Western society has only recently begun to accept the merit of indigenous wisdom that stretches back to time immemorial concerning psychedelic plant medicines. And though psychedelics have become trendy throughout pop culture in recent years, the psychedelic experience itself remains a mystery still for society at large. But the psychedelic experience is as central to understanding our humanness as having sex or birthing children or accepting responsibilities. And yet it is illegal. This prohibition deliberately thwarts our collective potential, renders the citizenry infantile and undermines America’s freedom of religious expression. Our culturally immature empire allows its inhabitants to wander the sanctioned playpen of ordinary consciousness, but boundary-dissolving hallucinogens that provide a sense of unity with our fellow humans are somehow forbidden. If we are not sovereign to make free choices over our own consciousness then we are not free in any sense of the word.