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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.
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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 ► Donations: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVS ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/coffee Use promo code JESSO to get 10% off your order and give 5% to psychedelic research. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, Eliz C, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown The importance of relationships on the path of personal betterment through psychedelics The role of psychedelics in dissolving dysfunctional social paradigms of codependency Wounded in relationship, healed in relationship (and where psychedelics fit into the process) Learning to love oneself through peyote The similarities between kundalini sexual awakenings and psychedelic awakenings The power of accessing authenticity Psychedelic work is not about “me” and simply learning about oneself with psychedelics doesn’t equate to being healed Integration happens in relationship Love as the bridge to the other An invitation to return to an a priori relational reality Learning how to love better and let love in better Being inauthentic people for unconscious efforts to get old attachment needs met Healing ourselves to go beyond the wounded pattern of trying to fulfill needs and step into celebrating being together Learning to be ok with putting up boundaries even if people won’t like you for it Psychedelics helping us being ok with feeling shame and feel loved simultaneously The fallacy of self-sovereignty and connection being polar opposites The relationship between oneness and personal boundaries Ayahuasca and accessing profound eroticism within oneself Psychedelics helping us let go the shame of embodying our sexuality Do psychedelics make us polyamorous? Deconstructing the shame we hold for our natural sexual tendencies “Psychedelic erotic confusion” Is it an addiction to falling in love that feeds polyamory? Polyfuckary vs polyamory The power of psychedelics to bring us into our individual embodied sovereignty The will to grieve as a skill that helps us sustain healthy relationships Learning to be intimate with the unknown   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —   ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=383635S3BKJVS ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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 to https://bit.ly/ATTMind128 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown Rio journey into the amazon on the  R/VHeraclitus to study psychoactive plants with Wade Davis and Dennis and Terrence McKenna What it was like to drink ayahuasca before anyone knew what ayahuasca was Is there regret for helping pave the way for ayahuasca tourism? How an explorers mindset can protect us from shamanic exploitation How and explorers mindset can help us navigate the pandemic crisis Surrender, acceptance, curiosity, and breath How to be explorers while holding psychoactive plants as teachers Rios journey into datura with a Hindu swami (swamis sacred plant) Keep hold of the explorers' mindset   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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 naturalistic settings, ego inflation, and the impact of venture capitalism is having on psychedelic culture.   --LINKS-- For links to Jeronimo's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind127 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below***   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/coffee Use promo code JESSO to get 10% off your order and give 5% to psychedelic research. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, Talpitoo, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown The basis of why these two women have come together for this episode Francoise's upcoming Research on psilocybin and grief Navigating the Challenges of being a woman in psychedelic research, and science in general Team support structures for handing difficult psilocybin therapy sessions as a facilitator Preparing a team to research psilocybin therapy and processing grief The masculine striving and the feminine building of community and family The role of grief and grieving in the process of healing with psilocybin Encounter with eternity help us reconsolidate the dying process The integration processes used during the psilocybin for depression trials How long should we wait between psilocybin journeys? A point about the value of heart rate variability as something o measure during psilocybin research Discussing why (and how) the depression comes back after psilocybin Psilocybin therapy and trauma healing Comparing MDMA to psilocybin insofar as trauma healing Concerns around how fast psychedelics are being mainstreamed The ethics of screening people for psilocybin therapy The role of community in getting the most benefit from psilocybin Building that community using the 'pollinator model' Discussions on the psilocybin service initiative in Oregon Using mushrooms in natural settings Discussions about psychedelic medicine in the context of capitalism Psychedelic ego inflation and narcissism increased by psychedelic use Why profitable psychedelic therapy will likely be poor therapy Quality psilocybin therapy vs 'kfc' therapy How big business legislation may hurt good people to keep doing their work in the context of legalization   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/coffee Use promo code JESSO to get 10% off your order and give 5% to psychedelic research.   ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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 Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/coffee Use promo code JESSO to get 10% off your order and give 5% to psychedelic research. