Today, the booming psychedelic scene welcomes a new generation of psychedelic guides and coaches  —  ranging from qualified psychotherapists to underground “guides” in sketchy settings.

In this rapidly changing space, there are often more questions than answers: Who is really benefiting from these certification programs? Do we really need them? What makes a guide underground? What makes a guide at all?

In our first episode, we sit down with psychedelic journalist Sofie Mikaylova to discuss her experience with a "guided" DMT experience, what went wrong, and some lessons for listeners to take away when considering their own guided psychedelic experiences.

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