The Medicine of Connection

The Medicine of Connection

George Greer speaks with Joanna about: the work of teaching how to do MDMA-assisted therapy; the unique characteristics of MDMA; the openness of love is always present, fear is a distraction from it; the healing effect of psilocybin in high doses; two stories of healing existential transformation with psilocybin mushrooms; the life-changing summer of 1968; the helpful complementarity of meditation and psychedelic work; MAPS, Heffter Research Institute and the spirit of Esalen; passing on the lineage of Stan Grof and Leo Zeff to the next generation; generosity as the core value of Burning Man; the process of training psychedelic therapists; safety first.

Future Sacred

Future Sacred

Julie Morley speaks with Joanna about: interspecies intersubjectivity; a life-changing meeting with Thomas One Wolf; the indigenous enphasis on right relations throughout the world; a beautiful cycle of attuning and revelation from the more than human world; the intimacy of interbeing; thinking in partnership with other ways of knowing; the two meanings of awe; retrieving the embodied sacred; a shift away from anthropocentrism into partipatory awakening; we need multicultural, multispecies cities; learning from crows and ravens; singing the radical song of enchantment.

Naming the Ineffable

Naming the Ineffable

In this week’s episode David Luke speaks with Joanna about: the 2015 Tyringham Symposium, dialogues about the visionary experiences with DMT, a naturally ocurring chemical found in both plants and animals that has historically been prepared by various cultures for ritual purposes as an entheogen; the life-transforming, spiritual potency of DMT; humbled by awe; Dennis McKenna, the ecopsychological relevance of DMT; a forgotten, larger reality; naming the ineffable; languages from other dimensions; the enigmatic presences in expanded states of consciousness; divergent thinking and cultural evolution; new ongoing research about the nature of DMT experiences; similarities and differences between near death experiences and DMT experiences.

A Time of Great Awakening

A Time of Great Awakening

Stephen Gray speaks with Joanna about: the 8th Spirit Plant Medicine Conference in Vancouver, a rapid increase in the interest in psychedelics; approaching a time of great awakening for the planet; broadening the discussion with the legalization of cannabis in Canada; frequency and dosage for those exploring cannabis as a spiritual ally; cannabis group ceremonies; trusting the nature of who we really are; an essential part of the consciousness revolution; landing into the now; letting go of non functional pessimism.

Participating in the Mystery

Participating in the Mystery

Jorge Ferrer speaks with Joanna about: Exploring the farther reaches of human nature; a participatory relationship with Nature; navigating a rich combination of cultures; three elements of participatory spirituality, the spiritual dignity of sensual pleasure and sexuality, in radical relation with everything, creative inquiry and individuation; sacred sexuality; Aurobindo’s visionary prophecy of an individuated, realized embodiment of the Divine; re-enchantment of the world and non-religious spirituality; an intense cross-pollination of religious traditions; the prejudice of the patriarchal mindset against entheogens; Eros and embodied spirituality.