Author: James W. Jesso

Naloxone

Fentanyl, the Opioid Crisis and Naloxone

There is a growing opioid crisis happening around the world and it’s getting particularly worrisome here in Canada. The casualty rate is growing dramatically and across not only the opioid user demographic but that of the non-opioid drug user as well. There are several factors that are slowly being sewn into...

Trip RD97 by Gwendal Uguen Follow (Creative Commons)

The Science Of Treating Depression With Ketamine

Ketamine? Ketamine or “K” is a dissociative anaesthetic drug used in a variety of clinical settings, from veterinary clinics to the battlefield and hospital emergency rooms. It is on the World Health Organization’s Essential drug list and highly safe for clinical use because it anaesthetizes patients without threatening their airways...

Shadow Dancer by Magdelena Roeseler

My First Darkness (Part 2): Purging through the Entheos

Through discovering the fascia of my insights – the lateral connectedness of various ideas over time – I have slowly begun to piece things together and in turn garner a deeper understanding on that which I already knew. “In an intentional space, I have been using entheogens to open myself...

Where The Wild Things Are by Greg Westfall (Creative Commons)

My First Darkness (Part 1): Night Terrors, Junkies, and Gore Films

A winding and informal journey through a life of invited darkness. My first adventures in the altered reality of the dreamscape were unsettling encounters with the darkness of my deep consciousness, struck as a child by what my parents called ‘night terrors’. Manifesting somewhere between wakefulness and sleeping, I remember...

Psychedelic Roue by Emiliano Ricci (Creative Commons)

Reigniting Awe

  This article was originally published in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (January, 2014 Volume.1) Looking at the lives of those fully invested in the consensus reality of the conventional Western world, there is a consuming grayness, or flatness, that seems to permeate throughout. The socioeconomic and philosophical constructs, or...

Inside the Tower of Babel by fdecomite

Spiritual Growth and Psychedelics

Do you choose to use psychedelics to cultivate ‘spiritual growth’? Here’s a perspective to consider: Having the big experience means nothing compared to applying the small insights. Psychedelic experiences, or one could say, “intentionally catalyzed mystical experiences”, are like large stone landmarks on the path to maturity. They offer a...

Ayahuasca and I

Ayahuasca and I: Not your typical trip report – Part 2 – by James W. Jesso

Read part 1 here. “Unexamined cultural values & limitations of language have made us unwitting prisoners of our own assumptions.” – Terence McKenna When it comes to exploring and engaging the psychedelic experience, it has creamed to the top of the research that the three main elements that influence the...

Ayahuasca and I

Ayahuasca and I: Not your typical trip report – Part 1 – By James W. Jesso

As the title suggests, I don’t intend to tell you the same thing you have heard over and over again about “Mother Ayahuasca”, visions of serpents, and purge buckets. I believe focusing on these elements of a psychedelic experience can work to re-enforce belief systems that distract us from understanding...

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