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Psychedelische Erfahrungen zur Selbstentwicklung? German Podcast interview

Martin Permantier invited Dmitrij and Christopher to his Podcast ICH WIR ALLE to talk about how psychedelic experiences can be used for personal and professional development.

The founders of the Evolute Institute share their vision for their work and reveal intimate insights from their personal psychedelic journeys – including a psilocybin truffle retreat experience in the Netherlands – and how that changed their view their personal and professional development.

This podcast episode is in German.

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Psychedelics – the new frontier in personal & leadership development?

Clinical research on psychedelics, such as psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in certain types of mushrooms), has experienced a renaissance in the past two decades, leading to spectacular successes in treating conditions such as addiction (1), treatment-resistant depression (2), mood (3) and anxiety disorders or even end-of-life anxiety of cancer patients (4). But what about what Michael Pollan, author of “How to change your mind” (5), calls “the betterment of well people”? Could altered states of consciousness in general and psychedelics in particular be used to support the development and personal growth of healthy individuals, and could it even be used to catalyse leadership development?

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The Art & Science of Psychedelics

For Evolute Institute, psilocybin-containing truffles (a legal psychedelic) are an instrument for insight and development, an extraordinarily powerful consciousness “technology”. They enable a temporary exit from the “matrix” of everyday consciousness, offering peak experiences and completely new perspectives outside of the usual perception/thinking routines. Given the right set & setting, preparation and integration, psychedelic experiences can catalyse profound change and development.

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