146: Exploring Sacred Spaces and Psychedelic Healing with Austin Mao

by neeta bhushan


Welcome to another episode of The Brave Table! Enjoy this captivating conversation with Austin Mao, founder of Ceremonia–a remarkable non-profit, non-denominational church nestled in the heart of Denver, Colorado. Austin opens up about his own transformative journey; but, what struck me most was his deep insights about their holistic approach, beautifully fusing together the realms of science, psychology, and spirituality.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Exploring the impact of ceremonies on personal growth and self-discovery.
  • Unraveling the impact of mindset and environment on psychedelic experiences.
  • Integrating emotions, beliefs, and tools or techniques into the healing journey.


Austin Mao is an entrepreneur, author, poet, and keynote speaker on the intersection of science and spirituality, psychology and shamanism.

He is a co-founder of Ceremonia, a non-profit psychedelic church facilitating entrepreneurs and creators through what 96% of alumni share as the most profound experience of their lives. He has guided more than 400 founders including Fortune 500 executives, Silicon Valley Unicorn founders, and major blockchain leaders through their transformation towards living a life of inspired creativity, purpose, and peace.

Austin Mao shares a process of “Modern Enlightenment”–a path to Awaken, Heal, and Manifest–that is informed by the most advanced technologies of psychotherapy and neuroscience combined with ancient shamanistic wisdom and spiritual traditions. He shares a range of direct experience with some of the most prominent business leaders of the modern world, helping them harness their inner power to create greater impact through love and inspired creation.

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If you loved this episode…

  • Press repeat on Episode 145: How to Embrace & Accept All Parts of Yourself with Dr. Neeta Bhushan. Apple | Spotify
  • Listen to Episode 110: Finding Freedom & Healing Through Psychedelics with Deanne Adamson.  Apple | Spotify
  • Check out Episode 44: The Power of Plant Medicine, Healing from Painful Loss, and Transitions with Joa Rivas. Apple | Spotify

Discussion Question:

Do you think psychedelic experiences can bring transformative insights, and if so, how can we integrate these experiences into our daily lives?

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