Adventures Through The Mind

Adventures Through The Mind

www.jameswjesso.com
Psychedelic Culture, Medicine, and Research


The Role Of Psychedelics In Healthy Relationships | Psychedelic Café 3
Sep 25 • 103 min
WHAT DOES THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE OFFER US IN SO FAR AS THE MEANING OF BEING IN RELATIONSHIP? That is the question we are exploring for this episode of The Psychedelic Café. Our Guests are: Mel Cassidy, Bruce Sanguin, Miriam Elise, and Adam Wilder…
An Explorer’s Mindset; Sailing The Psychedelic Seas | Robert Rio Hahn ~ ATTMind 128
Sep 11 • 93 min
Robert ‘Rio’ Hahn is on the show for this episode to present the explorer’s mindset to us, and all that I can offer us, through sharing his history as not only an explorer but one of the founding father’s for ethnobotanical research of psychoactive plants…
Psilocybin Therapy and Mushroom Wisdom | Francoise Bourzat and Dr. Rosalind Watts ~ ATTMind 127
Aug 28 • 125 min
Each a leader in the field of psilocybin therapy and medicine, Francoise Bourzat and Rosalind Watts are on the show to talk with each other about psilocybin for depression, trauma, and dying. Support the show: www.jameswjesso.com/support
Systems Thinking and Psychedelics - A Letter To Our Future AI Overlords | Greg Kieser ~ ATTMind 126
Aug 14 • 82 min
Greg Kieser is on the show to explore a hypothetical future where society is led by Super Aware Intelligence Machines as a framework to talk about systems thinking, supersystemic thinking, idea ecologies, the two cognitive impediments that prevent…
What Psychedelics Can Teach Us About Dealing With Crisis | Psychedelic Café 2
Jul 10 • 103 min
What lessons do our psychedelics experiences offer us in making sense of the global pandemic and all the crises that have come with it? Our guests exploring this question are Rachel Harris, Maria Papaspyrou, Tarzie McLean, and Kyle Buller. Support The…
Psilocybin At Sunset (Learning How To Die) | Andrea Bird ~ ATTMind 125
Jul 3 • 68 min
In 2017, Andrea Bird received her terminal diagnosis. In December of 2018, having no experience with it up to this point, she received underground psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to grapple with the challenge of dying. She is on the show for this…
On Being A Black Advocate In The Psychedelic Renaissance | Psychedelic Café 1
Jun 26 • 110 min
Welcome To The Psychedelic Café, a structured group conversation on curated topics, with curated guests, exploring a central question. This session’s question is: What does it mean to be a Black advocate in the Psychedelic Renaissance? Our guests are The…
The Four Facets Of Human Transformation | Dr. Douglas Tataryn ~ ATTMind 124
Jun 19 • 106 min
Dr. Douglas Tataryn joins us to explain the Four Facets Of Human Transformation, how they develop (or don’t develop) over time, what roles those facets play, what it looks like when one is more developed than the others, and how we might develop those…
The impact of Psychedelics on Memory Processing | Maria Balaet ~ ATTMind 123
Jun 5 • 97 min
Maria Balaet is on the show to talk about the impact of psychedelics on memory processing, the neuropharmacology of memory, the interplay of memory and personal consciousness, and the ethics of memory modulation with psychedelics. SUPPORT THE SHOW:…
Preparing for The Unintended Consequences of Mainstreaming Psychedelics | Jerónimo M.M. ~ ATTMind 122
May 22 • 87 min
Jerónimo M.M. joins us on the show to discuss the cultural issues we are presented with insofar as integrating psychedelics into the mainstream of the Western World of the Global North. We also talk about preparing for the unintended consequences of…
A Critique and a Warning About Leo Gura’s Outrageous Experiments in Consciousness
May 15 • 59 min
5-MeO-DMT and breath work facilitator Chad Charles joins me to discuss Leo Gura’s Outrageous Experiments In Consciousness (30 breakthrough 5-MeO-DMT trips in 30 days, at increasing doses, in isolation). Our primary purpose was to discuss an element of the…
All About Kratom | Dr. Oliver Grundmann ~ ATTMind 121
May 8 • 106 min
Dr. Oliver Grundmann joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to talk about Kratom. We discuss its traditional cultural use, legal history, pharmacology, modern cultural use, preparation best practices, its benefits and its risks, and how to safely start…
Internal Family Systems and The Multiplicity Of Mind | Frank Anderson, MD ~ ATTMind 120
Apr 24 • 109 min
Dr. Frank Anderson joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to explore the Internal Family Systems model of therapy and its perspective on the nature of mind, trauma, “triggers”, and the symptoms of mental illness. We also talk about the transpersonal…
Deepening Our Relationship To The Sacred Mushrooms | Francoise Bourzat ~ ATTMind 119
Apr 10 • 117 min
Francoise Bourzat joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to discuss the Mazatec mushroom tradition and her decade-long journey bridging ingenious wisdom with the western traction while appreciating under traditional mushrooms curanderas. She joins us to…
A Candid Conversation About Covid-19 and How We Are Grappling With It | Patrick Kroupa ~ 118
Mar 27 • 81 min
Patrick Kroupa and I share an off-the-cuff conversation about COVID-19. We talk about how it is impacting each of our lives, our thoughts on the socio-political responses to the pandemic, and what Patrick’s experiences of watching friends and family die…
SPECIAL UPDATE: COVID-19
Mar 15 • 12 min
Given the situation the world is in, it’s necessary for us to talk about it in general. And, it is my responsibility, as a public figure, to share with you about where I am at with this as well as some reliable resources. (resources are available through…
Hashish And Its Place In Modern Cannabis Culture | The Dank Duchess ~ ATTMind 117
