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Adventures Through The Mind

Adventures Through The Mind is an interview-based podcast hosted by Canadian author and public educator, James W. Jesso. Although the show topics range---from spirituality, mental health, and emotional maturity; to love, relationships and sexuality; to history, philosophy, and neuroscience---there are two underlying themes that intersect them all: psychedelics & the mind.James W. Jesso is the author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom and The True Light Of Darkness, both about his experiences exploring the potentials of psychedelics.

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We Don't Know Sh!t | Dennis McKenna ~ ATTMind 67

Dennis Jon McKenna is an American ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer and author. He is the brother of well-known psychedelics proponent Terence McKenna and is founding board member and the director of ethnopharmacology at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization concerned with the investigation of the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines. He is also one of the founding contributors to the modern wave of ayahuasca research in particular and psychedelic research in general. In fact, the book Magic Mushrooms grower’s guide, which he co-authored with his brother Terence in the 70s, presented the first reliable method for cultivating psilocybin mushrooms at home. Chances are if it wasn’t for Dennis and his brother, none of us would have ever tasted the magic at all. See below for full episode breakdown. Support Us On Patreon! Http://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso Leave A One-Time PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso   Head to http://www.bit.ly/ATTMind67 for all other related links and my blog entry on the theme of this episode.   *** Episode Breakdown The early years: developing the magic mushroom growers guide. The limitations of the biomedical model for psychedelic research The encounter and emergence of psychedelics in the culture of the 60 impact - dangerous How and why Dennis and Terence got into psychedelics. The McKenna early journey, from the jungle to the university. What it was like to travel into the jungle for ayahuasca during the early years, before the tourist boom, compared to today. The danger of the cults and power hunger within ayahuasca culture. The role of psychedelics in the modern plight of humanity. The moral dimension of psychedelic technology. Plant intelligence and mycelial brain of the forest (no?) Plant/mammal symbiotic co-evolution. Psychedelic spiritually is cheating? On Terence Beyond the legend. The man, the brother. How Terence privately feel about the time wave? Did he stop taking mushrooms? The challenges of being a psychedelic celebrity How does it feel to watch Terence being torn down by his critics? Did Terence work for the CIA? Dennis favourite story of his brother The difference between Microdosing LSD and psilocybin The possible dangers of microdosing LSD? Cultural implications of microdosing vs macrodosing. Suggestion and cautions in choosing to guide others in psychedelic experience. What psychedelic is Dennis still taking? You don't know shit. If he were to die tomorrow, what piece of advice would he offer us?

2hr 1min

2 Mar 2018

Rank #1

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Mapping Consciousness With High Dose LSD | Christopher Bache ~ ATTMind 83

In this episode, Christopher Bache and I explore the research and exploration that underpins Diamonds from Heaven: a twenty-year journey into 70+ high dose LSD experiences done with the explicit intent to map Consciousness. We talk about why Bache chose this path, what it was like, and what here learned from it all about Consciousness, psychedelic consciousness, and what it means to be a finite human, nested in a complex web of relationships, defined by its dualist dance for meaning. Head to http://bit.ly/ATTMind83 to watch this interview in video and/or to read the full blog entry for this episode. See below for full episode breakdown. ------------------------------------- SUPPORT THE SHOW 🙏🍄😍 ▵ Support On Patreon ▵ Donate via PayPal ▵ Donate via Crypto ▵ Buy Some Merch     -------------------------------------   EPISODE BREAKDOWN What led Bache to choose high dose LSD psychedelic exploration The difference between 'psychedelic exploration', 'psychedelic therapy' and 'psycholytic therapy' Describing the cycles of death and rebirth into higher levels of consciousness Dying beyond the self, beyond the human, beyond time and space Beyond the non-dual and into the diamond luminosity Cleansing, suffering, purification, and ecstatic blessings’ What does it feel like to transcend time and space? Is the non-dual experience of 5-MeO-DMT just a stepping stone to an ever larger reality? Cultivating coherent cognition in increasingly higher states of consciousness The difference between LSD and Psilocybin Do the challenges of high dose LSD get easier over time? What is “Deep Time”? LSD’s lesson on the future of humanity How Bache feels about death now, after all of these experiences Why Bache stopped, the phenomenological dangers of continuous, long-term, high-dose LSD sessions The impact of a deep psychedelic practice on our human relationships Integration practices and how we integrate these massive, transcendental experiences ------------------------------------------------------ Big thanks to my patrons on Pateron for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H., Clea S., Steven B., Greg A., Dean H., Joe A., Andy D., Stephen B., Angela & James J. ,Ian C., Sarah E.M, David W., Neeraj D., Reese. H., Don J.,Greg A., Robbie G., & Yvett F.C ------------------------------------------------------ If you are struggling with a psychedelic encounter and would like an informed and listening ear, reach out.   Details here: http://www.jameswjesso.com/contact/jesso-private-skype-sessions/     ------------------------------------------------------ Follow James W. Jesso on Social Media!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameswjesso/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AdventuresThroughTheMind?sub_confirmation=1 ----------------

