Microdosing Course

Brought to you by The Third Wave

By Enrolling in This Course, You Will

  • Understand how to utilize a microdosing psychedelic protocol for personal benefit and growth
  • Learn reliable, well-researched information about microdosing from authoritative sources (no more scanning reddit forums and media reports - we have all the information in one place)
  • Learn why microdosing has become a phenomenon and what this says about how our culture is changing at large (and how that impacts you)
  • Hear dozens of stories (from people like you) who have experimented with microdosing and experienced profound results
  • Understand how to utilize tools that will allow you to test substances to improve safety
  • Come to a more nuanced understanding of the legality around microdosing psychedelics for personal use, including specific loopholes depending on the jurisdiction you live in
  • Avoid the most common mistakes new ‘microdosers’ make when starting out on their first protocol
  • Step-by-step walkthrough of a ‘typical day’ when microdosing (to mitigate any unfortunate surprises)
  • How to create an ideal microdosing protocol for initiating flow states and accelerating your creative process
  • Thoughts on the balance between microdoses and macrodoses - and how to combine them for unbelievable breakthroughs  

Everything You Need to Know About Microdosing in One Place  

Dear Fellow Microdoser,  

Are you ready to level up your life by utilizing a microdosing psychedelic regimen? 

If you answered 'Yes!', then this is the most important page you will read in a very long time. 

Hi! My name is Paul Austin, founder of The Third Wave, and public speaker on microdosing. 

I want to share a story with you about how I went from being a socially anxious, unmotivated, and unfocused ‘wanna-be’ entrepreneur…  

...to a confident, energetic, and highly motivated business owner who traveled the world to speak about the injustice of psychedelic prohibition and the potential to integrate these tools in a responsible way.  

What I Have Learned  

I wasn’t always the ‘microdosing guy’. In fact, not too long ago, I struggled with the very basics of living an ‘actualized’ life:  

  • I often had crippling social anxiety that left me feeling ‘out of place’ and totally inept in certain social situations
  • My focus was terrible: it was difficult for me to initiate ‘flow states’ and solve complex problems in a way that didn’t feel overwhelming
  • I was often in a low mood, feeling isolated and depressed with overall poor self-care

Much of these 'issues' stemmed from my sheltered upbringing in West Michigan and the ensuing shame and stigma heaped on me by my ‘different’ ways of thinking

It wasn’t until my first profound experience with LSD at the age of 19 that I began to decondition from this cultural upbringing and truly explore what it meant to live an autonomous life, full of self-love, self-acceptance, and contentment.  

My story is a culture-wide story right now. 

As we transition from an industrial, ‘growth-first’ way of living to the information age of abundance, many of us are lost (myself included) in the sea of change.  

This was one of my first observations after breaking out of the ‘mold’:

I noticed that the ‘old story’ wasn’t working for us any more. 

You know the one I’m talking about: corporate jobs, dogmatic religion, and self-destructive behaviors. 

Turns out that our conditioning into these ways of being are symptomatic of a more ingrained cultural issue: the story we tell ourselves of the separate ‘self’.  

But here’s the thing: we still haven’t quite figured out how to enter the new story of community, acceptance, and nurturing.  

Which is where the astounding growth of interest in microdosing comes into play.

Microdosing is one of the few tools that can actively help people transition from the ‘old story’ into the ‘new story’ by putting them in direct contact with a powerful technology. 

Why do I believe this?

Because I Experienced This Transition First-Hand  

When I began microdosing in June 2015 I noticed substantial changes in my day-to-day existence:  

  • My procrastination disappeared: It became much easier to get started, and stay focused, on incredibly complex projects and problems. Tasks I avoided became imbued with a newfound significance that made me intrinsically motivated to create beautiful things.  
  • The low, lingering moods brought on by the uncertainty of entrepreneurship and living abroad disappeared. Instead, I became content and incredibly grateful for my current situation, recognizing it as an opportunity to thrive by exploring the unknown.  
  • My social anxiety, present throughout my entire life, began to subside day-by-day. In social situations, I started to open up to those around me, entering the space of a conversation without constantly analyzing things in my head.  

Two years later and I’m still in a similar frame of mind. By striking a balance between the needs of my inner-self and the demands of the outer world, I’ve started to observe unbelievable changes in the world around me:

  • Relationships that nourish my life instead of ‘taking’ something away
  • Work that is in complete alignment with who I am and where I’m going
  • An ability to ride the ups and downs of life without the rollercoaster impacting my quality of being

How We Got To The Point of Creating This Online Microdosing Program  

Well, understanding the basics of a microdosing protocol was just the beginning.  

To really feel comfortable curating and creating a full program on microdosing, I had to step outside my own personal realm and explore the thousands of other microdosing stories, the latest research on psychedelics, and the traditional cultural knowledge already out there.  

