Uncharted Territory

What do you get if you feed psilocybin mushrooms with 5-MeO-DMT laced water while they're growing? A little-known psychedelic named psilomethoxin, according to co-founder of the Church of Sacred Synthesis, Ian Benouis. The US army veteran is one of the leaders of the psychedelic Texas church formerly known as the Church of Psilomethoxin. Back in April, psychedelic Twitter blew up when a test of the church's sacrament came up as not containing the mysterious psychedelic which had only ever been created once and was spoken of by legendary chemist Sasha Shulgin. The church issued an inflammatory response to the paper which they felt was conducted in bad faith by rival interests. Rather than patenting their distinct new sacrament, they sought to share it as a reasonable price directly to members of their nascent congregation. In the podcast, Benouis also shares more about his fascinating life story. Check out host Mattha Busby's piece for Vice, 'This New Church Wants to Get You High on Synthetic Toad Venom', for more on the remarkable story. 

What is Uncharted Territory?

Reflections on the psychedelic revolution, society and consciousness.