In A Perfect World
memetic r-evolution for the species upload
119: At Home in the Dark
April 01, 2017 12:00 PM PDTTune into this intimate and raw conversation with author and filmmaker Charles Shaw, who has released At Home in the Dark, a 17-part film series on EcoSalon that addresses both Shaw’s own battle with PTSD and the millions of others who suffer with it every day. This far-ranging discussion examines the art of filmmaking in an attention-deficit culture, MSM, fake news and weaponizing the information sphere, The Donald, the Fourth Turning, global PTSD, ayahuasca and Shaw’s second new project, Soliders of the Vine (ayahuasca with Iraqi-war vets). Check out At Home in the Dark at http://ecosalon.com/film-series-sheds-light-ptsdand more of Charles’ work at Nomad Cinema: https://vimeo.com/nomadcinema If you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 118: The Toad Palace Protocols
February 28, 2017 06:10 PM PSTThe Yoga Sutras of Patanjal and were part of a 'Golden Age' of Vedic cultures that connected to Deep Source states of Samadhi and an anchoring of higher God consciousness. In this interview with religious scholar and entheogenic freedom advocate Richard King, experiential journalist Rak Razam questions the resurgence of 5-MeO-DMT in relation to these same states of being. Does King's upcoming 'Toad palace Protocols' essay prove a connection between modern Bufo Alvarius usage and Vedic states of consciousness? Does group work with 5-MeO potentiate an anchoring of Source in the individual and group? Do threshold dips into the deep oceanic Infinite correspond to the Sutras (weavings) between Heaven and Earth? Is the essence of religion (to 're-connect') flowering in human consciousness again in the turn of the cosmic seasons? What are the dangers and teachings of these technologies of the sacred coming through from Source recognising itself? Join us on this intimate, mystical satsang for initiates who hear the call to awakening. And please support this podcast pay its annual hosting fees and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam Artwork by Niv Bavarsky The "Toad Palace Protocols" will be published soon. For more information on Richard's work see: https://www.facebook.com/Wassail
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February 02, 2017 04:20 AM PSTAn intimate conversation about the medicine path, art, iboga and love above all with author Elizabeth Bast and experiential journalist Rak Razam. Elizabeth wrote Heart Medicine: A True Love Story, One Couple's Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & The Cure For Addiction. Come share her beautiful and uplifting story of awakening with her partner Chor Boogie. What is iboga, the ancient African entheogen and ibogaine, the chemical extracted from it? How can it be used to treat addiction and trauma? Does it connect to the ancestor spirits, and what messages can we learn? How does it differ from other entheogens like ayahuasca? How can these medicines be integrated into the Western understanding? Listen to this deeply personal and transformative story of one woman's journey to iboga and the medicine path. For more information: http://www.ebast.net/heart-medicine.html. And if you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 116: From the Darkness, the Light
January 04, 2017 10:00 AM PSTMany cultures have had the idea of retreating to complete darkness to initiate an alchemical transformation of consciousness that brings about the spiritual light. PRISM is a spiritual seeker that attended a dark room ritual in Thailand and here with experiential journalist Rak Razam they discuss endogenous tryptamines, 5-MeO-DMT and the light within, and the process of the dark room ritual. The Tao says the dark turns into the light; science says that in darkness for sufficient time tryptophan in the brain will produce pinoline, 5-MeO-DMT and N,N, DMT. What is the process of a dark room ritual like? Could YOU stay ten days in total, unrelenting darkness, taking care of all your bodily functions? In these revolutionary times are we undergoing a planetary darkness whose object is a similar pressure to reveal our own light? Visit more of PRISM at: http://pyroofsouls.com and for one example of a dark room retreat see: http://www.jasmuheen.com/event-tour-calendar/darkroom-retreat If you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam
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November 30, 2016 04:29 PM PSTIf you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam Join experiential journalist and superhero in training Rak Razam as he interviews Andrew Morrissey, aka Mr. Multiverse, a motivational speaker, life coach, human potential activator and superhuman meme generator. DO we have the potential for super powers within us? Have previous cultures nurtured psychic and physical powers that have been forgotten? Can comic books re-anchor the Godforms on earth, and remind us of our unlimited potential? Is the resurgence of Hollywood superhero memes pointing to a deeper activation within both our imagination and our experience? is it time to become SUPERHEROES? For more info: http://www.andrewmorrissey.com and https://www.patreon.com/MrMultiverse
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November 01, 2016 09:00 AM PDTRak Razam, host of the new online TV show, Shamans of the Global Village www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com, chats with the show's director Niles Heckman about the resurgence in shamanic traditions across the world and why they made this groundbreaking new series. Indigenous people across the globe have used sacred plant medicines for millennia to heal, illuminate and connect them to the web of life. But each of these psychoactive medicines needs a healer to connect them to their patients: the shaman. This investigative-adventure documentary show examines not just these shamanic medicines, but the shamans that wield them–both indigenous and Western men and women learning to become shamans. We examine what drives them, what their backgrounds are, and why the role of the shaman is vital in the 21st century. If, as Marshall McLuhan said, we are now a “global village”, then we need our own healers that understand the deep power and sacredness these plant medicines can reveal. Tune into a provocative discussion about global shamanism, documentary filmmaking and the role of conscious media in our own awakening. Shamans of the Global Village is a independently produced documentary series focusing on indigenous entheogenic medicines and the Western shamanic resurgence. It is a project that has been a long time in the making, has gone through many challenges, but because of the passions and unique skill sets of its creators, is like nothing you’ve ever seen. See more of Niles Heckman's work at: www.nilesheckman.com and sign up to support the show and future episodes at www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 113: Occupy Your Mind – Can Psychedelic Activism Save the World?
