Welcome to the long awaited second episode of What is Real?! We’ve located the long lost tape! We found the recording of our latest patient. It wasn’t my fault I smashed the tape to pieces! Just be happy that I was able to recover the audio at all.
In this recording we speak with Mario Gibney. We learn from his experience with psychedelics and get his insight into best practices with their usage.
Psychedelics have been used for centuries across many different cultures for various reasons. They are extremely powerful pathways to radical self discovery and change. We explore the basics of psychedelic usage and the pitfalls involved.
We invite you to do your own research. There are mental health ramifications associated with psychedelic usage. These drugs are serious business and should not be taken carelessly.
Check your local laws before taking any psychedelics. We are not going to tell you to break the law. Make your own calculations and take your own risks. We aren’t your parents though.
Links are listed below to get you started on that research rabbithole!
0:00 - Start
2:32 - Defining “Drugs”
4:54 - Legality in Canada
6:08 - Mario’s Intro to “Drugs”
10:10 - Defining Ayahuasca
13:15 - Ayahuasca Experience
16:24 - Mushroom Experience, Ego Death
18:09 - Harm Reduction Tips
22:22 - Set and Setting
23:59 - Meditation
27:29 - Mario’s Biggest Insight
28:43 - Is there a bad age to start?
30:14 - MDMA
32:45 - Ketamine in Medicine
34:40 - Drug Decriminalization
39:44 - Who weed for?
41:01 - Edibles
41:50 - Microdosing
42:56 - Caveats
43:41- The Lighting Network Tangent
46:36 - Teachers and Teaching/Learning
49:30 - Why Bitcoiner’s Bitcoin
50:54 - Future hype
Mario’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mario_Gibney
Unhashed Podcast: https://twitter.com/UnhashedPodcast
What is Real’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatisRealPod
What is Real’s Website: https://whatisreal.monster/
What is Real’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZSLdz488JX9Np4zD2djeQ
Chasing the Scream - Mario’s Recommended Book: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Scream-Opposite-Addiction-Connection/dp/1620408910
Resource for Education on various psychoactive substances - https://www.erowid.org/
Dr. Gabor Maté, Recommended Reading - https://drgabormate.com/
Recommended Twitter - https://twitter.com/ramez
MDMA/Psychedelic Research - https://maps.org/
If you already listened to the Lightning Junkies version of this episode, you can skip to 37 minutes, 18 seconds to hear the extra audio content!
Patient 0 has been captured.
Patient 0 is Rockstardev. Rockstardev is a programmer that has worked on Bitcoin projects such as BTCPay Server and Zap.
Rockstardev is known for having a very unique philosophy and we explore this more in this episode.
We talk about:
Meaning of Life
Reversing Expansion of Universe
Are we already in the simulation?
Life Finding a way Through Great Filter
Humanity a Bootstrapper for Machine Civilization
What's my Purpose?
Reducing Entropy in Your Life
Finding a Community
Drugs and Psychedelics
Bitcoin = Drug
What is BTCPay Server?
Rockstardev's Twitter: https://twitter.com/r0ckstardev
BTCPay Server's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BtcpayServer
Zap's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ln_zap
Jack Maller's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackMallers
Read more about Strike: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/with-strike-zap-rethinks-its-olympus-fiat-to-bitcoin-feature
Bill Gates early coding years video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYXQTrYPenQ
Follow the "What is Real?" Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatisRealPod
Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
This is an introduction to the 'What is Real' podcast which is a tentative name for this podcast exploring general philosophy topics, with other topics being included such as psychedelics, psychology, transhumanism, and whatever the hell I feel like learning more about in the future.