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The Psychedologist

The Psychedologist

By Leia Friedman
The Psychedologist is consciousness positive radio. This show engages with topics of psychology, non-ordinary states of consciousness, culture, sexuality, sustainability, wellness, and community. Sometimes all at once... and, sometimes with special guests!
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Evelyn Hale
Evelyn Hale comes on the podcast to talk about trauma, healing, her personal journey, and a question I ask myself often: "what is trauma and what is me?" Evelyn Hale, formerly Shelbi DuBord, is a Trauma Coach, Master Healer, and intuitive with a rich background in psychology and personal transformation. Her consciousness journey threads back to childhood when her body locked away memories of trauma. As an adult, she recovered repressed memories stored in her body and learned how to unlock the hidden emotions that were keeping her stuck in cycles of self-sabotage and limiting beliefs. She helps women reconnect to the deep well of wisdom within their pain so they can wake up to their own power. Through this healing, they end the cycle of generational trauma for their lineage and for the collective. Download Evelyn's free Trauma Release Meditation: https://www.shelbidubord.com/trauma-release-meditation Connect with Evelyn on Instagram @inner.light.healing
56:25
January 20, 2021
Health at Every Size with Shira Collings
Shira Collings comes on the show to discuss Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, Embodiment, Control, and being who we are. Shira is a graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Tampa, Florida. She hopes to work with people with eating disorders, substance use concerns, and histories of trauma. She is a strong advocate of the Health At Every Size paradigm, and her work is informed by feminism, fat liberation, queer studies, and disability studies.  Links: Poodle Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H89QQfXtc-k https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/ https://thefuckitdiet.com/book/
48:14
January 5, 2021
Desiree Wells of Abundant Eden
"It was me and a backpack, recreating myself and no going back" Leia visits Abundant Eden to hear from a long time farmer and permaculturist, Desiree Wells. This is a great episode with considerations for anyone who is starry eyed, dreaming of moving to the tropics and living off the land. Desiree begins by talking about how she first came to Costa Rica around the time of the Y2K panic. We hear about Desiree's unicorn aka glorified great dane aka beautiful white horse, Athena, who she rescued from a flood during a storm that blew out over 50 bridges. She talks about the trials and tribulations of finding where you fit in. The paradox of working the land full time - no project ever really gets done. Desiree shares about the value of growing with perennials (and how one can more easily traverse borders with sticks instead of seeds). She talks about bioregional mapping and some of the mother farms (and farmers) she has worked with.. Randy, founder of Sendero Natural, joins the conversation. We discuss some of the changes he has seen in Costa Rica in the last few decades, and how society has impacted people to value degrees and educations that don't actually give us the skills to provide for ourselves. The three of us talk about being good neighbors and the complexity of being white people coming to Costa Rica amidst a trend toward gentrification. The shadow side of "intentional community" and "conscious" community. The colonialism of permaculture. The secret to starting a successful community (or at least, avoiding disaster): develop an exit strategy. Desiree imparts more important lessons: get your own backyard straight before you're trying to get your hands in someone else's backyard or teach them how to farm/do permaculture. Linking with our neighbors, doing it for each other, with each other. Desiree will be part of a PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE in Southern Costa Rica April 11-May 7. This will be a pre-planting season "BootCamp" initiation. The course will be run in alignment with the new moon, centering on the four elements over the course of four weeks. The course includes 6 fieldtrips, other special guest speakers to be announced, a seed exchange to follow in May, and all who complete it will receive a permaculture design certificate. Further logistic information TBA on www.ecomaste.com FuenteVerde #iriecycles #AbundantEdenNursery email iriecycles@gmail.com directly
58:45
December 13, 2020
Maité
Maité is celebrated for her ability to channel music that pulls listeners deep into presence with the Divine. Her music is a call to action; a transmission of Pure, Divine Love that guides listeners back to a remembrance of who they truly are. Channeling deep wisdom through her brilliant yet humble lyrics, and channeling the gentle magnificence of nature through her production, every particle in the space is listening as her music speaks to each cell of your being. In addition to sharing her musical medicine, MAiTÉ is a teacher and mentor offering one on one work, retreats, and courses to those on the path of Self Expression, Self Inquiry, and Self Realization. In this episode we get deep and personal. Maité talks to Leia about false selves, the usefulness of ego, the tendency to escape the present moment and how we can move into more self presence. We discuss the process of trying to heal the wounds and unmet needs of our childhoods through romantic partnerships. So many themes arise, like deprograming, facing hard truths, taking responsibility, being authentic, playing with consciousness, and the many faces and expressions of ego.  Maité shares her teacher's wisdom: "the plants are neither good nor bad; they're just powerful." She talks about the importance of the container, of approaching psychedelic plant medicine work with care and intention, and integrating afterward. We discuss working with medicine in community versus doing it alone. Maité shares about emotions and eating, and her experience with wounds rising up during a fast. (and check out this song that she received during that experience:  https://open.spotify.com/track/2VG8V8SnMVJp7bQZbNRbnN?si=k_FunyGBQK25hwkrTnPJXw) We finish the conversation by talking about codependency, and how we can disrupt it by breaking scripts, and the ways that spiritual/emotional bypassing can arise in that process.  Links: Instagram: @Maitelamuse Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maitekuyasin/
