Music has the power to transport us to different states of consciousness, evoking deep emotions and allowing us to tap into our authentic selves and inner healers. It’s no surprise, then, that music can play a crucial role in the therapeutic use of psychedelics.
Whether you’re looking to embark on a journey of self-discovery or simply seeking some peaceful vibes to accompany your psychedelic experience, the right tunes can enhance and deepen the overall experience.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of our psychedelic facilitators’ top songs for therapeutic psychedelic experiences. As your psychedelic ceremony commences, the music you choose can set the tone and create an atmosphere that’s conducive to openness and surrender.
For example, if you’re seeking a more introspective and meditative experience, ambient and downtempo music can provide a soothing and calming backdrop, allowing you to relax and focus inward. On the other hand, if you’re looking for more of a celebratory and uplifting journey, world beats and global rhythms can bring a sense of joy and connection to the present moment.
But the beauty of music is that it’s deeply personal and subjective, so ultimately the best music for your psychedelic therapy session will depend on your own preferences and intentions.
Some people find that classical music or nature sounds help to create a sense of grounding and focus, while others may prefer the energy and intensity of electronic music or rock. The key is to choose music that resonates with you on a deep level and aligns with your desired intention for the session.
So take some time to explore and experiment with different genres and artists, and trust your intuition as you create a playlist that feels just right for your psychedelic voyage. Without further adieu, sit back, put on your headphones, and let the music guide your journey of conscious connection.
The Best Music For Introspection & Catharsis
Music that is slow-paced, repetitive, and non-lyrical, such as ambient or instrumental music, can be particularly effective during psychedelic therapy. It can help to create a sense of relaxation and facilitate inward focus and introspection. The following songs have been selected for their ability to elicit deep thinking and meditative states, often leading to massive catharsis in our clients.
“Voices From Our Past” by Sahale
The Best Music For Love & Connection
Depending on the goals of your session, music with positive lyrics or themes may be particularly helpful. For example, music with themes of love, compassion, or healing can support your intention to experience self love and self knowing.
The following songs offer a mix of slow-paced, folk-rock, and electronic tracks with emotive lyrics and soothing or soulful melodies. They’ve been known to elicit feelings of deep connection and maternal warmth in our clients.
“My Heart Speaks” by PowerThoughts Meditation Club
The Best Music For You
During a psychedelic experience, journeyers may be more open and receptive to music that is familiar or personally meaningful to them. Selecting music that has a personal significance to you can help to create a sense of comfort and familiarity during the experience.
Of course, we can’t predict what songs would be best suited for your specific journey. Music preferences are highly personal, and the best music for you will depend on your individual preferences and intentions for the journey, as well as the specific context of your session.
However, there’re a couple of tips we can offer for selecting the music that will inevitably sway the tone of your journey. First, it’s usually best to avoid music with negative song lyrics.
Songs with themes of violence, objectification of any gender, or self deprecation can very easily produce feelings of sadness, shame, and flat out fear. Sticking to music with less lyrics and more soothing melodies are usually best for directing your attention inward.
Psychedelics are powerful emotional amplifiers. The effects they produce heavily rely on your state of mind and the environment you’re in (set and setting). Thus, when curating your psychedelic playlist, you should envision the feelings you want to elicit.
We’re not suggesting that you shy away from music with tones that induce anger or sadness. In fact, some of the songs we provided today have the potential to cause intense emotional release– through crying, laughter, and other forms of somatic catharsis like convulsion or even mucus release.
However, we are suggesting that you choose songs with intention and with attention to the possible feelings they may provoke. Music can be a powerful tool in supporting and enhancing the therapeutic effects of psychedelics. By choosing music that resonates with you, you can create a rich and meaningful experience that facilitates self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.
Explore How it Feels To Be Connected
Whether you prefer ambient and downtempo or global rhythms and electronic beats, there is a vast array of music to choose from that can complement and deepen your psychedelic journey.
So don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you. In any case, if you choose to journey with one of our psychedelic facilitators, they’ll help guide and prepare everything, right down to the very playlist that accompanies your experience.
To get connected with our carefully curated network of psychedelic facilitators, we empower you to book a consultation with us. As always, head on over to our resources page for more information on all-things-psychedelic. That’s all for now, fellow psychonauts. Safe and mindful journeying!