Experiences of God – Whether Spontaneous or Via Psychedelics – Bring Lasting Mental Health Benefits

By Nikki Harper, Wake Up World

Research from John Hopkins University and the Council of Spiritual Practices has confirmed something we may have instinctively guessed at – a spiritually significant encounter with whatever you believe to be god brings mental health benefits which can last for decades after the encounter.

Indeed, of the study participants who categorized themselves as previously having been atheists, two thirds no longer identify as atheists following their spiritual encounter. Perhaps surprisingly for some, the mental health benefits of spiritual encounters are virtually identical for those who had a spontaneous spiritual experience and those who had the experience while under the influence of a psychedelic drug [1].

Researchers hope that this study could be another step in the pathway towards using some psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin, for mental health therapeutic treatment under controlled conditions.

Read the rest here: https://wakeup-world.com/2019/11/08/experiences-of-god-whether-spontaneous-or-via-psychedelics-bring-lasting-mental-health-benefits/

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