Mike Tyson opened up about his experience taking psychedelics while speaking to The New York Post at Miami's Wonderland, a conference dedicated to psychedelics, microdosing, and medicine.
Tyson revealed that after smoking toad venom, he's no longer afraid of dying. While speaking about smoking the venom from the Sonoran Desert Toad, Tyson says he "died." He stated, "I ‘died’ during my first trip."
After revealing that he's smoked toad venom 53 times, Tyson added, "In my trips, I’ve seen that death is beautiful. Life and death both have to be beautiful, but death has a bad rep. The toad has taught me that I’m not going to be here forever. There’s an expiration date."
Tyson explained that he first smoked toad venom on a dare, and he added that he was doing heavy drugs at the time, so he thought, "Why not?" Tyson then added, "It’s another dimension. Before I did the toad, I was a wreck. The toughest opponent I ever faced was myself. I had low self-esteem. People with big egos often have low self-esteem. We use our ego to subsidize that. The toad strips the ego."
Tyson is now advocating "for psychedelics to become medicine you can buy over the counter," and he spoke about how the toad venom has changed him for the better.
"People see the difference [in me]. It speaks for itself. If you knew me in 1989 you knew a different person. My mind isn’t sophisticated enough to fathom what happened, but life has improved. The toad’s whole purpose is to reach your highest potential. I look at the world differently. We’re all the same. Everything is love."
Source: The New York Post