The idea for Psychonaut was birthed after taking a “heroic” dose of mushrooms. I was at the crossroads in my life and decided to follow the guidance of Terence McKenna, which was to consume 5g of mushrooms and sit in a dark room in silence. What ensued would best be described as pure chaos. I would never believe that mushrooms could rival an ayahuasca journey but I remember having a hard time figuring out if I was, indeed, at an ayahuasca ceremony – even though I was in the comforts of my own bedroom. I was LIT AF.