Psilocybin & Human Evolution with Jahan Khamsehzadeh, PhD

My guest Jahan Khamsehzadeh is a fount of information on all things psilocybin. In this final episode of season 5, we discuss his book The Psilocybin Connection, the theory that psilocybin may have played a role in human evolution, and the promise of psilocybin assisted therapy. 

Jahan completed his dissertation on psychedelics in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Doctorate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned his master's in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University and his bachelor's from the University of Arizona with a major in philosophy and minors in both physics and psychology. 

Aside from his academic work, Jahan has undergone several multiyear trainings, including working with the Mazatec mushroom tradition, and is a graduate of the Hakomi Comprehensive Somatic-Psychotherapy Program. 

He also works as a facilitator for legal psilocybin mushrooms ceremonies in Jamaica with Atman Retreats and serves as an advisor to psychedelic-focused organizations. 

In this episode Jahan shares:
  • How The Psilocybin Connection examines the evolution of consciousness from the Big Bang to now
  • His early interest in the big questions
  • His first powerful psychedelic experience
  • What his experiences have taught him about healing and spirituality
  • The mycelial mind
  • The stoned ape theory
  • The ways psilocybin heals and helps us
  • Cultural shifts regarding psychedelics
  • His admiration for Terence McKenna
  • His take on the nature of reality
  • The benefits of psilocybin therapy
  • The non-addictive nature of psilocybin
  • Microdosing
  • Facilitating therapeutic psilocybin sessions for groups in Jamaica 

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