I’m so glad that you’ve found my new page, an intersection where lady magick and psychedelics meet!
If you’re a lady (or a lady-supporter!) and you happen to enjoy exploring the occult both academically and in practice, as well as discussion about the usage and potential of plant medicines, I think we’ll get along just fine!
I’ve called this page “Lady Psychonaut,” and I suppose I should briefly explain why. 🙂
I see myself as a life-long explorer of inner space. I have always been fascinated by ritual, trance, meditation and otherwise altered mental states.
Naturally, as I got older my curiosity expanded to include mind-altering substances. I began researching these quite extensively in my spare time.
Yes, there has been some experimentation in my life, but I do not believe in mindlessly doing drugs. (Or mindlessly doing anything, really!) I am generally very cautious about what I put in my body. I like to know that the pros of taking a a substance far outweigh the cons, and that my curiosity is not putting me in danger.
That rules out a lot of things. I’m not about to try heroin or cocaine. (Then again, I’m not interested in eating a fast food hamburger either!) I am generally aiming for a healthy body and healthy mind.
I’m also looking to achieve a more spiritually whole life. It hasn’t escaped my notice that psychedelics have a track record of helping with that.
In fact, I have never understood the downplaying of psychedelic experience with regards to spiritual growth. Basically, if mushrooms change you, and make you less of a jerk, then I’m all for it. 😉
Lately, I’ve been noticing that psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, and that’s very exciting! However, there are still many hurdles to normalized psychedelic use in therapy and recreation. Those opting to try psychedelics must contend with everything from the legality of these substances, to stigma, to good ol’ fashioned lack of research.
Not only that, but I believe that a purely scientific and analytical approach cannot help but miss some of the psychedelic mystery. Let us not forget that people tend to have spiritual awakenings and transcendental experiences involving psychedelics.
I could probably write all day about how psychedelics can fit nicely into the paradigm of spiritual experience, but for now let’s just get down to brass tacks…
I’m going to talk about witchy stuff and psychedelic stuff. I’m doing it from a feminine perspective, because I identify as female, and because masculine voices seem to dominate this realm of enquiry. You’re going to be able to catch me soon on my podcast, and I will be posting a lot about psychedelic experiences and the instigators of those experiences (both human and chemical) right here.
I’d like to close by offering my salute to all brave Lady Psychonauts! Let us continue to delve into the depths of inner space, traverse magickal worlds, deepen our understandings, and examine the cutting edge of the very latest in psychedelic research! All, of course, while looking damn fine doing it!