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We feature provocative, in depth conversations leading thinkers on topics including meditation and mindfulness, non-dual spirituality, psychedelics, psychology, ecology and sustainability and eudomainia or genuine happiness: how to co-create a more loving and thriving world. Guests so far include authors, professors, psycho-therapists, mindfulness meditation and dharma teachers, visionaries, philosophers, community activists and more. I am deeply looking forward to sharing these conversations with you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/support

A State of Mind Julian Royce

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

We feature provocative, in depth conversations leading thinkers on topics including meditation and mindfulness, non-dual spirituality, psychedelics, psychology, ecology and sustainability and eudomainia or genuine happiness: how to co-create a more loving and thriving world. Guests so far include authors, professors, psycho-therapists, mindfulness meditation and dharma teachers, visionaries, philosophers, community activists and more. I am deeply looking forward to sharing these conversations with you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/support

    The Beats, Creativity and the Literary Roots of the 1960's Counterculture with Dank P.H.A.R.T. The Pirate Poet

    The Beats, Creativity and the Literary Roots of the 1960's Counterculture with Dank P.H.A.R.T. The Pirate Poet

    Julian talks with Matty Bovard aka Dank P.H.A.R.T. The Pirate Poet about the Beats literary movement, the hippie movement, the war on drugs and other topics. Dank P.H.A.R.T. shares some of his own poetry towards the end of our conversation.

    Learn more about Dank P.H.A.R.T. The Pirate Poet a.k.a Matty Bovard

    Website- https://www.dankphartcreative.com

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/dankphart

    Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/dankphart

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/DankPhart

    Twitter- https://twitter.com/dankphart

    Learn more about Gary Snyder: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/gary-snyder

    Riprap by Gary Snyder read in the intro: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47178/riprap

    Learn more about Allen Ginsberg: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/allen-ginsberg

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Cipriano Ortega: Art, Music & Liberating Societal Expectations

    Cipriano Ortega: Art, Music & Liberating Societal Expectations

    Julian speaks with Cipriano Ortega about their life, philosophy and art. They perform several songs with their bandmate Vitaliy Minyaylo.  They have a background in theater and performance and their unique music has been described as 'minimalist' with jazz, spoken word, grunge, punk rock and other influences shining through. Cipriano identifies as queer, uses They/Them/Theirs as their pronouns and is partly of indigenous ancestry.

    Learn more about Cipriano at:

    -Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ciprianoband/

    -Insta Handle: @ciprianoband

    -Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/CiprianoOrtega

    -Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/lowrockhighart

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    • 52 min
    Sharing Your Gifts with the World: Melissa Moffet

    Sharing Your Gifts with the World: Melissa Moffet

    Julian speaks with guide and teacher Melissa Moffet about her life, her passions and her journey to offering her gifts to the world.

    Learn more about Melissa here:

    https://www.melissamoffet.com

    https://www.instagram.com/melissa.moffet/

    Topics (in chronological order):


    Being Impulsive vs being truly Spontaneous
    Taking risks, trusting your instincts
    How Melissa built a social media following and went from being an engineer to working as a coach and teacher
    Melissa shares how she was shy in real life while at the same time building a big following on Instagram
    Quality over Quantity
    Her background with dance and ballet
    Social media and Confidence: how to have an intentional relationship with social media and the importance of having good boundaries
    Suggestion to clean out everyone you are following and then carefully choose who to follow
    The danger of being in an information Bubble where you only hear from sources of information you want to and agree with
    The practice of choosing to listen to other perspectives you don't agree with in order to challenge yourself and grow
    Vulnerability in sharing publicly
    How it is so important to go to the edge of your comfort zone and then have time for Integration.
    Melissa shares about ways to Integrate and what that means.
    The importance of titrating and going slowly so that it is sustainable and so one does not burn out or shut down after a flurry of activity.
    The importance of Intention

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    • 58 min
    #84- Darrell Duane on Burning Man, Camp Contact, Community Organizing & More

    #84- Darrell Duane on Burning Man, Camp Contact, Community Organizing & More

    Julian talks with Darrell Duane about his role as a community organizer and co-founder of Camp Contact, a Burning Man camp. They discuss a wide range of topics - see below for a more complete list.

    Topics (in chronological order):


    Darrell’s background with the Unitarian Universalist Church, where he almost went down the path to become a minister.
    Darrell's experiences with the early internet and pre-internet computers and bulletin board systems.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system
    Burning Man and the Burning Man Principles: https://burningman.org/culture/philosophical-center/10-principles/
    Contact Improvisation - what it is and Darrell's discovery of it

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_improvisation


    The creation of Camp Contact - http://campcontact.org
    Authentic Relating, how it is a part of Camp Contact and a bit about what it is
    Cryptocurrency: Darrell shares some of his knowledge and wisdom about cryptocurrencies
    El Salvador and it's adoption of Bitcoin:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/06/25/adults-in-el-salvador-to-get-30-in-bitcoin-as-nation-unveils-details-to-make-crypto-legal-tender/?sh=14909474109c
    Psychedelics: their potentials for healing and transformation and creativity.
    Their potential in psychedelic assisted therapy.
    The War on Drugs
    The problems with a for profit health care industry
    Reasons why distrust of the medical establishment is at an all time high
    The issue of Vaccines and specifically the Coronavirus Vaccine and the Pandemic
    Renee Girard and Mimetic Discourse   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimetic_theory
    Meta Integral and the Wisdom Deck https://www.metaintegral.com/wisdom-card-deck/
    The Stoa online community of thinkers and thought leaders http://thestoa.ca
    Daniel Schmachtenberger  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=daniel+schmachtenberger
    OCEAN: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism - Big 5 personality factors
    Your Undivided Attention:  Podcast from the Center for Humane Technology:  https://www.humanetech.com/podcast
    Scuttlebut as a non profit Social Media platform, and one without an algorithm to drive engagement.

