2012 - Science Or Superstition?/AV/6
Sacred plants will give you access to these domains, but that's the easy way. Shamanic training is very rigorous. It demands that you spend time in nature, in vision quest, and not just increase the serotonin levels in your brain so you can experience the divine for a fleeting moment and then come back into a life that is hell. So you have to be willing to pay your dues, to do the work, to spend time in nature, to spend time with yourself, and not just increase the levels of dopamine or certain brain chemicals that stimulate bliss. The psychedelics have opened the doors for many people in the West, but opening the doors and walking through them are very different things.