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown Introducing the concept and themes of Dear Machine (a letter to a super aware intelligent machine in the future) Bringing a different quality of thinking to humanity's problems Systems thinking, supersystemic thinking, and idea ecosystems Comparing idea ecosystems to forests and the microbiome What ideas and ideologies best serve humanity's evolution? The problem-solving tools we are currently using are fundamentally incapable of solving the problems they propose to solve What perspectives and goals would a super aware intelligent machine will have for humanity? Why good ideas will grow and eventually outplace bad ideas, despite the tendencies for bad ideas (or ideologies) to spread more virally Regenerative agriculture as an example of how good ideas will eventually take over the bad ones Accounting for the limitations of human emotional immaturity Why psychedelics can help decrease irrational thinking Greg Kieser has optimism despite how disparaging the situation currently seems The two cognitive impediments that prevent humanity from solving our largest problems The illusory self and how it is baked into our social institution The interweaving of the self beyond the lifespan and into the natural world "We lack the brain capacity to acquire data, analyze it for actionable insights, then rank the value of the resulting knowledge." [source] Informational overload and the disintegration of objective reality The challenge of making decisions while trying to juggle all the knowledge we might have about that decision - analysis paralysis How to buy to apple Our governments are not prepared to solve our problems and are actually incentivized not to The value and the failures of democracy Psychedelics' place within humanities progression towards harmony Why psychedelics, themselves, will not actually help us better ourselves as a society What has he pandemic revealed about the validity of Greg’s thesis in Dear Machine Comparing the pandemic to the occupy movement What are the first steps we can take to start developing supersystemic thinking   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/coffee Use promo code JESSO to get 10% off your order and give 5% to psychedelic research.   ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ▷ This Episode's Sponsor: DEEP SKY COFFEE Use promo code "jesso" to get a 10% discount and give 5% to psychedelic research WIN FREE COFFEE! https://kingsumo.com/g/gtloin/win-free-coffee-and-some-signed-psychedelic-books ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown Introduction of each guest Sensemaking reality How do we make our challenges 'medicine' When does the ceremony end? Internal vs external challenge | active engagement vs passive receptivity Doing the work vs letting the work be done Learning to sit in uncertainty How does our perspective on death impact how we respond to the pandemic The pandemic, like psychedelics, places our dying front and center in life "The grief and the loss and the fertility of it all" The complexity between reconnecting with nature for our individual health and the demand to stay out of the wilds for the sake of planetary health Do our psychedelic experiences support our capacity to navigate crises in general? A question of meaning-making during the pandemic crisis We are all being affected differently The privilege to see this as a learning opportunity Exploring the unintended consequences of acting while highly embodied with 'triggered' energy The complications of reactive social media engagement during times of protest Are we integrating our pandemic lessons well enough to prepare for the growing climate crisis? Psychedelic integration has no end The ongoing process of meaning-making Failing to live up to our psychedelic lessons It takes a long time to integrate crisis, psychedelic or otherwise The selfishness of 'Yolo' What do you bring back for the world from your psychedelic experiences?   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ▷ This Episode's Sponsor: DEEP SKY COFFEE Use promo code "jesso" to get a 10% discount and give 5% to psychedelic research WIN FREE COFFEE! https://kingsumo.com/g/gtloin/win-free-coffee-and-some-signed-psychedelic-books   ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter
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 links to Andrea's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind125 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown Receiving the terminal Diagnosis Deciding to take psilocybin during her dying process Learning to be a dying person The context of her first journey The story of her first journey What her first psilocybin journey taught her about how to die Learning to love yourself Integrating that first journey into life (and dying) The shadow winter What brought her into her second journey 'Saying to good to everyone I love' Dying of cancer during the pandemic A fierce training of living in the present moment Giving back the gift of life Andreas suggestions in preparing for psilocybin during your dying time The role of poetry in learning to die   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso  
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 Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ***Featured image is courtesy (and copyright) of Chor Boogie
