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Explore the mysteries of the mind and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of altered states of consciousness and psychedelics. Discover how these states and substances can be powerful tools for psycho-spiritual development, while benefiting from an informed and scientific approach.

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Welcome to “Psychedelics: Science, Mysteries and Spirituality”!


Immerse yourself in a fascinating journey through the horizons of consciousness and explore the astonishing potential of psychedelics in psycho-spiritual development. Our site is much more than just an information platform; it is a space dedicated to discovery, understanding and education around these often misunderstood substances.

Whether you are a curious novice, an eager seeker of knowledge, or an experienced explorer of the mind, you will find a wealth of valuable information here about psychedelics and their impact on the human psyche. Our mission is to demystify these substances, present them in a rigorous scientific framework and encourage open and respectful discussions on their use.

Through informative articles, educational resources, and discussions of the current state of research, we invite you to explore the many dimensions of psychedelics, from their ancestral origins to their modern applications in therapy and self-exploration.

Join us on this captivating adventure where science meets spirituality, where the mysteries of the human mind are revealed, and new perspectives on life and consciousness emerge. Welcome to the world of “Psychedelics: Science, Mysteries and Spirituality”!

Please note: psychedelic substances are mostly illegal in Switzerland. Find out about their status in your country. This page is in no way intended to incite anyone to illegal behavior, but aims to provide information on a current subject that fascinates us.

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La Renaissance Psychédéliques Q&A

The “Psychedelic Renaissance” in 12 questions and answers

What is the psychedelic renaissance?

The psychedelic renaissance refers to the revival of interest in and research into psychedelic substances, such as LSD, psilocybe mushrooms and DMT, in the context of mental health, well-being, personal development and Spirituality.

What are the legal implications of using psychedelics?

The legality of psychedelics varies between countries and specific substances. In many places, notably Switzerland, they are classified as illegal drugs, but there is a growing movement to reconsider their status due to their therapeutic potential.

What are the risks associated with using psychedelics?

Although psychedelics have beneficial effects supported by research and the experience of countless individuals, they can also pose risks, including psychologically traumatic experiences, episodes of confusion or disorientation, and potentially dangerous interactions with other medications. These risks are considerably reduced if the use of psychedelics takes place in a safe environment, with well-trained support staff, following a rigorous selection and preparation process, and followed by integration work.

How are psychedelics perceived in modern society?

The perception of psychedelics is evolving, moving from stigma to growing recognition of their therapeutic and spiritual potential. However, there still remain biases and challenges to overcome for wider acceptance of their use.

What are the research-proven benefits of using psychedelics?

Proven benefits of using psychedelics include reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, improving quality of life and psychological well-being, as well as spiritual and transformative experiences.

Which countries and places are psychedelics legal and/or decriminalized? What is the difference between legal and decriminalized?

Psychedelics are legal or decriminalized in some countries and jurisdictions. For example, in the Netherlands, magic mushrooms are tolerated in certain quantities and contexts, while in Portugal, the possession and use of all drugs, including psychedelics, is decriminalized. In Brazil, the consumption of Ayahuasca as a sacrament in a religious context is legal. The difference between legal and decriminalized is that in a country where psychedelics are legal, their possession, sale and use are explicitly permitted by law, whereas in a country where they are decriminalized, the possession and use use are still illegal but may be subject to administrative rather than criminal sanctions.

How are psychedelics used from a psycho-spiritual development perspective?

Psychedelics are often used in therapeutic, shamanic, or spiritual contexts to facilitate deep introspective experiences, exploration of consciousness, and personal growth. This is also why we sometimes give them the name entheogens, that is to say substances which open one to the feeling of the divine, which generate in themselves an experience of the divine.

What is the current state of research on psychedelics?

Research into psychedelics is experiencing renewed interest, with numerous studies showing their potential effectiveness in treating disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. Research in this area is in its early stages, and additional research is needed to better understand their mechanisms of action and safe use. That said, the results that have already been obtained are solid and extremely promising.

Are there legal programs for the therapeutic use of psychedelics?

Yes, some countries, including Switzerland, have established research programs and legal clinics where psychedelics are used in a therapeutic setting supervised by medical professionals.

What are the main obstacles to psychedelic research?

Barriers to psychedelic research include legal restrictions, obtaining approvals, limited funding, institutional bias, and methodological challenges of studying substances still often considered illicit in a rigorous scientific context. However, these obstacles are falling one after the other in the current context of great interest in these substances and in the face of evidence of their therapeutic potential.

How to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of using psychedelics?

