Today we feature another addition to our Psychedelic Café series. This time exploring what art means and what the meaning of art might become in a growing era of ai generated art-like images flooding the mindspace of humanity through consumptive digital media channels. Our guests are Autumn Skye, Simon Haiduk, Evan Bartholomew (aka Bluetech), Martina Hoffman, Chor Boogie, Dan De Santos, and Micheal Phillip.
Justin Townsend is the CEO and Head Facilitator at the psilocybin therapy retreat centre MycoMeditations. He is on the show for this episode to explore two topic themes: The business side of running a successful psilocybin retreat centre in the economic context of the modern corporate world without losing your ethics in the process, and the therapeutic framework and philosophy that MycoMeditations holds for their retreats and their guests.
Baba Masha MD joins us to present the results of her research into microdosing amanita muscaria mushrooms, the benefits and the risks, as well as what she learned about the ideal prepration and protocol.
Dennis McKenna, The Teafaerie, Chris Bache, Bruce Damer, Dank Duchess, Laurel Sugden, and Stephen Gray join us for this Psychedelic Café, guided by the question “What is the power and potential of psychedelics in navigating the many-orders of growing collapse that our planet is currently facing?”
Jordan Gruber joins us for in-depth look at The Health Selves Model in comparison and contrast to The Single Self Assumption; why we mistakenly assume multiple selves to be pathological; how mental health is being in the right mind (self/selves) as the right time; and how we can start applying the healthy selves model into our lives today.
Belinda Eriacho joins us to explore the intersection of the psychedelic renaissance and ancient wisdom; connecting with our own ancestry; what indigenous people bring to the psychedelic renaissance and the problems created by their absence; and more.
Darcia Narvaez, PhD and Wahinkpe Topa (Four Arrows) join us to explore various precepts of the indigenous worldview—aka the kinship worldview—how we might restore that worldview in both our personal lives and the world at large.
Jahan Khamsehzadeh, Ph.D. joins us to explore the role both psilocybin specifically and fungi in general play in the evolution of life and consciousness.
Sara Ness joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to have a conversation about the art of conversation and its role in our relationships and vice versa. We also explore how play can help us develop and exercise our relational and conversational skills, specifically what are called Authentic Relating games.
Our guest for this episode of Adventures Through The Mind is Bob Falconer, whose work explores the intersection between IFS and psychedelics.
For this session of The Psychedelic Café we explore the question: Why Does Our Sense Of Connection Matter?
A.J. Bond—author of Discomfortable: What Is Shame and How Can We Break Its Hold?—joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to talk about what shame is, what it feels like, and how it impacts our sense of self and perception of the world.
Martijn Schirp of Synthesis Institute joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to wonder with us about the potential harms that will come from the profit-driven industrialization of psychedelics and psychedelic therapy; how we might safeguard the sacredness of psychedelics and people seeking psychedelic therapy against those harms.
Anna Lutkajtis and I speak about mediation; the adverse effects of meditation; where those adverse effects may arise from; the importance of meditation teachers having psychotherapeutic skills; the nerfing of spirituality; and why it is that Western meditation contexts not only generally lack an awareness and understanding of mediation adverse effects, but why those harms are seemingly actively and explicitly ignored.
This Psychedelic Café explores ethnopharmacology and the reconciliation of humanity with nature, featuring speakers from ESPD55 symposium.
Brian Blomerth joins ATTMind to discuss his two psychedelic history graphic novels Mycelium Wassoni and Bicycle Day.
Dr. Darcia Narvaez joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to explore how early life experiences shape our morality and culture in adulthood and the kind of early life that leads to human thriving—what she calls The Evolved Nest.
Noah Cebuliak joins us on ATTMind to discuss using astrology and tarot for the preparation and integration of our psychedelic journeys
Sky Otter (Bill Pfeiffer) joins us to talk about Deep Ecology, the problematic place we are in as a planet, and the profound healing potential still available to us, personally and collectively, through coming back into ecstatic communion and relationship with the Earth.