Mar 13 • 79 min
The Dank Duchess is on Adventures Through The Mind to discuss hashish, from what it means and how its made to why it matters in the modern cannabis market. We also discuss the ongoing impact of cannabis prohibition on black culture in the united states,…
Psychedelics increase nature-relatedness | Sam Gandy, Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 116
Feb 28 • 112 min
Sam Gandy PhD joins us is on Adventures Through The Mind to explore eco-therapy, nature-immersion, where the scientific observation that psychedelics increase nature-relatedness does and does not weave into our facing of the climate crisis. Support the…
Exploring Our Relationship To Psychedelic Healing | Mel Cassidy ~ ATTMind 115
Feb 14 • 77 min
Mel Cassidy joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to explore how their models of understanding and engaging human relationships apply to understandings and engaging our relationship to psychedelics, psychedelic healing, and psychedelic communities.…
Destigmatizing Psychedelics Through #thankyouplantmedicine | Jonathan Glazer & David Grillot ~ ATTMind 114
Jan 31 • 74 min
David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer are the founders of #ThankYouPlantMedicine, a global wave of gratitude for happening on February 20, 2020. They are on the show to both talk about the movement itself and respond to some of my criticisms. We speak about…
Building Best Practices In The Underground Subculture Of 5-MeO-DMT | Chad Charles ~ ATTMind 113
Dec 20, 2019 • 118 min
Chad Charles is a Conscious Connected Breathwork practitioner, intimacy/eros educator, and substance(5-MeO-DMT)-assisted body-based therapist. He has been very active in helping co-create projects that bring 5-MeO-DMT/bufo practitioners together in hopes…
Researching Psilocybin’s Effect on Depression | Dr. Rosalind Watts ~ ATTMind 112
Dec 6, 2019 • 127 min
Dr. Rosalind Watts joins us on the show to help breakdown and better understand the nuances of the psilocybin for depression trials she leads at Imperial College London. SUPPORT THE PODCAST: www.jameswjesso.com/support
Cannabis Nutrigenomics: How Your Genes Affect Your High | David Krantz ~ ATTMind 111
Nov 22, 2019 • 79 min
David Krantz and I talk about how our unique genetics influence our metabolism of cannabis (nutrigenomics) and the resulting impact of cannabis use on our epigenetic health. Furthermore, we reach into a discussion on how the same framework of…
Ayahuasca Shamanism In The Modern World | Hamilton Souther ~ ATTMind 110
Nov 8, 2019 • 106 min
Hamilton Souther joins us on the podcast to talks about what it takes to become a true shaman, the medicine of the plants, and what the new age culture gets wrong about ayahuasca. Support the show: www.jameswjesso.com/support
Cannabis Science; Cannabis Life | Amanda Siebert ~ ATTMind 109
Oct 25, 2019 • 76 min
Amanda Siebert and I talk about what the science says about the pharmacology of the plant’s various components as well as the anecdotal uses of cannabis for bettering different areas of our lives, from sex to death. Of course, we also talk about the…
A User Friendly Guide to Psychedelic Drug Assisted Psychotherapy | R. Coleman ~ ATTMind 108
Oct 11, 2019 • 87 min
In this interview, R. Coleman takes us through the wealth of knowledge he has earned over his 30 years of healing trauma with psychedelic psychotherapy. We discuss trauma in general, the value of psychedelic to heal it, and the nuances of working with…
Important Update Regarding Future Of Podcast - Oct 2019
Oct 6, 2019 • 8 min
Hey Y’all 3 things need to be shared as they may/do effect the future of the podcast. … Regardless of whether or not you listen, the most important take away is to please sign up for my newsletter to ensure that you won’t be negatively affected by the…
Breaking Convention | Multiple Guests ~ ATTMind 107
Sep 27, 2019 • 58 min
Similar to what I did at OZORA Festival for ATTMind 100, I asked 11 speakers from Breaking Convention all the same 4 questions: — Who are you and what do you do? — What is the most relevant consideration you are holding at this conference? —- What role do…
Treating OCD with Psychedelic Medicine | Adam Strauss ~ ATTMind 106
Sep 13, 2019 • 82 min
Adam Strauss is on the show for this episode to dive into the painful lived experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and what it was, exactly, that psychedelics did for him that helped him regain agency over his life. **full episode breakdown…
More Considerations on Dying in a Deathphobic Culture | Stephen Jenkinson ~ ATTMind 105
Aug 30, 2019 • 70 min
Stephen Jenkinson joins us to discuss arguments against psilocybin for the dying, death as a god, the failures of hope, the cowardice of misanthropy, and the dangers of being arrogant when facing the divine. SUPPORT: www.jameswjesso.com/support
A Jungian Approach To Psychedelic Integration | Maria Papaspyrou ~ ATTMind 104
Aug 16, 2019 • 98 min
We welcome Maria Papaspyrou to the show to discuss what Jungian Psychology has to say psychedelics in general and psychedelic integration in particular. SUPPORT: www.jameswjesso.com/support
What Happened To Tobias
Aug 4, 2019 • 42 min
This post contains a discussion on suicide, psychosis, and abuse of power. It might be best to look at it at another time if you are not in the headspace to explore those topics right now. *** As many of you heard in my intro to episode 102 with Are…
A Psychedelic Trip To The Psych Ward | Shane Mauss ~ ATTMind 103
Aug 2, 2019 • 104 min
Comedian Shane Mauss is on the show to talk about the context that led up to his drug-induced psychosis, his time in a psychiatric institution, and why he still sees psychedelics as valuable tools for mental wellness in general, but comedy culture in…
Spirit Entities, Disease, and Demons | Are Thoresen ~ ATTMind 102
