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.
A somatic relational approach to psychedelic therapy attends to the healing process as one of remapping one’s interpersonal neurobiology through the relational dynamic between client and therapist, assisted by the profound states of consciousness psychedelics awaken within the client.
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.
What lessons do our psychedelics experiences offer us in making sense of the global pandemic and all the crises that have come with it?
Psilocybin mushrooms guide us into a state of increased emotional awareness, and in doing so, are able to bring us into a direct encounter with the shadow.
Dr. Rosalind Watts joins us on the show to help breakdown and better understand the nuances of the psilocybin for depression trials she leads at Imperial College London, and the new trials she is currently leading.
We welcome Maria Papaspyrou to the show to discuss what Jungian Psychology has to say psychedelics in general and psychedelic integration in particular.
I admit that, quite often, I feel like a bit of a failure when being interviewed. What I mean by this is that I get…
James W. Jesso interviewed by Swedish political satirist Aron Flam for the DEKONSTRUKTIV KRITIK podcast
Christopher Bache and James Jesso explore the research and exploration that underpins Bache’s book Diamonds from Heaven: a twenty-year journey into 70+ high dose LSD experiences done with the explicit intent to map Consciousness.
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.
James W. Jesso is a public speaker and author who is a world-leading psychedelic expert. In our interview with James, we discuss the ‘shadow side,’ and how psilocybin mushrooms could help us come into contact with it. James believes that encountering our deepest fears and unknowns will allow us to be more in control of our lives.
The longer you walk the psychedelic path the more likely you are to watch that innocent twinkle fall tragedically from your eye and shatter everything you care about right in front of vulnerable mind, reducing you to weeping heap of pain, sadness, and grief.
I ate the wild psilocybin mushrooms of San Jose del Pacifico in Mexico back in the summer of 2017. I went down there to trip with Kilindi Iyi, Dr Gerry, and Julian Palmer. This report is the meat of what I encounter during my trip.
“There’s no such thing as a bad trip” is a concept that is rising in popularity among experienced drug users. However, I don’t subscribe to this concept. To me, there is such a thing as a bad trip and it is determined by how we choose to deal with an uncomfortable experience.
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?