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Psychedelic Conversations

Psychedelic Conversations

By Susan Guner
Revolution to renaissance, with the help of scientists, researchers, journalists, activists and organisations we can overcome our shared history of political and cultural stigmatisation of psychedelics and accelerate the vital progress that is needed more than ever in a post-covid world.

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Psychedelic Conversations | Atira Tan - Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine #58
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 58: In this episode we discuss Atira's background story, her journey working as a trauma specialist, what it will take for plant medicines to become mainstream, the importance of trauma-informed language when facilitating, understanding that support is essential when surrendering, what it takes to become a plant medicine facilitator, how psychedelics can affect the ego, Atira's upcoming programs and so much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:34 - Introduction 03:48 - Atira's Background Story 10:24 - Working As A Trauma Specialist 24:16 - How Can We Make Plant Medicines Mainstream? 32:51 - Trauma-Informed Language 39:43 - Surrendering Requires Support, Trust 45:11 - What It Takes To Become A Facilitator 52:56 - How Psychedelics Can Effect The Ego 56:40 - Atira's Offerings And Upcoming Programs 1:02:05 - Last Words Of Wisdom 1:05:01 - Outro About Atira: Atira Tan is a trauma specialist, founder, author, activist, and passionate philanthropist dedicated to supporting individuals to transform their pain into power and freedom. Atira is a senior yoga and meditation teacher (500 E-RYT), art therapist (M.A. Expressive Art Therapy & Grad Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy), a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), a somatic trauma specialist in sexual abuse recovery and trauma educator, TED speaker and #1 best-selling author, currently completing a Ph.D. studies in Expressive Art Therapies. Connect With Atira: Website: https://atiratan.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atira.tan Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atira-tan-826894192 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #AtiraTan #PsychedelicPodcast
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September 18, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Shiri Godasi - Psychedelic Leadership #57
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 57: In this episode, we dive deep into Shiri's background story and discuss a variety of topics such as the meaning of being a visionary disruptor, the definition of what psychedelic integration is, building trust in order to let go, Psychopharmacopeia influencing the standards of psychedelic use, the importance of community and so much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:22 - Introduction 01:50 - Being A Visionary Disruptor 03:48 - Shiri's Background Story 08:18 - Psychedelic Integration 17:27 - How Do We Learn To Trust And Let Go? 26:42 - Psychopharmacopeia Influencing Psychedelic Use 36:08 - The Importance Of Community 42:20 - The Effect Of Trauma 51:49 - Shiri's Offerings, External Resources 57:02 - Outro About Shiri: Shiri Godasi (She/Her) is a teacher, visionary creatrix, depth poet and mother. She is best known for pioneering methods in the field of psychedelic integration and community bridging, including founding 5 psychedelic harm reduction organizations. She is passionate about creating a decolonized, psychedelic-positive counterculture and empowering others to step into radical authenticity/radical action to co-create a just world. Her professional certification program, The Psyched Soul PlaySkool of Integration & Soulpreneurship, trains people to become creative systemic disruptors through expert psychedelic support and heart-centred leadership. Her approach draws from transpersonal psychology, New-Earth sacred commerce, Eastern philosophy and multidisciplinary arts, fusing ancient wisdom with modern practices for a ‘Psyched’ lifestyle.   Connect with Shiri: www.psychedsoul.com www.psychedeliaintegration.org www.psychedelicintegrationcoach.com Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people, and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #ShiriGodasi #PsychedelicPodcast #PsychedelicScience #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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September 11, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Saj Razvi - Psychedelic Somatic Institute #56
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 56: In this episode, we talk with Saj Razvi at the "PSI" - Psychedelic Somatic Institute - to discuss a wide variety of topics including psychedelic psychotherapy, the three tiers of transpersonal reality, traditional vs psychedelic therapy, the role of relationship in the window of tolerance, working with transference, the PSI training programs and so much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:42 - Introduction 02:51 - Saj's Background Story 06:56 - Psychedelic Psychotherapy 14:37 - The Three Tiers Of Transpersonal Reality 25:17 - Traditional Vs Psychedelic Therapy 28:54 - What Level Of Therapists Come To Your Trainings? 33:53 - Making Psychedelics Accessible To Facilitators 37:35 - The Role Of Relationship In The Window Of Tolerance 45:44 - Working With Transference 55:33 - PSI Training Programs, Working With Cannabis 1:01:46 - Thoughts On Avoiding Psychedelic Therapy 1:06:05 - Where To Reach Saj, The PSI Website 1:10:03 - Outro About Saj: Saj Razvi is the Director of Education at PSI. He is a psychotherapist and former clinical researcher in the MAPS Phase 2 trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. He is faculty at Mind Medicine Australia and taught PTSD studies at the University of Denver. He is one of the primary developers of the Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP) modality which is a next generation, primary consciousness-oriented psychotherapy. The focus of PSIP is to maximize the relational and autonomic healing capacity of psychedelic medicine to treat complex, childhood developmental trauma.  Saj's primary focus is to train clinicians to provide legal, effective psychedelic treatment in their private practice settings utilizing readily accessible medicines such as cannabis and ketamine. He provides PSI trainings and supervision to students internationally. Connect with Saj: Website: https://www.psychedelicsomatic.org/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/psychedelicsomatic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/psychedelicsomatic Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #SajRazvi #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:10:46
September 04, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Keith Fiveson - Integrative Health #55
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 55: In this episode we discuss Keith's background story, how he joined forces with the "Heroic Hearts" project, his thoughts on the psychedelic renaissance, the long-term effects after taking psychedelics, choosing whether to be the victor or victim, taking action instead of resisting and so much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:39 - Introduction 03:10 - Joining Heroic Hearts, Background Story 07:12 - Keith On The Psychedelic Renaissance 12:05 - The Longterm Effect After Taking Psychedelics 20:45 - How Have Psychedelics Influenced Yourself? 27:55 - Psychedelics Being A Catalyst For A Rites Of Passage 36:42 - Are You The Victor Or Victim in Your Hero's Journey? 43:51 - Taking Action Instead Of Resisting 47:16 - The Powerful Effect Of Connection 50:05 - Last Words Of Wisdom 52:49 - Outro About Keith: Keith Fiveson is an integrative health and wellness coach, a certified professional life and recovery coach, a contemplative/yoga therapist, and a meditation teacher who retired from the corporate world in 2016. In addition, a two-time cancer survivor/thriver who has practiced mindfulness and meditation for over 25 years focusing on Mindfulness interventions for stress and trauma as well as Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. Connect with Keith: Website: https://workmindfulness.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindful-leader Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going - https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #KeithFiveson #PsychedelicPodcast
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August 21, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Jordan Gruber - Renaissance Writer #54
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 54: In this episode we dive deep into Jordan's background story as a writer and how he started working with Dr. James Fadiman. We go on to discuss the idea of having multiple selves and learning how to acknowledge every one of them, Jordan's upcoming projects, the meaning of "Occam's Razor", Jordan's personal experiences with psychedelics and much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:27 - Introduction 03:31 - Jordan's Story, Meeting Dr. Fadiman 09:37 - Having Multiple Selves 17:20 - Becoming Better Navigators In Everyday Life 22:49 - Is Everybody Trying To Be Their Best Self? 27:04 - Acknowledging All Our Selves 36:30 - Which Self Is Called To The Medicine? 40:42 - Managing Ones Addiction 45:30 - The Sacred And The Ordinary Are One 50:30 - Jordan's Future Projects 55:36 - The Meaning Of Occam's Razor 58:49 - Jordan's Experience With Psychedelics 01:04:40 - Where Can You Find Jordan? 01:07:16 - Outro About Jordan: Jordan Gruber, J.D., Renaissance Wordsmith—writer, collaborative writer, ghost writer, editor, and coach—has created and sculpted authoritative volumes in forensic law, financial services, psychology, and health and wellness. A graduate of Binghamton University and the University of Virginia School of Law, he founded the Enlightenment.Com website. He has recently co-authored Your Symphony of Selves (on healthy multiplicity) with James Fadiman, as well as The Bounce (on rebound exercise) with Joy Daniels.   Connect With Jordan: Website: https://jordangruber.com/ Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/EnlightenmentCom/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/jordangruber123?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #JordanGruber
01:08:00
August 14, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Yuri Magoori - Plant Medicine Healing Path #53
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 53: In this episode, we dive deep into Yuri's background story discussing what brought him into the psychedelic space, meeting ayahuasca for the first time, kundalini yoga and holotropic breathwork, the importance of harm reduction and integration, dealing with psychosis, and so much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:26 - Introduction 02:23 - Yuri's Story, Meeting Ayahuasca 14:06 - Kundalini Yoga, Holotropic Breathwork 22:08 - Yuri's Observations Of Psychedelics 31:49 - Medicine Work Isn't For Everybody 35:41 - Prioritising Integration After Retreats 43:44 - Accepting Yourself Post-Ceremony 52:24 - Dealing With Psychosis 59:35 - Being Responsible When Screening 1:03:45 - Last Words Of Wisdom 1:09:13 - Outro About Yuri: Yuri is an herbalist, Kambo Practitioner, Breathwork Facilitator and a rewarded chef. He is currently serving as a facilitator for the Taiti Inti Team offering plant medicines such as Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Tabacco Purge and Kambo for deep work and healing for those who feel the call. Connect with Yuri: Website: https://www.taitainti.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/kambointi?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Instagram: https://instagram.com/yurimagoori_official?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #YuriMagoori #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:09:56
July 31, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Dana Harvey - Women In Psychedelics #52
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 52: In this episode, we discuss women in psychedelics, elevating the divine feminine, Dana's background story and how she transitioned into the psychedelic space, somatic therapy integration, the psychedelic renaissance and so much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:36 - Introduction 02:44 - Finding Women In Psychedelics 07:40 - Dana's Story And Mission 20:29 - Learning From A Corporate Background 25:51 - Somatic Therapy Integration 29:36 - Dana's Future Projects 33:19 - The Psychedelic Renaissance 35:25 - Personal Challenges 43:00 - Psychedelics In Vancouver, Canada 44:58 - Merging The Co-Existing & Indigenous 47:01 - Dana's Closing Words 51:51 - Outro About Dana: Dana Harvey is a founder, an educator, a professional communicator, a community builder, and an advocate for women in the psychedelic ecosystem. Previously a c-suite executive and head of investor relations at Numinus, one of the leading publicly traded psychedelics companies, Dana stepped down to pursue a different avenue of supporting and educating people around the intentional use of psychedelics for transformation. She founded the Flourish Academy through which she provides loving guidance, shares evidence-based research and cultivates supportive communities like The Flourish Academy Club on Clubhouse with over 1.4K members. Connect with Dana: Website: https://flourishacademy.ca/ Website: https://sistersinpsychedelics.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danaharveycommunications Instagram: https://instagram.com/dana_lj_harvey?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Instagram: https://instagram.com/theflourishacademy?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Instagram: https://instagram.com/sistersinpsychedelics?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Clubhouse: Psychedelic Microdosing room with guest Susan Guner: “Trauma-Informed Group Work” https://www.clubhouse.com/room/MR6yD59A?utm_medium=ch_room_xerc&utm_campaign=b70iG-YlOGxhPIYLMT536g-232677 (Download the Clubhouse app and join The Flourish Academy) Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #DanaHarvey #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