Jul 19, 2019 • 108 min
We welcome Are Thoresen, a veterinarian, acupuncturist, and scholar of anthroposophy. Are is also recognized as an expert in spirit entities and demonic possession, with a particular focus on their role in illness and healing. SUPPORT:…
DMT, Aliens, and The Meaning Of Life | Dr. Andrew Gallimore ~ ATTMind 101
Jul 5, 2019 • 115 min
Dr. Andrew Gallimore. Neurobiologist, chemist, and the author of ‘Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game’ joins us on the show to talk about extended-state DMT, the structure of reality, hyperdimensional alien…
Asking 3 Potent Questions To 8 Psychedelic Luminaries ~ ATTMind 100
Jun 21, 2019 • 59 min
I recorded several short, on location interviews during my travel through Europe in the summer of 2018. Most of them we shot at OZORA FESTIVAL, in Hungary. I had the amazing opportunity to be surrounded by the amazing psychedelic thinkers and researchers…
Liminal Dreaming| Jennifer Dumpert ~ ATTMind 99
Jun 7, 2019 • 89 min
Jennifer Dumpert, the author of ‘Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness At The Edge Of Sleep,’ joins us on the show today to offer an introductory primer on the hows and whys of liminal dreaming, the differences between liminal dreaming and other forms…
Healing Childhood Wounds With Psychedelic Therapy | Bruce Sanguin - ATTMind 98
May 24, 2019 • 93 min
This episode of the podcast narrows in on the manner in which early childhood experiences inform, often unconsciously, our adult perceptions, behavior, and self-identity. Our guest, author and former Christian minister Bruce Sanguin, takes us into and…
The Sociology of Ayahuasca Healing | Samantha Retrosi ~ ATTMind 97
May 10, 2019 • 136 min
Samantha Retrosi is on the show to talk to us about healing with ayahuasca — what that means, how it happens — and the importance of understanding that healing and illness go well beyond the individual and extend into relationships, society, and politics.…
Ayahuasca, Colonialism, and the Death of a Healer | Kevin Tucker ~ ATTMind 96
Apr 26, 2019 • 123 min
Kevin Tucker is the author of ‘The Cull Of Personality: Ayahuasca, Colonialism, and the Death of a Healer’. He is on the show to talk to us about the history of resource extraction from the the Amazon, the devastation it wrecked on its peoples, and how he…
SALVIA: History, Topography, and Therapy | Christopher Solomon ~ ATTMind 95
Apr 12, 2019 • 113 min
Salvia, apparently, is an underexplored wonder plant that has not only been misused and misappropriated but highly misunderstood. Thankfully, we have the knowledgeable and experienced contributions of Christopher Solomon to help us cast out those…
Life Through A Polyvagal Lens | Deb Dana, LCSW ~ ATTMind 94
Mar 29, 2019 • 79 min
Don’t know what Polyvagal theory is? don’t worry. Deb Dana takes us in and through a working understanding of the theory while explaining how it applies to relationships, mental health and trauma, therapy, safety and danger, the neurobiology of survival,…
Psychedelic Neuroscience, Civilization, and The Ego | Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris ~ ATTMind 93
Mar 15, 2019 • 137 min
Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris heads the Psychedelic Research Group within the Centre for Psychiatry at Imperial College London. He joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to talk about the Entropic Brain theory, complexity vs. order, the disproportionate…
Legalizing Psilocybin | Tom and Sheri Eckert ~ ATTMind 92
Mar 1, 2019 • 89 min
Tom and Sherri Eckert join us to talk about their initiative to legalize Psilocybin services in Oregon (#PSI2020). Show Notes: bit.ly/ATTMind92 Support The Show: www.jameswjesso.com/support
The Pan-African Use Of Psychedelic Mushrooms | Darren Spinger ~ ATTMind 91
Jan 18, 2019 • 64 min
In this (on-location) interview, Darren Springer talks about the ancient history of pan-African psychedelic use and travels forwards through time along the wings of mythology until the myths dissolve into the harsh reality of slavery, racism, and…
Psychedelic Psychotherapy: A Conversation With Three Underground Providers ~ ATTMind 90
Jan 4, 2019 • 76 min
Today’s guests for the podcast —- three female, underground psychedelic therapists from Canada —- are on the show anonymously to share their wisdom, experience, and knowledge of psychedelic psychotherapy. Specifically, we talk about psilocybin, MDMA, and…
Debunking The Mushroom Santa Hypothesis | Tom Hatsis ~ ATTMind 89
Dec 21, 2018 • 89 min
According to today’s guest, Tom Hatsis, Santa is not a mushroom shaman, Jesus was not a mushroom, and Christianity is not hiding a giant secret inside the biblical texts about the true hallucinogen at the root the religion being an amanita muscaria.…
Reality Liquified | Erik Davis ~ ATTMind 88
Dec 7, 2018 • 56 min
Erik Davis, writer and host of Expanding Mind podcast, joins us on the show to share what he sees are the essential skills we need to navigate the chaos of a reality liquified. Support The Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support
Healing Detroit Communities With Psilocybin | Baba Moudou Baqui ~ ATTMind 87
Nov 23, 2018 • 46 min
This episode not only discusses the power of psilocybin to help us develop the skill of confident vulnerability but also what such a psychedelic lesson might mean for masculinity in the cultural context of inner-city Detroit. To take us through this…
YIKES! Did I accidentally host an Anti-Semite? ~ ATTMind 86:5
Nov 16, 2018 • 10 min
So, I recently got an email from a listener of the show regarding a recent episode of the podcast featuring Bernhard Guenther. The emails directed me to a couple of essays off his website that the listener claimed had anti-Semitic views and propagated…
Altered States Of Entrapment | Bernhard Guenther ~ ATTMind 86
