185: The Power of Psychedelics
“I was on this rocket ship out of my body and into the universe and I found myself amongst the stars.”
This week we’re going far out, guys. As you probably know by now, I did a podcast episode at the end of last year about the 21 Things I Learned This Year. This year, we are dedicating one entire episode to each point on that list and this week, we’re on number three: the healing power of psychedelics.
A few years ago I went through a dark time. During that time I lost so much drive and I was searching for meaning in my life, so I began my first foray into the mystical world of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines. The first one I tried was DMT and since then I’ve also had experiences with ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms.
You might recall that I talked about All Things Mushrooms & Creativity with Tero Isokauppila, the founder of Four Sigmatic, a food and beverage company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks. I also spent an episode with Gerry Powell discussing How Plant Medicine Can Change Your Life and interviewed Dr. Jeff McNairy on How Plant Medicine Works In Your Brain.
Listen in to today’s episode to find out which psychedelic drugs are being used to heal, how plant medicines work in your brain, and how Nick used psychedelics to help him through a difficult time.
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“Different plant medicines will help you dive deeper into your psyche.”
Some things we learn in this podcast:
- What DMT is made of [2:30]
- How to ingest DMT [2:40]
- The distinction between drugs and plant medicine [6:40]
- What book to read before doing psychedelics [8:00]
- How psychedelics heal [9:20]