Open Minds: Psilocybin Mushroom Explorer with Simon G. Powell (March 2016)
For Simon G. Powell, his most profound connections to the natural world and spiritual realms came with the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms. It has become his mission to bring forward the spiritual benefits and a scientific understanding of psilocybin in order to change the way government agencies and cultural norms approach natural psychoactive substances. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast March 3, 2016.
After graduating from UCL in 1992, Simon G. Powell suffered an extended bout of 'mushroom fever' brought on by excessive psilocybin use. After this 'mushroom fever' subsided, he was left with a case of chronic biophilia. This curious condition, which turned out to be permanent and quite stimulating, led him to write a number of unorthodox books, including The Psilocybin Solution, Darwin's Unfinished Business and Magic Mushroom Explorer. He also felt compelled to write and direct two radical film documentaries: Manna and Metanoia.