Taking Back My Mind: How I Conquered Depression and Addiction with Psychedelics, Breathwork, and Philosophy
by Gerardo Urias
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Taking Back My Mind details Gerardo's journey overcoming severe clinical depression with the use of psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as "magic mushrooms." His story begins in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where divorce, his dad's death, and several major health issues plunged him down the dark rabbit hole of depression. After ten months of intense suffering, and falling victim to pharmaceutical drugs, Gerardo reached the brink of suicide. Then, on December 22, 2017, he ate a handful of psilocybin mushrooms, and took a walk on the beach with his brother. This experience jolted him out of the deadly downward spiral he was on, literally overnight, sparking his rapid, magical, and transformative two year journey that eventually led him to the majestic mountains of southern Oaxaca in Mexico to shoot a documentary about his journey, and his experience with the local indigenous Mazatec, who continue to use these plant medicines and fungi for their own mental, emotional, and spiritual well being, like they have done for thousands of years. This adventure turned into the most important, educational, and enlightening trip of his life, learning things about Mexico, and about his own family even, that he could have never imagined. By sharing his story, Gerardo hopes to raise awareness for these life saving plant medicines, practices, and philosophies that keep him thriving every day.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. Over 2,000 people commit suicide every day worldwide. The mental health care industry has been stagnant for decades, unable to reverse this growing global epidemic, mainly because its approach to this deeply misunderstood condition is all wrong. Depression is not a disease, like most people think. It is a symptom of very complex and multifaceted biological, psychological, nutritional, environmental, and societal factors, among many others, and taking harmful, addictive pharmaceutical drugs to try to suppress natural and necessary human ...
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Length: 270 Pages (2,101 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Jul 11th, 2020