1:00:58
November 5, 2020
Revillaging the Inhabitants with Danielle Bellevita
A former corporate project manager of information technology systems, Dani retired to travel re-creationally as The Mobile Office Mystic, a published author, peace-making educator and facilitator of flow.  She plays at the global intersections of permaculture and festival production organizing art and music, social justice activism, and local community-building ecosystems from the camps of Standing Rock to jungles in Central America. Her joy is in bridging the virtual tech world with the living natural wild, making lots of maps, matches, magic... and a little bit of mischief.  In this episode.. Danibelle shares about her life's journey, from Detroit to the mountains of the pacific northwest to Standing Rock to Costa Rica, and learning to listen to where she is called. She shares about village building, or as she likes to say, revillaging the inhabitants; we talk about decolonization and bringing what we have to offer to the people of a place in order to restore connection.  We hear about the ABCs of living in Community (starting with awareness, boundaries, and consent); surrounding ourselves with people who nurture our growth and learning; recognizing our interrelatedness with all of life and hence, our responsibility to care for it properly; how mama nature has sent us all to our rooms, and figuring out what to do when we come out (like clean up the messes we made).  Dani calls for us to invest the resources that have been taken from the earth and give them back; she discusses her passion for bridging the worlds of the virtual with the wild, and new projects that she is working on in the realm of regenerative altruism with blockchain technology, community currency  and decentralized platforms. She is using her experience living in the gift economy to build the future of giving with giveth.io, in partnership with gaiaprotection.org and the sdgimpactfund.org. You can get a sneak peek of what is coming at https://beta.giveth.io/dacs/5f6247fe151f6621fa36ca4c. Links: LinkedIn: danibelle Twitter: @theofficemystic Medium: @theofficemystic Blogspot: theofficemystic www.reinhabitingthevillage.com
55:17
October 16, 2020
Synergistic Herbal and Psychedelic Medicine with Reishi Strauss
Reishi and Leia drop in at Finca AMRTA in Costa Rica to discuss favorite herbs & fungi and how they impact our consciousness, particularly synergy of non-Psychedelic plants and fungi paired with entheogenic plants and fungi. Reishi also speaks to the techniques of microdosing and offers critical commentary on the popular “Stamets Stack”. We close the episode with a call to respect and protect the wild populations of plants (particularly those becoming popularized) and the indigenous people who steward the traditions surrounding their use. Reishi Strauss is an Appalachian-born herbalist and mycologist now based in the Pacific Northwest, where she attended Bastyr University and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Herbal Science. A lover of the intersections between science and spirit, Reishi loves to connect with plants in the laboratory, in the forest, in a witches’ brew under the full moon, and research databases. A believer in the psychedelic nature of ALL plants, Reishi has a strong passion to weave together all plants and mushrooms into the tapestry of human relationship. She is also passionate about utilizing plant medicines in a way that is respectful and reciprocal to the Earth and the indigenous communities who steward them. Connect with Reishi more through her Instagram @earth_and_spirit or check out her plant medicine creations on her website Www.EarthAndSpiritBotanicals.com
55:52
September 17, 2020
The path of freedom with Galia Tanay, Ph.D.
Galia Tanay Ph.D., comes on the show to share about her life's journey from imagination and exploring the mind, depression, meditation, higher education in psychology, and the wisdom she gained along the way. Topics discussed are the mental health system / medical model, and its narrow concept of what is acceptable; Galia's realization that "being a part of the system without any call for radical change did not feel ethical”; founding a program for mindfulness based therapies for practitioners, creating a network of therapists grounded in systemic perspectives on human suffering; the growing demand for alternatives to the medical and psychiatric models, and that we can all help develop those new models; the war on consciousness, the war on weirdness; the need for communities in our society with cognitive and sexual freedom; the danger of commodifying and marketing psychedelics; the complex phenomena of depression; dismantling the “cage” by creating an environment with space for community, sharing, and expression; Sacred Pleasure by Riane Eisler, and moving away from authority, toward dialogue and boundaries and respecting autonomy; acknowledging and taking responsibility around hierarchies (and what a painful process it can be), to give ourselves the chance to envision and enact alternatives; that we can all take the steps to live differently, to dismantle hierarchies in wider and wider circles; that therapeutic processes are processes of building an alternative life, and restoring the ability to listen to one’s internal compass; self compassion; and that we must all stay WEIRD! Dr. Galia Tanay is a practitioner of the ancient ways and teacher on the path of freedom. She spent many years in deep traditional Buddhist practice and had been teaching intensive meditation retreats for the past 8 years. Galia is a certified Yoga teacher who teaches Yoga therapy and emphasizes the embodiment in awareness practice. Galia has a Phd in Psychology and for many years had worked with patients as well as taught and trained therapists in academic and non-academic programs. For 13 years Galia has been working with psychedelics, mainly Psilocybin mushrooms and Ayahuasca, traveling through these altered states and accompanying others on this path. Galia is a vocal artist, a musician and a writer who believe that freedom is a form of art and creativity is necessary in our coming home to our being. Links: https://soundcloud.com/slinky-eyes?ref=clipboard galia.tanay@gmail.com 
