Listen and dare to speak up
Most people who take drugs do this recreationally, consciously and controlled. Whatsmore, most recreational drug users live a healthy and happy life. They feel like drugs help them become a better person; to open up their mind and soul, to live in the moment and connect better to the world around them and the people in their lives.
Despite these positive effects, recreational drug use remains allocated behind closed doors. High Humans wants to break this old-fashioned taboo by providing confessions of drug users, people like you and me. People who dream of a world where recreational drug use is accepted, and who advocate a corresponding drug policy that fits the modern era.
High Humans is a collaboration between Stichting Beter Beleid and Sociëteit TenClub.
Stefano Richetta (43),
Label owner and dj
In general, I have had very nice and beautiful experiences with mind-altering substances that make you more social, empathetic and sensitive. However, the best experience has really been the one with ayahuasca. I don’t think people use it the same way as most narcotics where you take them to get high, I see it as medicinal.
It allows you to reach your higher power. You can work on yourself with the help of a good shaman, who sings Icaro. It’s so beautiful because you can set an intention and ask questions.
I asked the plant what my insecurities were. I felt those insecurities in certain places in my body, especially in my stomach. It was tough and I threw up. After that, it really felt like I had lost my backpack with ballast. Then I asked the plant to show me the power that is in both of us. Suddenly I shot through the universe. Once when I returned to “I”, I suddenly saw everything around me very clearly, as if I were a cat. It was a very dark room, but I could see everyone around me.
My sister, who had taken me to the ceremony, was also present. We sat next to each other and were connected. Out of love, and unconditionally; the shaman also saw the connection. He was then able to ‘tune in’ and we shared the feeling with each other. It was almost like the rainbows of the Care Bears radiating from belly to belly. Truly a very special experience in my life.