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Jef Baker

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HOP Podcast #21 DMT, Ayahuasca, and the Acacia Plant w/ Jef Baker

The Human Origin Project

DMT and its effect on human consciousness has been explored in clinical trials by Dr. Nick Strassman using endogenous DMT in subjects in the 90s. Since then, conjecture has arisen on the physiology of how DMT acts on the brain. Traditional plant medicines such as ayahuasca and lesser known acacia tree show humans have been utilising the properties of DMT for thousands and thousands of years. What do these medicinal practices experiences tell us about the human brain and consciousness. In this episode I discuss with author of the paper “Deep Ecology of Ayahuasca Discourse” Jef Baker, on his long-standing fascination with psychoactive plants. Jef is president of the Sydney chapter of The Australian Psychedelic Society and dives into the history, state of research and personal experiences with DMT practices.Australian Psychedelic Society:https://www.psychedelicsociety.org.au/Facebook: Entheogenic Anthropology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/752493421540605/'From Changa to Change - Self to Society' by Jef Baker @ The Politics of Awe, APS-Sydney 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aGC4niiZo


3 Sep 2019

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Changa to Change with Jef Baker, and Dr. Vinco Polito on microdosing psychedelic Bicycle Day 2019


We are proud to present some of the talks from the Australian Psychedelic Society (Sydney)'s Bicycle Day event.  Dr Vince Polito - Experiences Of microdosing psychedelics: An observational Study - Bicycle Day 2019'From Changa to Change - Self to Society' by Jef Baker @ The Politics of Awe 2019

18 Aug 2019

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The Curious Puzzle of ‘Psychedelic Integration’ w/ Jef Baker ~ Ep 34

Adventures Through The Mind

Another episode of ATTMind Radio has come to fruit and I am happy to announce the guest is Jef Baker. From his bio: Jef is a Cultural Studies and Communications graduate from Southern Cross University. His thesis ‘A Thread in the Vine-The Deep Ecology of Contemporary Ayahuasca Discourse’ played an important role in his rediscovering the plant medicine path. Jef’s research interests are now centred on exploring the ritual aspects of the psychedelic experience and how entheogenic plants inform people’s notions of self, agency, identity and community in postmodernity. A particular focus is how the integration process is critical in bringing about pragmatic change at the personal, cultural and social levels. Jef Baker and I initially met online and when I was blessed with the opportunity to be in Sydney, Australia to give a talk for the Sydney Spore, he and I met up for falafel and conversation. Starting with a discussion around the underlying themes and conflicts within the larger online Ayahuasca discourse, we quickly transition into discussing the somewhat elusive puzzle of what it means to 'integrate' one's psychedelic experiences. In particular, we discuss the role of community engagement and the difference between a change in perspective and a change in behavior. Support The Podcast PayPal Donation Patreon Other Options (including bitcoin) Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMindRadioEp34 Support The Podcast

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21 Jul 2016