Above most chemicals which can be considered recreational drugs, I have the utmost respect for MDMA. Though I have not taken MDMA in close to 4 years and have no plans on experiemtning with the substance any time soon. I recognize the immense healing potential MDMA has. I have witnessed soldiers plagued with PTSD, burn away who they were and blaze into a new life, wide eyed and fearless. I have watched victims of abuse, come to realizations that they are an entire person and the trauma they have endured does not define who they are.
Personally, I have always been a shy, anxious, person, with self destructive tendancies. After several sessions of MDMA therapy, I can honestly state that MDMA has given me confidence to see the collaborative nature in most humans, and to love myself. I now see the value I place in the lives of my loved ones.
Painted live, January 24th Dureing Tara Brooks set at the Belasco Theater