Magic mushrooms may have been the key to this NHL legend’s success.
Mark Messier, the only NHL player to lead two different teams to Stanley Cup championships, said that a magic mushroom trip at age 19 sparked his interest in spirituality and the power of the mind.
“I had no idea the mind was that powerful. Obviously it turned out to be an amazing experience, but more important was the question afterwards: wow, how can I use my mind to empower myself to be a better player, to be a better person, to have more energy, to create a better aura?,” he explains.
The trip inspired Messier to learn about Eastern philosophies, Buddhism, Indigenous spirituality, and meditation, which had a major influence on him both as a player and a leader.