Patrick McConnell

Patrick McConnell

Patrick McConnell is a freelance writer, circling facilitator, psychedelic integrator and life coach. 

His work is inspired by nature, meditation, yoga, breathwork, psychedelics, and community. But no matter where life takes him, he always comes back to the study of plants — how to grow, consume, and learn from them.

Patrick spent his 20s working as a professional treeplanter reforesting Canada’s remotest regions. He eventually left forestry to study permaculture and regenerative agriculture, going on to work in orchards, organic farms, edible landscapes, and the cannabis industry. 

From esoteric biodynamic to automated hydroponics and shamanic legends to modern neuroscience, Patrick is constantly refining a holistic view of how we can interact with the natural world.

Patrick now lives in the Sacred Valley of Peru, where he studies and writes about psychedelics and plant medicine while facilitating group work and coaching individuals.

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Ketamine can show up on drug tests, but it's not included in standard drug panels. How long does it stay in your system, and can you speed up the process?

Ketamine infusions cost hundreds of dollars and are not typically covered by insurance. Here are the tricks to navigating the expenses.

Chewing coca is a social, sacred, and practical South American tradition. Find out why it’s used and a few of the best ways to do it.

It's never been easier to start psychedelic breathwork. Learn how it works, the risks, benefits, history, and where to find psychedelic breathwork information.

Want to join a psychedelic clinical trial? This guide will tell you how to find psychedelic research and apply to participate in clinical trials near you.

How long ketamine stays in your system depends on the dose, the frequency of use, type of test used.

Learn how to prepare for magic mushrooms with intentions, set, and setting for a safe and powerful journey.

“Thought loops” are repetitive, intrusive thoughts or actions and are a normal part of using psychoactive drugs. Like the effects of a drug, they are temporary.

White Water Lily or Nymphaea ampla is a water lily appearing in Mayan art, symbolizing shamanic transformation likely due to its mind-altering effects.