Adventures of the Psyche

Join filmmaker and host Mareesa Stertz for a brief visit into other realms where guests share personal stories of illumination, healing, and transformation through their use of psychedelics.

How Ayahuasca Transformed Me from Victim to Victor

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche Christina Kaufmann, who spent much of her life finding value in the external and believing her life to be full, describes a series of ayahuasca journeys that revealed repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse and helped her bring all parts of her heart, body, and soul online.

How Ayahuasca Helped Me Be a Better Father

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche Kash Khan shares how, after much rebellion stemming from a difficult Muslim childhood, ayahuasca opened his eyes to the unconscious generational patterning that prevented him from being a good father and a good son.

How Psychedelics Helped Me Find the Frequency of Safety

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Dena Justice shares how a series of psychedelic journeys unraveled deep patterns of co-dependency, control, disassociation, and physical unwellness stemming from childhood sexual abuse.

How Psychedelics Taught Me to Love Myself and Overthrow Internalized Systems of Oppression

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Charlotte James recounts how she conquered body dysmorphia, internalized systems of oppression, and learned to love herself through her work with psychedelics.

Episode 5: Victor Mifsud

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Victor Misfud, who is legally blind, shares his story of an MDMA experience that allowed him to temporarily regain his vision and launched him onto a path of healing.

Episode 4: Ryan Beauregard

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Ryan Beauregard shares how contraindications from an ayahuasca dieta in Peru brought him head to head with his greatest fear of losing his mind.

Episode 3: Dr. Kwasi Adusei

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Dr. Kwasi Adusei shares how he realized what a blessing a “bad trip” can be.

Episode 2: Dr. Janae Devika

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche we are joined by Dr. Janae Devika, whose unlikely encounter with psychedelics helped her heal from (as well as uncover the repressed origins of) a life threatening illness that kept her in and out of the hospital most of her life.

Episode 1: Troy Dayton

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Troy Dayton shares his personal and profound experiences with ayahuasca and how this medicine helped him shift a life long panic disorder.