Consciousness is non-judgmental. So whenever you start judging, remember, it is the mind. Whenever you start judging, remember, it is your conditioning, and your conditioning is not very mature.

via Inner Journies | Meditation.

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”
― Dan Millman

But when one follows the path of the individual, when one lives one’s own
life, one must take mistakes into the bargain; life would not be complete
without them. There is no guarantee that we will not fall into error or stumble
into deadly peril. Anyone who takes the sure road is as good as dead. ― C.G. Jung

Consciousness is non-judgmental. So whenever you start judging, remember, it is the mind. Whenever you start judging, remember, it is your conditioning, and your conditioning is not very mature.

via Inner Journies | Meditation.

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”
― Dan Millman

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
― C.G. Jung

“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.”
― C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It’s all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don’t worry, just be happy. You are already free!
― Dan Millman

“None but ourselves can free our minds.”
― Bob Marley

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”
― Bob Marley

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”
― C.G. Jung

“Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change.
– Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste your time trying to figure it out.
– Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure
– Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.”
― Dan Millman

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
— Socrates

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
― C.G. Jung

“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.”
― Dan Millman

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
― Bob Marley

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
― John Lennon

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
— Socrates

“Here and now…breathe and relax…in battle and in life”
― Dan Millman

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde


Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and/or induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit, although it can be argued that meditation is a goal in and of itself.

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices (much like the term sports), which range from techniques designed to promote relaxation, contacting spiritual guides, building internal energy (chi, ki, prana, etc.), receiving psychic visions, getting closer to God, seeing past lives, taking astral journeys, and so forth, to more technical exercises targeted at developing compassion, love, patience, generosity, forgiveness and more far-reaching goals such as effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration, single-pointed analysis, and an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any and all of life’s activities. Thus, it is essential to be specific about the type of meditation practice under investigation.

Failure to make such distinctions would be akin to the use of the word ‘sport’ to refer to all sports as if they were essentially the same. For example, the overly generic description of meditation as a mere relaxation technique becomes problematic when one attends to the details of many practices. In contrast, we should think about the term “Meditation” as referring to several neighborhoods of New Age practices, shamanistic lucid dreaming and astral journeying, theistic-concentration meditations (clinging to god, Gnosis), contemplation, visualization, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, chakra clearing, kundalini, breathing exercises, training of single-pointed attention, training in mindfulness, training in single-pointed analysis, vision questing, chi building exercises, and so on, developed for various ends.”

via (6) Meditation.

Ibogaine Therapy for Drug Addiction

Ibogaine Therapy for Drug Addiction. – link for published studies

MAPS is currently studying the long-term effects of ibogaine treatment on patients presently undergoing therapy at independent ibogaine treatment centers in Mexico and New Zealand.

MAPS is collecting observational data for the first prospective ibogaine outcome studies in order to contribute to the growing scientific literature about ibogaine as a treatment for drug addiction.

Ibogaine is a psychoactive alkaloid naturally occurring in the West African shrub iboga. While ibogaine is a mild stimulant in small doses, in larger doses it induces a profound psychedelic state. Historically, it has been used in healing ceremonies and initiations by members of the Bwiti religion in various parts of West Africa. People with problem substance use have found that larger doses of ibogaine can significantly reduce withdrawal from opiates and temporarily eliminate substance-related cravings.

See below for a complete timeline of MAPS’ ibogaine therapy research.

image: Christopher Hansen

Although first-hand accounts indicate that ibogaine is unlikely to be popular as a recreational drug, ibogaine remains classified as a Schedule I drug in the United States (it is also scheduled in Belgium and Switzerland). Yet despite its classification as a drug with a “high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use,” people who struggle with substance abuse continue to seek out international clinics or underground providers to receive ibogaine treatment.

By some estimates, ibogaine use has a mortality rate of about 1 in 300. Deaths from ibogaine have been attributed to bradycardia (slowing of the heart), lethal combinations with other substances, liver problems, and other conditions. Anyone interested in using ibogaine to treat substance abuse should carefully weigh the risks and benefits of treatment, and should ensure that medical assistance is available during the session.

For more information about the risks and benefits of ibogaine treatment, see ibogaine.co.uk.

LSD & Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Anxiety

LSD & Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Anxiety.

MAPS is currently designing and funding clinical trials intended to develop psilocybin and LSD into prescription medicines for treating end-of-life anxiety.

Experimental LSD capsule
Experimental LSD capsule from our completed study in Switzerland

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide, a compound whose psychoactive properties were discovered by Dr. Albert Hofmann on April 19, 1943. Psilocybin is a psychedelic compound found in psychedelic mushrooms (also discovered by Hofmann). Psilocybin mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by indigenous cultures for a variety of religious and therapeutic purposes.

The deep personal and often spiritual experiences enabled by the careful use of psilocybin and LSD are well known. MAPS is interested in these substances for their potential to help people with a variety of conditions, focusing primarily on the treatment of anxiety associated with life-threatening illness.

There has been substantial research demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of LSD for treating anxiety in cancer patients, but much of this research was conducted over 35 years ago. MAPS is developing new research protocols that meet modern drug development standards. Our pilot LSD and psilocybin studies will be used to guide the development of future treatment methodologies.