Nov 9, 2018 • 78 min
Bernhard Guenther joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to talk about the ‘topic of all topics’, the hyperdimensional ecology of entities that influence human life. Furthermore, he takes a deep look at the actual legitimacy of psychedelic ‘healing’, and…
*Halloween Special* The Psychology Of Horror | May ‘Nyx Fears’ Leitz ~ ATTMind 85
Oct 30, 2018 • 69 min
*Halloween Special 2018* May Leitz from the Nyx Fears youtube channel joins on the show to talk about why we watch horror films, what personality traits lead us to different styles of horror, our culture’s tendencies towards the extreme (such as American…
Humanity 3.0 and the Collaborative Mindset | Jean Robertson ~ ATTMind 84
Oct 26, 2018 • 65 min
Jean Robertson joins us to deconstruct the relationship models of the modern world and offer us insight on what humanity might look like if we were to evolve into a post-judgement, collaborative culture. Support the show:…
Mapping Consciousness With High Dose LSD | Christopher Bache ~ ATTMind 83
Oct 12, 2018 • 86 min
In this episode, Christopher Bache and I explore the research and exploration that underpins Diamonds from Heaven: a twenty-year journey into 70+ high dose LSD experiences done with the explicit intent to map Consciousness. SUPPORT THE SHOW:…
Escaping Heroin | Patrick Kroupa ~ ATTMind 82
Sep 28, 2018 • 76 min
Patrick Kroupa joins us to talk about what it was like for him in the 90s, in New York City, as a part of the heroin culture. He also shares with us his journey from addiction to recovery through the use of ibogaine, as well as his role in bringing…
Psychedelic Feminism | Zoe Helene ~ ATTMind 81
Sep 14, 2018 • 78 min
Zoe Helene of Cosmic Sister comes on the show to talk about Psychedelic Feminism Support The Show: http://www.jameswjesso.com
The Ancient Power Of Music And Theater | Kalya Scintilla and Eve Olution ~ ATTMind 80
Aug 31, 2018 • 84 min
We feature Eve and Yaegon (aka Kalya Scintilla and Eve Olution) on the show to talk about the transformative power of music, theater and dance in the context of ancient technologies, mythology, and magic. We also share a thoroughly grounded discussion…
Everyone Is A Shaman | Matthew J. Pallamary ~ ATTMind 79
Aug 17, 2018 • 70 min
Matthew Pallamary is on the show to share what he has learned from his decades participating in shamanism and shamanic practices, especially in the modern context of charlatans, appropriation, and rampant abuse of power. Support The Show:…
Anti-Aging, BPC-157, and Regenerating The Damaged Body | Patrick Kroupa ~ ATTMind 78
Aug 3, 2018 • 79 min
Patrick Kroupa (also known as Lord Digital, born January 20, 1969) is an American writer, hacker and activist. He was a heroin addict from age 14 to 30 and got clean through the use of the hallucinogenic drug ibogaine. He is on the show this week to talk…
Beyond The Tryptamine Palace | James Oroc ~ ATTMind 77
Jul 20, 2018 • 64 min
James Oroc’s first book, Tryptamine Palace, is a quintessential read for those interested in psychedelic philosophy. It presents his theories on reality, God, quantum mechanics and 5-MeO-DMT that are present in Tryptamine Palace. In this interview, we…
Special Update July 2018
Jul 18, 2018 • 4 min
Just an update as to what is happening with me and the podcast for the next two months. Head to https://www.jameswjesso.com/events to see my tour schedule. Or to http://www.patreon.com/jameswjesso to get linked up to some inside tour adventure stories and…
LSD and The New Science Of Brainwave Harmonics | Selen Atasoy, PhD ~ ATTMind 76
Jul 6, 2018 • 86 min
Selen Atasoy PhD and her team have developed a new model for interpreting fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) data based on the mathematics of harmonic waves a phenomenon ubiquitous in nature. They call is connectome-harmonic decomposition and…
The Archetypal Wounding Of Men | James Hollis PhD ~ ATTMind 75
Jun 22, 2018 • 68 min
The deep wounding of men by way of a toxic society is at the root of this interview with James Hollis PhD., whose ideas gave my stability in myself as I came to grapple with the pain, shame, and “quiet desperation” I have been carrying in my own life as a…
IN UTERO: Epigenetics, Unconscious Memories, and The Womb | Stephen Gyllenhaal ~ ATTMind 74
Jun 8, 2018 • 98 min
Stephen takes us on a poignant exploration of the topics discussed in the film he produced with his wife Katleen, IN UTERO. We talk about the psychological and epigenetic impact of early life and uterine environment, as well as the means by which we can…
Microdosing Psychedelics For A Better World | Paul Austin ~ ATTMind 73
May 25, 2018 • 74 min
Paul Austin is also a microdosing expert and microdosing coach. He joins us on the show to talk all things microdosing, as well as the role microdosing will play in the integration of psychedelics into the modern world through increasing psychedelic…
A Very Public Bad Trip | Your Mate Tom ~ ATTMind 72
May 11, 2018 • 77 min
Tom Zembrzuski, aka Your Mate Tom joins us for this episode of Adventures Through The Mind to talk about talk about what inspired him to produce psychedelic content on youtube, the process of getting internet famous, and the encounter with a timeless hell…
5-MeO-DMT Therapy and Integration | Rafael Lancelotta ~ ATTMind 71
Apr 27, 2018 • 64 min
Rafael Lancelotta is on the show to unpack 5-MeO-DMT. He is a graduate student at the University of Wyoming studying Mental Health Counseling graduating in May 2018, with a particular focus on the therapeutic potentials of psychedelics. He is also the…
Occult Magic And The Transformation Of The Self | Carl Abrahamsson ~ ATTMind 70
Apr 13, 2018 • 94 min
Magico-anthropologist and author Carl Abrahamsson is on the show to both expand and deconstruct occult magic and make it accessible to the modern world. Support The Show: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support Show Notes: http://bit.ly/ATTMind70
