Matt had a completely unexpected transformative experience with psychedelic medicine. This was his inspiration for diving much deeper and sharing what he’s learned.
During the time he was getting his Master's in Psychology and Neuroscience he dove into everything he could find about psychedelic medicine. In this book, he wanted to compile something that was accessible for people without a medical background
He covers things that people should consider before taking the medicines and does a deep dive into eight of the most common psychedelic options.
For him, the medicines were a key to unlock his human potential. They opened his mind and his heart in a way that was transformative.
Most of the medicines quiet the default mode network and turn the inner narrator down, or off in many cases. After his experiences with psychedelics, he felt he could finally pause and experience quiet.
It can let you separate and experientially step away from your body and your ego and look at yourself without shame, blame, or guilt.
It can also help to connect you spiritually to whatever that higher power looks like to the person taking it and, in many cases, inspire one to explore the greater meaning of life, In this, there's tremendous peace and relief.
He tells people that psychedelic medicine is not a cure, it's a catalyst.
It’s important to note that he recommends always having an expert guide or skilled facilitator with you during any psychedelic journey.
His overarching discovery is that “I am enough right now, I am loved, the world is abundant. I don't need anything external to validate that. Knowing this in my heart and feeling it versus being told this are two different things.”