"The true revolution is the inner revolution"
In today’s world where hundreds of thousands of people are interested and involved in serious self-exploration, there is an urgent need for honest information and guidelines. Jacob Moth’s “Land of the Nocturnal Butterfly” is a treasure trove of information that is invaluable for this purpose.
Dr. Stanislav Grof, Ph.d, MD.
In Land of the Nocturnal Butterfly, Jacob Moth takes us deep into his psychedelic odyssey in search of healing and wholeness. Written in a free flowing, almost stream of consciousness style, his narrative blends person memories, session reports, dreams, relationships, reflections, tripping insights, astrology, psychology, and much more. With remarkable candor and self-disclosure, Jacob documents both the pitfalls and blessings of his psychedelic journey, each page overflowing with his artistic creativity. Nocturnal Butterfly is the courageous story of a dedicated psychonaut, boldly told and sure to be remembered.
Christopher Bache, Ph.D.
Watch Jacob's presentation of his life story
The video above showcases Jacob Moth presenting the concept of The Magic Garden as well as his life story to an audience at the International Transpersonal Conference in Prague, 2017.
The video does a great job of summarizing the concept underlying The Magic Garden and Jacob's own Adventure of Self-Discovery.
Before you move on to a more intricate rundown of Jacob's vast and amazing story, you can also follow him on his current Adventure of Self-Discovery by watching Jacob's Vlogs by clicking below.
I was born in May 1967 around the same time as the hippie movement was born. My father was a well-educated man working with supercomputers and helping leading scientists. He was an atheist and I was raised with a materialistic world view. He told me that the philosophers have declared that “God was dead”.
On my 11th birthday, I got an electric guitar and a tape with Jimi Hendrix Smash Hits. From that day I knew that music would become a major part of my life, and I started to practice the art of playing the guitar with great discipline.
As a teenager, a deep inner call awakened in me, which led me to explore the mysteries of the universe and seek answers to the great questions of life: Who am I? What's the meaning of life? Where are we coming from? Where are we going?
At high school, I was introduced to smoking cannabis. This resulted in some profound personal experiences. When my classmates went to parties on the weekends, I went to the beach and forest for meditation or to listen to Hendrix. I never touched alcohol. At one point, a companion of mine handed me the key to my longing soul - Stanislav Grof’s book: Realms of the Unconscious.
I was immediately turned on.
I started experimenting with the psychedelic substance, LSD, which opened my eyes to a deeper understanding of the Universe, which fueled my stormy search for my authentic and deeper self.
Shamanic Initiatory Crisis
My introduction to the fantastic and magical properties of LSD led to the most important and life-shattering experience in my entire life. At the age of 17, in 1984, I suffered from a very intense experience. I refer to it as a shamanic initiatory crisis, which triggered my deep and powerful inner journey, an adventure of self-discovery. I knew there were only two possible outcomes: either I suffered a psychological breakdown or a psychological breakthrough.
The Call for Adventure
I interpreted this as a call from higher powers - my call for adventure. I knew that I had to undertake this inner journey and dare to go beyond my own fear and really explore the awe-inspiring inner space of the psyche. And to find success in this quest, I had to find qualified trainers and teachers.
Teachers, training, and journeys in consciousness
I dropped out of ordinary school and made my own personalized curriculum. I studied and practiced various spiritual disciplines and as well as psychotherapy. I did this with great passion, focused and with discipline only found in spiritual warriors and dedicated seekers.
My main teacher in psychotherapeutic methods and techniques was Jørgen Lumbye, MSc in Psychology, and Klaus Gormzen, MSc in Psychology.
Jørgen Lumbye was a leading pioneer in psychedelic therapy taught by the world-renowned Dr. Stanislav Grof MD.
Klaus was, and still is, an amazing and absolutely extraordinary teacher in psychotherapy in theory and practice without involving psychoactive substances.
What makes him unique is that he has implemented techniques and methods from leading worldwide pioneers: Friz Perls who invented Gestalt Therapy, Dr. Arthur Janov - Primal Therapy, Dr. Carl Gustav Jung - Dream Therapy, Stanislav Grof’s cartography of COEX systems, perinatal matrices and transpersonal realms to name but a few.
Klaus developed a system he called Mutual Therapy. From 1985 to 1994, I took all his courses and practiced all these techniques in groups for many years slowly but surely making them an integral part of my own life.
I have participated in other seminars hosted by other renowned names such as Stanislav Grof, Terence McKenna, Michael Barnett, Art Read, and more - and was also educated as a yoga teacher with the Danish yoga teacher Torben Blond who was educated in India.
For many years I used the technologies of the sacred - meditation, yoga, shamanistic practice, experience orientated psychotherapy and psychedelic substances in safe environments with experienced sitters.
Land of the Nocturnal Butterfly
My journey is described in my autobiographical travelogue ”Land of the Nocturnal Butterfly”, which has a preface by the internationally renowned psychiatrist Dr. Stanislav Grof M.D.
The preface from Stanislav Grof meant a great deal to me. I experienced his act as a great blessing and power transmission which released a kind of quantum leap in my consciousness.
I thought that if I could receive a preface from Stanislav Grof - whom many recognize as the leading consciousness researcher - then anything is possible. This gave me the courage to believe and act in the process of manifesting our temple and sanctuary - the main building in The Magic Garden - Axis Mundi Studio.
If you want to read more about my book, you can click the enormous button below.
Professional musician and composer.
From the age of 20, I made my living by being a professional musician, composer and music teacher. I played with well-known Danish rock bands such as Savage Rose, Fate and my trio Purple Haze. At the end of the 90s, I became a rock star in South Korea performing with my band BL!NK.
In 2003 through 2005, Ecaterina and I worked with English producer and former drummer of Pink Floyd on several tracks for the LilaRose Odyssey.
From 2003 to 2006, I worked as a producer and technician for the well known Danish composer Jacob Groth on several TV series (The Eagle, Young Anderson and more). In 2006-2007, I was educated in composing for symphonic orchestra by the American film composer Hummie Mann, who has worked on several Hollywood movies.
From the year 2007, I started to compose music for TV series, documentaries, films and more (Clown, Tigers & Tattoos, Storm, and more). I compose ongoing for the leading music publisher Apollo in Scandinavia and my music is used and distributed worldwide.
Besides my professional life as a composer and musician, I continually studied and practiced psychotherapy, philosophy, mythology, yoga, meditation, shamanistic practice and more.
Watch a video presenting my showreel as a composer below: