Paul Austin On Microdosing, The Impending Legalization of Psychedelics and The Link Between Psychedelic Use and Connecting To Our Separate Self


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We are currently witnessing a psychedelic revolution. Top universities like Johns Hopkins, Berkeley and NYU are giving psychedelics the serious treatment, studying the therapeutic effects of psilocybin, MDMA, LSD, ketamine and others. We're also collectively undergoing an evolution of our perception of these substances, becoming aware of their transformative potential for healing us individually and collectively. Psychiatry may never be the same. Ketamine treatments are already legal and psilocybin and MDMA are poised to become legal in 2023.

And it's not just universities that want in, Wall Street does too. Psychedelics is the biggest boom business since marijuana. Some even say that psychedelics may help us save ourselves and the planet. Today, I'm talking with Paul Austin, a 21st century pioneer in the field of the responsible use of psychedelics for healing, leadership, and personal transformation.

He has been featured on the BBC, in Forbes, and in Rolling Stone for his accomplishments in entrepreneurship regarding social awareness of the benefits of microdosing psychedelics. Paul is the author of the book, Microdosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life and is the founder of two companies in the emerging psychedelics space, Third Wave and Synthesis.

Paul's mission is to help steward humanity 2.0 contributing to greater individual and collective wellbeing by normalizing responsible psychedelic use.

In this episode, you'll discover...

-Paul's personal psychedelic story...03:05

  • The Lindy Effect

-The post-psychedelic inspiration behind the "No Bullshit" tattoo Paul has on his chest...10:00

  • 1Heart Retreat, Costa Rica

-The history of psychedelic use and how Paul's two companies came to be...14:15

  • The Third Wave
  • "How do we then utilize these substances to help consciousness evolve?"

-What's in store for the decriminalization of psychedelics and what states are already on board...22:05

-How psychedelics help us connect to our separate self and what to expect from the Synthesis Retreat...25:05

-How psilocybin truffles compare to cubensis mushrooms (magic mushrooms)...31:25

-How microdosing can actually upgrade our lives...34:35

-How microdosing helps upgrade us in leadership, teamwork and empathy...39:00

  • Divergent thinking

-About Ariane's upcoming first ketamine treatment...42:25

-Pros and cons of ketamine becoming more available to the public...43:15

-The future of legalization and psychedelic use across the globe...45:15

  • The Stoned Ape Hypothesis

-Paul's practices...48:15

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