I knew this was going to be an opportunity of a lifetime, not only for myself but for you as well! There was a unique dynamic between us that morning and I knew I wanted to catch it for you. Enjoy!
We welcome French cultural anthropologist and philosopher Martin Fortier on the show for this episode to discuss his research into how culture influences cognition. His current PhD research project consists of exploring the interplay between neurobiological processes and culture in hallucinogenic experiences. His main fieldwork is located in Shipibo communities of the Middle Ucayali, in the Peruvian Amazon.
I ponder if an increased capacity for silence correlates to an increased capacity for awe.
What is Consciousness? Is it unique to human cognition or is it universal and permeating all things? Is it an epiphenomenon of brain activity or a universal constant? Do all things ‘have’ consciousness or are they ‘of’, ‘in’, or ‘by’ consciousness? Who and what are we, humankind, in the grander process of Consciousness itself? What is the nature of this whole “Reality” game?
Kilindi Iyi has come along and dismantled the concept of five dried grams as an apex of psilocybin intensity with his regular use of 30+ dried grams of psilocybin mushrooms…. 30 dried grams of psilocybin mushrooms, an ultra-high dose psilocybin experience.
The True Light Of Darkness is a literary exploration of the turbulent struggles involved in entheogenic shadow-work. Focused on the author’s more disturbing encounters with the magic psilocybin mushroom, this book confronts the demons laying wait in the dark recesses of the psyche. This is its soundtrack.
In March 2016 I was welcomed to a Festival in Australia. While out there I made specific plan to connect with author and psychonaut, Julian Palmer. A series of incredible synchronistic occurrences led to the festival I was flown out for being canceled and in turn, Julian helped arrange us to do this talk together. It was a one night only special event and we thankfully had audio recorded by one of the guests!
That which we experience as reality is the epiphenomenon of a conditioned psyche, operated in congruence with the ‘physical’ organs of the body, rendering inherently meaningless sensory data into a meaningful experience.