100 episodes

A podcast delving into plants, plant medicine, consciousness, holistic health, wellness, and myriad related topics. Hosted by Jason Grechanik.

This podcast was created to give voice to the doctors, shamans, guides, facilitators, visionaries, anthropologists, linguists, researchers, and wisdom-keepers working on the ground day in and day out within their respective fields.

The Universe Within Podcast Jason Grechanik

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 89 Ratings

A podcast delving into plants, plant medicine, consciousness, holistic health, wellness, and myriad related topics. Hosted by Jason Grechanik.

This podcast was created to give voice to the doctors, shamans, guides, facilitators, visionaries, anthropologists, linguists, researchers, and wisdom-keepers working on the ground day in and day out within their respective fields.

    Ep. 127 - Christina Allen - The Shamanic Calling & The Andean Qero Tradition

    Ep. 127 - Christina Allen - The Shamanic Calling & The Andean Qero Tradition

    Hey everybody! Episode 127 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Christina Allen. Christina was recommended to me by a past guest and friend Joan Parisi Wilcox. Joan spoke very highly of Christina and so I was happy to have Christina on the podcast. Christina shared in her story and what led her to her shamanic calling, her time in the early psychedelic movement with the Grateful Dead, her studies as a physicist and her interest and work in consciousness, her time with Alberto Villoldo, and eventually her finding her calling learning from the pacos of the Andean Qero tradition. Christina has a beautiful story and a lot of wisdom to share so I think you all will get a lot from this episode. As always, to support this podcast, get early access to shows, bonus material, and Q&As, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!

    This episode is sponsored by Real Mushrooms. As listeners, visit their website to enjoy a discount of 25% off your first order: https://www.realmushrooms.com/universe

    To learn more about or contact Christina, visit her website at: https://www.austinshamaniccenter.com/

    If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. And please Subscribe or Follow and if you can go on Apple Podcasts and leave a starred-rating and a short review. That would be super helpful with the algorithms and getting this show out to more people. Thank you in advance!

    I will be guiding our next plant medicine dietas with my colleague Merav Artzi (who I interviewed in episode 28) in the Sacred Valley of Peru in February of 2024, Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada in August. If you would like more information about joining us and the work I do, visit my site at:
    https://www.NicotianaRustica.org

    To book an integration call with me, visit: https://jasongrechanik.setmore.com

    If you are able to and would like to donate to the show to help out with new content that would be deeply appreciated. For just a few dollars a month you can subscribe through Patreon and it gives you some really nice added benefits like early access to shows, bonus episodes, and a chance to ask personalized questions.

    To support this podcast on Patreon, visit:
    https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithin  

    Join this channel on YouTube to get access to perks:
    https://bit.ly/YTPerks

    To donate directly with PayPal:
    https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanik 

    Thanks and until the next episode!

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    • 2 hr 31 min
    Ep. 126 - Lila Lieberman - The Five Pillars of Medicine & The Cedar Teachings

    Ep. 126 - Lila Lieberman - The Five Pillars of Medicine & The Cedar Teachings

    Hey everybody! Episode 126 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Lila Lieberman. Lila was recommended to me by mutual friends of ours and I was really impressed when I listened to a few of her talks. Lila has had a fascinating life and we sat down and spoke about her journeys through S. America in her youth where she came across the cactus medicine in the desert and ayahuasca in the jungle, her journey back to S. Africa where she learned from the Zulu and Shona, and how her learning deepened and expanded into what she now calls the Five Pillars of Medicine and the Cedar Teachings, which she spoke in-depth about. It was a real pleasure to have her share and she has a beautiful way of weaving together different teachings and using universal macro and micro principles to help us better understand the nature of medicine and ourselves. I think you will gain a lot from this episode. As always, to support this podcast, get early access to shows, bonus material, and Q&As, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!

    To learn more about or contact Lila, and for her upcoming live event on March 20, visit her website at: https://www.fivepillarsofmedicine.com

    If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. And please Subscribe or Follow and if you can go on Apple Podcasts and leave a starred-rating and a short review. That would be super helpful with the algorithms and getting this show out to more people. Thank you in advance!

    I will be guiding our next plant medicine dietas with my colleague Merav Artzi (who I interviewed in episode 28) in the Sacred Valley of Peru in February of 2024, Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada in August. If you would like more information about joining us and the work I do, visit my site at:
    https://www.NicotianaRustica.org

    To book an integration call with me, visit: https://jasongrechanik.setmore.com

    If you are able to and would like to donate to the show to help out with new content that would be deeply appreciated. For just a few dollars a month you can subscribe through Patreon and it gives you some really nice added benefits like early access to shows, bonus episodes, and a chance to ask personalized questions.