The Science Of Brain Change: Neuroplasticity and Altered Traits | Rick Hanson Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 69
Mar 30, 2018 • 76 min
Rick Hanson is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother…
The Great Shamanic Debate | James Kent vs. Julian Palmer ~ ATTMind 68
Mar 16, 2018 • 77 min
Julian Plamer and James Kent to come on the show to debate this question: “What do you believe is the fundamental nature of that which arises within a psychedelic experiences, in particular regards to what is often called The Shamanic paradigm, including…
We Don’t Know Sh!t | Dennis McKenna ~ ATTMind 67
Mar 2, 2018 • 121 min
Dennis Jon McKenna is an American ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer and author. He is the brother of well-known psychedelics proponent Terence McKenna and is founding board member and the director of ethnopharmacology at the Heffter…
Tantra, Entheogens, and Conscious Sexuality | Elizabeth Bast ~ Ep. 66
Feb 16, 2018 • 96 min
Elizabeth Bast is on the show to talk about her journey as a tantric practitioner and explore the potentials of a sexually empowered spiritual practice. We also talk about sexual consumerism; porn; toxic shame; #metoo; the historical use of entheogenic…
DMT and the Mainstreaming of Psychedelics w/ Rick Strassman MD ~ Ep. 65
Feb 2, 2018 • 89 min
On today’s episode, we feature the author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Rick Strassman MD. His foundational work with DMT in the 90s was the first human-trial psychedelic research to be done in the two decades following the Controlled Substances Act of…
A Police Officer’s Perspective on Drug Prohibition w/ Maj. Michael Hilliard
Jan 19, 2018 • 71 min
The Law Enforcement Action Partnership, or LEAP, is a nonprofit organization “composed of police and other criminal justice professionals dedicated to educating the public about the harms of drug prohibition”, advocating “for solutions across a broader…
Integrating Ayahuasca (and “her” voice in your head) w/ Rachel Harris Ph.D. ~ Ep. 63
Jan 6, 2018 • 66 min
What does ayahuasca integration mean and how do we do it? This is a question our guest for this episode, Rachel Harris Ph.D., has been exploring intensely through research, clinical practice, and her own direct experiences. Rachel Harris is the author of…
The Benefits Of Marijuana w/ Joan Bello ~ Ep. 62
Dec 22, 2017 • 87 min
Joan Bello joins to share some of her stories from the trenches of the drug war, her perspectives on where we are and where we are going with cannabis as a society, as well as her perspectives on what benefits cannabis does, and does not, have to offer us…
Drugs In The Bible and The Shamanic Origins Of Christianity w/ Reverend Danny Nemu ~ Ep. 61
Dec 8, 2017 • 85 min
There are drugs in the bible and the most high were getting really high on ‘em. That is what the guest for this episode of Adventures Through The Mind, Reverend Danny Nemu, is here present a case for. Support The Show: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support…
Intimacy, Iboga, and Heroin Addiction w/ E. Bast & Chor Boogie ~ Ep. 60
Nov 24, 2017 • 79 min
Elizebeth and Chor join us on the show to talk about heroin addiction, how it impacted their intimate relationship, the redemption they found in Iboga, and what iboga taught them about what it takes to heal the pain at the root of addiction in oneself and…
What Dying Means w/ Stephen Jenkinson ~ Ep. 59
Nov 10, 2017 • 70 min
Today’s guest is a man with a propensity to contemplate big questions around dying and a long history of being on the front lines of what he calls “the death trade”. Welcome, Stephen Jenkinson to Adventures Through The Mind. Support The Show:…
The Psychedelic Dark Side: Cults, Psychosis & Delusional Ideation w/ James Kent ~ Ep. 58
Oct 27, 2017 • 96 min
James Kent has been studying psychedelics for over twenty-five years. He was the editor of Psychedelic Illuminations Magazine, publisher of Trip Magazine, and founder of DoseNation.com. He is on the show to explore some of the themes of psychosis,…
Eating Wild Psychedelic Mushrooms In Mexico w/ Dr. Gerry, Kilindi, Julian, and James ~ Ep. 57
Oct 12, 2017 • 67 min
Back in the summer of 2017, I was invited to go to Mexico by author and Toad (5-MeO-DMT) facilitator Dr. Gerry Sandoval. He wanted me to come with him to Oaxaca, Mexico up to eat the wild psilocybin mushrooms that grow there. For this episode, I release…
The Science Of DMT w/ Christopher Timmermann ~ Ep. 56
Sep 29, 2017 • 59 min
We have cognitive neuroscientist Christopher Timmermann on the show to ask him some nerdy questions about his research on DMT, psychedelic research in general, and the relationship between neural activity and Altered Consciousness. Support The Show:…
Neoshamanism, Magick, and Making Your Own Ceremony w/ Julian Vayne ~ Ep. 55
Sep 15, 2017 • 87 min
Julian Vayne talks magical traditions, self-transformation with psychedelic, religious history, and the nuances around cultural appropriation in the neo-shamanic and nonaboriginal cultures of the modern world. We also talk about different activities or…
The Sense Of Reality w/ Martin Fortier ~ Ep 54
Sep 1, 2017 • 100 min
We welcome French cultural anthropologist and philosopher Martin Fortier on the show for this episode to discuss his research into how culture influences cognition. His current PhD research project consists of exploring the interplay between…
Changa’s Alchemy (DMT) w/ Giorgia Gaia ~ Ep 53
Aug 24, 2017 • 67 min
Giorgia Gaia—-author of “Changa’s Alchemy - Narratives of Transformation in Psychedelic Experiences”—-is an independent researcher with a masters degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology and another MA degree in Theology, specifically Western…
