Navigating Plant Medicine and Psychedelic Spaces

“Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out indefinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel at the net’s every node, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering like stars of the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that the process of reflection is infinite. The Hua’yen school [of Buddhism] has been fond of this image, mentioned many times in its literature, because it symbolizes a cosmos in which there is an infinitely repeated interrelationship among all the members of the cosmos. This relationship is said to be one of simultaneous mutual identity and mututal intercausality.”

~ Francis H. Cook, Hua-yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra

So, you’ve sat with the Grandmother or Grandfather. NOW WHAT?

How does one integrate all of the lessons and blessings received during ceremony or within the experience?

What did all of it mean?

~ Everyone Ever in the History of Plant Medicine

This is part of the reason, I believe we sit with plant medicine in the first place – in order to find or create meaning in our lives. A means to disintegrate from any foreign intelligence(s) and to connect deeply with your own innate intuitive wisdom and knowledge.

Your sovereign divinity.

Plant medicine plays a special role in many communities, and has for several millennia. Our species has evolved with natural entheogenic plant medicines for thousands and thousands of years, and here we are in the 21st century coming to learn more about why we need it in the western world and how Plant Medicine is shaping our communities from within.

I find it interesting that some of us must first disintegrate in order to integrate more deeply into the infinite bliss that is our cosmos.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
     Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
     So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
     Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself
     He threshes you to make your naked.
     He sifts you to free you from your husks.
     He grinds you to whiteness.
     He kneads you until you are pliant;
     And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

     All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.

     But if in your heart you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
     Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
     Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
     Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
     Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
     For love is sufficient unto love.

~Khalil Gibran “The Prophet”

We must strip ourselves naked from all of the impurities that we clutch onto. And as we disintegrate from the “shell” of who we thought we were, we are able to begin truly growing. A seed doesn’t know its a tree, it just grows. And that there I feel is plant medicine and psychedelics in one paragraph.

Entheogens teach us to strip ourselves of our predetermined egos that were set by the public school system, our governments, and parental ideologies that were ingrained into us as children, simply due to the fact that our parents didn’t know any better, and our species is at a point of critical mass in our evolutionary trajectory.

We are beginning to learning, again.

Take it easy for the next couple of weeks, as you begin to integrate a new method of operating. Your hardware just got a software upgrade and it takes time to update and unpack all of the code running within your being. Our bodies are supercomputers. This is nothing new to anyone who has ever used a computer and thought “I wonder if this is how my brain works?” (1’s and 0’s, Binary code, Electrical Impulse and stimulus.)

As our species seats themselves more deeply within this awareness of Self, we are able to grasp a certain level of meta-cognition.

The ‘meta’ of who we are is something we come into contact with while out there. While in the psychedelic experience, much of what we come in contact with is an extrication process of the self to the Self. We are dissolving old paradigms that no longer serve us as individuals.

The coming of age ritual. When we transition from being a girl/boy into being a woman/man.

A boy to a man. A man to a hunter. A hunter to a warrior. A warrior to a father. A father for all. And Peace for all beings.

A girl to a woman. A woman to an educator. An educator to a Mother. a mother to Goddess. The blessings of all beings.

As we move into spring, Raw Dimension will be releasing a program into the community that will hopefully provide some deeper insight into Entheogenic Plant Medicine and Education as we get closer to decriminalization Nation wide.

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The Holy Sermon


. . .The glory of all things, God, and that which is divine and the divine nature, the beginning of things that are. God, and the mind, and nature, and matter, and movement, and necessity, and the end, and CHANGE.

For there was in the chaos. . .an infinite darkness in the abyss or bottomless depth, and water, and a subtle in spirit intelligible in power; and there went out the holy light, and the elements were coagulated from the sand out of the moist substance.

And all the gods distinguished the nature full of seeds.

and when all things were determined an unraveled, the light things were divided on high. And the heavy things were founded upon the moist sand, all things being terminated or divided by fire, Heaven was seen in seven circles.

And the gods were seen in their ideas of the stars, with all their signs, and the stars were numbered with the gods in them. And the sphere was all bordered with air, carried about in a circular motion by the spirit of God.

