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044 Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan "Djinn" Thompson is a parent of 3, a special education teacher, and professional space holder. They have been involved in the psychedelic renaissance since 2011 and has been an explorer of hyperspace since the late 1990s. Jonathan has been the host of the Psychedelic Parenting Podcast since 2013. On Thanksgiving 2016, Djinn had a mushroom journey that profoundly changed the nature of their understanding of self and came out as genderqueer soon after. Today, Djinn is an activist for...


043 Tantra Punk Episode: Psychedelic Sexuality

In this episode, originally aired on Tantra Punk (, Matt and Leia engage in a round table discussion on responsible psychedelic sexuality with Ben. We discuss: Links:


042 Dawn D. Davis, Peyotist

Dawn D. Davis is a mother, a wife to Dr. Cleve Davis, a micro-farmer, a Ph.D student at the University of Idaho and an Indigenous researcher. Dawn continues to discuss endangerment levels of peyote and perpetuation of wild peyote populations among peyotists. She exercises laughter and practices humor often. Dawn will be presenting about her research in Peyote at Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics this October, 2018.


041 Building psychedelic power - A conversation with Oriana Mayorga

A conversation with Oriana Mayorga, community organizer dedicated to building power by dismantling structural oppression, promoting racial justice and revolutionizing electoral politics. She is longtime advocate of psychedelic medicine and the newest member of the Psymposia team! In this episode, Oriana and I talk about her initial introduction to the psychedelic community, and her realization soon after that access would be an issue for marginalized people. She talks about the way that she...


040 Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy with Jessica Petrone, LPC

Jessica Petrone, LPC, has a passion for the natural world and a heart for being helpful. She has been lucky in her path to find the field of Ecopsychology, through which she has been able to blend her worlds of interest into her work as a Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Ecotherapist, and Psychadelic Integration coach. Contact: Links: Jim Carey on...


039 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 10: Integration

How can one begin to convey the messages from visions and experiences in states of altered consciousness? Is there a way that these revelations can live on in my daily life? Yes! It's called Integration. In this episode we hear from three folx in the community on the topic of post-journey work. Sheree Malcolm Godasi, the Psychedelic Integration coach and founder of PsychedeLiA; Kyle Buller, of Psychedelics Today and Rising Sun Wellness; and Jessica Petrone, LPC. What is integration? When...


038 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 9: Navigating the Difficult Experience

Is there a such thing as a "bad trip"? How can I handle a difficult psychedelic experience? Listen to this week's episode with The Psychedelic Integration Coach and founder of PsychedeLiA: Psychedelic Experience Integration, Los Angeles, Sherree Malcolm Godasi, M.A. Learn more about Sherree and monthly events:


037 David Nickles and the Dire Need for Systemic Critiques in Psychedelic Communities



036 Centering Voice with Gaby Esensten

A deep, playful, real heart sesh with one of my earth sisters, Gaby Esensten. We talk about realities of oppression, interdependence and intentional community, giving and receiving, unlearning patterns, and celebrating this magical existence. Gaby is exploring the identities of queer visual artist, intersectional eco-feminist, spiritual activist, and divine witness. She is honoring and healing her Western and Eastern European lineages as a Jewitch, a shadow realm guide, and an earth-based...


035 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 8: Psychedelic History Class

Cody Johnson, creator of Psychedelic Frontier and author of Magic Medicine, comes on the show to discuss Psychedelic History. Links:


034 Exorcising Jesus and reclaiming spirituality with Andrew Jasko

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...


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

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:


032 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 6: Crafting Intentions

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.


031 Daniel Sitaram Das of Mt. Tam Integration

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....


030 Life, Death and the Ultimate Happiness with Ixchel Yaah

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:


029 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 5: Harm Reduction

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...


028 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 4: Research

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!


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

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,...


026 Psychedelic Summer School - Week 3: Holding Space

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.


025 Brendan Patrick Burns of Cluster Busters

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...