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Adventures Through The Mind

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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.

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

How to Address Corporate Influence and 'Bad Actors' in Psychedelic Culture | Psychedelic Café 4

11/20/2020
What is the best way to address both the acute and systemic problems present in psychedelic culture? It's a big question, so we have invited a number of people to have a psychedelic café about it. Our guests, (in alphabetical order according to their last name, excluding host James W. Jesso) --LINKS-- For links to our guest' work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/PsyCafe4 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ►...

Duration:01:40:51

Being A Psychedelic Person In The Modern Political Landscape | Bett Williams ~ ATTMind 132

11/6/2020
Bett Williams and I explore a number of issues facing the modern politically switched on psychedelic person. We do so with special reference to the damaging impact of social media technologies on our perceptions, identity, and behavior; cultural appropriation within psychedelic ceremony building; and the Dark Side of leftist psychedelic politics. All of which grounded in a discussion around what it means to live psychedelically, as a psychedelic person in relationship with the psilocybin...

Duration:01:08:30

Bending Reality With Pop Magick | Alex Kazemi ~ ATTMind 131

10/30/2020
Alex Kazemi, author of 'Pop Magick: A Simple Guide To Bending Your Reality', is on the show to talk about using magick and magickal rituals to bend reality, but also how magick has both helped and harmed him on his path into, and through, substance addiction and early fame. We also talk about learning to free ourselves from the simulation of mainstream consumer reality, why the dogmas of the occult world are holding magickal practitioners back, drug-induced psychosis, and even NoFap as a...

Duration:02:00:43

Iboga And The Bwiti School Of Life | Tatayo ~ ATTMind 130

10/23/2020
Living in Gabon for 50 years, Tatayo was the first westerner to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang iboga tradition. He joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to discuss what he has learned about Bwiti after living in Gabon and working with iboga. **** WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BWITI WAY OF LIFE? Bwiti: School Of Life is a 4-part interactive webinar series about Gabonese culture and the spiritual practices of the Bwiti. - Sundays, Nov 8-29 2020 Learn more or sign up at...

Duration:01:44:34

Healing Childhood Trauma With Ayahuasca | Carlos Tanner ~ ATTMind 129

10/9/2020
Carlos Tanner, director of The Ayahuasca Foundation, is on the show to talk about what childhood trauma is, how it's developed, and not only how ayahuasca can help heal it, but how we can set ourselves up for, and understand, that healing in a way that truly betters our lives. --LINKS-- For links to Carlos' work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind129 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon:...

Duration:02:33:06

The Role Of Psychedelics In Healthy Relationships | Psychedelic Café 3

9/25/2020
WHAT DOES THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE OFFER US IN SO FAR AS THE MEANING OF BEING IN RELATIONSHIP? That is the question we are exploring for this episode of The Psychedelic Café. Our Guests are: Mel Cassidy, Bruce Sanguin, Miriam Elise, and Adam Wilder --LINKS-- For links to Jeronimo's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/PsyCafe3 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ►...

Duration:01:43:13

An Explorer's Mindset; Sailing The Psychedelic Seas | Robert Rio Hahn ~ ATTMind 128

9/11/2020
Robert 'Rio' Hahn is on the show for this episode to present the explorer's mindset to us, and all that it can offer us, through sharing his history as not only an explorer but one of the founding fathers for ethnobotanical research of psychoactive plants in the Amazon. He is not only a curious and sharp-minded man but an important figure in the history of psychedelic culture as we know it today. --LINKS-- For links to Rio's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head...

Duration:01:42:57

Psilocybin Therapy and Mushroom Wisdom | Francoise Bourzat and Dr. Rosalind Watts ~ ATTMind 127

8/28/2020
Each a leader in the field of psilocybin therapy and medicine, Francoise Bourzat and Rosalind Watts are on the show to talk with each other about psilocybin for depression, trauma, dying; as well as integration, the role of community in getting the most out of our psychedelic experiences, why the depression comes back after psilocybin therapy, and the challenges of being a woman in psychedelic research. We also discuss the ethics of screening people for therapy, using mushrooms in...

Duration:01:42:44

Systems Thinking and Psychedelics - A Letter To Our Future AI Overlords | Greg Kieser ~ ATTMind 126

8/14/2020
Greg Kieser is on the show to explore a hypothetical future where society is led by Super Aware Intelligence Machines as a framework to talk about systems thinking, supersystemic thinking, idea ecologies, the two cognitive impediments that prevent humanity from solving the largest problems it faces, and where psychedelics are sewn into the mix. --LINKS-- For links to Greg's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind126 ***Full Topics...

Duration:01:17:24

What Psychedelics Can Teach Us About Dealing With Crisis | Psychedelic Café 2

7/10/2020
What lessons do our psychedelics experiences offer us in making sense of the global pandemic and all the crises that have come with it? Our guests exploring this question are Rachel Harris, Maria Papaspyrou, Tarzie McLean, and Kyle Buller. --LINKS-- For links to all our guest's work, and to download an MP3 of this episode, head to https://bit.ly/PsyCafe2 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations:...

