There are two aspects of humanity that been with us since the dawn of our kind: Storytelling and Visionary Plants. The latter is not for everybody as it takes us to places beyond ourselves, into realms of the mind unplumbed, unfathomable, and often unpleasant. Yet the former allows us to share such experiences with each other. The Story is a vessel of consciousness that unlocks experiences from the individuated shell and releases them into the collective, wherein we can learn from them together.

From the author of Author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom, comes a captivating and vulnerable exposé into the dark recesses of the human psyche. This book follows the author as he recounts in 3 of his most turbulent and dark experiences with visionary mushrooms. Through Story, he takes us along as he travels through depression, self-loathing, inadequacy and feeling unable to love and out the other side into confidence, courage and inspiration. From day time trips with friends gone sour, beyond a night ripe with psychotic breaks, and into the watery confines of facing depression in a sensory deprivation tank,The True Light Of Darkness is a vehicle of insight on what it means to ask to be broken in the hopes of finding wholeness.

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James W. Jesso is a Canadian author and public educator who is dedicated to helping to engender regenerative, accessible, and public discourse on socially outcast and taboo subjects.

He has authored numerous articles, essays, and videos, done radio, podcast, and print interviews, and toured across the world giving lectures and facilitating public discussions on a variety of subjects. Jesso has given over 40 public presentations since the start of 2013. Most recently, he has taught in Peru on plant-based psychotherapy while touring the jungle, studying and exploring the use of Ayahuasca as a spiritual tool.

He has published two books, Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom (2013) and Soundscapes &