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035 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 8: Psychedelic History Class

8/7/2018
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Cody Johnson, creator of Psychedelic Frontier and author of Magic Medicine, comes on the show to discuss Psychedelic History. Links: https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicFrontier/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1592337724/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

Duration:00:31:01

034 Exercising Jesus and reclaiming spirituality with Andrew Jasko

8/4/2018
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This episode is a conversation with Andrew Jasko, a former Pentecostal Minister. After a slow, painful process of awakening and denial, Andrew quit his ministry job, left religion, and moved to California to start his life over. "I began to study religion from the perspective of trauma and started working with people healing from religious trauma by coaching and facilitating workshops. In my own healing journey, I awakened to an authentic and powerful experience of spirituality through...

Duration:01:06:41

033 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 7: Legal matters and more - a conversation w Mitchell Gomez of DanceSafe

8/1/2018
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Mitchell Gomez, Executive Director of Dance Safe and a passionate advocate for reality-based drug policy, comes on the Psychedologist to talk about legal matters, harm reduction, the drug war, MDMA dangers and myths, NBOMes, reagent testing, and Dance Safe. Links: http://www.mdmathemovie.com/ https://dancesafe.org/ http://www.festivallawyer.com

Duration:00:55:06

032 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 6: Crafting Intentions

7/24/2018
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What is an Intention? Why create an intention for an experience? What is the difference between an Intention and an expectation? In the 6th week of Psychedelic Summer School, Leia talks about creating intentions and how this may influence journeys.

Duration:00:20:00

031 Daniel Sitaram Das of Mt. Tam Integration

7/21/2018
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Daniel Sitaramdas comes on the Psychedologist to talk about Integration and our 6 week intensive online course coming up this September, 2018. After a profound and intense awakening experience in 1998, Daniel dove deep into his yoga and meditation practice to stabilize his realization in his body and the world. He began teaching in 2002, and took over leadership of his neighborhood yoga studio in 2004. He’s directed several teacher training programs and taught on the faculty of even more....

Duration:00:38:04

030 Life, Death and the Ultimate Happiness with Ixchel Yaah

7/18/2018
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Ixchel Yaah, [ee-shell ya], life coach, originator of fun anklets, in service of the divine feminine, goddess of light and love, joins the show to talk about death, life, and the ultimate happiness Links: https://www.facebook.com/inthepresenceoftrees/ https://www.facebook.com/getupliftedmindbodyandsoul/

Duration:00:47:59

029 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 5: Harm Reduction

7/17/2018
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In this episode we talk about harm reduction and what that means. Some major points are know your substance, know your dose, test your substance, do research, know what to expect, what side effects might come up; Fentanyl risks, Narcan, Good Samaritan laws, the recovery position, and ALGEE. Jake is a paramedic with 4 years experience, first aid and mental health first aid instructor, and harm reductionist. He is currently studying addictions and mental health to expand his knowledge and...

Duration:00:30:44

028 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 4: Research

7/10/2018
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This episode is an overview of some current research going on in the field of psychedelic science. Thank you, Amy, for coming on the show!

Duration:00:30:36

027 On Maria Sabina and the Mazatec Heritage with Inti and Paula

7/6/2018
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This episode includes an interview that is in both Spanish and English! Ifetayo Harvey from Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) comes on The Psychedologist to help introduce our guests today and talk about the POC Psychedelic Coalition and the need for more diverse voices in psychedelics. Inti García Flores, a Mazatec from Huautla de Jiménez, is a researcher of Mazatec culture, a graduate in History, and a teacher of secondary schools in the region. He is the son of Renato García Dorantes who,...

Duration:01:30:08

026 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 3: Holding Space

7/3/2018
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What does it mean to hold space? How can a sitter effectively support someone through a difficult experience? What does it mean to hold space for yourself? We go into all of these things and more in this episode of Psychedelic Summer School with Kyle Buller of Psychedelics Today.

Duration:00:38:17

025 Brendan Patrick Burns of Cluster Busters

6/30/2018
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On this episode of The Psychedologist, Brendan joins the show to talk about Cluster Busters, a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to researching treatments that show promise for reliable, effective and long term relief from cluster and related headaches. Brendan lives in the hills of western Massachusetts surrounded by family friends and forest. Besides being an advocate for research on headache disorders and psychedelic medicine he is a percussionist and amateur...

Duration:00:51:49

024 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 2: What's Happening to my brain?

