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Adventures Through The Mind is an interview-based podcast hosted by Canadian author and public educator, James W. Jesso.

Although the show topics range---from spirituality, mental health, and emotional maturity; to love, relationships and sexuality; to history, philosophy, and neuroscience---there are two underlying themes that intersect them all: psychedelics & the mind.

James W. Jesso is the author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom and The True Light Of Darkness, both about his experiences exploring the potentials of psychedelics.

Adventures Through The Mind James W. Jesso

    • Philosophy
    • 4.8, 42 Ratings

Adventures Through The Mind is an interview-based podcast hosted by Canadian author and public educator, James W. Jesso.

Although the show topics range---from spirituality, mental health, and emotional maturity; to love, relationships and sexuality; to history, philosophy, and neuroscience---there are two underlying themes that intersect them all: psychedelics & the mind.

James W. Jesso is the author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom and The True Light Of Darkness, both about his experiences exploring the potentials of psychedelics.

    What Psychedelics Can Teach Us About Dealing With Crisis| Psychedelic Café 2

    What Psychedelics Can Teach Us About Dealing With Crisis| Psychedelic Café 2

    What lessons do our psychedelics experiences offer us in making sense of the global pandemic and all the crises that have come with it? Our guests exploring this question are Rachel Harris, Maria Papaspyrou, Tarzie McLean, and Kyle Buller.

    Support The Show: www.jameswjesso.com/support

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Psilocybin At Sunset (Learning How To Die) | Andrea Bird

    Psilocybin At Sunset (Learning How To Die) | Andrea Bird

    In 2017, Andrea Bird received her terminal diagnosis. In December of 2018, having no experience with it up to this point, she received underground psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to grapple with the challenge of dying. She is on the show for this episode to share her psilocybin story publicly for the first time.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    On Being A Black Advocate In The Psychedelic Renaissance | Psychedelic Café 1

    On Being A Black Advocate In The Psychedelic Renaissance | Psychedelic Café 1

    Welcome To The Psychedelic Café, a structured group conversation on curated topics, with curated guests, exploring a central question.

    This session's question is: What does it mean to be a Black advocate in the Psychedelic Renaissance?

    Our guests are The Dank Duchess, Darron Le Baron, Chor Boogie, Akua Ofosuhene, and Moudou Baqui

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The Four Facets Of Human Transformation | Dr. Douglas Tataryn

    The Four Facets Of Human Transformation | Dr. Douglas Tataryn

    Dr. Douglas Tataryn joins us to explain the Four Facets Of Human Transformation, how they develop (or don’t develop) over time, what roles those facets play, what it looks like when one is more developed than the others, and how we might develop those facets in a way that leads us to removing perceptual distortions and living happier, healthier, more embodied lives within ourselves and within our relationships.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    The impact of Psychedelics on Memory Processing | Maria Balaet

    The impact of Psychedelics on Memory Processing | Maria Balaet

    Maria Balaet is on the show to talk about the impact of psychedelics on memory processing, the neuropharmacology of memory, the interplay of memory and personal consciousness, and the ethics of memory modulation with psychedelics.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Preparing for The Unintended Consequences of Mainstreaming Psychedelics | Jerónimo M.M.

    Preparing for The Unintended Consequences of Mainstreaming Psychedelics | Jerónimo M.M.

    Jerónimo M.M. joins us on the show to discuss the cultural issues we are presented with insofar as integrating psychedelics into the mainstream of the Western World of the Global North. We also talk about preparing for the unintended consequences of ending prohibition and the amputation of culture that comes with our globalized export of psychoactive plants.

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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

DoeDoe13 ,

Top of the Psychedelic Podcasts List

I've been listening to James' podcast for almost a year now, as well as a variety of other drug and psychedelic podcasts. I really appreciate his approach to hosting and interviewing his guests. It's clear that he takes great care to prepare for each conversation, as the content is always relevant, well-curated, and discussed with a critical lens - something that is often lacking in other psychedelic/drug podcasts. The production quality of his podcast is also usually quite good with a few exceptions here and there, which I appreciate. The topics of James' podcast are fascinating, emotional, inspiring, culturally-sensitive, inclusive, and far-reaching without being difficult to follow. Would love to see more women/other genders featured. Definitely this one is a must-listen for folks looking to expand their awareness and knowledge of the psychedelic world.

Bahtwait ,

Skillfully done!

James is a great interviewer. He engages the guests to share their work but never takes too much of the focus himself. Well done. Very enjoyable.

spoonbandit ,

So nourishing !

James and The Adventures Through The Mind podcast touch on such important, poignant and captivating topics. With great core values and always with an anchor in entheogenic uses and their benefits - I appreciate the variety of guests and discussions. I particularly very deeply enjoyed your recent conversation “In Utero”. Incredibly important information that I’m happy is reaching an already open minded audience! Thank you James! You are living your purpose and it will only get bigger and brighter :•)

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