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Intelligent conversations with authors and thought leaders in the world of plant medicine shamanism, psychedelics, and consciousness. Sergey Baranov, The Cactus Man, has been working with and serving Huachuma (San Pedro) cactus for over twelve years, and is passionate about bringing plant medicine and higher consciousness to the world.
 
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Sergey is interviewed by Kristina Wild, during one of her last ceremonies in Huachuma Wasi, Peru. We cover a range of topics from the state of the world to the combined healing powers of Huachuma and Ayahuasca, courageously becoming your most authentic self and letting go of what others think, exploring consciousness, integrating plant medicine exp…
 
I've enjoyed talking to John Folk the other day. I certainly feel that being a guest on other people's podcasts is much easier and more fun than having them on mine. But of course, interviewing others is educational. I will continue the Cactus Man podcast indefinitely, bringing quality content to you as often as I can. For now, please enjoy our tal…
 
Chris Bennett is an author of four books, the latest titled Liber 420: Cannabis, Magickal herbs, and the Occult. In this wild conversation, we are moving around the historical map from medieval Europe and Alchemy to ancient India and Soma, Holly Grail, Sufism, and the Gnostic Jesus. Chris has done amazing research into the mentioned topics and put …
 
My guest today is Charley Wininger, LP, LMHC, also known as the Love Doctor, a psychotherapist from New York who has found psychedelics, and MDMA in particular, to be an important tool for healing and self-discovery. Our heartfelt conversation will take you to Charley's personal and professional life, intimacy, and deep soul trauma, healing of whic…
 
A friendly conversation with a friend of mine Martin Stevens, author of the book Long Road to Chavin. Martin has visited HuachumaWasi, our healing center in the Sacred Valley, after 7 years. This talk has followed a Huachuma ceremony that we have had a day before. We met with Martin in 2005 in Iquitos, at the Spirit Quest retreat ran by Howard Lawl…
 
John M.Folak is our guest today. We talk about his work with psilocybin and Ayahuasdca, his inspired writing, and a journey of healing and transformation from darkness to light. John is the author of Unexplored Territory: The Search for Home and other books from the Visionary quest serious. You can contact John at travelingnobody.net You can contac…
 
In this podcast, we sit down to discuss the role of Huachuma as a cure for fear and gateway to sanity in light of the current times we're in. Sergey explains why medicine work is no longer a privilege - it is a necessity to become sovereign and free in 2021 when the world is more chaotic than ever. Subscribe to the #HuachumaWasi​​ Youtube channel: …
 
Today we have had an interesting conversation with Itzhak Beery, shamanic practitioner, speaker, and author of three books The Gift of Shamanism, Shamanic Transformations, and Shamanic Healing. We've talked about Shamanism as being an ancient and effective tool for self-discovery and healing, personal transformation, and self-empowerment. Plant med…
 
Kevin Matthews is a psychedelic freedom fighter and a champion in the decriminalization of Psilocybin mushrooms in Denver, Colorado. Kevin believes in everyone's right to use Nature for healing and regeneration. In this podcast, we talk about psilocybin as a cure for depression, the decriminalization of plant medicine, the right use of psychedelics…
 
Dr. Michael Winkelman, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books on Shamanism. Michael has conducted in-depth academic research on cross-cultural and cross-time shamanism. You can learn more about his work by reading his books and articles. In this podcast, we talk about plant medicine shamanism and its role in human evolution, the biology of consciou…
 
In this podcast, Sergey Baranov recounts some episodes of his life in different countries, a time spent in a Californian cult, and shares his over decade-long, ongoing work with Huachuma (San Pedro) cactus in Peru. A lively discussion that would be interesting to anyone who is drawn to plant medicine shamanism. Sergey is interviewed by Martin W. Ba…
 
Richie joins me to share his 25 years of knowledge about the powerful psychedelic drug Iboga, A.K.A. Ibogaine. The substance has amazing properties when it comes to treating physical addiction to opiates specifically, such as heroin, Oxycontin, morphine, fentanyl, etc. But, as Richie points out, there's a lot more to kicking a heroin habit than jus…
 
Dick Khan joins me from England to discuss his personal research with the powerful psychedelic drug DMT, or dimethyltryptamine. It's the same ingredient in the Amazonian brew Ayahuasca. When smoked instead of brewed however, the experiences are fast and powerful. Many who have tried DMT report encountering entities of varying descriptions, and Mr. …
 
