In A Perfect World
memetic r-evolution for the species upload
123: Is the Microbiome Psychedelic?
August 01, 2017 11:27 AM PDTExperiential journalist Rak Razam chats with Caitlin Thompson, the Aware Project San Diego liaison and founder of EntheoZen.com and a wellness spokesperson about psychedelics as a novel approach to immune conditions. What is the microbiology of the nervous system and how do neurotransmitters send information? Caitlin shares her own journey to wellness and her understanding of the science of psychedelics and how it relates to our own health and wellbeing. Clinical psychedelic research focuses on EEG, MRI and the mind, but what role do tryptamines play in the endogenous consciousness of the mind, body and soul? Do tryptamines like n,n,DMT and 5-MeO-DMT act as psychedelic immunomodulators? Are auto-immune conditions where the body attacks itself a metaphor for the way humans are poisoning the earth? Are humans just a rogue microorganism in the Gaian biome? Science says we have three brains: stomach gut brain/ heart brain with neuronal cells and the mind/ brain. Do our microbiomes have a representation on the astral/energetic level that can be revealed by tryptamines? Does the micro biome receive the broadcast consciousness signal of Source that the ego of the brain filters out? Is the microbiome essentially psychedelic and also affected by our ingestion of psychedelics? And how does this relate to the Amazonian shamanic perspective? Find more about Caitlin at: www.EntheoZen.com and the Aware project San Diego: https://www.meetup.com/Aware-Project-Rethinking-Psychedelics-San-Diego
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 122: Root and Vine
July 06, 2017 02:39 PM PDTExperiential journalist Rak Razam chats with Ben De Loenen, founder and Executive Director of ICEERS (International Centre Enthnobotanical Education Research & Service). These fellow filmmakers have been drawn in by their plant medicine experiences making documentaries to explain the worlds of the spirit and have both gone on to form NGOs to help facilitate the integration of shamanic medicines into the West. Ben studied audiovisual media in The Netherlands, and received his Masters degree with honors as a film director and editor for his documentary ‘Ibogaine-Rite of Passage’ (2004), which he directed and produced. He helped form ICEERS in 2009 as a philanthropic, tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to the integration of ayahuasca, iboga and other traditional plants as therapeutic tools in modern society, and the preservation of the indigenous cultures that have been using these plant species since antiquity. Listen to this revealing and intimate conversation on the edge of the worlds of shamanic medicine and public policy… For more information see: http://www.iceers.org/
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June 04, 2017 10:31 PM PDTExperiential journalist Rak Razam talks with Dr. Joe Tafur, author of Fellowship of the River about his experiences in the Western medical and the Amazonian shamanic models of health and wellbeing. Can we bridge the mystical with the physical? Do we need a more holistic understanding of health and medicine itself? For the last decade, family physician Dr. Joe Tafur has been exploring the role of spiritual healing in modern healthcare. During his intensive work at the Peruvian healing center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual, Dr. Tafur studied Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine (TAPM) and Shipibo shamanism under master ayahuasquero Ricardo Amaringo. At the center, he learned how shamanic approaches can help to heal modern health problems like anxiety, depression, PTSD, migraine headaches, and digestive problems. Under the guidance of master shamans, Dr. Tafur has learned about the importance of acknowledging the emotional body and its role in modern disease. Once acknowledged, spiritual approaches can be used to heal the emotional body and, in turn. the mind and physical body. For more information visit: https://drjoetafur.com 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. 120: Consciousness v Catastrophe
May 01, 2017 05:06 PM PDTExperiential journalist Rak Razam meets Dr. Gillian Ross, author of Consciousness v Catastrophe: Reflections on the Next Stage of Human Evolution. Do the current global crises besetting humanity call for a revolution of consciousness and a renaissance of mystical or Evolutionary Spirituality? Is the universe becoming conscious of itself through us? Is the age of the ego fading and are we entering an age of self awareness of being emanations or ‘snowflakes’ of the Divine? How can we anchor this transpersonal self beyond peak experiences? Tune in to a delightful wisdom bouquet from a self described Christian Buddhist yogi/ mystic with a penchant for Taoism and learn insightful practices to nurture your snowflake Divine self. For more information visit: www.drgillianross.com . Art: Mark Henson. markhensonart.com 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. 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
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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
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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
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 114: Shamans of the Global Village
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
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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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