Primal Parenting and The Evolved Nest w/ Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. ~ Ep 52
Jul 26, 2017 • 101 min
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Narvaez’s current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and moral character in children and adults. She integrates…
KAMBO: Cleansing The Spiritual Root Of Disease w/ Tobias Ton ~ Ep. 51
Jul 7, 2017 • 91 min
Tobias Ton is a Kambo facilitator based in Berlin, Germany. His work with the Amazonian ‘frog medicine’ takes a “more-therapeutic-than-traditional” approach as it is intended to specifically accommodate people living under the burdens of Western…
The Metaphysics Of Consciousness w/ Bernardo Kastrupt ~ Ep 50
Jun 23, 2017 • 68 min
What is Consciousness? Is it unique to human cognition or is it universal and permeating all things? Is it an epiphenomenon of brain activity or a universal constant? Do all things ‘have’ consciousness or are they ‘of’, ‘in’, or ‘by’ consciousness? Who…
The Psychedelic Origins of Life w/ Bruce Damer (part 2) ~ Ep. 49
Jun 9, 2017 • 66 min
From the origins of life, through ancient human history, to the interplanetary future of humanity and everything in between. Dr. Bruce Damer collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design…
The Psychedelic Origins of Life w/ Bruce Damer (part 1) ~ Ep. 49
Jun 9, 2017 • 73 min
From the origins of life, through ancient human history, to the interplanetary future of humanity and everything in between. Dr. Bruce Damer collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design…
Ultra-High Dose Psilocybin and The Future Humanity w/ Kilindi Iyi ~ Ep. 48
May 25, 2017 • 75 min
Kilindi Iyi joins us on the show to discuss his experiences with these ultra-high dose psilocybin experiences, what brought him to explore so deeply, what it’s like to take such a high dose, and what he has gleaned from those experiences about the nature…
Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats & Drugs w/ Martin Torgoff ~ Ep.47
May 10, 2017 • 98 min
Martin Torgoff, author of Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats, and Drugs, offers a piece of that history, tells us how the history of drug prohibition and institutionalized racism is the coupled with the history of Jazz music from the early 20s. Support…
Virtual Reality and Digital Shamanism w/ Sander Bos ~ Ep. 46
Apr 26, 2017 • 58 min
We welcome Dutch visionary artist Sander Bos to the show. Painter, musician, and reality-engineer, Sander has been exploring the potentials of art to awaken a sense of healing and enlightenment. He explores the role of the shaman as an artistic one and…
Dying To Know: The Story Of Tim Leary and Ram Dass w/ Gay Dillingham ~ Ep.45
Apr 11, 2017 • 77 min
We welcome Gay Dillingham to the April full moon edition of ATTMind Radio. Gay is an award-winning filmmaker and the director of Dying To Know: Timothy Leary and Ram Das. We have her on the show to talk about Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (now known as…
Prohibition Fatalities and MDMA Complexities w/ Emanuel Sferios ~ Ep 44
Mar 27, 2017 • 102 min
Emanuel Sferios is an activist, educator and harm reduction advocate. Founding DanceSafe in 1998 and starting the first laboratory pill analysis program for ecstasy users that same year, Emanuel pioneered MDMA harm reduction services in the United States.…
Faces of MDMA w/ Melanie & Thomas Heath ~ Ep 43
Mar 12, 2017 • 91 min
This episode goes deep into our guests’ personal experiences with PTSD, mental illness, and what pushed them to break the hard social conventions they were raised in and “used illegal drugs”. In deep transparency and vulnerability, these two incredible…
Inherited Family Trauma w/ Mark Wolynn ~ Ep 42
Feb 24, 2017 • 85 min
Mark Wolynn is a leading expert on inherited family trauma. He is also the director of the Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco where he trains clinicians and treats people struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive…
Mushroom Medicine w/ Robert Rogers ~ Ep 41
Feb 10, 2017 • 87 min
Robert Rogers is on the show to talk about the science behind medicinal mushrooms, how to work with them, and how to do so without getting ripped off by hype marketing in the natural health product industry. We also get deep into the discussion on…
Pathways Through The Darkness: Psychedelics & Trauma -PART 1- w/ Nicole, Tarzie, & James ~ Ep 40
Jan 27, 2017 • 93 min
This episode is actually the audio of an event held in Calgary. AB on December 2, 2016, titled Pathways Through The Darkness - Psychedelics & Trauma Healing. The event sold out really fast and so we recorded it in order to make sure this one-off gathering…
Decolonizing Consciousness: From Music Festivals to Standing Rock w/ Sobey Wing ~ Ep 39
Dec 12, 2016 • 93 min
Sobey Wing is on the show to examine moving from complicit behaviors in systemic racism, environmental racism that could be examined and confronted with consciousness and heart-centered accountability, particularly in the above cultures. Support The Show:…
Recreating Your Relationship With Food w/ Malcolm Saunders ~ Ep 38
Nov 25, 2016 • 86 min
Malcolm Saunders is a prolific food educator, chocolate maker, and the owner and visionary behind The Light Cellar, which is considered to be one of the premier superfood stores in North America. I have known Malcolm for many years now and his work has…
ReWilding The Urbanite w/ Erica Wohldmann ~ Ep 37
Oct 16, 2016 • 53 min
This episode welcomes TEDx alumni Erica Wohldmann. She is is a scientist and a passionate environmentalist with a joint Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and cognitive science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is also currently a Professor of…
The Politics Of Ayahuasca w/ Daniel Waterman ~ Ep 36
