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144: DMT IMMERSION
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May 13, 2019 05:23 AM PDT
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Its the annual fundraising episode of In A Perfect World to pay for our hosting costs for 2019-20. Please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias! Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Dr. Andrew Gallimore, a neurobiologist, chemist, and pharmacologist who has authored the new book Alien information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game. Discover a neurobiological explanation for the role of DMT in switching ‘reality channels’ in the brain, and entraining us into the larger structure of reality. Ponder on the implications for cultural entrainment that shamanic cultures and neuroscience both explore. Savor the legacy of Terence McKenna’s 90’s memetic architecture in his linguistic map of the DMT space and the popularization of archetypes like the “DMT elves”. And listen to a provocative thesis for immersing psychonauts into an extended DMT space for deeper contact and innerspace exploration Gallimore has published with Dr. Rick Strassman of “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” fame. Buy the book and download Dr. Gallimore’s published scientific papers on DMT research at: http://www.buildingalienworlds.com .
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143: The Road to Wirikuta
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April 01, 2019 08:41 AM PDT
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and filmmaker Niles Heckman live on the shoot for episode 2 of Shamans of the Global Village, on the road to Wirikuta, where the sacred Peyote cactus grows. Together they discuss the pilgrimage made by the Huichol people and their medicine men, the Marakames, the hardships and sacrifices of the journey, and the delicate responsibility of filming their sacred ceremonies. Listen to a heartfelt sharing of the role of scared medicines, the re-connection to mother Gaia, the role of ceremony, music, song, and the secret sauce of life itself wooing us back into connection. This is how we remember the sacred in a profane world. This is the journey home. This is… the Road to Wirikuta…. For more information visit www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com. View Niles Heckman's exquisite cinematography at www.nilesheckman.com. And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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142: YOU are the Medicine
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March 01, 2019 08:00 AM PST
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Beyond the peak experience lies the ceremony of life. How do we sacralize the moment, using the experiences of plant and earth medicines and our innate sensitivity to reveal that WE are the medicine? Can the wave of global psychedelic integration support help us embody the awareness of the lessons of peak states? Can we learn to turn those altered states into altered traits? Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and shamanic mentor Bloom Post in this timely discussion about ceremony, integration and walking a sacred path in life. How does trauma inform our own healing path? How can we learn to navigate the Western psychological paradigm with the shamanic magical paradigm? What is the birth of a healer and can Western culture hold that? Can we learn to appreciate natural sensitives as well as plant medicine mediated connection to the planet? Can we utilize song, dance, trance and archaic techniques of ecstasy into the weave of our lives to potentiate the awareness of awareness?
For more information on Bloom, her ceremonies, teachings and mentorships, please visit: www.bloompost.com And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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141: Climbing the Mountain
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January 18, 2019 04:25 PM PST
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Daniel Sitaram Das Shankin, an integration coach with Tam Integration and Sitting for Psychonauts for a playful dinner discussion in which they discuss the cultural phenomenon known as “psychedelic integration” and the state of mainstreaming psychedelics. Is there a new wave of everyday people switching on to the medical use of psychedelics and if so, how can this wave be culturally integrated? How can modalities like Buddhist Meditation, shamanism, somatic and Jungian Psychology support discussion, guided meditation and psychedelic support services in the community? How can intentions and goals be used in psychedelic journeywork? How can yoga, breath and energetic work be used in preparation, initiation and integration? What recovery practices can be utilized and how can we make sense of our peak experiences and not just return to normal, but raise our baseline? How can we be the better people than psychedelics can give us glimpses of? And can we use the group work of integration circles to establish a true sense of psychedelic community? “First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.” For more information see: https://tamintegration.com And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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140: The Yolk of Union
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January 01, 2019 12:00 AM PST
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Samaya Storm (aka. Samantha Sweetwater), a coach, guide and medicine woman as they discuss the planetary zeitgeist as we move into 2019 and the collective shadow coming to the surface. Is our current global culture one strand in the Gaian biome, shot with inflammation and poor signaling response? Do we need a planetary probiotic to reboot us from the duality of perpetrator/victim? Is it time to risk it all and play the God game with genetics, the environment and hacking the human potential? Is that part of our role as Apex Predators on planet earth? Or is there an organismic response moving through us as a species that is gestated by the planetary crisis? Will climate catastrophe draw us together into a collective generosity of spirit, a Yolk of Union? Can we remember our original instructions to tend to nature and be in the Wego, not the Ego? Listen to this far-reaching and provocative discussion to find out! Learn more about Samaya at: https://www.facebook.com/SamayaStorm . Samaya Storm (aka. Samantha Sweetwater) is a globally loved facilitator of embodied awakening who has initiated people into life-centric love & leadership for over 30 year. She is known for her past work as the founder of Dancing Freedom - a transformational movement practice that pioneered the global conscious dance industry and trained hundreds of facilitators, and as the co-Founder of Peacebody Japan - an integral school for embodied awakening, community development and leadership in Japan. As the current co-founder of Soulucent Transformative Technologies, she works with individuals and communities as a coach, ceremonial guide, experience architect and speaker. She also consults with leaders in in tech, media, governance and blockchain to integrate life-centric, embodied principles into meta-design architectures. Her life is dedicated to the evolution of humanness, happiness and consciousness ultimately measured by the emergence of Civilization 2.0 - an evolutionary pattern for human life that co-creates a truly awesome world for all beings on our planet and beyond.
