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The Psychedelic Podcast connects you to the leaders and pioneers of the psychedelic renaissance. From deep healing to creativity, leadership to spirituality, business, health, human performance, relationships, sexuality, and even culture itself—every aspect of our world is being transformed by psychedelic medicines. Get an inspired, informed, balanced look into how these powerful medicines are already being safely and responsibly used to catalyze both personal and collective transformation. Whether you’re just curious or a seasoned psychonaut, or somewhere in between, you’ll get insightful, practical, cutting-edge conversations from the forefront of the psychedelic movement. Join us as we explore how psychedelics can be integrated into culture for the evolution of humanity.
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Now displaying: June, 2023
Jun 26, 2023

Professor Russell A. Berman joins the Psychedelic Podcast to explore the captivating life and works of controversial German writer Ernst Jünger.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-201-russell-a-berman-phd/

Jünger’s initial career as a German officer shaped his early books examining war and politics. After the war, Jünger continued writing prolifically, exploring genres like science fiction and nature. He remained a contentious figure due to his conservative and military background. However, in his later years, Jünger became interested in drugs and altered states of consciousness. His book “Approaches,” later edited by Professor Berman, serves as an autobiography through the lens of his experiences with mind-expanding substances.

As the episode unfolds, Professor Berman and Paul F. Austin unpack the book “Approaches” and Jünger's psychedelic perspectives.

Russell A. Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he co-directs the Working Group on the Middle East and the Islamic World.

He formerly served as Senior Advisor on the Policy Planning Staff of the United States Department of State, focusing on transatlantic relations, and as a member of the Commission on Inalienable Rights. He is also a member of the National Humanities Council.

Berman has been awarded a Mellon Faculty Fellowship at Harvard and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for research in Berlin. He has also been honored with the Federal Service Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany. His books include The Rise of the Modern German Novel: Crisis and Charisma and Enlightenment or Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Culture—both of which won the Outstanding Book Award of the German Studies Association.

He has edited several translations of works by Ernst Jünger and Carl Schmitt.

Highlights:

  • Dr. Berman frames Jünger’s life; world wars, political activism, and literary works.
  • Professor Berman reflects on the history of drug culture.
  • Jünger’s writings on psychedelics, including LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and more.
  • How altered states impacted Jünger’s religious life and philosophy.
  • Jünger’s relationship with Albert Hofmann, the man who first synthesized LSD.
  • Examining Jünger, Hofmann, Timothy Leary, & Richard Alpert’s (Ram Dass) shared history and psychedelics perspectives.
  • Jünger’s nuanced place in German political history.
  • Why Dr. Berman is fascinated with Jünger’s life and writings.
  • Dr. Berman reads selections from Junger’s book Approaches.

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Jun 19, 2023

In this episode of the Psychedelic Podcast, clinical counselor Salimeh Tabrizi, M.A. and Paul F. Austin examine ayahuasca, cannabis, and the concept of non-duality.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-200-salimeh-tabrizi

Salimeh shares her wisdom on the importance of reverence, consciousness, and compassionate witnessing when working with powerful plant medicines. She delves into different ayahuasca lineages and traditions, uncovering valuable insights into their transformative potential. She also explores the delicate balance between masculine and feminine energies, the importance of holistic healing, and the significance of self-care in cultivating Buddha nature.

This conversation invites listeners to explore non-dual tools for integrating plant medicine teachings into life’s spiritual journey.

Salimeh Tabrizi, M.A. is a clinical counselor, intuitive energy worker, and plant medicine facilitator, educator and advocate. She supports individuals before, during, and after sacred medicine journeys with Ayahuasca as they step into their soul path and mission. Salimeh is a founding board member of the Canadian Psychedelic Association and the founder and organizer of the Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo, the largest plant medicine conference in Canada from 2015-2018. She is inspired by the co-evolutionary process between humans and entheogenic plants such as Ayahuasca, Cannabis, Psilocybin, Iboga and San Pedro.

Highlights:

  • Salimeh’s first Ayahuasca experience with the Yawanawa in the Amazon.
  • Exploring different Ayahuasca lineages, from indigenous to neo-shamanistic.
  • What Ayahuasca has taught Salimeh about non-duality.
  • The importance of being a compassionate witness to psychedelic journeys.
  • Why integrating psychedelics is so difficult.
  • Salimeh’s components of enlightenment and awakening.
  • Ayahuasca & Cannabis: Do they mix?
  • Emphasizing reverence, consciousness & love in working with cannabis.

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Jun 12, 2023

Cory and Jay Fiset, a married couple with extensive entrepreneurial experience, join Paul F. Austin to share their psychedelic path to marriage reinvention. 

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-199-cory-jay-fiset/

The Fisets believe intentional psychedelic use fostered a deep connection that reignited their passion and commitment after years of drifting apart. Psilocybin and MDMA journeys allowed them to be witnessed and heard as their true selves in profoundly healing ways. By letting go of blame and taking personal accountability, the Fisets experienced a shift from co-dependency to self-realization. Cory and Jay now help couples discover self-expression and devotion through their “Connection Experience” psychedelic couples retreats.

Cory & Jay Fiset:

Cory and Jay Fiset are a husband-and-wife team who have been in relationship for 37 years. After 25 years of marriage, they reinvented themselves and their relationship through intentional use of psychedelic medicine. Together, they offer intentional, safe, and intimacy-enhancing medicine experiences to committed couples who want to discover, express, and connect with themselves and each other.

Cory and Jay are Certified Psychedelic Guides who focus on supporting couples. Their work draws upon 30+ years of facilitating intense personal development programs, individual coaching, experiential workshops, and couples retreats.

Highlights:

Cory and Jay’s relationship story.
The slow drift apart that called for a couples intervention.
Cory and Jay celebrate their 25th anniversary with MDMA.
How psychedelics impacted Cory and Jay’s entrepreneurial lives.
How the Connection Experience couples retreat was born.
The power of MDMA in couples therapy.
How to connect with Jay & Cory.

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The Connection Experience: https://theconnectionexperience.love
Jay & Cory’s Facebook Page: “Love Sex and Psychedelics”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1304760743238728/
Connection Experience “Fireside Chat” Q&A video: https://theconnectionexperience.love/fireside 

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Jun 5, 2023

Psychedelic scientist Manesh Girn joins Paul F. Austin to reveal the impact of psychedelics on the brain as a whole.

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Manesh Girn is in the latter stages of obtaining his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at McGill University and has been the lead or co-author on over a dozen scientific publications and book chapters on topics including psychedelics and the default mode network. 

He is currently researching the brain mechanisms underlying psychedelic drugs in collaboration with Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris and other leaders in psychedelic science. As a postdoctoral psychedelic neuroscientist, he will join Dr. Carhart-Harris at UCSF in August 2023. Manesh is also Chief Research Officer at the Canadian psychedelic bioscience company EntheoTech Bioscience. He runs a YouTube channel and Instagram page called The Psychedelic Scientist, where he discusses the latest research in an easy-to-understand but non-superficial form.

Girn advocates for a personalized approach to psychedelic research that considers individual brain characteristics, mental health conditions, and environment in order to truly understand their effects. He challenges the misconception that psychedelics are inherently beneficial and highlights the importance of positive inputs for positive outcomes. This compelling conversation further explores the influence of set and setting, the interdisciplinary nature of psychedelics, and their potential to shape self-identity.

Manesh and Paul F. Austin uncover profound insights into the neuroscience of psychedelics and the need for personalized, comprehensive research.

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