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Adventures Through The Mind

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

Adventures Through The Mind is an interview-based podcast hosted by Canadian author and public educator, James W. Jesso. Although the show topics range---from spirituality, mental health, and emotional maturity; to love, relationships and sexuality; to history, philosophy, and neuroscience---there are two underlying themes that intersect them all: psychedelics & the mind. James W. Jesso is the author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom and The True Light Of Darkness, both about his experiences exploring the potentials of psychedelics.

Location:

Kitchener, ON

Description:

Adventures Through The Mind is an interview-based podcast hosted by Canadian author and public educator, James W. Jesso. Although the show topics range---from spirituality, mental health, and emotional maturity; to love, relationships and sexuality; to history, philosophy, and neuroscience---there are two underlying themes that intersect them all: psychedelics & the mind. James W. Jesso is the author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom and The True Light Of Darkness, both about his experiences exploring the potentials of psychedelics.

Twitter:

@jameswjesso

Language:

English


Episodes

Herbalism, Animism, and The Language Of The Body | Marie Zak & Travis Cartwright, Althaea Herbals ~ 184

2/9/2024
Travis Cartwright and Marie Zak are clinical herbalists from Althaea Herbals, an apothecary in Nelson, BC, Canada. They join us on the show today to talk about herbalism as a way of being in the world, as well as a clinical practice. We also explore why herbalism is not just a plant replacement for pharmaceuticals; how an animistic worldview can empower us to cultivate a direct and living relationship with plants and nature as a whole; how we can learn to communicate with plants through the direct experience of the body; some of Travis and Marie’s favourite herbs; where psychedelic plants and fungi fit in a practice of herbalism; and how herbalism can support us in our experiences with psychedelic plants. Enjoy ... For links to Travis and Marie's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind184 ... B E L O N G I N G -- A PATHWAY HOME (course) Marie and Travis are running a 7-week long online course to deepen your capacity to connect with plants and practice herbalism in your own life. Sundays, beginning on February 18th, for seven weeks. Registration closes Feb 17, 2024 More info here: https://www.jameswjesso.com/belonging Use the promo code JESSO for 15% off ... Episode Breakdown Info here ... SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Huge thanks to my patrons on Patreon! In particular, my $23+ patrons; Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, & Heather S. And a special thanks to Martin F. for the generous paypal donation.

Duration:01:37:29

Integrating Ayahuasca Experiences (And Psychedelics In General) | Mijal Schmidt ~ ATTMind 183

12/8/2023
This episode is with Mijal Schmidt and presents a rather robust exploration of what psychedelic integration is and the specifics of what an ayahuasca integration requires. We talk about the importance of good preparation, and what that looks like; various integration practices and activities; the most common challenges in integrating ayahuasca experiences, including integrating HUGE experiences and difficult experiences; the integration of experiences of exogenous material, e.g. entities or absorbing other people’s processes; and how to know when we have successfully completed our integration. We also explore the difference between psychedelic integration and psychotherapy; learning to accept what is happening in our journeys, even when we don't like it or want it or think it's what we are supposed to be experiencing; as well as how to support someone in a post-psychedelic crisis, and when to intervene for their own safety. Enjoy! ... For links to Mijal's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind183 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Huge thanks to my patrons on Patreon! In particular, my $23+ patrons; Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Joe A, Heather S, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown

Duration:01:52:33

Kilindi Iyi and High Dose Psilocybin As A Form Of Martial Arts | Acacea Lewis ~ ATTMind 182

10/28/2023
Acacea Lewis is our guest for this episode of Adventures Through The Mind. Our interview explores a number of vignettes into her scholarly explorations of psychedelic mushrooms throughout human history, and especially in various African traditions. But the two main thematic arcs we travel in the interview are the work of the late Kilindi Iyi and the value and potential of high dose psilocybin experiences as a form of marital arts, primarily through the lens of Acacea’s personal experiences. ... For links to Acacea's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind182 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** EPISODE SPONSOR The Spirit Plant Medicine Conference 2023 Happening in-Person and Online, Nov 3-5 Head to http://www.jameswjesso.com/spmc and use the promo ADVENTURES to get a 30% off the price of your ticket. SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Huge thanks to my patrons on Patreon! In particular, my $23+ patrons; Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Heather S, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ... Episode Breakdown

Duration:01:37:37

The Schizophrenia Complex and The Turbulent Waters of The Unconscious Mind | Dr. Eve Maram ~ ATTMind 181

