Confronting death can be one of our most meaningful experiences, as well as one of our most difficult. The following resources explore the potential of psychedelics and marijuana for those who are dying. Used carefully in a supportive setting, these substances have been shown to help people reach greater acceptance of their own mortality, transcend depression to reconnect with loved ones, and even find relief from physical pain. A number of studies have been conducted which explore psychedelic psychotherapy with terminally ill cancer patients, with powerful results. In Laura Huxley's This Timeless Moment, she tells the story of the most famous instance of psychedelics aiding the passage into death, when she administered LSD to Aldous Huxley as he lay dying.
Psychedelics may be able to help us enhance our understanding and acceptance of death. The materials on this page offer insights and information about their potential to deepen our experience of this final rite of passage.
Families and individuals who have used psychedelics with the dying
Research on psychedelic therapy with the terminally ill