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 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/
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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The Warrior Way of the Mushroom: 5 in the Dark with Omar Thomas
On this episode, Jonathan talks with Omar Thomas, founder of 5 in the Dark Life Coaching, retired Army Ranger, and fellow partner, facilitator and Visual Media Director at MycoMeditations, which offers Psilocybin-assisted retreats and therapeutic experiences in beautiful Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Omar is also the founder of CannaMed Consultants, a medical cannabis nutraceutical company. In this conversation, Jonathan and Omar discuss their mutual excitement after their recent experience facilitating together for the first time on Treasure Beach, Omar's personal struggles with PTSD, and what it means to be a Psychedelic Dad. Omar also chimes in on our eternal question: How old is "old enough?"
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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 #30: Spiritual Journeys with Lady Cannabis, a Conversation with Stephen Gray
After MANY months hiatus, we return with a new episode, featuring our friend, Stephen Gray, Co-founder and MC of the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference, and Editor of the new Anthology, Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer's Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally. Stephen is also the Author of the book Returning to Sacred World: A Spiritual Toolkit for Emerging Reality, and has many years of experience with plant medicine ceremonies in both the Native American Church tradition, as well as the Santo Daime religion. In this conversation, Jonathan and Stephen discuss Cannabis and Spirituality in detail, give tips on incorporating Santa Maria into your own spiritual work, and ask the perennial question: "How old is old enough?"
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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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.