1hr 26mins

12 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Healing Childhood Wounds With Psychedelic Therapy | Bruce Sanguin - ATTMind 98

This episode of the podcast narrows in on the manner in which early childhood experiences inform, often unconsciously, our adult perceptions, behavior, and self-identity. Our guest, author and former Christian minister Bruce Sanguin, takes us into and through a (common) legacy of early childhood wounds, the relational context through which they are inflicted and later reiterated, as well as the role psychedelic therapy plays in healing those childhood wounds.  Bruce is not an armchair advocate for this work, but a man that has learned from his own healing with psychedelic medicines. Along with a structural discussion on his model for healing childhood wounds and the potential of psychedelic therapy to help the process along, he shares his personal story of how his childhood wounds led him to the Church, how healing them required leaving that church behind, and how psychedelics help him learn to love again. Full episode breakdown below --LINKS-- For links to Bruce's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to Https://bit.ly/ATTMind98   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/_____ EPISODE BREAKDOWN How our early life explains set us up for our perceptions of reality and self in adulthood Core Unconscious Beliefs (CUBs) how they form our personality Personality vs Authentic Self What is happening when we become “triggered” the traumatic origins of existentialism How our CUBs and CABs guide us into toxic relationships We are wounded in relationships; we heal in relationship Enter psychedelic therapy Healing with Ayahuasca Healing with LSD/MDMA (candy flip) psychotherapy What psychedelics do in the therapy The (attachment) role of the therapist in psychedelic therapy Getting trapped in the spiritual ego Sanguin’s journey into and out of the Church How the church helps reaffirm childhood trauma What is God, both before and after psychedelics.    --- OTHER LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/

1hr 33mins

24 May 2019

Rank #3

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Psilocybin Mushroom Ceremonies In Mexico w/ Oliver Quintanilla ~ Ep 24

In this episode of ATTMind Radio, we welcome Oliver Quintanilla, director of the documentary Little Saints. The tagline for his movie is "eat a mushroom, talk to God", so you can probably assume that the content of this episode will be interesting, to say the least. His film was truly one of the most vulnerable documentaries on psychedelics I have seen (and I've seen a lot). It was great to take a peak at the state of ceremonial use of psilocybin in contemporary Mexico. However, I wasn't prepared for was the potency of Catholicism that is present within it! It was great to pick Oliver's brain about the evolution of psilocybin's role in religious ceremonies in Mexico over the last few hundred years, the connection between "spiritual healing" and physical healing, why he made this movie, and what effect he has seen it produce throughout its screening tour. And of course, we talk about how he got into psilocybin and the role it played in his life growing up in Mexico. Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMindRadioEp24 Support The Podcast PayPal Donation Patreon Other Options (including bitcoin)

1hr 13mins

29 Jan 2016

Rank #4

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Researching Psilocybin's Effect on Depression | Dr. Rosalind Watts ~ ATTMind 112

