After a recent Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) webinar in which Dr. Gabor Maté, defined addiction as “any behavior that has negative consequences that goes on over time that the person craves and relapses into despite those negative consequences,” Rak Razam (author of Aya: Awakenings and The Ayahausca Sessions) asks:
Is there a larger addiction itself that we can’t see, a gestalt that all individual addictions like drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, power, money, the internet, et.al
, point to? Is Western culture itself an unhealthy addiction, by this definition?
Recommended reading: "Ayahuasca – State of the Vine: 2014" article on Waking Times - http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/07/07/ayahuasca-state-vine-2014/