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Psychedelics have been used for hundreds of years by various cultures all over the world for their mystical and spiritual meanings since ancient times.
These substances, such as LSD and psilocybin (found in “magic mushrooms”), have attracted increased attention and research because of their possible medicinal advantages. Psychedelics are thought to induce strong spiritual and creative experiences that can influence an individual’s work, view on life, and thoughts about the world around them. Psychedelics have also been used therapeutically to treat PTSD, addiction, and depression. The therapeutic potential of psychedelics has sparked renewed interest in the field, with studies yielding encouraging results.
As the public’s opinion of psychedelics shifts, more people, including many celebrities, have begun to tell how psychedelic medicine improved their lives. The recent trend of celebrities openly discussing their usage of psychedelics has helped to draw attention to these substances’ therapeutic potential. Many celebrities, including writers, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, and even politicians, have experimented with psychedelics and reported positive results.
In this article, we will look at some of the more well-known celebrities who have tried psychedelic drugs and what they say about their experience.
Prince Harry is the most recent famous figure to speak out about his psychedelic experiences. In a recent “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper, Prince Harry discussed his experiences with psychedelics such as ayahuasca and psilocybin. Prince Harry said that using psychedelic substances helped him deal with the ‘grief’ and ‘trauma’ he felt following his mother, Princess Diana’s, sad death.
In his new book “Spare,” he spoke on how psychedelics like Ayahuasca, psilocybin, and mushrooms were important to him, adding that they showed him something. He also stated that the substance removed the notion that he needed to cry to show his mother how much he missed her when all she wanted was for him to be happy.
However, Harry stated that he would never encourage this as a recreational activity.
“But doing it with the right people, if you are suffering from a huge amount of loss, grief or trauma, then these things have a way of working as a medicine.”
.@CBSNews 60 Minutes host @AndersonCooper joins Prince Harry in a discussion about Prince Harry's new memoir, Spare, highlighting how #psychedelics may have helped him process Princess Diana's death.https://t.co/f1cfJmAIsX pic.twitter.com/RZzYjNqTLh— MAPS (@MAPS) January 10, 2023
Will Smith, who has always been known for his cheery disposition, famous parts in blockbuster movies, and decades-long music career, is also a supporter of psychedelic drugs, stating that the shamanic brew ayahuasca changed his life. He believes that by unlocking latent potentials within ourselves, psychedelics can bring important insights into how we interact with our surroundings and help us transcend our anxieties and limits.
Before the release of his memoir “Will,” Smith was the subject of a GQ profile that revealed his history with psychedelics.
In a section of his book, he also wrote more about the various “trips” he took on ayahuasca. Will sought the advice of a shaman in 2011 after a brief breakup with Jada. Will Smith discusses what he saw while “Trippin” in this section of the book.
He discussed how taking ayahuasca helped him understand what was preventing him from being creative: fear. He claims that this same anxiety had previously prevented him from fully expressing himself but that after eating psilocybin mushrooms, he was able to express himself more freely than ever before.
Will Smith’s book takes readers on a journey down by recounting his firsthand experiences after drinking the shaman’s tea. Will recalls floating in deep space, trillions of kilometers from Earth, about an hour into his first trip.
“This was my first tiny taste of freedom,” Smith writes of his first experience drinking the sacred plant medicine brew, “In my fifty-plus years on this planet, this is the unparalleled greatest feeling I’ve ever had.”
Will Smith also said in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey that he reached spiritual enlightenment after taking the drug ayahuasca more than 12 times.
Speaking in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her new AppleTV+ series, Will said: “It’s about being able to find that contentment within yourself — not with external stimuli.
Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion boxer, has also expressed his interest in psychedelics numerous times in recent years.
In 2018, he declared psilocybin mushrooms as part of his healing process following a major fight with depression caused by childhood trauma and substance abuse issues during adulthood. He believes that this medicine was essential in helping him find peace within himself following its consumption through treatment sessions held at various rehabilitative facilities.
He claims that everything changed when he started consuming psilocybin mushrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms,” and other comparable consciousness-altering chemicals.
Now, the Brooklyn boxing prodigy is having a career revival, which he attributes to psilocybin-powered mental and spiritual exploration.
