As a social entrepreneur in the psychedelic space, my why is to inspire the cultural adoption of psychedelic medicine for healing and transformation.
At the forefront of this why has been The Third Wave and Synthesis, two organizations who serve through education and transformational experiences.
The Third Wave came about in 2015, dreamt as a platform to inform the public about the benefits of responsible psychedelic use. Our mission since has expanded, with the intent of creating an ecosystem to support both the professional psychonaut and the gifted guide.
Synthesis emerged in late-2017, the brainchild of two Leos, myself and Martijn Schirp. We had the honor of facilitating 8 pilot retreats together in 2018, establishing the foundation for a brand built around transformative wellness. Synthesis has now served over 600 participants in its stunning location outside of Amsterdam.
Teaching responsible psychedelic use is my life's work, it will always be a core elements of who I am. To serve in this capacity is an honor and one I continue to be humbled by. Thank you for following along on my journey.
Paul does an excellent job of bridging the gap between psychedelics and leadership transformation. His work with The Third Wave and Synthesis speaks for itself: an inspiring mission grounded in science, knowledge, and personal experience.
Paul’s mission to normalize psychedelic substances through the lens of microdosing speaks to the growing relevance of these emerging technologies. In building The Third Wave, Paul has created an excellent platform for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of the role psychedelics play in optimal well-being.
Filmmaker, Public Speaker
Paul does a great job of deconstructing and synthesizing tricky subject matter—the stuff that would otherwise be out of reach for most. His presentation is stellar and he holds space on stage like a real pro.
American author, journalist, entrepreneur
The Third Wave
In September 2015, I began working on The Third Wave with the vision of creating an accessible and trustworthy resource about psychedelic substances.
Currently, we're building an educational hub, an academy that will provide education for both the novice and enthusiast. Our larger intent is to serve the network of psychedelic medicine, helping amplify the work and expertise of others in this important field.
Synthesis is a safe, legal, and modern psilocybin truffle retreat in Amsterdam focused on creative breakthroughs, personal growth, and spiritual development. Co-founded by myself and Martijn Schirp, Synthesis provides an opportunity for individuals to experience incredible personal transformation.
There are few things I love more than sharing my understanding of the relationship between microdosing, inner growth, and leadership development. Let's explore how I can bring this energy to your next event:
Microdosing Psychedelics is a comprehensive guide to all the necessary information on the practice of microdosing – including protocols, benefits, drawbacks, and sourcing. Weaving together anecdotal narratives and preliminary research on the use of small amounts of psychedelics, Microdosing Psychedelics is oriented toward anyone interested in microdosing to improve their general well-being, particularly those in leadership and creative positions.
The Third Wave’s Microdosing course offers a deep dive into the fundamentals and advanced practices about microdosing in one easy-to-digest learning experience. Learn how to 'Become Superhuman' with everything from the basics of how to microdose to advanced best practices.
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