The set and setting, that is to say the state of mind and the environment in which a person consumes psychedelics, plays a crucial role in the lived experience and the reduction of potential risks. A safe, comfortable and caring setting, as well as an open, respectful and prepared mindset, can help minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of psychedelic sessions. Supervision by trained people you trust is absolutely essential, as is the integration work after the experience, which can last weeks or months to reap the full benefits.

Is it possible to take psychedelics outside of a strictly therapeutic and medical context, with the intention of psycho-spiritual development?**

Yes, in some places like the Netherlands it is possible to participate in shamanic retreats or ceremonies where psychedelics are consumed in a spiritual and personal growth setting. However, it is important to seek out safe and well-supervised environments, with experienced guides, to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of such experiences. You should also follow local laws and be aware of the potential risks associated with using psychedelics outside of a medical or therapeutic setting.


The integration of the psychedelic experience

Integration is an essential step in reaping the full benefit of a psychedelic experience, whether positive or difficult. When someone explores the depths of their mind while under the influence of psychedelics, they may be confronted with powerful revelations, intense emotions, and vivid visions. This is where integration comes into play.

Integration involves consciously reflecting on lived experience, exploring its meanings and implications in daily life, and working to incorporate the insights gained into a process of personal growth and transformation. This can help you make sense of the experience, identify the desired changes in your life and put in place concrete actions to achieve them.

Even difficult experiences or “bad trips” can become valuable opportunities for growth and healing through integration. By understanding the roots of the feelings of fear, anxiety, or confusion that emerged during the experience, one can begin to address them and transform them into sources of strength and understanding.

Although psychedelics are illegal in Switzerland, many people have had psychedelic experiences, here or elsewhere, some destabilizing, and could benefit greatly from integration work. Evelise Paradella , psychologist and psychotherapist, is trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy and psychedelic integration. You can contact her to schedule an interview, live or via Zoom, to begin your journey of integration and transformation.

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Le podcast

The Podcast:

“Beyond Limits: Exploring States of Consciousness, Psychedelic Mysteries and Spirituality”

Discover a fascinating journey into the heart of the human spirit with our podcast, 'Beyond Limits'. Dive into the exploration of altered states of consciousness, psychedelic mysteries and spirituality. From the psychedelic renaissance to the integration of transcendental experiences, we take you on a journey of discovery and understanding. Join us as we demystify the taboos surrounding psychedelics, discuss the importance of post-experience integration, and explore the frontiers of human consciousness. Whether you're a truth seeker, an explorer of the mind, or simply curious, this podcast is your portal to new and inspiring perspectives. Subscribe today to explore the unexplored and push the boundaries of knowledge.

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Discover the Mysteries of Psilocybin: Webinar with Evelise Paradella

Webinaire sur la psilocybine

Join us for a fascinating exploration of the benefits and recent discoveries about psilocybin mushrooms during a webinar hosted by Evelise Paradella, psychotherapist and priestess trained in psychedelic counseling. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of psilocybin and discover its potential for mental healing, consciousness expansion and personal development. Through an engaging and insightful presentation, Evelise will share her expertise on the current state of research, therapeutic applications and spiritual experiences associated with these fascinating mushrooms. Join us on this journey into the heart of psychedelia and ancient wisdom.

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Retraite psychédéliqu


Retreats for Self-Exploration, Openness to the Sacred, and Expansion of Consciousness, in the Netherlands

(in project)

In a world where self-exploration and the quest for meaning are becoming increasingly important, we are delighted to present our future project: psycho-spiritual development retreats in the Netherlands. Dive into the core of your being and explore the depths of consciousness with our program designed to provide a transformative and safe experience.

Our retreats will offer a carefully prepared and supervised setting, where you can participate in ceremonies including the taking of psilocybin mushrooms in a respectful and sacred atmosphere. Trained and experienced in this field, we will accompany you throughout your journey, offering support and preparation tailored to your individual needs.

Far from the distractions of everyday life, our retreats will offer you a space for deep reflection and personal growth. Whether you are looking to heal past wounds, explore new horizons of consciousness, or simply connect with your deepest self, our program is designed to help you achieve your goals in a safe and informed way.

We firmly believe in the importance of creating a safe and caring environment for exploring the mysteries of the mind. This is why we place particular emphasis on prior preparation, post-experience integration and respect for ancestral traditions and practices.

Join us on an unforgettable inner adventure in the Netherlands, where you can broaden your horizons, elevate your consciousness and discover the endless possibilities that lie beyond our usual perception. Contact us today to learn more and reserve your place for a profound and lasting transformation experience.

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