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Adventures Through The Mind is an interview-based podcast hosted by Canadian author and public educator, James W. Jesso. Although the show topics range---from spirituality, mental health, and emotional maturity; to love, relationships and sexuality; to history, philosophy, and neuroscience---there are two underlying themes that intersect them all: psychedelics & the mind. James W. Jesso is the author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom and The True Light Of Darkne ...
 
Gentle, intimate conversations about taboo, and stigmatized subjects (eg. mental health, trauma, gender, sexual orientation, addiction) with an aim to help you feel less alone in YOUR weirdness. Hosted by Kye Plant. for access to ALL episodes + BONUS content visit: http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird
 
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Casey Schwartz, author of Attention: A Love Story, joins us talk about her journey with Adderall addiction; how social media technology influences our attention and behavior; internet reactivity and mob “justice”; psychedelics and their impact on attention; the deeper philosophy of what attention is; and why attention matters. For links to Schwartz…
 
Our guest for this episode is Stephen Jenkinson and, with him, we will wonder about wonder and inquire–with wonder–about wisdom, prejudice, language, Mystery, generational truancy, the plague, and inquiry itself. For links to Jenkinson's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind148 ***Full Topics Brea…
 
An audio journal discussing my relationship with coping mechanisms (porn, food, alcohol/drugs, spending money, avoiding, etc.): what they offer me, how they hinder me, and how I've watched them shift. I also talk about: when SOOTHING becomes SELF-HARM; coping mechanisms as SURVIVAL strategies; FEAR of INTIMACY and touch; my Dad's burnout/depression…
 
Amanita Dreamer is on the show to talk about her story of healing from panic and anxiety with the amanita muscaria mushroom. We also talk about the mushroom's pharmacology, safe preparation and use; and how (and why) it can help us heal from not only childhood trauma but pre-birth and infancy trauma by re-parenting us. Finally, we talk about what i…
 
An anonymous guest was cyberbullied and gaslit by students in his college for an entire year, he shares how this DEEPLY impacted his sense of safety and self! We also discuss: fear of eye contact; understanding trauma response (fight/flight/freeze); the impact of trauma; "I am a failure"; self sabotage; psychosis or gaslighting???; fear of "going c…
 
Danny Nemu is on the show to talk about Science Revealed, the failures of our scientific institutions, and their unreliability as proxies for sensemaking reality. We explore the question: Can we trust science? ***Interview recorded April 29, 2021 (This is a weird interview because there are several moments where my—I personally consider valid—incli…
 
James W. Jesso (Adventures Through The Mind) and I discuss the potential of psychedelics for DEEP-healing, the POWER of understanding emotions. and the MAGIC of words. We also discuss: transforming a "BAD TRIP" into a life-changing experience, experiencing "I AM HOME in my body", AFTER the wave of terror, "WHAT IS mental health?", harm reduction, "…
 
Natasha Mason PhD and Jan Ramaekers PhD are on the show to discuss the effects of psilocybin on creativity; the challenge of measuring creativity in a lab; the role creativity plays in mental health; and even the connections between psychedelics, creativity, and movements in art and culture. For links to out guest's work, full show notes, and to wa…
 
Conflict is inevitable. My partner, Tuna, joins me to destigmatize conflict within relationships (especially for people with deep attachment wounds and traumas)--to normalize "sometimes it feels really hard to be in relationship (and this is how we find meaning within that)." We also discuss: FEAR of CLOSENESS, intimacy & love; crying together (hea…
 
Antwan Saca and Leor Roseman are two of the authors of the research paper Relational Processes in Ayahuasca Groups of Palestinians and Israelis. They are on the show to talk about that research and the complexities of conflict and conflict-resolution it explores. For links to our guest's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, he…
 
Alex Benbow Carter (artist, musician) and I talk ALL things ANXIETY, depression and CREATIVITY. We also discuss:panic attacks during class presentations;SMALL talk;opening up to strangers;INSOMNIA;challenging relationships with our dads;HOW TO be an adult?;grieving death in family;health-anxiety ("I HAVE CANCER!!!" (except I don't));parent's divorc…
 