And every god, by his internal power, did that which was commanded him; and there were made four-footed things, and creeping things, and such as live in the water, and such as fly, and every fruitful seed, and grass, and the flowers of all plants, all which had sowed in themselves the seeds of regeneration.

As also the generations of men, to the knowledge of the divine works, and a lively or working testimony of nature, and a multitude of men, and the dominion of all things under Heaven, and the knowledge of good things, and to be increased in increasing, and multiplied in multitude.

And every soul in flesh, by the wonderful working of the gods in the circles, to the beholding of heaven, the gods divine works, and the operations of nature; and for signs of the good things, and the knowledge of the divine power, and to find out every cunning working of good things.

So it begins to live in them, and to be wise according to the operation of the course of the circular gods; and to be resolved into that which shall be great monuments and the memory of the cunning works done upon earth, leaving them to be read by the darkest of times.

And every generation of living flush, of fruit, seed and all handicrafts, though they be lost, must of necessity be renewed by the renovation of the gods, and of the nature of the circle, moving in number; for it is a divine thing that every worldly temperature should be renewed by nature; for in that which is divine is nature also established.

Poèmandres VIII

. . . But to the foolish, and evil, and wicked, and envious, and covetous, and murderous, and profane, I am far off. giving place to the revenging daemon, which applying unto him the sharpness of fire, torment such a mans senses, and arm him the more to all wickedness, that he may obtain the greater punishment. And such a man never ceases, having unfulfilled desires, and unsatisfied concupiscence, and always fighting in darkness; for the daemon always afflicts and torments him continually, and increases the fire upon him more and more . . .

I asked, You have, Oh mind, most excellently taught me all things, as I desired; but tell me, moreover, after the return is made, what then?

. . .He replied, First of all, in the resolution of the material, body, the body itself is given up to alteration, and the form which is had becomes invisible; and the idle manners are permitted, and left to the daemon, and the senses of the body return into their origins, being parts, and again made up into operations.

And anger, and concupiscence, go into the brutish or unreasonable nature; and the rest strive upward by harmony.

And to the first zone it gives the power it had of increasing and diminishing.

And to the second, machinations or plotting of evils, and one effectual deceit or craft.

to the third, the idle deceit of concupiscence.

To the fourth, the desire of rule, and insatiable ambition.

To the sixth, evil and ineffectual gluttony.

To the seventh, subtle falsehood, always lying in wait.

And then being made naked of all the operations of harmony, it comes to the eighth nature, having its proper power, and sings praise to the father with the things that are, and all they that are present rejoice, and congratulate the coming of it; and being made like to them with whom it converses, it hears also the powers that are above the eighth nature, singing praise to God in a certain voice that is strange to them.

And then in order they return unto the father, and themselves deliver themselves to the powers, and becoming powers they are part of God.

This is the good, and to them that know, to be desired.

Furthermore, why do you say, what rests, but that understanding all men thou become a guide, and leader to them that are worthy; that the kind of humanity, or mankind, may be saved by God?

When Poèmandres had thus said this to me, he was mingled among the powers.

But I, giving thanks, and blessing the father of all things, rose up, being enabled by him, and taught the nature of the nature of the whole, and having seen the greatest sight or spectacle.

And I began to preach unto men, the beauty and fairness of piety and knowledge:

Oh people, men, born and made of the earth, which have given yourselves over to drunkenness and sleep, and to the ignorance of God, be sober and cease your surfeit, by which you are allured and visited by brutish and unreasonable sleep.

And they that heard me come willingly can with one accord; and then I said father:

Why, Oh men of the offspring of Earth, Why have you delivered yourselves over unto death, having power to partake of immortality? repent and change your minds, you that have together walked in error, and have been darkened in ignorance.

Depart from that dark light, be partakers of immortality, and forsake corruption.

And some of them that heard me, mocking and scorning went away, and delivered themselves up to the way of Death.

