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Ego Dissolution

Ego dissolution, or ego death, is the complete loss of subjective self-identity. Some see this as a symbolic transition of oneself dying so that a new version of the self can be ushered in—a transformation of identity—while others see it as a temporary phase or experience of connecting with a form of universal energy or consciousness. This “death” can often come from working with psychedelic medicines, but it is not exclusive to this experience: it is often described as a stage of enlightenment in several spiritual traditions, achieved through ritual, meditation, or trance.

Dissolving the Ego

You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger

Ego Death and Psychedelics

Most of us involved in consciousness research and exploration have had both personal and/or professional episodes that resemble or emulate a temporary ego death (loss of the separate self) or, in the affirmative, have experienced a deep and profound merging with the transcendent other.

LSD, Yoga, and the Therapeutic Process of ‘Ego Dissolution’

Doing yoga and dropping acid used to be countercultural pastimes, but now the medical Establishment has taken a turn toward mind expansion: It seems like every month there’s a new study coming out about how hallucinogens deflate anxiety and depression.

How to Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)

You, in essence, are formless consciousness, stillness, or presence. Ego, in this context, is the false self or current state of consciousness of humanity that doesn't let the presence (universal intelligence) shine through.

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

The cause of and cure for the illusion of separateness that keeps us from embracing the richness of life.

Ego Death: The Obliteration of the Self and the Experience of Enlightenment

The death I’ll be referring to is the most beautiful, precious, illuminating, awe-inspiring, expansive, enlightening and paradigm-shattering experience you could ever go through.

The Trip Treatment

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.

Breaking Open in the Bardo

Pema Khandro Rinpoche explains four essential points for understanding what it means to let go, and what is born when we do.

The Aging Spirit’s Guide

The expert in the spiritual dimensions of aging and dying, Kathleen Dowling Singh, has herself died, in October 2017, in her early 70s, from a “form of cancer,” in her words, that she had not known about, or at least had not told people about.

Integration: Psychedelics, Spirituality and the Ego

Integration has become a buzzword in the world of psychedelics, but there are still questions being asked about what it means to be integrated, who can do it, and how it can be done.

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