Start Your Integration Circle

Though we are completely out of the psychedelic closet, I sometimes half-humorously refer to PsychedeLiA’s integration circles as “Psychedelics Anonymous”, simply because the organic evolution of our meetings seems to have surpassed the original intentions. Our circles have become somewhat of a culture, becoming the primary place to meet “The Others”. If you’re interested in starting psychedelic integration circles in your area and not sure where to begin, here are some guidelines to get you going:

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Resign To Redesign

If creation is a transformative process of re-creation, the creator must always be prepared to augment or release the original intention they had as the vision’s essence continues to refine. Psychedelic integration, if anything, is a process of refinement and re-creation - of one’s Self and of one’s life. My psychedelic integration practice in recent months has revealed the need to redefine my professional palette along with new visions that are waiting to emerge. After a sincere attempt to balance the current  load it now feels necessary to clear my desk in order to allow new assignments to realize their potential.

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Fungi Child

In the depth of 5 grams there I found my 5 year old inner child, trapped beneath the overwhelmed, overworked and tired moma, wife, daughter, friend and professional facades. A misunderstood face of rejection and loneliness, she was ugly but cute, obnoxious and endearing. Sweeping her into my arms I made a choice to forgo the familiar sensation of victimhood and claim ownership of this neglected piece of myself.

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In The Realms of Consciousness: Psychological Processes of Psychedelic Integration

Psychoanalyst Carl Jung denied ever using psychedelic substances or administering them to patients and fervently challenged their use as means for personal growth. This article examines the foundations of the psychedelic integration process through core concepts of depth psychology, and how potentially solidifying fleeting psychedelic experiences through ongoing integration practice can further amplify and sustain the inevitable undertaking of human transformation.

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The Pregnant Integration Caterpillar

Heading down the rabbit hole of pregnancy and my upcoming role as a mother, this is a raw account of my psychological transformation and the ways psychedelic integration was the much-needed vehicle of growth that prepared me for the next stage of my personal, professional and spiritual evolution. 

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Psychedelics and the Transpersonal State: Preparation & Integration

The transpersonal realm is a direct experience of spiritual dimensions within non-ordinary states of consciousness, surpassing reality perceived in everyday consciousness, and can be extremely difficult to integrate into ordinary states of consciousness. Responsible creators of the psychedelic experience users have a high level of agency over the way they can prepare to meet transpersonal states, and how they safely integrate these states in the aftermath. Here are some preparation and integration tools.

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The Meaning & Purpose of Psychedelic Integration

An aspect that is often overlooked in psychedelic use is the importance of integrating the psychedelic experience following the session. Psychedelic integration is the mindful rebalancing of the mind, spirit and body, and actively anchoring the insights gleaned in the psychedelic realm in our default state of consciousness and everyday lives. But what does the integration process look like, and what is its ultimate purpose?

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