An Ode to my first love (deadliest drug in Western Civilization)

Beer beer beer acceptable drug, merriment, tradition, special occasion drug, accepted drug,  encouraged drug, masculinity drug, intimacy drug, mating drug debauchery drug, silly goofy, child-like joy drug hangover shame drug, writhing in bed, rocks in my head dried vomit sheets drug peak and trough drug, courage and confusion, blissful oblivion, shrinking bubble of perception, rounding… Read More An Ode to my first love (deadliest drug in Western Civilization)

Lessons from a 9 gram Psilocybin Mushroom trip

“Nature loves courage.” -Terence Mckenna  In my humble opinion, there is absolutely nothing to fear about mushrooms.  These are benevolent plant teachers, of earth and of the larger galaxy.  I believe my spiritual readiness, my willingness to do what it took to excavate the demons in my self and to bring my shadow side up… Read More Lessons from a 9 gram Psilocybin Mushroom trip

My 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony-“White-knuckle cosmic sleigh ride”/Hitting the Wall

I step up to the altar where Don Carlos hands me the cup.   The aroma finds my nostrils and I feel my throat muscles contract in protest.   I give pause for five seconds, trying to convey reverence to the four maestros sitting behind the altar. The altar is adorned with jaguar skulls, 20… Read More My 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony-“White-knuckle cosmic sleigh ride”/Hitting the Wall