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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.

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.

I was honoured to be approached by obo martin of What We Bring Back to be featured on his radio show. We get rather personal as I talk about much more than the mushroom in this interview, including my experience of the tragedy at Entheos festival 2012.

Fresh out of the Amazon Jungle, coming back into Western society from a month of Steady Ayahuasca Ceremonies, these guys touch base with me on everything from my personal history, through Psychedelics, relationships and Consciousness, and all the way to nature of the Divine within.

James Jesso is the author of Decomposing the Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom – both a sweeping overview and a profound personal journey. We sat down together for an online conversation about the “dirt work” of psychedelic psychotherapy and how his own experience of transformation has informed his mission to help others face and transcend their darkest parts…