Episode 31: Religion, Substance Abuse and Psychedelics with Gary

In this episode, I had the honor of speaking with Gary. Gary shares his story of what I might call religious trauma, as well as substance abuse, and a well-timed mushroom trip. So, let’s hear from Gary.  


  1. Let’s start with your story. It involves a restrictive religion and a struggle with substance abuse?
    1. Jehovah’s Witness; never found his own truth
    2. Oppressive life
    3. Suffering, miserable
  2. Iboga + 5-Meo-DMT (Toad) to help addicts
  3. Tried Toad ceremony after 11 years of absolute total sobriety
    1. Enhanced meditation
    2. Interconnectedness
    3. Insignificance of problems; love is the answer
  4. Kambo
  5. Critical self-talk, the critic; now forgiving and kind to self
  6. Finally comfortable in own skin