Dr. Rosalind Watts joins us on the show to help breakdown and better understand the nuances of the psilocybin for depression trials she leads at Imperial College London. We also talk about what her team's research helped her understand about the nature of depression, the value of feeling into our emotional pain, and what makes the difference between those who's lives turn out for the best and those who fall back into depression.   --LINKS-- For links to Bruce's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to Https://bit.ly/ATTMind112 **Full Topics Breakdown Below   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Sponsor: FORMULA Nootropics https://www.jameswjesso.com/formula Use promo code "jesso" to get 20% off your first order.   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   -- EPISODE BREAKDOWN -- the current state of psilocybin for depression research at Imperial College London exploring the results of their previous study of treating depression with psilocybin when do the results fade? why do some people have no effects when the take psilocybin how that relates to safety and polyvagal theory the visualization metaphor they use to help people prepare for their psilocybin session how society pushes us to dissociate or emotions and the value of feeling our uncomfortable feelings the value of safety during psychedelic therapy “this is not just a brain reset; this is a journey.” the positive potentials and problematic pitfalls of microdosing psilocybin why the depression comes back after psilocybin treatment it takes so much courage to do this thing the value of grief and sorrow to heal your life depression and self-forgiveness how directive is psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy during the psilocybin session? how psilocybin helps people heal depression does psilocybin hold an innate healing intelligence? the Accept, Connect, Embody (ACE) model for finding meaning through emotional journeying how Watts’ team using the ACE model in their psilocybin for the treatment of depression study experiential avoidance and its role in depression meaning, what is it? is it found or made or both?   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/

2hr 7mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Eating Wild Psychedelic Mushrooms In Mexico w/ Dr. Gerry, Kilindi, Julian, and James ~ Ep. 57

Back in the summer of 2017, I was invited to go to Mexico by author and Toad (5-MeO-DMT) facilitator Dr. Gerry Sandoval. He wanted me to come with him to Oaxaca, Mexico up to eat the wild psilocybin mushrooms that grow there. It was already an amazing offer and it hit a new level when he told me both Julian Palmer and Kilindi Iyi would be there as well. For this episode, I release to you the recording of Julian, Kilindi, Gerry, and I talking about our mushroom experiences the day after the ceremony. I knew this was going to be an opportunity of a lifetime, not only for myself but for you as well! There was a unique dynamic between us that morning and I knew I wanted to catch it for you. Enjoy. Hear more about my trip and see some exclusive photos at bit.ly/ATTMind57   Episode Breakdown Introductions What is the "landslide mushroom"? The modern history of mushrooms in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. Each of our specific experiences with the landslides the night before. Exploring the differences between different strains of mushrooms. Ayahuasca vs. Mushrooms; the vast potential of psilocybin. Communicating with plants. Entities, plant spirits, or manifestations of personal mind? Reality: oneness or multiplicity? Making sense of the psychedelic experience; the role psychedelics have played in each of our journeys.  The ecological instability and threat encroaching these mushrooms. The different strains we have tried and which are our favorites. Advice for dosing mushrooms at that high, entheogenic level. Did you hear about my big news and all that goes with it? Please help me in this journey by becoming my patron on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso

1hr 7mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #6

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Anti-Aging, BPC-157, and Regenerating The Damaged Body | Patrick Kroupa ~ ATTMind 78

Well, this interview is not what you may assume. It stands out in the repertoire of podcasts that have come before and are likely to go from here. That is because it isn't an interview at all, it's merely a conversation that happened off-the-cuff and just so happened to be recorded. I am releasing it because despite the diffused and tangential nature of the thing, it was fun and informative and because the guest, Patrick Kroupa is a man with much to offer, a formal interview and otherwise. Patrick Kroupa (also known as Lord Digital, born January 20, 1969) is an American writer, hacker and activist. Kroupa was a member of the legendary Legion of Doom and Cult of the Dead Cow hacker groups and co-founded MindVox in 1991, with Bruce Fancher. He was a heroin addict from age 14 to 30 and got clean through the use of the hallucinogenic drug ibogaine. [wiki] He is on the show this week to talk about peptides, anti-aging, and the complexities of health in the modern, toxic world. For relevant links, or to download this episode, head to http://bit.ly/ATTMind78 ------------------- Support The Show 😇 👍 😍   Buy Some Blotter Art! (yes, it's legal. No Drugs) https://www.jameswjesso.com/blotter   Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso   One Time Donation... PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Crypto: https://www.jameswjesso.com/bitcoin/   Buy Copies Of My Books on Psilocybin Psychology https://www.jameswjesso.com/category/books/ *** Special thanks to patrons Thomas & Melanie H., Clean S., Greg A., Joe A., Andy D., Angela & James J., Ian C., Reese. H., Harry P., Don J., Robbie G., Yvette C., & Neeraj D.   ------------------- EPISODE BREAKDOWN BPC-157: what the hell is that? Repairing brain damage from long-term stimulate use Cautions around injecting peptides - tracking reliable vendors Ageing and Anti-Aging with HGH and Secretagogues Reinvigorating the Sex Drive Metformin Big pharma and the FDA Health care in Canada vs the USA The smear campaign against nicotine vaping Some background on the history of Oxycotin, fentanyl, and perspective heroin Measuring our hormones to assess your health James’ journey with the ketogenic diet (I am not longer on this diet)

