Almost two years after he first went to the Amazon rainforest to drink the most potent psychedelic known to man, and after his whole life was turned upside-down as a result, Jon’s heading right back out there to do it again.
We get into the spiritual, the biological, the personal and the philosophical in this episode. There’s a psychedelic ‘renaissance’ underway in modern culture, but what does that really mean for us as individuals?
Recorded just the day before boarding his flight to Peru, Dre quizzes Jon on why he’s going back, what his expectations are, and what place he thinks psychedelics have for people trying to improve and understand themselves.
We break down what Ayahuasca is, how it works, and why people are increasingly downing draughts of this murky, foul-tasting brew, which causes projectile vomiting as well as incredibly powerful insights into our deepest psyches.
This time, Jon’s also going to drink Huachuma, aka San Pedro, which is a mescaline-based psychoactive medicine drawn from a cactus which grows in the Andes. What’s the difference between the two, and why take so many mind-altering substances so close together?
All this and plenty more in Part 1… Check out Part 2, Back from the Jungle, HERE
Mentioned in the Episode:
- Jon’s personal Ayahuasca vlog series
- Jon’s article on Ayahuasca and what he wished he’d known before drinking it the first time
- Aubrey Marcus’s beautiful documentary on Ayahuasca (free to stream)
- SpiritQuest Sanctuary in Peru