52:34
July 24, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Keith Abraham - Psychedelics For Veterans #51
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 51: In this episode, we discuss the formation of "Heroic Hearts", psychedelic treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD, the current state of psychedelics in the UK, Keith's background story coming into the psychedelic space and so much more. 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:25 - Introduction 01:55 - The Formation Of "Heroic Hearts" 07:09 - Who Is The Right Person To Serve Medicine? 14:07 - Working With Other Veterans 20:51 - The Current State Of Psychedelics In The UK 29:30 - Future Projects At Heroic Hearts 33:11 - Keith's Background Story 40:02 - Supporting Veterans, UK Drug Law 51:02 - Last Words Of Wisdom 53:17 - Outro About Keith: Keith Abraham, CEO of Heroic Hearts UK was a member of the UK Army's elite Parachute Regiment. Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, his experiences became the catalyst for a great change. Violence, heartbreak and the deaths of so many friends showed him the limits of his chosen lifestyle - one of anger, conflict, frustration and brute force endurance. After leaving the military, Keith travelled to Peru and underwent his first ayahuasca therapy and, soon after, his profound experiences with ayahuasca and psilocybin convinced him of the vital role plant medicines have to offer those suffering from PTSD, brain injuries and mental ill-health. Connect with Keith: Website: https://www.heroicheartsuk.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/heroic-hearts-uk/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-j-abraham-36506362 Instagram: https://instagram.com/heroicheartsuk?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #KeithAbraham #PsychedelicPodcast
54:00
July 17, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Cadell Last - Philosophy And Psychedelics #50
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 50: In this episode, we discuss Cadell’s background story, what brought him into the psychedelic space, the multi-faceted nature of psychedelics, Sigmund Freud's "Death Drive", Cadell's philosophy portal and so much more. 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:14 - Introduction 01:50 - Cadell's Background Story 03:42 - How Psychedelics Influenced Cadell 13:59 - Why Do Psychedelics Breakdown Constructs? 20:30 - Are There Limitations To Psychedelic use? 24:04 - Do Psychedelics Work Differently For Everyone? 34:28 - What Is The Real Integration Work? 37:40 - The "Death Drive" 43:49 - Cadell's Philosophy Portal, Courses 49:09 - The Long-term Effects Of Psychedelics 51:47 - Outro About Cadell: Dr. Cadell Last is an anthropologist (M.Sc.) and philosopher (Ph.D.) with an interest in: biocultural evolution, mind-matter relation, psychoanalysis, speculative futures. He is the author of Global Brain Singularity, and Sex, Masculinity, God and the founder of the Philosophy Portal. Connect with Cadell: Website: https://philosophyportal.online/thus-spoke-zarathustra YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtCqYQFPhnU1OnHPveEnYw Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #CadellLast
52:30
July 10, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Beth Weinstein - The Psychedelic Entrepreneur #49
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 49: In this episode, we sit down with Beth Weinstein to discuss her background working as a spiritual business coach and what brought her into the psychedelic space. 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:19 - Introduction 02:40 - Beth's Background Story 12:04 - Changing Old Habits To Transform 14:08 - Overcoming Fear 23:58 - The "Amazon Prime" Effect 26:47 - Self Work Being A Longterm Process 34:03 - Not Relying On The Medicine 40:41 - Doing Your Due Diligence 54:29 - How To Connect With Beth 56:36 - Outro Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Beth: Beth Weinstein is a Spiritual Business Coach, and host of The Psychedelic Entrepreneur Podcast: Medicine For These Times with Beth Weinstein. Founder of the “Psychedelics, Sacred Medicines, Purpose and Business” summit in 2021 and the Psychedelics, Purpose and Business summit in 2020, the  “Psychedelics, Sacred Medicines and Purpose” conference in 2019 and was the producer of the annual “True Path Entrepreneur” spiritual business training series. Connect with Beth: Website: https://bethaweinstein.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethw/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bethw.nyc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bethaweinstein Business Website: https://psychedelicsandbusiness.com/ About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #BethWeinstein #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
57:19
June 26, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Azalea Kemp - Mazatec Wisdom #48
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 48: In this episode, we sit down with Azalea Kemp to talk about her background story and how she came into the medicine healing space. She shares insight about her book "Micro-Healing", the importance of learning from indigenous cultures, the unpredictable nature of sacred mushrooms, how to prepare yourself before attending a ceremony, her journey of learning from Mazatec traditions and so much more! 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:19 - Introduction 03:06 - Azalea's Story 07:54 - The Calling Of The Medicine 11:57 - Who Is Qualified To Serve The Medicine? 24:16 - Learning From Indigenous Cultures 27:56 - The Unpredictable Nature Of Mushrooms 33:25 - Azalea's Journey Learning From Mazatec Traditions 37:02 - Preparing Yourself Before Attending A Ceremony 39:46 - How Many Ceremonies Should Someone Attend? 43:30 - Dealing With Difficult Experiences 46:48 - Sharing The Medicine With Foreigners 55:50 - Letting Go Of Comfort To Grow 59:52 - Azalea's Book On Microdosing 01:04:12 - How Can People Reach Out To You? 01:07:02 - Outro Azalea's Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HM7GQ59/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_64FXZVX6VY7DM1W7BWW2 About Azalea: Through her ancestral roots in Mexico, Azalea was invited to spend time studying Los Niños Santos (psilocybin mushrooms) in Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca, México under a sacred Mazatec lineage that has been using sacred mushrooms medicinally for centuries. She has made a lifelong commitment to sharing Mazatec wisdom and working with sacred mushrooms as medicine. Connect with Azalea: Personal Website: https://www.vibrationalhealing.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azalea-kemp-1110 Mazatec Mushroom Ceremony Website: https://www.chojnndafe.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/vibrationalhealingwithazalea?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #AzaleaKemp #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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June 19, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Jeremy Caudill - Psychedelics For Neurological Trauma #47
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 47: In this episode, we sit down with Jeremy Caudill to discuss his story of how he survived two ischemic strokes, the use of psychedelics to aid his recovery, thoughts on the psychedelic renaissance, and forming his company "Ninnion Psychedelics". 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:16 - Introduction 02:39 - Jeremy's Story 08:18 - The Psychedelic That Aided Jeremy's Recovery 10:19 - Is Longterm Recovery Possible? 13:07 - Thoughts On The Psychedelic Renaissance 17:50 - Is A Mystical Experience Needed For Recovery? 23:11 - Jeremy's Thoughts On The Group Process 28:26 - The Formation Of "Ninnion Psychedelics" 31:31 - Teaming Up With Rick Strassman 34:38 - Legal Challenges For Ninnion Psychedelics 37:03 - Is Microdosing A Safer Approach? 38:12 - Plans To Work With Other Psychedelics 39:55 - Jeremy's Last Words 42:31 - Outro About Jeremy: Jeremy Caudill, CEO, and Founder of Ninnion Psychedelics, a survivor of traumatic brain injury who found solace in psychedelics. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening aortic aneurysm and heart valve defect and underwent emergency open-heart surgery in 2017. Immediately following, he suffered two ischemic strokes which led to a long and painful post-surgical recovery period. During this recovery time, Jeremy applied his previous biotech experience to researching pharmaceutical approaches to healing the brain. His exploration of neurogenesis, neuroplasticity and the mechanisms of recovery from traumatic brain injury led him to studies on the efficacy of psychedelics in managing chronic pain and treating severe mental illness. Ninnion is a pharmaceutical company on a mission to build a fully integrated pharmaceutical psychedelics eco-system leveraging the latest AI drug discovery, development, cGMP manufacturing, commercialization, patient clinics, and specialty pharmacy distribution network designed for the next frontier of psychedelic medicine. Focused on the payer-reimbursed market, Ninnion has begun developing a pipeline of next-generation psychedelic therapies with a clinical focus on brain injury, chronic pain, inflammation, and addiction disorders. Connect with Jeremy: Ninnion Website: https://ninnion.com/ Ninnion Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninnionthera Ninnion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninniontherapeutics/ Ninnion Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ninnion-therapeutics/ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner\ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #JeremyCaudill
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June 12, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Greg Lawrence - Psychedelic Integration #46
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 46: In this episode, we sit down with Greg Lawrence to discuss the intricacies of the integration process, his approach when working with people, the current state of psychedelics, and more. 00:00 - Fire Moment 00:52 - Introduction 01:54 - Greg's Background Story 06:16 - Thoughts On The Agenda Of Psychedelics 09:57 - The Emerging Of Psychedelic Therapists 17:43 - What Does Integration Mean? 22:48 - Re-evaluating The People Around You 25:54 - The Era Of Spiritual Narcissism 29:37 - Psychedelics Being An "Instant Fix" 34:44 - Greg's Approach To Working With People 40:47 - Disengaging After Therapy 50:14 - The Current State Of Psychedelics 56:09 - Outro About Greg: Greg Lawrence is a psychedelic integration and transformational coach in Los Angeles. In addition to his private practice, Greg serves as an integration coach for the "Transpersonal Center" in Los Angeles and various retreat centers. He has been facilitating integration circles for PsychedeLiA in Los Angeles for over five years and is a member of Innerspace Integration's Provider Network. Connect with Greg: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychedelic_integration/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psychedelicintegrationspecialist YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychedelicIntegrationSpecialist Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #GregLawrence #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
56:52
June 05, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Anya Oleksiuk - Psychedelic Renaissance #45
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 45: In this episode, we sit down with Anya Oleksiuk from the Psychedelic Society to discuss a variety of topics such as her upcoming documentary, the current state of the psychedelics, finding the right facilitator/retreat as well as Anya's background story, and how she became a co-director of the Psychedelic Society. 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:11 - Introduction 01:36 - Anya's Background Story 08:21 - Combining Work With Psychedelics 10:13 - Joining The Psychedelic Society 16:26 - Anya's Upcoming Documentary 28:51 - Becoming A Film Maker 32:10 - The Current State Of Psychedelics 40:20 - How Can People Support? 42:49 - Thoughts On Unexperienced Shamans 47:33 - Advice For Finding The Right Facilitator/Retreat 51:42 - Anya's Last Words Of Wisdom 53:03 - Outro About Anya: Anya is a Co-Director of the Psychedelic Society UK, leading on video production and curating educational events on psychedelics. She recently launched Women in Psychedelics series, highlighting work of female psychedelic researchers, therapists, healers, artists and beyond. In 2017, Anya founded Triptika Studios, which is a creative media agency, working on projects oriented towards social change and improving human wellbeing. She is the creator, director and producer of The Psychedelic Renaissance - a not-for-profit documentary film about the worldwide re-emergence of the psychedelic movement and the crucial role of psychedelic substances, plants and mushrooms in human culture. Anya is associated with the Psychedelic Society of the Netherlands and is a consultant for the Polish Psychedelic Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Psychodeliczne). Connect With Anya: https://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/anyaoleksiuk https://www.thepsychedelicrenaissance.com/ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #AnyaOleksiuk #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
