"One mark of a great mind is a willingness to change it"
This ten-part series chronicles monthly, full-dose, psychedelic therapy over five years. It will cover the insights, challenges, and overall impact.
Volume I: When you journey inward
Volume II: Five tips to prepare for a macrodose
Volume III: Entering the “Mozart Zone”
Volume IV: Seven “Mozart Zone” observations
Volume V: Making your macrodose playlist
Volume VI: Seven types of profound macrodose trips
Volume VII: Seven challenges to macrodosing
Volume VIII: Seven realizations from macrodosing
Volume IX: Seven strange aspects of macrodosing
Volume X: Mastering the macrodose
Like most great stories, this one starts with a girl.
Her name was Melanie and I had a longstanding crush. She had charm, beauty, and a disarming personality.
Unfortunately, she had a boyfriend.
I met him at a posh Sunset Blvd lounge in Los Angeles at my sister’s birthday party.
After 2 minutes of small talk, it became clear: I was outclassed.
He was intelligent, genuine, and successful.
Before I could even process the hit to my ego, he inexplicably reaches in his pocket, pulls out a handful of mushrooms, and hands them to me.
I was incredulous, intrigued, and soon found out that Melanie was also engaging in psychedelic sessions.
So, in a misguided attempt to keep up with the joneses, I began searching for mushrooms.
It all changed with my first intentional psychedelic therapy session.
I had done recreational psilocybin a few times as a young adult but never in an intentional setting.
After a dozen dormant years, I dove back into the psychedelic world with a couple friends.
It was ostensibly another recreational session, like the previous experiences.
However, out of sheer luck, I ended up breaking away from the group and spending time alone.
Instead of enjoying the laughs, visuals & absurd novelty, for the first time in my life a psychedelic compound took me inward.
That experience changed everything.
A new path
Something profound happened and I wanted more.
I began experimenting on myself like Sasha Shulgin with full-dose intentional sessions every month. Many were alone, many with others, many guiding others.
A strange and audacious gesture from Melanie’s boyfriend led to a major demarcation point in my life.
My health improved, career took off, and I found deep sense of purpose.
These Psychedelic Diaries will detail the experience.
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