“Psychedelics threaten the very sense of what is real. They make you wonder what the nature of your own self is. They make you wonder what the nature of the society and the cosmos around you is. These musings have no utilitarian value in today’s society.”
…riffiths’ studies have observed a similar decrease in the DMN functioning of long-term meditators. “Much of meditation reduces egoic control, and that maybe happens with psilocybin, and this is why with both meditation and psilocybin, people are brought into the compelling experience of the present moment. They become intensely aware of awareness; they just collapse into the present moment,” Griffiths says.