Paul Austin – Psychedelia and The Third Wave – Psychedelic Media



Kyle and Joe speak with, Paul Austin, psychedelic educator, founder of The Third Wave and Psychedelia. Paul is a super fun guy to talk to. He tours both in the US and internationally to speak about microdosing. Microdosing is becoming incredibly popular and seems to be making psychedelics more popular in the mainstream. Microdosing can help with creativity, therapy and many other things without any of the burden of a “full” dose.

What is the psychedelic Third Wave? Paul describes it as:Psychedelia Podcast - The Third Wave - Psychedelic

A new era of psychedelic use. It is an era of psychedelic use defined by practical, measured use for specific purposes. It is an era, not for ‘dropping-out’ of society, but for integrating psychedelics into the mainstream. It is an era, not to fear psychedelics for their possible negative repercussions, but to embrace psychedelics for their tremendous upside.

Some insight from DR. JAMES FADIMAN
“For some people, it is helpful to identify your goals. Your goals may be spiritual: to have direct experience with aspects of your tradition or another tradition, to transcend prior beliefs, even to transcend belief itself. You may hope to have what is called a “unity experience,” in which there is no separation between your identity and all else. Your goals may be social: to improve relationships with your spouse, children, siblings, parents, colleagues, friends, and spiritual and secular institutions. Your goals may be psychological: to find insight into neurotic patterns, phobias, or unresolved anger or grief.”

We get into some great psychedelic topics such as:

About Paul Austin:

As an entrepreneur and avid psychedelic explorer, Paul believes in the power of rational dialogue and community engagement in stripping Paul Austin - Psychedelic Educator away the stigma around psychedelic use.

He understands the power of responsible psychedelic use in aiding psycho-spiritual development, and believes in sharing this message with others.

When not ruminating on his next psychedelic project, Paul enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outside.

2 Replies to “Paul Austin – Psychedelia and The Third Wave – Psychedelic Media”

  1. Great episode, guys! One correction: Paul stated that a microdose of mushrooms is .2-.5 mg, when in fact he meant .2-.5 grams. His website states the amount in grams. I might add that even smaller doses are feasible, as low as 0.05 grams.

    Microdosing can be great for creativity and boosting energy, and can even be good for dealing with psychological issues, as we are seeing. I would also add (forgive me if this was addressed, I listened to the podcast a while back) that if you’re working through some “stuff”, get a good therapist. The stuff you are learning about yourself will be amplified through the lens of the medicine, and you’re likely to work through that stuff even faster than if you were just doing either treatment separately, IMHO. And for some people, using any of amount of psychedelic can be destabilizing, so it might be useful to get a professional assessment. Not that it is easy to find a professional who understands, let alone is sympathetic to, the use of these medicines.


    1. I caught the microgram comment as well but forgot to say anything take a note.

      I think Kyle and I (Joe) would fully agree with you on all counts. Breathwork and Psychedelics when conjoined with a skilled and liked therapist can be a magical combination.

      Thanks again for the comments! Please let us know some other thoughts in the future.

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