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Decomposing the Shadow

Lessons from the Psilocybin Mushroom
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Soul's Lantern
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July, 2013
ISBN:
9780991943500
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Author James Jesso writes: "The Psilocybin Mushroom has a lot to offer us as individuals and as a society. But in order to understand its lessons, we need to learn to navigate its novelty.

"A few years back, I went through a period of destructive substance use and unhealthy lifestyle choices. At the tail end of this time in my life, I had become completely lost in self-deprecating inner-narratives, personal confusion, depression, and an overwhelming sense of alienation. I had no idea what to do.

"It may seem paradoxical, but I began working with the Magic Psilocybin Mushroom as a healing tool. Once a month, by myself, I would take a medium-high dose and ask to be shown how to heal. I went through some of the most painful experiences of my life during those ceremonies. After thirteen unbroken months of this practice, I found myself happy, healthy, confidant, and living a wondrously prosperous life. I have been a public advocate for the sanctification of psychedelics ever since. Decomposing The Shadow is my first full-length book and the next step in this mission.

"Far from just a recount of my personal story, this book is a complete psychological model for the psilocybin experience as it pertain to mental-emotional healing, personal growth, and psychospiritual maturation. In doing so it outlines what the psilocybin experience shows us about the very nature of reality itself, from the conceptualization of experience, the effects of social conditioning, and freedom from emotional repression. It also provides points and perspectives on the responsible use of this medicine for self-guided healing practice."

Publisher’s Description: 

The Psilocybin Mushroom has a lot to offer us as individuals and as a society. But in order to understand its lessons, we need to learn to navigate its novelty.

A few years back, I went through a period of destructive substance use and unhealthy lifestyle choices. At the tail end of this time in my life, I had become completely lost in self-deprecating inner-narratives, personal confusion, depression, and an overwhelming sense of alienation. I had no idea what to do.

It may seem paradoxical, but I began working with the Magic Psilocybin Mushroom as a healing tool. Once a month, by myself, I would take a medium-high dose and ask to be shown how to heal. I went through some of the most painful experiences of my life during those ceremonies. After thirteen unbroken months of this practice, I found myself happy, healthy, confidant, and living a wondrously prosperous life. I have been a public advocate for the sanctification of psychedelics ever since. Decomposing The Shadow is my first full-length book and the next step in this mission.

Far from just a recount of my personal story, this book is a complete psychological model for the psilocybin experience as it pertain to mental-emotional healing, personal growth, and psychospiritual maturation. In doing so it outlines what the psilocybin experience shows us about the very nature of reality itself, from the conceptualization of experience, the effects of social conditioning, and freedom emotional repression. It also provides points and perspectives on the responsible use of this medicine for self-guided healing practice.

The Psilocybin Mushroom has a lot to offer us as individuals and as a society. But in order to understand its lessons, we need to learn to navigate its novelty.

A few years back, I went through a period of destructive substance use and unhealthy lifestyle choices. At the tail end of this time in my life, I had become completely lost in self-deprecating inner-narratives, personal confusion, depression, and an overwhelming sense of alienation. I had no idea what to do.

It may seem paradoxical, but I began working with the Magic Psilocybin Mushroom as a healing tool. Once a month, by myself, I would take a medium-high dose and ask to be shown how to heal. I went through some of the most painful experiences of my life during those ceremonies. After thirteen unbroken months of this practice, I found myself happy, healthy, confidant, and living a wondrously prosperous life. I have been a public advocate for the sanctification of psychedelics ever since. Decomposing The Shadow is my first full-length book and the next step in this mission.

Far from just a recount of my personal story, this book is a complete psychological model for the psilocybin experience as it pertain to mental-emotional healing, personal growth, and psychospiritual maturation. In doing so it outlines what the psilocybin experience shows us about the very nature of reality itself, from the conceptualization of experience, the effects of social conditioning, and freedom emotional repression. It also provides points and perspectives on the responsible use of this medicine for self-guided healing practice.

There is a conceptual disconnect between revolutionary scientific breakthroughs regarding psychoactive plants and mental health, and the zeitgeist of the masses regarding “magic mushrooms”. And understandably so, after years of indoctrinated trivialization, how do we make sense of academics now telling us that they “occasion mystical experiences” and potentially “cure depression”? - See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

There is a conceptual disconnect between revolutionary scientific breakthroughs regarding psychoactive plants and mental health, and the zeitgeist of the masses regarding “magic mushrooms”. And understandably so, after years of indoctrinated trivialization, how do we make sense of academics now telling us that they “occasion mystical experiences” and potentially “cure depression”? - See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

nDecomposing The Shadow (or DTS for short) is a map for the characteristics and archetypal processes of the psilocybin experience and how they can lead to the cultivation of psychospiritual maturation and the healing of deep-seated emotional wounds.

Psilocybin offers us to opportunity to view self and the world from an experimental point of amplified emotional, psychological, and spiritual significance. It unlocks a perspective of self and other that is naturally occurring within us, but culturally suppressed to the point of nearly complete omission. When we begin to learn how to navigate the vastly novel experience this substance can provide us, we can further enable its potential for not only exposing, but healing the unconscious narratives that hold us back from being our fullest, most courageous, most honest self.

Many have spoken on the promise of psilocybin mushrooms over the years, from Paul Stamets to Terrence McKenna. But their discourse was at first “too fringe” and society was not ready. But it seems a tipping point is approaching and people are opening to the prospect that there is something more for us than what western materialism offers. Decomposing The Shadow offers a language to enable a mature public discourse and in turn I hope it will help to shift the cultural tides on this misunderstood medicine. Once we learn to communicate the processes that influences psilocybin-enhanced personal development, how the lessons within the experience can be applied objectively to daily life, and to what benefit these lessons can be applied, we can begin to sift the zeitgeist and bridge the conceptual disconnect we are facing between cutting edge research and the cultural masses.

