Modern Use of Psychedelics

The first wave of psychedelics came to be via shamanic inception. The second wave came during the counterculture wave of the 1960’s. The third wave is here, and it’s different.

Instead of using these substances as a way to check out of society, modern use is defined by practical, measured integration for specific purposes. We’re in an era not for rebelling and dropping-out, but for integrating psychedelics into our mainstream culture. It’s an era invigorated by the upside of responsible psychedelic use rather than paralyzed by misguided fear.

There is one modality that individuals across eons have used often in secret to better understand themselves, in both their professional work and personal lives.

This approach recruits unique tactics to reach elevated states of consciousness that can ignite personal development, drive health and performance, catalyze cognitive fitness, facilitate flow states, and unlock realms of the mind previously uncharted.

When used within a structured framework, it is the only modality that manifests profound change within hours.

What we’re talking about is the psychedelic experience. Galileo and Aristotle were both psychedelic advocates. Plato formed his core belief system by using the psychedelic experience, establishing the groundwork for all of Western philosophy. Steve Jobs called it one of the most profound experiences of his life. And Tim Ferriss has said that all billionaires he is aware of, with only a few exceptions, take part on a regular basis.

Present Day: We’re harboring an educational movement so you can learn about the practical knowledge, positive and negative, that has amassed over 50 years of experimentation and research.

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Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper, a.k.a Coop, is a nutrition consultant, strength & conditioning coach, and sport scientist from California. Driven by an obsession to expand human performance, Coop spends his time researching, experimenting, doing nerdy things, and building better humans in general at Stand Out Performance (Fast Twitch LA) in Compton, California. Coop’s own personal journey began in athletics and fitness, until poor health and mental states befell him at an early age. This lead to him to become his own practitioner, and fuels his current work, marrying functional medicine and human performance to create suprahumans.



Mike Bledsoe

Mike Bledsoe is CEO of Shrugged Collective, former Host of Barbell Shrugged (6 years), and Host of The Bledsoe Show. Mike is a seeker of truth & perpetual student, who spotlights premier thought leaders in the fields of emotional & intellectual expansion, behavior change, sexuality & alternative medicine that empower you with the tools and inspiration to transform your mind, body, & spirit.

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