In A Perfect World
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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
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 109: Supernatural River
June 04, 2016 08:29 PM PDTIf you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam A stream of consciousness bro chat between Rak Razam and fellow podcaster Jordon Eggleston, aka Supernatural River. In which they discuss the burgeoning global consciousness tribe, the role of the shaman and the seasons of consciousness that are now shifting. Is consciousness itself rising? Do we all have the potential to be our own shamans? What does the ‘Awakening’ really mean? Can we see that process in ourselves, in science and nature, in the rise of podcasts just like these? Is the illusion of individuality falling away? Are we ready for what that really means? Is it, as Jordan says: “We are the observers of our individual streams of consciousness. Our streams are joining together. Our streams of consciousness are becoming a Supernatural River.” For more info: jordoneggleston.com, www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com, www.rakrazam.com.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 108: Sexual Entheogens
May 01, 2016 09:00 AM PDTIf you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam What is Tantra? How has an ancient modality utilizing life force energy been diluted to a western sexual practice? Can we harness and secrete our own endogenous sexual entheogens? Author of Advanced Spiritual Intimacy: The Yoga of Deep Spiritual Intimacy, Stuart Sovatsky posits that a there are advanced stages of kundalini awakening for spiritual intimacy and orgasmic pineal maturity that activate endogenous psychoactivity. Sovatsky argues that beyond the genital puberty there is a state of spiritual awakening via the yogic maturation of the hormones, neurotransmitters and sexual fluids into innate sexual entheogens mediated by the pineal gland. This shamanica medhra is a ‘maturation beyond the genital awakening’ and feeds the life force energy or Seed of Life into a harmonious flow of family and spirituality to anchor the Divine on earth, but it has largely been ignored in the West. Does the psychedelic experience itself tap into this pineal puberty expression? Can we endogenously activate the entheogenic potential within us using tantra? For more information: https://stuartsovatsky.com/
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 107: Shaman, Jesus, Lover
March 30, 2016 06:05 PM PDTIf you like this podcast support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam Join an intimate bro chat with experiential journalist Rak Razam and the author of The Electric Jesus, co-founder of Reality Sandwich and the Evolver network (the Velvet Underground of its day), Jonathan Talat Phillips. Listen as they discuss Gnostic Christianity and energy work, as well as Talat’s own personal shamanautic journey through the last decade of Burning Man and the evolving countercultural networks of the West. Talat has an irreverent, holistic approach to consciousness and reminds us of the cosmic joke and to keep things light in a world of dark. He teaches self pleasure, tantra and the Fuck Yeah Frequency, and reclaiming the God and Goddess within an androgynous, gender-fluid reclaimation of the sexual eros energy for personal and planetary healing. Are we undergoing a ‘quantum rebirth’ of sensuality, identity, archetypes and god forms? How can we express our cosmic natures? Can psychonauts explore consciousness in its full spectrum of mind, body and soul? Let’s GALACTIVATE, baby! For more info: http://www.psychonaut-talat.com
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 106: Breaking Open the Heart
February 28, 2016 04:38 PM PSTDaniel Pinchbeck, author of Breaking Open the Head and the forthcoming book, How Soon is Now, talks with Rak Razam about planetary crisis and evolutionary pressure. As we face a multitude of social, economic and political challenges, can we utilize the revolutionary energy of these times to transform our very way of being? If consciousness is the key, how do we entrain our consciousness to come into a Gaian, planetary groove? Is the shamanic revival helping nurture this consciousness, even as sacred plants become hip and commodified? Are we humans on the cusp of realizing we are a super organism in a symbiotic relationship with the earth as a whole system? Are corporations an organ of that being and can we reclaim them and other cultural extensions to bring culture back into balance with nature? Is the planetary crisis our species initiation, and does it need us to break open our hearts, as well as our heads to survive? A thought provoking discussion with two leading minds of the New Paradigm. Support the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam
January 30, 2016 09:00 PM PSTJoin experiential journalist Rak Razam and guest Jo Slater who, four years ago, suffered a blow to the head that left her brain damaged, and rerouted her neurochemistry at the same time. Healed by an Australian indigenous medicine person with the didgeridoo, Slater also experienced endogenous tryptamine excitation that led her into the shamanic realm and a spiritual path. As she healed, she was drawn to study neuroscience to explain her condition, and what she calls ‘endotheogens’: the spontaneous and natural secretion of tryptamines in the brain at levels beyond the Western norm. Told by her aboriginal Arnhem land tribe to share this knowledge with the world, Slater is communicating her shamanic initiation and her scientific thesis behind her neurochemical reaction. Titled: Metabolites of Tryptamine: Endogenous psychedelic neurotransmitters, and N,N dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in explaining a new pathway to produce Serotonin, Melatonin and hallucinations, she posits a natural rerouting ability of the brain that promotes Divergent pathways for endogenous chemical synthesis. She has also found naturally occurring enzymes which promote endogenous tryptamines, and has been working on integrating this neuroscience perspective with the indigenous wisdom and cosmology of an interdependent reality with entities, ancestors and embedded cultural wisdom. Jo Slater will be speaking at the 2016 Somara Shamanic Medicine Forum, held Feb 2-7th, 2016 in Byron Bay and webcast for the global tribe. See more at: http://www.somara.org/jo-slater and tickets are available here: http://www.somara.org/tickets and can also be contacted at: email@example.com JOIN US! Subscribe to http://www.rakrazam.com and join the New Paradigm movement.... SUPPORTING ARTISTS SEED THE FUTURE IS VERY SEXY. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, HOW IT MAKES YOU THINK, WHO IT MAKES YOU FEEL, THEN DONATE RIGHT HERE, BUSTER!
