An essay exploring love, romance, wounds, and loneliness.
Back in 2009, I had a drug-induced psychosis. I realized that this psychotic episode was also the launching pad for my first real spiritual awakening. In this video, I share the delusion I was suffering from during that psychosis.
Psychedelic’s capacity to impact positive change in the lives of those suffering from mental illness, and even their capacity to heal it entirely is the medicalized road to their modern legitimization, but what about the discussion around psychedelic causing mental illness; psychotic episodes, transient hypomania, and even full-blown psychosis?
In honor of World Mental Health Day and the #letstalk movement, here is a story about my journey with mental illness.
We welcome French cultural anthropologist and philosopher Martin Fortier on the show for this episode to discuss his research into how culture influences cognition. His current PhD research project consists of exploring the interplay between neurobiological processes and culture in hallucinogenic experiences. His main fieldwork is located in Shipibo communities of the Middle Ucayali, in the Peruvian Amazon.