1:06:47
July 18, 2020
Nova Scott James on consciousness and decolonizing identity
Nova Scott-James (she/her and they/them) is a filmmaker, innovation doula and community organizer from Harlem, NYC. Her childhood experiences of being flooded with the sounds and culture of jazz has impacted her creative aesthetic greatly as her work honors improvisation, altered states of consciousness, ritual and collaboration. Nova is also a reiki practitioner and dedicated intuitive worker – she uses these abilities to serve people as a director and creative coach by guiding them in honoring their creative genius. This episode begins with a discussion of consciousness as a force throughout Nova’s life. She explains how watching films as a child helped her connect with and soothe herself amidst experiences of racial and gender based trauma, and how, from her own spiritual experiences, she came to understand film as an astral projection. Nova tells us about the healing integration of childhood trauma that came from creating My Third Eye (“a silent meditation on the relationship between a little girl and the male family member sexually abusing her examines the pain of intergenerational black familial trauma, but also the gift of spiritual independence”). We explore the wisdom in viewing all of life as aspects of ceremony, and how this vision creates a strong foundation for expanding our capacity for greater and deeper consciousness. Decolonizing identity is a theme in Nova’s work. She tells us about Wild Darlings Sing the Blues, an Afro-surrealist documentary she created about a group of queer women and nonbinary people of color building a healing sanctuary together. Nova also delves into creating the workshop “Embodied Justice: How can non-black allies effect anti-racist change?” taking place July 7th. We talk about the importance of doing this work in an embodied way and the many tools that can be used, such as innovation and play. Themes of this conversation range from doing the soul work to refine the stories we want to tell; to the discomfort of looking at and moving through our biases; cultivating a willingness to do things differently; and that any break down being an opportunity for a breakthrough. I highly recommend attending the workshop Embodied Justice on July 7th! Ticket link is on her website, www.mothershipalchemy.com
1:01:13
June 27, 2020
Mareesa Stertz of Lucid News
In this episode, Mareesa speaks about her consciousness journey, rebelling against her born again Christian background and finding revelation and answers through psychedelics at the age of 19. She discusses what followed, including Gaia TV series "The Healing Powers," Lucid News and the Psychedelic Orientation Series, film projects and journeys that brought her around the world, meeting god on a psilohuasca journey, and her mission henceforth, including but not limited to bringing the Sphynx Gate to Burning Man post Covid19.  Links: www.thehealingpowers.com www.Lucid.news Insta: Mareesa_Stertz Insta: LucidNewsPsychedelics Facebook: The Healing Powers Facebook: Lucid News
1:00:53
June 13, 2020
Message from the Mamo
This Earth Day, consider how you could "get yourself in order," to be a better steward of the planet. The Kogi are one of four indigenous tribes who live on Sierra Madre in Colombia. They have a rich oral history which has been passed down verbally from generation to generation for thousands of years. The Kogi culture remains intact as they were not conquered by the Spaniards during the colonization of Colombia. They seek to live in harmony with nature, and to steward the earth responsibly.  In Tinamaste, Costa Rica, I was able to sit and listen to a teaching from a Mamo of the Kogis. A mamo is a spiritual leader who has undergone life-long training in Earth stewardship, some spending up to 36 years of their life in a cave. The mamos are bringing their knowledge down from the mountain to share with other first nations and little brothers in service of the planet.  In this episode you will hear Mamo Atillo's message, spoken through a bridge (interpreter), named KandyMaku. The message is in Spanish, with translation to English. Before the message, I have included a conversation between myself and India, who translated from Spanish to English at the talk in Tinamaste. We discuss the Kogi people and their cosmology, and the journey they are on to speak to people around the world and help activate certain points in order to raise a healing for the planet that is suffering from destructive human activity.  India is indigenous from the matriarchy Bri-Bri tribe, from the mountains of Talamanca on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. She is co-founder and COO of Imiloa Institute, an intercontinental institute for the education and advancement of humanity.  Imiloa is hosting an Earth Guardian Training from June 4-14th, 2020 where the Mamos will introduce initiates to sacred consultation techniques and reactivation principles, already within the energy grid of our Mother Earth. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.imiloainstitute.com/earth-guardian-training/ To watch a documentary about the Kogi called Aluna:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftFbCwJfs1I
1:28:40
April 23, 2020
Talking to Trees: indigenous knowledge in the climate crisis
Could psychedelics bring about the social healing and political disruption we need in the face of a planetary emergency? We live in a time when predatory economics and the Western world view have largely failed us, bringing on the Sixth Mass Extinction and climate collapse. Leonie explores how indigenous communities are the keepers of an ancient knowledge system that could shift our modern world-view, and put us back in symbiosis with nature.  This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JKZ63xZqSY https://psychedelicearthday.dudaone.com/
