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

Little Deaths, Masks, and the Existential Joke (Halloween Party)

I got into bed Saturday night at 3 am, exhausted from a night of exerting the effort of facial expressions required to match the synthetic enthusiasm of drunk people. The night concluded with an Uber ride that was 1.6x the normal fare because of the increased demand, as all the drunks migrated home, some with… Read More Little Deaths, Masks, and the Existential Joke (Halloween Party)

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

My Ayahuasca/Huachuma retreat in Peru: Pre-Trip Introduction and rant

I’m feeling a nice little kick from the extended-release Niacin vitamins I took one an hour ago.  I take my highs where I can get them.  It was suggested to me that the mosquitoes in the Amazon will be repelled by this in my blood.  They tend to like sweet, sugary blood.  I have began… Read More My Ayahuasca/Huachuma retreat in Peru: Pre-Trip Introduction and rant