by Brandon Batstone

THE JOURNEY

There I stood at almost 8,000 feet above sea level. As the morning mist began to clear, finally I was gifted with my long-awaited prize. Machu Picchu. Ever since I was a child I was greatly pulled by the magic and mystery that enveloped this ancient site in Peru.

Perched so eloquently at the tip of a mountain stood massive monolithic stones carefully crafted to withstand earthquakes. 

Adorned on all sides by pristine cloud forests, magical orchids, and a whimsical winding river, I finally understood why this place called to my heart for so very long. 



You see, for almost half of my life I battled relentlessly against a crippling substance abuse disorder.  

Multiple trips to rehab, countless therapists, medications, and a whole lot of pain & termoil – still I struggled to break free of my paralyzing addiction 

It really wasn’t until that trip to Peru back in 2014 that I began to discover a way out those dark, tangly times. 

There, amongst the colourful alpaca textiles, cobblestone streets, and ancient Andean ruins, I found an unconventional answer that changed my life forever. Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew indigenous to South America that is known to heal thousands and thousands of people each and every year.

 Everything from cancer to depression, ayahuasca has been a known and effective remedy. For eons the peoples of South America have utilized plant medicines to transform the weary and wounded. 

Thanks to this wisdom, the healing process I so longed for had finally been initiated. 

My dabble with these plants sparked a whole new world of spirituality and self-awareness that I never knew possible. 

Four trips to Peru later, a lot of inner work, and whole lot of relapses – I finally had a grasp on my life.

 

Those experiences with ayahuasca jumpstarted my insatiable curiosity that lead to my obsession with psychedelic medicines and holistic health.

 

HI, I'M BRANDON

I help people discover unconventional methods to every day ecstasy. 

I understand that life can get messy. Sometimes we need a friend to hold our hand through the turbulence and the tangles. 

The methods and modalities we’ve come to know in the western world have grown tired and exhausted. 

For a lot of us, they no longer hold efficacy. I know. I’ve been there. 

That’s why I’m on a mission to help others along their own path to transcend what ails and harms. 

I teach people how to utilize psychedelic medicines in a safe and responsible container to transform their lives and break free of the shackles that weigh them down. 

I am psychedelic educator, microdosing coach, yoga instructor, and founder of The Newfoundland and Labrador Psychedelic Society. 

I hope that my content inspires others who have endured or are enduring similar hurdles on their path to a happy life. 

 

I’ll share my little nuggets of knowledge that I have luckily amassed over the years, and perhaps they’ll hold some amount of value to you or someone you know.

If you stick around (and I sure hope you do) you’ll find content about spirituality, yoga, nutritious foods, alternative therapies, international travel, plant medicine and whole bunch more. 

Thanks for taking time to check out my little nook on the internet. I truly appreciate each and every one of you and I simply cannot wait to serve you in any way I can <3 

 

 

 

 

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