Combining Psychedelics with Capitalism May Cause Unintended Side Effects chacruna.net Submitted by An_Old_Big_Tree on January 29, 2019 at 8:44 AM in Psychedelics 2 comments 8
An_Old_Big_Tree OP wrote
"Some hold the belief that psychedelics will inevitably overwhelm the hearts of capitalists, without considering what capitalism may do to psychedelics. Will psychedelics be restricted to only individualistic (and therefore apolitical) healing and productivity? Will psychedelics be reduced to an elite product that enhances status and feeds egos, as yoga and meditation have been found to do in some Western contexts? Will they become part of “elite perfectibility,” where those who can afford treatment enter an endless cycle of self-improvement? Will a psychedelic hierarchy be enshrined, where a small group of “experts” maintain strict control over their use?"