Psychedelic Passage

Psychedelic Passage

The world is waking up to the profound healing power of psychedelics, but very few people understand how actually to use these medicines effectively. As professional psychedelic guides and facilitators, Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen have made it their mission to help others have intentional psychedelic experiences and positively influence the facilitation landscape. On this show, we’ll be providing tips, and best practices, and answering common questions about safely using psychedelics for meaningful change.

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September 27, 2022 33 min

Mitigating the chances of a bad trip is a crucial factor in preparing for the unpredictable and often challenging nature of psychedelic experiences. In this episode, Jimmy and Nick will review some actionable steps that can be taken to prevent discomfort, dissolve self-judgment, and redirect the tone of your journey.


First, they’ll highlight some of the common themes of a bad trip. They’ll explain what ‘surrendering’ really means an...

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Mitigating the chances of a bad trip by becoming more informed on the nuances of these experiences can help calm the discouraging fear often associated with psychedelics. This episode unravels the risks of placing labels on your journey and explains how setting expectations can be both limiting and liberating to our greater healing purpose. 

Nick and Jimmy draw distinctions between adverse and bad trips, explaining why a challenging...

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September 13, 2022 36 min

Determining therapeutic psilocybin dosages for maximum therapeutic potential is an essential part of intentional psychedelic use and psychedelic-assisted therapy. This episode identifies the thresholds of psilocybin that produce altered states of consciousness and result in real, tangible shifts.  


Hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen start by clarifying that dosage is correlated to intention, set, and setting–there is no one size...

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September 6, 2022 35 min

What is the role of a facilitator? This is a question that hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen often get from prospective clients. At its core, the role of a facilitator is to hold a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space–also known as a container. 

 

This episode addresses both the universal attributes that space holders take on as well as the specific roles facilitators will play depending on the context of the relationship ...

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What is integration and why is it important? This is one of the most common questions that hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen receive from clients. In this episode, they provide clear answers in an effort to help you as a journeyer get the most possible benefit out of the psychedelic experience.


Regardless of whether you take a recreational journey or a more ceremonial one, integration is required for life-long lasting change af...

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August 23, 2022 33 min

How psychedelics help you get unstuck is what hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen cover in this episode. This feeling of being stuck, blocked, or in your own way is why the vast majority of folks seek out intentional psychedelic use.


In this episode, the hosts talk about how to actually close the gap between knowing what you want and then actually doing it. They talk about how psychedelics can create alignment between the conscio...

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August 16, 2022 33 min

Preparing for a psychedelic experience is an essential part of using plant medicines for healing and transformation. Modern media places so much emphasis on the psychedelic journey itself without addressing all the work that comes beforehand. 

 

In this episode, Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen start by defining what preparation is as well as why it’s so important. They discuss tangible steps and practices that you can implement in y...

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SSRI’s, antidepressants, and psilocybin–can you combine them? Many people are seeking an intentional psilocybin experience in order to combat depression, but very few know whether they can stay on their pharmaceutical medication or not. Some of these medications are medically contraindicated and some are not. 

 

Hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen address the various types of medications (not just antidepressants) and how they can...

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August 2, 2022 34 min

Choosing the right psychedelic guide is a crucial step in the process of intentional psilocybin use or psychedelic-assisted therapy. In this episode, hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen help journeyers identify how to actually determine which psychedelic service provider is right for them. 


This episode starts off by answering the question, “why is a psychedelic guide important?” Essentially, as we plunge into the unknown, it’s h...

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How does a guided psychedelic journey work? This is one of the most common questions hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen hear from folks who are interested in pursuing an intentional psychedelic experience. 


This episode starts off by addressing what comes next after you’ve committed to having a transformational psychedelic journey. This begins by identifying your individual intentions and then choosing your ideal guide (which wa...

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What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls of Ketamine? Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of ketamine is crucial when deciding whether or not to engage with the only legal psychedelic substance in the United States currently. Although many people are choosing to sit with ketamine, hosts Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen discuss why some have positive experiences and others don’t.

This episode starts off by addressing why ketamine is tr...
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