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Join Laura Dawn for these mind-enhancing conversations with thought leaders and wisdom keepers of our time, both in the psychedelic space and beyond.

Weaving wisdom with science, we’re exploring the intersection between psychedelics and sacred plant medicines, neuroscience and consciousness, creativity and resilience, business and entrepreneurship, meaning and purpose. These conversations focus on how we can learn to embody heart-centered leadership so we can influence real change and create a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

So get ready for a neural upgrade, as we explore our medicine for change, and journey to a better future.

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Join Laura Dawn for these mind-enhancing conversations with thought leaders and wisdom keepers of our time, both in the psychedelic space and beyond.

Weaving wisdom with science, we’re exploring the intersection between psychedelics and sacred plant medicines, neuroscience and consciousness, creativity and resilience, business and entrepreneurship, meaning and purpose. These conversations focus on how we can learn to embody heart-centered leadership so we can influence real change and create a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

So get ready for a neural upgrade, as we explore our medicine for change, and journey to a better future.

    Ep. 40 The Story of Rick Doblin's Life and The Future of Psychedelic Medicine

    Ep. 40 The Story of Rick Doblin's Life and The Future of Psychedelic Medicine

    If you’re in the psychedelic space or tracking the psychedelic movement, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the name Rick Doblin, Ph.D., who is the founder of the https://mapspublicbenefit.com/ (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, also known as MAPS).
    Rick is a visionary leader in his own right and has been leading the revolution in psychedelic medicine for more than 50 years.
    I wanted to invite Rick onto the show so I can listen to him share his life’s story and what led him to where he is now – and what a remarkable story it is.
    Rick doesn’t only share the past. The second half of the conversation looks at the future of psychedelic medicine, where Rick shares some thought-provoking insights, especially his vision of the movement in 20 years from now and what he thinks the next wave of psychedelic research will be. He also shares some really good advice for people who want to contribute to the psychedelic movement reminding us that psychedelic leadership can take many forms.
    I also offer an additional introduction to this special episode offering a lens through which to tune into this conversation; the lens of visionary and psychedelic leadership.
    Core Themes Explored In This EpisodeThe story of Rick Doblin’s life
    MDMA
    LSD
    The difference between MDMA and classic psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and DMT
    Trauma and PTSD
    The Phase 3 Trials at MAPS, and what's to come next
    The future of psychedelic medicine
    Advice for psychedelic leaders
    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:https://mapspublicbenefit.com/ (MAPS Website)
    https://www.ted.com/talks/rick_doblin_the_future_of_psychedelic_assisted_psychotherapy?language=en (Watch Rick Doblin's Ted Talk.)
    https://mapspublicbenefit.com/training/ (MAPS MDMA Facilitator Training Program )
    Free Resourceshttps://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)
    https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s and Beyond)
    Music to Move YouEpisode #40 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called https://amzn.to/3IcCIBx (Strongest Medicine) by Kevin Paris and Casey Kalmenson off of their Say Love album.

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Ep. 39 Community, Boundaries & Deep Liberation with Langston Kahn

    Ep. 39 Community, Boundaries & Deep Liberation with Langston Kahn

    Langston Kahn is a Shamanic healer that supports people through what’s called the Deep Liberation Process, a body-based approach that allows us to radically transform the range of fear-based stories we each hold in ourselves: from traumatic experiences, internalized oppression, and habitual emotional patterns rooted in old beliefs that hold us back from healing, transforming, and freeing our authenticity and unique genius.
    Bridging the shamanic wisdom of ancient spirituality with the needs and demands of modern-day life, Kahn offers concrete skills to cultivate deep grounding, skillful boundaries, and a healthy energy body; methods for authentic shadow work and healing our triggers; and tools for effectively tending personal and collective well-being in community.
    Core themes explored in this episode: Community
    Defining deep liberation
    Establishing healthy boundaries
    Working with triggers
    Embodiment
    Calling in your ancestors and helping Spirits
    Rituals for processing grief
    Resources Mentionedhttps://amzn.to/2YWw1Sg (Read Deep Liberation by Langston Kahn)
    https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)
    https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s and Beyond)
    Music to Move YouThis episode features a song called https://whiteswanrecords.bandcamp.com/track/sitting-in-a-circle-feat-ryan-dilmore ("Sitting in a Circle" )by Avasa and Matty Love, featuring Ryan Dilmore.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 38 Dennis McKenna: Improve Creative Thinking with Psychedelics as Tools for Learning