1hr 19mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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The Archetypal Wounding Of Men | James Hollis PhD ~ ATTMind 75

If we want to build a better world, one that is free of the power complexes that subjugate others, it behoves us to address the root of those power complexes. In particular regards to the patriarchy, if we fail to see both the function and the origins of the patriarchy system in the psyche of man, we worsen it at best and, at worst, become power-obsessed oppressors ourselves. The deep wounding of men by way of a toxic society is at the root of this interview with James Hollis PhD., whose ideas gave me stability in myself as I came to grapple with the pain, shame, and "quiet desperation" I have been carrying in my own life as a man. FULL EPISODE BREAKDOWN BELOW ------------------- For my blog entry on this episode, relevant links, or to watch this interview on video, head to http://bit.ly/ATTMin75 ------------------- Support The Show   Buy Some Blotter Art! (yes, it's legal. No Drugs) https://www.jameswjesso.com/blotter   Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso   One Time Donation... PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Crypto: https://www.jameswjesso.com/bitcoin/   Buy Copies Of My Books on Psilocybin Psychology https://www.jameswjesso.com/category/books/*** Special thanks to patrons Thomas & Melanie H., Clean S., Greg A., Dean H., Joe A., Jesus R., Andy D., Angela & James J., Ian C., Reese. H., Harry P., Don J., Robbie G., & Yvette C. ------------------- Episode Breakdown The impact of society’s social conditioning of man - isolation, anger, anxiety, etc. Oppressive behaviour does not remove oppression How Dr Hollis came to write ‘Under Saturn’s Shadow’ The secrets men are expected to carry that lock them away from vulnerability, and profound impact of fear on a man’s life How deep insecurity and fear dictate the creation of domination behaviour and the power complex A foundation in Jungian psychoanalysis, the Archetypes, and how emotional repression impact the sense of self, perception of reality, and behaviour A description of the patriarchy and its damaging role and impact on men The Mother, the mother complex, and the role of the father What does it mean to become a man, and who is teaching it to us? Rites of passage and initiation - how boys become men, and why many adult males are still boys A lacking sense of meaning in the lived life prescribed by the modern culture Making Meaning and finding out who you really are Empowerment vs power complex What are your ultimate tasks in life? How the social role conditioning of men prevents connection to the soul So…. what about Jordan Peterson? The potentials of psychedelic therapy in the context of Jungian psychoanalysis An actionable, pragmatic piece of advice for relating to men (no matter who you are)

1hr 8mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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DMT, Aliens, and The Meaning Of Life | Dr. Andrew Gallimore ~ ATTMind 101

