AuthorTopic: Atheists Found “God” or “Ultimate Reality” After Taking Psychedelic Drugs  (Read 213 times)

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The use of psychedelic drugs to treat psychological illness is showing promising results, but the spiritual side effects are rarely mentioned. Early data show they can help people heal from post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and addiction, but “supernatural” or “divine” experiences are remarkably common for these patients as well. To better understand how these mystical encounters affect people in the long term, scientists publishing in PLOS One assessed the mental health effects they had on over 4,000 people who had experienced them.

In the paper, published Tuesday, psychiatry and neuroscience researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine describe the shifts that those people felt following drug-induced and non-drug-induced encounters with “God,” a “Higher Power,” an “Ultimate Reality,” or an “Aspect or Emissary of God” (an angel).
"25 percent were atheists before their DMT experience, but only 7 percent were after."

Through anonymous online surveys, 3,476 people reported supernatural encounters that they had while on psilocybin(magic mushrooms), LSD, ayahuasca, or DMT. An additional 809 people reported they had non-drug encounters with supernatural or divine forces, but the survey did not gather information on what, if anything, apparently sparked their experiences.

One of the paper’s most striking findings is that people who identified as atheists dropped that identity after a psychedelic encounter with something that felt greater than themselves. Twenty-one percent of the psychedelic users reported being atheists before their experience, while only 8 percent reported being atheists after. The biggest absolute change in atheist status occurred after mystical encounters induced by DMT: 25 percent were atheists before their experience, versus only 7 percent after.


https://www.inverse.com/article/55228-atheists-stopped-being-atheists-after-taking-psychedelics
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The use of psychedelic drugs to treat psychological illness is showing promising results, but the spiritual side effects are rarely mentioned. Early data show they can help people heal from post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and addiction, but “supernatural” or “divine” experiences are remarkably common for these patients as well. To better understand how these mystical encounters affect people in the long term, scientists publishing in PLOS One assessed the mental health effects they had on over 4,000 people who had experienced them.

In the paper, published Tuesday, psychiatry and neuroscience researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine describe the shifts that those people felt following drug-induced and non-drug-induced encounters with “God,” a “Higher Power,” an “Ultimate Reality,” or an “Aspect or Emissary of God” (an angel).
"25 percent were atheists before their DMT experience, but only 7 percent were after."

Through anonymous online surveys, 3,476 people reported supernatural encounters that they had while on psilocybin(magic mushrooms), LSD, ayahuasca, or DMT. An additional 809 people reported they had non-drug encounters with supernatural or divine forces, but the survey did not gather information on what, if anything, apparently sparked their experiences.

One of the paper’s most striking findings is that people who identified as atheists dropped that identity after a psychedelic encounter with something that felt greater than themselves. Twenty-one percent of the psychedelic users reported being atheists before their experience, while only 8 percent reported being atheists after. The biggest absolute change in atheist status occurred after mystical encounters induced by DMT: 25 percent were atheists before their experience, versus only 7 percent after.


https://www.inverse.com/article/55228-atheists-stopped-being-atheists-after-taking-psychedelics

Interesting stats......I'm guessing that last seven percent of hardcore atheists change their minds, too, after experiencing the powerful out-of-body experience known as death.
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My thought with atheists is this....

When they trip out on LSD or ??? to remove the analytical mind from the forefront, people meet their higher self or super consciousness  :icon_sunny:

There will be an uptick in this & other radical forms of cure for what ails us. People & Quack-A-Demia need to understand that the quantum adjustment needs to take
place prior to the results coming to fruition in the physical. 

I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

 

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