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 104: OMG
December 31, 2015 08:27 PM PST
A deeply personal post-ayahuasca sharing session in Peru, April 2015, with Rak Razam and Meriana Dinkova. After recent inoculations with the 5-MeO-DMT sacred medicine of the Bufo Alvarius toad, which induced a full spectrum remembrance of unity consciousness (i.e., GOD), Razam has noticed that the 5MEO circuit is consistently re-activated on other entheogens and indeed, is the ON Switch inside us all. This conversation was held directly after a second ayahuasca retreat session which triggered hours long immersion into the 5MEO light field, and a corresponding decompression of language and integration. It’s all words, dear listener. What is offered here is the act of languagizing itself, a sacred pillow-talk conversation about God as a unified field and the relationship of co-discovery between the Creator and the Created. So you recognize divinity: Now what? Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. What is the value of enlightenment? Photo: Ben Hewett. JOIN US! Subscribe to http://www.rakrazam.com and join the New Paradigm movement...
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December 01, 2015 09:06 PM PSTJoin experiential journalist Rak Razam and his feminine counterpart, spiritual seeker Flora, author of the forthcoming Veils, a novel about a shamanic coming of age and working with 5-MeO-DMT. Flora and Razam share the same idea: that Source consciousness is alive and incarnating through the individuals awakening to it, in an active way... In a deeply synchronous meeting, Flora's novel is mirroring Razam's work and projects with 5-MeO: life mirrors art and art mirrors life... Listen as they discuss the ultimate surrender and opening to the Source, the Logos and living language, neural entanglement and how that reflects in the shamanic community working with sacraments, using EEG and neurofeedback to teach endogenous usage of 5MEO, how to communicate translinguistic realms, the parallels with mystics through history experiencing non-duals states, and exploring the idea: is God lonely, or is it feeding, breeding and making more of itself? All this and more in an unparalleled meeting of one mind in two bodies. Is this the way of the future? The interviewee, Flora, will be publishing her novel under the pseudonym Elettra Cavendish. Follow her on Twitter @elettracrack JOIN US! Subscribe to http://www.rakrazam.com and join the New Paradigm movement.... SUPPORTING ARTISTS SEED THE FUTURE IS VERY SEXY. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, HOW IT MAKES YOU THINK, WHO IT MAKES YOU FEEL, THEN DONATE RIGHT HERE, BUSTER!
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November 02, 2015 12:35 PM PSTJoin Dr. C. Scott Taylor, BSocSc (Hons); PhD and experiential journalist, Rak Razam, in this chance encounter back in May, 2015, as these two mystic seekers of ancient knowledge meet in the Brisbane international airport. What IS language all about? What is the connection of the ‘flower of life’ and Metatron’s Cube? What is a ‘merkabah’ and how can one activate it without being destroyed? What is the connection to the Kabalah and ancient meditation techniques? What is the ‘Language of Form’? How does love under will drive the whole celestial network? Listen to this digital mystery school in which sacred geometry and the ancient Hebrew and Sanskrit languages, the ‘gesture’ language of Stan Tenen and the idea that language is literally alive and the Word of God is discussed… Do mudras and asanas embody a living language of the Logos incarnating in the flesh made Word? Is this Sacred Semiotics? Are we all part of a cosmic initiation underway? Scott can be contacted via his blog: http://dolphinembassy.blogspot.com/ Art: Ari Lazer http://travelingalchemists.com/previous-work/digital-artwork JOIN US! Subscribe to http://www.rakrazam.com and join the New Paradigm movement.... SUPPORTING ARTISTS SEED THE FUTURE IS VERY SEXY. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, HOW IT MAKES YOU THINK, WHO IT MAKES YOU FEEL, THEN DONATE RIGHT HERE, BUSTER!
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 101: Heart of Gold
September 30, 2015 09:00 PM PDT
The Mother is revered in all cultures in varied forms as a source of life, wisdom and love. Join experiential journalist Rak Razam as he interviews Ayahuasca: Awakenings retreat participant Goldy, a 70-year-old woman experiencing her first entheogenic activation. Share her story of awakening, from her time as a truck driver meeting UFOs, to driving a Greyhound bus of souls across America, nurturing and embodying the Mother on her spiritual path. Goldy works with her spirit guides, has full spectrum understanding of the galactic situation, and shares her deep wisdom of what it means to be alive at this crucial point in consciousness evolution, peppered with spiritual insights and down-to-earth practicalities. A very special episode of In a Perfect World shining light on a humble woman with a heart of gold and a message for us all... Subscribe to http://RakRazam.com and support the emergence of new paradigm media. And if you want to experience an authentic and integral ayahuasca retreat in Peru, join author Rak Razam in Peru on an ongoing series of intensive ayahausca retreats with curandero Percy Garcia http://www.aya-awakenings.com/retreats SUPPORTING ARTISTS SEED THE FUTURE IS VERY SEXY. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, HOW IT MAKES YOU THINK, WHO IT MAKES YOU FEEL, THEN DONATE RIGHT HERE, BUSTER! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
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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