Dr. Andrew Gallimore. Neurobiologist, chemist, and the author of 'Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game' joins us on the show to talk about extended-state DMT, the structure of reality, hyperdimensional alien intelligences, and the implications of dying while tripping DMT. Full Episode Breakdown Below --LINKS-- For full blog entry, all relevant links to this episode, and to watch this episode in video : https://bit.ly/ATTMind101 Want to see me at The Spirit Plant Medicine Conference 2019? Get your ticket through my affiliate link https://lt352.isrefer.com/go/SPMC/jameswjesso/ Featured image is courtesy of the insanely talented, SALVIADROID Check out his work here: http://www.zensages.com/    --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/     ---EPISODE BREAKDOWN--- The fundamental structure of reality What DMT shows us about reality The brain is our world-builder The difference between dream reality and waking reality in the brain What makes reality, “real”? (psychosis vs baseline vs psychedelics) True vs hallucination What is meaning and where does meaning fit into the structure of reality Psychedelics and the increased perception of “meaning” What exactly are psychedelics doing to your brain? What makes DMT different from other psychedelics Is the DMT space a place somewhere? Some critical pushback against Gallimore’s theory Entities, aliens, and elves: are they extrinsic phenomena? how to tell between DMT” hallucinations” and experiencing “real” phenomena of the DMT space If DMT space is a “real place”, what does that mean for our baseline reality? “Where” is the DMT reality? DMT’s redemption and entry into citizenship in hyperspace The meaning of life and the role of DMT If life is a game (Gallimore’s claim) where we win when we get to DMT, what about our responsibility towards climate change, war, poverty. etc? The extended-state DMT protocol: what is it, how they will do it, and why? If extend state DMT works, how might be used it to communicate with entities? Could extended-state DMT present a risk of brain damage? Is it possible that if we go to the DMT space into a long time, could we return permanently psychotic? What if they die under the DMT? Reality is strange, far stranger than we may realize.   --- OTHER LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/

1hr 55mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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What Dying Means w/ Stephen Jenkinson ~ Ep. 59

There are some commonalities sewn into the foundation of the human experience: we are all subject changes we’d rather not be subject to, we all have the capacity to love and to hate, we all suffer and we all desire freedom from suffering, we are all born and we will all die and furthermore so will everyone we know and care for. Today’s guest is a man with a propensity to contemplate big questions around dying and a long history of being on the front lines of what he calls “the death trade”. Welcome, Stephen Jenkinson to Adventures Through The Mind. Check out the full show notes to this episode and links to Stephen's books at http://bit.ly/ATTMind59 Support The Show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso Leave a One-Time PayPal donation: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Episode Breakdown A society gone wrong. A case for wisdom. What it means to die well. Designer dying, euthanasia, and choosing not to die at all. What your dying means beyond you. Our greatest fears around dying. Looking back to move forward. Grief is not to be mastered. The nature of mystery, and things mysterious, and the end of good luck. Choosing to die hope-free.

1hr 10mins

10 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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Secret Drugs Of Buddhism w/ Mike Crowley ~ Ep 23

Historian and ordained Buddhist lama Mike Crowley joins us on ATTMind Radio this week to talk about his new book, The Secret Drugs Of Buddhism. We explore the historical origins of Buddhism and discuss the fabled Soma and Amrita as a concoction of psychedelics plants similar to that of Ayahuasca. We talk about the complex of connections between psychedelics in ancient civilizations and various scriptures of ancient Asianic traditions, contact of intelligent entities in the psychedelics realms, the connections between modern drug culture and evolution of Buddhism. Mike is a fantastic wealth of information and set me straight on a couple ideas I have been considering for a long while. This is a great podcast with lots of cool history. He is also funding the release of his book via Kickstarter, which ends on Feb 6, 2016. Don't miss your opportunity to help this book reach the world. Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMindRadioEp23 Support The Podcast PayPal Donation Patreon Other Options (including bitcoin)

1hr 12mins

22 Jan 2016

Rank #11

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Natural Sex & The Distinguished Man w/ Sasha Cobra ~ Ep 08

This week's guest is Sasha Cobra, an internationally-recognized teacher on human sexuality and what it means to act in alignment with one's authenticity. With a lucid quality, Sasha articulates model for human integrity as it pertains to Relating, Sexuality, and Spirituality. We also discuss masculine and feminine energies in the body and in the universe, the most common hurdle men and woman face in their early stages of maturation, how this model fits into the LGBT community, and what she means when she says "Natural Sexuality". This was a great learning experience for me and I am grateful to share it with you. Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMindRadioEp8 Support The Podcast PayPal Donation Patreon Other Options (including bitcoin)

