by Mat Dirjish
Klarisana Ketamine and Behavioral Health Center, deemed the largest ketamine and mental health provider company in the US, is launching “From Mind to Matter”, a first-of-its-kind visual art program to promote art and design in the psychedelic genre. For many of us who are not familiar with ketamine, the US Department of Justic (DoJ) and the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) describe ketamine as, “a dissociative anesthetic that has some hallucinogenic effects. It distorts perceptions of sight and sound and makes the user feel disconnected and not in control. It is an injectable, short-acting anesthetic for use in humans and animals. It is referred to as a “dissociative anesthetic” because it makes patients feel detached from their pain and environment.”
Klarisana will be partnering with clients and artists in the communities it serves to produce an art collection inspired by psychedelic medicine. Allegedly a first of its kind, perhaps in this century, the initiative will highlight an array of colorful artwork produced while undergoing ketamine treatments.
Klarisana Center founder, Carl J. Bonnett muses, “The psychedelic journey is next to impossible to explain without more organic references, like art or music. This program will highlight the work of our past, present, and future Klarisana clients to show the world how creativity can be unleashed while a client is making extremely positive, life-affirming changes.”
Klarisana’s national art program began with the acquisition of the artwork of Tracy R., who uses her ketamine journeys to both treat chronic pain and to generate ideas for paintings that reflect her experience. From Mind to Matter will feature artwork in its offices in Denver, Westminster, Austin, San Antonio, and Carlsbad with plans of expansion into a number of other markets nationwide.
Klarisana CEO Neil Haznar says, “Our goal as a company is to rebuild lives and to drastically reduce suicide. We believe that by highlighting the creativity of our clients, we can establish one of the best psychedelic art collections in the world.” A noble goal indeed.
The “From Mind to Matter” concept is also a great resource for those who were not around for the 1960s, those who miss the 1960’s, and for those who were there but just can’t remember the 1960s. For more details about ketamine, check out the DoJ/DEA Ketamine Drug Fact Sheet. Also, for further enlightenment and flights of psychedelia, visit the Klarisana Ketamine and Behavioral Health Center website.