New York Post:
Suzie and David Stadnyk were never ones to do drugs, but when they both turned 59 last August, the couple decided it was time to experiment.
“We wanted to be more spiritual,” said Suzie.
So the pair, who both work in venture capital and divide their time between Central Park South and Vancouver, started dabbling in psychedelics. They headed to the high-end Costa Rican retreat Rythmia for a week of organic food and massage, plus a “liberation dance” and four nights taking the hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca under medical supervision.
The first night, David downed three shots glasses of a molasses-thick intoxicating ayahuasca brew and went into a tailspin.
“I was trying to fend off angular visions coming at me, which wasn’t a lot of fun,” he told The Post. The next night he took a smaller dose and had a very, very good trip.
“That was the best night of my life,” he said. “I met the soul I lost as a child and we had a conversation, and I’m really not like that. There were shaman dogs there and one came over, stuck out this very long tongue and said, ‘You are OK, you know’ … It was a wonderful, beautiful experience. I was floating and thought, ‘If I need to die it should be now because I don’t think I could feel any better.’” more here