1hr 4mins

29 May 2015

Rank #12

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Beyond The Tryptamine Palace | James Oroc ~ ATTMind 77

Journalist, photographer, and artist James Oroc was born in the small South Pacific nation of Aotearoa. Since 1998 he has been pursuing and reporting on the cutting edge of extreme sports in more than 40 countries around the globe, his work appearing in magazines, films, and on MTV Sports. He has been a member of the Burning Man community since 1999, and he is also involved in the documentation and advancement of psychedelic culture as one of the first people to ever publically discuss the philosophical and metaphysical implication of 5-MeO-DMT. His first book, Tryptamine Palace, is a quintessential read for those interested in psychedelic philosophy. It presents his theories on reality, God, quantum mechanics and 5-MeO-DMT that are present in Tryptamine Palace. In this interview, we scratch the surface of those theories but advance beyond the Tryptamine Palace and explore the topics of his most recent book, The New Psychedelic Revolution -- the rich history of visionary art, modern festival culture, the rising popularity of 5-MeO-DMT, and his psychedelic philosophies on the nature of mind. For relevant links, or to download this episode, head to http://bit.ly/ATTMind77 ------------------- Support The Show 😇 👍 😍   Buy Some Blotter Art! (yes, it's legal. No Drugs) https://www.jameswjesso.com/blotter   Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso   One Time Donation... PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Crypto: https://www.jameswjesso.com/bitcoin/   Buy Copies Of My Books on Psilocybin Psychology https://www.jameswjesso.com/category/books/ *** Special thanks to patrons Thomas & Melanie H., Clean S., Greg A., Dean H., Joe A., Andy D., Angela & James J., Ian C., Reese. H., Harry P., Don J., Robbie G., & Yvette C.   ------------------- EPISODE BREAKDOWN How psychedelics give people bigger egos (especially 5-MeO-DMT) Oroc’s encounter with 5-MeO-DMT and what led him to the Tryptamine Palac Being a successful psychedelic author Medicalization vs. psychedelics as agents of modern mysticism Finding God through psychedelics The importance of spirituality Ego death, psychedelics, and relating to God The history of psychedelics and where we are its cultural evolution Visionary culture: art, music, and transformational festivals (especially Burning Man) The vital role of community, trance, and dance in human life Psychedelic university - festival conferences

1hr 4mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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A Crash Course In Emotional Intelligence w/ Douglas Tataryn Ph.D. ~ Ep 26

Douglas Tataryn is a clinical psychologist whose Bio-Emotive Framework brings us to the core of Emotional Intelligence. What is the Bio-Emotive Framework? It is an approach to emotional intelligence that enables us the release of emotional repression and the healing of past traumas. It gives us the tools to not only identify and delineate the core feelings directing our behaviors, but also an understanding of what is standing in the way of a happy, fully-embodied life. We talk about the difference between emotions and feelings; the effect past experiences have in manipulating our view of the world in the present; the rampant condition of 'cultural alexithymia', how to connect, understand and release feelings that aren't serving you; and the vital role body awareness plays in our emotional intelligence. This an episode I think EVERYONE can benefit from listening to. Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMindRadioEp26 Support The Podcast PayPal Donation Patreon Other Options (including bitcoin)

1hr 26mins

19 Feb 2016

Rank #14

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Cannabis & Spirituality w/ Stephen Gray ~ Ep 20

Author Stephen Gray has been in the psychedelic scene since its inception and is still offering great work into the evolving psychedelic culture. Since the 60s he has been an explorer of spirituality and conciseness expansion with “spirit plants”. He comes on the show to share stories of his journey with the Native American Church, the Santo Daime and other ayahuasca based religions, as well as his first ever LSD experience. We also explore a widely missed topic of consideration in the psychedelic discourse: Cannabis as an entheogen. Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMindRadioEp20 Support The Podcast PayPal Donation Patreon Other Options (including bitcoin)

1hr 2mins

14 Dec 2015

Rank #15

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Cannabis Nutrigenomics: How Your Genes Affect Your High | David Krantz ~ ATTMind 111

