Shamanism goes far beyond a primarily self-concerned transcendence of
ordinary reality. It is transcendence for a broader purpose, the helping
of humankind. The enlightenment of shamanism is the ability to light
up what others perceive as darkness, and thereby to see and to journey
on behalf of a humanity that is perilously close to losing its spiritual
connectedness with all its relatives.
We are tearing the earth to pieces, we are spewing out toxins -- and
the entire planet is reacting. Psychedelics are going to play a major
role in helping people to become aware of what is really happening.