In this conversation with Therapist Associate Mihai Algiu we discuss the potential of psychedelics in bringing hidden traumas to the surface and healing them. We also talk about the potential of these modalities in spiritual development and integration and also the risks involved with their use in an inappropriate set and setting.
To contact Mihai’s website: https://circleofbeingshadowwork.com/
Mihai was born in Romania during the communist, Soviet controlled totalitarian regime. His path drawn him to the teachings of Gurdjieff/Ouspensky (the Fourth Way) and continued to studying and applying the teachings of many spiritual teachers and traditions such as Soto Zen, Vipassana meditation, Adyashanti, Dr David Hawkins, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle which led him to finding the non-dual direct path in the tradition of Francis Lucille, Laura Lucille, Rupert Spira as well as their teachers and lineages. Mihai is currently practicing somatic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, as well as groups in 1:1 sessions as well as weekly groups and intensives. He is deeply drawn to being in nature, hotsprings, archery, as well as listening and playing music especially drums…but he continues to be forever drawn and dedicated to the experiential study of consciousness, reality, subconscious deepening his self exploration and continuing to integrate and hybridize new modalities
00:00 Potential of psychedelics in trauma, repression, integration and spirituality
02:26 Discovering and working with MDMA
05:13 The range of psychedelics application in repression therapy
06:11 Mechanisms of repression versus supression?
09:20 Path of Meditation and Satsang versus psychedelics for working with trauma
13:59 What’s the pain body ?
17:22 Further aspects of plant medicines, integration and depletion
21:36 What’s integration and potential of addiction in use of psychedelics
24:02 Psychedelic experience and developmental stage of the spiritual aspirant
27:05 Guided by Love versus looking for the Shadow
31:00 Resourcefulness and grace in the spiritual path
32:46 Range of sense of control and psychedelics