The Spirit Of The Medicine Story

In the heart of every transformational journey lies a story, and the genesis of Spirit of The Medicine is one rich with insight, purpose, and healing. Founded by the visionary duo, Justin Kahn and Jacob Vaakil, our platform stands as a beacon of enlightenment in the expansive world of plant medicine and psychedelics. At the core of our mission is a profound commitment to educating individuals about the transformative power of these ancient practices and guiding them to unlock their full potential.


Justin, a seasoned psychonaut with over a decade of experience, and Jacob, a heart-centered leader and life coach, both recognized a vital need: to not only help individuals navigate the profound waters of their psychedelic journeys but to also teach them how to weave the profound insights and lessons into the fabric of their everyday lives. This realization birthed Spirit of The Medicine, a sanctuary where exploration meets education, and where every journey is honored as a unique path to self-discovery and growth.

At Spirit of The Medicine, we don’t just offer courses; we offer experiences that change lives. Our approach is deeply rooted in respect for the ancient traditions of plant medicine, blended with modern perspectives to create a holistic, nurturing environment for personal transformation. Justin and Jacob’s partnership symbolizes the perfect balance between wisdom and innovation, aiming to demystify the world of psychedelics while providing practical tools for integration and self-evolution.

Join us in this journey of discovery and empowerment, as we continue to illuminate paths, open hearts, and enrich minds, one soul at a time. Welcome to Spirit of The Medicine – where your journey to profound healing and understanding begins.




My journey into the profound world of plant medicine and psychedelics began 13 years ago, marking the start of an extraordinary path of transformation and enlightenment. I was captivated by the power of holistic healing and the immense personal growth it fostered. This led me to seek knowledge far and wide, learning from diverse mentors ranging from indigenous practitioners to leaders in modern psychedelic studies. Now based in Los Angeles, I've honed my expertise in both the natural forms of these medicines and the intricate science of alkaloid extractions. 



My approach weaves together ancient traditions and contemporary insights, offering a unique perspective in the psychedelic community. What drives me is not just guiding individuals through transformative experiences but also helping them integrate these profound insights into their daily lives. Co-founding Spirit of The Medicine was a natural step for me, born from a vision to light the way for others on their journey of healing and self-discovery, empowering them to unlock their true potential.