- See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

Decomposing The Shadow (or DTS for short) is a map for the characteristics and archetypal processes of the psilocybin experience and how they can lead to the cultivation of psychospiritual maturation and the healing of deep-seated emotional wounds.

Psilocybin offers us to opportunity to view self and the world from an experimental point of amplified emotional, psychological, and spiritual significance. It unlocks a perspective of self and other that is naturally occurring within us, but culturally suppressed to the point of nearly complete omission. When we begin to learn how to navigate the vastly novel experience this substance can provide us, we can further enable its potential for not only exposing, but healing the unconscious narratives that hold us back from being our fullest, most courageous, most honest self.

Many have spoken on the promise of psilocybin mushrooms over the years, from Paul Stamets to Terrence McKenna. But their discourse was at first “too fringe” and society was not ready. But it seems a tipping point is approaching and people are opening to the prospect that there is something more for us than what western materialism offers. Decomposing The Shadow offers a language to enable a mature public discourse and in turn I hope it will help to shift the cultural tides on this misunderstood medicine. Once we learn to communicate the processes that influences psilocybin-enhanced personal development, how the lessons within the experience can be applied objectively to daily life, and to what benefit these lessons can be applied, we can begin to sift the zeitgeist and bridge the conceptual disconnect we are facing between cutting edge research and the cultural masses.

- See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

Decomposing The Shadow (or DTS for short) is a map for the characteristics and archetypal processes of the psilocybin experience and how they can lead to the cultivation of psychospiritual maturation and the healing of deep-seated emotional wounds.

Psilocybin offers us to opportunity to view self and the world from an experimental point of amplified emotional, psychological, and spiritual significance. It unlocks a perspective of self and other that is naturally occurring within us, but culturally suppressed to the point of nearly complete omission. When we begin to learn how to navigate the vastly novel experience this substance can provide us, we can further enable its potential for not only exposing, but healing the unconscious narratives that hold us back from being our fullest, most courageous, most honest self.

Many have spoken on the promise of psilocybin mushrooms over the years, from Paul Stamets to Terrence McKenna. But their discourse was at first “too fringe” and society was not ready. But it seems a tipping point is approaching and people are opening to the prospect that there is something more for us than what western materialism offers. Decomposing The Shadow offers a language to enable a mature public discourse and in turn I hope it will help to shift the cultural tides on this misunderstood medicine. Once we learn to communicate the processes that influences psilocybin-enhanced personal development, how the lessons within the experience can be applied objectively to daily life, and to what benefit these lessons can be applied, we can begin to sift the zeitgeist and bridge the conceptual disconnect we are facing between cutting edge research and the cultural masses.

- See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

Decomposing The Shadow (or DTS for short) is a map for the characteristics and archetypal processes of the psilocybin experience and how they can lead to the cultivation of psychospiritual maturation and the healing of deep-seated emotional wounds.

Psilocybin offers us to opportunity to view self and the world from an experimental point of amplified emotional, psychological, and spiritual significance. It unlocks a perspective of self and other that is naturally occurring within us, but culturally suppressed to the point of nearly complete omission. When we begin to learn how to navigate the vastly novel experience this substance can provide us, we can further enable its potential for not only exposing, but healing the unconscious narratives that hold us back from being our fullest, most courageous, most honest self.

Many have spoken on the promise of psilocybin mushrooms over the years, from Paul Stamets to Terrence McKenna. But their discourse was at first “too fringe” and society was not ready. But it seems a tipping point is approaching and people are opening to the prospect that there is something more for us than what western materialism offers. Decomposing The Shadow offers a language to enable a mature public discourse and in turn I hope it will help to shift the cultural tides on this misunderstood medicine. Once we learn to communicate the processes that influences psilocybin-enhanced personal development, how the lessons within the experience can be applied objectively to daily life, and to what benefit these lessons can be applied, we can begin to sift the zeitgeist and bridge the conceptual disconnect we are facing between cutting edge research and the cultural masses.

- See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

Decomposing The Shadow (or DTS for short) is a map for the characteristics and archetypal processes of the psilocybin experience and how they can lead to the cultivation of psychospiritual maturation and the healing of deep-seated emotional wounds.

Psilocybin offers us to opportunity to view self and the world from an experimental point of amplified emotional, psychological, and spiritual significance. It unlocks a perspective of self and other that is naturally occurring within us, but culturally suppressed to the point of nearly complete omission. When we begin to learn how to navigate the vastly novel experience this substance can provide us, we can further enable its potential for not only exposing, but healing the unconscious narratives that hold us back from being our fullest, most courageous, most honest self.

Many have spoken on the promise of psilocybin mushrooms over the years, from Paul Stamets to Terrence McKenna. But their discourse was at first “too fringe” and society was not ready. But it seems a tipping point is approaching and people are opening to the prospect that there is something more for us than what western materialism offers. Decomposing The Shadow offers a language to enable a mature public discourse and in turn I hope it will help to shift the cultural tides on this misunderstood medicine. Once we learn to communicate the processes that influences psilocybin-enhanced personal development, how the lessons within the experience can be applied objectively to daily life, and to what benefit these lessons can be applied, we can begin to sift the zeitgeist and bridge the conceptual disconnect we are facing between cutting edge research and the cultural masses.

- See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

There is a conceptual disconnect between revolutionary scientific breakthroughs regarding psychoactive plants and mental health, and the zeitgeist of the masses regarding “magic mushrooms”. And understandably so, after years of indoctrinated trivialization, how do we make sense of academics now telling us that they “occasion mystical experiences” and potentially “cure depression”? - See more at: http://www.jameswjesso.com/shifting-the-cultural-tides-psilocybin-mushro...

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