    To support this podcast on Patreon, visit:
    https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithin  

    Join this channel on YouTube to get access to perks:
    https://bit.ly/YTPerks

    To donate directly with PayPal:
    https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanik 

    Thanks and until the next episode!

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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Ep. 125 - Sacred Tobacco Part 2

    Ep. 125 - Sacred Tobacco Part 2

    Hey everybody! Episode 125 of the show is out. This episode is an interview I was on for another podcast called The Way to Change. It was a good interview where I spoke more in depth about tobacco as a medicine, the plant dieta, ayahuasca, and the archetypes of medicine. So I decided to release the interview as Part 2 of my previous episode entitled Sacred Tobacco (episode 4). I hope you all gain something from this episode. As always, to support this podcast, get early access to shows, bonus material, and Q&As, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!

    This episode is sponsored by Real Mushrooms. As listeners, visit their website to enjoy a discount of 25% off your first order: https://www.realmushrooms.com/universe

    To learn more about his work, visit his website at: https://www.NicotianaRustica.org

    To listen to The Way to Change podcast, visit Youtube & Spotify: https://www.youtube.com/@emmacrooks1189 & https://open.spotify.com/show/6HWGBlqrU6HagrWgc2udXL?si=a9df442919464c9b

    If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. And please Subscribe or Follow and if you can go on Apple Podcasts and leave a starred-rating and a short review. That would be super helpful with the algorithms and getting this show out to more people. Thank you in advance!

    I will be guiding our next plant medicine dietas with my colleague Merav Artzi (who I interviewed in episode 28) in the Sacred Valley of Peru in February of 2024, Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada in August. If you would like more information about joining us and the work I do, visit my site at:
    https://www.NicotianaRustica.org

    To book an integration call with me, visit: https://jasongrechanik.setmore.com

    If you are able to and would like to donate to the show to help out with new content that would be deeply appreciated. For just a few dollars a month you can subscribe through Patreon and it gives you some really nice added benefits like early access to shows, bonus episodes, and a chance to ask personalized questions.

    To support this podcast on Patreon, visit:
    https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithin  

    Join this channel on YouTube to get access to perks:
    https://bit.ly/YTPerks

    To donate directly with PayPal:
    https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanik 

    Thanks and until the next episode!

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Ep. 124 - Kat Courtney - Ayahuasca, San Pedro, & Integration

    Ep. 124 - Kat Courtney - Ayahuasca, San Pedro, & Integration

    Hey everybody! Episode 124 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Kat Courtney. Kat has a company called Plant Medicine People and they work with sacred plants like ayahuasca, huachuma, and tobacco. She has been training and learning from these plants for over 20 years. We sat down and spoke about her background, the aforementioned plants, her training, what these plants mean to her, how these plants are worked with, why integration is so important, and many other topics. I feel Kat speaks from a really good place and a place of experiential wisdom, so it was a really pleasure to have her on and share. I think you all will gain a lot from this episode. As always, to support this podcast, get early access to shows, bonus material, and Q&As, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!

    This episode is sponsored by Real Mushrooms. As listeners, visit their website to enjoy a discount of 25% off your first order: https://www.realmushrooms.com/universe

    To learn more about or contact Kat, visit her website at: https://www.plantmedicinepeople.com

    If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. And please Subscribe or Follow and if you can go on Apple Podcasts and leave a starred-rating and a short review. That would be super helpful with the algorithms and getting this show out to more people. Thank you in advance!

    I will be guiding our next plant medicine dietas with my colleague Merav Artzi (who I interviewed in episode 28) in the Sacred Valley of Peru in February of 2024, Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada in August. If you would like more information about joining us and the work I do, visit my site at:
    https://www.NicotianaRustica.org

    To book an integration call with me, visit: https://jasongrechanik.setmore.com

    If you are able to and would like to donate to the show to help out with new content that would be deeply appreciated. For just a few dollars a month you can subscribe through Patreon and it gives you some really nice added benefits like early access to shows, bonus episodes, and a chance to ask personalized questions.

    To support this podcast on Patreon, visit:
    https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithin  

    Join this channel on YouTube to get access to perks:
    https://bit.ly/YTPerks

    To donate directly with PayPal:
    https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanik 

    Thanks and until the next episode!

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep. 123 - Dmitry Alexeev - The Gut Microbiome, Intelligence, & Plants

    Ep. 123 - Dmitry Alexeev - The Gut Microbiome, Intelligence, & Plants

    Hey everybody! Episode 123 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Dmitry Alexeev. Dmitry is a scientist who specializes in the gut microbiome. The microbiome is a subject I have wanted to cover on this podcast for a while, as it relates to the plants we ingest, our physical and mental health, intelligence, and has a correlation to many indigenous cosmovisions of life and spirits. It was a pleasure to sit down with Dmitry and this was a really fascinating episode delving into this unseen world that is becoming a forefront of science, health, and consciousness. As always, to support this podcast, get early access to shows, bonus material, and Q&As, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!

