Imagine leaving behind a family and career to go to war in Afghanistan as a British Royal Marine, and then psychically cleansing yourself in order to return to that family and career with the aid of shamans and their Ayahuasca native medicine. Alex Seymour did that – and lived to tell the tale in his book, Psychedelic Marine: A Transformational Journey from Afghanistan to the Amazon. Alex joins The Boulderist to talk about confronting inner and outer demons on the edge of chaos.
The following individuals were mentioned in this podcast:
Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris – neuroscientist
Rick Doblin – researcher
Aldous Huxley – author
Terence McKenna – ethnobotanist
David Nutt – psychiatrist
You can find Alex Seymour’s book, Psychedelic Marine: A Transformational Journey from Afghanistan to the Amazon at Amazon.com.