This lecture will explore the essence of compassion and how a lack of it is related to early childhood trauma and emotional repression. Furthermore, it will explore the potential of psilocybin in the resolution of emotional trauma and the cultivation of healthier relationships.
This lecture offers some context for Bad Trips that enables a healthy and helpful approach to the wounding and challenges that come with them.
My lecture from Breaking Convention 2019 on how psilocybin can help us become whole people, trustworthy partners, and healthy citizens.
This clip comes from my presentation at the 2019 Spirit Plant Medicine Conference. That presentation was called Bad Trips: Rehabilitating After Psychedelic Turmoil. The clip here outlines the role of meaning-making in that rehabilitation process.
In this talk, I effort to blend my understandings of the psilocybin experiences with the impact early life has on the way we are in relationship and what the potential of a psilocybin encounter might be for the ongoing health of our relational lives.
I have been thoroughly impassioned by psychedelics for the last ten years. The experiences they have offered me, and the subsequent questions they awakened,…
Outlining a modern framework for spirituality and where psychedelics fit as agents of spiritual development. (Lecture followed by Q&A)
This may be amongst, it not THE BEST lecture I have ever given on this topic. I am honored and excited to share it with you now.
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!
Exploring the fundamental nature of reality and the role psychedelic drugs within electronic dance music environment can play as cognitive enhancers for self-awareness. It discusses meaning-making, perception, self-awareness, consciousness expansion, spirituality, and the connections between shamanism and electronic music.
As a part of my commitment to this work, here I offer to you a recording of one of the lectures I gave in 2016 during my European tour. It was recorded in July at KOSMOS Festival in Finland.
Watch: Listen Here: PART 1 – Episode PART 2 – Q&A download Part 2 by right-clicking ‘save as’ here. The first episode of 2017! Number…
Here is the recording of my short lecture at the Entheo-Science Conference, which happens every two years in Berlin, Germany. I was one of four or five (I think) english presenters.
Psychospiritual maturation is the developmental process wherein we discover and repattern the elements of personality that deviate from the most honest core expression of the unique, unconditioned self. Spiritual practice is a means to cultivate a deeper awareness of this self and exercise an ability to express and integrate it into identity. Each one of us has a different set of challenges and barriers established between who we are now, and who we would be if we were fully expressed as our unconditioned, unhindered unique self. By inspiring the emergence of unconscious emotional material, our reactions and interactions with others can help or hinder psychospiritual maturation.
In the summer of 2013, I traveled all across Canada, teaching lectures on Decomposing The Shadow. This was my effort to help cultivate New…