It’s really cool to have found a transcript of Gabor Mate’s observations here on Lara’s site. Mate has it going on decades ahead of most western practitioners. If you want to acquaint yourself with him better before picking up a book, I usually suggest my four favorite YouTube videos (watch in order) to friends as follows:
https://youtu.be/x9cvEa5qFQc Which is called Gabor Mate: Attachment, Disease and Addiction
Watch this video second:
When the Body Says No — Caring for ourselves while caring for others. Dr. Gabor Maté
Watch this video third:
https://youtu.be/DLki68uLfjw Which is a discussion with a general audience regarding “The Possible Person” living without addiction. He is very candid about his addictions and bringing pain out of the body to reconnect with your true self.
Watch this video fourth:
This talk is in combination with a Chinese medicine practitioner in Seattle.
Renowned Doctor Gabor Mate on Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious, From Cancer to Addiction
Gabor Mate, M.D., says the “unconscious mind” can cause medical afflictions like cancer, addiction and trauma. In his speech at the MAPS conference, Mate rejects the assumption that the human mind and body are separate entities, and points to an inherant connection between psychological/environmental experiences and medical afflictions. He contends that the war on drugs is actually a war on drug addicts, and speaks to the addiction cessation potential of psychedelic substances. He also discusses the potential ability of psychedelic substances, particularly ayahuasca, to reverse medical issues like cancer and addiction when coupled with therapy.The following is the transcript of Dr. Gabor Mate’s speech, “Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious; From Cancer to Addiction,” which he delivered at the MAPS…
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