    This episode is sponsored by Real Mushrooms. As listeners, visit their website to enjoy a discount of 25% off your first order: https://www.realmushrooms.com/universe

    To contact Dmitry via Telegram: @dr_indibiome
    For Dmitry’s book: https://a.co/d/he7gMil

    If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. And please Subscribe or Follow and if you can go on Apple Podcasts and leave a starred-rating and a short review. That would be super helpful with the algorithms and getting this show out to more people. Thank you in advance!

    I will be guiding our next plant medicine dietas with my colleague Merav Artzi (who I interviewed in episode 28) in the Sacred Valley of Peru in February of 2024, Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada in August. If you would like more information about joining us and the work I do, visit my site at:
    https://www.NicotianaRustica.org

    To book an integration call with me, visit: https://jasongrechanik.setmore.com

    If you are able to and would like to donate to the show to help out with new content that would be deeply appreciated. For just a few dollars a month you can subscribe through Patreon and it gives you some really nice added benefits like early access to shows, bonus episodes, and a chance to ask personalized questions.

    To support this podcast on Patreon, visit:
    https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithin  

    Join this channel on YouTube to get access to perks:
    https://bit.ly/YTPerks

    To donate directly with PayPal:
    https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanik 

    Thanks and until the next episode!

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    • 3 hr 6 min
    Ep. 122 - jubbdavid - Whole Brain Functioning, Plants, Consciousness & the Mind

    Ep. 122 - jubbdavid - Whole Brain Functioning, Plants, Consciousness & the Mind

    Hey everybody! Episode 122 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend, mentor, and teacher, jubb david. Jubb’s was one of the first people who introduced me and opened my eyes to the world of plants as food, nutrition, medicine, and life-force. I met jubb’s when we were both living in the East Village of New York and where he had a cafe. I would attend his lectures with my friend John Keegan (who I interviewed in episode 60). I was fascinated by jubb’s knowledge, warmth, healing abilities, and insight. Many of the things he said would prove to come true in science many years after he had already been speaking about them. So it was real pleasure and honor to have jubb’s on the podcast. This interview is quite different from previous ones in that it’s not a Q&A format, but more of a stream of consciousness into jubb’s mind. I did my best to splice everything together, but it may take a few listens to pick up on everything he is saying, as there are a lot of gems imbedded in there. I hope you all enjoy and can share in jubb’s wisdom. As always, to support this podcast, get early access to shows, bonus material, and Q&As, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!

    To learn more about or contact jubbdavid, visit his website at: https://www.jubbdavid.com

    If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. And please Subscribe or Follow and if you can go on Apple Podcasts and leave a starred-rating and a short review. That would be super helpful with the algorithms and getting this show out to more people. Thank you in advance!

    I will be guiding our next plant medicine dietas with my colleague Merav Artzi (who I interviewed in episode 28) in the Sacred Valley of Peru in February of 2024, Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada in August. If you would like more information about joining us and the work I do, visit my site at:
    https://www.NicotianaRustica.org

    To book an integration call with me, visit: https://jasongrechanik.setmore.com

    If you are able to and would like to donate to the show to help out with new content that would be deeply appreciated. For just a few dollars a month you can subscribe through Patreon and it gives you some really nice added benefits like early access to shows, bonus episodes, and a chance to ask personalized questions.

    To support this podcast on Patreon, visit:
    https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithin  

    Join this channel on YouTube to get access to perks:
    https://bit.ly/YTPerks

    To donate directly with PayPal:
    https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanik 

    Thanks and until the next episode!

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

merci-meditates ,

Finally guidance 🙏🏻

This is exactly the type of podcast I’ve been searching for. I’ve been working with plant medicine for about 8 years. I’ve always felt there was a gap in the integration process and it’s great to have someone who can speak so clearly and articulately about these topics. His website is also a great source for information.

Grace2255 ,

This Podcast Changed My Life

I am eternally grateful for this podcast! 🙏🏼 If you’re looking for support and understanding after an ayahuasca ceremony, I highly recommend this podcast for one of your top resources on “all things ayahuasca”. 💔❤️‍🩹❤️🤍 Thank you Jason for all the heart you’ve put into this! 🙏🏼 (P.S. If you benefit from this, please consider supporting Jason through Patreon.) 😊

Fc1531 ,

Fantastic Podcast About Spirituality, Medicine Work, and Personal Development

Jason is a fantastic interviewer and has a range of very interesting guests. The people he brings on the show are deep thinkers and actually experienced people with diverse interests and backgrounds. I especially appreciate his interviews with maestros and curanderos, it is rare to get to hear their perspectives cosmovisions directly. This is a tremendous podcast that I highly recommend to anyone looking to take a deeper step into learning about various spiritual and medicine traditions.

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