Musings on simple and soulful ways that we can practice bringing our shadows into the light, living our purpose, and being there for each other.
When the Third Eye Opens, Look Inside I had an experience in the late 90s. I hear other people describe similar experiences and call them ‘spiritual awakenings’ or something similar. I don’t much care for that talk. It gives the impressions of some kind of...
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally."Mindful Eating as a support for Ayahuasca DietaWhen we receive instruction about Ayahuasca Dieta, we're told what to eat before and after our ceremony, and...
Daniel and Rak sit down and talk about psychedelic integration and all sorts of other fun things as they eat Thai Food during a thunderstorm in San Rafael.
I visit The No Simple Road Podcast. Melanie suggested we do an on air, Live Psychedelic Integration Circle. So We do! Mel, Aaron, Apple and I, circle up, get honest, and get really present for each other. It’s a very healing and sweet moment.
People want to sit for each other. It’s only natural for friends to look out for, and want to take care of each other. People come to integration circle to figure out how ways to be safe and minimize risk during psychedelic journeys, and having a trip sitter is certainly one of the ways to do this.
Taking action from a place of fear and insecurity is never smart. Fear is a call to pause and return to a place of centered presence, it’s not a push to run head first into action. Fear based action rarely has the results that we want.
Winter Psychedelic Integration can be cold and achy. Ayurvedic practices can help us stabilize and work wonders for a body and mind that is feeling shaky.
Books For Ayahuasca Explorers I was recently asked for some book recommendations by someone who is exploring journeywork with Ayahuasca. I figured I might as well put this list here, so that other people can enjoy as well. Some of the books I've only read part of, but...
Mark Henson We were lucky enough to be able to host Mark Henson at Shakedown Gallery's Psychedelic Pop Up Art Gallery. Mark treated us to a comprehensive look at psychedelic and visionary art through the ages with a lecture and slideshow. Join for more Psychedelic...
This is a riff on the safety guidelines recently released by Chacruna. How can we model ethical behavior for the next generation of men who will enter this work in the future? I’m aware that there is some biting humor here, some of it’s brusque, but you’re men, you can take it.
The Metta Mindset More and more I find myself prescribing metta meditaiton to my clients. It's a simple and practical tool. It's virtually medicine. It's good for what ails us. Of course, usually what ails us is some form of self directed discontent. All too often, we...
Rak Razam visits Mt. Tam Psychedelic Integration and is interviewed by Daniel Shankine. They have a 5meo-DMT talk and they film it for you to watch.
Niki and I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to sit in a circle and discuss the future of psychedelics, their research, and their commodification. It was wonderful to get a diversity of views.
I don’t have an organized bone in my body. Any habits or patterns I possess that move away from chaos & toward organization have been hard won. Sometimes they’ve been beaten into me while I was in silent darkness.
I got to spend two hours talking to Finch of ‘Chronicles of a Psychonaut’, and we got to go pretty deep. We get to dig into how we can support our growth and healing. We see how these topics work for us regardless of which medicines, if any, we use.
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