He’s ready to embark on a Mike Edelic adventure for science.
Apparently, “dying” while on a toad venom trip wasn’t much of a deterrent to drugs: boxing icon and psychotropic traveler Mike Tyson claims he’s willing to put his mind on the line and volunteer for psychedelics studies said to be in Great Britain take place. The boxing icon, who recently fell asleep in the middle of an interview with Piers Morgan, dropped the bombshell during an interview with British author and civilization hunter Graham Hancock.
“I’d like to be a guinea pig for that,” said the 56-year-old ex-heavyweight champion, who recently hosted Hancock on his eponymous podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson.
The issue came up after Kid Dynamite mentioned that Imperial College London’s Center for Psychedelic Research was allegedly conducting experiments on DMT — a potent psychedelic found in several plants and animals, Jam Press reported.
“It’s not widely used yet, but it’s called DMTX,” Tyson exclaimed on Hancock’s The Fighter and The Writer podcast. “As you know, DMT is a fast journey, it takes 12, 15 minutes. rocket ship to the other side of reality.”
The ring legend added that the Center for Psychedelic Research “invented technology to basically drip DMT to volunteers” and that these “volunteers do extensive travel in the DMT field.”
“They come back with the same observations,” Tyson claimed, adding, “I want to do that, the drip.”
So far it is still unclear whether Imperial College London is carrying out these processes. However, they have conducted numerous studies on DMT, including one in 2019 that found that ayahuasca — a herbal hallucinogen whose active ingredient is DMT — can alter our brainwaves in an effect akin to “waking dreaming.”
dr Robin Carhart-Harris, director of the Center for Psychedelic Research, has not yet responded to the Post’s request for comment.
Still, Hancock seemed familiar with the research, stating, “It’s like they’re mapping another world.
“It doesn’t wear out, it goes straight into the bloodstream and doesn’t wear out,” added the Ancient Apocalypse host. “And it takes about an hour.”
Needless to say, the boxer was intrigued by the prospect of being a psychotropic crash test dummy. “How do I get this stuff?” Tyson asked, to which Hancock replied: “You are speaking to Imperial College in London, I think they may be very interested in speaking to you.”
“I could be one of those guinea pigs,” the Brooklyn native replied.
This would be a far cry from the boxer’s first foray into the world of psychedelics. In an August interview with Muscle and Health Magazine, Tyson claimed that he takes magic mushrooms and weed before fights because it tames his infamous ring rage.
The fight icon also made headlines in 2021 after claiming she “died” and “reborn” after taking 5-MeO-DMT (5-Methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine), a potent psychoactive compound derived from Sonoran Desert toad venom.
Tyson revealed he tried 5-MeO-DMT – also known as the “god molecule in a challenge” – a few years ago when he was 100 pounds overweight and addicted to drugs and alcohol.
“In my travels I’ve seen that death is beautiful,” the Brownsville, Texas native described while speaking at Wonderland, a conference in Miami dedicated to psychedelics, microdosing and medicine. “Life and death must both be beautiful, but death has a bad reputation.”
“The toad taught me that I won’t be here forever. There’s an expiration date,” added the Brooklyn-based thug, who has reportedly tripped 53 times — sometimes multiple times a day.
Since undergoing his perspective-changing regimen, Tyson has reportedly lost 100 pounds in three months, started boxing again and reconnected with his wife and children.
And the knockout dealer isn’t the only celebrity to swear by 5-MeO-DMT. Various famous people have claimed to have stumbled upon the hoppy hallucinogen, including Chelsea Handler and Hunter Biden.
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