David Krantz and I talk about how genetics affect the metabolism of cannabis (nutrigenomics) and the resulting impact of cannabis use on our epigenetic health. Furthermore, we reach into a discussion on how the same framework of understanding applies to our metabolism of psychedelics and the potential future of a genome-specific screening program for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. --LINKS-- For links to David's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to Https://bit.ly/ATTMind111 Full Topics Breakdown Below   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Sponsor: FORMULA Nootropics https://www.jameswjesso.com/formula Use promo code "jesso" to get 20% off your first order.   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter ------------- Episode Breakdown a general rundown of nutritional genomics and its application in understanding biology the profound health issues David faced that brought him into nutritional genomics (special note about the value of understanding polyvagal theory) the failure of the pre-packed dietary approach, be it veganism, paleo, or low-carb the endocannabinoid system the genetic differences of cannabis metabolism between different people why some people can “smoke weed every day” and make millions, and others can’t get off the couch how cannabis effects working memory differently in different genetic predispositions in each people based on baseline dopamine levels how our brain hides from itself the phenomena of “used to smoke all the time without issues then all of a sudden cannabis creates anxiety and paranoia” epigenetics and how cannabis changes how our genes express the genetic variant that increases the chances of developing cannabis-induced psychosis genetic profiling as a screening platform to understand what medical intervention would be most helpful for specific people the institutional complications that might prevent the introduction of genetic-specific medical care into the medical infrastructure how these ideas fit inside the modern context of the climate crisis how do genetic profiles influence dose-response differences with psychedelics speculating on the long term epigenetic impact of psilocybin use speculating on the long term epigenetic impact of therapeutic/healing work ---------- * Big thanks to my patrons on Pateron for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Thomas & Melanie H, Clea S, Steven B, James R, Dean H, Joe A, Andy D, Stephen B, Ian C, David W, Don J, Yvett FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, Chuck W & Cornelius Phlegmbottom ---------   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   Sponsor: FORMULA Nootropics https://www.jameswjesso.com/formula Use promo code "jesso" to get 20% off your first order.   Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/

1hr 19mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Drugs In The Bible and The Shamanic Origins Of Christianity w/ Reverend Danny Nemu ~ Ep. 61

There are drugs in the bible and the most high were getting really high on 'em. ... So what if I were to tell you that the ancient Israelites upon which these the religions are based were a cult of desert pagans following the wisdom of shamans who used plant-based concoctions in hallucinogenic rituals to induce altered states of consciousness; and that the very structure of those religions today are based on clandestine distortion of the original teachings in order to disconnect the populous from direct connection to the divine in order to establish and maintain sociopolitical control? That is what the guest for this episode of Adventures Through The Mind, Reverend Danny Nemu, is here present a case for. See bit.ly/ATTMind61 for full show notes and reference links Episode Breakdown What drugs are in the bible and where you can find them. Aphrodisiacs and sexual promiscuity in the bible. The different names (and personalities) of God. The presence of DMT-containing Acacia across the folklore of ancient Israelites and the Egyptians. A breakdown of different psychoactive concoctions in the bible and their pharmacological effect, including: The Holy Anointing Oil. Manna. The Showbread. The incense used in the holy tabernacle. The origins of The Old Testament and the modern bible. How and why the biblical texts have been clandestinely modified. The anarchistic beginnings of Christianity and how the Israelites became monotheistic (they weren't originally). The ontological necessity of the physical resurrection of Christ for maintaining political and societal control hierarchy within Christianity. What this all means for the average person today. *** SUPPORT THE SHOW If you are enjoying this content, please support me in producing it for you by offering what you can in a one-time PayPal donation or by becoming a patron on Patreon. No amount is too small; anything is something. You can also share this post via social media or simply tell a friend about it.  It is by this community support that this podcast and website continues to exist (and exist ad-free!). Thank you for helping this project continue. ♥ Special thanks to patrons Thomas & Melanie H. Greg A., Dean H., Andy D., Angela & James J., Robbie G., Ian C., & Reese. H. for their extra generous support!

