Question: What do the Masters think about the use of psychedelics for treating illness? There is recent research into the use of substances such as psilocybin, found in psychedelic mushrooms to treat depression. Is it possible that using these drugs in a controlled way can help people improve emotional states, or is it too dangerous in the long term?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Moving Toward Golden Age Relationships.
There are forms of depression that come from the fact that people are not aware that there are other states of consciousness than the one they are in. Again, Jesus just talked about the soul or the word “angels” being very broad context, very broad concepts. And it is the same with depression. Depression actually has reached a point in the psychological profession, where it is a dangerous word to use, because it is used for a wide variety of phenomena that really should have different names and should be diagnosed differently. There are certain forms of what is now called depression that come because people feel trapped, they have no meaning with their lives, they think that what they are experiencing right now is the only experience there can be.
There can be cases where if people experience a different form of consciousness, they suddenly see that there are different forms of consciousness, and perhaps they can change their own state of consciousness. But this is, of course, something that, first of all, should only be used in the short term and second of all, it could also be achieved in different ways.
It could be achieved through the resolution of psychology, various forms of therapy, not necessarily traditional talk therapy, but certainly various forms of therapy that are already available and could, of course, be achieved through spiritual teachings and a spiritual path. It is not the ideal way to use it but of course, in the present situation, where science is so focused on the materialistic world, and therefore sees chemicals as the only way to change the state of mind, then it cannot be said that it is completely without uses, it can help some people.
We naturally do not recommend that our students use drugs, because once you are aware of the spiritual side to life and spiritual teachings, you do not need the drugs, you need to instead work with your psychology until you start having spontaneous experiences of higher states of consciousness.
You cannot make spiritual progress by taking it by force and there is an old example of one of the early people who wrote about psychedelic drugs back in the 50s and 60s, in Alan Watts, who said about drugs that “when you get the message hang up the phone”. In other words, he saw that the only real purpose of drugs was to give people an experience that there were different states of consciousness and once you had that, you should stop using them or you would end up being addicted to them.
You cannot say that in a specific situation there could not be some people that were helped by this but this is a far cry from saying that we are approving of this or recommending drugs, because they will not promote your spiritual growth in themselves. It requires work with your psychology to really attain spiritual growth.
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