5 Unspoken Effects of Psychedelics No One Tells You About

Integration Challenges, Afterglow, and Lasting Changes

Alexandre Porto
Cabbanis

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Taking a psychedelic is not like taking a magic pill. Your problem does not disappear once you return from your mystical ceremony without considerable effort. We hear a lot of trip reports exploring the changes in senses and consciousness that happen during the experience, but not a lot of people speak about the underlying effects that are ultimately responsible for long-lasting changes.

1 — Integration Challenges:

Making sense of a psychedelic ceremony can be tough. In the days and weeks following a significant mystical experience, the participant undergoes the process of integration — a phase of self-discovery and improvement.

In self-discovery, there is the reality that some parts of ourselves are hard to face. There are memories, and thoughts living inside ourselves that are not always easy to deal with, but often necessary for growing. As a psychonaut, you need to be prepared for emotional disturbance as these deeply seated thoughts find their way to the surface of your consciousness.

The emotion imbalance experienced during the integration phase can be surprising to beginners. Try to observe these disturbing thoughts approach them…

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Alexandre Porto
Cabbanis

Pieces of the integral man. Specialist in the responsible use of psychedelics. https://t.me/perrella