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.
Jesse Gould of The Heroic Hearts Project is on the show to talk about Veteran PTSD, ayahuasca healing, & the military-industrial complex.
Carlos Tanner, director of The Ayahuasca Foundation, shares with us what he has learned about healing childhood trauma with ayahuasca.
Bruce Sanguin is not an armchair advocate for this work, but a man that has learned from his own healing with psychedelic medicines. Along with a structural discussion on his model for healing childhood wounds and the potential of psychedelic therapy to help to process along, he shares his personal story of how his childhood wounds led him to the Church, how healing them required leaving that church behind, and how psychedelics help him learn to love again.
Samantha Retrosi is on the show to talk to us about healing with ayahuasca –what that means, how it happens – and the importance of understanding that healing and illness go well beyond the individual and extend into relationships, society, and politics.
Bernhard Guenther joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to talk about the ‘topic of all topics’, the hyperdimensional ecology of entities that influence human life. Furthermore, he takes a deep look at the actual legitimacy of psychedelic ‘healing’, and its potential dangers insofar as false dawn syndrome, spiritual bypassing, and entity attachment or possession.
Practising open and mature discourse on divisive and charged political topics is a benchmark of psychedelic culture.
Matthew Pallamary joins us to talk about what he has learned over the decades about what it means to be a shaman as well as the complexities of shamanism in the troubling time of charlatan, appropriation, and abuse of power.
This video explores where I am at in regard to my perspective and relationship to Ayahuasca now. It also explores the story of my relationship to ayahuasca over time and the major changes it has passed through since my first encounters with it in 2013.
While Terence McKenna was selling out speaking events, Dennis McKenna was publishing peer-reviewed research papers. Terence sadly died in 2000, Dennis is still with us, and is in fact, with us directly on this episode of Adventures Through The Mind.
What does ayahuasca integration mean and how do we do it? This is the question our guest for this episode, Rachel Harris Ph.D., has been exploring intensely through research, clinical practice, and her own direct experiences.
This one goes into a pretty dark place at some points, including one of my first public explorations of my drug-induced psychosis episode back in 2009 and both of our dark encounters with ayahuasca. Plus a bunch of fun stuff too 😉
Psychedelic’s capacity to impact positive change in the lives of those suffering from mental illness, and even their capacity to heal it entirely is the medicalized road to their modern legitimization, but what about the discussion around psychedelic causing mental illness; psychotic episodes, transient hypomania, and even full-blown psychosis?
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!
Memories of ayahuasca arise, the feeling tone they echo in my soul is alive in me and now I’m sitting here immersed the presence of vulnerability and sadness.
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.
Kambo refers to the secretions of Phyllomedusa bicolor, aka the giant monkey tree frog. Originating in the Amazon Rain Forest, tribes have used the frog’s secretions as a medicine for a very long time. The secretions are placed onto freshly burned holes in the skin to generate a powerful purging effect.
Bruce Frederick Damer, Ph.D. (born 31 January 1962) is a Canadian-American multidisciplinary scientist, designer, and author. Dr. Bruce Damer collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design of spacecraft architectures to provide a viable path for expansion of human civilization beyond the Earth.
THE INAUGURAL EPISODE OF WHAT I IMAGINE WILL BE A PODCAST TO RECKON WITH. DAN CLELAND, THE MAN BEHIND PULSE TOURS, HAD ME ON HIS SHOW TO TALK ABOUT PSILOCYBIN.
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!