At Psychedelic Parenting, we talk how our experiences with altered states of consciousness influence our family lives. We are committed to the creation of new family traditions and developing rites of passage grounded in the unity consciousness touched by Psychedelic Medicines.
Episode 33: Questing for the White Whale with Lex Pelger
In this episode, Jonathan talks with his dear friend Lex Pelger. Lex is a co-Founder (along with past podcast guest Brett Greene) of the psychedelic media group Psymposia, an author, and the new host of the legendary psychedelic podcast The Psychedelic Salon.
Lex has recently begun publishing his magnum opus, Anandamide, or: The Canabinoid, a graphic novel about cannabis, the war on weed, and our own endocannabinoid system, based on Moby Dick . He is also co-hosting a cross-country tour of Psymposia's popular Psychedelic Storytelling events, called The Blue Dot Tour, with a goal of building psychedelic community in "blue cities inside red states"
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Episode #31: Call Me Perfect, with Natalie Grigson
Today, Jonathan once again welcomes Psychedelic Parenting's favorite author, Natalie Grigson. Natalie is the author of the amazing title Just Call Me Is, which we helped to sponsor on Kickstarter. Natalie is now launching another campaign for the sequel, Call Me Perfect , which is currently 1/2 way funded with about 2 weeks to go. Call Me Perfect approaches body image and identity with the same gentle touch that Just Call Me IS brought to mindfulness. In this conversation, Jonathan and Natalie talk about the new book, and how Natalie's own psychedelic experiences helped her heal from a childhood eating disorder. Jonathan also discusses some of the struggles with identity and body image that led to the recent gap in podcast creation. Enjoy. Get Full Program Notes at: http://www.psychedelicparenting.org/psychedelic-parenting-podcast-31/
Episode #29: The Way of the Mushroom: Talking Fatherhood and Martial Arts with Kilindi Iyi
In this episode, Jonathan talks with fellow Michigander, Kilindi Iyi. Born and raised in Detroit, Kilindi is the head instructor and technical adviser of Tamerrian Martial Art Institute. A world traveler and mycologist, Kilindi has presented on the subject of psilocybin as far north as Norway and as far south as Australia. His exploration and research centers on high-dose psilocybin magic mushrooms. Jonathan and Kilindi met at Psychedemia in 2012, and have appeared together at many conferences around the USA and the world. They are currently both speaking at Beyond Psychedelics in Prague.
Join Jonathan and Kilindi as they talk about the role of mushrooms in the secret history of martial arts, about the lessons Kilindi has learned form his 40+ years of symbiosis with the mushrooms, and about why he prefers the title "explorer" over "shaman," "medicine man," or "healer." Also discussed is the upcoming Detroit Psychedelic Conference, October 28-30 at the historic First Unitarian Church of Detroit on Cass.
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Episode 22: We'll Discover The Wonders of Nature, Foraging a Family with Antler
This episode’s guest asked to go by the pseudonym “Antler” to protect his family and career, and we are happy to share his story. “Antler” is an aspiring herbalist and proud parent of two young children. He and his partner recently welcomed their son into the world with a challenging premature birth after the mother’s water broke at 32 weeks. In this episode, Jonathan and “Antler” discuss the ReWilding movement, the Pro-Child approach to parenting, and how psilocybin should be seen as a component of “complete nutrition” and how mushroom tea helped “Antler” and his partner conceive, hold a connective space while his premature son was staying in the NICU, and come to terms with the difference between their plans for a natural home birth, and the reality of their circumstances.
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Psychedelic Parenting Podcast #6: Because I Said I Would with Stephen Gray
On this episode of the Psychedelic Parenting Podcast, Jonathan talks with Stephen Gray, author, speaker, and "emerging elder." Stephen is the organizer and MC of the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference, which will be held next weekend, October 24 & 25, 2015 at the University of British Columbia's Buchanan Building, Room A101, Vancouver BC, Canada, where Psychedelic Parenting host Jonathan will be speaking on the topic of "Reclaiming Religious Freedom and Family Values." Stephen is the Author of the book Returning to Sacred World: A Spiritual Toolkit for Emerging Reality. He also has many years of experience with plant medicine ceremonies in both the Native American Church tradition, as well as the Santo Daime religion. Tickets for Spirit Plant Medicine Conference can be purchased HERE.
In this conversation, Stephen and Jonathan discuss the possibility of an emerging distinct medicine tradition for white North Americans, about the role of the sacred feminine in family and religious life, and of taking on the mantle of "elder" as one enters the latter part of life.
The highlight of this interview is Stephen's story of the powerful commitment of a friend and respected NAC Roadman whom Stephen calls "Kanucas." Kanukas made a promise to Stephen to attend and speak at the launch event for his book, and even though he was met with a great deal of personal hardships around the time of the launch, Kanucas fulfilled his promise to Stephen. The story is also recounted HERE on Stephen's blog. Enjoy.
TOPICS AND WEBSITES DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST:
Spirit Plant Medicine Conference
Order Returning to Sacred World at Powell's Books
The Native American Church
Oklevueha Native American Church
NAC and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Santo Daime tradition
English Language Homepage
Short video on Church of the Holy Light of the Queen
The Jubilant People: a support and after-care community for medicine seekers in BC
Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche
Founder of Naropa University
Founder of the Women's Visionary Congress
Founder of the Full Circle Tea House/Camp Soft Landing at Burning Man
Author of The Manual of Psychedelic Support
Founder of the Ta-Merrian Institute
Author of "African Roots in Asian Martial Arts" (Journal of African Civilizations)
"Africa, Transhumanism, & The Magic Mushroom" (Khanyisa Psychoactive Plant Conference, 2013)
"High Dose Mushrooms--Beyond the Threshold" (Breaking Convention 2013)
Dr Bruce Damer
Host of The Levity Zone Podcast
Co-Creator of the Palenque Norte lectures at Burning Man
Founder of The Digibarn Computer Museum
Conscious Living Radio
Stephen's recent appearance on Martin Ball's Entheogenic Evolution Podcast
Episode 34: Rubbing Elbows with our Heroes, Shane LeMaster at Psychedelic Science 2017
Today, Jonathan talks with Shane LeMaster. Shane earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, completed extensive coursework towards a Master of Arts Degree in Sport & Performance Psychology at the University of Denver, and earned his Master of Arts Degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Argosy University. Shane is nationally certified as a Sport Psychology Consultant and a licensed mental health clinician in the state of Colorado.
In this conversation, Jonathan and Shane discuss Psychedelic Science 2017, Shane's work in addiction treatment, the strengths and weaknesses of the 12 steps, and how Shane is integrating his personal work with psychedelics into future professional endeavors. Enjoy.
Full Podcast notes can be found at http://www.psychedelicparenting.org/psychedelic-parenting-podcast-34/
So informative and thoughtful. Don't hesitate to talk longer, we like it when you go deep. Thank you for putting this out there- it's time.
Great show for fellow cosmonaut parents!
Love the conversations that the host facilitates. Excellent guests with valuable wisdom. Thank you for helping parents to come out of the psychedelic closet and share their stories.