17:28
March 27, 2020
Disability Inclusive Plant Medicine
Raven aka Rhonda Raven returns to The Psychedologist to talk about disability inclusion in the plant medicine and psychedelic world. In this episode we discuss: how Raven came into disability work through the international back door of environmental advocacy; how the disability community is global and domestic, just like the psychedelic world; the importance of intention and practice around inclusivity and accessibility for everyone; universal design and inclusion as an evolutionary tool; the role that everyone has in this world to do our work and walk our individual paths as a collective. For any of the areas discussed Raven is interested and available for speaking and presenting opportunities, keynote and discussions on these topics, and more. Raven is a visionary, intuitive, healer, advocate, plant medicine integration facilitator, mediator, and my friend :) you can find her work online on Facebook and at: spiralhealingbyraven.com rhondaneuhaus.com facebook.com/WalkingThePlantPath
58:42
March 10, 2020
David Krantz on the Holism of Genetics and Psychedelics
An expert in the pharmacogenetics of the endocannabinoid system, David is best known for developing a proprietary genetic test that helps people understand their unique and individual response to cannabinoids. He was nominated in 2019 as a Top 100 Health innovator by the International Forum For Healthcare Advancement. A biohacker by training and artist by nature, David enjoys working with others who have a deep passion for getting the most out of life. To learn more and book a free 30-minute consultation, visit david-krantz.com 
1:04:48
December 28, 2019
Rhonda Raven and the Spiral Healing Path
A lawyer by training, and an intuitive and healer by nature, Rhonda Raven is an advocate and mediator for disability rights, civil rights and human rights. She is also an intuitive healer, energy worker, musician, shamanic practitioner, consultant and coach. She provides vision, clarity, intuition and guidance in all that she does.  Links: http://www.spiralhealingbyraven.com/ http://rhondaneuhaus.com/ 
1:19:44
November 30, 2019
Rebozzo y la salud natural con Yael
Yael Flauder worked as a Waldorf Steiner primary school teacher in the south of France for a few years before moving to Mexico while she was pregnant. She became a midwife after her daughter was born, and currently works at Nacer Natural, with Betina Flores Ochoa and Guadalupe de la luz Blanco, two wonderful midwives. Yael is part of Parteria and Salud Natural, a small association which promotes birth with respect and humanity in small villages in Chiapas.  Links: https://thepsychedologist.com/rebozzo-y-la-salud-natural-con-yael/ Donate - facebook.com/partoysalud https://www.facebook.com/Nacer-Natural-San-Crist%C3%B3bal-615985472070378/
58:00
October 30, 2019
Leah Harris
Leah shares about intergenerational trauma and healing within her family, and how psychedelics figure into that story. We discuss the failings and dangers of the mainstream Western medical model of mental health and its treatments; we talk about the potential of psychedelics and the essential need for support for people who take them, as well as fears that people with a history of mental health struggles may have about taking them; and how to move towards more compassionate and just responses to all of our mental and psychological states. Show notes and links: https://thepsychedologist.com/leah-harris/
1:08:18
September 28, 2019
Kitty Sipple and the Gatekeeping of Madness
This episode includes a conversation with Kitty Sipple about psychedelic accessibility, the gatekeeping of madness, their experiences of healing with the help of psychedelics, and DID (dissociative identity disorder). Kitty is a disabled, white, queer, non-binary femme. They are in their final semester at The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning a Multidisciplinary Bachelors of Science emphasizing Engineering Studies, Holistic Health & Healing, and Plant Biology. They are deeply engaged in research that focuses on finding viable solutions for the issues that society places on marginalized communities, particularly the trans & non-binary community. Kitty uses they/them pronouns. Shownotes & Links: https://thepsychedologist.com/kitty-sipple-and-the-gatekeeping-of-madness/ Kitty's talk at Breaking Convention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqSYzZAu8eg&t=374s Transcription of that talk: fungifemme.com Kitty's talk Walking in Liminal Spaces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_BXpv1CSow Info about DID: DID-research.org
1:00:33
September 17, 2019
Healing Sexual Trauma with Psychedelics: Laura Mae Northrup of Inside Eyes
Laura Mae Northrup is the creator and host of the podcast Inside Eyes, a series that explores the use of entheogens and psychedelics to heal sexual trauma.  She is a practicing psychotherapist and educator. Her work focuses on defining sexual violence through a spiritual and politicized lens and supporting the spiritual integrity of our collective humanity.  She is a champion of living more fully engaged and responsible lives through the healing use of entheogens and psychedelics.  She lives and works in Oakland, CA. Shownotes: https://thepsychedologist.com/laura-mae-northrup-of-inside-eyes/ Website: http://insideeyespodcast.com/  Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup   Twitter: @inside__eyes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraMaeNorthrup Email: insideeyespodcast@gmail.com
52:18
August 24, 2019
Ryan Westrum
In this episode, Dr. Ryan Westrum comes on the show to discuss psychedelic integration, sexuality, transpersonal psychology, current trends and issues in the psychedelic community. We ended the conversation and then went on to have an even more fantastic conversation, which I decided to include with Ryan's permission. :) enjoy. Show notes and links: https://thepsychedologist.com/dr-ryan-westrum/