    Ep. 38 Dennis McKenna: Improve Creative Thinking with Psychedelics as Tools for Learning

    Dr. Dennis Mckenna calls psychedelics “tools for learning how to think.” In this episode, Laura Dawn speaks with Dennis Mckenna about how psychedelics can help us think more creatively. As Chase Jarvis says: “Our species and our planet face a new set of challenges that only creativity can solve.”
    We are living through a time of rapid change where creative thinking and creative problem solving are now being called the most important skillsets for the 21st century.
    Many of us weren’t taught creative thinking skills in school and need to find new ways to tap into our creative potential. As it turns out, psychedelics might be able to offer us the kind of help and support we need to adapt to these times of increasing uncertainty and unprecedented challenges.
    As Dennis explains in this episode: “psychedelics allow you to see connections that you usually don’t see. Then you have an opportunity to come up with not only funny ideas, but great ideas.”
    Dennis McKenna has a Master's in Botany and a PhD in Botanical Sciences and has been conducting research in ethnopharmacology for over 40 years. Dennis believes that “the entire biospheric community of species is conscious, and seeks to advance the evolution of consciousness through collaboration and symbiosis.”
    One might argue that they are collaborating with us by teaching us how to expand the boundaries of what we believe is possible by teaching us how to think outside the box.
    Resources MentionedJoin Laura Dawn at MeetDelic conference in Vegas this November 6-7th. She is presenting on the intersection between creative problem solving and psychedelics. Use code "dawnnaut" at checkout for 20% off your ticket.
    https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (Access 4 Free Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey's and Beyond.)
    https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Access a free 8-day microdosing course.)
    Books MentionedSimon Powell: https://amzn.to/2XQIHti (The Psilocybin Solution: The Role of Sacred Mushrooms in the Quest for Meaning)
    Music To Move YouThis episode features a song called Heal This Land by Tina Malia.
    https://whiteswanrecords.bandcamp.com/track/heal-this-land (Purchase Heal This Land on Bandcamp)
    https://open.spotify.com/track/0sWUjX9svept1snBLZXSQf?si=1d35d9559bd44eaa (List On Spotify )
    https://www.instagram.com/tinamaliamusic (Follow Tina Malia on IG)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 37 Leaping with Trust: A Blueprint for TRUST 2.0 When Facing Change Is Scary & Emotionally Painful with Laura Dawn

    Ep. 37 Leaping with Trust: A Blueprint for TRUST 2.0 When Facing Change Is Scary & Emotionally Painful with Laura Dawn

    TRUST 2.0 When the Going Gets Tough.
    There is a grand restructuring unfolding on the planet right now. This is a time where we are being called to face our personal truth. When we choose to step into deeper alignment with this truth, whatever that may be, it often requires facing big changes as we let go of who we thought we were and step forward into who we are choosing to be.
    Facing these changes can require an enormous amount of letting go and often bring with them a lot of upheaval. As many of us find ourselves on the precipice peering into the great unknown, we need to learn how to trust the deeper levels of restructuring that are unfolding for us both individually and collectively.
    And that's what this episode is all about; learning to trust in the great unknown. I share my perspective on what it means to move from trust 1.0 to trust 2.0 and how this impacts the way we live and the way we lead.
    Follow Laura Dawn on Instagram.
    Join me at the Psychedelic Conference MeetDelic November 6-7th in Vegas! Get 20% off your ticket with coupon code "dawnnaut"
    Free Resources:https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s and Beyond)
    https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)
    https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BRAVING.pdf (Brene Brown's BRAVING TRUST outline for Teams.)
    Music to Move YouThis episode features a powerful mantra song called https://alexasunshinerose.bandcamp.com/track/i-release-control ("I Release Control") by Alexa Sunshine Rose.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 36 Prophecy, Prayer, Truth & Authenticity with Spiritual Teacher and Vision Keeper, Grandmother Jyoti

    Ep. 36 Prophecy, Prayer, Truth & Authenticity with Spiritual Teacher and Vision Keeper, Grandmother Jyoti

