…alter your understanding…
…the social ramifications engendered by taking psychedelics have alarmed state security apparatuses, historically speaking… only 26 percent of participants attributed consciousness to plants prior to their psychedelic experience; afterwards, that number jumped to 61 percent. The jump for fungi was comparable.
These impacts persisted with survey respondents reporting an average of eight years after the experience in question… relatedly, psychedelics users have been shown to exhibit more environmentally conscious behaviors… following particularly profound experiences during usage of psilocybin, mescaline, ayahuasca, LSD, DMT… proceeded a marked impact on the very concept of consciousness.
Original Article (Salon):
Psychedelics permanently alter your understanding of what has “consciousness,” study says
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