Posts Tagged ‘psychedelics’

Spirit Has More Than One Meaning

Monday, December 7th, 2020

The English word “spirit” has more than one meaning.

The word derives originally from Latin spiritus, “breath”, from spirare “to blow, breathe”.

One common definition is “a spiritual being.” But there are also these meanings:

— Feeling Lively – a lively or brisk quality in a person or in a person’s actions.
— Élan – vigorous spirit or enthusiasm [from Middle French eslan “rush”].
— The creative, animating or vital principle giving life to physical organisms.

When a spiritual being pervades an area, it brings benignity and serenity as it gives life to that area, as embodied in the phrase “the spirit of the woods,” in which a spirit occupies and animates a woodland area.

Spiritual sensation is a gradient scale — from creative and lofty heights at the top, down to destruction and degradation at the bottom. For someone somewhere in the middle or bottom of that scale, it may be hard to imagine the delight of someone at the top.

The highest level of spiritual sensation is aesthetics, and beauty is a consideration of aesthetics. Unfortunately, psychiatry denies the beauty in all of us.

Much of humanity, while trying to reach an exalted height of sensation, beauty and emotion, only gets as high as the taste of beer and an orgasm. But much of that degradation is due to the suppressive influence of psychiatry.

Psychiatry Attacks Aesthetics

Psychiatrist Oscar Janiger (1918-2001) lured hundreds of writers, musicians, actors and filmmakers into taking the hallucinogen LSD, with promises of “vivid aesthetic perceptions” that would lead them to a “greater appreciation of the arts” and enhanced creativity. We know now that this was truly a hallucination.

Medical studies rapidly showed that LSD could induce a psychotic psychedelic experience characterized by intense fear to the point of panic, paranoid delusions of suspicion or grandeur, toxic confusion, and depersonalization. LSD induced the very “madness” psychiatrists claimed to be able to cure. Many artists and others found their lives and careers devastated under the weight of these delusions and the accompanying depersonalization so deliberately promoted by psychiatry.

Now, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) contains thirty hallucinogen-related diagnoses for which psychiatrists can prescribe harmful and addictive psychotropic drugs. Psychiatry first created the problems they then falsely claimed to be able to treat.

Psychiatry Attacks the Creative Mind

For years, psychiatrists have labeled the creative mind as a “mental disorder,” mischaracterizing an artist’s “feverish brilliance” as a manic phase of craziness, or melancholic performances as depression. Vision was redefined as hallucination.

Psychiatrists notoriously and falsely “diagnosed” the creative mind as a “mental disorder,” invalidating the artist’s abilities as “neurosis.” They lectured on the supposedly thin line dividing madness and sanity. Yet the artist is far superior to psychiatry’s materialistic and authoritarian “science” that can blunt the creative mind by redefining it as “madness.”

Some of the artists harmed by psychiatry were Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Ernest Hemingway, Frances Farmer, Billie Holiday, Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), and Kurt Cobain.

It’s not only that creativity is attacked by psychiatry, but also intelligence. The psychiatric industry has a history of deliberately reducing their patient’s intelligence, further harming their creativity. Evidence exists that both electroshock and marijuana lower IQ, and both are heavily promoted as “treatments” by psychiatry.

Recommendations

Normal people have problems that can and must be resolved without recourse to psychiatric drugs or other harmful psychiatric methods. Deceiving and drugging is not the practice of medicine. It is criminal.

People in desperate circumstances must be provided proper non-psychiatric care. Sound medical attention, good nutrition, a healthy, safe environment and activity that promotes confidence, will do far more for a troubled person than repeated drugging, shocks and other psychiatric abuses designed to stifle the spiritual creative impulse.

My psychiatrist said nothing about side effects!

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out, Psych Out

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Over the last few years there has been a surge of interest and media in using psychedelics as psychiatric drugs to “treat” so-called “mental illness.” Need we actually say that this is an insanely bad idea?

For example, psychiatrists have been demanding funds for research using LSD,psilocybin (magic mushroom), MDMA (Ecstasy), marijuana,ketamine and kratom.

Even if psychedelic drugs are administered to consenting subjects, such research demonstrates a fundamental disregard for human life because of the drugs’ mind-altering properties, born out by the psychiatric-intelligence community’s past research of LSD, psilocybin and amphetamines. Not only does psychedelic drug abuse endanger one’s health, but also one’s learning rate, attitudes, personality and overall mental acuity.

Thirty-two million people in the US are reported users of psychedelic drugs, while reports of riots, violence, suicide, and psychotic behavior are rising.

Apparently enough time has passed that the public has forgotten what happened when psychedelics gained notoriety in the 1960s, when LSD pushed by psychiatrists spread into society as a recreational drug and started destroying lives with induced psychosis. Even the psychiatric billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), lists various forms of “hallucinogen intoxication” as a mental disorder so that psychiatrists can make a buck from “treating” it.

The long history of psychiatry’s attempts to promote psychedelics should give us additional clues to their harm. In the last 150 years, psychiatry has been unable to justify any cures using psychedelics. In the 1840’s French psychiatrist Jacques-Joseph Moreau promoted marijuana as a medicine. Psychedelic drugs were studied for mental health conditions in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) was founded in 1986 by Rick Doblin specifically to promote marijuana and psychedelics as “medicines” after his experiments using psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. In 1992, Australian psychiatrists called for heroin, cocaine and marijuana to be sold legally in liquor stores. Today, psychiatrists are embracing all things marijuana because they are getting so many patients with marijuana-related problems such as addiction and psychosis.

A surge of interest in “repurposing” psychiatric drugs for other uses has also surfaced. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced they have launched a clinical trial in patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but who are not sick enough to be hospitalized. The trial is investigating whether the antidepressant fluvoxamine (Luvox)–a drug linked to the Columbine High School shooting in 1999–can be repurposed for COVID-19.

The facts show psychedelics can trigger rage, violence, aggression, and precipitate various mental disorders. Whether given in a clinical setting or illegally abused, the drugs can have harmful outcomes and have no use in the mental health field.

Contact your local, state and federal officials. Let them know what you think about this, and encourage them not to fund psychedelic research.