In an earlier video, I claimed that an ego death on psychedelics does not necessarily translate into no longer being afraid of dying.
Yet there is clinical evidence that ego dissolution (the clinical term for ego death) and a mystical type option on high dose psilocybin is correlated to a vast reduction of depression scores and anxiety for end-stage cancer patients.
So the question becomes:
if a psychedelic / psilocybin ego death does not necessarily help us with our fear of dying, why does the research suggest that it does?
This is the question I explore in this video, as well as some discussion on what it means to die of cancer in the death phobia of the modern western world.
This is a follow up to another video speaking on ego death and actually dying.
- Read ‘Psilocybin produces substantial and sustained decreases in depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer: A randomized double-blind trial’
- Listen to my interview with Stephen Jenkinson (his work is my primary influence around what it means to die)
- LSD vs Psilocybin – long-term subjective effects according to science (related video)
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