Thank you for this thoughtful and honest article. I have had similar experiences. The piece that I think sums up the essence of the problem is “what can occur in the psychedelic space when practitioners whose own drug use, and persistent adulation by their clients and disciples, leads them to believe they are larger than life. Normal rules of conduct do not apply.” It can happen even without all that much adulation, and the suggestibility that emerges for those seeking help–both because of the drug’s effects and because they (we) are often so longing for relief–is what makes it, in the worst possible way, a perfect match. I have seen it happen numerous times with people who have the highest and most impeccable credentials in other realms and sometimes specifically in the psychedelic realm, which of course adds to the seductiveness, as well as the doubts that come in the wake of these experiences. I’m also with you on nonetheless recognizes the value of psychedelics when used appropriately and carefully. But the train is moving too fast and without sufficient care. Thank you again!