    These are trying times. According to the Kogi prophecy, we are collectively moving through 13 years they call the great cleanse. The Kogi’s say that the great ending will fall into the beginning in 2026.
    In this episode renowned spiritual teacher and vision keeper, Grandmother Jyoti shares remarkable stories that help us understand the wisdom within these prophecies and the power of walking in prayer and points to the necessity of stepping into alignment with our authenticity as this is a time of reckoning with our personal truth.
    Jyoti was one of the founders of the Center for Sacred Studies - and was also the founding member and convener of the Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
    Jyoti considers herself to be a vision keeper and a seed keeper, which she talks more about. And she shares that after the council of 13 grandmothers took on a life of its own, she received a new vision, a new seed that has led her to launching a project called the Fountain and its mission is to restore an economic model that is based on reciprocity and collaboration guided by Nature and the Sacred.
    Jyoti is founder of the Center for Sacred Studies
    She is the founder of The Fountain Its mission is to restore an economic model that is based on reciprocity and collaboration guided by Nature and the Sacred.
    Watch and listen to this powerful prayer by Jyoti called “Walk On” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J4qbnuuUYE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J4qbnuuUYE)
    Recommended books: Read https://amzn.to/3lFv6wH (How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity)
    PsychedelicLeadership Resources Psychedelics, Sacred Medicines, Purpose and Business
    http://www.meetdelic.com/ (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )
    https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s and Beyond)
    https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)
    Featured MusicEpisode #36 features a song called La Medicina by Elah and Ausierra
    https://open.spotify.com/track/69cZ7PYWzqK1WYwid33og7?si=58f0e0edd41f4952 (Listen to La Medicina here)
    https://livefreelaurad.com/ep-36-prophecy-prayer-truth-authenticity-with-spiritual-teacher-and-vision-keeper-grandmother-jyoti/ (View the full episode transcript here)

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Ep. 35 Using Creativity to Find Humor Amidst Our Collective Crisis with James McCrea

    Ep. 35 Using Creativity to Find Humor Amidst Our Collective Crisis with James McCrea

    James McCrae is an author, poet, creative guide, and meme-artist based in Austin, Texas. He is the creative genius behind the popular Instagram account @WordsAreVibrations
    And is author of https://www.jamesmccrae.com/shit-your-ego-says ( Sh#t Your Ego Says) and soon to be released: How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis; the first-ever book published featuring memes and poetry. In his writing and art, he applies the principles of mindfulness and Eastern philosophy to modern life with humor and candor.
    In this episode, we talk about the yin and yang of creativity, psychedelics, the necessity of humor and laughter, ritual, eastern philosophy, surrender, leadership, and letting go.
    https://www.jamesmccrae.com/ Pre-order How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis Follow James McCrea on Instagram (add link here) (Jame Mccrea's Website )
    https://shopcatalog.com/product/how-to-laugh-in-ironic-amusement-during-your-existential-crisis/?utm_source=tc-author-genandutm_campaign=ironic-amusementandutm_medium=tc-author-gen (Pre-order How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis)
    https://www.jamesmccrae.com/ (Follow James McCrea on )http://www.instagram.com/wordsarevibrations (Instagram)
    PsychedelicLeadership Resources http://www.meetdelic.com/ (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )
    https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s and Beyond)
    https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)
    Featured MusicEpisode #35 features a song called Portal333 by Lavva, FR33SOL, Earf.
    Listen to Portal333 https://open.spotify.com/track/2yquMsJZlWg0o0SOrQbm5a?si=d949d0cf0dcb4259 (here)
    https://livefreelaurad.com/ep-35-using-creativity-to-find-humor-amidst-our-collective-crisis-with-james-mccrea/ (Click here for the episode transcript)

    • 1 hr 41 min

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Ddog747 ,

Exceptional and heartfelt!

Laura Dawn has created something truly special with this podcast. She seamlessly weaves together many different topics within psychedelics, creativity, psychology, and various wisdom traditions. She also brings a sincere vulnerability, openness, curiosity, and playful engagement with each guest and asks pointed and thought provoking questions. It's one of the few podcasts I've listened to one episode after another and have learned a lot. I appreciate the heartfelt motivation and inspiration she brings to the topics, and the creative touches like the song she shares at the end of each episode. A real pleasure and gift to listen to! Thanks for all the hard work you put into each episode!

JBSDoc ,

Love this container of compassion, insight and intellect!

Laura brings a beautiful spirit of inquiry and passion to each interview!

Heart First Michelle ,

Inspirational!

The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast is blowing my default mode network!!! Episodes include revolutionary science, as well as practical steps we can all take to creatively make change to help heal the planet and ourselves! Laura Dawn is an amazing speaker, and most definitely a thought leader! So happy to have discovered her here!

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