Sunday Brunch: tripping alone, Colombian BBQs, and more
This week's best reads on ecstatic ethics and integration
Welcome to another Sunday Brunch, the weekly round-up of what’s caught our eye on ecstatic and psychedelic integration and ethics.
Hope you enjoyed our long-read on the challenges facing psychedelic guides. A lot of work went into that piece and I really appreciate the guides and therapists who spoke to me or responded to my online survey. These people deserve more appreciation. I interviewed a bunch of people for the article, including Rachel Harris, author of new book Swimming with the Sacred, about the work of women elders in the psychedelic underground. You can hear her talk more about that book here. One thing she said struck me: 'I've never heard of so many people tripping at home alone. People always did it but now a lot of people are doing it. There’s a generational difference.'
I wondered if people today are ‘tripping alone’ more than they used to in the 1950s and 1960s? I can’t think of any solo trip reports from the 1950s and 1960s, can you? Though there were some in the 1890s. Certainly, it seems to be the most popular way to trip, according to this online survey by the great Twitter account, The Archaic Revival . It’s interesting - people say psychedelics will connect us together and heal us from our atomization, yet most people are tripping alone!
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