1:02:21
August 8, 2019
Adam Kretz interviews Leia
Special Episode! Leia gets in the hot seat with Adam Kretz of Humanities Engaged. Adam Kretz is a student at the University of Minnesota Morris studying Psychology and Philosophy. He is a member of the Minneapolis Psychedelic Society and founder of their Philosophy discussion groups. You can check out his podcast, Humanities Engaged. Shownotes and links: https://thepsychedologist.com/adam-kretz-interviews-leia/
1:02:02
July 24, 2019
Ariel Vegosen and QUEERDOME
Ariel Vegosen is a professional Gender Inclusivity Trainer, Workshop Facilitator, Writer, Educator, Mentor, Performance Artist, and Consultant. In this episode we talk about Queerdome, a collaborative, queer-centered, psychedelic harm-reduction space that will be rolling out at Burning Man 2019! We also discuss gender as a racialized experience, gender in judaism, the history and implications of the word queer, psychedelic privilege, addiction in the queer community and more. Show notes and links: https://thepsychedologist.com/ariel-vegosen-and-queerdome
45:48
July 13, 2019
Dee Adams of AyaGSD
Dee Adams is a psychedelic medicine writer, advocate, and creator. She is a transgender woman (she/her pronouns) and advocates for safe and affirming spaces for gender and sexually diverse people to experience and integrate psychedelic medicine spaces. Her website www.ayagsd.com is dedicated to affirming ayahuasca retreats, research, and education for gender and sexually diverse people. Dee holds a Masters of Science in Public Health, is a global HIV advisor, and has worked in 20 countries. She currently splits her time between Oklahoma and South Africa.  Show notes and links
51:21
June 12, 2019
Decriminalization with Teresa, Nicolle and Carlos
This episode includes a conversation with Teresa Mycelia who helped with Denver's (successful) initiative to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, and a conversation with Nicolle Greenheart and Carlos Plazola who are part of Decriminalize Nature Oakland. Links: https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/10-reasons-to-end/ http://ballotpedia.org http://decriminalizenature.org https://facebook.com/decriminalizenature/ Instagram: @decriminalizenature Twitter: @DecrimNature
55:04
May 25, 2019
Kristopher Stone - Conscious Cock
Kristopher Stone is a Sex educator, relationship skills teacher and author. He works primarily with heterosexual men and couples to help them get what they really want out of their relationship and sex life. https://consciouscock.com/
58:19
May 17, 2019
Bett Williams
In this hilarious, wise and heart-filled episode, Bett and Leia share some back and forth on the current climate of psychedelia. Bett graciously reads us two amazing excerpts from her upcoming book, The Wild Kindness, and we reflect on the moments that draw us to ask ourselves, "what do I stand for?"
1:35:07
April 16, 2019
Danielle Negrin of the SFPS on Psychedelic Support and Recovery
Danielle Negrin of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society comes on the show to talk about the SFPS and its current events, including the Psychedelics and Recovery support group. website: psychedelicsocietysf.org email: Psychedelicrecovery@gmail.com FB: Danielle Negrin, Psychedelic Recovery Insta: @entheogenicrecovery Insta: @connectwithd Insta: @psychedelicsocietysf
34:39
February 24, 2019
The Magnificent Lady Buggs
In this episode, Lady (Sophia) Buggs and I have a juicy and inspiring conversation about spirituality and work, transparency, showing up as your full self, creating and sharing our own content and rituals, growing a business, urban farming, self care and self love!
1:13:49
January 26, 2019
Leonie Joubert of The Psychonauts
Cape Town-based science writer and author Leonie Joubert has spent 17 years writing about climate change, energy policy, invasive species, and the hunger/obesity poverty-paradox in African cities. She’s now focusing o the likely decline in mental health as communities face the existential threat of societal breakdown and climate-capitalism collapse; and “solutions” journalism, because she’s tired of spending her days doing a doomsday audit as the climate emergency unfolds over the course of her life
31:35
January 14, 2019
Sea Glassman, Humanitarian Philosopher and Creative Entrepreneur - The Benevolent Net
Sea Glassman is a visionary performance artist, director, playwright, painter and conceptualist whose belief in the better and infinite nature of humanity makes for lots of talking to strangers and fallings down rabbit holes. She is on her 14th of 50 Living Rehearsals of a new original rock opera and hopes to tour in 2019. She is in development on two humanitarian projects with historical and literary themes. Follow or contact her on Instagram or Twitter @seaglasswoman
1:04:06
December 20, 2018
Fenix Grace
In this rich and sincere episode, fēnix grace comes on the show to discuss gender, sex, and consent; ancestral healing and connection work; dismantling binaries; colonization and right relationship to the land; fēnix's relationship to their whiteness; traumas of the oppressor; fragility, intersectionality and building resilience from a body-centered perspective.
1:07:50
November 17, 2018
Duncan Autrey: Conflict Transformation and Fractal Friends
In this episode we talk about the three (actually 4) rules of conflict, the ARC of conversation, the psychedelic movement and approaching conflict as an opportunity for transformation, the drug war, police stops and rights, the prison strike in summer of 2018, and Duncan's podcast and website, Fractal Friends. Links: Fractalfriends.us
1:14:36
November 3, 2018
The 2018 Detroit Psychedelics Conference
Matty and Leia talk about the Detroit Psychedelic Conference they attended in August, 2018! https://www.facebook.com/kilindi.iyi
1:23:42
October 28, 2018
Jonathan Thompson
Jonathan "Djinn" Thompson is a parent of 3, a special education teacher, and professional space holder. They have been involved in the psychedelic renaissance since 2011 and has been an explorer of hyperspace since the late 1990s.
