In A Perfect World
memetic r-evolution for the species upload
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
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
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. 112: The Second Wave
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
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.
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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 protected] 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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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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