Zach and his wife Jess join me to speak about the Ayahuasca retreats they host in Guatemala. We talk all things Ayahuasca, including Dietas, Traditional vs. Modern approaches, cost of retreats, and even the little fairy-like plant spirits called Doctorcito's (little doctors) who are called in to help people during ceremonies. First Zach joins me, a…
 
Sergey joins me a second time. He has a new book out called The Mescaline Confessions which details his experimentation with different substances as a young person. From using Ecstacy/MDMA for years, to trying a large dose of anti-psychotic pharmaceuticals. We talk about all this in the podcast, and eventually get to his present day work with the H…
 
John and I sit down to talk about different types of knowledge, and how we decipher the world around us. We discuss Self-Deception, Flow States, Mystical Experience, and where we go to find Wisdom and Meaning in our lives. John is a professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of Toronto. He's also studied in Buddhism and Tai Chi…
 
Will joins me from Costa Rica to talk about his ideas integrating Buddhist practices with Marijuana use. Traditional Buddhism encourages abstinence from intoxicants. While Will does also teach in this traditional manner, he points to the Hindu God Shiva as an alternative representation of how the use of Marijuana can be very well suited to some of …
 
Danny's latest book, Neuro-Apocalypse, deals with how individuals perceive things differently. He breaks this down in many ways, including how the Japanese language shapes the minds of those who speak it differently than English does. He's also studied autism, and the extreme cases of autistic savants who have perspectives on the world much differe…
 
Phil and I sit down to record a conversation for a second time. The first time we began with Phil's own background and tumultuous time as a young man. This time around we dive right into the big ideas. All we knew beforehand was that we wanted to break down Spirituality and what that was. We end up speaking a lot about Language, how we separate our…
 
Ruth and I break down some of the ideas put forward in her book: Walking the Soul Path. These include: Energy, Healing, Intention, Mindfulness, Meditation, Visualization, and other randomly interesting things such as Non-Duality, Psychedelic Drugs, Sleeping Better, and more! :) A large part of the discussion centers around moving our focus and awar…
 
Carolyn just lead a Holotropic Breathwork workshop in Whitehorse which I attended. We break down this experience as well as Carolyn's own Holotropic sessions in the past. There is a lot to unpack when speaking about these mysterious states of mind, and so we tackle many subjects here including some comparison between psychedelic drugs and the simil…
 
Dr. Miller has been working as a clinical psychologist for over 50 years. He's also been researching psychedelic drugs and tools for therapy for just as long. We discuss specific substances such as MDMA, LSD, and Psilocybin and how each can be used in effective ways for people's benefit. We also discuss the use of natural Hot Springs for healing ef…
 
Peter joins me to talk about what is real. Peter has been studying consciousness and philosophy, and is also an advocate for the responsible use of psychedelics. Peter's main area of interest is on how much of what is real, or true, is filtered out through our senses. We break this down and look at how psychedelics seem to have potential in this ar…
 
Alice and Kerrie run the website awholenewhigh.com and promote approaching psychedelic drugs from a more educated and intentional perspective. They live in Portugal where drugs have been decriminalized, but are planning a retreat in the Netherlands working with Psilocybin mushrooms. They were a pleasure to speak with. Very warm and compassionate, w…
 
Tricia and I begin speaking about the psychedelic substance Iboga. Where it comes from, past traditions, and current uses of the African root and its extract ibogaine. From there we look at 5-MeO-DMT which is another powerful psychedelic agent, both of which Tricia has been working with for many years. Lots of good info in this one! Thanks to Trici…
 
In our first Podcast together John and I share our experience taking Ayahuasca together in Peru, as well as his time in Iraq in the military. This time we talk mostly about Gun Control, but touch on many other things including Ram Dass, Philosophy, Spirituality, the War on Drugs, Gangs, Raising Children, Relationships, and more. Find John at: http:…
 
Sergey leads ceremonies every other day near Cusco, Peru with the psychedelic known as Huachuma, or San Pedro cactus. We talk about his views on shamanism as well as individual responsibility, drug laws, truth, and much more. Sergey has written a book called Path: Seeking Truth in a World of Lies, detailing his journey starting in Russia to a Calif…
 
Julian Vayne wrote a book called Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony. We talk about ideas such as how to create an authentic & meaningful ceremony, techniques for getting more from the psychedelic experience, and rituals we take for granted in our everyday life. We also talk about what to do if, during one of these ceremonies, you fe…
 
Caitlin creates supplements to help people regulate their state of mind with her company EntheoZen. We talk about the balancing act between physical and mental states, and how products like hers work in the body. From gut health and serotonin levels, to mood disorders and silent meditation retreats, we cover quite a bit! Check out Caitlin's website…
 
