The ancient origins of psychedelics used by humans are well known. For thousands of years, various indigenous people from all parts of the world have used psychedelics for certain ceremonies, medicines, and recreational purposes: Ayahuasca by the indigenous people of the Amazon; Psilocybin by the Aztecs; Peyote by Native Americans in the west; Ibogaine by indigenous people in west-central Africa.
On the Psychedelic Spotlight podcast this week, we’re excited to have Joe Moore. He is the Founder and CEO of Psychedelics Today, one of the leading psychedelic education platforms in the space.
In this episode, Joe discusses some of his background and his journey into psychedelics, the current landscape of the industry and his thoughts on its general direction, and some topics that get him going, including legislation and reform, drug exceptionalism, and why we need to defund the DEA to really progress the movement overall. He also shares his thoughts on the future and what we might have to look forward to as psychedelics continue down the trajectory of decriminalization and possibly legalization.
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In this episode we’re talking to Joe Moore, Co-founder and CEO of Psychedelics Today about coaching & psychedelics.
Joe grew up in New Hampshire (United States) and did his undergraduate in Philosophy. In his second year he learned about Stanislav Grof´s Holotropic breathwork and started working with this style of breathwork. Through this work he got more and more in contact with others interested in psychedelics and since then he never left this field again.
Today he is the CEO of Podcast & Blog on Psychedelics named Psychedelics Today, educates doctors and therapists about (psychedelic) drugs. He also offers courses for coaches on psychedelic preparation and integration.
In this episode we talk with Joe about his work, what is offered by Psychedelics Today, about his view on different coaching approaches and what coaches in the field of psychedelics should know. But we also talk about the legal and research situation of psychedelics and when to send someone to a therapist vs. a coach. He shares with us a lot of insights regarding his own philosophy and which books to be read when starting with psychedelics.