53:47
May 29, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Tara Austin - Psilocybin Access Rights #44
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 44: In this episode, we sit down with Tara Austin to hear about her background story and what led her to specialise in the field of applied behavioural science. She also shares insights about her passion for bringing awareness to psychedelics for mental health. 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:15 - Introduction 01:43 - Tara's Background 06:39 - The UK Psychedelic Movement 19:30 - Psilocybin Access Rights (PAR) 24:44 - Establishing Laws For Psychedelic Therapy 28:43 - The New Frontier 35:29 - Utilizing Psychedelics Effectively 42:43 - A New Generation Of Therapists 48:07 - Advice For The Future Of Psychedelics 50:57 - Tara's Last Words Of Wisdom 54:05 - Outro About Tara: Tara began her career as a strategist in advertising agencies and has worked with many of the world’s biggest brands from Unilever and Coca-Cola to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Then, ten years ago, she began to specialise in the new field of applied behavioural science and led Ogilvy Behavioural Science Practice’s inaugural experiment. Today she creates integrated behaviour change campaigns for clients such as HM Government, Recycle for London and Public Health England. Tara is the host of Nudgestock, the world’s biggest festival of behavioural science and creativity. Connect with Tara: Website: http://www.par.global/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tara-austin-78b2a780 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #TaraAustin #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
54:49
May 22, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Daniel McQueen - Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy #43
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 43: In this episode, we sit down with Daniel McQueen to discuss the master sacred plant, Cannabis. Throughout our conversation Daniel shares insight on the different strains of cannabis and their healing properties as well as his mission to train students in Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy. (CAPT) 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:05 - Introduction 02:33 - Daniel's Background Story 05:04 - Cannabis And Tobacco 09:50 - The Calling Of The Medicine 11:38 - Different Strains Of Cannabis 15:22 - Cannabis-Assisted Therapy 20:07 - Plant Medicines Opening The Doors To The Soul 25:44 - Psychedelics Being An Immune-Response Of Gaia 30:27 - What Does It Mean To Wake Up? 32:58 - The Importance Of Group Processes 38:45 - The Gift Of Crisis 40:04 - Daniel's Programs And Offerings 43:46 - The Popularisation Of Becoming A Psychedelic Therapist 50:28 - Daniel's Integration Process 54:48 - Last Words Of Wisdom About Daniel: Daniel McQueen, MA, is a Psychedelic Specialist, Educator, and Author of the book, Psychedelic Cannabis: Therapeutic Methods and Unique Blends to Treat Trauma and Transform Consciousness. In 2012 he co-founded one of the first legal psychedelic plant medicine therapy clinics in the United States, the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness which is located in Boulder, Colorado and is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The same year, Daniel also founded Psychedelic Sitters School, which continues to train students from around the world in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy and Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy. Daniel's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1644113384/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_J6A29YJ0Q1JFE6YWV60Z Connect With Daniel: Website: https://medicinalmindfulness.org/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/psychedelicdaniel-mcqueen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009678945406 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #DanielMcQueen #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
57:08
May 15, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Antonio De Sousa - Psychedelic Transformation #42
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 42: In this episode, we sit down with Antonio De Sousa to talk about his background story as well as discuss the inspiration behind his recent book "The Lockdown On Self Love" and so much more. 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:02 - Introduction 01:48 - Antonio's Background Story 05:53 - The Reason For Writing His Book 10:29 - Working With DMT 17:29 - Antonio's Breakthrough Moment 21:53 - Susan's Observations 23:23 - Recreational Vs Intentional Use 26:33 - Addiction Being A Coping Mechanism 33:27 - Antonio's Transformative Experience 39:00 - Use The Suffering To Work For Yourself 45:02 - Advice For Self-Work 51:17 - Outro About Antonio: Antonio is the author of The Lockdown On Self Love, a conscious frame of work inspired by his awakening through plant medicines that lead him to reverse engineer his life and deep self-inquiry. Antonio's Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WQ17YHS https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09WQ17YHS Connect with Antonio: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antonio.desousa.10420 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #AntonioDeSousa #PsychedelicPodcast
52:01
April 24, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Joël Brierre - 5-MeO-DMT Harm Reduction #41
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 41: In this episode, we sit down with Joël Brierre from Kaivalya Kollectiv and Tandava Retreats to explore topics in the psychedelic world such as 5-MeO-DMT, harm reduction, integration etc. We also discuss his new project "F.I.V.E", the world's first 5-MeO-DMT educational platform and when it will be available to the public. 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:28 - Introduction 04:32 - Joël's Background 08:45 - The Psychedelic Renassaince 15:40 - The Brighter The Light, The Deeper The Shadows 19:17 - What Is 5-MeO-DMT? 22:35 - Why Do People Seek This Experience? 24:47 - Why Am I Being Called To Serve This Medicine? 29:00 - The Retreat Container And Integration Process 35:13 - The 5-MeO-DMT Educational Platform "F.I.V.E" 39:31 - Calling Out Misleading Companies 42:08 - Have People Died From This Medicine? 45:20 - Mystical Experiences 46:36 - The Breakthrough Moment 49:37 - Does Everyone Need A Transformative Experience? 50:53 - Integrating Without Consistent Use Of Psychedelics 54:00 - New Projects 55:00 - Joël's Last Words Of Wisdom 56:10 - Outro About Joël: Joel Brierre is the Founder and CEO of the psychedelic wellness companies Kaivalya Kollectiv and Tandava Retreats. Joel has been a pioneer in the modern psychedelic movement, specifically in the realm of 5-MeO-DMT and the Bufo Alvarius toad. His unique approach of applying classical non-dual yogic philosophy as geography for both preparation and integration from the entheogenic experience gained attention around the world at the first WBAC (World Bufo Alvarius Congress) and continues to shift the landscape of psychedelic use. Connect with Joël: https://kaivalyakollectiv.com/ https://tandavaretreats.com/ https://five-meo.education Thank you so much for joining us!  For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner
56:54
April 17, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Victoria Wueschner - World's First 5-MeO-DMT Educational Platform #40
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 40: In this episode, we sit down with Victoria Wueschner to learn about her background in the psychedelic space and later on discuss the current work she is doing with her partner Joël Brierre, forming the world's first 5-MeO-DMT educational platform "F.I.V.E". 00:00 - Fire Moment 01:03 - Introduction 01:51 - Victoria's Background Story 13:13 - Natural Vs Synthetic 5-MeO-DMT 17:30 - Individuals Seeking This Medicine 20:30 - The Calling Of The Medicine 22:40 - 5-MeO-DMT Being A Recent Medicine 24:51 - Ego Superiority/Spiritual Narcism 33:33 - Bringing Awareness To This Medicine 39:20 - The Importance Of Integration 44:06 - 5-MeO-DMT Educational Platform 51:16 - Thoughts On Mike Tyson Using DMT 53:10 - Victoria's Advice For Taking 5-MeO-DMT 57:04 - The Screening Process 58:40 - The Experience Of 5-MeO-DMT 1:01:04 - The Process At Tandava Retreats 1:03:06 - Reactivations 1:07:27 - Last Words 1:08:25 - Outro About Victoria: Victoria’s first introduction into the world of healing was through plant medicine, she has been working with different psychedelic plant medicines over the span of a decade, with both indigenous and modern teachers. Deeply intrigued by Joseph Campbell's work, she studied the Hero’s Journey at length and later applied it as a geographical lens in her work to assist participants to effortlessly move into their own innermost workings. Victoria is the founder and president of Kaivalya’s education platform F.I.V.E (5-MeO-DMT Information and Vital Education). Connect with Victoria: Website: www.tandavaretreats.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/sacredsurrender F.I.V.E (5-MeO-DMT Information & Vital Education) Platform: https://five-meo.education Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #VictoriaWueschner
01:09:08
April 10, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Greg Lake #39
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 39: In this episode, we sit down with Greg Lake (co-founder of EntheoConnect) to discuss his recent work in 2022 as well as his latest book "The Law of Entheogenic Churches (Volume II)." Previous Interview with Greg: https://youtu.be/HQkciJYDnAE 00:00 - Fire Moment 00:53 - Introduction 02:22 - Greg's Current Mission 07:43 - Doctors Using Psychedelics 10:18 - Breaking The Stigma Of Churches 13:30 - Western Vs Plant Medicine 16:26 - Shedding Mind Programs 25:35 - Being Called To Psychedelics 28:22 - Greg's Second Book 33:26 - The Importance Of Group Settings 40:08 - Recreational Use Of Psychedelics 46:33 - Having The Right Intentions 52:27 - From Recreational To Intentional 1:00:23 - Becoming Better, Self Agency 1:04:30 - Greg's Transformative 2014 Story 1:07:09 - Susan's Approach To Healing 1:10:43 - Confrontational Encounter Groups 1:12:37 - Remaining Present, Showing Love 1:18:04 - Where To Find Greg's Book 1:23:34 - Greg's Last Words 1:24:44 - Outro About Greg: He is a trial and appellate attorney, entheogenic church lawyer, consultant, and author. Greg helps people with legitimizing their psychedelic practices by forming them a legal entity/church and helping them with their doctrine and internal documentation in order to maximize their protection. Connect with Greg: Website: http://EntheoConnect.com Email: george.lake@entheoconnect.com The Law of Entheogenic Churches (Volume II): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SL33168/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_apa_glt_i_H3V48G2CTXN1G2SQ71TA?linkCode=ml1&tag=aostark-20 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://anchor.fm/susan-guner. Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. www.facebook.com/groups/innerflo/ This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #GregLake
01:25:28
April 03, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Rowan #38
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 38: In this episode, we sit down with Rowan - the video editor of the Psychedelic Conversations channel - to discuss his journey, get insight into his knowledge and experiences of plant medicines, as well as touch on other topics such as addiction and more. 00:00 - Fire Moment 00:31 - Introduction 01:50 - Rowan's Background Story 03:35 - Creating The Podcast 06:00 - Thoughts On Psychedelics 15:39 - The Recreational Use Of Psychedelics 25:43 - Overcoming Addiction 32:41 - Educating The Parents 35:18 - Surrounding Yourself With The Right People 38:42 - Rowan's Reason For Transformation 43:26 - The Infinite Process Of Growth 46:47 - Rowan's Final Words 48:52 - Outro About Rowan: Rowan is the primary video editor for this channel and has been a passionate musician/music producer for over 10 years specializing in a variety of genres ranging from Hip-hop, Trance, Electronic Music, and more. This obsession with music lead him down the path of video production, filming music videos for local artists which later branched out to experimenting with motion graphics and ultimately working with clients all around the globe. Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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March 20, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Kerry Devine #37
