Have you ever wondered what psychedelics and writing have in common?
Neuroscientists are discovering that psychedelics can be a powerful conduit for personal healing, spiritual growth, and discovery. Many authors have found that the writing process can offer similar benefits. On your journey to authorship, if you’re willing to open yourself to the process, you will discover new things about yourself and the world around you.
In episode #127 of The Author’s Corner, Robin is joined by Matt Zenom, a passionate advocate for the thoughtful and responsible use of psychedelics. They discuss how using psychedelics (in responsible settings) can open the door to new levels of self awareness and how this correlates to some of the benefits of writing. Plus, Matt shares how he began his relationship with psychedelics and some fascinating things he has learned along the way.
- Similarities between psychedelics and the writing process
- How Matt discovered his passion and calling for psychedelics
- Some of the biggest myths about psychedelics
- Parallels between psychedelics and meditation
- The exciting results of new studies about the utility of psychedelics in healing
- And more!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Matt’s book, Psychedelics for Everyone: A Beginner’s Guide to these Powerful Medicines for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Expanding Consciousness.
- Donna Marks’ book, Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Solution
- Dr. Gabor Maté’s The Wisdom of Trauma
About Matt Zenom:
Matt Zemon, MSc, is a dedicated explorer of the inner world, and a passionate advocate for the thoughtful and responsible use of psychedelics. With a Master of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health with honors from King’s College London, Matt has studied the effects of psychedelics on the mind and the potential for these experiences to serve as a catalyst for positive transformations. Matt is the author of Psychedelics for Everyone: A Beginner’s Guide to these Powerful Medicines for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Expanding Consciousness.