Aaron Rodgers: Ayahuasca cured my fear of death
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Aaron Rodgers reveals that taking plant-based psychedelic Ayahuasca removed the fear of death from him. Rodgers, 39, went on a trip to Peru in 2020. During the trip, Rodgers took Ayahuasca - a psychoactive tea that contains the hallucinogenic drug DMT and is mostly found in Central and South America.
During the summer, Rodgers spoke about how taking Ayahuasca helped him improve his mental health. Now, he is opening up about how the psychedelic helped him get rid of the fear of death.
Rodgers: I had a major fear of death in the past
"I had a major fear of death, there was a lot of weird sentiment around Y2K, remember that? The world was going to end.
For me personally, since I was a young teenager, I was like, man if the world ends and I'm 16, I'm not going to be able to accomplish anything I want to accomplish. It relieved a lot of the stress around the idea of needing to accomplish things before I actually die, kind of taking away some of that fear.
I think when you've seen the other side, it makes the idea as more of a passage and less of an ending. More of just kind of the next chapter of life," Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee Show. After returning from Peru, Rodgers won back-to-back NFL MVP awards.
This season, Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers haven't been really impressive. After their first 13 games of the season, the Packers own a disappointing 5-8 record. With four games left to play, the Packers don't really have a strong chance of making the playoffs.
On Monday Night Football, the Packers are hosting the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have lost several key starters to injuries and the Packers are the favorites to win that game. It remains to be seen how will Rodgers and company play in the final part of the regular season.