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 37: In this episode, we dive deep into Kerry's background story, discussing past traumas and PTSD. Throughout this interview, he also shares insight on his healing journey using plant medicines. 01:11 - Introduction 02:03 - Kerry's Background Story 03:27 - Healing Childhood Trauma 07:10 - Learning About Ayahuasca 11:52 - The Commercialization Of Psychedelics 21:00 - Kerry's First Transformative Experience 36:20 - Trying Other Plant Medicines 38:41 - The Biggest Outcome 47:07 - Being Content With The Journey 49:53 - Kerry's Plans For The Future 57:23 - Outro About Kerry: Kerry Devine is a former TV promotions producer, magazine feature writer, award-winning short filmmaker, and rock vocalist/performer. He enjoys traveling both internationally and as an overlanding/off-road enthusiast across the United States. He has left his former ambitions behind to write and publish his first book relating the story of his personal journey of healing past traumas through the sacred use of psychedelics. He grew up in Illinois and currently lives in Colorado with his wife and two boys. Connect with Kerry: Email: sacredpsych@outlook.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kerryonward Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/sacredpsychedelicIFS/ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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March 13, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations | Dr. James Fadiman #36
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 36: In this episode, we sit down with Dr. James Fadiman as he shares with us his wealth of knowledge regarding microdosing and gives us a unique insight into the fascinating world of psychedelics. 00:31 - Introduction 03:14 - Psychedelics In The '60s 05:38 - The Popularization Of Psychedelics 08:00 - The Benefits Of Microdosing 10:37 - Psychedelics In Silicon Valley 12:45 - The Practicality Of Microdosing 16:40 - Microdosing Being a "Smart Drug" 18:22 - The Placebo Effect 19:44 - Thoughts On Microdosing Being A Shortcut 22:32 - Exploring Psychedelics In Group Therapy 31:30 - Thoughts On The Future Of Psychedelics 36:15 - Fear Around Taking Psychedelics 37:40 - Paul Stamets "Stacking" Method 41:35 - The International Microdosing Association 45:02 - Microdosing Different Medicines 48:42 - James' Book "Your Symphony of Selves" 56:11 - The Problem With AA Meetings 59:54 - James' Plans For The Future 56:44 - Outro About James: James Fadiman, PhD. Author, lecturer, Senior Research Fellow, Sophia University, Palo Alto, California, Microdose researcher, research design consultant has been researching psychedelics since 1961 and the effects of microdosing since 2010. His book The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys growing in popularity as the psychedelics making their way back into the mainstream. He is currently working on a new book about microdosing, the new frontier in Psychedelic use. Connect with James: Email: psychedelicsrsearch@gmail.com Website: https://www.jamesfadiman.com Website: https://sites.google.com/view/microdosingpsychedelics/home Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #JamesFadiman #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #MicrodosingMushrooms #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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March 06, 2022
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Jenalle Dion #35
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 35: In this episode, we dive deep into Jenalle's background story and discuss her mission to help guide people with their transformational experiences, using her integration journal. 00:00 - Introduction 02:16 - Jenalle's Background Story 07:55 - Launching A Travel Journal On Kickstarter 11:25 - The Psychedelic Community In Canada 14:13 - Thoughts On The Psychedelic Renaissance 19:37 - Recreational Vs Intentional Use 23:49 - Starting In A Smaller Group Setting 26:26 - Jenalle's Role At "Third Wave" 30:22 - The Increasing Interest In Educational Courses 34:19 - Thoughts On Integrational Coaches 38:13 - Using A Physical Journal Over Technology 42:41 - The Integration Journal 47:14 - Jenalle's Plans For The Future 50:28 - Last Words Of Wisdom 55:55 - Outro Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/920110985/wakeful-travel-journals-support-your-transformation?ref=11tk44 About Jenalle: Jenalle Dion is a passionate creative who founded Wakeful Travel, the ceremony companion company, working with seekers, retreat centers, psychedelic clinics, and mindful product brands to provide tools that aid in transformation and self-exploration. Her journals help to reflect your own wisdom back to you, integrate profound experiences, and put a plan in place for lasting change. She is Head of Content at Third Wave, and when she’s not working in the space, she’s snowboarding in her backyard in British Columbia or adding to her houseplant obsession. Connect with Jenalle: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenalle-dion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakefultravel/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wakefultravel/ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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November 28, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Daniel Torres #34
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 34: In this episode, we discuss "Kratom" - a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. Daniel shares his personal experiences using Kratom and explains how it may benefit individuals who are on the road to recovery. 00:00 - Introduction 01:41 - "Kratom" And Its History 06:13 - The Opioid Epidemic 13:00 - Is Kratom Addictive? 16:47 - Daniel's Personal Recovery 22:22 - Becoming Vulnerable In Order To Grow 26:41 - Advising Individuals Wanting To Try Kratom 30:31 - Daniel's Thoughts On The Future Of Kratom 36:20 - The Exploitation Of Plant Medicines 39:33 - Daniel's Plans For The Future 42:00 - How To Source Kratom Safely 44:44 - Outro About Daniel: Daniel Torres is an expert in the field of alternative medicines for holistic health and wellbeing, devoted most of his life to building and supporting communities around recovering from addictions and healing from trauma. Connect with Daniel: https://www.facebook.com/TherapyBotanicals415 https://www.facebook.com/danielstherapybotanicals/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/therapybotanicals/ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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November 21, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Dr. Ben Malcolm #33
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 33: In this episode, we discuss Dr. Ben Malcolm's background story and his passion to educate others on Psychedelic Pharmacology as well as the importance of tapering off SSRIs when using certain Psychedelic medicines. 00:00 - Introduction 01:25 - Ben's Background Story 10:18 - Why "Spirit Pharmacist" 14:40 - Psychedelic vs Pharmaceutical Drugs 25:40 - Tapering Off SSRIs 29:42 - Dangers Of Mixing Certain Substances 35:40 - Lithium 38:18 - Building Capacity 51:16 - Ben's Offerings At Spirit Pharmacist 57:00 - Mixing SSRIs With Ayahuasca 58:49 - Syrian Rue 01:00:30 - Understanding Psychedelic Pharmacology 01:04:44 - The Increased Interest In Psychedelic Assisted-Therapy 01:10:37 - Outro About Ben: Dr. Ben Malcolm earned his bachelor’s degree (BS) in pharmacology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, prior to his Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) at Touro University California. He then completed post-graduate residencies in Acute Care at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Psychiatric Pharmacy at the University of California at San Diego Health. After residency training, he began his career as an Academician at Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS), College of Pharmacy and obtained Board Certification in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP). Currently, he provides psychopharmacology consulting services and a resource and support membership relating to the use of psychedelic and psychotropic medications at spiritpharmacist.com Dr. Malcolm envisions a society in which access to psychedelic drugs in a variety of safe and supported settings is available for purposes of psychospiritual well-being, personal development, ceremonial sacraments, and treatment of mental illness. His vision guides his scholarship, education, and service-related professional activity. Connect with Ben: Website: https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spiritpharmacist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritpharmacist/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4e7bCKnnArHD91Rce-HWOQ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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November 07, 2021
Psychedelics Conversations Podcast | Bonnie Divina Maa #32
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 32: In this episode, we deep-dive into Bonnie's story and discuss the dark side of psychedelics as well as her passion for helping individuals - seeking happiness - as an entheogenic guide. 00:00 - Introduction 01:17 - Bonnie's Story 06:45 - The Dark Side Of Psychedelics 09:22 - Part-Time Shamans 11:49 - Understanding The Dangers Of Spiritual Retreats 19:02 - Best Practices For Harm Reduction 26:30 - Observing Your Practitioners Energy 28:37 - Honouring The Diet Process "Dieta" 34:15 - The Integration Process 41:25 - Concerns On The Future Of Psychedelics 50:27 - The Importance Of Spiritual Maturity 54:05 - Companies Hiding The Mystical Side Of Psychedelics 56:55 - Bonnie's Future Projects 01:00:34 - Advice For Aspiring Practitioners 01:03:02 - Outro About Bonnie: Bonnie Divina Maa is a registered nurse, Shamanic practitioner and Entheogenic Guide helping individuals return to wholeness and connect with joy. Connect with Bonnie: Website: https://www.awakenascend.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.stewart1 Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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October 24, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Api Ascaso #31
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 31: In this episode, we deep-dive into Api's life story and discuss her mission working with children as an occupational therapist, as well as her ceremonial work involving music. 00:00 - Introduction 01:24 - Api's Story 05:40 - Working With Special Needs Children 12:50 - Integrating Music With Occupational Therapy 14:32 - Connecting With Music 17:10 - Why Are People Scared Of Singing? 23:26 - Music Is Medicine 25:37 - How Psychedelics Influenced Api's Journey 30:56 - Vibrational Frequencies All Around Us 32:46 - Tribal Experiences With Music 35:22 - How The Pandemic Has Affected People 38:21 - Transitioning Into Ceremonial Work With Music 40:01 - The Art Of Being In The Present 43:08 - How The Pandemic Could Affect The School System 45:33 - Api's Thoughts On The Future 59:07 - Outro About Api: Api Ascaso is a ceremonial musician and occupational therapist for children, navigating both spaces with wit and grace bringing forth a new understanding of the transition process to becoming a better human for the world and for ourselves. Connect with Api: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/iNhL9iVyP5gJVxaJ9 Instagram: https://instagram.com/apilarre?utm_medium=copy_link Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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October 17, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Kayse Gehret #30
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 30: In this episode, we discuss Kayse's story and her mission to promote microdosing for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. 00:00 - Introduction 02:01 - Kayse's Story 03:45 - Coming Into The Healing Arts 08:05 - Why "Group Settings" Are Important 12:05 - Microdosing Not Being A Magic Pill 15:03 - Managing People's Expectations 20:50 - Shifting Your Perspective 24:14 - Not Being Able To Track Spiritual Development 28:47 - Kayse's Thoughts On The Future Of Psychedelics 32:18 - Being Called To Plant Medicines 35:21 - How Do I Trust / Surrender? 38:28 - Is Microdosing A New Frontier In Psychedelic Use? 41:35 - The Integration Of Psychedelics In The US 45:40 - What Can We Do As Individuals? 47:12 - Rick Doblin's "Coming Out" Party 48:09 - The Youth Influencing A Psychedelic Renaissance 52:19 - Creators Doing The Plant Medicines Work 56:07 - Kayse's Last Words 57:23 - Kayse's Offerings 01:00:18 - Outro About Kayse: Kayse is a healing artist based in Northern California. She is an author, studio founder and a passionate advocate for nature-based therapies and healing. She especially loves working with beginners & individuals new to the plant medicine path, and guides a nationwide & growing community of individuals practicing microdosing for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Connect with Kayse: Website: https://www.microdosingforhealing.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaysegehret Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaysegehret Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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October 03, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Laurie Higbed #29
