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An Interview With Dr. Randall Hansen,
Why Did I Write Triumph Over Trauma?

Psychedelic Medicines are Helping People Heal Their Trauma, Change Their Lives, and Grow Their Spirituality, edited by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., is now available. ISBN: 9798987252000

Book Description: Triumph Over Trauma is for the psychedelically-curious who are seeking to gain a better understanding of the healing power and potential of these re-emerging medicines/therapies. The book includes several chapters covering all the basics of psychedelics -- from their fascinating history to how these medicines work to how and what you need to move forward with intentionally using psychedelic medicines -- as well as the amazingly powerful transformative stories of 23 individuals from all walks of life, all of whose lives were changed for the better through the intentional use of psychedelics.

Why Did I Write the Book?

  • I wrote this book for YOU.
  • I wrote this book for you and the people you love.
  • I wrote this book as my small effort to help the world truly heal.
  • I wrote this book with the hope that many lives will be truly transformed.
  • I wrote this book to showcase the stories of the many brave people who have found their healing.
  • I wrote this book to help refute all the lies and propaganda we have been told about psychedelics.
  • I wrote this book to showcase this mental health crisis and why psychedelics are breakthrough medicines for helping solve this truly devastating (and unnecessary) epidemic of illnesses.
  • I wrote this book for YOU.

If you had asked me a year ago if I was planning to write a book on psychedelics, I would have said no. Don't get me wrong, I love writing and I love sharing knowledge that can help people live better lives, but I did not see a need for yet another book about psychedelics. I am an educator, and I enjoy sharing knowledge so that others can live better lives.

I am a psychedelic medicine advocate; I bear witness to the truly beautiful stories of healing, spiritual growth, and personal transformations.

I didn't set out to write a book on psychedelics. In fact, as of about three years ago, I was completely unaware of the healing potential that psychedelics can offer to many people suffering needlessly... hopelessly.

Since that time, I have become deeply immersed in this very exciting field of healing... and the medicine (the psychedelics) told me I was ready to share this knowledge with the writing and publishing of the book -- for your healing, your spiritual growth, and your transformation.

Curious about how the medicine informed me? Some people who have experienced psychedelic journeys for a specific problem have reported receiving all the information they needed in what is called a "digital download," in which the medicine communicates extensive information, ideas, concepts, procedures.

And that is exactly what happened to me. The concept for the book came to me during an LSD journey. I was given the entire premise and outline for the book -- and shown how important a learning tool this book can be for the many who were like me -- unaware of psychedelics but interested in health and wellness... and living one's best life. And the key focus is not on or about ME, but the storytellers who bravely share all so that you'll gain an understanding of these psychedelic substances.

My hope is that the book serves as an entry point for you -- to discover the enormous potential of these psychedelic plants and medicines for our mental health -- and for improving our collective mental health.

What You'll Learn From Triumph Over Trauma

Imagine that you had no ill effects from past trauma: no depression, no addiction, no thoughts of suicide. Imagine there are substances that have been used as healing medicines for centuries -- substances which have been illegal in the U.S. and around the world for more than 5 decades because of questionable politics and lies of the War on Drugs.

Thousands of research studies regarding the potential benefits of psychedelic medicines have been produced (both from before the ban and from more recent times) -- and the results are astounding:

  • soldiers healed from the traumas of war (PTSD, abuse);
  • adults healed from childhood intergenerational traumas from parents and grandparents;
  • abuse survivors relieved of their guilt, shame, anger;
  • depression-sufferers released of their prison of sadness and the need to take antidepressant medications;
  • agnostic people discovering spirituality.

What you'll find in the book is all the information you need to begin your journey of discovery into whether one or more of these psychedelic medicines may help you. You'll find several chapters covering all the basics of psychedelics, from their fascinating history to how these medicines work to how and what you need to move forward with intentionally using psychedelic medicines.

Find yourself in one or more of the 23 stories that people from all spectrums of life graciously shared here; a mosaic of people, as one reader desribed the stories. These stories range from people seeking clarity about their future to wanting to heal from their pain to freeing themselves from addiction to diving deeply into the Divine. These tremendous stories will move you to places you may have never visited -- where you'll find self-love and acceptance -- and perhaps a path for your own transformation.

Final Thoughts About Why I Wrote/Edited This Book

The other reason I wrote this book -- and perhaps the second most important reason after wanting you to heal -- is that ALL the proceeds from sale of this book will go to MORE healing via donation to several key nonprofits, including:
  • Heroic Hearts Project (connecting veterans who seek healing through psychedelic treatment)
  • Chacruna Institute (uplifting indigenous voices; supporting protection of sacred plants and cultural traditions)
  • Fireside Project (a peer support line offering support during and after psychedelic experiences)

Finally, Triumph Over Trauma is for you if you or someone you love is seeking healing, wellness, transformation. This book is for you if you are... interested in learning about the true history of psychedelics for healing.

  • uncertain about the use and safety of psychedelic medicines.
  • curious about how one or more of these medicines might change your life.
  • pursuing major healing and change in your life.
  • searching for a deeper connection to the mystical, spiritual, and/or the Divine.
  • wanting more information about how to use a psychedelic medicine safely and effectively.
  • best convinced by hearing/reading people's stories of healing with these medicines.

Find your healing, support the healing of others, buy the book TODAY:

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