A trip rule. Face the fear
In most of psychadelic therapies patients will face a fear that they are trying to rework
"If you feel like you’re “dying, melting, dissolving, exploding, going crazy etc.—go ahead,” embrace it: “Climb staircases, open doors, explore paths, fly over landscapes.” And if you confront anything frightening, “look the monster in the eye and move towards it. . . . Dig in your heels; ask, ‘What are you doing in my mind?’ Or, ‘What can I learn from you?’ Look for the darkest corner in the basement, and shine your light there.” This training may help explain why the darker experiences that sometimes accompany the recreational use of psychedelics have not surfaced in the N.Y.U. and Hopkins trials.
– excerpt quoted in The Trip Treatment by Michael Pollan "from from a set of “flight instructions” prepared by Bill Richards, a Baltimore psychologist who worked with Stanislav Grof during the nineteen-seventies and now trains a new generation of psychedelic therapists. The document is a summary of the experience accumulated from managing thousands of psychedelic sessions" –
The difference between reveletion on psychadelics
One women who had successfully go through treatment of ovarian cancer. Afterwards she was paralyzed with fear that it will come back. On her psychedelics session she scanned her body and saw a dark cloud under her chest. It wasn't cancer. It was her fear. Her therapist said she heard that she screamed: get the fuck out of here. After the treatment her fear was gone. She said that she understood that she cannot control cancer but she can control her fear.
Psychedelic treatment helped one women get rid of an auto immune disease. In her session she recalled an accident from her early childhood that she repressed from her memory – she was raped. After the sessions her auto-immune disease was gone. Some speculate that auto-immune response might be a body punishing itself.
Epiphanies on psychedelic treatment has the authority of stone tablets from mount Sinai