But others casting themselves down before my feet, besought me that they might be taught; but I, causing them to rise up, became a guide of mankind, teaching them the reasons how, and by what means they may be saved. And I sowed in them the words of Wisdom, and nourished them with ambrosia of immortality.

And when it was evening and the brightness of the same began wholly to go down, I commanded them to go down, I commanded them to give thanks to God; and when they had finished their thanksgiving, everyone returned to their own lodging.

But I wrote in myself the bounty and benevolence of Poèmandres; and being filled with what I most desired, I was exceedingly glad.

For the sleep of the body was the sober watchfulness of the mind; and the shutting of my eyes the true sight, and my silence great with child and full of good; and the pronouncing of my words the blossoms and fruits of good things.

And thus it came to pass, which I received from my mind, that is Poèmandres, the lord of the word; whereby I became inspired by God with the truth.

For which cause, with my soul and whole strenth, I give praise and blessing unto God the father.

Holy is God, the father of all things.
Holy is God, whose will is performed and accomplished by his own powers.
Holy is God, that determines to be known, and is known by his own.
Holy art thou, that by your word has established All things.
Holy art Thou, of whom all nature is the image.
Holy art Thou, whom nature did not form.
Holy art Thou, that are stronger than all power.
Holy art Thou, that are stronger than all excellency.
Holy art Thou, that are better than all praise.

Accept these reasonable sacrifices from a. pure soul, and a heart that stretched out to you.

Oh unspeakable, unutterable, to be praised with Silence.

I beseech you, that I may never err from the knowledge of you, Lord. Look mercifully upon me, and enable me, and enlighten with this grace those that are in ignorance, the brothers of my kind, but your sons.

Therefore I believe in you, and bear witness, and go into the life and light.

Blessed art thou, Oh Father; thy man would be sanctified with you, as you have given him all power.

Poèmandrès VII

After these things, I said, you are my mind, and I am in love with reason.

Staff of Hermès

Then said Poèmander, This is the mystery that to this day is hidden and kept secret; for nature being mingled with man, brought forth a wonder most great; for he/man having the nature of the harmony of the seven, from him who I told you, the fire, and the spirit, nature, continued not, but forthwith brought forth seven men, all hermaphrodites, and sublime, or on high, according to the natures of the seven governors.

for nature being mingled with man, brought forth a wonder most great; for he/man having the nature of the harmony of the seven, from him who I told you, the fire, and the spirit, nature, continued not, but forthwith brought forth seven men, all hermaphrodites, and sublime, or on high, according to the natures of the seven governors.

And after these things, Oh Poèmander, I said, I am now coming into a great desire and longing to hear, and to listen; do not digress or leave.

But he said, KEEP SILENCE, for I have not yet finished the first speech.

I said, behold, I am silent.


The generation therefore of these seven was after this manner:
The air being feminine and the water desirous of copulation, took from the fire its ripeness, and from the ethereal spirit, and so nature produced bodies after the species and shape of men.

And man was made of life and light, into soul and mind;
of life the Soul, and of light the Mind.

And so all the members of the sensible world, continued unto the period of the end, bearing rule and generating.

Hear now the rest of that speech you so much desire to hear.

When that period was fulfilled, the bond of all things was loosened and untied by the will of God; for all living creatures of being are hermaphrodites, or male and female twain, were loosened and untied together with man;

and so the males were apart by themselves
and the females likewise.

And straightway God said to the holy word:
increase in increasing and multiplying in multitude all you my creatures and creations. And let him that is imbued with a mind, know himself to be immortal; and that the cause of death is the love of the body, and let him learn all things that are.

When he had thus said, Providence by fate of harmony, made the mixtures and established the generations, and all things were multiplied according to their kind. And he that knew himself, came at length to the possessed of every substantial good.

But he that through the error of vanity loved the body, continues wandering in darkness, sensible, suffering the things of Death.

I said, but why do they that are ignorant, sin so much, that they should therefore be deprived of immortality?

He replied, You seem not to have understood what you have heard.

I said, I seem so to you; but I both understand and remember them.

He said, I am glad for your sake if thou understood them.

I replied, Tell me why are they worthy of death, that are in Death?

