The Awakened Leader with Paul Austin

Igniting Masculinity with Ayahuasca, Welcoming Community as Medicine, and Paving the Non-Clinical Psychedelic Path with Paul Austin & Tim Sae Koo


Paul Austin is paving the non-clinical psychedelic path intertwining personal and professional transformation. Paul’s wealth of knowledge shines as he discusses the skill of psychedelics, community as medicine, advice for & from ayahuasca, integrating masculinity, the gifts of non-duality, and what it means to express ourselves fully.

He also shares what he intends to learn in his return to Ayahuasca after a multi-year hiatus, how to master microdosing, and what makes 1heart different from other ayahuasca retreat organizations.


Paul Austin’s Bio:

In our eighth episode, our Chief Om Officer, Tim Sae Koo, interviews Paul Austin from Journey 2. Paul has been one of the most prominent voices in the world of psychedelics for the last 8 years. As the founder of Third Wave, he has educated millions on the importance of safe and effective psychedelic experiences for personal transformation.

A pioneer at the intersection of microdosing, personal transformation, and professional success, he has been featured in Forbes, Rolling Stone, and the BBC’s Worklife. Paul helps others use microdosing as a tool for professional development and increased self-awareness by treating the use of psychedelics as a skill refined through mentorship and courageous exploration. And he believes learning how to master this skill will be crucial in the story of humanity’s present-future evolution.


In this episode, Paul & Tim discuss:

  • The Gifts of Non-duality
  • The Importance of 1heart’s Community in Paul’s Development
  • Advice, Visions, & Teachings from Their Ayahuasca Experiences
  • What Makes 1heart Journeys Different From Other Ayahuasca Retreats
  • Integrating Masculinity & Boundary Setting in Work & Life
  • The Skill of Psychedelics & Need for Psychedelic Literacy
  • What We Need to Integrate from the First Two Waves of Psychedelics into the Third Wave
  • And so much more…Please enjoy!


About 1heart:

1heart is an all-inclusive human accelerator designed to fully elevate your mind, body, and spirit. Our 1 week fully immersive retreat and 7 weeks of virtual preparation & integration experience brings together high-performing entrepreneurs, CEOs, leaders, and change-makers with (sacred) ancient and modern modalities for intense personal growth to deeply align your individual and our collective purposes for maximum life fulfillment.


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DISCLAIMER: In sharing stories from leaders who have used plant medicine, including ayahuasca, to elevate their lives, we are not recommending it to you or suggesting that it will have the same results. Each individual will react differently to the medicine, which can be largely shaped by the set and setting of your experience as well as your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state prior to joining. If you’re interested in this or a similar experience, we recommend you do your own research and speak to others who have done it so you can best determine if it is a good fit for you at this time. Should you decide to do so, we strongly suggest doing so with great reverence and respect for the medicine and the powerful effects it can create in your life. We also recommend anyone working with this medicine spend time preparing themselves before their ceremony(s) and have resources lined up to support them in their integration post-ceremony(s).

Also, it is important to note that the plants and compounds mentioned in this post are still illegal in many countries, and even possession can carry severe criminal penalties. None of this post constitutes medical advice or should be construed as a recommendation to use psychedelics. There are serious legal, psychological, and physical risks. Psychedelics are not for everyone—they can exacerbate certain emotional problems, and there have been, in very rare cases, fatalities.