10/6/2023
Dr. Eve Maram is a clinical and forensic psychologist and a certified Jungian Analyst in private practice in Orange, California. She joins us to share her perspective on schizophrenia, of it as a condition wherein the organizing function of the ego is overwhelmed by the turbulence waters of the unconscious (a statement that will be well flushed out in the interview); but we also go deep into her model of the schizophrenia complex, which is the bundle of “thoughts and feelings constellated by encounters with what we call schizophrenia, for those who experience symptoms, and for those others impacted by them” (another statement that will be fully flushed out throughout the interview). Throughout this interview we also explore what a complex is; the role schizophrenia played in the development of Jung’s theories; the vital important of relationship for those with schizophrenia; how schizophrenia attacks relatedness; the various ways the schizophrenia complex arises within us and why; pharmaceutical vs non-pharmaceutical treatments of schizophrenia; the changing cultural tides around how medicine perceives schizophrenia; and practical advice for relating with those who have schizophrenia and their symptoms, advice for practitioners, loved-ones, and even for people with the condition themselves. Enjoy. For links to Dr. Maram's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind181 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Huge thanks to my patrons on Patreon! In particular, my $23+ patrons; Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Heather S, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown

Duration:01:34:50

Psychedelics and the Healing Power of Love | Dr. Adele LaFrance

9/9/2023
Dr. Adele Lafrance joins us to explore psychedelics and the healing power of Love. Our conversation begins with an exploration of emotional processing and how difficulties and deficiencies in emotional processing both our mental health, our relationships, and our general wellbeing. We then step into psychedelics and the role they play in supporting our emotional processing capacities. From there we turn towards Love, what it is and all the accidental ways we conflate it with things that can include love but aren’t love itself: romance, lust, infatuation, attachment, obsession, etc. We talk about the healing power of Love, both in our day-to-day lives and in various forms of healthcare, and why as a society we need to better learn how to wield and integrate that healing power of love. We then talk about encounters with Love as a transpersonal force during psychedelic experiences, the role of love in supporting people in their psychedelic experiences, and even the strange phenomenon of being harmed by too much Love on 5-MeO-DMT. Of course, although love itself is not sex, with any mention of love we evoke consideration of sexuality, sexual dynamics, and sex itself. Thus, we also talk about sexual healing, the complexity of sexual energy and behaviour in therapy, and even the risks, challenges, and opportunities of having sex while on psychedelics. ... STUDY SURVEY HERE: https://psychedeliclove.org/survey-study For links to Lafrance's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind180 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Huge thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! In particular my $23+ patrons: Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, James S, Heather S, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown

Duration:01:25:51

UPDATE: Changes To The Podcast Release Schedule | July 2023

7/20/2023
Here is a short but important update to the Podcast release schedule. TLDR: Rather than every two weeks, podcasts will now be released every 4 to 6 weeks for the next few months in order to allocate more time to writing a book: a follow-up to my first book, Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/bitcoin/https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ -- STAY IN TOUCH -- https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso

Duration:00:03:44

Swimming In The Sacred: Wisdom From The Psychedelic Underground | Rachel Harris

6/30/2023
Rachel Harris, PhD joins us to talk about her new book, Swimming In The Sacred Swimming in the Sacred offers a revelatory look into the past half-century of psychedelics use via in-depth interviews Harris conducted with women elders who have worked underground guiding sacred entheogenic journeys to cultivate insight, healing, and spiritual development. Specifically, we talk about working with unseen worlds and unseen others; thin veils, absorption, and being accidentally overdosed by psychedelics; the uncanny connection between guide and journeyer during ceremony; and how psychedelic guiding work is NOT therapy and how therapy and guiding are two different skill sets. Furthermore, we talk about the complexity of good dosing; the value of lower doses and the risks of putting larger doses on a pedestal; the strange emerging phenomenon of “competitive ego deathing”; and learning to work with life in a bigger way by learning to let our psychedelic insights work on us over time. We talk about the risks of harm and abuse in both under- and above-ground psychedelic therapy; the difference between certification and qualification; how we lose our capacity to properly skill psychedelic guides in our rush to certify as many as possible to meet a massive demand; how to assess if a provider is trustworthy and skilled; and why psychedelic therapists NEED to experience psychedelics themselves. ... For links to Rachel's work, full show notes and supportive materials, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind179 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** >>> Episode Art is a modified version of La Medicina Vive En Mi by the incredible Luis Tamani SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, Heather S, and Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown Support The Show Rachel's other interviews on Adventures Through The Mind Integrating Ayahuasca (and "her" voice in your head) w/ Rachel Harris Ph.D. ~ Ep. 63 What Psychedelic Can Teach Us About Dealing With Crisis - Psychedelic Café 2

