Great sharing, Will.
My analogy is that psychedelics are like a battering ram that just obliterates the logical mind for a period of time and gives the unconscious mind freedom to run free for a while. This can be both great and terrible. I see it as facing one’s archetypes, both the ones we know about and the ones in the shadows - all the way down to the deep, dark abyss of Cthulhuesque black ink and tentacles.
My own opinion is that the more a person identifies with and operates from Orange or Amber world views, the more difficult both their experience and the later integration of their lessons will be. For example if they actually believe what they experience is literally real or some kind of universal truth, and the more they use psyches to try and return to that experience, then the deeper they will go down a rabbit hole. Someone who encounters entities and literally believes they are actual beings external to themselves that have some kind of superior universal truth for all mankind - whether insects, angels, Gods, or aliens - the more that person is going to have an impossible task integrating this into their lives. I call this “The Moses Effect”.
But yes, if a person is able to accept what their subconscious shows them, and understands that it is their subconscious and not actually God or Cthulhu or real transdimensional aliens - yes a lot of Integrative work can be done. I think for this it’s critical for people taking psychedelics to have another person help them integrate what they experienced to “level up”.
I know that many psychiatrists and therapists are licking their chompers at the idea of being the only people with a license to administer psychedelics to people and “cure” them - but funnily enough I see this more a shadow / dirty secret of Mental Health Practitioners than any kind of actual understanding of psychedelics. Unless they return to placing Jung’s works as a central component of Psychedelic Therapy, lol.