The Rise and Rise of Psychedelics | High Society

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The UK is experiencing a psychedelic renaissance. Young people in England and Wales are taking three times more LSD than they did five years ago, scientists at top universities are claiming hallucinogens can revolutionise how we treat mental illness and the use of magic mushrooms has been increasing by around 40 percent year on year.

Music festivals are awash with recreational trippers, but we also see how psychedelics have become a new health craze by attending a shamanic magic mushroom ceremony in which 50 people trip out in a London warehouse. Despite studies showing that psychedelics are some of the safest drugs you can take, we meet one person who spilled a bottle of acid on himself and never stopped hallucinating.

What is making this new generation of drug takers so interested in self-transformation? And as the self-help trend grows, what happens when thousands of people start trying to solve their mental health problems themselves by taking powerful hallucinogens in unregulated settings?

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Author — Higg Bands


The last place I'd want to be on shrooms is a room full of strangers going through psychological trauma. What a downer.

Author — Jeremy Morrow


"Her brother is a scientist on a scientifical scale"

Author — FacePlant


That room had some strong CULT vibes going on!

Author — Tegan Naidoo


You picked the worst Representatives for this. That room was wrong.

Author — Michael Miller


The whole wareshouse meditation party seems like a big scam.

Author — E k


The girls obviously dont know what they're talkin bout psilosybin doesnt cure cancer it helps people that have cancer to cope with the fact that theres a great chance of them dying

Author — alice moi tronqile


That looks like the most anxiety inducing environment to do psychedlics ever

Author — Sam bamlam


That gathering was cringe city omg I would’ve 100% had a bad trip that looked like a horrible time

Author — Jacob Solis


“Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.”
― Terence McKenna

Author — Eternalised - Philosophy


Guy : "What makes you guys qualified for this?"

Girls : "Intuition"

Author — Agility


To the people who don't do any illegal drugs, we're not all like this 🤷‍♂️

Author — erinlewisfudge


Nobody is talking about the guy in the end who took accidentally 4000mics LSD?!

Author — Jonas Str


So pretty much stealing indigenous rituals from different countries and making a profit 🥴🤣

That mushroom ceremony was also a buzz kill. I would never

Author — YAMI_TV


Captain Stonefish is like a Monty Python character

Author — TW0T0NGUE


Theres no way you can convince me going to a warehouse is a 'retreat'...

Author — Auzzie


imagine having to censor a mushroom. absolutely ludicrous.

Author — Quinn Henderson


“it’s not something that can be taught it’s within us” “the lady that taught us”...

Author — Jessica Chung


"Scientifical"?? Not the brightest girls on the block.

Author — CoviDeathsMatter


I would rather chill with the hippies from the 70s taking mushrooms and playing folk

Author — Lucas de Souza