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About the Book

Path of the Golden Teacher will be released in late 2024. To be notified, please join the mailing list.


It is a companion to the online guided meditation program comprised of nearly fifty guided meditation videos.


It is a non-religious meditation guide with recommendations for using meditation to prepare for your psychedelic journey, to use during your journey, and to use as lifelong integration following your journey (or in between your future journeys).


To be clear, this is not a Buddhist book. It is universal, useable by people from all traditions and spiritual inclinations. The "Golden Teacher" in the title is not a person.


It is the name of a popular strain of the Psilocybe cubensis mushroom, which inspired the author to write this book and create the online program over several of his own journeys with the mushroom.

The book and program are also beneficial to those who are only interested in the path of meditation. Using a psychedelic is not necessary for practicing these techniques.

The book contains transcripts of all the guided meditations for those who prefer not to use the online videos or who are hearing-impaired.

Along with the transcripts, the book also includes the following information:

  • Guidance for guides/sitters

  • Guidance on how to journey alone, without a sitter

  • Contraindications for using psychedelics

  • Contraindications for using meditation, and warning signs

  • Step-by-step instructions for easily growing psilocybin mushrooms at home, along with drying and stores

  • How to determine your dose for journeying

  • How to determine your dose for microdosing

  • Reflections and critiques about the current medical/therapeutic and shamanistic models

  • The author's personal experiences of spiritual insight and growth from the combination of meditation and psychedelics

  • Tips for finding your optimal meditation posture and style of sitting

  • Simple body stretches in preparation for sitting meditation

The meditations can be grouped into several categories:

  • Foundations of Mindfulness

  • Cognitive Restructuring

  • Emotional Healing

  • Transpersonal Exploration

  • Nature of Mind and Self/Non-Self

  • The Visionary Practices Using the Sun, Candle Light, and Open Sky

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