“To think where I was – almost suicidal – to this now. Isn’t life a trip, man? It’s amazing medicine, and people don’t look at it from that perspective.”
Rogen has also been outspoken about his experiences with psychedelic drugs like psilocybin mushrooms.
Between the ages of 13 and 23, the Yearbook author drank “as often as (he) could without derailing (his) life in any major sense,” but realized he needed to change his ways when he began to “detest” himself the day after a drinking session.
Seth Rogen stopped drinking most alcohol “about 10 years ago” and now uses psychedelic drugs socially instead to avoid the unpleasant symptoms of a hangover in the morning.
Rogen described how using psychedelics helped him to appreciate the little things in life and gain a greater appreciation for nature and other people in an interview with vulture. He also believes that psychedelic drugs can be a way to explore one’s mind without becoming overwhelmed by fear or anxiety.
He has also claimed on numerous occasions on Twitter that he used psychedelics and had a fantastic experience.
I’ve done shrooms and acid and the first times for both were amazing!— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 2, 2021
Joe Rogan, a comedian and podcast host, has had several guests on his popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, who have discussed their own experiences with psychedelics, and he has been open about his use of these substances, claiming that they have helped him with anxiety and depression and have improved his overall well-being.
Rogan’s conversation with Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), provided an early sneak peek into the long-term study being undertaken on MDMA (aka, ecstasy) to treat PTSD in war vets and firemen. To date, Doblin’s organization has received over $70 million from contributors since 1986 and is currently in final Phase 3 trials with the Food and Drug Administration to potentially legalize MDMA to treat PTSD.
In 2018, Rogan’s interview with Michael Pollan, author of the seminal book How To Change Your Mind (a work that shattered the glass ceiling of psychedelic exploration), and Pollan’s chronicling of various encounters on LSD, ayahuasca, magic mushrooms, and 5-MeO-DMT (toad venom), catapulted the straight-edge author willingly catapulted himself into the stratosphere of psychedelics.
“I felt like I was strapped to the outside of a rocket, going through space and clouds, the g-forces pulling down my cheeks.”
Pollan recalled an enormous sensation of appreciation he got when returning to ordinary consciousness after navigating the experience’s miasma.
Pollan returned to The Joe Rogan Experience in July to discuss his new book, Your Mind On Plants, in which Rogan and Pollan discussed their own experiences with psilocybin, LSD, DMT, and mescaline.
In 2019, renowned mycologist Paul Stamets, who has dedicated his life to the study of fungi, revealed in magnificent detail the synapse-like web existing beneath mushrooms (called mycelium) that can run for kilometers and construct subterranean circuit boards that assist in repairing ill trees and carry crucial nutrients across large areas of the forest floor. [
Rogan’s psychedelic-centric dialogues also contain interviews with icons such as Dennis McKenna (brother of Terence McKenna), Mike Tyson, and Matthew Walker, who gave details of an unbelievable ayahuasca trip they took.
Sting is another celebrity who has indicated support for psychedelics in recent discussions and interviews.
In the Netflix documentary Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, Sting raves about the therapeutic effect of psychedelic drugs “.
Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, which explores the history of various substances such as LSD and magic mushrooms and how they can be used to treat conditions such as depression and addiction, features the iconic singer opening up about his experience with being high on psychoactive substances.
Sting states that taking psychedelics was a transformative experience for him, allowing him to get clarity on essential aspects of his life that had previously been hazy (s).
He added that reconnecting with himself after being detached from it through times of stress or unpleasant occurrences in life provided him with an overall sense of tranquillity.
Sting described his numerous psychedelic excursions as “useful experiences,” adding that he’s had awful trips, but they’ve always taught him something and kept his ego in check.
The usage of psychedelics has been a hot topic in recent years, with an increasing number of celebrities experimenting with various types. Psychedelics are known to alter consciousness significantly, allowing users to receive unique insights into their lives and emotions.
Many celebrities have come out about their experiences with psychedelics, providing a distinct viewpoint on its use and advantages.
Overall, it is clear from these examples that many celebrities view psychedelic substances favorably when used thoughtfully and responsibly.
Although not every celebrity may feel comfortable talking publicly about their experiences due to legal ramifications or other concerns concerning public perception difficulties, etc., this small sample serves as more evidence of the growing acceptance of psychedelic use among famous public personalities.