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 your own preparatory process, as well as some universal tools and helpful frameworks.
The hosts explain when to start preparing and common themes that emerge during preparation. From there, they discuss what intentions are and how to actually set them while actively managing expectations.
This episode also addresses how a facilitator or psychedelic guide can assist in the preparation process through mirroring, accountability, and rapport building. Finally, the hosts present several questions to consider as a potential journeyer to help gauge whether you are ready to move forward or not.
About Psychedelic Passage: Psychedelic Passage facilitates safe containers for sacred psychedelic use by creating an online ecosystem that leverages human connection to pair journeyers with a network of pre-vetted, professional guides in their local area. The company’s comprehensive vetting process ensures each hand-selected facilitator serves journeyers with integrity. The goal is to inspire trust, confidence, and lasting change for each journeyer. To date, their network of guides have facilitated hundreds of safe and transformational journeys for people all across the United States. You can also learn more about the founders and hosts by viewing the bios for Nicholas Levich and Jimmy Nguyen.
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The Piketon Massacre
The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?