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Hello and welcome.

If you are reading this you are interested in learning more about what I do.

I organized my Medium stories in themes and will update this document with some selections of my work from time to time.

One of the things I enjoy talking about is my…


Sacred fungi and plants can offer many things to those who respect them.

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I’d say the most impressive thing about psychedelics is the fact that they can change your perspective on how you see your own mind, your own body, your own thoughts, your own emotions, your own everything.

One of the effects of psychedelics is to change your mind’s perspective about the…


EleutherAI (GPT-J) reveals how to find your sacred place and the best time for a psychedelic journey.

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Eight questions about psychedelics — Photo by Eugene Kuznetsov on Unsplash

Today I picked eight of the most frequently asked questions about psychedelics and feed them to one of the most powerful — and opensource — language-generator AI around, the EleutherAI. You can try it immediately and ask your own questions!

EleutherAI is a computer that taught itself to generate human-like…


What Impact Does a Psychedelic Trip Have In Your Life?

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Why do we trip? — Cover Image

The psychedelic revolution revealed the need for a better understanding of how the exploration of altered states of consciousness can benefit individuals and communities. …


Know What to Expect of the Trip With First-Hand Trip Reports for Each Level!

5 Levels of the Psychedelic Experience — Photo by Céline Haeberly on Unsplash Edited by the Author

5 Levels of The Psychedelic Mushroom Experience

Working in Amsterdam speaking about the responsible use of Magic Mushrooms, one of the most frequently asked questions was:

“How do I figure out the perfect magic mushroom dose?”

One way to find out what the perfect dose for you is is to reserve one or more days to experiment with the mushroom by consuming relatively small doses and gradually…


The trip depends on YOU, not on the psychedelic!

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To new psychonauts — mind explorers — the fear of an overwhelmingly challenging trip is often present. When I worked in Amsterdam speaking about psychedelics the number one question for beginners looking to experiment with psychedelics was:

“Will I have a bad trip?”

I heard this question just about every…


Learning to Balance Flexibility and Rigidity

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I want to quickly discuss the Martial Arts concept of bending without breaking.

In the game of chess, if you hold on too tightly your opponent will find a key weakness in your rigid structure and shatter it. In Relationships, if you are too rigid and your partner feels that…


Get more out of your trip by knowing what to expect from a psychedelic experience.

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5 Stages of the Psychedelic Trip — Illustration by Arianna Lusardi

Each psychedelic journey is unique. Do not be alarmed if your experience does not correspond with what is described in this article.


What can psychedelics teach us about living without fear of death?

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Painting by Henryk Siemiradzki, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons — Phryne at the Poseidonia in Eleusis

In the excellent book “The Immortality Key” the author Brian Muraresku reveals the most famous of the secret Greek religions, the Eleusinian Mysteries which are theorized to have conducted annual psychedelic rituals observed from c. 1600 BCE — 392 CE.

“Mysteries” refers to the annual festival held at Eleusis (the…


How can LSD and Mushrooms change how we see ourselves?

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Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons — Edited by the Author

To conquer yourself, one has to have a self.

One’s identity as an individual should be completely obliterated for your own self to be conquered. If the self-identity of an individual is not so easily destroyed, then it cannot be said that this person has conquered himself or herself. …

Alexandre Porto

Pieces of the integral man. Specialist in responsible use of psychedelics.

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