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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.

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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.

    A Candid Conversation About Covid-19 and How We Are Grappling With It | Patrick Kroupa ~ 118

    A Candid Conversation About Covid-19 and How We Are Grappling With It | Patrick Kroupa ~ 118

    Patrick Kroupa and I share an off-the-cuff conversation about COVID-19. We talk about how it is impacting each of our lives, our thoughts on the socio-political responses to the pandemic, and what Patrick's experiences of watching friends and family die offers us insofar as how to show up to the upcoming mass fatalities due to the virus.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    SPECIAL UPDATE: COVID-19

    SPECIAL UPDATE: COVID-19

    Given the situation the world is in, it's necessary for us to talk about it in general. And, it is my responsibility, as a public figure, to share with you about where I am at with this as well as some reliable resources. (resources are available through show description at https://jameswjesso.libsyn.com/ )

    • 12 min
    Hashish And Its Place In Modern Cannabis Culture | The Dank Duchess ~ ATTMind 117

    Hashish And Its Place In Modern Cannabis Culture | The Dank Duchess ~ ATTMind 117

    The Dank Duchess is on Adventures Through The Mind to discuss hashish, from what it means and how its made to why it matters in the modern cannabis market. We also discuss the ongoing impact of cannabis prohibition on black culture in the united states, harmful trends in the modern cannabis culture, and the power of hashish (and cannabis in general) to bridge our social divides and lay foundations for a better world.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Psychedelics increase nature-relatedness | Sam Gandy, Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 116

    Psychedelics increase nature-relatedness | Sam Gandy, Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 116

    Sam Gandy PhD joins us is on Adventures Through The Mind to explore eco-therapy, nature-immersion, where the scientific observation that psychedelics increase nature-relatedness does and does not weave into our facing of the climate crisis.

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Exploring Our Relationship To Psychedelic Healing | Mel Cassidy ~ ATTMind 115

    Exploring Our Relationship To Psychedelic Healing | Mel Cassidy ~ ATTMind 115

    Mel Cassidy joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to explore how their models of understanding and engaging human relationships apply to understandings and engaging our relationship to psychedelics, psychedelic healing, and psychedelic communities.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Destigmatizing Psychedelics Through #thankyouplantmedicine | Jonathan Glazer & David Grillot ~ ATTMind 114

    Destigmatizing Psychedelics Through #thankyouplantmedicine | Jonathan Glazer & David Grillot ~ ATTMind 114

    David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer are the founders of #ThankYouPlantMedicine, a global wave of gratitude for happening on February 20, 2020.

    They are on the show to both talk about the movement itself and respond to some of my criticisms. We speak about the possible risks of "coming out of the psychedelic closet", the potentially adverse outcomes of destigmatizing psychedelics too quickly, the importance of actualizing our psychedelic learning, and the problems of politicizing the psychedelic movement.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

Stoic81 ,

Wonderful interviews

I have been very grateful for the wide-ranging interviews on this podcast. Always engaging and thought-provoking, it has helped me to consider psychedelic issues from many angles. It is an invaluable tool to spread awareness and understanding of psychedelics.

Maia Snowdrop ,

Always awesome

I can put on any episode of this podcast and know that I'll learn something awesome. James is a thoughtful host who approaches the subject matter with open-mindedness and humility. I'm super grateful for his dedication to the task of generating discussion around the issues of psychedelics, spirituality, mental health and cultural evolution.

jengelin ,

Thank you!

James, now a days I long to head out for a long run whilst listening to all the knowledge & insights that you bring to the surface, your questioning is so refreshing. Thank you for being you & spreading such interesting thoughts of the universal being.

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