Aaron Rodgers continues psychedelic renaissance, talks about taking Ayahuasca in new podcast episode
After months of bizarre stories about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, we finally got some answers yesterday from Rodgers himself, via the Aubrey Marcus Podcast.
We all remember the media shit storm Rodgers caused after he let everyone know that he was unvaccinated for COVID-19. Rodgers has also been on record for going through a 12-day cleansing and healing process with Panchakarma.
Aaron Rodgers has always been an “alternative medicine” guy and this time around, he was talking about the benefits of psychedelics and hallucinogens, specifically Ayahuasca.
Watch: Aaron Rodgers discusses benefits of hallucinogens.
“The greatest gift I can give my teammates, in my opinion, is to be able to show up and to be someone who can model unconditional love to them,” Rodgers said. “I mean obviously it’s important I play well, and show up and lead and all that stuff. They won’t care about what you say until they know how much you care.”
Okay so for those who aren’t familiar, you can throw Ayahuasca in the hallucinogen family with other natural things like Psilocybin, the chemical compound found in “magic mushrooms”. Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea known to cause hallucinations. It has its roots as a ceremonial drink used by South American indigenous tribes.
Honestly, I don’t think it’s that crazy. There are now states in America that are going through a “psychedelic renaissance” to ease drug laws around mushrooms. Micro-dosing (taking a small amount) has almost become mainstream and offers mental relief to those with PTSD, anxiety, and addiction treatment, specifically opioids.
Oregon is the first state to legalize magic mushrooms and in the District of Columbia, residents voted to decriminalize the use of magic mushrooms and other psychedelic substances, including the active ingredients in ayahuasca and peyote, with the passage of Initiative 81, the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020.
Honestly, the only people that are likely mad about the use of these types of drugs are people who are simply anti-drug, or any organization that’s in too deep with Big Pharma (the NFL) who wants players to be hooked to highly addictive painkillers instead of using medical cannabis and yes, psilocybin.
Spiritual benefits aside, this explains a lot about Aaron Rodgers’ bizarre tattoo he unveiled earlier this summer.
It remains to be seen how taking drugs helps him become a better quarterback this year. Maybe this is the beginning of him launching his own health and wellness line. The AR12 Method could stand for both Aaron Rodgers and Ayahuasca Retreat.
If that’s the case, then sign me up, although I’m sure I could probably just ask our head honcho Drew Smith to take me on a trip into the shadow realm if needed.
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