In this article, my work with Ayahuasca is paired with pioneering Dr. Gabor Maté’s work. This is like comparing the Earth to the Sun, as Dr. Mate’s work is so much more established than mine. I am deeply flattered to have my work mentioned alongside his.
“With proper guidance and an understanding of the tradition, folks like Maté and Costuros believe ayahuasca ceremonies can be powerful experiences for those looking for a deeper understanding of themselves or even those specifically looking to be more prepared for the business world.”
This is my favorite article due to it’s playful yet profound story telling style. Check out this quote.
“Michael Costuros killed him. Or rather, Zillmer paid Costuros to kill him, or at least to facilitate the temporary annihilation of his self by seeing what the hell one of the world’s most powerful natural hallucinogens would do to his consciousness, his spirit, and, above all, his business prospects.”
This is one of the most in-depth articles ever published on the evolving therapeutic effects of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. (More than 12 pages!) The fact that Rolling Stone has 21 million global unique visitors per month means that now more people than ever before are aware of this alternative therapy path. I feel honored to have had three paragraphs about my work included in this seminal article. Here’s a clip.
“But even for the super-high-functioning, psychedelic use isn’t just about optimizing. It also, Costuros says, makes them better people: “What I’ve seen consistently happen is CEOs become a people-centric, people-focused person.” After well-administered and integrated psychedelics, “we’re not gonna see the kind of Donald Trump entrepreneurs that are only about extracting value.” After an ayahuasca journey with EA, an arms magnate left his multimillion-dollar company to build an art and music residency program.”
This podcast features the most extensive personal interview I have ever given. So personal that I actually wish I would have held back a little. I go deep into my parallel life stories of entrepreneurship and work with ceremonial psychedelics to discover just how those two worlds managed to merge so seamlessly.