He replied, Because there goes a sad and dismal darkness before its body; of which darkness is the moist nature, of which moist nature the body consists in the sensible world, from where death is derived.

Do you understand?

I replied, But why, or how does he that understands, go or pass into God?

He replied, That which the word of God said, say I:
Because the father of all things consists of life and light whereof man is made.

I replied, You reply very well.

He said, God and the father is light and life of which man is made. If therefore you learn and believe yourself to be of the life and light, you will again pass into life.

I replied, But yet tell me more, Oh my mind, how I shall go into Life.

He replied, God says:
let man, imbued with a mind, take heed, consider, and know himself well.

I asked, Have not all men a mind?

Poèmandres then said:

Take heed what you say.

for I the mind come unto men that are holy and good, pure and merciful, and that live piously and religiously; and my presence is a help unto them. And forthwith they know all things, and lovingly they supplicate and propitiate the father; and blessing him, they give him thanks, and sing hymns unto him, being ordered and directed by filial affection and natural love. And before they give up their bodies to the death of them, they hate their senses, knowing their works and operations.

Rather I that am the mind itself, will not suffer the operations or works, which happen or belong to the body, to be finished and brought to perfection in them; but being the porter or doorkeeper, I will shut up the entrances of evil, and cut off the thoughtful desires of filthy works.


For the mind being God, male and female, life and light, brought forth his word, another mind or workman; which by being God of the fire, and of the spirit, fashioned and formed seven other governors, which in their circles contain the tangible world, whose government or disposition is called fate or destiny.

It straightway came forth, or exalted itself from the downward elements of God, The word of God, into the clean and pure workmanship of nature, and was united to the workman, mind, for it was con-substantial; and so the downward born elements of nature were left without reason, that they might be the only matter.

But the workman, mind, together with the word, containing the circles, and spinning them about, turned round as a wheel, his own workmanship; and suffered them to be turned from an indefinite beginning to an indeterminable end., for the always begin where they end.

And the circulation or running round of these, as the mind wills, out of the lower or downward-born elements, brought forth unreasonable or brutish creatures, for they had no reason, the air flying things and the water such as swim.

and the Earth and the water were separated, one from the other as the mind willed; and the Earth brought forth from herself, such living creatures as she had, four-footed and creeping beasts, wild and tame.

But the father of all things, the mind being life and light, brought forth man like unto himself, whom he loved as his proper birth; for he was all beauteous, having the image of his father.


Poèmandrès IV

Hermetic Cross


. . . When he had said these things, he was changed in his idea or form, and straightaway, in the twinkling of an eye, ALL things were opened unto me. And I saw an infinite sight, all things were becoming light, both sweet and exceedingly pleasant; and I was wonderfully delighted in seeing it.

But after a little while, there was a darkness made in part, coming down obliquely, fearful and hideous, which seemed to me to be changed into a certain moist nature, unspeakably troubled, which yielded a smoke as from fire; and from which proceeded a voice unutterable, and very mournful, but inarticulate, inasmuch as it seemed to have come from the light.

Then from the light, a certain holy word joined itself into nature, and then came the pure and unmixed fire from the moist nature upwards on high; it was exceeding light, and sharp, and dynamic as well. And the air, which was also light, followed the spirit and mourned up to fire insomuch that it seemed to hang and depend upon it.

And the Earth and the water stayed by themselves so mingled together, that the Earth could not be seen for the water, but they were moved because of the spiritual word that was carried upon them.

Then said Poèmander to me, Do you understand this vision, and what it means? I shall know, said I. Then said he, I am that light, the mind, thy God, who am before the moist nature that appeared out of the darkness; and that bright and shining word from the mind is the Son of God.

How is that,
I asked?
he replied, by understanding it:

That which in you that sees and hears the word of the Lord and the mind of the Father. God, differs not one from the other; and the union of these is Life.

I said, I thank thee.
He said, but first conceive well the light in your mind, and know it.

When he had said thus, for a long time we looked steadfastly one upon the other, insomuch that I trembled in his Idea or form.