55:20
October 19, 2018
Tantra Punk Episode: Psychedelic Sexuality
In this episode, originally aired on Tantra Punk (tantrapunk.com), Matt and Leia engage in a round table discussion on responsible psychedelic sexuality with Ben.
1:24:41
October 3, 2018
Dawn D. Davis, Peyotist
Dawn D. Davis is a mother, a wife to Dr. Cleve Davis, a micro-farmer, a Ph.D student at the University of Idaho and an Indigenous researcher. Dawn continues to discuss endangerment levels of peyote and perpetuation of wild peyote populations among peyotists. She exercises laughter and practices humor often. Dawn will be presenting about her research in Peyote at Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics this October, 2018.
53:00
September 30, 2018
Building psychedelic power - A conversation with Oriana Mayorga
A conversation with Oriana Mayorga, community organizer dedicated to building power by dismantling structural oppression, promoting racial justice and revolutionizing electoral politics. She is longtime advocate of psychedelic medicine and the newest member of the Psymposia team!
1:00:30
September 26, 2018
Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy with Jessica Petrone, LPC
Jessica Petrone, LPC, has a passion for the natural world and a heart for being helpful. She has been lucky in her path to find the field of Ecopsychology, through which she has been able to blend her worlds of interest into her work as a Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Ecotherapist, and Psychadelic Integration coach.
1:13:26
September 2, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 10: Integration
How can one begin to convey the messages from visions and experiences in states of altered consciousness? Is there a way that these revelations can live on in my daily life? Yes! It's called Integration.
21:12
August 30, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 9: Navigating the Difficult Experience
Is there a such thing as a "bad trip"? How can I handle a difficult psychedelic experience? Listen to this week's episode with The Psychedelic Integration Coach and founder of PsychedeLiA: Psychedelic Experience Integration, Los Angeles, Sherree Malcolm Godasi, M.A. Learn more about Sherree and monthly events: psychedelicintegrationcoach.com
34:22
August 22, 2018
David Nickles and the Dire Need for Systemic Critiques in Psychedelic Communities
http://the-nexian.me/14-news/250-an-open-letter-regarding-the-statement-on-open-science-and-open-praxis http://the-nexian.me/14-news/251-considerations-on-the-breach-of-the-statement-on-open-science-and-open-praxis
1:18:04
August 21, 2018
Centering Voice with Gaby Esensten
A deep, playful, real heart sesh with one of my earth sisters, Gaby Esensten. We talk about realities of oppression, interdependence and intentional community, giving and receiving, unlearning patterns, and celebrating this magical existence.
1:16:41
August 19, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 8: Psychedelic History Class
Cody Johnson, creator of Psychedelic Frontier and author of Magic Medicine, comes on the show to discuss Psychedelic History. Links: https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicFrontier/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1592337724/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0
31:02
August 7, 2018
Exorcising Jesus and reclaiming spirituality with Andrew Jasko
This episode is a conversation with Andrew Jasko, a former Pentecostal Minister. After a slow, painful process of awakening and denial, Andrew quit his ministry job, left religion, and moved to California to start his life over. Links: http://lifeafterdogma.org/
1:06:42
August 4, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 7: Legal matters and more - a conversation w Mitchell Gomez of DanceSafe
Mitchell Gomez, Executive Director of Dance Safe and a passionate advocate for reality-based drug policy, comes on the Psychedologist to talk about legal matters, harm reduction, the drug war, MDMA dangers and myths, NBOMes, reagent testing, and Dance Safe. Links: http://www.mdmathemovie.com/ https://dancesafe.org/ http://www.festivallawyer.com
55:07
August 1, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 6: Crafting Intentions
What is an Intention? Why create an intention for an experience? What is the difference between an Intention and an expectation? In the 6th week of Psychedelic Summer School, Leia talks about creating intentions and how this may influence journeys.
20:01
July 24, 2018
Daniel Sitaram Das of Mt. Tam Integration
Daniel Sitaramdas comes on the Psychedologist to talk about Integration and our 6 week intensive online course coming up this September, 2018. Tam Integration’s 6 week Integration Online Intensive is designed to create a powerful container for people with emerging spiritual visions. The six sessions will offer group members an opportunity for community connection, coaching, guidance, and accountability.
38:05
July 21, 2018
Life, Death and the Ultimate Happiness with Ixchel Yaah
Ixchel Yaah, [ee-shell ya], life coach, originator of fun anklets, in service of the divine feminine, goddess of light and love, joins the show to talk about death, life, and the ultimate happiness Links: https://www.facebook.com/inthepresenceoftrees/ https://www.facebook.com/getupliftedmindbodyandsoul/
48:00
July 18, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 5: Harm Reduction
In this episode we talk about harm reduction and what that means. Some major points are know your substance, know your dose, test your substance, do research, know what to expect, what side effects might come up; Fentanyl risks, Narcan, Good Samaritan laws, the recovery position, and ALGEE.