Duration:02:00:32

From Broken to Blessed on The Bipolar Spectrum | Sara Schley ~ ATTMind 178

6/16/2023
Today’s episode is a bit of a lateral step from psychedelics specifically as we are going to talk about bipolar with Sara Schley, the author of the highly-acclaimed memoir BrainStorm: From Broken to Blessed on the Bipolar Spectrum. We talk about bipolar as a spectrum and the different variations of bipolar disorder; why it is that so many people with bipolar are misdiagnosed and the issues this presents to those individuals and their families; major triggers for bipolar episodes and why medication isn’t enough to keep people stable; the self-care system Schley has developed for living with a bipolar brain; and how to support your friends/family that are in a bipolar crisis. Enjoy. ... For links to Schley's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind178 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://ko-fi.com/jameswjessohttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— and to Laurie A for their generous one-time donation. Episode Breakdown Support the show

Duration:01:26:25

Entactogens, MDMA, and Bringing New Love Drugs To Market | Matthew Baggott ~ ATTMind 177

6/2/2023
This episode features Matthew Baggott of Tactogen Inc. and will explore entactogens, which are drugs like MDMA, 2C-B, and Methalone. We start with setting a basic framework for what an entactogen is and a few example drugs, before exploring the complexities in their various effects, mechanisms of action, and both the legislative and technical process of the development of novel or new entactogenic drugs. ... For links to Baggott's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind177 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown

Duration:01:54:00

Using Psychedelic Molecules to Explore Alternate Worlds | Andrew Gallimore, PhD ~ ATTMind 176

5/18/2023
In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Andrew Gallimore to explore the content of his new book 'Reality Switch Technologies: Psychedelics as Tools for the Discovery and Exploration of New Worlds'. We discuss how the brain builds an experiential world model from patterns of information at the neural level; how all of those worlds are correlated with specific neural patterns; how we can disturb that neural pattern to encounter new worlds; essentially, using psychedelic molecules to explore alternate worlds. We explore how different classes of psychedelics affects the brain differently and thus switch us to different potential worlds, focusing specifically on the neural and world-switching effects of classical psychedelics, tropane alkaloids, and ketamine. We also explore why the brain doesn’t care if its models are true, only if their adaptive; how perception of reality flows from conceptual hypothesis down, not from sensory information upwards; the self-model and its disintegration (ego death); we talk about schizophrenia and hearing voices; and about how every experience is “real” but not all experience is accurately mapped to our environment. ... For links to Gallimore's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind176 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown Support the Show

Duration:02:07:21

The Visionary San Pedro Cactus: Healing, Sustainability, and Sacred Relationships with Huachuma | Laurel Sugden ~ ATTMind 175

5/5/2023
Today’s episode explores the mescaline-containing cactus known as San Pedro, otherwise known as Huachuma. Our guest is Laurel Anne Sugden. We discuss the objective side of the cactus; that is habitat, history, sustainability, poaching, pollination, propagation, fruits, flowers, and alkaloids. However, we also explore what we might, for lack of better language, call the subjective side of San Pedro; we explore “who is San Pedro”, the qualities of experience it catalyzes, and what it asks of us and offers us in perspective, healing, and relationship. We also explore the impact anthropocentrism has on our capacity to be in relationship with sacred plants, safe preparation methods of cactus powder, the subjectivity of ethics, why it takes more than breaking the ego to make us wise, and a deconstruction of the modern fascination of “hyperspace entities” and aliens, among a handful of other topics throughout the flow of the conversation. --LINKS-- https://www.instagram.com/huachuma.collective/https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-san-pedro-cactus-conservation-in-peru For further links to Sugden's work, full show notes, and to access a video stream of this episode, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind175 ***Full Topics Breakdown and Time Stamps Below*** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown Support The Podcast

Duration:01:29:37

The 6 Pitfalls: Safety and Best Practices for Ayahuasca Facilitators in Non-Traditional Contexts | Jeronimo M.M. ~ ATTMind 174

