Safe, therapeutic, and sacred psychedelic journeys have the potential to enact profound transformation and healing on both a personal and a societal level. Many mistake these substances for party drugs, but their true medicine lies in the properly prepared and undertaken journey inward.
Scientists were just starting to understand the therapeutic benefits of LSD, psilocybin, and more in the 1960's when the many studies being done were suddenly shut down. Research is thriving again today, and we are beginning to understand their role in healing addiction, PTSD, anxiety and depression, and so much more.
James Fadiman has been at the forefront of this research for over 50 years. He is a writer and researcher with a PhD in Psychology and is the author of many books, including The Psychedelic Explorers Guide, which details how both journeyers and guides can create optimal conditions to have the best possible experience. Jim has also popularized the phenomenon of microdosing (taking tiny, sub-perceptual microdoses of psychedelic substances to enhance performance and treat ailments).
In the Intro:
How Jim and I met
The amazing free resource Jim is making available to listeners
In the Interview:
That feeling when the future Ram Dass gives you LSD in Paris and changes your life forever
Ken Kesey, Albert Hoffman, Huston Smith and other heroes of mine who Jim knew
Why psychedelic research got shut down in the 60's and what was being researched then
How psychedelics work
How to have safe, therapeutic, and sacred journeys
Microdosing for: depression, colds, menstrual problems, asthma, allergies, stroke, and SO MUCH MORE
Dying is absolutely safe
Free Journey Guide PDF at the Medicine Stories Patreon page
MythicMedicine.love (my website)
Take my fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz
The Medicine Stories Facebook group
Music by Mariee Sioux (from the song Wild Eyes)