30:45
July 17, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 4: Research
This episode is an overview of some current research going on in the field of psychedelic science. Thank you, Amy, for coming on the show!
30:37
July 10, 2018
On Maria Sabina and the Mazatec Heritage with Inti and Paula
Inti García Flores, a Mazatec from Huautla de Jiménez, is a researcher of Mazatec culture, a graduate in History, and a teacher of secondary schools in the region. He is the son of Renato García Dorantes who, during his life, carried out research and publications of the Mazateca. He currently belongs to the Group of Audiovisual Archivists of Oaxaca and protects the Renato García Dorantes Historical Archive, which preserves the research conducted by his father.
1:30:09
July 6, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 3: Holding Space
What does it mean to hold space? How can a sitter effectively support someone through a difficult experience? What does it mean to hold space for yourself? We go into all of these things and more in this episode of Psychedelic Summer School with Kyle Buller of Psychedelics Today.
38:18
July 3, 2018
Brendan Patrick Burns of Cluster Busters
On this episode of The Psychedologist, Brendan joins the show to talk about Cluster Busters, a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to researching treatments that show promise for reliable, effective and long term relief from cluster and related headaches. Brendan lives in the hills of western Massachusetts surrounded by family friends and forest. Besides being an advocate for research on headache disorders and psychedelic medicine he is a percussionist and amateur photographer.
51:50
June 30, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 2: What's Happening to my brain?
In this episode we talk about different psychedelic substances and how they work on the brain and body. Jake is a paramedic with 4 years experience, first aid and mental health first aid instructor, and harm reductionist. He is currently studying addictions and mental health to expand his knowledge and advance his skill set.
25:28
June 26, 2018
Psychedelic Summer School - Week 1: Psychedelic Preschool
Psychedelic Summer School is a mini audio series of brief overviews of topics related to the use of psychedelics. This first episode is called Psychedelic Preschool because it is some general, basic basics to consider before embarking on a psychedelic or other altered consciousness journey.
30:13
June 20, 2018
Joe Moore from Psychedelics Today
Trigger warning: this episode briefly mentions suicide. Permaculture, the state of the psychedelic movement, diversity is intelligence, ableism and counter-indications of psychedelics and the gray areas of psychedelic use for people with mental conditions, cultural and religious tolerance, patriarchy, suicide and my radical idea about cognitive liberty and our right to kill ourselves, ritual, secret magical mystery societies, ethics in psychedelic facilitation, Michael Pollan’s new book, and much more.
1:31:33
June 16, 2018
Brother Duli on Trauma, Identity, and Psychedelics
In this community event with Boston Entheogenic Network, we hear from local advocate and healer Abdul K Wilkins aka Brother Duli aka the “Beantown g.h.e.t.t.o. shaman” (Gifted Hearts Eternally Toward Total Oneness) on how we can deal with trauma through Sacred Teaching Plants and Fungi.
1:30:32
June 14, 2018
Male Supremacy and the Psychedelic Patriarchy: oppression, repression, and abuse in ritual and research
This episode is the audio of a discussion that took place in February 2018 at the Alchemist's Kitchen in NYC. The event was hosted by Katherine MacLean, PhD with panelists Sitaramaya Sita, Dimitri Mugianis, Britta Love, Lily Ross, and Oriana Mayorga. This is a wild ride from academia to the Amazon, as these panelists share from their personal and professional experiences to illuminate and critique the current atmosphere of cis-male domination within psychedelics.
2:15:07
May 16, 2018
From Cocaine to Cacao: AJ Wildey of El Cacaotal
For AJ Wildey, what started as a two-month adventure working on a cacao farm in the central Amazon of Peru quickly became a quest to share Peruvian chocolate—and the stories of the people dedicated to making it—with the world.
31:49
May 5, 2018
Cosmic Sisters
This episode is a riveting mashup of three short convos with women I had the pleasure of meeting on Cosmic Sister’s trip to Peru this March! Dawn is a Biochemist and Ecologist with a passion for sustainable agriculture development and bees! Chioma is a massage therapist, yoga instructor & meditation facilitator. Sarah Baldwin is immersed in the world of herbalism, writing and teaching about the physical and spiritual benefits of healing plants.
1:26:42
April 18, 2018
Peace through organic farming at Costa Rica's Finca Amrta
In this episode Leia interviews Suzanna from Finca Amrta, a small nature reserve and sustainable farm located in the foothills of the Talamaca mountains in Costa Rica’s southern zone. Since it’s conception in 1989, the Finca has been dedicated to creating a model farm, which demonstrates the goals of sustainability and ecological land use.
59:21
March 24, 2018
An Audio Journal of My Iboga Experience
This episode is an audio journal of my journey to take Iboga to address my lifelong problematic relationship with food and body dysmorphia. Part I was recorded in the car on the way to the ceremony.  Part II was recorded 5 days after the experience- it’s a conversation with one of my partners, Matty, who brought me to and from the ceremony. Part III are my reflections at two months post-ceremony. Between the sections we have included recordings of the Bwiti songs which were played during my ceremony.