4/21/2023
This episode features Jeronimo MM of ICEERS Foundation and explores the potential dangers and pitfalls present for ayahuasca/plant medicine facilitators in non-traditional contexts. Dangers specific to the facilitators, that Jeronimo refers to as The 6 Pitfalls: Sex, Money, Power, Intercultural Relationships, and Legal Situations. We also do a deep dive into what a “non-traditional context” is and two potential harms that might come up for participants, namely “when the experience is too much” and “Ayahuasca told me that…” To use Jeronimo’s words from the interview you are about to hear, this episode explores “How to avoid harming people who have put themselves under your care” We welcome Jeronimo back to Adventures Through The Mind for his fourth feature. His previous episodes were a dedicated interview on the complexity of the ongoing mainstreaming of psychedelics and the others were psychedelic cafes on how to protect from corporate influence and bad actors in the psychedelic scene, and the importance of ethnopharmacology for the future of humanity. If you are a plant medicine facilitator of any kind or know facilitators, this episode is definitely for you. However, this episode will be relevant to anyone interested in participating in any kind of plant medicine ceremony. As the dangers presented, facilitators are also dangers present to participants under those facilitators’ care. Having a sense of what they are in advance empowers your capacity to better navigate the often murky world of underground facilitation. ... Importantly, this episode is a vignette into a portion of the 6-month course Jeronimo is putting on through ICEERS titled Increasing the Safety of Ayahuasca Sessions: A harm reduction course for facilitators in non-traditional contexts. The course begins on May 8 and the admission process ends on April 27. Meaning there is little time left to sign up, if you feel called to do so. More details (along with a video version of this interview) are available at bit.ly/ATTMind174 Or you can jump right over to the course page by heading to http://iceers.academy/ *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** ***Featured image is courtesy of and copyright iceers.academy 2023 SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— Episode Breakdown Increasing the Safety of Ayahuasca Sessions Course

Duration:01:46:12

Psychedelic Hope In The Treatment Of Cluster Headaches | Bob Wold of Clusterbusters Inc ~ ATTMind 173

4/7/2023
Bob Wold is from Clusterbusters Inc. He joins us on this episode of Adventures Through The Mind podcast to present cluster headaches, one of the most painful conditions known to humankind—their patterns, symptoms, and pathophysiology; as well as the treatments presently available, with a specific deep dive into psychedelic tryptamines as the most effective treatment discovered thus far and how those with clusters use those tryptamines. ... For links to Bob and Clusterbusters', full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind173 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Alex F, Eliz C, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:01:47:13

A Jungian Approach To Psychosis, Spiritual Crisis, and Healing Our Deepest Wounds | Dr Tim Read

2/24/2023
Dr. Tim Read is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and author based in London. He joins us on the show to discuss the deep unconscious, complexes, being triggered, and why we need a new way to treat mental illness. We talk about the difference between spiritual crisis and psychosis; how modern psychiatry is broken; and why psychiatrists should undergo psychedelic therapy. Additionally, we explore the difference between being in process and processing; how our triggers are an opportunity to step into our healing journey; the role of relationships in our healing; how to help shift culture and community to better support people in crisis; how to support people in psychotic delusion (without colluding in their delusions); and the point at which we should involve psychiatric intervention. Enjoy ... For links to Jordan's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind172 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:01:35:44

Spontaneous Spiritual Awakenings: Qualities, Causes, and Consequences | Jessica Corneille ~ ATTMind 171

2/10/2023
Jessica Corneille, MSc is a Research Psychologist specializing in spontaneous spiritual awakening experiences. On this episode of the podcast we start by presenting a definition of a spontaneous spiritual awakening experience before going on to explore the after-effects of these experiences; how they seem to affect both atheists and strongly religious people; common preceding factors; the neurobiological and psychological factors correlated with spontaneous awakening experiences; as well as negative spiritual experiences, e.g spiritual crisis or spiritual emergencies. We also deconstruct the exclusive pathologizing of psychosis, bipolar, and schizophrenia and the delegitimization of the mystical states of other cultures as a kind of racism. And we end with a discussion on integrating spontaneous awakening experiences and how to support people in their integration of spontaneous mystical experiences. ... For links to Corneille's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind171 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Joe A, Nanci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:01:39:15

The Future of Visionary Art in an Era of Ai | Psychedelic Café 11

1/27/2023
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. The cafe is a curated collection of participants who, through a structure series of rounds, explore together a single question. The question we are exploring is: What does the meaning of art look like in an era of increasingly-accessible AI art generators with increasingly powerful capacities for fidelity and complexity? And our guests are Autumn Skye, Simon Haiduk, Evan Bartholomew (aka Bluetech), Martina Hoffman, Chor Boogie, Dan De Santos, and Michael Phillip. ... For links to our guests' work, full bios and show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/PsyCafe11 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Michelle M, Joe A, Naci BF, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:02:19:56

