In this episode, Kyle and Joe talk with Eric Osborne, founder and facilitator of the psilocybin assisted retreat center in Jamaica, MycoMeditations. We talk to Eric about all things fungi related, including non-psychoactive mushrooms. We learn about the MycoMeditations retreat center in Jamaica. Why and how it got started. A little bit about Jamaican law with psilocybin, and the role of the facilitator in ceremony. Eric shares with us his insights about the healing potential of psilocybin and other plant medicines. Eric also talks about his other non-profit, Psychedelic Liberation Education Discipline and Guidance (PLEDG):
Group such as MAPS, The Heffter Foundation and several other research universities and not for profits have helped to make great headway in the legitimization of psychedelic medicines. PLEDG focuses mainly on whole plant therapy, knowing that the many constituents that make up psychedelic medicines, not just isolates, are beneficial to those who consume them.
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About MycoMeditations – Psilocybin retreats
Our psilocybin assisted retreats take place in safe, rural, quiet, Jamaica. Facilitators hold space for deep self reflection and exploration. Offering week and ten day retreats to give context and skills to apply the lessons and insights obtained from your sacred mushroom encounter.
If you are looking for a safe, comfortable space to legally explore your mind, with structure and intention, MycoMeditations is the destination for you.
Links & Show Notes:
- Trent Austin – Method for producing muscimol and/or reducing ibotenic acid from amanita tissue
- Dr Mushroom
- The Little Saints
- Shaun Mauss – Duncan Trussel Family Hour
- Psychedelic Liberation Education Discipline and Guidance (PLEDG)
- Magnificent Mushrooms Podcast
About Eric Osborne M.Ed
A professional educator for seven years, Eric opened a gourmet mushroom farm Magnificent Mushrooms in Indiana in 2009. It has now become the Magnificent Mushrooms Podcast. He is also the first State recognized Wild Mushroom Expert in Indiana.
Though not working with psychedelics currently in the U.S. Eric is coordinator and guide of MycoMeditations, a psilocybin retreat center in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Eric was motivated to organize PLEDG, as an advocacy group for therapeutic applications of psychedelic plants and to raise public awareness to the unsubstantiated scheduling of psychedelics and of their therapeutic benefits.