2:03:32
March 22, 2018
Fungi Academy
Fungi Academy is mushroom education center, a creative and educational co-living space, nestled in the hills above the mystical Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. I interview two pairs of amazing folks from Fungi Academy in San Marcos Guatemala. Tabea, Leo, and I discuss the Academy, their backgrounds, and what they've learned from joining the core team at the school. Then Alessandra and Seth dive into ecology, psilocybes, bioremeditation, psychology, and what led them down their individual paths.
1:37:54
March 11, 2018
All In a Day's Sex Work with Blair Hopkins
All In A Day’s Sex Work; independent book distribution; the exploitation and victimization in any job under capitalism; demographic representation in the book; Power Dynamics, BDSM, and healing; stigma and the consequences; feminism and sex work; decriminalization, and asking sex workers for the laws they want.
1:04:13
February 5, 2018
Gina Tacconi-Moore: Gender, leadership, mind-body connection, and dog feet
In this episode we talk Crossfit Lowell, Bodywork, being a female in the Crossfit world, Flow states, Norms in western allopathic medicine-- and much more on the way to surrendering to 2018.
59:30
January 22, 2018
The Wizard of Monadnock: The Dead, Microdosing, Holy Cigarettes, and ADHD
In this episode we discuss a trip to see Dead and Company with friends at the TD Garden! This is a bit of a continuation of the first interview episode of The Psychedologist with the Wizard of Monadnock.
1:23:15
January 15, 2018
Elizabeth Gibson
Elizabeth Gibson discusses growing up in the 60s, the path of helping others, becoming a parent and post-partum depression, similarities between Holotropic breathwork and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy,  women, trauma, bodywork, and holding space for a large group having an experience.
54:59
December 25, 2017
Britta Love
Britta Love is a writer, somatic sex educator and multi-dimensional healer based in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Goddard College, she wrote her thesis in Consciousness Studies on the healing and spiritual potential of altered states, specifically those induced by conscious sexual practice and the ritual use of psychoactive plant medicines.
1:06:36
December 11, 2017
Jonalyn Blaha
Jonalyn Blaha, PsyD, is committed to a life of self-discovery, awareness, and professional development. Jonalyn's academic research has revolved around psychedelics and their healing potential. Her dissertation research entitled, "Riding the Bliss Wave: A Thematic Analysis of Intuitive Entheogen Dance Experiences in Women" explores the interplay between psyche and soma and the psychospiritual effects of being in an altered state while using movement as a catalyst for healing.
59:02
November 27, 2017
A Trip to the Past: Boston’s Psychedelic History
This episode is a recording of three talks and a panel discussion from the Sunday portion of our Boston Entheogenic Network (BEN) event, A Trip to the Past: Boston’s Psychedelic History. The speakers, in order, are Carl Ruck, PhD, Wendy Chapkis, PhD, and Rick Doblin, PhD, followed by a panel discussion with the three speakers plus authors Don Lattin (Changing Our Minds, the Harvard Psychedelic Club) and Bill Richards, PhD (Sacred Knowledge), moderated by yours truly.
3:29:06
November 13, 2017
Hannah Jermstad
Hannah Jermstad is utterly fascinated by what it means to be human, and knows without a doubt that each and every being is born imbued with a particular genius and soul purpose. Her work is aimed at the awakening of that in each individual, and she draws inspiration from the multi-hued tapestry of her life's studies in service to the golden thread running through the center of it all.
1:01:42
November 11, 2017
Shira and Origins Gathering
In this episode, Shira and I talk about the forces that led to the creation of Moon Mountain last year, which in the words of Gaia, another organizer and the primary steward of the land, was its “seed” year.. This summer it grew to over twice the size.
1:05:10
October 21, 2017
Neal Goldsmith vocalizes a variety of psychedelic experiences
Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, public speaker, and author of Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development. Dr. Goldsmith has extensive experience working with individuals seeking to fully benefit from and integrate the lessons gained during psychedelic experiences. In this episode, a misunderstanding leads to serendipity.
35:16
September 30, 2017
Oregon Eclipse Talk: A new psychedelic renaissance
Recording of Leia’s live 2017 talk at the Oregon Eclipse festival: A new psychedelic Renaissance, shifting perspectives from drugs to medicines.
1:01:22
September 30, 2017
Neal Goldsmith on Drugs, Sacraments, and Medicines
Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, public speaker, and author of Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development. Dr. Goldsmith has extensive experience working with individuals seeking to fully benefit from and integrate the lessons gained during psychedelic experiences.
1:17:16
September 9, 2017
Wizard of Monadnock - Grateful Dead as Ritual
A discussion with the Wizard of Monadnock about the ritual aspects of a traditional Grateful Dead show.
1:57:15
August 20, 2017
Announcing the Psychedologist podcast!
The Psychedologist, by Leia Friedman, is consciousness positive radio. This show will engage with topics of psychology, non-ordinary states of consciousness, culture, sexuality, sustainability, wellness, and community. Sometimes all at once... and, sometimes with special guests!
05:46
August 17, 2017