September 25, 2016 03:01 PM PDTA panel discussion from Palenque Norte 2014 at Burning Man with Rak Razam, the Teafaerie, Bruce Damer and Ken Adams. Does the planetary emergency we are undergoing need another psychedelic revolution to truly change things? Should we come out of the psychedelic closest and dose the politicians – or those closest and dearest? Can we use psychedelic experiences to change the world on the outside by going inside? Can we overcome the ego and embrace the group mind? Can we unlock hidden abilities and become superhuman? Can psychedelics enable us to think outside of the box, and to be strategic in facing the problems of our times? A provocative panel discussion from the playa to you... If you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: http://www.patreon.com/rakrazam
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August 27, 2016 01:09 PM PDTJames Oroc, author of The Tryptamine Palace and the forthcoming “The Second Psychedelic Revolution” shares a provocative conversation with Rak Razam. Was the psychedelic culture of the 1960s just the latest wave of consciousness that crests and ebbs over larger tracts of time? And is there now a second wave manifesting in our culture? How many times has this happened before with indigenous cultures across the world? What natural rhythms support the blossoming of the psychedelic connection? Is Gaia tuning us in to herself and right relationship in direct response to the ecological crisis? Is each wave a stepping stone going deeper into shamanic realms and higher and higher realms of consciousness expressing and knowing itself? How to best describe the relationship between the Source, universal mind, and the ego? Is the rise of 5-MeO-DMT helping groom our relationship with direct Source within this current consciousness wave? Are these the times we’ve been waiting for? Join Rak and Roc in a paradigm shattering overview of psychedelic history, MK-Ultra, William Burroughs, Tim Leary, DMT, the 1960s, Eckhart Tolle, the quantum field, 5-MeO-DMT, love and consciousness itself. For more information on Roc’s new book visit his website: http://www.dmtsite.com and: The Second Psychedelic Revolution forthcoming from Inner Traditions. If you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 111: The Politics of Consciousness
August 02, 2016 03:41 AM PDTA seminal conversation over the integration, absorption, commodification and correct relationship with entheogens and psychedelics by Western culture between Dimitri Mugianis and Rak Razam. “Psychedelics are regarded by many as a tool for personal and social transformation. And yet, even at this moment of rising racial tension, the psychedelic community mirrors the white privilege common across much of our society. What is the role of psychedelics in the current racial atmosphere? Why are the descendants of the indigenous peoples who are the source of profound plant spirit traditions so disconnected from the medicine lineages of their ancestors? What can be done to defend against the cooptation of sacred indigenous traditions by Westerners in search of novel "experiences," and who exploit these traditions for financial gain? Is there an unexamined bias and racial exclusion that continues to be a part of psychedelic culture?” For more info: https://psychedelicsandrace.splashthat.com, http://www.dimitrimugianis.com, If you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 110: AYA: Awakenings 10th Anniversary Audio Journey
June 27, 2016 05:20 AM PDTTen years ago this June experiential journalist Rak Razam took his virgin trip down to the Amazon to explore the mythic archetype of #ayahuasca and the role of the #shaman in the 21st Century, a journey which became the book Aya: Awakenings A Shamanic Odyssey, and later the critically acclaimed documentary of the same name (http://www.aya-awakenings.com). In this extended audio narration you’ll hear the original readings from the book launch at Sera Phi, San Francisco on Sept 28, 2009, which later formed the sonic backbone of the film’s narration. So sit back and listen: "But what science cannot explain is the psychic effect of this “mother of all plants,” the sense of the numinous and the spiritual world it reportedly opens up. Those who drink say that each ayahuasca journey is unique. They say that the spirit of the vine comes alive, it guides and teaches, and on the other side nothing is ever the same. Or so they say." Come on your own ayahuasca retreat with me and curandero Percy Garcia this Sept 10-19th, 2016. http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/10-day-ayahuasca-awakenings-retreat-in-peru-sept-10-19-2016-with-rak-razam-and-percy-garcia-tickets-15049426239
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Podcast SummaryA regular series of “experiential journalism” podcasts exploring the evolution of the new global paradigm. In a Perfect World will chart the meetings, musings and collective dreamings of gonzo reporter Rak Razam amongst the cultural creatives of the global tribe,the Ultraculture of the 21st century. These recordings are raw snatches of Beatnikian immediatism, unedited downloads from the tribal journey of remembering... Come anchor the vision and spark the new paradigm alight...
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Rak Razam is the world’s leading ‘experiential’ journalist, writing about and helping shape the emergence of a new cultural paradigm in the 21st century. Author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey and the companion volume of interviews, The Ayahuasca Sessions (www.ayathebook.com), he is a frequent lecturer on ayahuasca and the shamanic revival sweeping the West. He wrote, produced and co-directed the groundbreaking new visionary documentary Aya: Awakenings (www.aya-awakenings.com) that toured across 10 cities in the USA in early 2014. He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America at conferences, transformational festivals and other events for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counter-culture and progressive thought. He has been called one of the “leading spokespersons for the new paradigm”.
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