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 episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind124 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown A quick overview of topics from our first interview together What are the four facets of transformation Waking up Transcending identification Development of identity/locus of identification Challenges of meditative disidentification The end of thinking is possible Different types of waking up Recognizing the lie of what we thought was our self Where is God in enlightenment? Cleaning up After enlightenment Why do enlightened masters still do dumb things Accidental conditioned history, emotional impressions, feeling beliefs, and perceptual distortions Accidental conditioned history includes trauma but isn't only trauma The importance of clearing perceptual distortions Growing up Increasing complexity Growing up can damage our relationships with those who aren't growing up Spiral dynamics integral: Traditional consciousness VS modern VS postmodern Why do social justice warriors embody the very relational and behavioral values and patterns they claim to be championing against? The profound importance of co-learning in communities of practice Sharing and exploring feelings and emotions are needed to form deep bonds How Jordan Peterson illuminated the ethnocentric gang mentality of SJWs The stages of growing up Looking around How a lack of emotional intelligence can damage our relationships Developing sensitivities to perceive different aspect of reality Shamanism's capacity to navigate realities that others are unable to perceive at all How the 4 facets of transformations overlay Ken Wilber's 4 quadrants of the self How the self and the world you are creating within yourself is being co-created by the four facets of human transformation   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/formula Use promo code "jesso" to get 20% off your first order. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Ian C, David WB, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W   ************** Episode Breakdown Foundational concepts of memory, brain, and consciousnesses Neural Darwinism Memory as an operation of the brain Memory is not just about remembering things Encoding, consolidation, retrieval (and reconsolidation) Implicit vs explicit memory Different theories of memory retrieval The pharmacological mechanism of memory consolidation The malleability of memory over time - how memory is liable to disruption The memory of meaning The neurobiology of memory The impact of psychedelics on memory processing Her research using a ketamine analog to disrupt the reconsolidation process Psychedelics as memory modulators How we can use psychedelics therapeutically to change memory Research with ketamine to alter memory cues around alcoholism The dangers of at-home efforts to alter memory resulting in accidental self-harm Psychedelic brainwashing and malicious intent Differing psychedelics, different neuropharmacology, different memory modulation? The fleeting memories of DMT, dream recall, and state-dependent learning Is it possible to increase our ability to remember our psychedelic experiences? The role of glutamate in memory and how different psychedelics pharmacologically change that process (LSD vs ketamine) Maria's upcoming research on how people's cognition under psychedelics compares to the average sober population
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 https://bit.ly/ATTMind122 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/formula Use promo code "jesso" to get 20% off your first order. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, ` ************** Episode Breakdown How we are both coping with the pandemic What the pandemic look like on the ground in New York City Discussing the growth of COVID-19 reported cases and why there are so many more already and even more coming Is COVID-19 our great war? Humanity vs the destructive consequences of our civilization Rates of changes and the present dying of our civilization Will a better world come out of this or a totalitarian nightmare? The pandemic lockdown is forcing us to slow down and be in the present moment The impact of COVID-19 on people in poverty and people with drug dependence China is now in the aftermath and going about their business. What will our aftermath be like? Why flattening the curve is our most reasonable response, now that containment is impossible Canada's healthcare system and how it is already starting to cripple our care due to a lack of supplies Doug Ford is Ontario Canada's Trump-Lite (but apparently he is, personally, very supportive of psychedelic medicine) Test shortages for the population, mask shortages for the healthcare workers and why it's so important to follow social distancing measures The difference, for Patrick, between watching his friends die during and after overcoming his heroin addiction Comparing the experience of his friends dying with the recent death of his mother People we know are going to die of COVID-19 and we shouldn't ignore this fact Patrick's experiences of death offer us as perspective in these frightening, and fatal times Final thoughts and perspectives for all of us stuck in this together   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/formula Use promo code "jesso" to get 20% off your first order. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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 with Chad Charles on 5-MeO-DMT best practices: http://bit.ly/ATTMind113 --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W
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: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown What is kratom? Kratom’s cultural traditions and history of use Is its prohibition being lobbied by the drug trade? Traditional preparations of kratom  Pharmacology and effects in the brain G proteins, opioid receptors, and the beta arrestin 2 pathway How kratom gives you an opioid high without suppressing breathing The differing addictive potentials of Kratom's alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine What opioid receptor is being activated with kratom? Is kratom addictive? What are the symptoms of withdrawal? Doctors might give you methadone for kratom withdrawal The difference betweenness addiction and dependence How good therapy might mean nothing for addiction if there are no social supports to help people into healthier social-economic circumstances Why people use kratom and how effective it is according to the research Adverse effects | kratom side effects Is kratom toxic for the liver? Yes, but it’s not that simple. How to know if you have an addiction to kratom What to watch out for when first starting with kratom How to get the most out of your kratom (skip the OJ!) Do different strains make a difference? Is the DEA trying to suppress kratom to protect the profits of big pharma? The importance of more research Further links and resources   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/ --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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 notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind120 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Steven B, James R, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown What is Internal family systems therapy?  Systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind Everybody is born with 'self-energy' and we don't need to build it or cultivate it We all have multiple personalities, IFS calls them 'parts'  The problems of parts taking on extreme roles  The different types of parts and their roles  the two types of protective parts: mangers and firefighters the wounded parts: exiles All our parts have positive intention - even if those intentions have negative results  How IFS is different than conventional therapy insofar as how it addresses 'problematic behavior': e.g. Cutting, addiction and suicide  How important therapist authenticity of affect is during the co-regulation process between client and therapist The difference between managing symptoms and healing wounds  What an IFS session looks like and the vital importance of 'getting the permission of the protective parts' before doing any healing work  The client does the healing, the therapist is an adjunct Healing happened through the internal relationship between the self and the parts  Self-energy: what is it, what does it feel like, what is its role and how do we connect with it  How trauma impacts our relationship between the self and our parts  In the IFS context of trauma, what does it mean to be an adult Growing up and healing trauma is a choice we need to need to make, even when our capacity to choose is different in different contexts (e.g. Systemic disenfranchisement)  The metaphysics of choosing our trauma before being born as a spiritual process  We all have the capacity to heal our trauma How does IFS understand psychedelic therapy, generally and specifically: MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine There is such a difference between low dose and high dose ketamine insofar as doing therapy  Low-dose ketamine psychotherapy using IFS protocol, compared to MDMA protocol  The exciting potentials of how different psychedelic therapies can be optimized through IFS  The impotence of differing between recreational, therapeutic, spiritual and harmful use An IFS interpretation of the imperial ACE psilocybin model  Should therapists experience psychedelics before providing psychedelic therapy  How does understanding IFS as a paradigm for living help us with or without trauma  How to use self-facilitated IFS processes to deal with the trauma/pain/fear of the COVID-19 pandemic  Unblending from our past so we can show up to what's actually happening right now   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/ --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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 episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind119 ***Full Topics Breakdown Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Steven B, James R, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ************** Episode Breakdown What is different about Francoise's approach to healing with psychedelics and expanded states of consciousness The cultural loss of focusing too much on the psychedelic experience itself The value of using psychedelics and expanded states of consciousness for personal transformation Applying the holistic model for a balanced life to psychedelic healing The central importance of nature wisdom in the Mazatec tradition The role of spirits in Mazatec mushroom healing You have to come with a question for the mushroom to 'doctor' you "when the mushroom takes residence in you" The mushrooms are more than tools; they are a living entity Everything exists in relationship We and the mushrooms share the same mother The inherent wisdom of the mushroom and how to awaken it The relationship goes both ways; "The mushroom gets to know you" Does ketamine or MDMA have an intelligence? The space the MDMA creates in us is a holy space Legacy of use is important, but anything that opens a holy space within us is deserving of relationship What about people who take mushrooms and still embody hate and violence? Shadow work with sacred mushrooms can get ugly What it means to metabolize the shadow The role of Compassion and self-compassion in deep healing with mushrooms Repairing the broken bonds between parents and children The Mazatec's cultural perspective on avoiding sex and mushroom healing Bourzat's perspective on Sex, and psilocybin and psychedelics in general Sexual healing during a psilocybin mushroom ceremony The stages of psychedelic integration and what practices fit best during which stages The vital importance of embodying our psilocybin lessons. The role and importance of community in psychedelic integration   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/ --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
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 Below*** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter ************** Episode Breakdown How we are both coping with the pandemic What the pandemic look like on the ground in New York City Discussing the growth of COVID-19 reported cases and why there are so many more already and even more coming Is COVID-19 our great war? Humanity vs the destructive consequences of our civilization Rates of changes and the present dying of our civilization Will a better world come out of this or a totalitarian nightmare? The pandemic lockdown is forcing us to slow down and be in the present moment The impact of COVID-19 on people in poverty and people with drug dependence China is now in the aftermath and going about their business. What will our aftermath be like? Why flattening the curve is our most reasonable response, now that containment is impossible Canada's healthcare system and how it is already starting to cripple our care due to a lack of supplies Doug Ford is Ontario Canada's Trump-Lite (but apparently he is, personally, very supportive of psychedelic medicine) Test shortages for the population, mask shortages for the healthcare workers and why it's so important to follow social distancing measures The difference, for Patrick, between watching his friends die during and after overcoming his heroin addiction Comparing the experience of his friends dying with the recent death of his mother People we know are going to die of COVID-19 and we shouldn't ignore this fact Patrick's experiences of death offer us as perspective in these frightening, and fatal times Final thoughts and perspectives for all of us stuck in this together   ************** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/ --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
A short audio update as well as some resource links. ... Given the situation the world is in, it's necessary for us to talk about COVID-19. And, it is my responsibility, as a public figure, to share with you about where I am at with this as well as to share some reliable resources. That is what this update is. It lets you know where I am at with my perspective on the virus. It's about 12min long. TL/DR: COVID-19 is very, very real and very, very serious and I am highly encouraging you to inform yourself and start practicing social distancing ASAP.   RESOURCES Here are some resources for you. Things are changing every day at this point, although these links are a good place to get a sense of what's happening and why it is serious and why social distancing is important. Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca These simulations show how to flatten the coronavirus growth curve: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/ What Are the Coronavirus Risks with Ayahuasca Ceremonies?: https://entheonation.com/blog/coronavirus-ayahuasca/ Peter Attia doing a Q&A on COVID-19, great and easy to understand info here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9nlVtHgGE0/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet Here are some general pages regarding the pandemic. WHO official page for COVID-19: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 Canada Official Page: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html Reddit Live Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Coronavirus/ CDC official page on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Johns Hopkins LiveMap: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html Discussions can be had on the r/ATTMindPodcast subreddit ... Keep safe and good luck, everyone. <3 James  
The Dank Duchess is on Adventures Through The Mind to discuss hashish, from what it means and how its made to why it matters in the modern cannabis market. We also discuss the ongoing impact of cannabis prohibition on black culture in the united states, harmful trends in the modern cannabis culture, and the power of hashish (and cannabis in general) to bridge our social divides and lay foundations for a better world. --LINKS-- For links to Duchess' work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind117   ***Full Topics Breakdown Below   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Steven B, James R, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ----- Episode Breakdown The anatomy of the cannabis plant. All about trichomes and how different cannabis concentrates interact with them. Bubble hash making 101. The Market’s misunderstanding about what denotes hashish quality What “full-spectrum” means in the context of hash making. The definition of hash ‘meltability’ and why it matters to dabbing. What makes good hash good. How to test how good your hash is. Why hashish matters. The difference in experience between smoking buds and smoking hash. The harmfulness of competitive cannabis consumption. Positive trends in intentional cannabis culture. How the racism of cannabis prohibition continues to harm black people within cannabis culture. The evolution of hip-hop cannabis rock stardom into Xanax/Lean/Percocet/etc overdoses. Why Duchess thinks more back people need to step up in support of responsible substance use. The continued racism of prohibitionist law enforcement. The bridging capacity of communal cannabis use (the value of cannabis communities to bridge modern racial and social divides). What 'growing up' means and what it takes to grow up. The psychological harm of smoking cannabis alone.   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/
Dr. Sam Gandy joins us is on Adventures Through The Mind to explore eco-therapy, nature-immersion, where the scientific observation that psychedelics increase nature-relatedness does and does not weave into our facing of the climate crisis. --LINKS-- For links to Sam Gandy's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind116   ***Full Topics Breakdown Below   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Steven B, James R, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ----- Episode Breakdown the transformative power of awe in the psychedelic experience psychological disconnect and the climate crises some criticism of Extinction Rebellion’s Gale Bradbrook’s comments at Breaking Convention nature-relatedness and its connection to pro-environmental behaviors eco-anxiety and  environmental melancholia the ecological costs of civilization’s materialist success Gandy's research showing that psychedelics increase nature-relatedness the difference between nature-relatedness and nature-immersion the massive diversity of benefits of nature immersion the connection between nature-relatedness and pro-sociability nature-immersion and nature-connection increase capacity for self-reflection psychedelics as tools for eco-therapy ego-dissolution and the impact of nature-immersion how nature immersion might fit in clinical practice with psychedelic therapy the sense of 'connection' and its value in positive outcomes with psilocybin for depression the practice of acknowledging nature and the value it offers our wellbeing and cognition microdosing the forest there’s something special about psilocybin over other psychedelics are psychedelics “agents” or “tools”? psilocybin is more like ayahuasca than LSD future research with psilocybin and nature-relatedness what is psilocybin’s role in nature? Debunking the insect repellant theory the failures of sensationalist reporting on psychedelic science psychedelics will not save us from the climate crisis, but they might help the risks of going mainstream why I won’t read Michael Pollan’s How To Change Your Mind the value of feeling the grief and pain of ecological destruction the wellbeing benefits of accepting unpleasant emotional state details about Sam Gandy’s upcoming research plans and contact details   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/
