This episode we welcome TEDx alumni Erica Wohldmann. She is is a scientist and a passionate environmentalist with a joint PhD in cognitive psychology and cognitive science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is also currently a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Northridge. We have her on the show today to talk ReWilding.
If you have heard of reWilding yet, here is a great place to start. We talk not only about what reWilding is but also dip into the human cognitive relationship to nature, the role immersion to nature plays in our psychological and physiological health, and some tips to get yourself started. We also touch on agriculture, playing in the dirt, talking to plants, and the church of the forest. Of course, no talk on reWilding would be complete without discussing the broken food shed in North America and its influence on degenerative diseases and obesity!
I was happy to be interviewed by Carl of Change Truth Podcast. Enjoy.
“James has done much work in the name of psychedelics, and more specifically mushrooms. He’s written multiple books, and speaks at conferences around the world. He also hosts a podcast called ATTMind Radio where he speaks with people about these subjects as well.
In this conversation James and I discuss how he was able to pull through a time in his life when he was abusing drugs very heavily. While living in Australia he found himself in addicted states with a slew of different substances, from LSD to speed to Valium. Mushrooms seemed to stand out as something different in the mix, and he eventually utilized them to help the underlying problem leading to his abusive behaviors.”
On today’s episode, I am happy to introduce, Daniel Waterman. He is a philosopher, artist, writer and Ayahuasca provider based in the Netherlands. He is also the author of Entheogens, Society & Law.
Daniel and I met up in the Netherlands to record this conversation in his living room. The recording taps into the conversation just as Daniel begins to speak about the implications of a major turning point in his journey with Ayahuasca just after 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 .
Daniel carries the conversation in poignant and poetic forms from there as we touch on the larger context around his book Entheogens, Society & Law, death and rebirth, religious morals and ethics and their place in law, DMT entities and ‘Meaning’, E-Prime, and what it means to find relevant questions.
This is a beautiful journey with a very well-spoken and insightful man who has a lot to offer us. Enjoy.