And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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139: Psychedelic Feminism: Stepping Up & Speaking Out
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December 01, 2018 08:00 AM PST
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Zoe Helene, an artist and cultural activist and Psychedelic Feminist who is passionate about supporting the voices of visionaries who share her commitment to the rights of women, wilderness and wildlife, and sacred psychedelic plants (and fungi). She is the founder of Cosmic Sister, an eco-feminist collective for women that connects kindred-spirit women in mutually supportive ways, working collectively toward shared goals while enhancing the personal journey of each individual. Today, she is mostly know for her work with Psychedelic Feminism, a phrase she coined to describe a sub-genre of feminism that embraces the power of the frontier field of psychedelic healing, self-liberation, inspiration, and mind/body/spirit exploration into altered states of consciousness. She focuses on safe, intentional journeying with psychedelic evolutionary allies from nature so that women can look deeply inside themselves, in part to explore core feminist issues in fresh and exciting ways. For more info see: http://www.zoehelene.com/zoe-helene and http://www.zoehelene.com/cosmic-sister. Facebook (facebook.com/cosmicsister)
Instagram (#cosmicsister)
Linkedin (linkedin.com/company/cosmicsister)
Pinterest (pinterest.com/cosmicsister)
 Twitter (@cosmicsister) . Also of interest: https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/2372336059464537/UzpfSTY5MTY2ODA5MjoxMDE1NTgzNDk5Mjc4MzA5Mw/ And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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138: The Psychedelic Witch
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October 31, 2018 07:00 AM PDT
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam as he chats with Thomas Hatsis, an author, lecturer, and historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. Author of Microdosing Magic: A Psychedelic Spellbook, Psychedelic Mystery Traditions and The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic, Tom delves deep into the real history of ancient witchcraft, what it means to be a witch in the 21st Century, and the the long lost entheogenic arts found among ancient pagans, Christians, gnostic philosophers, and medieval wise-women and Renaissance magi. For more information visit: https://psychedelicwitch.com, https://www.instagram.com/witchydelic, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCexi09ScaoZkH9RZP-itW_w. And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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137: The Blue Lotus
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October 01, 2018 08:00 AM PDT
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Rev. Aryshta Dean of the Sacred Foundation, an organization dedicated to re-establishing the sacred traditions of ancient mystery schools and their entheogenic usage. Aryshta is a modern-day Priestess of Isis and the co-founder of the Priesthood of Neferetem, dedicated to the education and sacred use of the Blue Lots flower. Learn how the Blue Lotus synergies with psilocybin and the changes to brain states it engenders. Listen to the history of entheogenic initiation in the mystery cults of Egypt, Greece and Rome and discover how those traditions and structures can support modern entheogenic work. Is the group ritual the next step in the Western relationship with the Divine? For more information see: http://www.sacredfoundation.org and www.sacredbluelotus.com. The Sacred Foundation is also organizing a rescue mission in 2019 to establish a formal plan to farm and ensure the survival of the flower: http://www.sacredbluelotus.com/html/egyptian_tour.html . And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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136: The Tryptamine Sutras
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September 01, 2018 08:00 AM PDT
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and yogi and entheogenic retreat leader Joël Karamdeep Singh Brierre as they dive deep into the Vedic maps of Samadhi and Source Consciousness. Learn what Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are and how these sequences operate like apps to cleanse and restore our consciousness operating system to optimal configurations. Discover the connection between the non-dual unity states Vedic culture mapped and the entheogenic tryptamine states of shamanspace. Hear how Vedic practices can prepare you for deep unity experiences like 5-MeO-DMT and support your integration and optimization after the peak experience, to anchor the vibration of Source in your temple body. “Your greatest awakening happens, when you are aware about your infinite nature.” - Amit Ray. Book an integration session with Joël at: joel@itsallsource.com and find more of his work at: www.itsallsource.com. And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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135: EGO and Entheogens
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July 12, 2018 12:07 PM PDT
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Join immersive journalist Rak Razam in a deep discussion withTara Rose: intuitive, investigative journalist, writer of the book the Dandelion Hunter and host of the YouTube Channel Tara Rose Sacred Medicine. In which they discuss Tara’s recent talk at the 2018 Exploring Psychedelics conference in Ashland: Cleansing the Ego with Entheogens. If psychoactives switch off the Default Mode Network, allowing us to open to the full spectrum of consciousness, what place does this leave the Ego? Is the ego a calcified trauma protection mechanism left behind after the fall and disconnection from Source? Are entheogens wooing us back from Ego to the We-go and the Collective Intelligence of the Unified Field? How can we work with the Ego to find right relationship? And when the peak is over, does the Ego come back stronger–and what can we do about this? Do we need Ego diets? Or more compassion? Tara explores her work with ayahuasca, kambo and other shamanic modalities in shedding light on the function and capacity of the ego and our deeper potential. Tara offers preparation and integration coaching and healing work for people who sit with sacred medicines. See more at: https://www.youtube.com/TaraRoseSacredMedicine and connect with Tara Rose on Instagram @IntuitiveTaraRose and join the group Circle of Light with Tara Rose on Facebook. And please support this podcast and the emergence of new paradigm media by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/rakrazam , gracias!
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