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Inside Eyes

Inside Eyes is a podcast that focuses on the use of psychedelics & entheogens to heal from sexual trauma. This show looks at healing and trauma through a spiritual & political lens.

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Gloria – Ketamine, Psilocybin, Sexual Assault, Suicidality, & Being a Black Queer Femme in Psychedelic Spaces

In episode 4 of the season Laura interviews Gloria, an astrology-loving, queer black femme. Gloria talks about a sexual assault she experienced in her 20s and the healing she found using Ketamine and Mushrooms. She shares about her experience being mixed race and queer and finding other people of color to connect with in the psychedelic world.     If you would like to support the show, please share this episode with someone who may benefit and leave a review! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes. Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering! 

48mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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Jonathon – Mushrooms, LSD, Child Sexual Abuse, DIY Healing, & Suicidality

Jonathon shares about his experience of child sexual abuse & healing with LSD and mushrooms. He takes a DIY approach to his medicine work, while also seeing a therapist and doing EMDR.   If you would like to support the show, please share this episode with someone who may benefit and leave a review! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes. Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering! 

34mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Jaime – MDMA, Psilocybin, Child Sexual Abuse, Suicidality, & Non-Binary Transgender Identity

In episode 5 of the season Laura interviews Jaime, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.  Jaime shares about how using MDMA & Mushrooms helped to heal around many symptoms, including suicidality.  Jaime also talks about how MDMA supported them to build a more loving relationship to their body, as a non-binary transgender person.   If you would like to support the show, please share this episode with someone who may benefit and leave a review! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes. Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering! 

35mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Rosa – MDMA, Child Sexual Abuse, Dissociation, Migraines, & Body Image

In episode 8 of the season Laura interviews Rosa about using MDMA to heal from child sexual abuse.  Rosa says she now thinks of her life as "before MDMA & after MDMA."  Her MDMA experiences provided unexpected healing around migraines and body image If you would like to support the show, please leave a review on iTunes! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes.   Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!

43mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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Kate – Ayahuasca, Mushrooms, Child Sexual Abuse, & Repressed Memories

For most of Kate's life she didn't remembered the sexual abuse she experienced as a child. She shares about using Ayahuasca & psilocybin-containing mushrooms in her long process of remembering the sexual abuse and healing from complex trauma.   If you would like to support the show, please leave a review on iTunes! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes.   Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!

1hr 2mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Shan – Ayahuasca, Child Sexual Abuse, & Rheumatoid Arthritis

In episode 3 of the season Laura interviews Shan, a tattoo artist and survivor of childhood sexual abuse.  Shan talks about her experience healing with Ayahuasca and the unexpected effect that the medicine had on her Rheumatoid Arthritis.   You can see Shan’s tattoo work on Instagram @needlesiren If you would like to support the show, please share this episode with someone who may benefit and leave a review! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes. Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering! 

42mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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Ajesh – Ayahuasca, Repressed Memories, Child Sexual Abuse, & Forgiveness

In episode 9 of the season Laura interviews Ajesh about his experiences using Ayahuasca to heal from child sexual abuse.  Ajesh spent most of his life not remembering the sexual trauma from his childhood. He talks about confronting shame, the courage to ask for help, and forgiveness.  Ajesh references Spring Washam's book, A Fierce Heart.  To hear more from Spring Washam, check out episode 1 of this season.   If you would like to support the show, please leave a review on iTunes! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes.   Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!

29mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Melissa – MDMA, LSD, Sexuality, DIY Healing, & Grief

In episode 7 of the season Laura interviews Melissa about her DIY healing with MDMA & LSD.  Unlike other episodes in this season, Melissa doesn't identify as having a specific sexual trauma, but rather describes a more elusive general wound around self-worth, love, and sexuality.   If you would like to support the show, please leave a review on iTunes! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes.   Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!

38mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Jennifer Patterson – Breathwork Facilitator & Herbalist speaking on Iboga, LSD, College Rape, Queerness, Child Abuse, & Trichotillomania

In episode 6, Laura interviews Jennifer Patterson, a breathwork facilitator and trauma-informed herbalist. She is a grief worker who uses plants, breath, & words to explore survivorhood, body(ies), and healing. In this interview, Jennifer talks about her healing processs with Iboga and LSD, as well as queerness, surviving child abuse, trichotillomania, and cultural appropriation of Indigenous people's entheogenic practices. She is the editor of the incredible collection of essays: Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti- Violence Movement (2016). You can find her on Instagram @corpusritual or at her website: http://ofthebody.net/ Here is a link to the article discussed in the episode, about Shipibo healers organizing in resistance to spiritual extractivism: https://amazonwatch.org/news/2018/0906-in-the-declaration-of-yarinacocha-shipibo-healers-organize-to-resist-spiritual-extractivism If you would like to support the show, please share this episode with someone who may benefit and leave a reviewing iTunes or Stitcher! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes. Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!

1hr 4mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Tonya – Mushrooms, Child Sexual Abuse, Complex Trauma, & DIY Healing

In episode 10 of the season Laura interviews Tonya about DIY healing with psilocybin-containing mushrooms.  Tonya has a complex trauma history and shares about how she set up her solo journey and her process in working on self-esteem issues and PTSD.   If you would like to support the show, please leave a review on iTunes! To stay connected, find Laura on Instagram: @lauramaenorthrup or on Twitter: @inside__eyes.   Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!

30mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #10