Notes on Psychedelics and Messianic Complex
Many modern psychedelic gurus have been driven by a messianic complex; some more passionately than others. Messianic tendencies are not always pathological, but there are some good indicators to look for. Messianic complex may be considered pathology if the message advocated by the guru is spiritual in nature; is revealed only to him or her by divine selection; is of urgent or pressing importance; and defies rationality or invokes occult systems in place of scientific evidence. Being passionate about psychedelics or psychedelic advocacy is not necessarily messianic; claiming psychedelic wisdom has anointed you to save the world is the definition of messianic.
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