Sep 21, 2016 • 96 min
Daniel Waterman and I met up in the Netherlands to record this conversation in his living room. The recording taps into the conversation just as Daniel begins to speak about the implications of a major turning point in his journey with Ayahuasca just…
The Curious Puzzle of ‘Psychedelic Integration’ w/ Jef Baker ~ Ep 34
Jul 21, 2016 • 61 min
Starting with a discussion around the underlying themes and conflicts within the larger online Ayahuasca discourse, Jef Baker and I quickly transition into discussing the somewhat elusive puzzle of what it means to ‘integrate’ one’s psychedelic…
Stoned Cyborg Theory w/ Sebastian Job ~ Ep 33
Jun 8, 2016 • 61 min
Sebastian Job, Ph.D joins us to talk about his path from studying the psychology of racist Russian nationalists to the sociopolitical significance of entheogens, as well as his advancement of Terrence’s McKenna’s Stoned Ape Theory, which he calls Stoned…
So You Want To Be Enlightened? w/ Martin Ball ~ Ep 32
May 20, 2016 • 19 min
Here are 17 questions and answers about enlightenment from the professor, author, and host of The Entheogenic Evolution, Martin Ball Ph.D. Support The Show: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support
Harm Reduction: Theories & Practicalities | Paul Brooks ~ ATTMind 31
Apr 30, 2016 • 72 min
Welcome, Paul Brooks. He is a journalist and founding member of Calgary Party Safe, a not-for-profit harm reduction organization. He is also manager of a popular downtown club in Calgary, Alberta, Communication Director for Bass Coast Music Festival, and…
Plants: Food, Medicine, Teacher w/ Yarrow Willard ~ Ep 30
Apr 15, 2016 • 82 min
Yarrow Willard, Clinical/Master Herbalist, co-visionary of the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary and self-proclaimed ‘Herbal Jedi” is this episode’s guest. He joins us to explore the potentials of plants and the natural world in training the material and…
The Ancient History Of Cannabis w/ Chris Bennett ~ Ep 29
Apr 1, 2016 • 81 min
Chris Bennett is a long-standing Cannabis activist and historian. He is also the man behind Vancouver’s premiere herbal entheogen shop, Urban Shaman Ethnobotanicals. He is a prolific writer on the topics of Cannabis in politics and activism, as well as…
Floating w/ Mike Zaremba ~ Ep 28
Mar 18, 2016 • 68 min
Mike Zaremba talks floating. No sight, no sound, no gravity, total disconnection with the sensory experience of the outside world, floating is a gateway to states of awareness that may most of us never knew were possible. Support The Show:…
The Shadow Side Of Polyamory w/ Mel Mariposa ~ Ep 27
Mar 4, 2016 • 73 min
On this episode of the podcast we dive deep with Mel Mariposa into the what’s, why’s, & how’s of polyamory. We talk about what is means to be authentic, honest, selfish, and open. We explore the importance of confident vulnerability and trust, and…
A Crash Course In Emotional Intelligence w/ Douglas Tataryn Ph.D. ~ Ep 26
Feb 19, 2016 • 86 min
Douglas Tataryn is a clinical psychologist whose Bio-Emotive Framework brings us to the core of Emotional Intelligence/ We talk about the difference between emotions and feelings; the effect past experiences have in manipulating our view of the world in…
Psychedelic Research & A Post-Prohibition World w/ Mark Haden ~ Ep 25
Feb 5, 2016 • 54 min
Mark Haden is chair of the board for the Canadian chapter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He, along with his colleges, are the ones working to lay the policy groundwork for the legal integration of psychedelics.…
Psilocybin Mushroom Ceremonies In Mexico w/ Oliver Quintanilla ~ Ep 24
Jan 29, 2016 • 73 min
Welcome Oliver Quintanilla, director of the documentary Little Saints. The tagline for his movie is “eat a mushroom, talk to God”, so you can probably assume that the content of this episode will be interesting, to say the least. Support The Show:…
Secret Drugs Of Buddhism w/ Mike Crowley ~ Ep 23
Jan 22, 2016 • 72 min
Historian and ordained Buddhist lama Mike Crowley joins us on ATTMind to talk about his new book, The Secret Drugs Of Buddhism. We explore the historical origins of Buddhism and discuss the fabled Soma and Amrita as a concoction of psychedelics plants…
The Erotic Intelligence Of Plants w/ Yalila Espinoza, PhD, RSW ~ Ep 22
Jan 15, 2016 • 57 min
Yalila Espinoza is an intimacy coach and integrative health educator with her Ph.D. earned in studying the erotic intelligence of plants. She comes on the show today to talk about her journey into health from past sexual abuse and her time working with…
The 5 Elements Of Intimacy w/ Steven Seva ~ Ep 21
Jan 8, 2016 • 74 min
Steven Seva Roland is a Canadian Tantra and Sacred Intimacy workshop facilitator, coach, mentor, and author. We talk personal stories and practical techniques for developing deeply intimately sexual connections. But of course, no episode on Tantric…
Social Permaculture & Earth Stewardship w/ Kym Chi ~ Ep 19
Dec 25, 2015 • 67 min
Kym Chi is a permaculture teacher and earth stewardship advocate. She joins us for ATTMind podcast to not only introduce us to permaculture at an introductory level but to take us beyond and explore the implications of the permaculture model to everything…
Cognitive Enhancement & Smart Drugs w/ Jesse Lawler ~ Ep 18
Dec 18, 2015 • 69 min
We feature the host of Smart Drugs Smarts Podcast, Jesse Lawler, on this episode of ATTMind Radio. His show is one of the most potent and informative sources on cognitive enhancement of all sorts, in particular, what is commonly called “Nootropics” or…
Cannabis & Spirituality w/ Stephen Gray ~ Ep 20
Dec 14, 2015 • 62 min
Author Stephen Gray comes on the show to share stories of his journey with the Native American Church, the Santo Daime and other ayahuasca based religions, as well as his first ever LSD experience. We also explore a widely missed topic of consideration in…