1hr 25mins

8 Dec 2017

Rank #17

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Occult Magic And The Transformation Of The Self | Carl Abrahamsson ~ ATTMind 70

Magico-anthropologist and author Carl Abrahamsson is on the show to both expand and deconstruct occult magic and make it accessible to the modern world. Of course, occult magic is a massive topic with many winding, cryptic avenues and dark alleys to traverse. The topic has much more potential than what can be explored in a seventy-five-minute conversation. So, in relevance to the themes of ATTMind we venture into the world of occult magic with a compass pointing towards a Jungian psychological approach and the potentials of magic for personal transformation and individualization. (That said, we don't shy away from the romance of all that hocus-pocus stuff, too.) You might be surprised to discover occult magic is much more accessible than you have been led to believe. _ Head to bit.ly/ATTMind70 for full links, show notes or to watch this episode in video. _ Support The Podcast BUY SOME LIMITED EDITION BLOTTER ART! http://www.jameswjesso.com/blotter OR   Patreon Http://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso One-Time PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso _ Episode Breakdown The history (and future) of Occult Magic  The magical art of Carl Jung Using magic to alter our sense of self and to process of individualization The importance of direct experience over ideology and social norms How magic in occult rituals can alter the subconscious mind, the sense of self and perception of reality The difference between ritual and ceremony Our capacity for willful and competent direction of energy The role and value of sex and sexual energy in magical ritual and personal transformation. The ancient art and importance of imagination and dreaming Cautions and considerations for using drugs in magical ritual Higher Learning: The value of building social institutions that enable safe and supportive psychedelic experimentation for young people. The kinship between art and magic Mythic impoverishment - the dangers of modern mass media entertainment culture on our imagination and potential for magic - PokemonGO! Practical tips on embracing magic today _ Follow and subscribe! Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameswjesso/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AdventuresThroughTheMind?sub_confirmation=1

1hr 34mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Cannabis Science; Cannabis Life | Amanda Siebert ~ ATTMind 109

This episode features Amanda Seibert, a freelance cannabis writer, author award-winning journalist, photographer, videographer, and the author of The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life. We sit down to talk about what the science says about the pharmacology of the plant's various components as well as the anecdotal uses of cannabis for bettering different areas of our lives, from sex to death. Of course, we also talk about the negatives, from cannabis addiction to cannabis hyperemesis syndrome.   ---------------- **Full Episode Breakdown Below --LINKS-- For links to Bruce's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to Https://bit.ly/ATTMindEp109     --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   --- EPISODE BREAKDOWN --- the chemical composition of cannabis how different cannabinoids affect us differently all about CBD the pros and cons of concentrates all about terpenes and the entourage effect can terpenes alone get you high? can black pepper stop THC-induced anxiety? is the difference between indica, sativa. and hybrid a meaningful way of assessing psychoactivity? how do CB1 and CB2 activation in the brain affect neurochemistry how cannabis can better your sex life cannabis for palliative care deconstructing and exploring the “lazy pothead” stereotype cannabis addiction and trauma cannabis hypermedia syndrome is Dab culture damaging cannabis culture? the flaws of Canadian legalization of cannabis   --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST —  Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/   --- BOOKS —    Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/   --- LINKS —    Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso   --- PRODUCTS —    Art: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/art/ Teeshirts: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product-category/clothing/ Lectures: https://www.jameswjesso.com/product/psychedelics-ritualistic-suffering-and-the-meaning-of-life-lecture/

1hr 16mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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God, Somatics, & Psychedelic Sex w/ Serge Rokhman ~ Ep 13

Serge Rokhman joins us on ATTMind for this episode to discuss the philosophical paradigm of God, the brain, psychedelics and (what he calls) Tryptamine Awakened Intimacy. Serge is a researcher and technical innovator in various fields of personal, somatic, and psychological inquiry and self-development. Serge has studied deeply and widely in the fields of somatics, comparative religion, transpersonal psychology, spirituality, sustainability culture, alternative energy, and integral forms of leadership, management, and community building.  Serge's main area of expertise is in the field of spiritual emergence and spiritual emergence that result from non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially as these relate to issues of relational intimacy, sexuality, and personal creative expression. Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMindRadioEp13 Support The Podcast PayPal Donation Patreon Other Options (including bitcoin)

1hr 14mins

3 Oct 2015

Rank #20