Commodifying the Sacred, a Conversation

Commodifying the Sacred, a Conversation

Commodifying the Sacred

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. Personally, I was thrilled to hear ideas that I had not considered before and to hear some new perspectives. I’ll be talking to Niki and some other team members to think about new ways to move this conversation forward. One of the pieces of feedback we received was a request for more information about the subject, so we’ll be considering presentations that will educate people about some of the nuances of this subject. More on that will be forthcoming.

Until then, here are a list of articles and resources that you can read through. Most of them are really good, and will give you a pretty good lay of the land. They can also serve as a jumping off point for those of you wanting to do your own research.

Thank you again for coming, and I’ll see you at the next one!

-Daniel, 10.17.18

10/15/18

Commodifying the Sacred- A Community Dialogue about the Future of Psychedelics

What does it mean to bring psychedelics into the for-profit medical model? What will be the effects of competition from corporations vying for control over the emerging “new market” of psychedelic-assisted therapies? Join us in community to share information, thoughts and feelings related to turbulence around transformational tools and practices and their interface with capitalism.

Related writings and resources:

STATEMENT ON OPEN SCIENCE AND OPEN PRAXIS WITH PSILOCYBIN, MDMA, AND SIMILAR SUBSTANCES
Robert Jesse and others
http://files.csp.org/open.pdf
and
https://chacruna.net/cooperation-over-competition-statement-on-open-science-for-psychedelic-medicines-and-practices/

A millionaire couple is threatening to create a magic mushroom monopoly
A millionaire couple is threatening to create a magic mushroom monopoly

Capitalism on Psychedelics: The Mainstreaming of an Underground
By Erik Davis, Ph.D. – Techgnosis
https://chacruna.net/capitalism-psychedelics-mainstreaming-underground/

The Dire Need for Systemic Critique Within Psychedelic Communities
By David Nickles – The Nexian
https://chacruna.net/dire-need-systemic-critique-within-psychedelics-communities/

Psychedelic Justice: Disrupting the Cultural Default Mode Network
By Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.
https://chacruna.net/psychedelic-justice-disrupting-cultural-default-mode-network/

It’s Too Late For Cannabis, But What About the Future of the Psychedelic Industry?
By Katie Stone, M.A.
https://chacruna.net/too-late-cannabis-what-about-future-psychedelic-industry/

The Wild Kindness
By Bett Williams
https://www.lennyletter.com/story/the-wild-kindness

Relevant to how these are being absorbed into healthcare and the greater cultural context:

Colonization Laid the Groundwork for the Drug War
Ismail Lourido Ali and Magalie Lerman
https://www.thefix.com/colonization-laid-groundwork-drug-war

Relevant to who will get access (to answer those “how does this affect me/us?” questions:

We’re Too Excited About MDMA’s Potential for Treating PTSD
By Kevin Franciotti
https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/mdma-ptsd-treatment-access.html

Podcast Interview on Chronicles of a Psychonaut

Podcast Interview on Chronicles of a Psychonaut

Chronicles of a Psychonaut

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. Our conversation runs the gamut, from yoga, to magick, from the ancestors who have walked this path before us, to what sort of future we want to leave for our children.

One of my favorite part of this conversation is when we talk about taking the wheel of our lives. Meditation (psychedelic or otherwise) can reveal how our shadow selves are driving the bus, and it’s then up to us to take the wheel or not. A lot of this is our personal responsibility, but integration communities exist in order to provide support and insight, helping us grow in responsibility and maturity as a collective.

YouTube Link with Video!

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Podcast Interview On Psychedelic Milk

Podcast Interview On Psychedelic Milk

Psychedelic Milk

Meeting of the Minds! Mt. Tam Integration and Psychedelic Milk get deep and profound on the Psychedelic Milk Podcast. Yoga, Meditation, Set and Setting. I had a fantastic time hanging out with Ed on his podcast, Psychedelic Milk, last week. Here’s the link to the episode, proper. He took some really great show notes, and it turns out we covered a lot of ground, including:

  • Who is Daniel
  • What is integration
  • How to integrate psychedelic experiences?
  • Ram Dass
  • Coming back to our reality with psychedelic experiences
  • Keeping the experience fresh without tripping
  • Moving to San Francisco
  • Mind + Body
  • Turning senses inwards
  • Integration circles
  • Psychedelics gaining ground in 2018
  • Psychedelic diversity
  • Religious affiliations
  • Prometheus Rising
  • Jordan Peterson
  • Self-hatred
  • Kill the ego, by the ego
  • Breathing exercise

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Integration Talk at One Salon

Integration Talk at One Salon

At One Salon

On July 31st, the lovely people at the One Salon community opened their space for my talk, “Get Your Set Together: Meditative Tools For a Successful Journey”. We met in one of the member’s homes, and all cozied up to discuss how using mindfulness and somatic tools can assist us in being more present and having more fun/sacredness/healing in our journeys. We had a great time together, pouring over topics about how to be better, more psychedelic versions of ourselves.

This post is here because some of the attendees wanted the slideshow that I used in my talk. It’s a shortened version. “Get Your Set Together” really needs an entire weekend. (If someone wants to host that weekend, please let me know.) The version we used, and a short audio excerpt of questionable quality is included as well.

I’d also like to offer one salon folks $50 off our Online integration Intensive for the next ten days. The coupon code is ‘ONESALON’ and the link to the online intensive is here

Thanks! See you next time!

Download The PDF Here
Listen to audio excerpt of the talk.

Podcast Interview on The Psychedologist

Podcast Interview on The Psychedologist

The Psychedologist

I had the opportunity to talk with one of my colleagues, Leia Friedman, on her Podcast, The Psychedologist, recently. The Psychedologist is consciousness positive radio. This show engages with topics of psychology, non-ordinary states of consciousness, culture, sexuality, sustainability, wellness, and community. I’m not sure if we hit all these topics, but the ones we did were good!


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