This may be amongst, it not THE BEST lecture I have ever given on this topic. I am honored and excited to share it with you now.
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.
Here is the recording of my short lecture at the Entheo-Science Conference, which happens every two years in Berlin, Germany. I was one of four or five (I think) english presenters.
An in-depth outline of a model for the psilocybin experience, in particular exploring the overlap of psychological and spiritual processes to neurobiology and experiential content. This essay is currently for patreons only. Head to jameswjesso.com/support to learn how you can get access to this document
DO YOU CHOOSE TO USE PSYCHEDELICS TO CULTIVATE ‘SPIRITUAL GROWTH’?
Within the depths of self we find the Shadow: the personification of what we wish to avoid facing about ourselves[i], the portion of ourselves we fear most, the source of fear itself.
Exploring the Concept of “the shadow” and it’s beneficial potential for personal development — In reference to the Psilocybin Mushrooms experience. Discussing emotional repression, courage, honesty, and emotive psychosynthesis.
Discussing the role of Fear in our experience of reality and how the Psilocybin Mushroom can help us develop honest courage.