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Body and Breathwork

Body and Breathwork

The most powerful healing tool we have available is breath. And some of our most painful emotional injuries and psychic traumas are held in the body. A regular Community Breathwork practice uses the psychedelic medicine of our breath to heal bodies in ways that can be healed no other way.

Lessons from Hyperspace

Lessons from Hyperspace

Right now, the human race is in dire need of opening the communication lines between the ancient mystery traditions, modern science, and a spiritual recognition of the Universe and our place in it. The DMT experience seems to be where these worlds merge into a mystical union with our physical biochemistry and the spiritual realm of visionary trance states of consciousness.

Breath, the original psychedelic

Breath, the original psychedelic

Every living spiritual tradition among the human species – and a few animal species too! – involves some kind of breath practice. Learn more about using this powerful psychedelic in our Community Breathwork practice.

DMT & The Hero’s Journey

DMT & The Hero’s Journey

According to current science, human consciousness is the most highly evolved form of consciousness on planet Earth.  Every man, woman, and child holds the birthright to subjectively explore their own human experience.  By doing so, they say yes to whichever path may be right for them.  There are multiple routes we can individually take via religion, creed, political view, and national, cultural and social programming.  However there remain several uncharted territories of the psyche yet to be explored.

Welcome to the Extended-State DMT Research Newsletter of Medicinal Mindfulness

Welcome to the Extended-State DMT Research Newsletter of Medicinal Mindfulness

Thank you for your interest in our Extended-State DMT research program (DMTx).  For those of you who don’t know us yet, I’d like to welcome you to the Medicinal Mindfulness community.  

My name is Daniel McQueen and I founded Medicinal Mindfulness with my wife, Alison, as a Psychedelic Harm Reduction program in Boulder, Colorado in 2012.  We represent a small grassroots consciousness community and host regular Community Breathwork events, psychedelic experiences called Conscious Cannabis Circles, and we facilitate a professional training program called Psychedelic Sitters School. 

Now Recruiting Crew for Psychedelic Summer Expedition

Now Recruiting Crew for Psychedelic Summer Expedition

Medicinal Mindfulness is now recruiting members for a special Psychedelic Summer Expedition.  This is an exploratory expedition.  We’ll be setting off into mostly unknown transpersonal territory to explore new possibilities of creating what we call “psychedelic society.”

We will be deep diving into the training program starting in May for a four month expedition.  New members are invited to participate as Journeyers, or to join us for a weekend Psychedelic Sitters School training program to participate as Sitter-Journeyers.  Long-term allies are invited to participate as Senior Sitters, Mentors and Guides.    

Right Relationship with Substances, and Guan Yin: The Goddess of Compassion

Right Relationship with Substances, and Guan Yin: The Goddess of Compassion

By Contributor: Alison McQueen, MA, LPC

I’m not a “just say no” therapist.  Humans of every culture, across the globe, since the beginning of time, have used plants and other substances to alter their consciousness.  There’s nothing new about substance use; in fact, it’s a normal aspect of being human.  Clearly, a number of personal and cultural problems are normal as well, and substances and addiction can and do play into this.  So we must attend to our own individual relationship to substances, and determine on a personal level what it is to be in right relationship.  We must look through and beyond what our current culture, or family, says about it; we must dig deeper.  Our work is in tapping into a deep inner knowing, a felt sense experience of health, sanity, and self-compassion. 

Entheogens and Psychedelics

Entheogens and Psychedelics

Dear Molly, 

I have recently been getting into ceremonial use of entheogens and find myself becoming increasingly annoyed with how I see these medicines being used. I am ashamed that I have used them for as anything other than for sacred healing but don’t know how to explain this to my friends who I feel still don’t get it. What should I do? 

Dear Molly

Dear Molly

I recently went to a festival and saw someone having a really bad trip on psychedelics. To my surprise, that person was being helped by a team of harm reduction people. I thought it was really cool because that person was freaking out but I mean that person just couldn’t handle the drugs right? I have done psychedelics so many times and that has never happened to me. Could you tell me more about psychedelic harm reduction and why some people freak out on psychedelics?

Conscious Cannabis at Psychedelic Shine

Conscious Cannabis at Psychedelic Shine

Daniel McQueen’s Speech from the 4th Psychedelic Shine:

Hello everyone. Thank you for coming to our fourth Psychedelic Shine hosted by Medicinal Mindfulness. My name is Daniel McQueen and I started Medicinal Mindfulness with my wife Alison in 2012 along with a ragtag group of consciousness activists. We’ve been on a wild ride ever since.  

Psychedelic Shine

Psychedelic Shine

Psychedelic Shine… It is way past time…
Psychedelics to shine it is way past time
for psychedelics to shine it is way past time for…

our community to come together again.

Turning Toward Completion Before Beginning Again

Turning Toward Completion Before Beginning Again

This Friday, at our last Conscious Cannabis Circle of the year, we will be celebrating Completion.  As we turn the last pages of 2015, it is a time to remember what has happened, honoring the lessons, both the positive and the difficult, before fully letting it all go.  We often try to skip this part of the process because it is hard to say goodbye, but as we step deeper into our process, we begin to learn that saying goodbye is a necessary part of saying hello.  What are you looking forward to releasing?