Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion of world and was feared by many more than anyone else. He ended his opponents with brutal efficiency.
All the while the troubled star was fighting a war within himself. He battled an abusive voice in the pit of his head, which led to “Iron Mike’s” suicide.
He claimed that everything changed after he started taking psilocybin, also known as “magic mushrooms,” as well as other similar consciousness-altering substances such as DMT.
The Brooklyn boxing prodigy is now experiencing a career revival, which he believes is due to his psilocybin-powered spiritual and mental exploration.
Tyson, who was upbeat about his fight against Evander Holyfield in 1997, told Reuters that everyone thought he was crazy and that he bit the man’s ear.
“I tried all of this stuff and then I was introduced to the shrooms, my entire life changed.”
Speaking to The Guardian, Iron Mike said: “I believe if I’d been introduced to the benefit of psychedelics for therapeutic use early in my professional career, I would have been a lot more stable in life.
“I had a lot of public outbursts and they were all mental illness related”
Tyson, who will be 55 next month and impressed in the November exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr., stated that he has never felt happier.
Tyson, who is also an entrepreneur in cannabis and podcast host, said that it was scary to say such things.
“To think where I was – almost suicidal – to this now. Isn’t life a trip, man? It’s amazing medicine, and people don’t look at it from that perspective.”
“I AM CURED”
Since the dawn of time, humans have taken psychedelics. As stigmas gradually dissolve, this is being recognized as a legitimate psychiatric medicine.
There are still many things to be learned.
Tyson was also at war with himself, and he struggled to connect with his family and his young children after his retirement at 30.
He stated that psilocybin helped bridge the gap. This experience led to him to create Wesana Health. It is a company dedicated to studying its effectiveness in treating traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in athletes and veterans.
Wesana has recently joined a clinical research project at the World Boxing Council (WBC). The purpose of the study was to determine if psilocybin can be used to improve the brain health and performance of boxers.
Meet Daniel Carcillo (ex-NHL enforcer), who was known for his violent approach towards the sport and was nicknamed “Car Bomb”.
Carcillo said that he is the proof that it does work.
“I am sure that I have been cured of TBI and all related symptoms.” Carcillo stated that 100% of the cases were cured.
He stated, “I don’t suffer from slurred speaking, headaches or head pressure, insomnia, impulse management issues, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, slurred speech or slurred speech.”
“I don’t suffer from any of those (anymore)”
Carcillo and his team are hopeful psilocybin will soon become an FDA-approved drug to treat TBI.
Tyson stated that he wants to spread the word about the health benefits of psilocybin, so he partnered with Wesana.
Tyson said that he believes this is a good idea for the world and suggested that it could be used to create a more compassionate and just society.
“I believe this is good for the world,” said Tyson, who said he thinks its use could also help create a more empathetic and just society.
“If you put 10 people in a room that don’t like each other and give them some psychedelics, they’ll be taking pictures with each other,” he said.
“Put 10 people in a room who don’t like each other and give them some liquor, and they’ll be shooting everybody. That’s real talk.
“(Wesana) was on the same level of thinking that I was. They wanted to share this with the world. This is very limited, us doing this in these small ceremonies.
“It needs to be open to the world.”