Drugs, Addiction & Mental Health.
A focus on Psychedelics and other illegal drugs. Discussion on Benefits vs. Dangers, and everything in between.
Richie Olgulnick - Iboga & Addiction
Richie joins me to share his 25 years of knowledge about the powerful psychedelic drug Iboga, A.K.A. Ibogaine. The substance has amazing properties when it comes to treating physical addiction to opiates specifically, such as heroin, Oxycontin, morphine, fentanyl, etc. But, as Richie points out, there's a lot more to kicking a heroin habit than just treating the physical addiction. It was a great conversation, thanks Richie!! Richie continues working with Iboga, and invites anyone interested to give him a call! His number is: (353) 519-6181 Also, check out his website: Me: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bollard Check Them out: And buy their music! https://phatbollard.bandcamp.com More at
Dick Khan - 600 DMT Doses & Meeting Entities
Dick Khan joins me from England to discuss his personal research with the powerful psychedelic drug DMT, or dimethyltryptamine. It's the same ingredient in the Amazonian brew Ayahuasca. When smoked instead of brewed however, the experiences are fast and powerful. Many who have tried DMT report encountering entities of varying descriptions, and Mr. Khan is no different. He has had many of these such encounters and this is something we discuss in depth in this conversation. Many thanks to Dick Khan for the conversation and for agreeing to be on video for the first time! For someone who's been experimenting with a powerful psychedelic for so long, he is quite grounded and ready to laugh at his own perspective on these matters. Not taking oneself too seriously seems necessary when sharing these experiences, and also makes for a fun chat. Find Dick at his website: Or his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmt.researcher And his book: Me: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bollard Check Them out: And buy their music! https://phatbollard.bandcamp.com More at
Zach & Jess Poitra - Ayahuasca Stories, Rheumatoid Arthritis, & Diet
Zach and his wife Jess join me to speak about the Ayahuasca retreats they host in Guatemala. We talk all things Ayahuasca, including Dietas, Traditional vs. Modern approaches, cost of retreats, and even the little fairy-like plant spirits called Doctorcito's (little doctors) who are called in to help people during ceremonies. First Zach joins me, and then halfway through Jess sits down to explain how she had the auto-immune condition rheumatoid arthritis and after medication made her worse, she found her way out through diet and ayahuasca. Find them at their website: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bollard Check Them out: And buy their music! https://phatbollard.bandcamp.com More at
Sergey Baranov - Scientific Dogma & The Psychedelic Individual
Sergey joins me a second time. He has a new book out called The Mescaline Confessions which details his experimentation with different substances as a young person. From using Ecstacy/MDMA for years, to trying a large dose of anti-psychotic pharmaceuticals. We talk about all this in the podcast, and eventually get to his present day work with the Huachuma cactus. He works in Peru with this substance, which contains Mescaline, as does Peyote. Some of the most interesting parts for myself in Sergey's book was his breakdown of Scientific Dogma so present in our culture today. He explains why he feels people have simply joined another team or religion, all the while thinking they are so much better than people in a church. It's a very worthwhile discussion to have these days! Check out Sergey's website: And use the Promo Code: "Truth" if buying his E-Book from his website. INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bollard Check Them out: And buy their music! https://phatbollard.bandcamp.com More at
John Vervaeke - Cognitive Science of Wisdom, Meaning, & Psilocybin Mushrooms
John and I sit down to talk about different types of knowledge, and how we decipher the world around us. We discuss Self-Deception, Flow States, Mystical Experience, and where we go to find Wisdom and Meaning in our lives. John is a professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of Toronto. He's also studied in Buddhism and Tai Chi. He hopes to organize a psilocybin micro-dosing study at the University, and he talks about the difficulties in his way when it comes to getting a study like that approved. We really touch on a lot here, and John's passion and enthusiasm carries us through the conversation. It was a real pleasure for me to break down these ideas with him, so I hope everyone enjoys the chat as much as I did! Find John at his YouTube page: And his website: http://johnvervaeke.com And his book on Zombies and the Meaning Crisis: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bollard Check Them out: And buy their music! https://phatbollard.bandcamp.com More at jj
Will Johnson - How to Use Marijuana Effectively
Will joins me from Costa Rica to talk about his ideas integrating Buddhist practices with Marijuana use. Traditional Buddhism encourages abstinence from intoxicants. While Will does also teach in this traditional manner, he points to the Hindu God Shiva as an alternative representation of how the use of Marijuana can be very well suited to some of the physical practices Buddhists use. Much of our conversation is about how to use Marijuana effectively when it comes to the physical body and putting someone in tune with their movements and breathing, and out of the mind. We also talk about Ida Rolf and her philosophy behind Rolfing, and the practice of Gazing. Check out Will's website: http://www.embodiment.net Find all of Will Johnson's books, including his latest Cannabis in Spiritual Practice here: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bollard Check Them out: And buy their music! https://phatbollard.bandcamp.com More at jj
By far one of the best podcasts of the type!
I’m super impressed with this show, the layout, sound and simplicity. Thank you soo much for this important topic!
Super informative, thoughtful content.
Great podcast keep up the good work!