Paul Stamets and Joe Rogan: A Shift in Consciousness
There is a shift in consciousness happening around the world, and it begins with people sharing nature’s message for humanity.
Paul Stamets has appeared twice on The Joe Rogan Experience, introducing millions of listeners to nature’s intelligence and the magic beneath our feet. In his most recent visit, Paul explained why the Fantastic Fungi film is so important during these deeply transitional times.
“These theaters are selling out days upon days. There’s a huge response. People have an appetite for this because it gives them hope and meaning and our time of desperation they say actionable solutions that cross political and cultural boundaries that can help the commons.”
Paul Stamets’ Transformation
During his first interview with Joe Rogan, Stamets retold the story of his first magic mushroom trip, a transformational moment for the mycologist.
Throughout his life, Stamets had struggled with a stuttering problem. He took his first magic mushroom dose as a young man and described how the psychedelic experience changed his life.
After eating an entire bag of mushrooms, Stamets climbed a high tree in the middle of a powerful thunderstorm. “I was up there and I felt in touch with Gaia and the universe,” he explained. “My heart opened up I felt one with all. I was like, “Oh my gosh, this is such a powerful spiritual experience.”
As the storm raged around him, Stamets began to wrestle with his stuttering problem. “I said to myself, ‘Stop stuttering now. Stop stuttering now.’ I said that dozens, hundreds of times. Over and over and over.”
Once the psychedelic journey had ended, Stamets no longer had a problem with his stutter. Stamets ended the story with an explanation of the healing power of fungi: “It has been medically proven that we can reset the neurology of the human brain through neurogenesis. I believe that experience allowed me to map new neurological pathways.”
You can see that story brought to life in the Fantastic Fungi.
The BeeMushroomed Feeder
On the Joe Rogan Experience, Stamets also discussed his patent-pending BeeMushroomed Feeder (BMF).
“We have found that this mushroom is extremely powerful for reducing viruses that harm bees,” said Stamets. Developed through Fungi Perfecti, this feeder delivers bees a proprietary mycelium extract that helps bees “sustain their natural health in this time of crisis.”
Watch the feeder in action at Moving Art!
While the feeder is still in development, you can join the mailing list and get your own feeder when distribution begins.
“Citizen scientists all over the world can take action to be able to help bee colonies from collapsing,” Stamets explained. “Bees can pollinate up to a thousand flowers a day … Every almond you eat was visited by a bee.”