#1: Jakob Gricar – The Transformative Power of Ayahuasca, the Wisdom of Psychedelics, and Following the Call of the Soul

Episode 1 – Jakob Gricar (@jakobgricar) joins James Xander (@emperorjames) on the first episode of The James Xander Trip, for a deep & insightful conversation about his experiences with Ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, microdosing mushrooms, and learning from the shamans in South America.

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Jakob Gricar is a spiritual explorer, thrill seeker, and the co-founder of Vortex Retreats, a company that combines movement, breathwork, meditation, and plant medicine. He has travelled over 40 countries in the world, and for the last four years, he’s done deep work with plant medicine and psychedelic journeys, living and learning with the Indigenous communities in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.

In this episode, Jakob and I dove into:

• his Ayahuasca experiences in Peru
• his 5-MeO-DMT and Yopo experiences
• his mushroom microdosing experiments
• how he overcame depression with psilocybin
• the lessons he's learned from plant medicine
• what it was like to leave his home country
• how to listen to the signs from the Universe
• his dilemma when it comes to manifestation
• how Dolores Cannon's work impacted him
• his self-hypnosis experiments
• his wild travel stories
• and how to live an epic life

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Timestamps:

• (00:00) - Introduction
• (01:35) - Jakob's story of healing
• (14:00) - Leaving his home country
• (26:35) - First mushroom trip
• (43:19) - Wild hitchhiking story
• (51:57) - First Ayahuasca trip
• (01:02:30) - Doing the shadow work
• (01:09:25) - Finding the magic in life
• (01:24:27) - The true nature of reality
• (01:41:00) - Trusting the Divine Plan
• (01:55:44) - How to live an epic life

Books mentioned:

• A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
• The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide by James Fadiman
• Hatha Yoga Padipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
• The Convoluted Universe by Dolores Cannon

Resources:

The Mushroom Trip Checklist
The Mushroom Trip Playlist
Beginner's Guide to Shroom Trips
Top 5 Benefits of Mushroom Trips
1:1 Integration & Psychedelic Guidance
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Creators and Guests

James Xander
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James Xander
On a mission to unite humanity through plant medicine • Podcast @jamesxandertrip ✨🚀 Pursue your highest destiny.
Jakob Gricar
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Jakob Gricar
Co-founder of Vortex Retreats, a retreat company that combines movement, breathwork, sound healing, and plant medicine. Jakob has travelled over 40 countries in the world and has lived with Indigenous communities in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador, working deeply with plant medicine and psychedelic journeys.
#1: Jakob Gricar – The Transformative Power of Ayahuasca, the Wisdom of Psychedelics, and Following the Call of the Soul
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