Third Eye Drops is a society and culture media outlet, appropriately described on their site as “a curious conversational coven filled with novelty nuggets that nurse, nurture and nuzzle your awe and wonder muscles.” In their weekly podcast series, known as Mind Meld, host Michael Phillip has the opportunity to speak with a wide array of successful artists, thinkers, authors and philosophers of all walks of life.

For the latest installment of their Mind Meld series, Third Eye Drops reached out to our own Matt Xian, founder and creative director of TIMEWHEEL and vocalist for transformative music phenomenon Something Fiction. During this conversation, we hear a bit of the fascinating tale behind TIMEWHEEL’s emergence and development; a long and enduring journey that demonstrates the forces of creation, self-manufactured fear and the psychedelic experience.