Over the last two weeks I have been dealing with the aftermaths of a bad batch ecstasy which seriously affected the rave and party scene in Brisbane including the tragic death of a talented young girl. Many young people finished off in hospital and most were diagnosed with drug induced psychosis. Concerned parents sent their ‘kids’ to see me and I observed the same symptoms in each presenting case which I consider as the real cause of the ‘drug-induced’ psychosis.
I propose that hallucinogenic drugs such as ecstasy and LSD work by using a previously unused information capacity of the brain while providing the brain with sufficient flexibility to accommodate diverse forms and levels of consciousness. In other words, hallucinogenic drugs ‘open up’ the mind./span>
I grew up close to Amsterdam and during the early seventies I experimented with seriously mind-blowing substances to alter my consciousness and to ‘open up’ my mind. However, I didn’t know of anyone who during the initial stages of drug experimentation turned psychotic. It was only many years later after having doubled and tripled in all kinds of powders, substances and crimes that psychosis took hold of our by then terrible depleted physically-spiritually destroyed bodies. On the other end, these days I treat 16 year old kids diagnosed with drug induced psychosis after having dropped a couple of E’s on the weekend. To an old drug veteran like me this doesnt make sense. They say that drugs are getting stronger, which may be true as in the case of Ice, but when it comes to hallucinogenic drugs my generation had access to much purer and much more powerful substances than the kids of today. Obviously something else must be the cause for the sudden rise in psychotic symptoms.
When I look back 30 or 40 years I see a different lifestyle amongst young people. The food was real food, hardly anyone had a credit card except for the financial well-off and I didn’t know of anyone who had a computer or who spent their afternoons and evenings playing computer games. Instead we were physically very active. We roamed the streets, we fought the cops and we protested against all kinds of established narrow-minded values. Or we ventured into the forests looking for gateways to enter other worlds and to experience higher form of consciousness and multiple dimensions. We were active, we constantly conditioned our constitution and we ate real food… but we also took plenty of drugs.
These days we see the opposite lifestyle amongst young people: weak or no physical activities and hardly any conditioning of the spirit, a main diet consisting of over-processed and over-sugared food, perfect looking ‘plastic’ fruit and vegetables designed to entertain but not to provide nutrients. On top of that young people spend a lot of time in front of their computers which are well known to consume heaps of inner energies (or Chi) that the body hasn’t got, thus taking the body’s energy reserve into the alarming red zone.
The young body of today is terribly depleted and physically unconditioned, a faulty hardware expecting to process complex information and to accommodate diverse forms of consciousness when given a powerful and life-changing drug like ecstasy or LSD. The outcome is an information circuitry breakdown – the body is unable to deal with the demands of the drugs. The young person doesn’t know what’s right and what’s wrong and finishes off being seriously confused. The establishment reacts and tries to correct the young person by enforcing conditions or administering psychiatric drugs.
The fact is that you can’t correct drug use. Once you experience a previously unused information processing capacity of the brain you can’t go backwards. Drugs are transformative substances; drugs are evolutionary tools. If you hinder the process you will finish off with a distorted growth: a young person trapped in the vision of beauty but controlled by a system that doesn’t understand them and who doesn’t show them how to realise their vision. If parents would know how cruel this feels they would be appalled. But parents don’t know, the government doesn’t know and the teachers don’t know either – or if they know they don’t know what to do about it. So you can’t blame them. In fact you can’t blame anyone.
Drugs require proper education and any drug history calls for the development of new skills to condition body, mind and spirit (all outlined in my latest book ‘Drug Repair That Works’). This ensures the evolution of human consciousness and provides the drug user with the next step – by living an expanding and fulfilling life without the need for drugs.
Telling young people not to do drugs is utterly useless. Telling them that drugs are bad is even worse because as soon as they take it they know how great drugs feel and they know that you know nothing. What they need instead is to be explained how drugs work, what they do and what they are there for. Explain them why the universe created drugs in the first place, what the universe expects of them once they have done drugs and what they can do to make a drug experience work for them. Avoiding this crucial step towards change will lead to the collapse of society as young people will do drugs regardless of parents or governments opinion. However educating them in peer-accepted terms will provide the foundation for a new society. We are in the midst of the biggest challenge and change society has ever seen. Appropriate drug education will be part of the change for the better.
So don’t point the finger at the drugs or the drug dealers, they are simply doing their job of trying to cater for a massive demand. Instead, point the finger at the food that feeds our kids, the drug education that bores our kids and the physical-spiritual status that kills our kids.