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Welcome to the High Existence podcast, where we ponder, explore and expand this wondrous experience called life. Visit HighExistence.com for a daily boost to your consciousness!

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Welcome to the High Existence podcast, where we ponder, explore and expand this wondrous experience called life. Visit HighExistence.com for a daily boost to your consciousness!

    Dr. Heather Sandison – Neurohacking, Aging Gracefully, and Unleashing Your Biology (#42)

    Dr. Heather Sandison – Neurohacking, Aging Gracefully, and Unleashing Your Biology (#42)

    What would your life be like if you woke up every day, ready to unleash yourself on the world?
    What would our world be like if our aging elders were comfortable and full of healthy vitality?
    What gets in the way of us expressing our immense potential? For many of us, our energy levels, mental clarity, and physiological health are the first obstacle we need to tackle.
    But the health field is complex, dynamic, and getting to the roots of the matter is paramount. Today we're cutting through the noise, going straight to the signal of what matters for your health, vitality, and the longevity of those you care about.
    Today we welcome Dr. Heather Sandison, Medical Advisor at the Neurohacker Collective to the podcast. The breadth and depth of Heather's insight and experience are astounding, and she brings a holistic approach to managing diseases, addressing longevity, and infusing vitality into each and every day.
    Your health is foundational. It is the base that the rest of your life is built upon. It is the prime mover of your personal universe. Given this, we need to take it seriously.
    If this piques your interest, if you're excited about dialling in the degrees of your DNA, we have an ongoing partnership with NHC, you can use the code 'EXISTENCE' for 15% off of any order.
    Part of being of service for the world is being fit for service. You have to have your own foundations covered, and this conversation is a masterclass in mastering those foundations, and how you can adapt with them as you grow, age, and move through your life.
    What We Cover: Heather's personal health regime. The illusion of the dichotomy of natural vs. clinical medicine. The need for high-touch care in the medical field. Creating personalized health programming. The 6 paths of managing dementia. How society can shift to accentuate individual wellbeing Unlocking elder wisdom and ageing gracefully What young adults should be focusing on NOW. MUCH more...

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Drug Bible: How One Man is Saving Lives After Taking 157 Drugs (#41)

    The Drug Bible: How One Man is Saving Lives After Taking 157 Drugs (#41)

    Watch interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/TI2dA0M1cfk
    Today, Eric Brown and I sit down and speak to Dominic Milton Trott, the author of The Drug User's Bible.
    Here are some words from Dominic that really convey the mission behind his book:
    "The first casualty of war is truth, and the war on drugs is no different. This book is a step to counter this destructive situation. People Are Dying. They are dying because of ignorance: because unremitting propaganda is denying them essential safety information."
    What Dominic has attempted with The Drug User's Bible has never been done before.
    Over the course of 8 years, he self-administered over 150 different chemicals and botanicals.
    For each of these he documented the vital safety data, inclusive of dose thresholds, onset times and duration.
    In addition, he recorded a trip report: a subjective analysis of his qualitative experience, usually at different time-checks.
    Amongst the most well known drugs are LSD, xanax, DMT, cocaine, GHB, spice, phenibut, speed, magic mushrooms, cannabis and opium.
    In this interview we sit down and speak to a man who has taken detailed reports on 157 different drugs. 
    As you might imagine, it has to be heard to be believed. 

    • 1 hr 51 min
    The Accelerated Learning Experience with Jon Brooks and Eric Brown

    The Accelerated Learning Experience with Jon Brooks and Eric Brown

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    • 41 min
    Jules Evans — Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency (#40)

    Jules Evans — Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency (#40)