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 29: In this episode, we discuss Laurie's mission at "Awakn Life Sciences" to treat drug addiction by the means of assisted psychedelic therapy. 00:00 - Introduction 02:28 - Laurie's Background 06:37 - Understanding Trauma When Working With Psychedelics 10:20 - The Difficulties Of Being Lead By A Therapist 12:45 - Learning To Trust The Process 15:40 - Preparing Others To Trust Their Process 18:33 - Laurie's Thoughts On The Psychedelic Renaissance 22:20 - The UK National Health Service 24:49 - Not Relying 100% On Psychedelic Treatment 26:23 - Psychedelics Treatment in the US vs the UK 31:00 - Psychedelics Being Accessible In The UK 34:35 - The Stigma Of Using Psychedelics As A Treatment 38:43 - Laurie's Future Projects At "Awakn Life Sciences" 42:54 - Outro About Laurie: Dr. Laurie Higbed is an experienced clinical psychologist, has worked as a lead therapist on clinical trials using MDMA and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy and has a special interest in working with complex trauma, addictions and the use of psychedelic therapy to treat a range of mental health difficulties. She is also the lead psychologist at Awaken Life Sciences  Awakn Life Sciences is a publicly-traded (NEO: AWKN) (OTCQB: AWKNF) biotechnology company with clinical operations; researching, developing, and delivering psychedelic medicine to better treat Addiction. Awakn’s team consists of world-leading chemists, scientists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who are developing and advancing the next generation of psychedelic drugs, therapies, and enabling technologies to treat Addiction. Awakn will also deliver evidence-backed psychedelic therapies for Addiction in clinics in the UK and Europe and through licensing partnerships globally. Connect with Laurie: Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurieolivia2?s=21 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/awakn_ls Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/AwaknLifeSciences Website: https://awaknlifesciences.com/dr-laurie-higbed Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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September 26, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Darren Roberts #28
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 28: In this episode we discuss our "21 Day Meditation Challenge" and why it was created, the benefits of fasting and how to slowly implement it into your life, Darren's drug addiction and how he overcame it, trying Ayahuasca for the first time at Soul Quest, the psychedelic renaissance, reconnecting back with our inner soul through plant medicines, the benefits of experiencing the medicine in a ceremony surrounded by like-minded people, trauma-healing being an infinite process and not something one can achieve in a short period of time, the most difficult thing Darren had to deal with in his plant medicine journey, being open to receiving therapy, the patient process of recovery, Darren's plans for the future and so much more. About Darren: Darren Roberts is the founder of the Ayahuasca Integration and Sacred Vine Tribe group. After recovering from his addiction he became a plant medicine advocate, community builder, facilitator and supporter of those who are on their healing journey. Connect with Darren: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1946657132302878/?ref=share Instagram: https://instagram.com/sacredvinetribe?utm_medium=copy_link| Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
59:15
September 19, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Inin Nini #27
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 27: In this episode we deep dive into Inin Nini's story of growing up in Latvia, how she discovered plant medicines, attending her first ceremony, taking a leap of faith to learn more about plant medicines in Peru, having a calling from the universe and trusting the process. The dangers of not understanding nor respecting the true tradition of these medicines before taking them, why some individuals have an "ego-inflating" experience when taking psychedelics, the importance of going into a ceremony with the utmost respect and honor for the plant medicines and facilitator. Inin Nini's fascinating thoughts on the dream world, the synchronicities between dreams and everyday experiences, writing down your dreams in a "dream book" to find meaning and symbolism,  how her book "The Thirteen Dreamers" came about as well as her second book "Numinous". Connecting with the sacred Nordic plants, "Mugwort" and the beautiful message it represents, why it is important to initiate feminine energy, balancing the divine feminine and masculine energies in order for the world to blossom, Inin Nini's sacred marriage ceremonies, her plans for the future and so much more! About Inin Nini: Inin Nini is a Plant Mystic, Soul Guide, Medicine Woman, storyteller, author of Brinumskais (Numinous) and the Priestess at Inin Nini Sacred Marriage Ceremonies. Connect with Inin Nini: Website: https://www.plantmystic.com/ Facebook Pages: https://m.facebook.com/moonlight.tribe/ https://m.facebook.com/brinumskaistabyininnini/ https://www.facebook.com/sacredmarriageceremonies/ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:27:46
August 29, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Belinda Eriacho #26
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 26: In this episode, we deep dive into Belinda's story and how she came into the healing arts, indigenous roots of the psychedelic movement, medicinal use of traditional plant medicines, critical importance of integrating psychedelics into mainstream, concerns and ethical use, dangers of misuse, Belinda's experience with MDMA assisted therapy, her mission to use her skills to help people of color through trauma healing, having a sacred relationship with plant medicines and not viewing them as psychedelic re-creational drugs. We also covered the history of Peyote, how we're all connected to mother nature, Belinda's thoughts on spiritual narcissism and the ego vs the soul, benefits of the grieving process, understanding the physical + mental risks of plant medicines if not used properly, Kyle Ortigo's book: "Beyond the Narrow Life: A Guide for Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration", researching the origins and purposes of each individual plant medicine before taking them, and so much more. Beyond the Narrow Life: A Guide for Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0907791832/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PM1B4E8A6R3J71Z115NE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Belinda's impactful speech on Intergenerational Trauma: Native American’s Inherited Legacy for MAPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeosIJ4snE About Belinda: Belinda is of Dine’ (Navajo) and A:shiwi (Pueblo of Zuni) descent, residing in Arizona. She is the wisdom carrier, healer, and founder of Kaalogii LLC. Belinda holds degrees in Health Sciences, Technology, and Public Health. In addition, Belinda has participated in the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, MDMA People of Color Therapy Training Program. She is an international speaker on issues that impact Native Americans in the United States. Connect with Belinda: Website: https://kaalogii.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belindap.eriacho The Church of the Eagle and the Condor Project: https://churchofeagleandcondor.org/  https://www.facebook.com/The-Church-of-the-Eagle-and-the-Condor-102503461411528/  Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens #Microdosing
01:14:43
August 22, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Daniel Brett #25
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 25: In this episode we discuss Daniel's story growing up in Liverpool, learning to surf at age 9, working for BBC, moving to Costa Rica, his living experience in Costa Rica, the increase in numbers of people wanting to travel during the post-pandemic era, and "laptop living". When then dive deep into Daniels book: "IBOGA: The Root Of All Healing" and his relationship with Iboga, the history of iboga and its origins, the Bwiti tribes and the initiation each member has to go through when becoming part of the tribe, the process of extracting the psychoactive alkaloids out of the raw tabernanthe iboga root bark, what isolating the ibogaine molecule means for the future of treatment, what lead Daniel to try Iboga for the first time and the experience he had, the journey of writing his book over 6 years, spiritual bypassing, balancing the recreational use of psychedelics, microdosing, research and harm-reduction, Daniel's plans for the future and so much more! About Daniel: Daniel Brett is a writer, traveler, surfer, musician, consciousness explorer. His search for the meaning of life eventually landed him in Costa Rica, where he now lives and writes full time. He is the author of the book "IBOGA: The Root of all Healing helped his quest enormously" as well as the writer for Noble Sapien. Noble Sapien: https://www.facebook.com/Noble-Sapien-105311128348690/ Iboga The Root Of All Healing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1838446214/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_63NCWTKKXGZNV6K0GQNY Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:18:52
August 15, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Rubèn Wucubcame #24
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 24: In this episode we discuss Rubèn's story and how he formed his connection with nature as he was growing up, leaving Mexico City and moving into the mountains with his brothers, making music that honor their tradition and ancestors, Hurricane Katrina, the different rituals/ceremonies he has attended, re-incarnation and re-connecting with souls from a past life, his experiences with psychedelics such as DMT, learning about Chakras and vibration, discovering the power of the human body, using breathwork to focus your energy, letting go of fear, showing gratitude to the universe and truly loving yourself, Rubèn's drum-birthing workshops, and so much more.  About Rubèn : Rubèn is a Nahua native from central Mexico, currently developing a ritual music project “Origin Te Yon’ton” (Origin of the Heart) to share the path of ancient wisdom of understanding that everything is frequency and that our body is sacred where we can potentiate our own medicine and healing by harmonizing our body frequency and energy. Connect with Rubèn: Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/Originteyonton/ YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UCg60mi6AmFRBjbGOau3_P9A Instagram - https://instagram.com/3origin3te3yonton?utm_medium=copy_link Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:15:42
August 08, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Vishnu #23 (Pt. 2)
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 23: We continue our conversation from part 1 (https://youtu.be/d-Nq1CFYZCA) In this episode, Vishnu explains to us how he formed his relationship with Psycilocibn at around 19 years of age, how in the last 10 years he has helped people work through their traumas by hosting his own ceremonies, the organic process of individuals finding Vishnu through networking, building trust with these individuals so they can allow themselves to unfold and ultimately accept themselves, the important dietary preparation before experiencing a ceremony, finding and feeling pure bliss, trusting the medicine and trusting the process,  We then discuss the great advantages of group processes, learning something new about oneself in every ceremony, the medicine helping you connect with your authentic self to find your soul mission, the dedication it takes to serve a plant medicine, spiritual bypassing and spiritual narcissism, the duality of the medicine space, becoming a healer of yourself, the fact that we all are innately good people and have the capacity to be good and do good, Vishnu's introduction to the Bufo Alvares toad, his belief that Bufo is not just something you try and rather a calling to an individual, the notion that we are all one, and that the unfolding is taking place right now as we speak.  About Vishnu: Bodhisattva, vows to help awaken beings to awaken one’s true self, realizes that there’s only one consciousness. Vishnu is a medicine carrier, wisdom keeper, facilitator and guide for deep self-work. Connect with Vishnu: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamVishnu1111 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/iamvishnu1111 Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #Entheogens
01:19:52
August 01, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Joël Brierre #22
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 22: In this episode, we talk about Joël's background and how he discovered psychedelics for the first time, growing up with open-minded parents breaking the stigma of psychedelics, Joël's thoughts on the psychedelic renaissance and how more people have grown to accept these plant medicines as opposed to 10-20 years ago, understanding that these plant medicines are not some kind of magic fix and that its rather a tool to help an individual when doing self-work, Joël's thoughts on psychedelics becoming more mainstream, the responsibilities that come with using these plant medicines, making sure spiritual retreats are affordable and available to everyone. Later on we discuss "5-MeO-DMT" and what it is all about, the profound experience one endures when taking 5-MeO-DMT, the true meaning of an "Ego-death" and surrendering yourself to mother nature, the preparation process you have to go through before taking it, how 5-MeO-DMT is extracted and the many ways it can be extracted, why Joël chooses to use synthetic 5-MeO-DMT over organic, finding an experienced facilitator/shaman that knows what they're doing to ensure your safety when attending a ceremony, the "aftercare" process, Joël's thoughts on the transition from "Kali yuga" into "Satya yuga", and so much more. About Joël: Joël is an entheogenic yogi, has been a pioneer in the modern psychedelic movement, specifically in the realm of 5-MeO-DMT and the Bufo Alvarious toad. His unique approach of applying classical non-dual yogic philosophy as geography for both preparation and integration from the entheogenic experience gained attention around the world at the first WBAC (World Bufo Alvarius Congress) and continues to shift the landscape of psychedelic use. Connect with Joël: Company Website: https://kaivalyakollectiv.com/ Personal Website: https://www.itsallsource.com/welcome Linkedin: https://mx.linkedin.com/in/jo%C3%ABl-brierre-13691b1b8 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joel_the_entheogenic_yogi/ Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going: https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
