This sense of the possibility of radical transformation occasioned by psychedelics gives rise to a sense that psychedelics possess some sort of messianic promise or are inherently redemptive. This leads us to consider: should everyone take psychedelics?

As the resurgence of psychedelic drug use in the Western world takes its firm footing at the base of the underground, a new psychedelic culture is sprouting forth into the mainstream. The premise of psychedelics as tools for personal transformation and spiritual development, as well as for assisting clinical psychotherapy, is finding its foundation in the contemporary cultural ethos. With this fresh spike in popularity comes experimentation of all sorts; a double-edged sword.