Spirituality

5 things you should know about ‘psychedelic feminism’

“One of most important things to keep in mind is that plants can be at risk of being over-harvested to extinction just like animals can be,” Helene said. “If a plant becomes popular, people can go crazy trying to harvest as much as they can without consideration to the nature of the plant kingdom — it is abundant but not infinite.”

“Peru considers [ayahuasca] a ‘cultural patrimony,’ which means it’s more important than just being legal — they treasure it,” Helene said. “The irony of calling it a ‘cultural patrimony’ is that most people experience ayahuasca as a female entity in their visions. Not everybody and not all the time, but by far the majority—but hey, at least they’ve legalized it.” While some might be afraid to ingest psychedelics, Helene said sacred psychedelic plants are perfectly safe in the right “set (mindset) and setting (environment).”… “It sounds wild to somebody who hasn’t had this experience, but let’s just take ayahuasca,” Helene told Revelist. “You [should] drink your ayahuasca in the right setting…not just some place in Brooklyn. We take the time to travel to where it is safe, legal, and treasured. Not just safe and legal, but treasured.” Students of psychedelic feminism believe that use of natural psychedelics (e.g. ayahuasca, peyote, and cannabis) can empower women to unlearn sexist beliefs that are pervasive in our culture. “If you were to just combine the benefits of psychedelic journeying in a safe, legal situation…with feminism, with the issues that we are dealing with as females in a male dominated culture, it’s phenomenal,” Zoe Helene, psychedelic feminist and founder of Cosmic Sister, told Revelist

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5 things you should know about psychedelic feminism
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