This week I had the opportunity to interview someone who, over the course of a couple years, regularly used psilocybin mushrooms and found it helped him work through anxiety issues and regain the passion he’d lost.
Read the interview here! Afterwards, you should check out this interview between myself and The Link’s Mathieu D’Amours, where we talk a bit more in-depth about my article.
Tom Shroder recently took psilocybin mushrooms for the first time in 35 years and wrote an excellent trip report on his experience. He’s the author of Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal (book review), and a speaker at the Horizons conference in New York in October 2014; he also recently wrote a great long-form article on psychedelic science and history.
Here’s a quote from the write-up of his first ‘shroom trip in 35 years:
“I can’t think of any other way to put this but to say the sky opened, and grace poured down all around me. Light itself had transformed into a palpable substance, spilling down as if from a fountain. But it was more than light. It was blessings of every kind, goodness incarnate, flowing inexhaustible and immutable from above. I didn’t say to myself, “What is this?” I didn’t guess. I knew, I saw, I was in the presence of God. This wasn’t a God with whom I could have a conversation, at least not two-way. I think I said, or shouted, “Ok, I am DEFINITELY not an atheist,” but God was mute, or rather, I understood, or perceived, that the only response God would ever make was the boundless bounty of beauty cascading over me.”
Read the full trip report here!
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