Mel Cassidy is a relationship coach and sex-positive nerd who guides social misfits and cultural rebels to experiences of joyful, embodied, authentic open relationships. Mel has also been engaging in a relationship with psychedelics since they helped Mel heal after multiple miscarriages earlier in life. Mel joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to explore how their models of understanding and engaging human relationships apply to understand and engaging our relationship to psychedelics, psychedelic healing, and psychedelic communities. --LINKS-- For links to Mel's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind115   ***Full Topics Breakdown Below   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   *** Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Steven B, James R, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ----- Episode Breakdown How psychedelics helped Mel heal through multiple miscarriages Building a relationship to psychedelic medicine Are psychedelics agents or tools? Value difference in how different cultures view non-human elements of life Two sides of me-centered relationships with psychedelics: materialism and spiritual bypassing The risk of losing our deep cultural to psychedelics in favor of the capitalist and medical agendas of psychedelic legislation How Canadian cannabis legalization screwed over generational cannabis farmers The 4 layers of relations and their associated fears Why we rush into intimacy before receiving safety and the consequences on our nervous system The dangers of using psychedelics as merely objects to get our needs met How dysfunctional relating behaviors may express themselves in psychedelic communities The vital importance of layers of safety and knowledge of boundaries before journeying with psychedelics Being “traditional trained shaman” doesn’t necessarily mean they are a safe provider The risks/benefits of surrendering our control to a shaman or healer Treating our psychedelic experiences the same way we treat our sexuality Sexuality cautions and considerations as a model for engaging in psychedelic experiences Four things to ask/discuss before sex or a medicine journey look at your fears; talk about your hopes/desires talk about your boundaries aftercare Our aftercare processes for both sexual and psychedelic experience The failures of group-shunning Exploring the presence of and complexities of sexual abuse in psychedelic communities Steve Bearman’s interchange was a cult The dangers of supremacy stretch whiten psychedelic communities. Dyadic relationships do not exist in isolation “open window check-in” Both supremacy and trauma create similar problems Supremecy structures within shamanic communities The deep healing needed for our relationships   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/
David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer are the founders of #ThankYouPlantMedicine, a global wave of gratitude for happening on February 20, 2020. They are on the show to both talk about the movement itself and respond to some of my criticisms. We speak about the possible risks of "coming out of the psychedelic closet", the potentially adverse outcomes of destigmatizing psychedelics too quickly, the importance of actualizing our psychedelic learning, and the problems of politicizing the psychedelic movement. --LINKS-- For links to #thankyouplantmedicine, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to Https://bit.ly/ATTMind114   ***Full Topics Breakdown Below   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter *** Big thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Steven B, James R, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvett FC, Ann-Madeleine, Chuck W & Dima B ----- Episode Breakdown what is #thankyouplantmedicine? stigma against psychedelics hurts your integration the value of speaking your truth there will be risk for many people, is it worth it? the value of sharing your stories coming out of the psychedelic closet the complexities of using the language of the gay movement in the psychedelic movement the deep healing value of re-connection the ideal outcome of #thankyouplantmedicine how this movement might go wrong, personally and socially stigmas and taboos exist with a purpose why it takes more than psychedelics to better your life or the world, but they may help how to not talk about psychedelics the value of transcending political divides the risk of politicizing the psychedelic movement is #thankyouplantmedicine informed by psychedelic exceptionalism? --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/    
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Joaquin Sosa

great episode! glad to see some scientific talk on kratom

May 10th
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Jonathan Roseland

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Nov 18th
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Paul C

Mikeadelic

Dec 16th
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Raphael Wood

Needing to pee mid episode, the realities of life peeking in 😂

Feb 18th
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