I wanted to ask questions like:  

  • Why are people microdosing? 
  • What effect do they notice from following a microdosing protocol? 
  • What worked and what didn’t?  

So, in December 2016, I began my world tour to speak to audiences far and wide about microdosing psychedelics.  

Eight months later, I discovered that...

Microdosing Psychedelics Has Changed Thousands of Lives for the Better  

It is patently clear that the prohibition of psychedelic substances is one of the greatest failures of scientific and political institutions in the last 50 years.  

And although we have credible research to prove their effectiveness for a variety of purposes, mainstream culture still has a long ways to go in the educational process of understanding these powerful substances.  

Because of this culture wide ignorance my suffering was, and still is, the suffering of many individuals in our current paradigm.

In keeping things optimistic, microdosing turned this suffering into an opportunity to spread knowledge, education, and love to a plethora of audiences in places around the world.

Here is a brief overview of what we’ve done the last 8 months:

  • Taught more than a dozen sold-out seminars and workshops about microdosing in places like Berlin, Copenhagen, New York, Portland, and London  
  • Keynoted at two European tech conferences - The Next Web and Tech Open Air - about the intersection of microdosing and leadership development  
  • In the process, we’ve been featured in The New York Times, the Economist, Playboy, Quartz, and Life Hacker.  

My main takeaway from this extensive journey is that the technology of microdosing is going to transform tens-of-thousands, if not millions, of lives in the next 5-10 years.  

And that’s why we committed so much time and effort to developing The Third Wave’s microdosing program.  

Because we knew there needed to be a high-quality resource to make this a successful transition.

We Also Will Provide Credible, Well-Researched Information 

Dr. James Fadiman is regarded as the father of microdosing.  

In his book, the Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, he dedicated an entire chapter to the phenomenon.  

Then, in March 2015, he appeared on the Tim Ferriss podcast, kicking off the surge of popularity that has developed around microdosing in entrepreneurial circles.  

Dr. Fadiman also happens to be a psychologist with an extensive background when it comes to psychedelics for personal development and creativity.  

Jim and I first connected over e-mail in March 2016, soon after we published the Third Wave’s first pillar piece of content, the microdosing infographic.  

Much of what we know about microdosing comes from Jim Fadiman’s early work, including the thousands of anecdotal reports he has collected in collaboration with Dr. Sophia Korb.  

We’ve combined this knowledge and understanding of how microdosing impacts people through survey-based data with our own work and research into microdosing to bring you..  

The Third Wave's Microdosing Course

The Third Wave’s Microdosing Course is an in-depth online course that will teach you all the ins and outs of microdosing, with a particular focus on how you can harness this cutting-edge technology to live a better life.  

Most people who are interested in microdosing face three BIG problems when considering microdosing:

  • How do I get the substance safely and legally? 
  • Once I get it, how do I prepare it?
  • Once I prepare it, how do I best utilize it?

Because of the illicit nature of most psychedelic substances, we cannot directly help with sourcing substances.  

However, our course will explain the legal nuances around psychedelics for microdosing and directly address the two other big problems that microdosers face. 

After all, as our student, we want you to fully understand how you can best utilize and integrate a microdosing protocol into your own life and experience the benefits so many others have found: more energy, more creativity, and an improved sense of general well-being

Because who wants to go through all the hassle of acquiring and preparing the illicit substance only to end up like most people and…

Miss the Opportunity to 100% Utilize a Microdosing Protocol for Your Specific Purpose  

You see, getting the substance is only half the equation. The other, more important, half is properly utilizing a microdosing protocol for your specific purposes.  

Microdosing is an incredibly powerful tool and technology, if properly used, and can lead to enormous breakthroughs in your personal relationships and professional pursuits.  

In our microdosing program, you will learn how to create specific microdosing protocols for your particular needs.  

How Do I Get Access to Third Wave’s Microdosing Course?

We've set out to create the absolute best course possible for learning how to utilize microdosing psychedelics.  

Not only will this course provide an additional understanding to what you already know about microdosing; it will also teach you certain things about microdosing that you would never have previously expected.  

So let’s get to the tricky part:  

Over the past month, the team at The Third Wave has wrestled with an appropriate price to charge for the microdosing online course.  

The course’s curriculum has, by and large, been built off of Paul’s many travels, workshops, seminars, and personal experiments over the last two years. And what previously required the energy of just one individual has now grown in scope to include a dedicated team focused on helping you get the most out of your microdosing experience.  

We’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars, thousands of hours, and an unfathomable amount of energy on building an expertise and framework from which you now will have the opportunity to learn.  

We’ve taken all this information and distilled it into an easy-to-digest course that you can study at your own pace and in your own house.  

