But the 23-year-old actor and musician doesn't specify which psychedelics he uses to explore "mystical states of consciousness."
Blockbuster movie star Will Smith recently came out of the psychedelic closet, revealing he’s participated in more than a dozen ayahuasca ceremonies, but he’s not the only one in the famous family tripping his way to mental wellness. His son, Jaden Smith, also recently opened up about his “psychedelic journey.”
The actor and musician, who now simply goes by the name Jaden, told Complex that his new mixtape, CTV3, was inspired by his exploration of psychedelics.
“I really wanted to update people on the psychedelic journey that I’ve been on in my life and how that has affected me,” he said when asked what he wanted to accomplish with the project.
When the interviewer asked Jaden for clarification about what he means by “psychedelic journey,” he responded: “I’m talking about actual journeys on psychedelics.”
“And my life is kind of like a psychedelic journey at this point,” the 23-year-old singer and rapper continued. “I’m just updating people on how I begin to study my own mystical states of consciousness within myself and others, and what I’ve learned.”
Although Jaden didn’t specify which psychedelics he used, the artist described his intention behind the mixtape as “a soundtrack for people to be able to study their own mystical states of consciousness.”
“I think the most important thing is to know that there are mystical states within us that we have access to, and that there’s different ways to getting to it,” he added. “Even doing something like martial arts can get you to a mystical state of consciousness. Or tai chi or surfing or yoga or meditation or psychedelics.”
Jaden’s interview was published a few days before his father revealed, for the first time ever, that he’s been quietly using psychedelics to improve his well being, as part of an ongoing “f–k-it 50s” effort to find more freedom in his life. The actor writes about his ayahuasca journeys in an upcoming memoir, Will, which hits bookshelves in November, and a brief snippet was shared in a GQ.
“This was my first tiny taste of freedom,” Smith writes of his first ayahuasca retreat in Peru. “In my fifty plus years on this planet, this is the unparalleled greatest feeling I’ve ever had.”
The Smiths follow country music star Kacey Musgraves, pop star Miley Cyrus, and alt-pop star Lorde in publicly stating that they have used psychedelics, which for some, had a big effect on their creative output. For Jaden, clearly psychedelics inspired not just the lyrics of his songs, but guided entire visual aesthetic of his most recent music video releases.
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