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Spirituality enhancement

is the experience of a shift in a person’s personal beliefs regarding their existence and place within the universe, their relationship to others, and what they value as meaningful in life. It results in a person rethinking the significance they place on certain key concepts, holding some in higher regard than they did previously, and dismissing others as less important.

These concepts and notions are not limited to but generally include:

An increased sense of personal purpose. [2]

An increased interest in the pursuit of developing personal religious and spiritual ideologies. [3] [4]

An increased sense of compassion towards nature and other people. [3] [4] [5]

An increased sense of unity and interconnectedness between oneself, nature, "god", and the universe as a whole. [1] [3] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

A decreased sense of value placed upon money and material objects. [5]

A decreased fear and greater acceptance of death and the finite nature of existence. [1] [10] [11] [12]

Although difficult to fully specify due to the subjective aspect of spirituality enhancement, these changes into a person's belief system can often result in profound changes in a person's personality

which can sometimes be distinctively noticeable to the people around those who undergo it. This shift can occur suddenly but will usually increase gradually over time as a person repeatedly uses the psychoactive substance which is inducing it. Spirituality enhancement is unlikely to be an isolated effect component but rather the result of a combination of an appropriate setting

in conjunction with other coinciding effects such as

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, and

. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of

compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of

, such as ketamine, PCP, and

.

Article byDemi Powell