A broad consensus now exists: effective integration is where the
therapeutic action is. Otherwise, these openings, insights, and transmissions
become nothing more than fascinating experiences that happened once, long ago.
Or, worse, unmetabolized mystical experience can become fuel for extreme
personality traits such as grandiosity or self-negation.
When provided in the container of a supportive and therapeutic setting, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can be a safe, effective, and reliable technology for inducing Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness, exploring other dimensions of human consciousness, and facilitating profoundly transformative experiences.
Integration has ascended to quite a prominent position in the
research and practices of what has recently come to be called “The Psychedelic
Renaissance.” Today’s major psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy protocols using
MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine now include an emphasis on, and strategies for,
integration – often stressing its value as potentially greater than the
medicine sessions themselves.