Mindfulness, Trauma & Psychedelic Psychotherapy w/ Dr. Devon Christie MD ~ Ep 17
Dec 11, 2015 • 65 min
Devon Christie, MD joins us to explore psychedelic “shadow work”, mindfulness practices, implicit memory imprinting, an in-depth discussion on exactly what “trauma” is, how childhood trauma affects us as adults, and most importantly, Dr. Devon offers us…
On The Meaning And Utilization Of Psychedelics w/ Julian Palmer ~ Ep 16
Dec 4, 2015 • 89 min
I am happy to welcome Australian psychonaut and author Julian Palmer to the ATTMind podcast. His book Articulations is a potent and interesting journey of though the insights on psychedelics he earned over the course of the last 15 years. Support The…
Ketamine: Clinical Significance & Recreational Harm Reduction w/ Ian Mitchell ~ Ep 15
Nov 27, 2015 • 61 min
Today’s guest on the podcast is an emergency doctor and Cannabis prescriber, Ian Mitchell. As an emergency doctor, he has worked a lot with Ketamine and I have him on the show to clear up some misunderstandings about ketamine. Support The Show:…
How To Talk To Your Parents (and Kids) About Psychedelics w/ Jonathan Thompson ~ Ep 14
Nov 13, 2015 • 69 min
Jonathan Thompson is the Founder of PsychedelicParenting.org, a resource for building community and family traditions around traditional plant sacraments in the Global North. In this episode, Jonathan offers great suggestions on how and why to talk to…
God, Somatics, & Psychedelic Sex w/ Serge Rokhman ~ Ep 13
Oct 3, 2015 • 74 min
Serge Rokhman is a researcher and technical innovator in various fields of personal, somatic, and psychological inquiry and self-development. Serge has studied deeply and widely in the fields of somatics, comparative religion, transpersonal psychology,…
Ayahuasca: An Executive’s Enlightenment w/ Michael Sanders ~ Ep 12
Aug 13, 2015 • 60 min
An author and master storyteller, Michael Sanders travels us through his transformational experiences drinking Ayahuasca in Jungles of Peru. In an engaging narrative, Michael takes us in and through his first Ayahuasca experience with all the psychedelic…
Cultivating Extraordinary Relationships w/ Shivoso Phoenix ~ Ep 11
Jun 29, 2015 • 77 min
Shivoso Phoenix joins ATTMind to speak about what it means to create an extraordinary relationship and the most common hurdles we face in achieving such a connection; the influence childhood experiences have on how we relate as adults; the “deeper purpose…
The Therapeutic Power Of MDMA w/ Dr. Ben Sessa ~ Ep 10
Jun 18, 2015 • 61 min
Dr. Ben Sessa is a leader in the field of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (particularly MDMA) in the UK. He join us in this episode as we go into the current face of psychedelics in academia, The life cycle of childhood trauma into PTSD, the potential…
Teaching Kids To Lucid Dream w/ Renee Frances ~ Ep 09
Jun 14, 2015 • 44 min
Renee Frances is an award winning author of a children’s book titled ‘A Visit From The goodnight Fairy’, which intends to help small children sleep better by supporting them in overcoming bedtime anxiety. Her new book ‘The Goodnight Fairy Helps Via Change…
Natural Sex & The Distinguished Man w/ Sasha Cobra ~ Ep 08
May 29, 2015 • 64 min
With a lucid quality, Sasha Cobra articulates model for human integrity as it pertains to Relating, Sexuality, and Spirituality. We also discuss masculine and feminine energies in the body and in the universe, the most common hurdle men and woman face in…
Flowing Into Fear w/ The Dream Warrior, Rory Mac Sweeney ~ Ep 07
May 15, 2015 • 73 min
Dr Rory Mac Sweeney is an explorer of the Dream World. After over 20 years of martial arts training and achieving 2 European gold medals, he has fashioned his understanding of the ever elusive mind-body problem into a deep understanding, one which he…
Getting Far-Out In The Jungle w/ Rak Razam ~ Ep 06
May 1, 2015 • 52 min
Author and film producer Rak Razam is our guest. This episode, (recorded September 17, 2014 in Peru) is admittedly one of far-out ideas, speculation, and heavy vernacular. From Terence McKenna as a pattern of potential consciousness analogues to The…
Liberation Through Unknowing w/ Martin W. Ball, Ph.D. ~ Ep 05
Apr 21, 2015 • 84 min
Author, musician, visionary artist (his art is on this show’s cover), and the host of The Entheogenic Evolution Podcast Martin W. Ball Joins us this episode to talk about 5-Me0-DMT, the nearly- religious fundamentalism around Terrence McKenna, the role of…
Entheodelic Storytelling w/ Benton Rooks ~ Ep 04
Apr 3, 2015 • 63 min
This interview is with Benton Rooks, author of the TRETA-YUGA graphic novel trilogy, a writer for Reality Sandwich and Disinfo, and a generally awesome guy. We speak about the often-marginalized power of the storytelling narrative in fiction and…
Ibogaine Medical Subculture w/ Jonathan Dickinson ~ Ep 03
Mar 20, 2015 • 62 min
In this episode, we speak with Jonathan Dickinson about the history and current use of the powerful entheogen Iboga in Gabon West Africa, Iboga’s neurological actions and medical potential as well as the environmental instability of the current iboga…
Insight & Improv w/ Margarita Kozhevnikova ~ Ep 02
Mar 5, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode, we will talk with Margarita Kozheznikova, professional dancer, performer, choreographer, movement researcher and event facilitator. We talk about the depths of Contact Improvisation (aka Contact Dance), the skin as a sensory organ,…
Radical Mycology w/ Peter McCoy ~ Ep 01
Feb 18, 2015 • 67 min
For our first ever episode, we will welcome the Peter McCoy, one of the founding members of the group Radical Mycology and the author of the soon to be released book of the same name. We talk about what Radical Mycology is all about, the history of fungi…