    Jules Evans appeared on the podcast last time to discuss his two previous books: Philosophy For Life And Other Dangerous Situations and The Art of Losing Control.
    In that episode, we talked at length about the benefits of Stoicism, and also where reason-based philosophical frameworks might be lacking if one wishes to experience a rich, integrated human life.
    We dove into topics like meditation, eastern philosophy, and psychedelics as useful additions in our psychological toolkit.
    When I asked Jules what he was working on next, he explained that he was in the process of co-editing a book with psychiatry expert Tim Read all about spiritual emergencies.
    Considering I am involved in the psychedelic and spirituality space, I was surprised to find that I knew very little about this important topic.
    30, years ago Stanislav Grof and his wife Christina wrote a book called Spiritual Emergency where they defined this phenomenon as follows:
    One of the most important implications... is the realization that many of the conditions, which are currently diagnosed as psychotic and indiscriminately treated by suppressive medication, are actually difficult stages of a radical personality transformation and of spiritual opening. If they are correctly understood and supported, these psychospiritual crises can result in emotional and psychosomatic healing, remarkable psychological transformation, and consciousness evolution.
    With the resurgence of psychedelics and increased popularity of spiritual practices, information on how one might recognise and navigate their way through a spiritual emergency has never been more important.
    In this episode of the HighExistence Podcast, Jules and I discuss the book he edited on this topic Breaking Open: Finding Your Way Through a Spiritual Emergency.
    I have read the book, and I can't express how important I found it. If you are in any way interested in pursuing spiritual transformation, this book book is indispensable.
    To learn more about Breaking Open and the topic of spiritual emergencies, my conversation here with Jules is a perfect place to begin.
    WHAT WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE: What is a spiritual emergency? Tips for dealing with difficult spiritual experiences The creative process behind the book Breaking Open Jules' own spiritual emergency and ayahuasca experience Useful guidelines for attending psychedelic retreats Psychosis vs. spiritual emergency Psychedelic intergration The usefulness of psychotherapy The dark side of spirituality MUCH MORE...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Richard "Shaky" Shore — On The Art of Coaching and MMA as a Path to Self-Improvement (#39)

    Richard "Shaky" Shore — On The Art of Coaching and MMA as a Path to Self-Improvement (#39)

    To learn more about Richard "Shaky" Shore, Check out the Shake, Rattle, and Roll podcast on Youtube and Spotify
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    Today's episode is a very special one for me.
    I sit down and speak to Richard "Shaky" Shore, Brazilian JiuJitsu black belt, head coach and owner of Shore Mixed Martial Arts (SMMA), and host of the Shake, Rattle, and Roll podcast, where Richard interviews British sporting icons and rising stars, primarily in the MMA scene.
    What Richard has achieved with SMMA is nothing short of spectacular. Coming from a place in the Welsh valleys where there hasn't historically been a ton of opportunity, he created a mixed martial arts gym before the sport became the mainstream attraction it is now, and has gone on to build a truly state of the art training facility boasting 3 UFC athletes, and many top level pro and amateur MMA fighters.
    I train at SMMA, and Richard is my Brazilian Jiujitsu coach, so this interview was particularly special for me.
    I sat down to talk to Richard about martial arts, his own story and personal evolution as a coach, leadership, facing your fears, the attitudes required to be successful at your passions, and much much more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Adam Strauss — Psychedelics, Psychotherapy, and Healing OCD with Mushrooms (#38)

    Adam Strauss — Psychedelics, Psychotherapy, and Healing OCD with Mushrooms (#38)

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    After going through the traditional medical paradigm, looking for a solution to treat his debilitating OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) – both medications and therapy were failing him.
    Left with no viable options, he turned to an unexpected ally — magic mushrooms.
    Adam's citizen science work with psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) gave him space and the breathing room necessary to make some impressive strides in managing his mental space.
    The results of his experiments here became the foundation for The Mushroom Cure — a dramatic monologue series that Adam created and performed himself, launching him directly into the psychedelic world and into the public stage here.
    This is a raw, vulnerable, and real conversation – nothing was left off of the table for discussion.
    WHAT WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE: The value of humor in deep transformation The harsh reality of living life with mental illness The promise and pitfalls of modern psychotherapy How mushrooms transformed Adams OCD Where do psychedelics fit in modern society? Psychedelic integration and the growth process Understanding identity during times of flux MUCH MORE...

    • 1 hr 17 min

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