6/26/2018
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In this episode we talk about different psychedelic substances and how they work on the brain and body. Jake is a paramedic with 4 years experience, first aid and mental health first aid instructor, and harm reductionist. He is currently studying addictions and mental health to expand his knowledge and advance his skill set. Brené Brown on empathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

Duration:00:25:27

023 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 1: Psychedelic Preschool

6/20/2018
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Psychedelic Summer School is a mini audio series of brief overviews of topics related to the use of psychedelics. Beginning in mid June, The Psychedologist will release weekly 15-20 minute installments on topics like intention setting, substances, holding space, harm reduction, dealing with difficult experiences, safety, recreational use, cognitive liberty, historical uses of entheogens, current research, legal/political concerns, integration, and more! Turn on and tune in to the...

Duration:00:30:12

022 Joe Moore from Psychedelics Today

6/16/2018
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In this episode we talk about: Permaculture, the state of the psychedelic movement as we see it (is it right to call it a “psychedelic movement” anymore when there are so many factions, so much disagreement?), diversity is intelligence, ableism and counter-indications of psychedelics and the gray areas of psychedelic use for people with mental conditions such as ‘schizophrenia,’ bipolar disorder, etc., cultural and religious tolerance, archetypes of human and societal experiences,...

Duration:01:31:32

021 Brother Duli on Trauma, Identity, and Psychedelics

6/14/2018
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In this community event with Boston Entheogenic Network, we hear from local advocate and healer Abdul K Wilkins aka Brother Duli aka the “Beantown g.h.e.t.t.o. shaman” (Gifted Hearts Eternally Toward Total Oneness) on how we can deal with trauma through Sacred Teaching Plants and Fungi. Duli tells a captivating story about growing up in Boston and realizing he was not in the safest environment. Living between two warring projects, he experienced violence first hand. At the same time, his...

Duration:01:30:31

020 Male Supremacy and the Psychedelic Patriarchy: oppression, repression, and abuse in ritual and research

5/16/2018
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This episode is the audio of a discussion that took place in February 2018 at the Alchemist's Kitchen in NYC. The event was hosted by Katherine MacLean, PhD with panelists Sitaramaya Sita, Dimitri Mugianis, Britta Love, Lily Ross, and Oriana Mayorga. This is a wild ride from academia to the Amazon, as these panelists share from their personal and professional experiences to illuminate and critique the current atmosphere of cis-male domination within psychedelics. The episode starts with a...

Duration:02:15:06

019 From Cocaine to Cacao: AJ Wildey of El Cacaotal

5/5/2018
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For AJ Wildey, what started as a two-month adventure working on a cacao farm in the central Amazon of Peru quickly became a quest to share Peruvian chocolate—and the stories of the people dedicated to making it—with the world. AJ has been traveling to cacao farms throughout Peru since 2013 to bring together cacao producers and chocolate makers. These experiences became the foundation for El Cacaotal, a shop that offers a permanent collection of the finest Peruvian craft chocolate from all...

Duration:00:31:48

018 Cosmic Sisters

4/17/2018
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This episode is a riveting mashup of three short convos with women I had the pleasure of meeting on Cosmic Sister’s trip to Peru this March! Dawn is a Biochemist and Ecologist with a passion for sustainable agriculture development and bees! Her heart lies in entheogenic plant medicines and she is building skills to bring conservation through technology to this world of ethnobotany and pollination! @hivelend Chioma is a Nigerian-born, Detroit-raised massage therapist, RYT 200+ yoga...

Duration:01:26:41

017 Peace through organic farming at Costa Rica's Finca Amrta

3/24/2018
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In this episode Leia interviews Suzanna from Finca Amrta, a small nature reserve and sustainable farm located in the foothills of the Talamaca mountains in Costa Rica’s southern zone. Since it’s conception in 1989, the Finca has been dedicated to creating a model farm, which demonstrates the goals of sustainability and ecological land use. We discuss some of the wildest things that have happened on the farm in its 28 years, how Suzanna dealt with the trauma of a near death experience,...

Duration:00:59:20

016 An Audio Journal of My Iboga Experience

3/21/2018
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This episode is an audio journal of my journey to take Iboga to address my lifelong problematic relationship with food and body dysmorphia. Part I was recorded in the car on the way to the ceremony. Part II was recorded 5 days after the experience- it’s a conversation with one of my partners, Matty, who brought me to and from the ceremony. Part III are my reflections at two months post-ceremony. Between the sections we have included recordings of the Bwiti songs which were played during my...

Duration:02:03:31