Lucy in the sky… psychedelics
Venture capital is afoot in psychedelic country, practically boiling under the surface. Advertising for emerging psychedelic clinics and services will predictably tap into the same utopian rhetoric promising a bright, progressive future.
A medical model treats psychedelic therapy as a solution to individual mental illnesses, but these individual neuroses have roots that draw nourishment from bedrock dysfunction. The irony that the entire industry of advertising is founded upon systemic exaggeration and targeted emotional manipulation should not be lost here … Pretending psychedelics will cure ideological “diseases” without agitating for accompanying (and necessary!) systemic change is just that: pretend.
Original Article (Psymposia):
Lucy In The Sky With Nazis: Psychedelics and the Right Wing
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