But when he nodded to me, I beheld in my mind the light that is innumberable, and the truly indefinite ornament or world; and that fire is comprehended or contained in by a great moist power, and constrained to keep its place and form.

These things I understood, seeing the word, or Poèmander; and when I was mightily amazed.

he said again unto me, Have you seen in your mind that archetypal form which was before the indeterminate and infinite beginning?
Thus said Poèmander to me.

But how, I said, or from what substance are the elements of nature made?

He said, Of the Will and Counsel of God; which taking the word and beholding the beautiful world imitated it, and so made this world, by the principles and vtial seeds or soul-like productions of itself.

– The Hermetist

The Seven Universal Laws III

The Immutable
Law of Vibration


“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates”.

– The Kybalion

The Law of Vibration

The third of the seven Universal Laws tells us that “the whole universe is but a vibration;” Science has confirmed that everything in the Universe, including you, is pure energy vibrating at different frequencies.

The axiom that “like energy attracts like energy”, upon which the Law of Attraction is based, has it’s foundation in this Law. Everything that we experience with our five physical senses is conveyed through vibrations. The same applies to the mental realm. Your thoughts are vibrations. All of your emotions are vibrations, where “unconditional love” (in the sense of love for another) is the highest and most subtle of the emotional vibrations and “hate” is the densest and most base. One can learn to command the mental vibrations at will, as this is the art of transmutation and true thought power.

“Every thought, emotion or mental state has its corresponding rate and mode of vibration. And by an effort of the will of the person, or of other persons, these mental states may be reproduced, just as a musical tone may be reproduced by causing an instrument to vibrate at a certain rate–just as color may be reproduced in the same way. By knowledge of the Law of Vibration, as applied to Mental Phenomena, one may polarize his mind at any degree he wishes, thus gaining perfect command over his mental states, moods, etc. In the same way he may affect the minds of others, producing the desired mental states in them. In short, he may be able to produce on the Mental Plane that which science produces on the Physical Plane–namely, “Vibrations at Will.” This power of course may be acquired only by the proper instruction, exercises, practice, etc., the science being that of Mental Transmutation, one of the branches of the Hermetic Art.”

– The kybalion

Poèmandrès III

“Avoid all conversation with the multitude or common people; for I would not have you subject to envy, much less to be ridiculous unto the multitude.

For the like always takes to itself that which is like, but the unlike never agrees with the unlike. Such discourses as these have very few auditors, and peradventure very few will have, but they have something peculiar unto themselves.

They do rather sharpen and whet evil men to their maliciousness; therefore it behooves to avoid the multitude, and take heed of them as not understanding the virtue and power of the things that are said.”

– Hermès Trismegistus

What do you mean, Oh Father?

This, Oh son: the whole of nature and composition of those living things called men, is very prone to maliciousness, and is very familiar, and as it were nourished with it., and therefore is delighted with it; now this wight, if it shall come to learn or know that the world was once made, and all things are done according to Providence or necessity, destiny or fate, bearing rule over all, will he not be much worse than himself, despising the whole because it was made? And if he may lay the cause of evil upon fate or destiny, he will never abstain from any evil work.

Wherefore we must look warily to such kind of people, that being in ignorance, they may be less evil for fear of that which is hidden and kept secret.

– Hermès Trismegistus

My thoughts being once seriously busied about things that are, and my understanding lifted up, all my bodily senses being exceedingly held back, as it is with them that are very tired, by reason either of fullness of meat, or of exhaustion: I thought I saw one of an exceeding great stature, and of an infinite greatness, call me by my name, and say to me, What do you wish to see and Hear? Or what would you understand to learn and know?

Then said I, Who are you?

– The Hermetist

I am, he said, Poemander, the mind of the great Lord, the most mighty and absolute emperor: I know what you wish, and I am always present with you.

– Hermès Trismegistus

Then I said, “I would learn the things that are, and understand the nature of them, and know God.

How? said he.

I answered that I would gladly hear and be open to the voice of the dweller.

Then said he, Have me again in thy mind, and whatsoever you wish to learn, I will teach you.