James W Jesso
Author, public speaker

Psilocybin, Healing, and The Examined Life

In an era where medical interventions, neurobiological research, occult magick, and high-dose psychonautic exploration are taking the psychedelic centre stage, what about psychedelics as a part of the simple quest to live an examined life and become a more mature person? In this talk I look at the role psilocybin can play in our lives as an agent of insight and how it can help us mature and develop into whole people, trustworthy partners, and healthy citizens.

James W. Jesso is an author, public speaker, and podcast host with a deep respect for psychedelic medicines. His two books, Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom (2013) and The True Light Of Darkness (2015), present a model for working with the ‘magic’ psilocybin mushroom as an ally in personal transformation and in developing psychospiritual maturity. Adventures Through The Mind — his podcast and youtube channel — is an effort to contribute to the psychedelic culture at large. Featuring interviews with luminaries in science, art, and culture across a range of disciplines.