People have been using psychedelics magickally/spiritually for thousands of years, and psychedelics are ubiquitous in all cultures of the past. They used to be an integral part of shamanism, and it hasnt been until very recently where their usage has been frowned upon in some “shamanistic” circles, all Western variations, because “drugs are bad, mmkay?”.
They are called plant teachers, and they are powerful spirits in and of themselves who want to teach, to heal, and to elevate those who desire such gifts.
Usually, a specific spirit resides over a plant, and that spirit is the teacher, and the plant, their emanation into the physical plane. Ingesting that physical emanation into your own physical emanation, really IMO can be thought of a kind of invocation, a literal and physical invocation, where the plant teacher and the individual can commune in a very intimate manner.
I find it ironic that any magician could denounce the use of a plant teacher for the purpose of learning, but might still advocate “classical” evocation, invocation, and even possession for the exact same purposes. In both ways the spirits are summoned and communed with, and in both ways the reason for doing so is to learn, grow, and become greater than you once were. I cannot think it anything other than a sad irony; a capitulation to societal norms; a mental wrangling between the safe and comfortable bounds of socially acceptable thought, all at the expense of a consciousness expanded beyond them.
The plants are the most ancient multicellular terrestrial beings still extent. They are over 450,000,000 years old as a kingdom. To think as normal Western society does, that they cannot teach, that they have no wisdom worth learning, or that their spirits are necessarily inferior to the ones of man for whatever reason, is the height of hubris and the reflection of a consciousness shrouded in spiritual isolation and darkness.
Psychedelics are generally illegal for a reason. They, when approached with respect, kindness, compassion, appreciation, gratitude, and the desire to transcend to a permanent higher state of awareness/consciousness (quite literally the ascension talked about much on this forum), will accelerate that process drastically if you are already on the path, will set you on the path if you are not already, will shatter obstructions on that path that would take you, alone, perhaps literal lifetimes to do solo (or maybe just an entire life to do with external guidance), can heal you relatively instantly of emotional, mental, and spiritual wounds from this life and lives long forgotten, and some can actually facilitate literal physical healings of things that are usually deadly (ex: cancers). TPTB cant have any of that though, now can they?
With the proper intent, plant based psychedelics are keys that fit into the locks of doors every single person on this forum wishes to pass through.
The question we must ask ourselves though, is whether we really wish to open those doors, or if we prefer just studying the doors and theorizing what may be on the other side. Because once they are open, they cannot easily be closed again.
I say approach the plant teachers with absolute respect, only when you know you are ready to learn, to change, to die, and to be reborn transcendent. At every stage they can help. Every door they can help you open; no lock is too complex. They are adaptive to an extreme; from the most simplistic notch key lock, to the most advanced, futuristic sci-fi quantum lock (whatever that may be!), they can help you to open it.
Just be sure the opening of those doors is what you really want, and make sure you are ready to walk through them once ajar