There are two types of us listening to this podcast right now. Those of us who have experimented with psychedelic or hallucinogenic drugs, and those of that haven’t. And when I say psychedelic drugs I’m talking about things like LSD, psilocybin (often referred to as magic mushrooms), peyote, DMT, mescaline, ayahuasca, and other consciousness altering substances. These substances had their heyday back in the late 60s and were championed by people like Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna.
But then in the 70s the entire class of psychedelic substances were banned and made illegal here in the US. They became Schedule 1 drugs – which is the harshest classification of controlled substances and carry the potential for serios prison time for possessing these substances, and much more severe if you were caught selling them.
And mass hysteria followed. We heard nightmarish tales of people having bad trips and falling to their deaths from tall buildings because they thought they could fly under the influence of these dangerous drugs.
But there is another side to this story. Back in the 1960s there was some very promising research on the amazing healing properties of these substances – that they had the potential to be powerful medicines for treating things like PTSD, depression, addiction, and depression. But all that ground to a halt when these substances were declared illegal and dangerous.
Today a new generation of researchers are re-examining the claims that these drugs are dangerous, and are exploring the amazing healing and life altering effects these medicines can have.
My guest today is Matt Zemon. Matt is the CEO on co-founder of HAPPYY, a mental wellness company that specializes in psychedelic-assisted therapy and the author of new book Psychedelics for Everyone: A Beginners Guide to These Powerful Medicines for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Expanding Consciousness. Join us this week as Matt helps us separate fact from hysteria and how we can safely and effectively use these powerful medicines.
Whether you are already a fan of these medicines, or are simply psychedelic-curious, this is a fun and informative discussion you won’t want to miss!
You can connect with Matt in the following ways:
Main Website – https://www.mattzemon.com
Happyy Website – https://www.happyy.me
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattzemon/
Instagram – @matt.zemon
Book “Psychedelics for Everyone” – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BF36K4RL
Matt mentions the following resources in this episode:
Dance Safe – https://dancesafe.org
Netflix “How to Change Your Mind” Series – https://www.netflix.com/title/80229847
Retreat Guru – https://retreat.guru
Guide to Micro Dosing – https://www.mattzemon.com/over50
Spirit Pharmacist – https://www.spiritpharmacist.com
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