55:05
July 25, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | John M. Folak #21
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!   Episode 21: In this episode, we talk about the inspiration behind John’s books starting with “The Psychedelic Hero’s Journey of a Traveling Nobody”, his profound experiences with ayahuasca and the guidance it has given him, the notion that these plant medicines have their own agenda and that we are doing the medicines work, John’s first call to the medicines using mushrooms, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, the psychedelic renaissance and how these plant medicines are causing a mass awakening.  Later on, we discuss traditional therapy vs psychedelic therapy, reconnecting with one’s spiritual self and straying away from the American Dream, accepting plant medicines to be a part of our lives, transforming from the victim mindset to a greater cosmic understanding, the visionary plant medicines and how they will call to an individual, Johns advice for fighting fear/resistance and the benefits that will come after, Johns plans for the future regarding his journey and the books he will be releasing, and so much more. About John: The Traveling Nobody (aka John M. Folak) is a cargo pilot, public speaker, and author of five books on psychedelic spirituality, including The Psychedelic Hero’s Journey of a Traveling Nobody, The Organic Spaceship: Opening the Psychedelic Door and the forthcoming Unexplored Territory: The Search for Home. He lives in Austin, Texas but loves to escape to the desert for frequent resets in his time off - he travels within with meditation aided by psychedelics. His trips often land as hard-hit truths; truths we can all relate to...if we dare. Connect with John: Email: jfolak@gmail.com YouTube: Traveling Nobody Website: https://travelingnobody.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ATravelingNobod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traveling.nobody/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TravelingNobody Book Info page: https://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Nobody/e/B0769734Q7?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:43:35
July 18, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Carlos Tanner #20
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 20: In this episode we talk about Carlos' background story, how he became interested in medicinal plants through reading Carlos Castaneda books, overcoming his drug addiction after his wakeup call, his first transformative experience drinking Ayahuasca in Peru, synchronicities that take place after a psychedelic experience, the trust one builds with the universe along their path, the retreats that Carlos and his team offer that are lead by Curanderos from the Shipibo tribe, targeting and resolving inaccurate personal truths that were formed from our traumas, what is Ayahuasca and what are its properties, and perceiving beyond our biological limitations (sight, hearing, smell) through drinking Ayahuasca. Later on, we discuss Carlos' powerful understanding of how traumas are formed and how we can overwrite them through the use of psychedelics, the long-term effect of psychedelic treatment vs pharmaceutical treatment, the fish tank analogy and how important changing the environment of an unhealthy individual is rather than trying to fix the individual themself, forgiving but not forgetting, Carlos' thoughts on the future of plant medicines, the complex training involved in becoming an Ayahuasca practitioner and so much more. Connect with Carlos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyahuascaFound Website: https://www.ayahuascafoundation.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ayahuascaretreats Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayahuascafoundation/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ayahuasca-foundation/ About Carlos: Carlos was born and raised in the United States and has degrees in both art and philosophy. He moved to Iquitos, Peru, in 2004 and lived with his first teacher for four years before creating the Ayahuasca Foundation in 2008. In 2017, he opened the Riosbo Retreat and Research center and began hosting medical research in 2018.  The stage 1 study was completed at the end of 2019 and has now been published in the journal Frontiers of Psychiatry. Carlos appeared in the Netflix series Down to Earth with Zac Efron in 2020 and continues to offer unique educational courses and healing retreats as well as host important research into the traditional use of ayahuasca and plant medicine. The published study on "Ceremonial Ayahuasca in Amazonian Retreats": https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.687615/full?utm_source=F-NTF&utm_medium=EMLX&utm_campaign=PRD_FEOPS_20170000_ARTICLE Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:18:39
July 11, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Lindsay Kent #19
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 19: In this episode, we discuss Lindsay's background and how she became interested in filmmaking at a young age, Project MK-Ultra, Ken Kesey writing "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", the formation of the "Furthur Bus", how Lindsay and two guys from Canada filmed the first leg of the Furthur Bus 50th Anniversary Tour, the premiere dates of her documentary, the psychedelic renaissance, Lindsay's burning man experience, finding your tribe and getting out of your comfort zone, how the pandemic has had an influence on individuals trying psychedelics, the invisible force of these medicines and how they bind us together, "The Ascent of Humanity" by Charles Eisenstein, entering the age of reunion, the power of awareness, understanding counterculture, Lindsay's plans for the future regarding filmmaking, getting out of the victim mentality, her profound experience after leaving the Furthur Bus tour and much more. Going Furthur Trailer: https://vimeo.com/560637063 About Lindsay: Lindsay is the filmmaker behind the upcoming documentary Going Furthur, chronicling the 50th anniversary of Ken Kesey's Furthur bus and the spark of America's counterculture. Connect with Lindsay: Website: http://krenshawfilms.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lnkent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goingfurthur Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goingfurthur50/ Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:00:15
July 04, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Luc Van Poelje #18
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 18: In this episode, we discuss Luc's background story with psychedelics, his team of professionals at Psychedelic Insights, what they offer at their retreats, the preparation work that takes part before a retreat with each individual, the difference between mushrooms and truffles, the importance of harm reduction, understanding the science and history of these substances before taking them, the post-pandemic era and how it has affected individuals all around the globe, using psychedelics for healing, the role of consciousness in the human experience, reconnecting with the higher self, questioning life and overcoming complacency, Luc's thoughts on the future of the psychedelic movement, his advice for individuals wanting to try truffles for the first time and much more. About Luc: Luc is the founder of Psychedelic Insights. He is a Royal Netherlands Marine Corps veteran, plant medicine advocate, entrepreneur, ocean sailor, mountaineer, and rain forest explorer. Above all, he is a dad to his daughter Sam (14). His life (choices) changed after his psilocybin and Ayahuasca experiences in 2013. Luc had a 15-year internet business career and a few years after taking psychedelics Luc ran a mental health education service for 4 years, including (walking) therapy and lifestyle coaching, and was a public speaker on mental well-being, especially in youth prisons where he gave 40+ talks on emotional health. Connect with Luc: Website: https://psychedelicinsights.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanpoelje Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanpoelje Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:10:50
June 27, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Farrah Diani #17
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 17: In this episode, we deep-dive into Farrah's journey starting around 15 years ago. She explains how she became a Kambo practitioner, the reason she wanted to make Ayahuasca available for her clients, and why she decided to implement micro-dosing into her life. We go on to discuss the calling of the psychedelic plants, how many psychedelic therapists have had great experiences with self-work, the spirit of ayahuasca, facing your demons/shadows before helping others, learning to embrace the true power of the present, healing our nervous systems with medicinal plants, taking responsibility to work on ourselves when constantly being re-programmed by society, Farrah's thoughts on plant medicines such as "Iboga" vs traditional therapy. We then talk about the benefits of Ayahuasca, micro-dosing ayahuasca wine without the DMT properties, using the wine as an anti-depressant for depression & anxiety, the plant spirit working through psychedelic facilitators, micro-dosing being a great entry point for experiencing psychedelic therapy, healing one's nervous system before a ceremony, harm reduction pointers for individuals wanting to try Farrah's medicine, recommendations for micro-dosing ayahuasca, Farrah's thoughts on the future of psychedelics, and paying respect to these medicinal plants and the indigenous tribes who have been working with them for generations. About Farrah: Farrah Diani is a California-based Psychotherapist. She has traveled to many continents including South America where she found her passion for the indigenous Amazonian medicines and has been working with them extensively in recent years. Farrah has a Bachelor's degree in Biology with many years of studying the sciences and working in the pharmacology research department of the University of California Irvine where she earned her Bachelor’s in Sciences. Connect with Farrah: Website: https://thesoulvine.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2192663464165867/?ref=share Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ayahuasca-Micro-Dosing-The-Soul-Vine-336670490548617/ Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner
01:15:05
June 20, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Vishnu #16
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 16: In this episode, we deep-dive into Vishnu's story and why he's chosen to be referred to as "Vishnu" over his government name. We discuss Vishnu's way of connecting with people and showing acknowledgment to their being, his experience with psychedelics such as psilocybin and DMT, the importance of being your authentic self through relaxation, and being aware of what you're feeding your temple through all senses (diet, vision, hearing etc.) Vishnu helps explain the importance of breathwork and meditation, reminding yourself to connect with nature to recharge, micro-dosing psilocybin to re-wire your brain in order to work through trauma, how Vishnu has become the being he is, truly accepting yourself to find inner happiness and bookmarking negative experiences to remember parts of your journey, using your pain as a gateway to open up, facing your traumas first before seeking light & love, how COVID-19 affected Vishnu and the major shift that is taking place (post-pandemic). About Vishnu: Bodhisattva, vows to help awaken beings, to awaken one’s true self, realises that there’s only one consciousness. Vishnu is a medicine carrier, wisdom keeper, facilitator and guide for deep self-work. Connect with Vishnu: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamVishnu1111 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/iamvishnu1111 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:02:36
June 13, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Jonathan Gold #15
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 15: In this episode, we deep-dive into Jonathan's story and how he came into the healing practices. We then discuss childhood traumas, toxic individuals in the psychedelic space, Kambo medicine and where it comes from, the "Phyllomedusa bicolor" also known as "The Giant Monkey Frog", the history of Kambo and how the medicine is obtained, the strange procedure of taking it and the physical effects after taking the medicine.  We go on to talk about our programming in the modern world, the difference between Indigenous tribes vs the Western culture, Jonathan's experience taking Iboga, using a timer when experiencing Kambo to help one understand where they are in the process, the "Planet Kambo" method vs the "Brazillian" method, Jonathan's website and what they have to offer, spiritual narcissism, true happiness within oneself, the negative association of being alone, what is Hapé/Rapé? and how to smoke it, Sananga, and much more. About Jonathan: Plant medicine veteran & Planet Kambo co-founder Jonathan Gold, left an unfulfilling 10 year IT career to pursue a higher path of healing, self-discovery & enlightenment uniting him serendipitously with the transformational healing power of Kambo frog medicine. Now a skilled facilitator boasting thousands of recovery testimonials, Jonathan escaped the matrix of corporate enslavement & lives a life of service, duty & soul alignment. Connect with Jonathan: Website: https://www.planetkambo.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Planetkambo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/planetkambo/ Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kambo-jon?trk=public_profile_browsemap_profile-result-card_result-card_full-click Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:24:22
