Rebecca Hayden and Guy Crittenden talk about other medicine experiences including Peyote, Cannabis, Mushrooms and Huachuma. We talk about how the plants talk to each other and how some medicines have distinctive characters associated with them. We talk about the lessons of medicines and how they work in tandem with one another. We share some early experiences with psychedelics that now have more meaning and how the medicines work with us before and after we ingest them. It's an enjoyable discussion full of interesting imagery, stories and antics of the medicines that remind us how powerful and magical they really are.
Many of us who have experienced Ayahuasca know that this form of higher consciousness or entity or spirit works with us before, during and after ceremony. However, not many people discuss the experiences they have afterwards. Guy and I both talked about this and decided to share our stories on the show. The experiences can be auditory, visual and they can take many different forms and affect us in many ways. I know that there are many others out there who are having some extraordinary experiences of their own and I hope that this will help them to fell better about them and perhaps encourage people to be more open about them. Also, for those of you who might not have had these experiences, perhaps it will inspire you or resonate with you in some way or just let you know what's possible. I remember having absorbed a lot of material before having my own plant medicine experiences and it really had quite a positive effect on me. Happy listening!
Rebecca Hayden interviews Guy Crittenden about his book: The Year of Drinking Magic based on his experiences with Ayahuasca. Guy shares his experiences and the ways in which they have changed his life and his outlook. Both Rebecca and Guy talk about some extraordinary things that have taken place post Ayahuasca in their lives. They agree that the book is aptly named. There are some phenomena that they have experienced that can't be explained by conventional science and many people are coming to realize through these plant medicines that there is so much more to our existence than we had imagined.
Ayahuasca is an plant medicine that comes from the Amazon. It is a combination of two plants brewed into a 'tea' that allows participants who drink it to access a higher form of consciousness. Rebecca talks about how she came to discover plant medicines and that she pursued them to heal from depression. She talks about the experiences she's had with these medicines and the ongoing relationship she has with them. Michael explains how he became involved with plant medicines, primarily Iboga and both Rebecca and Michael discuss the insights that came out of these experiences.