    http://ScuttleButt.nz  -- Decentralized Social Network (Use Manyverse on your Phone: http://manyver.se)


    How 5,000 friends is not enough for Darrell on Facebook

    Facebook Friend Limits - Best summed up by this Interintelect salon description:  https://interintellect.com/salon/cheating-on-dunbar-maintaining-our-growing-social-networks/

    - Accountability: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AhANo6wzBAA&feature=youtu.be


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    #83- Hilary Morris, LPC: Treating Trauma, Discovering Pleasure, Empowering Women Entrepreneurs & the Power of Ketamine Assisted Therapies

    #83- Hilary Morris, LPC: Treating Trauma, Discovering Pleasure, Empowering Women Entrepreneurs & the Power of Ketamine Assisted Therapies

    Julian and Hilary discuss psychotherapy, trauma, psychedelic therapy, women lead businesses and more. See below for a list of topics.

    Hilary is a Clinical Therapist and clinical director specializing in somatic therapy, coaching, feminine intelligence, anxiety, and trauma resolution. She also works with women in business.

    Learn more about Hilary at: https://hilarymorrislpc.com/meet-the-team.html

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hilarymorrislpc/

    Articles by Hilary Morris:

    Somatics and Psychedelic Therapy in the Treatment of PTSD:

    https://psychable.com/psychedelics/somatics-and-psychedelic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-ptsd/

    Why Combat Veterans Seek Out Psychedelics for PTSD

    https://psychable.com/psychedelics/why-combat-veterans-are-seeking-out-psychedelics-for-ptsd/

    Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

    https://psychable.com/psychedelics/ketamine-assisted-psychotherapy-where-did-my-body-go/

    Topics:


    Trauma and how serious concussions and traumatic brain injuries can be, physically as well as psychologically
    Healing from Physical trauma and Psychological trauma
    Post Concussion Syndrome
    Different therapeutic modalities she works with, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Therapies, EMDR, and Brain Spotting
    Her work helping women entrepreneurs
    Challenges women face in business
    Feminine and Masculine energies and how we all have these different energies to differing degrees
    The importance of having unstructured time
    Brain Spotting - what it is and how it works
    The importance of Pleasure - how to allow oneself to more fully experience pleasure
    Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and specifically, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
    Different ways Ketamine can be administered therapeutically, for example with Treatment Resistant Depression versus the lower doses that Hilary usually works with
    Ways in which Ketamine assisted therapy can help
    Ego dissolution and the temporary dissolving of the 'default mode network' in our brain/nervous system and how valuable an experience of being alive without being stuck in one's usual suffering can be so immensely valuable and life affirming
    Hilary shares an anchoring or grounding technique with us: I am here.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #82- Consciousness is the Glue: Psychedelics, Couples Work, and Buddhism with Sashi Gerzon-Rose

    #82- Consciousness is the Glue: Psychedelics, Couples Work, and Buddhism with Sashi Gerzon-Rose

    Julian speaks with Sashi Gerzon-Rose, LPC. Sashi is a therapist working in the Denver/ Boulder area of Colorado. She is a long time practitioner and now a teacher of meditation and yoga. She works with individuals and couples and offers psychedelic assisted therapy with Ketamine.

    Topics covered:


    Her growing up with Orthodox Judaism
    Religion and Culture
    Pre-Modern, Modern and Post-Modern cultural shifts
    Historical stages in the development of Buddhism, which in the Tibetan traditions are called Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.
    The importance of community and connection as a part of spiritual or meditative practice.
    The concept of Regulation and Co-Regulation in Psychology
    Couples work
    Learning to co-regulate with your partner
    Tolerating discomfort and difference in your relationship
    Learning productive ways to argue and have conflict
    Psychedelics and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
    Discussion of the current state of affairs with Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: what is currently legal and what is not yet , but which hopefully will be in the next several years.
    Contra-indications for psychedelic assisted therapy
    The primacy of consciousness and the importance of our irreducible, subjective first hand experience.

    Learn more about Sashi at: https://wholeheartway.com

    She is offering an upcoming Yoga retreat: https://www.littleyogastudio.com/retreats/

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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

CultOfVimalakīrti ,

Expanding the mind, opening the view

Julian is a contemplative practitioner, bringing meditation and scholarship into conversations ranging from mental and emotional clarity to counterculture to spiritual/religious controversy and taboo. I know some of Julian's guests well and am humbled to hear and learn from them anew; them and so many new, unexpected guests too: Julian, thank you for hosting!

MissOliviaSophie ,

My favorite podcast!

A State of Mind is my go-to for inspiring and thought provoking conversations on all things mind-expanding related. I listen to this podcast more than any other. Highly recommend!

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Love this work-consistent top quality and always fascinating

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