How (and Why) I Use Shamanic Medicine and Psychedelics to Prepare for My Own Death

How (and Why) I Use Shamanic Medicine and Psychedelics to Prepare for My Own Death

Contemplating the process of dying and death is not some depressing, morbid concept, but an important reminder of the reality of existence. One that can guide one's self to a life of healthy, meaningful, purposeful living; full of love, kindness, gratitude and peace.

I share my perspective on how and why I use these tools to prepare for my own death.

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The Richness in Presence: Cannabis as a Teacher Plant

The Richness in Presence: Cannabis as a Teacher Plant

There are just so many different types of experience we can explore, so much richness to the human experience; if we allow ourselves to slow down, become still, to be attentive to what is happening in the now.

Some of my teacher plants, such as Cannabis, can help guide me to experience these rich states of being, gifting the experiential knowing to carry this wisdom into regular daily life.

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Tales From the Float Tank: Cannabis, Mushrooms, Sacred Tobacco & Wim Hof Breathing / Holotropic Breathwork

Tales From the Float Tank: Cannabis, Mushrooms, Sacred Tobacco & Wim Hof Breathing / Holotropic Breathwork

I've had some very interesting experiences and insights in float tanks, in combination with cannabis, microdosing psilocybin magic mushrooms, smoking sacred shamanic tobacco, practising various forms of holotropic breathing, and without any psychoactive chemicals or active consciousness alteration at all...

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Microdosing Magic Mushrooms: Reports and Reflections after Six Months of Psilocybin

Microdosing Magic Mushrooms: Reports and Reflections after Six Months of Psilocybin

Over a six month period, I ingested psilocybin magic mushrooms - sometimes every few days, sometimes every single day - and took notes and observations over the course of this entire self-experiment, analysing the effects and subtle changes along the way.

What follows is a little background into microdosing, some of the protocols I followed, commonalities and discrepancies in the experience, insights, results and reflections.

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Psychedelics, Visionary Art, Virtual Reality & Healing

Psychedelics, Visionary Art, Virtual Reality & Healing

What could transpire when visionary artists create explorable landscapes through virtual reality, and align with therapists, and even psychedelics, to create novel places of healing and transformation?  

Visually stimulating virtual reality environments could mimic those found in psychedelic altered states of consciousness, in conjunction with various therapeutic modalities backed by scientific research, to promote states of consciousness conducive to healing - essentially giving rise to an entirely new culture and treatment modalities.

Read time: 10 mins (+ recommended video clips)

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How NOT to Have a Magic Mushroom Experience: Bad Trips & Amateur Mycology

How NOT to Have a Magic Mushroom Experience: Bad Trips & Amateur Mycology

Ever wanted to know how NOT to have a magic mushroom experience?! Well, you're in luck! 

I finally share one of the most terrifying, yet hilarious & embarrassing psychedelic experiences I've had.

I discuss the term 'bad trip' and why using this phrase is detrimental to the psychedelic experience, how NOT to have a 'bad trip' ever (or ever again!), and a glimpse into my past that may surprise some of you.

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Beginners Guide to Healthy Habits: Top Tips to Level Up

Beginners Guide to Healthy Habits: Top Tips to Level Up

How learning about habits helped me and how it can help you too! 

-The four tendencies.
-Ten areas of life to focus on.
-Five places to start.
-Top strategies that I use daily.

If you need to stop bad habits, add good habits, or tweak your life in general, this post is for you.

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Kambo 3X3 Rite of Passage: The Warriors Initiation

Kambo 3X3 Rite of Passage: The Warriors Initiation

It is told that the warriors of the indigenous Amazonian tribes, the Matses and the Katukina, undergo a powerful rite of passage initiation with Kambo, where three treatments of the sacred frog secretion are administered within three hours; the dose of the poison increasing over the course of the treatment.

The burn points were to be placed on the chest, directly across the heart line. 13 burn marks in total. I was to receive 9 points, 11 points, and finally 13 points of medicine as the treatments progressed, with three other brave initiates undergoing the same rite of passage.

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Kambo Cleanse: Shamanic Frog Poison & Unravelling My Mystery Illness

Kambo Cleanse: Shamanic Frog Poison & Unravelling My Mystery Illness

Pressure continued to build in my head. It was getting to the stage where the intensity of it was too overpowering and overwhelming. 

Moments later, all thoughts ceased to emerge, as I became lightheaded and started seeing bright white behind my eyelids. I was losing my ability to balance and hold myself up, and from my seated position, I started to involuntarily rock back and forth. My body was vibrating intensely, and that's the very moment I passed out and lost consciousness. 

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Master Plant Dieta: Ayahuasca & Chiric Sanango

Master Plant Dieta: Ayahuasca & Chiric Sanango

Nine days spent in isolation, working with both my master plant, Chiric Sanango, and Ayahuasca.

I underestimated how challenging this would be, but by my fourth and final Ayahuasca ceremony, I was gifted with remarkable physical healing, and many insightful teachings and wisdom.

This post gives an overview of the process that I went through, how I was feeling along the way, the challenges overcome and the results gained in the end.

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Demartini: The 5 Secrets to Great Success

Demartini: The 5 Secrets to Great Success

Dr John Demartini is a peak performance and human behavioural specialist. Essentially, he helps people unlock their maximum potential to reach optimal states of life; getting people to focus on their highest values and what truly matters to them most.

I wanted to write a short summary of this seminar I attended in Melbourne, as I not only want to clarify what I gained, but I genuinely feel that a lot of friends could gain immense benefit from the value and insights that he offers.

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Ayahuasca Insights: Ceremony in Australia

Ayahuasca Insights: Ceremony in Australia

Since returning from the Amazon, I've had the opportunity to continue working with the Vine several times here in Australia. The following post details journal excerpts, key experiences, insights and downloads received during my return to the work in the mountains of NSW; three ceremonies over three nights, including one of my most mind-bendingly extraordinary experiences yet.

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