Duration:01:53:57

Psilocybin At Sunset (Learning How To Die) | Andrea Bird ~ ATTMind 125

7/3/2020
In 2017, Andrea Bird received her terminal diagnosis. In December of 2018, having no experience with it up to this point, she received underground psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to grapple with the challenge of dying. She is on the show for this episode to share her psilocybin story publicly for the first time. (If you noticed this episode's mp3 dropped before the end, that was an issue on my end! The corrected file has been uploaded and should be available shortly.) --LINKS-- For...

Duration:00:57:40

On Being A Black Advocate In The Psychedelic Renaissance | Psychedelic Café 1

6/26/2020
Welcome To The Psychedelic Café, a structured group conversation on curated topics, with curated guests, exploring a central question. This session's question is: What does it mean to be a Black advocate in the Psychedelic Renaissance? Our guests are The Dank Duchess, Darron Le Baron, Chor Boogie, Akua Ofosuhene, and Moudou Baqui --LINKS-- For links to our guests' work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/PsyCafe1 ***Full Topics Breakdown...

Duration:02:16:27

The Four Facets Of Human Transformation | Dr. Douglas Tataryn ~ ATTMind 124

6/19/2020
Dr. Douglas Tataryn joins us to explain the Four Facets Of Human Transformation, how they develop (or don’t develop) over time, what roles those facets play, what it looks like when one is more developed than the others, and how we might develop those facets in a way that leads us to removing perceptual distortions and living happier, healthier, more embodied lives within ourselves and within our relationships. --LINKS-- For links to Dr. Tataryn's work, full show notes, and to watch this...

Duration:01:19:49

The impact of Psychedelics on Memory Processing | Maria Balaet ~ ATTMind 123

6/5/2020
Maria Balaet is on the show to talk about the impact of psychedelics on memory processing, the neuropharmacology of memory, the interplay of memory and personal consciousness, and the ethics of memory modulation with psychedelics. --LINKS-- For links to Maria Balaet's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind123 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations:...

Duration:01:47:52

Preparing for The Unintended Consequences of Mainstreaming Psychedelics | Jerónimo M.M. ~ ATTMind 122

5/22/2020
Jerónimo M.M. joins us on the show to discuss the cultural issues we are presented with insofar as integrating psychedelics into the mainstream of the Western World of the Global North. We also talk about preparing for the unintended consequences of ending prohibition and the amputation of culture that comes with our globalized export of psychoactive plants. --LINKS-- For links to Jeronimo's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to...

Duration:01:04:22

A Critique and a Warning About Leo Gura's Outrageous Experiments in Consciousness

5/15/2020
5-MeO-DMT and breath work facilitator Chad Charles joins me to discuss Leo Gura's Outrageous Experiments In Consciousness (30 breakthrough 5-MeO-DMT trips in 30 days, at increasing doses, in isolation). Our primary purpose was to discuss an element of the video that we both felt was outright dangerous, but the discussion expands to 5-MeO-DMT experiences in general. --LINKS-- To access and download this episode in audio-only, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMindBonusLeo See my full interview...

Duration:01:06:31

All About Kratom | Dr. Oliver Grundmann ~ ATTMind 121

5/8/2020
Dr. Oliver Grundmann joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to talk about Kratom. We discuss its traditional cultural use, legal history, pharmacology, modern cultural use, preparation best practices, its benefits and its risks, and how to safely start using kratom. --LINKS-- For links to Dr. Anderson's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind118 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon:...

Duration:01:18:56

Internal Family Systems and The Multiplicity Of Mind | Frank Anderson, MD ~ ATTMind 120

4/24/2020
Dr. Frank Anderson joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to explore the Internal Family Systems model of therapy and its perspective on the nature of mind, trauma, “triggers”, and the symptoms of mental illness. We also talk about the transpersonal context of the self, choosing to grow up in the face of our own traumas, IFS’ application to psychedelic therapies, and how to use IFS to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. --LINKS-- For links to Dr. Anderson's work, full show...

Duration:02:04:04

Deepening Our Relationship To The Sacred Mushrooms | Francoise Bourzat ~ ATTMind 119

4/10/2020
Francoise Bourzat joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to discuss the Mazatec mushroom tradition and her decade-long journey bridging indigenous wisdom with the western tradition while apprenticing under traditional mushrooms curanderas. She joins us to help us better understand the wisdom of the sacred mushrooms and how we might deepen our relationship with them. [instagram giveaway of her book happening now] --LINKS-- For links to Patrick's work, full show notes, and to watch this...

Duration:02:08:04

A Candid Conversation About Covid-19 and How We Are Grappling With It | Patrick Kroupa ~ 118

3/27/2020
Patrick Kroupa and I share an off-the-cuff conversation about COVID-19. We talk about how it is impacting each of our lives, our thoughts on the socio-political responses to the pandemic, and what Patrick's experiences of watching friends and family die offers us insofar as how to show up to the upcoming mass fatalities due to the virus. --LINKS-- For links to Patrick's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind118 ***Full Topics Breakdown...

Duration:01:31:38