June 06, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Gerardo Urias #14
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 14: In this episode we discuss Gerardo's story, his last three traumatic years which lead him into a downward spiral of depression, how psilocybin mushrooms helped him work through his traumas bringing back color into his life, the "Wim Hof" method, how to shut down the prefrontal cortex through breath work and yoga, conscious vs subconscious thought, building capacity, the difference between the parasympathetic vs sympathetic nervous system, Stoic's philosophy and pantheism, being a product of our environment, tapping into the flow-state, gaining power over fear and lastly the creation of Gerardo's documentary and book "Taking Back My Mind".  About Gerardo: Gerardo Urias is an author, athlete, and citizen of the world. Gerardo grew up in San Diego, California before leaving for Europe when he was 20 years old to begin an incredible life of adventure, travel, trials, tribulations, and transformation. Recently, Gerardo has relocated to his hometown of San Diego to promote his book about mental health, Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms. When Gerardo is not writing, he is surfing, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, or reading a book out in nature." "Taking Back My Mind" Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/UXYfn0nwbHw Connect with Gerardo: Website: https://takingbackmymind.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gurias77 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerardo-urias Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gerardourias77/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/takingbackmymind/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT51QhUKM9OuNMIQ4OtWeLA Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:32:21
May 30, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | James Cooke #13
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 13: In this episode, we deep-dive into James' background, a spontaneous mystical experience he had as a teenager, the similarities he's found between psychedelic and mystical experiences, how psychedelics helped him work through subconscious issues, his perception of spiritual bypassing, how words cannot explain the true magnitude of reality since they are only concepts, building capacity with microdosing, the beauty of fully surrendering and trusting the process, James' predictions on the future of psychedelics, the decriminalization, his plans for the future regarding his retreat centre and the importance of mindfulness and staying present. About James: Dr. James Cooke is a neuroscientist, writer, and speaker, whose work focuses on consciousness with an interest in meditative and psychedelic states. He studied Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience at Oxford University and passionate about exploring science and spirituality. He is currently building a retreat centre in Portugal and hosts Living Mirrors with Dr. James Cooke Podcast. Connect with James: Website: https://www.drjamescooke.com/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/DrJamesCooke Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjamescooke?s=21 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-mirrors-with-dr-james-cooke/id1516523741 Instagram: https://instagram.com/drjamescooke?igshid=4e1hkhfjmbpt Instagram for his retreat development: https://instagram.com/thesurrenderhomestead?igshid=1wsdhrsznxncd Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:40:36
May 16, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Sébastien Fouillade #12
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 12: In this podcast we discuss Sébastien's introduction into the psychedelic space, his life journey working in different professions, finding enlightenment through yoga, running ayahuasca & mushroom ceremonies, the psychedelic renaissance, the stigma behind psychedelics, the leaders of the world coming out about their own psychedelic experiences, learning to fully surrender in order to reach major breakthroughs, easing into psychedelics through preparation such as breathwork/yoga etc, educating oneself on harm reduction and Sébastien's plans for the future. About Sébastien: He is a Product Leader at Microsoft, Creative & Marketing Director at Earth Medicine Experience, Advisor to Companies in the Psychedelics Space, Psychedelic Medicine Advocate, 2 x Startup Founder and Author. He had his first out-of-body experience 10 years ago during an intense yoga that led him to a spiritual renaissance aided by yogis, shamans, healers, float tanks, meditation, and powerful psychedelics. He eventually came out of the spiritual closet at work, freeing his authentic self. Sébastien recently published “Stairway to Healing: The Crooked Path We Travel” an account about his journey to Peru to work with Ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, and Wachuma. He is on a mission to remove the stigma associated with psychedelics and inspire people to find their authentic selves. He leverages 26+ years of product and entrepreneurship experience to join forces with other innovators in the space of psychedelics. Connect with Sébastien: Website: https://fooyad.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fooyad?lang=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastienfouillade/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBdpL_GUvH0JHZRV152MaQ Sébastien's Book: Stairway to Healing - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Q6LPZM3 Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.  About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing
01:05:40
May 09, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Jason Grechanik #11
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 11: In this podcast we discuss Jason's life story, how he discovered Ayahuasca, the advantages/disadvantages of psychedelics becoming a trend in 2021, not having to fear Biotech companies legalizing plant medicines, psychedelic discipline, looking for a sense of purpose and connection through social media, realizing one can never fully master a certain art form, the overwhelming journey of true enlightenment, internal resistance blocking one from their unlimited potential, medicinal plants being more/less beneficial outside of their natural environment, honoring traditions and what lead Jason to create the "Universe Within Podcast". About Jason: Jason is the host of the Universe Within Podcast, a former actor, photographer, and Thai boxer. Jason is also a plant medicine facilitator and he leads his own tobacco healing ceremonies in Peru’s sacred valley. Connect with Jason: Apple:  https://bit.ly/AppleUW Spotify:  https://bit.ly/SpotUW Google:  https://bit.ly/GooglUW YouTube:  https://bit.ly/YouTubeUW Websites: https://www.jasongrechanik.com https://www.nicotianarustica.org/ Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.  About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing
01:12:16
May 02, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast - Darren Le Baron #10
Darren Le Baron (Springer) discovered psychedelics early in his teens however he wasn't interested until in his 30's simply because he was taught to "say no to drugs" and as he began to explore psychedelics, he understood why society has given psychedelics a bad name since it's an extremely liberating technology, allowing one to open up their psyche and discover more about their own mind. Darren believes that the notion of psychedelics losing many years of research in the '50s is misleading since that is only the case in western society as there are many indigenous cultures around the world that have been using psychedelics for decades now with an unbroken link. Darren's interest in indigenous cultures and history taught him the various uses of sacred plants ritualistically in ceremonies for medicinal purposes and we talk about the gatekeepers - the people that the sacred plants were gifted to, certain parts of the world hold specific entheogenic plants i.e The Amazon holds Ayahuasca, West Africa holds Iboga, Mexico holds Salvia etc. We also discuss the relationship between mental health and psychedelics, Darren mentions that indigenous cultures generally don't use psychedelics as a means of healing mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression etc. as these illnesses are a lot more common in western society due to the way we live. In indigenous cultures, psychedelics are used in a way to prevent mental illnesses rather than cure them. Darren's interest in cultivation, horticulture and organic food growing lead him to become a renowned mycologist, partnerships with Double Blind and The Psychedelic Society. About Darren: Darren Le Baron (Springer) is a mythologist, psychedelic researcher, qualified organic horticulturist, permaculture teacher and facilitator. Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living. His interactive workshops look at the fundamental ethics and principles of permaculture while sharing practical tips for personalizing and implementing the tools in our busy daily urban settings. Along with being a member of the Breaking Convention committee, Darren has worked with CRCLR in Berlin and LUSH in the UK supporting both to create sustainable working systems and environments using permaculture. Connect with Darren: https://www.darrenlebaron.com/ http://instagram.com/darren_le_baron​ https://www.facebook.com/darrenlebaron Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner
01:35:23
April 18, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Changal-Sapuro #9
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations podcast! Episode 9: We start by discussing Changal’s story and how it began with Cannabis when he was 9 years old. He explains that the plants found him throughout his life and not the other way around. At the age of 12, he met magic mushrooms, this allowed him to delve deeper and learn about himself. After years of exploring magic mushrooms, he also experienced other substances (Cocaine, MDMA, Speed) which allowed him to understand which of these drugs are medicines and which are not. We then start to discuss Bufo Medicine. Changal clarifies that with bufo medicine, he started to learn about oneness and how everything is interconnected. He then tells me about how he combined Ayahuasca with Bufo medicine and had one of the most intense trips he had ever experienced. This experience gave him one of the most animalistic perspectives of reality and allowed him to see how all beings are sentient, even down to the trees, rocks and water, holding the same collective consciousness. Changal does not advise an inexperienced individual to mix psychedelics such as Bofu + Ayahuasca. In order for someone to actually embrace an experience like this, one must first build capacity to contain such a powerful trip. It has taken him years (step by step) to be able to endure these experiences with the right approach. “When entering the deep waters, you want to be swimming and not drowning inside.” One day he came home on MDMA and was expressing his emotions with his parents. They gained interest and decided to try MDMA and magic mushrooms, this allowed his father to have one of the most transformative experiences in the year 2012. This experience absolutely changed his life and gave him the insight to stop living within society’s rules and realized from then onwards Changal had to become self-sustainable. We end off the discussion talking about the evolution of technology, Changals experience working with Bofu, Ayahuasca and Kambo, Re-activation of Bufo and Changal's regenerative healing farm. Changal's journey with the entheogenic medicines has been a tribal journey and it has not only brought him closer to nature but has also shown him what it means to be human. After years of experiencing this, he has slowly been able to empathize with the tribal people of the Amazon and why they've chosen to live this way. It has taught him over the years that you don’t have to build anything or to be a certain way or do a specific thing, we only have to live in the moment now, to enjoy life. Changal's message to everyone is to listen to your heart, if something doesn’t feel right, then it’s not right. About Changal-Sapuro Ancestralis: Facilitator of Bufo Alvarius, Kambo and Ayahuasca medicine, Artist, Builder, Farmer. He was introduced to psychedelics at the age of 9 and he’s been exploring psychedelic and entheogenic states for more than 17 years. In the last 6 years, he’s been living on 1 hector of land where he is building regenerative community healing farm, also traveling around the world to share Bufo medicine (Germany, Poland, Serbia, Austria, California, Oregon, Mexico, and last 2 years also traveling to Brazil to share Bufo medicine. His attitude towards psychedelics is “medicine for life” and he has a shamanic perspective and approach to psychedelics. He believes the entheogenic medicine is the best ally/teacher and pure consciousness itself. Connect with Changal: https://www.facebook.com/ApukunaRetreatCenter https://soundcloud.com/changalero https://www.mixcloud.com/Changaleros/ Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.
