I’m an open minded spiritualist who has friends that are part of a pagan coven and I’m curious of other pagans opinions about the use of alcohol before, during and after their rituals. They claim they are doing energy work and although many shamans use drugs with dimethyltryptamine to aid their spiritual experience that’s completely different from alcohol which from my experience blocks the flow of energy and keeps one in their lower self of consciousness rather then their higher self of consciousness. Any note worthy answers out there?