The discussion of organic vs. synthetic within this essay is intended to establish a framework for the use synthetic psychedelics as having the potential to offer substantial personal benefit.
This video explores where I am at in regard to my perspective and relationship to Ayahuasca now. It also explores the story of my relationship to ayahuasca over time and the major changes it has passed through since my first encounters with it in 2013.
The longer you walk the psychedelic cowboy path the more likely you are to watch that innocent twinkle fall tragically from your eye and shatter everything you care about right in front of your vulnerable mind, reducing you to a weeping heap of pain, sadness, and grief.
Assuming we need to be saved at all, it’s unlikely psychedelic will be that savour, at least by result of just taking them. But I believe that there is a role psychedelic therapy will play in the positive transformation of society (If we are lucky).
We are now officially at 75 years of humans tripping LSD!!! To celebrate, I made this video talking about why LSD has been so meaningful to my life. I also share one of my favourite trip stories.
It might have made sense for us to talk about psychedelics, but we actually ended up talking more about being podcasters! So for anyone interested in the backend of our podcasts, this the episode for you!
The rise of plant shamanism is a cultural force to be reckoned with and that which we encounter with shamanism can feel urgent and real. Yet, however real the experiences with a shamanic encounter may feel, the question still remains: how real is it, really?
While Terence McKenna was selling out speaking events, Dennis McKenna was publishing peer-reviewed research papers. Terence sadly died in 2000, Dennis is still with us, and is in fact, with us directly on this episode of Adventures Through The Mind.
In this video, I explore some of the criticisms of Terence McKenna that have been showcased on my podcast, as well as my own thoughts on him and his ideas.
Dimethyltryptamine: the legendary psychedelic; nearly impossible to find, but everyone seemed to have heard of it; it takes you to alienate dimension in fifteen seconds and brings you back within five minutes. That was all I really knew. I was intrigued at the first moment I heard of it.
I have been researching, writing, and speaking on psychedelics for almost a decade now. There are a few books that stand out for me…
In this video, I explore my contemplations on whether or not this concept is alive in the perceivably linear time continuity I experience as a human being. The experiences in question are related to my psychedelic ceremonies and psychedelic explains.
Psychedelic trip reports are a dime a dozen these days. Some of them are incredibly valuable and some might actually cause more harm than good. In this video, I explore where I see trip reports as positive and where I see them as problematic to not only the psychedelic community but also the individual.
I ate the wild psilocybin mushrooms of San Jose del Pacifico in Mexico back in the summer of 2017. I went down there to trip with Kilindi Iyi, Dr Gerry, and Julian Palmer. This report is the meat of what I encounter during my trip.
Rev. Danny Nemu takes us on a whirlwind adventure through the historical and pharmacological origins of Old Testament and outlines the path it took from hallucinogenic rituals by desert shamans to the dry crackers and social repression of the modern era.
Here are my thoughts on how I build a personally meaningful Ceremony with Psilocybin, Magic Mushrooms without cultural appropriation.
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.
This sense of the possibility of radical transformation occasioned by psychedelics gives rise to a sense that psychedelics possess some sort of messianic promise or are inherently redemptive. This leads us to consider: should everyone take psychedelics?
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 😉
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?