In this psychedelic café, we explore spiritual awakening and spiritual crisis; what they are, and what causes them. We also explore how we heal from spiritual crisis; their connection to trauma; the spiritual roots of healing bipolar; differentiating spiritual crisis from clinical psychiatric illness; the anti-theistic paradigm of psychiatry; perso…
 
Christina Jumper (Pickles and Vodka podcast) and I question REALITY, spirituality/Christianity, Brene Brown & celebrity WHILE also wondering "is riding a motorcycle meditation for people who need danger to feel safe??" CW: BRIEF mention of suicide. We also discuss: IS THIS A SIMULATION?; TAKING UP sssspppaaaaaccceeee; meditation or "I HATE SITTING …
 
Pierre Bouchard is on the show to talk about somatic therapy, the traumatic roots of depression, and the role ketamine-assisted somatic psychotherapy can play in healing that trauma, and thus the depression it produces. For links to Bouchard's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind143 ***Full Topic…
 
Ruth/Haha and I explore a challenging conversation which results in me feeling triggered (listen as we gently resolve it, through non-violent communication, and come back into a really beautiful connection)! We also discuss: playfulness and FUN; DEEP depression; hula-hooping & riding scooters; the fear of upsetting people; wanting SO badly to love …
 
In which I discuss WHY I believe that framing my neurodiverse brain and the way I experience the world as a DISORDER, a disability and/or a PROBLEM which NEEDS to BE FIXed is only ONE way to frame it (and is potentially very limiting and dangerous). I discuss: decolonization begins within (how I treat my self and my parts) (decolonizing the self); …
 
Shayne Dyment returns (episodes 60, 72, 73) on his 2-years-out-of-prison anniversary! Shayne spent 22 years (a life sentence) in prison for murder, he's finding his meaning and NEW ways to express himself emotionally and artistically! CW: brief talk of violence, murder, childhood sexual abuse. We discuss: BPD + ADHD; the CYCLE of violence & pain; u…
 
A BONUS audio journal in which I discuss my relationship with the GIANT beaming volcano of LOVE inside of me and how I've been taught to repress it and to feel shame about it (and shame about how I experience the world differently than other people) AND how I'm learning to live authentically and to LET THAT LOVE SHIIIIIINE! Take the mask off, take …
 
Chris Bache PhD has previously been on the show to talk about his work with high dose LSD journeys, out of his book LSD and The Mind Of The Universe. In that book, he discusses visions he had of ‘the birth of the future human’ emerging out of the incredible suffering and challenges of a total, global collapse. In this interview, Chris outlines why …
 
Two trans artist people talk about gender, masculinity, + processing and reacting to BIG feelings! Jared was raised female, I was raised male; neither of us identify with our gender assignment (at birth) and THUS we EACH have a unique take on GENDER. We also discuss: Gandalf as the ideal masculine archetype; reclaiming gender; men wearing skirts; c…
 
A gentle and intimate trip down memory lane that DEEPLY connects me with toxic masculinity (and how that REALLY impacted and harmed me). This is me exploring what it MEANS to be raised male in a world that celebrates emotional disconnection and disregulation. Highlights include: crying at house parties; driving a friend to get an abortion; my sensi…
 
“Where do the Australian psychoactive acacia species fit into the contemporary, local psychedelic scene, and how does interaction with these species inform a deeper connection to this land and its dreaming?” That's the question we are discussing in this episode of the podcast, psychedelic cafe #5. We talk about the history, pharmacology, and phenom…
 
Heather Hargraves joins us to discuss using neurofeedback therapy to heal the brain and build a resilient nervous system. We also talk about mental health disorders as an adaptive response of the nervous system, rather than a pathology. As well as where neurofeedback therapy fits in as an adjunct to psychotherapy in treat those disorders. We also t…
 
Hillary L McBride (Therapist, Writer, Podcaster, Magical Humyn) has a HEART-FELT conversation/connection with me about unlearning toxic masculinity (harm) and reconnecting with AUTHENTIC self (among MANY other things)(healing). I cried, I laughed, I loved this. We also discuss: eating disorders; feminism; healing with love; patriarchy as a harm to …
 
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