But that’s not all..  

Beta Testers (That's You!) Will Get Lifetime Access at a Never-Again Price Point 

If you enroll in our first iteration of the microdosing course, you will get access to the microdosing course for life.  

Due to the early nature of microdosing, the amount of information we will learn in the next 3-5 years will be staggering.  

And all of this information will be included in our consistently updated microdosing course for you to learn from.  

With that being said, we recognize that this is the ‘beta’ launch of the microdosing course and we want to ensure we keep the price at a reasonable level.  

For that reason we’re offering the microdosing course at a..

Special One-Time Never Again Price

PRICE TBA for next round..

Here is What You Can Expect to Learn From Third Wave’s Microdosing Program

Module 1: The Essentials of Microdosing

  • How the microdosing phenomenon developed over the past five years (and why this matters)
  • The 3 main reasons why microdosing has taken off in popularity
  • The two primary reasons why people find value in microdosing (and which camp you fall in and what this means)
  • The science behind microdosing as learned from world-class neuroscientists, researchers, clinicians, and psychologists
  • Difference between microdoses and macrodoses (and when to use one vs. the other)
  • The intersection of microdosing and mood disorders (and why microdosing helps with depression but is more complicated for general anxiety)
  • How microdosing can accelerate the process at becoming ‘world-class’ in your domain of choice

Module 2: What You Need to Know to Begin Microdosing

  • All the basics of beginning your own microdosing protocol (including the one essential basic rule most people overlook) 
  • Our proven process of acquiring and preparing microdoses for consistent, reliable consumption (minimizing the 2nd biggest problem face when microdosing)
  • The most common mistakes people make when microdosing (and how to avoid them)
  • Extensive information on the legality of microdosing (so you can stay on the right side of the law)
  • The differences between psilocybin mushrooms, truffles, and LSD (and which one might be best for your situation)
  • Step-by-step walkthrough of a ‘typical day’ when microdosing (to mitigate any unfortunate surprises)

Module 3: How to Integrate Microdosing and Lock In the Benefits Long-Term

  • How to create an ideal microdosing protocol for initiating flow states and accelerating your creative process
  • Our Third Wave ‘pro tips’ that we’ve gathered by collecting hundreds of unique microdosing experiences
  • How to create your own protocol for alleviating sources of personal suffering, including social anxiety, depression, procrastination, and other issues you struggle with 
  • Understand why spending too much time in ‘flow’ is actually a ‘bad’ thing (and how to find the ‘right’ balance so you don’t go manic)
  • How to utilize a microdosing protocol to accelerate your leadership development & creativity (based on Paul's personal experience)
  • How to combine microdosing with other consciousness modalities (meditation, float chambers, extreme sports, ) for maximum benefit

Note: Results with microdosing are by no means guaranteed and differ greatly between individuals. My own results are not indicative of results you may experience. Everyone is different. 

Module 4: All Supplementary Materials for Microdosing

  • Comprehensive selection of anecdotal reports from people who have utilized microdosing for various reasons 
  • The Third Wave’s special downloadable journal so you can accurately track your own microdosing experiences 
  • Exclusive interviews with leading experts in the field of microdosing and psychedelics
  • Our member only excel spreadsheet so you can learn how to set up your own double-blind placebo controlled study in the comfort of your own home  

And much, much more.  

We Also Have Three Bonuses For You

But that’s not all. We also have a few special bonuses for your loyalty and support.

#1: The Third Wave LSD Microdosing Kit (value: $37)

In the Third Wave microdosing kit, we will send you the following: 

  • An amber bottle with distilled water 
  • A testing kit to make sure you’ve got the real thing 
  • Pair of scissors and latex gloves 
  • Syringe to measure your microdose precisely  

This kit does NOT come with any illicit substances.  

One more thing: the kit is optional. If you don’t feel comfortable receiving it for any reason, just let us know and we will hold off on sending it.

(We are not sending these out any more..)

#2: 6-Month Membership in our Private Online Community ($60)

All of our ‘microdosing course’ students are invited to participate in a private Facebook community where our students share their best tips, tricks, and strategies for microdosing psychedelics. 

We intend to keep this group small and intimate - while still ensuring it provides value above and beyond expectations.  

#3: Lifetime Access to Third Wave’s Microdosing Course

As mentioned above, this is our first-ever launch of the microdosing program. For that reason, we’re keeping the price significantly lower for all first-time buyers.  

If you take the leap now, you will be rewarded over and over again. Because of the infancy in which we find ourselves for microdosing, there will be tons of new information coming out over the next few years. As an early member of our microdosing course, you will get access to all updates.