01:12:39
April 11, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Antonio Sebastian #8
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 8:   We start off by discussing Antonio's life story and his experience growing up seeing energy and spirits, learning about certain plant medicines such as ayahuasca, salvia through his grandmother, the spiritual impact psychedelics had on his life allowing him to understand people on a spiritual level, and how he started delving deeper into psychedelic practices once his son was born.  We go on to discussing Salvia and the power it has, the difference between chewing it and smoking it, how it creates a unique experience for each individual taking it and how the experience may differ depending on one's body type, weight, gut health, mental health, upbringing etc.  I then ask Antonio for his opinion on the effect that psychedelics would have if they became mainstream and more available to people. He explains the problem with this and how it could potentially be a threat to the majority of pharmaceutical companies since they'll end up losing power and money. We go on to discuss mycology, microdosing, the science behind cultivating mushrooms, various types of mushrooms and their potency, and his experience experimenting with different genres of music when cultivating mushrooms. We end off the conversation by briefly going over quantum neurological psychedelic mapping and navigation, Antonio's thoughts on the psychedelic renaissance, his plans for the future of his company "A.L.I.C.E Cbyn", the beauty of mycelium growth and its connection with nature, and much more. About Antonio Sebastian: Founder and owner of A.L.I.C.E Cbyn, earned his B.A. in Management and Psychology from Long Island University and M.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University where he focuses on and thrives in forensic and Quantum Psychology. He is working on numerous studies in the psychedelic industry that compiles data of the various states of consciousness while using psychedelics by incorporating the shamanic practices shared with him from childhood. He is also a Reiki master, psilocybin cultivator, established Trip Sitter who utilizes local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic and Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork. In late 2020, Antonio started a company called A.L.I.C.E Cybin Integration which stands for "Awakening Life In Cosmic Environments". Currently working with Dr. Michael Gentile MD to create an environment where psilocybin is truly understood from inoculation to fruiting and to document as much data as possible in regards to the different species. Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.  For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. Connect with Antonio: Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/alicecybinintegration/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/a.l.i.c.e._cybin?igshid=qv4zd1pppjtz Twitter: https://twitter.com/alicecybin?s=21 Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner
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April 04, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Naysha Silva #7
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 7:   In this episode,   we focus the discussion on "dieta's", which is a contract made between a curandero and a particular plant spirit. It is an important part of Shamanic training to become a facilitator of the plant medicines. It is also used as a practice to heal oneself. Naysha explains it is a great idea to take part in a ceremony as well as a dieta to get the full experience. Before taking part in a dieta, one needs to fast for up to ten days. This allows you to show your deepest traumas and what you have been suppressing. The more time that one can invest into their dieta the better, since with each person the time frame may differ until one is healed. I address the issue where a lot of people are coming to these dieta's expecting instant healing, and even more so feel a sense of entitlement after only one month of experience. Where in reality, to be a true Shaman, it could take up to several months, maybe even a few years. Experiencing a Dieta is allowing the plants access to the subconscious mind and surrendering with trust, the western mindset struggles with this. Naysha explains that for a person who wants to train, the first year is all about healing. As you train, you start to become your own guide and realize that the medicine isn’t going to do the work for you, it is you who has to speak to the plants so they can answer your prayers. There is a problem with the western influence since in the traditional way when people came to heal, they didn’t have a timeframe. We then discuss the importance of being humble when working with the plant medicines. It is extremely important we use these plant medicines with the utmost respect. Many people also have trouble spending time with themselves and that’s why this pandemic has caused a lot of psychological problems and depression etc. The practice of the dieta is to come back to our inner child and learn who we really are.  Naysha clarifies that a typical day - when undergoing training - is spending time with yourself and trying to connect with the plants, eating one meal a day and being restricted from distractions such as cell phones. The first ceremony is the opening of the dieta. The Shamans start calling the spirits of the plants to see which plant is appropriate for the person/people they’re working with. The shaman will then determine how much time is needed for each person. After the first ceremony, some people may want to master a plant over a period of time to slowly become accustomed to each plant medicine and its properties.  About Naysha: A devoted Curandera from the Peruvian Amazon working in the shamanic field for 12 years. Trained by indigenous shamans. Born from plants, carries her medicine all over the world to help people awaken and heal. Connect with Naysha: Blog: https://naysha.blog/ Instagram: @curanderita Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.  For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner
01:16:58
March 14, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Martha Allitt #6
Episode 6:   In this episode,  We start by discussing her life story growing up in England feeling a sense of small-town syndrome, experiencing her first psychedelic at 17 years of age, discovering an inspiring Ted talk in 2016, and her fascination with yoga and it becoming apart of her journey into the psychedelic realm which ultimately lead her to do yoga training and to work for the psychedelic society. We discuss the integration process, the mainstreaming of yoga and the misconception of it being an instant healing process, the glamorization of psychedelic drugs and meditation, what it takes to deal with depression the right way, how typically - in human nature - we expect instant gratification when trying to heal ourselves, and the importance of writing down your experience when taking psychedelics and sharing it with other people. Later on we discuss harm-reduction, the understanding that psychedelics are not domesticated medicines and can be just as dangerous as they can be effective and wonderful, the important notion that we cannot control psychedelics but we can turn a negative experience into something positive, the subconscious mind being revealed when taking psychedelics, and the dangers of using psychedelics alone as a recreational drug and the adverse effects they may have.  I then ask Martha about the UK and where we are positioning ourselves in the renaissance. She explains that the UK is ready to decrease the harm of these drugs when used recreationally, but that we need to give it time. She clarifies that there is a lot of progress being made with harm-reduction at festivals and how important it is since a lot of people take drugs from unknown sources. We go on to discuss the "Zendo Project" which is a program that has been created to provide safe spaces within festivals for people having difficult experiences related to drugs. I explain to Martha how since the "Zendo Project" has been created, a lot of the harm at festivals has been reduced.  Martha helps by listing some of the important steps to note for harm-reduction purposes starting with the importance of understanding different types of drug test kits, researching what you are taking on sites like "https://psychonautwiki.org/", owning a scale to know the exact amount you're taking, meditating before going into a psychedelic trip, having a "trip sitter" - someone you trust that is willing to be there for you if needed, and most importantly, to do what you are comfortable with. About Martha: Martha works for the Psychedelic Society UK where she runs events on science, culture and policy within the context of psychedelics and other plant-based medicines. She also works for The Psychedelic Renaissance where she writes articles and various other pieces of content to engage the psychedelic community and beyond in the spectrum of issues and relevant news, both positive and negative. She also aims to spread important harm-reduction information and is a proud volunteer for Psycare UK with a background in Neuroscience, Martha has an evidence and research-based focus and is passionate about disseminating information on the therapeutic purposes of plant-based medicines and other psychedelics to treat various medical conditions, in hope to move closer towards ending the war on drugs. This drive has led her to volunteer for Patient-Led Engagement Access (PLEA). Outside of her psychedelic career, Martha is a trained yoga teacher, enjoys making art, writing songs and dancing to 80's disco music. Connect with Martha: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/martha.allitt/ Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martha-allitt-89b4531b8 Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner
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March 07, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Naysha Silva #5
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!    Episode 5:     In this episode,    We start by discussing how the pandemic has affected Naysha's personal life, the struggle of bringing mother nature's medicine into western society, the misconception of the medicine being an instant transformation tool, and the importance of the environment the medicine is taken in.   We then go on to discuss how typically in human nature we are always wanting a quick transformation, the "spiritual eagle" - believing that once you've taken the medicine you are completely enlightened, and the real hard work it takes to confront the shadow self and become truly awakened.    Naysha explains spiritual narcissism and the ego, the dedication and time it takes to carry the medicine appropriately and the truthful teaching of the plants to become unconditional and to love without the ego distorting one's perception.   We also discuss the art of self-work and accepting what is, the important lesson of "listening" when taking plant medicines, and the understanding that these medicines can show what you're capable of but that it's up to you to fulfill your purpose.    Naysha then explains the challenges she had to overcome in her journey to becoming a Shaman, setting boundaries with people, and having to let go of certain friends and family. As well as becoming more strict over the years as a Shaman since many people aren't truly ready to complete a ceremony and feel cheated when having to let go of technology and their comfort zones.   Lastly, we go over the notion of having to walk a path of darkness before seeing the light and attaining wisdom, the importance of forgiveness and its benefits for one's soul, how going through a grieving process is crucial for an individual, and how having to be hypersensitive when doing a Dieta allows one to hear and truly connect with the plants. About Naysha: A devoted Curandera from the Peruvian Amazon working in the shamanic field for 12 years. Trained by indigenous shamans. Born from plants, she carries her medicine all over the world to help people awaken and heal.   Connect with Naysha: https://naysha.blog/ Thank you so much for joining us!     Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.    For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.     About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.    Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
01:13:14
March 01, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Luis Solarat #4
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!    Episode 4:     In this episode,    Susan Guner interviews Luis Solarat.     They start by discussing why he left his job at London Real, how Luis felt that after he created "Re-connect" his life long dream had been achieved, his new home in the Peruvian forest, Luis' experience with the Dietas - a plant-based practice for developing connection to the Spirit, Ayahuasca ceremonies helping enforce your connection with the plants, the different uses for Dietas and the important preparation before initiating a Dieta, self-isolation and the discipline required to help deconstruct the ego, how important it is to have pure intentions when doing a Dieta, having a safe environment to experience the plant medicines, the importance of self reflection and not to let life slip away, how COVID-19 has changed our psychology, how Luis' documentary "Dissolution" came about and Luis belief in humanities synergy with nature.   About Luis Solarat: He is a manager and a facilitator at Psychonauta foundation (plant medicine retreat), he was born in Spain, became interested in video games and film, he then went to study film and started making movies whilst working with photography. Years later, he moved to London and found a London real podcast which then unfolded into Luis becoming the head of video production and directing every London real documentary/film including "Re-connect". His interest in Psychedelics began recreationally and this transitioned into a lifelong passion for Psychedelics and plant medicines.   Connect with Luis Solarat:     Website: https://dissolutionsolution.wordpress.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luissolarat Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DissolutionSolution/featured Thank you so much for joining us!     Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.    For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only    and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.     About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.    Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
01:06:56
February 20, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Sanne Ham #3
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!   Episode 3:   In this episode,   Susan Guner interviews Sanne Ham.   She is a trauma integration therapist and an entheogenic guide.   They start by discussing her story on how she got involved in the Psychedelic space, how she became an entheogenic guide using Psilocybin, her near-death experience and how it affected her perspective on life/death and healing, the journey of self-awareness and how suppressed emotions are reflected on others, Psychedelics being initiators and not instant healing substances, the shadow self and how it is important to engage and confront your shadow self just as "Buddha" does with "Mara", the painful process of integration and not to expect instant gratification, having someone to witness your journey so that you can obtain a more objective perspective, how Psychedelics are not for everybody and much more.   Connect with Sanne Ham:  https://www.sanneheart.com/ Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only   and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.   About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.   Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
01:41:10
February 13, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Greg Lake #2
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 2:  In this episode,  Susan Guner interviews Greg Lake. (co-founder of EntheoConnect) He is a trial and appellate attorney, entheogenic church lawyer, consultant, and author. Greg helps people with legitimizing their psychedelic practices by forming them a legal entity/church and helping them with their doctrine and internal documentation in order to maximize their protection.  They go on to discuss the benefits of spiritual retreats, his history with propagating psychedelics, overcoming addiction and financial struggle, developing EntheoConnect, the safety put into legalizing spiritual ceremonies, mystical experiences, how COVID-19 has affected mental health, how the perception of psychedelics is evolving, the difference between psychedelics and entheogens, Greg's upcoming book revolving around the law of entheogenic churches in the US, how his first book "Psychedelics in Mental Health Series:: Psilocybin" came about, his passion for helping people and spreading the word on psychedelic therapy. Connect with Greg Lake: http://EntheoConnect.com https://www.amazon.com/Psychedelics-Mental-Health-George-Lake/dp/B089M1HW21 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only  and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
53:39
January 02, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Derek Januszewski #1
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 1:  In this episode,  Susan Guner interviews Derek Januszewski (the founder of Pachamama sanctuary) to discuss his life story in-depth as well as his experiences with Soul Quest, drinking Ayahuasca to help deal with traumas, legalizing psychedelics, the Woodstock generation, spiritual bypassing, and Derek's plans for the future regarding the Pachamama sanctuary. Connect with Derek: https://www.pachamamaretreats.org/ https://www.facebook.com/derek.januszewski Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only  and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
59:29
December 12, 2020