The Business and Practice of Psilocybin Therapy in Jamaica | Justin Townsend ~ ATTMind 170

1/13/2023
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: Some of the things we cover on the first side of the conversation: Justin’s journey from the corporate world to running an psychedelic psilocybin therapy retreat centre; psychopathology and integrity in the corporate world, and how good people end up doing bad things; the nuances around running a financially successful psychedelic retreat centre without ethical sacrifices; what it means to be building what they call “gold-standard for group-facilitated psilocybin therapeutics in natural settings”; data propriety; and supporting peer-reviewed research. In the other half of the conversation we explore: why MycoMeditations holds an entity “non-shamanic” framework for their psilocybin work; how to support someone who has a beyond Western framework experience from a non-shamanic framework; helping to prevent post-psychedelic hypomania from evolving into psychosis; differentiating between psychosis and a “normal psychotomimetic response”; non-pharmacological interventions for psychosis and psychotomimetic responses; as well as The Golden Shadow and the dangers of golden-shadow projection in both psychedelic therapy and spiritual communities. Enjoy. ... For links to Justin's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind170 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Michelle M, Joe A, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:02:11:52

Microdosing Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms | Baba Masha M.D ~ ATTMind 169

12/23/2022
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. In this episode of the podcast we first explore Masha’s journey of making a banned-podcast about psychedelics in Russia; being the first person to be public about consuming psychedelics in Russia; as well as the context of drug use and prohibitionist propaganda in Russia and it’s impact on public health. Masha then outlines the origins of her microdosing amanita muscaria study; where the data came from; the results; the potential influence of placebo effect; some nuances about the chemical compositions and pharmacology of amanita; and what her study revealed about the optimal dosing and preparation protocols for microdosing amanita muscaria. ... For links to Baba's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind169 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Clea S, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Michelle M, Chloe C, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:01:45:49

Visions For A World In Crisis | Psychedelic Café 10

12/9/2022
Our guests for this episode are Dennis McKenna, The Teafaerie, Chris Bache, Bruce Damer, Dank Duchess, Laurel Anne Sugden, and Stephen Gray. Together, in Psychedelic Cafe style, we explore conversation with the following question as our central guiding inquiry: "What is the power and potential of psychedelics in navigating the many-orders of growing collapse that our planet is currently facing?" Topics explored include global crisis and the birth of the future human; how the pain and suffering of ongoing collapse that will drive us into our next expression in consciousness; the intelligence of the universe; liberating ourselves from materialism; coming to terms with death; nudging consciousness forward through symbiosis with plant teachers; the history of the San Pedro cactus as an example of how sacred plants help support us through climate crisis; and an optimistic look at our present circumstances. Enjoy. ... For links to our guest's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/PsyCafe10 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Clea S, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Michelle M, Chloe C, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown "What is the power and potential of psychedelics in navigating the many-orders of growing collapse that our planet is currently facing?" ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:02:13:37

Multiple Selves Without a Central Self | Jordan Gruber ~ ATTMind 168

11/22/2022
Jordan Gruber is one of the authors of "Your Symphony Of Selves" and joins us to discuss how we all have multiple selves, not a single self. Some of the topics we explore in this episode include an 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. We also talk about Monotheism’s influence on the single self assumption—“the single god assumption”; how Buddishm’s noself and interdependence relates to multiple selves; the difference between multiple selves and Jungian archetypes/autonomous complexes; how Sigmund Freud helped The Single Self Assumption dominate the western mind; and how the very origins of Freud’s model of the mind might be in the gaslighting of sexual abuse. Furthermore, we also explore psychedelic journeying and healing from a healthy selves model; how we might understand the effects of psychedelics on the ego, if there is no such thing as an ego; as well as all of reality being fractal iterations of various wholistic expressions of cosmic multiplicity while debating the validity of The Essential Self, Self Energy, and our ability to live in relationship to “Ultimate Reality”. And, of course, more. Enjoy. ... For links to Jordan's work, full show notes, and a link to watch this episode in video, head to bit.ly/ATTMind168 *** FULL TOPICS BREAKDOWN BELOW** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially my $23+ patrons, Andreas D, Clea S, Ian C, Yvette FC, Alex F, Eliz C, Nick M, Michelle M, Chloe C, & Heartwood Mushrooms —— ***** Episode Breakdown ***** SUPPORT THE PODCAST https://patreon.com/jameswjessohttps://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVShttps://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/https://www.jameswjesso.com/supporthttps://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletterhttps://t.me/jameswjesso OR you can buy a copy of one of my books! https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/

Duration:02:13:51