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.

Read time: 7 mins

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Chris Kelly
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.

Read time: 15 mins

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Chris Kelly
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

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.

Read time: 12 mins

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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.

Read time: 10 mins

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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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The Spiral: Clearing Unconscious Emotional Baggage

Who honestly wants to be held back in life by limiting beliefs, negative behaviours and emotional conditioning?!

This is definitely one way to go about clearing your psycho-emotional baggage and to gain some new tools to unlock your potential and live life to the fullest.

Read time: 10 mins

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Chris Kelly
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.

Read time: 15 mins

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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.

Read time: 25 mins

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Chris Kelly