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. 133 - Greg Wrenn - Author, Ayahuasca, PTSD, & Nature

    Ep. 133 - Greg Wrenn - Author, Ayahuasca, PTSD, & Nature

    Hey everybody! Episode 133 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Greg Wrenn. Greg reached out to me as he’s just published his book, Mothership. It was a pleasure to have Greg on and share about his book, his background, his working with and overcoming PTSD, how he found healing with ayahuasca, and his connection to nature, especially the coral reefs. Greg has a beautiful story and we had a really good conversation about these topics. I trust 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!

    To learn more about or contact Greg, including his book, visit his website at: https://www.gregwrenn.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 Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada (SOLD OUT) 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 54 min
    Ep. 132 - Janeth Jaramillo - Ayahuasca, Wachuma, & Buddhism

    Ep. 132 - Janeth Jaramillo - Ayahuasca, Wachuma, & Buddhism

    Hey everybody! Episode 132 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Janeth Jaramillo. Janeth and I met about 12 years ago when we were both working at the Amazonian ayahuasca center the Temple of the Way of Light. Janeth was the head of the permaculture program. We spoke about that as well as her interest and experience working with ayahuasca, huachuma (San Pedro), and the intersection of plant medicine practices with Buddhism. I really enjoyed catching up with Janeth and having her share. She’s been around this work for a long time and has a lot of experience and wisdom to share. 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 Janeth, visit her website at: https://pachanoiretreats.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 Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada (SOLD OUT) 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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    https://www.instagram.com/UniverseWithinPodcast

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Ep. 131 - Steve Farrell - Consciousness and A New Universal Dream

    Ep. 131 - Steve Farrell - Consciousness and A New Universal Dream

    Hey everybody! Episode 131 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Steve Farrell. Steve is an interesting guy who was drawn to his path after a spiritual awakening of sorts. He has had a long collaboration with Neale Donald Walsch who wrote a very popular book called Conversations with God. Steve started a really good online streaming service called Humanity Steam focusing on transformational education collaborating with many luminaries. We sat down and spoke about his past, consciousness, his new book, his education passion, and concepts of spirituality in general. 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!

    To learn more about or contact Steve, visit his websites at: https://www.stevefarrell.org and https://www.humanitysteam.org

    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 Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada (SOLD OUT) 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 22 min
    Ep. 130 - Bronislav Vinogrodsky - Taosim & the Way of Change

    Ep. 130 - Bronislav Vinogrodsky - Taosim & the Way of Change

    Hey everybody! Episode 130 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Bronislav Vinogrodsky. Bronislav is a rally fascinating guy who was introduced to me by mutual family and friends. Bronislav has translated many of the classic Chinese spiritual classics into Russian, including the Tao Te Ching, Yellow Emperor’s Treatise on Medicine, the I-Ching, and many more, and has a real grasp of their deep content and meaning. We spoke about a lot of really interesting topics including these books and their meanings, spirituality, Chinese and plant medicines, tea, mushrooms, and Taoism as a practice. Bronislav has a lot to share and it was really a pleasure and honor to have him share. I trust you all will get a lot out of his wisdom. 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 Bronislav, visit his website at: live.bronislav.ru/bbv and on Instagram at: instagram.com/bvinogrodskiy

    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 Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada (SOLD OUT) 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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    https://www.instagram.com/UniverseWithinPodcast

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep. 129 - Dr. Ron Stotts - Breath, Consciousness, Leadership, & Neurology

    Ep. 129 - Dr. Ron Stotts - Breath, Consciousness, Leadership, & Neurology

    Hey everybody! Episode 129 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Ron Stotts. Ron has dedicated much of his life to studying the breath and it's effects on health and consciousness. He also has studied neurology as well as having spent many years learning different forms of spiritual practices. Ron has led a really interesting life and it was a pleasure to have him on to share. We spoke about his background, his spiritual practices, breath-work, neurology, plant medicines, gardening, martial arts, and some other topics as well. I think you all will find Ron has a lot to share and I hope you get much 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 Ron, visit his website at: https://ronstotts.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 Porto Covo, Portugal in May, and Ontario, Canada (SOLD OUT) 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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    https://www.instagram.com/UniverseWithinPodcast

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 128 - Jonathan Robinson - Ecstasy as Medicine: MDMA Therapy

    Ep. 128 - Jonathan Robinson - Ecstasy as Medicine: MDMA Therapy

    Hey everybody! Episode 128 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Jonathan Robinson. Jonathan became well-known with his work and books on enlightenment and techniques for happiness. He has spoken to many luminaries including Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Louise L. Hay and many more. Recently he released a book entitled Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA Therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression... and Feel More Love. We spoke about his background, this work with technologies to increase well-being, and especially about his book on MDMA. We spoke about the therapeutical use in general of MDMA as well as his experience as one of the pioneers in this field and how he works with people to help them overcome a myriad of issues. This work has really moved to the forefront of medicine and psychology and so it was a pleasure to have Jonathan on to share his insights. 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 Jonathan, visit his website at: https://ecstasyasmedicine.com/ & mdmatraining.net

    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!

    https://www.facebook.com/UniverseWithinPodcast
    https://www.instagram.com/UniverseWithinPodcast

    • 1 hr 33 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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