This one goes into a pretty dark place at some points, including one of my first public explorations of my drug-induced psychosis episode back in 2009 and both of our dark encounters with ayahuasca. Plus a bunch of fun stuff too 😉
I am always happy to be featured on a podcast. I am, however, extra happy when those podcasts are run by close friends of…
This was actually a live broadcast, which is always interesting. It was pretty late for me that day, and I wasn’t caffeinated… also I didn’t now much about Michael or his show and I was a bit uneasy with his questions at first. So I may have been a bit confrontational. Maybe not? You tell me.
Hooray for having the opportunity to be on Vancouver Real for the second time!
James W. Jesso joins Jason Abbott in a candid conversation about his book, Decomposing the Shadow: Lessons from the Psilocybin Mushroom. We talk about the darker shadow self and what can be learned from seeking within, the spiritual potential offered by psilocybin, and social evolution. We also cover meditation, the importance of surrender, and cultivating psychospiritual maturation.
In this conversation, James and I discuss how he was able to pull through a time in his life when he was abusing drugs very heavily. While living in Australia he found himself in addicted states with a slew of different substances, from LSD to speed to Valium. Mushrooms seemed to stand out as something different in the mix, and he eventually utilized them to help the underlying problem leading to his abusive behaviors.
James Jesso is part of the new generation of psychedelic pioneers. He is an author of three books on psychedelics — Decomposing the Shadow: Lessons…