“LSD is a catalyst or amplifier of mental processes. If properly used it could become something like the microscope or telescope of psychiatry.”
― Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., Psychedelic Researcher and Therapist

“Start where you are. This is very important. Meditation practice is not about later, when you get it all together and you’re this person you really respect. You may be the most violent person in the world—that’s a fine place to start. That’s a very rich place to start—juicy, smelly. You might be the most depressed person in the world, the most addicted person in the world, the most jealous person in the world. You might think that there are no others on the planet who hate themselves as much as you do. All of that is a good place to start.”

― Pema Chödrön

“Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.”

—Timothy Leary

“I think psychedelic medicine has the potential to help heal the wounds of those suffering from racial trauma and bring healing to the consciousness of those who perpetrate and perpetuate racial violence.”

—Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., certified psychedelic therapist

“I am certain that the LSD experience has helped me very much. I find myself with a heightened color perception and an appreciation of beauty almost destroyed by my years of depression… The sensation that the partition between ‘here’ and ‘there’ has become very thin is constantly with me.”
― Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, in a 1957 letter

“The full experience of a negative emotion is the funeral pyre of that emotion.”
― Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., Psychedelic Researcher and Therapist

I sometimes forget
that I was created for joy.
My mind is too busy.
My heart is too heavy.
Heavy for me to remember
that I have been called
to dance
the sacred dance
for life.
I was created to smile
to love
to be lifted up
and lift others up.
Oh sacred one
Untangle my feet
from all that ensnares.
Free my soul
that we might
and that our dancing
might be contagious.
— Hafiz