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Psychedelics and Mysticism

Broadcast on June 27, 2023
With James Twyman
Hosted by Taya Mâ Shere

Evidence shows that psychedelics, especially magic mushrooms, were used in early Christian ritual ceremonies the evidence of which was hidden around the turn of the first millennium. Today, with major discoveries being made in science and health, James Twyman will share how a psychedelic renaissance has begun to sweep through much of the world, even in mainstream religions.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How psychedelic plant medicine has been used for tens of thousands of years by indigenous cultures, and can help alleviate depression, anxiety, and many other difficulties today
  • How psychedelic plant medicine can have a major influence on the spiritual development of most individuals
  • Seventy to eighty percent of people who have one journey with psilocybin say that it was one of the five most powerful experiences of their life
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James Twyman

Episcopal Priest and Founder of Namaste Village in Ajijic, Mexico

James Twyman is an Episcopal priest and The New York Times bestselling author of 20 books, including The Moses Code and Emissary of Light. He's known around the world as the Peace Troubadour, having traveled to many countries at war to share prayers of peace from the world’s 12 major religions, which he put to music in 1994. 

James has recorded more than 15 albums, and has produced or directed six films, including Redwood Highway and Indigo.  He's also a Franciscan brother with the Community of Francis and Clare, and lives in Ajijic, Mexico where he founded Namaste Village, an interfaith peace community.

James Twyman