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#160 – How Mushrooms Saved My Life: Mental Health, Losing Colour & A Walk On The Beach With Gerardo Urias

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Episode notes

Mike talks with Gerardo Urias about his life & his book; Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out Of Depression With Psilocybin Mushrooms, which details his life’s struggles and how he came back from the brink.

In more detail, Gerardo explains his early experiences with psychedelics, the drinking cultures in Europe & America and Gerardo then talks about how his life “took a turn” and the experience of psychedelics, meditation & the Wim Hof breathing method brought him back. Gerardo also explains what specifically made him write his book, how his life has changed since & his newfound responsibility, his intrigue in DMT and so much more!

Gerardo’s Site: – Gerardo’s Instagram: @GerardoUrias77 – - Twitter: @Gurias77

Read a sample of Gerardo’s book here:

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In the last episode of GCC, number 159, Mike spoke with Alyson Shelton; author & creator of REBURN; a post-apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy mini-series created by an all-female creative team! In the episode, Alyson explains why she created the comic REBURN. Alyson also speaks about women’s voices comic books and other media, the duo also speak about Star Wars for a bit, before looping back to how the comic’s release hs affected Alyson, Alyson’s other projects and more!

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Find Mike’s other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion & on GCC's YouTube. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-93 are out now, in ep 93 Mike went through the last High Republic Adventures comics, in 92 Mike went through the final issues of Marvel’s High Republic comics and in ep 91 Mike embarked on the third volume of Poe Dameron comics! Previous episodes topics include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues) plus the Lando comics, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, Count Dooku, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, numerous High Republic book reviews & more -

Outro read by BZ The Voice:

Mike's guest spots: Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about accents in the Star Wars universe, find their original trilogy discuss here: & their prequel discussion here:

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