightmare. Non-dual awakening; the realisation that all experience is undifferentiated consciousness—dissolves the perceived solidity of the self, as well as the perceived boundary between self and world, often leading to a tremendous sense of freedom, unity, stillness, and wonder.
After the recognition of non-duality follows the process of integrating awakening into the every moment. The pitfalls; emotional reactions and challenges in process, some get stuck in the nihilism of “I am nothing,” others get attached to the grandiose narcissism of “I am everything.” The middle path between these two dualistic poles (I am nothing, I am everything) involves the understanding of the no-thing and the every-thing (arising and disappearing in consciousness), and that "you" don’t have control over any “thing.” Negating the self to nothing or inflating the self to everything are still unconscious efforts by the ego to maintain control and to defend itself against the unspeakable a conceptuality of awareness, which is perceived by the ego as a threat.
The recognition of non-duality is unpredictable. Some report spontaneous awakenings without any prior practice, whereas others meditate for thousands of hours and never awaken. However, Hypnosis, Meditation and Psychedelics appear to be the most reliable, time honoured tools for releasing humans from the grip of the separate self. Neuroscience research demonstrates an overlap in altered states of consciousness; hypnotic, meditative and psychedelic states involving the reduction of activity in the Default Mode Network (DMN), which is responsible for self-referential, ego-driven mind chatter.
Throughout human history, spiritual seekers have used sacred plants and fungi for healing, visionary encounters, and mystical experience. Though this history has been largely obfuscated by prohibitionist attitudes and misinformation, entheogens — substances that “generate the experience of God within” — hold a special place in the development of world religions and countless spiritual traditions. “Psychedelics,” can be traced back to the very dawn of human cultures. Many of the earliest human artefacts — from mushroom shaman effigies in prehistoric African cave paintings to marijuana incense burners in shrines in ancient Europe — depict entheogenic fungi and plants with clear associations to ritual and religious activity. The “foods of the Gods” have been with us from the beginning.
Psychologist Richard Williams revealed an experiment involving clergy and psilocybin. Williams is enlisting priests, rabbis, and Zen Buddhist monks to take drugs, meditate, and “collect inner experiences.” (No Muslim or Hindu clerics agreed to participate.) The study will last a year, so no results are out yet. But Williams told The Guardian in July 2017 that so far, the clerics report feeling simultaneously more in touch with their own faith and greater appreciation for alternate paths. “In these transcendental states of consciousness, people … get to levels of consciousness that seem universal. So a good rabbi can encounter the Buddha within him,” Williams said.
THE JOURNEY OF THE TRAVELLER TELLS THE STORY;
Psychedelics in History and World Religions and Devine Knowledge of the Dead; Once trained Methodist Minister and Old Testament and Inter-Testamental Studies lecturer Marco Allegro left the Christian faith to become a world-renowned scholar in philology (study of ancient languages) and researches into the oldest written language known to man; Sumerian “Cuneiform” text dating back to 3500 BC. From this ancient tongue came the language of the Bible. Over 14 years, Allegro and colleagues carefully deciphered the Dead Sea Scrolls. Do we no longer have to take the New Testament story at its face value? We can trace the proper names and words used in it back to their true and original meanings. Allegro believed Christianity’s origins came from fertility cults, who used psilocybin mushrooms as tools to aid in their spiritual pursuits and these groups created texts like the gospels in order to retain this knowledge while hiding it in plain sight from the Roman empire. The story of Jesus of Nazareth was essentially an allegory, representing the sacred mushroom and its connection with the divine?
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