Are you aware of resources on the topic of psychedelics-occasioned peak experience (mystical experience) in relation to the different stages of consciousness development the people were/are at?
Anything from scientific research, to books touching upon that, to people studying or spoken about it. Even who might be a suitable person to reach out to for a general discussion.
Of specific interest in the relations between transcendental states and the structures of mind development; with psychedelics in particular, them being a means to elicit the peak experiences fairly reliably, but even references dealing with sponataneous peak states like satori would be appreciated.
When I searched for such information, didn’t find much. Ken has mentioned mentioned the fact at several points in books or interviews, and a little bit is in a recent conversation of Corey deVos with Keith With, and a conversation of Jeff Salzmann with Kim Barta for example. I am curious to explore these relationships - the different interpretations and understanding thereof by mind at the different stages, better comprehending the real “catalyzing capacity” of psychedelics if any, and whether and how these could then be intentionally used to facilitate the evolutionary progress at any of the stages. Either by actively furthering such efforts by research, review, writing, or by initiating investigation if not existing.
(Am well aware of the general research on psychedelics and mystical states, in fact personally contributing to studies of psychedelics in some way and similar areas. Curious about correlations with stages of development in the various lines and angles, that I find tremendously important, and lacking.)
Thank you for any hints or suggestions.
Relevant quote by ALDOUS HUXLEY, THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION, 1954:
“I am not so foolish as to equate what happens under the influence of mescalin or of any other drug, prepared or in the future preparable, with the realization of the end and ultimate purpose of human life: Enlightenment, the Beatific Vision. All I am suggesting is that the mescalin experience is what Catholic Theologians call “a gratuitous grace,” not necessary to salvation but potentially helpful and to be accepted thankfully, if made available. To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by Mind at Large—this is an experience of inestimable value to anyone. . . .”