The Psychedelic Marine. Following a brutal tour of Afghanistan and a chaotic childhood Alex looked for alternate medicines and therapies to help support his wellbeing. We speak about life, joining the Royal Marines (twice), being a father and how a 'trip' down the Amazon River changed his life. Alex's book is available at: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Psychedelic-Marine-Transformational-Journey-Afghanistan/dp/1620555794/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Psychedelic+Marine&qid=1623791023&sr=8-1 Please also check out: https://www.heroicheartsproject.org https://www.heroicheartsuk.com and https://maps.org
Psychedelic Marine - Alex Seymour Journeys to the Amazon for Healing
Tune in to Supernatural Girlz this Wednesday night to hear our guest, ALEX SEYMOUR.After returning from a tour of duty during the war in Afghanistan, Alex Seymour needed a way to cope with the extremes he experienced as a member of the Royal Marine Commandos, losing 7 men in his unit, and having his best friend critically injured by a Taliban bomb. Drawing upon his pre-deployment experiences with DMT and psilocybin mushrooms, Alex knew that entheogens could help him release his fears and traumas. But he also knew that simply taking psychedelics wasn’t enough--he needed ceremony, something sacred to draw meaning from his experiences, to help him reassess not only the war and his role in it, but his entire life. So he set out for the Amazon in search of the hallucinogenic brew known as ayahuasca and a shaman to guide him. The result is a crazy adventure where he journeys deep into the jungle and himself.
The Boulderist Podcast - Tales from the People's Republic of Boulder
Imagine leaving behind a family and career to go to war in Afghanistan as a British Royal Marine, and then psychically cleansing yourself in order to return to that family and career with the aid of shamans and their Ayahuasca native medicine. Alex Seymour did that – and lived to tell the tale in his...
The Psychedelic Marine, PTSD, and Tools for Change with Alex Seymour
Why Shamanism Now - A Practical Path to Authenticity
The Psychedelic Marine is a vivid portrait of both the anguish of war and the power of entheogens and shamanic ritual to help combat veterans complete the inner journey combat begins, and heal from PTSD and the deep, traumatic loss from war. Author, Alex Seymour, enlisted as a teen in the Royal Marines Commandos and served for six years, completing two tours of duty, only to re-enlist 20 years later. Alex served another tour of duty in Afghanistan where he suffered severe losses. Host and shaman, Christina Pratt, speaks with Alex about the relationship between our fears, beliefs, traumas, and PTSD and the depth at which we can let go when faced with our own direct experience of The Sacred. Join us this week as we explore how ayahuasca in shamanic ceremony can offer a way to help soldiers prepare for war and help combat veterans heal from it.
Psychedelic Marine: Ayahuasca & Transformational Journey from Afganistan to the Amazon with Alex Seymour
Dr. Kelly Neff
Painting a vivid portrait of both the anguish of war and the transcendent world of shamanic ritual, the author Alex Seymour shows how young people often enlist in the military to satisfy our human need for a rite of passage into adulthood, a ritual sorely missing in our culture. He explores how ayahuasca can offer a way to help soldiers prepare for war and help combat veterans heal from war and overcome PTSD--as well as alcoholism and addiction. From Afghanistan to the Amazon, the author shows how ayahuasca frees your consciousness from inherited beliefs and fears, offering a truly transformative rite of passage.