Here is a taste of what’s to come:  

* 8-10 High Definition videos, to walk you through the process of transforming your life with microdosing 

*Expert interviews with neurobiologists, neuroscientists, integrative psychiatrists and many, many more so you can learn about all the nuances that surround microdosing psychedelics

* As our community grows, we will collect more and more protocols from members who have used microdosing as a means to help with X, Y, and Z. You will get first access to these exclusive anecdotes so you can customize them for your own situation. 


#1: What is the format of the course? There are 4 modules in the course as it stands right now. 

Each module contains between 30 and 90 minutes of slide lessons that you can watch at any time that’s convenient for you. 

For future releases of the microdosing course, there will be 30-45 minutes of high-definition videos included in every section. However, due to the demand and necessity of high-quality information regarding microdosing, we wanted to get this course out as soon as possible to you. 

In case you ever get stuck, you can ask any questions under each lecture, which will be promptly answered by one of our microdose team members.  

#2: Do I have to show up at a particular place or a particular time? No, the entire course happens online, and you can take it from any place where you have an internet connection. All lectures and slides are pre recorded so you can watch them at any time that works for you. Of course, you can also enjoy all the lectures on your phone and tablet.  

#3: How much time do I need in order to take this course? You can spend as much or as little time as you want on integrating psychedelics in your life. You get lifetime access to all course materials, so there is no reason to complete the course within a certain time period. 

You can follow the course at your own pace and always come back to the videos later when you want to revisit the material or dive back into a microdosing protocol.  

#4: What happens after the course ends? You keep lifetime access to all course content, as well as free lifetime updates.

That means you can always review the material in the future, and you’ll have plenty of time to catch up in case you fall behind.  

#5: What if I’m not good with technology? All technical concepts are described in simple terms while avoiding unnecessary jargon, which allows people from all age groups to successfully participate in our microdosing program. 

And just in case you get stuck, you can always ask any questions under each lecture, which will be promptly answered by one of our microdosing experts.  

#6: What if I have already done a microdosing protocol?

Current research into microdosing is exploding and we are at the forefront of integrating all newfound insights into The Third Wave's microdosing program. By purchasing the course, you get lifetime access to all updates, meaning you will be clued in on all the latest research, interpretations of experts, and what to learn from it for your personal growth.  

An additional benefit is the structure and follow through that comes with being part of a larger community. 

It’s one thing to experiment with microdosing by yourself. It’s another thing to do it within a web of supportive, intelligent individuals.  

#7: What if I have never done psychedelics before?

Microdosing can be a low-risk way to take a first step into the world of altered states of consciousness. You learn how to integrate these tools without needing to change your day to day activities. There is no need to set up strong parameters, expressed in the terms 'set and setting', to contain a possible overwhelming experience.  

Our course will walk you through all the basic education about psychedelics to alleviate any misgivings or fears you may have about trying them.  

We will also provide specific advice for first-time users to mitigate any risks and maximize the upsides of beginning a microdosing protocol. 

#8: What if I can’t find the actual substance to microdose with? Will this course provide the psychedelic tools?


Because of the uninformed, biased, and outdated Controlled Substances Act, we cannot directly help you source illicit substances. Unfortunately, most substances that are microdose-able have incorrectly been placed in Schedule 1, meaning these have no medicinal benefits and are highly addictive (both of which are not true.)  

However, we will provide legal instructions on what is legal and what is illegal to help you navigate the most dangerous aspect of microdosing. Psychedelics are ubiquitous.  

Ultimately, it will be up to you to find the substance.  

#9: Is it safe to pay by credit card online?

We use industry-standard encryption to protect your credit card details throughout the checkout process. Your information is never shared with anyone, and we can’t even see your credit card details ourselves. That’s because we take your online security extremely seriously. If you don’t like paying by credit card online, you can also pay with your PayPal account.  

Your Microdosing Course Instructor

Paul Austin (Head Microdosing Practitioner) Paul is committed to changing the cultural conversation about psychedelics through his platform, The Third Wave.  

Paul’s thoughts on microdosing have been featured in the New York Times and Playboy, with a soon-to-be published profile coming out on RollingStone.com. In 2015, he began his platform The Third Wave, the fastest growing online resource for psychedelic education and community.  

Taking a particular focus on microdosing psychedelics for leadership development, flow states, and general well-being, Paul has spoken at The Next Web and Tech Open Air to next generation thinkers and leaders. He has also hosted sold-out microdosing seminars in Portland, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and New York.  

Currently, Paul is focused on continuing to amplify The Third Wave’s message through public speaking, digital marketing, and relationship building. His vision is to help facilitate our society’s transition from a competitive, zero-sum mindset to a collaborative, social entrepreneurial approach. He believes psychedelics - in particular, microdosing - will act as a major technological tipping point in catalyzing this transition.  

Get Started On the Next Step of Your Microdosing Journey Now