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 Magic Mushrooms Helped Me Find My Pleasure After Trauma

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, X Razma shares how, through a large dose of mushrooms, they were able to create a roadmap back to pleasure after experiencing sexual trauma.

How Ayahuasca Helped Me Surrender My Need to Control

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Jemie Sae Koo shares how taking ayahuasca after years of depression, anxiety, and adrenal fatigue saved her life.

How LSD Helped Me Create a Psychedelic Community for People of Color

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Emma Sanchez (aka Emma Dilemma), shares how LSD helped her recognize the importance of, and create space for, celebrating cultural heritage.

How Mushrooms Helped Me Give Up My Dream of Being a Doctor

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Julia Mirer shares how a seemingly uneventful psilocybin experience helped her release an inherited dream of practicing western medicine.

How Ayahuasca Helped Me Forgive and Share the Hard Stuff

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Troy Dayton shares how ayahuasca helped him be honest with those closest to him, paving the road for a profound experience of love and connection.

How Ayahuasca Helped Me Face My Alcohol Dependency

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Deborah Parrish Snyder shares how Ayahuasca illuminated her dependency on alcohol and showed her the great power we each hold within.

How Taking Mushrooms at a Tool Concert Changed My Life

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Jahan Khamsehzadeh shares how a large dose of mushrooms at a Tool Concert led to a mystical experience that changed the course of his life.

How Ayahuasca Showed Me I Was My Own Bully

In this episode, Kohenet Rachel Kann shares how walking the medicine path isn’t all big, kaleidoscopic visions – sometimes important lessons come from self-care.

How Peyote Helped Me Embrace My Sexuality

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Vanni Mangoni shares how his first ceremony with peyote helped him release judgment and fully embrace his sexuality.

What Mushrooms Taught Me About Forgiveness

In this episode of Adventures of the Psyche, Tom Hatsis shares how mushrooms helped him navigate a contentious exchange and illuminate the power of self-forgiveness.