Jeff runs a facebook group called Psychedelics & Philosophy which has nearly 200,000 members. We spend some time talking about the group, and the many subjects they discuss there. We get into things like the subconscious mind and the habits we develop so easily in our lives, as well as topics like dreams, science vs. spirituality, and UFO's. Check …
 
Olli joins me a third time! Oliver continues to evolve his practice helping people navigate the psychedelic states of mind. He's once again gone smaller, now almost exclusively working 1 on 1 with people. We talk about this and much more, specifically Olli schools me on why crypto currencies could change the world by freeing us from the banks. Find…
 
Alex has been learning how to heal the body for a long time. She believes it's through detox and the removal of obstructions that we will find health and rejuvenation. We talk about these ideas, as well as her work with psilocybin mushrooms. Find more from Alex at: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bolla…
 
Dan is a carpenter who plans to move deep into the Yukon wilderness. He worked with me personally by building an arctic entrance-way into my home. After the last day of work we sat down to talk about his spiritual beliefs, and path which have led him into the wild. INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: www. FACEBOOK: Intro song: "Lovin' Your Neighbour" by Phat Bolla…
 
Shonagh speaks about many aspects of Psilocybin Mushrooms, from her own personal ritual to working alongside others. We also delve into what she has learned from cultures of the past and their very probable link to the magic mushroom. We discuss many topics related to these ideas, including: - Celtic & Pagan people in the areas around Ireland and S…
 
Olli joins me a second time to discuss his weekend retreats in the Netherlands. He uses what he has called psilohuasca, which is a combination of psilocybin mushrooms and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors usually combined in ayahuasca brews, as well as 5-MeO-DMT secreted from Toads. We talk about how things have changed for him since as first spoke, and…
 
Tim lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia and works as a primary school teacher. He's also developed a website aimed at educating young people about drugs, specifically when it comes to alcohol and marijuana. We talk about what makes drugs dangerous and look at some of the studies that have been done by people such as David Nutt in the U.K. We a…
 
Mike co-founded Float House in Vancouver with his brother Andy. Their company sells time in sensory deprivation tanks aimed at re-focusing our minds and relaxing the body. We talk about the benefits of this practice, as well as the comparison and combination with psychedelic drugs. Mike and Andy also host their own podcast called Vancouver Real. We…
 
Larry is currently a senator of Canada, and is well known as the former mayor of Vancouver. Before then he was chief coroner in B.C. and on the drug squad for the RCMP. While mayor of Vancouver Larry was a vocal advocate for drug policy reform, and helped create programs centered around harm reduction practices such as needle exchanges for drug use…
 
For 14 years Neil infiltrated drug gangs in the UK as an undercover operative. He spent 23 years total in the UK police force. He is now the chair for LEAP UK, which stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. We talk about his many experiences posing as a drug addict and taking down drug dealers, and why he's switched sides in this drug war. N…
 
Kilindi joins me once again to talk about his continued use of high doses of psilocybin mushrooms. We discuss some of the comments people had after our first podcast together, and cover lots of new territory. Kilindi talks also about his experiences in isolation tanks, yoga, and fasting for 40 days at a time. He expresses how, in his view, these ot…
 
Tom has a YouTube channel called YourMateTom where he shares his own experiences with psychedelic drugs, and spreads harm reduction techniques for others looking to try these substances. He also talks about the benefits and insights he's gained from using LSD, magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, and more. In this conversation Tom and I talk about his YouTu…
 
Joey currently teaches Sociology at Douglas College in Vancouver. He has a PhD in Sociology with a research background in Environmental and Labour Movements. We talk about Social Movements in general, and then more specifically the Anti-War on Drug Movement. We break it down and look at what this movement needs to be successful, gain momentum & pow…
 
Nataschaa is trained in many disciplines and techniques, from Somatic Trauma Therapy, to Reiki, Acupressure, Breathwork, Yoga, Addictions Recovery & more. She integrates all of her skills in her work as a Trauma Therapist. Much of what she does has to do with the body, and more specifically the nervous system. In this conversation we talk at length…
 
James has done much work in the name of psychedelics, and more specifically mushrooms. He's written multiple books, and speaks at conferences around the world. He also hosts a podcast called ATTMind Radio where he speaks with people about these subjects as well. In this conversation James and I discuss how he was able to pull through a time in his …
 
Chris Hamacher joins me a second time to talk psilocybin mushrooms and the spirit world. His wife Tanya joins us as well, and we get into some deep discussion. They share their own interactions with spirits, both good and bad, and their philosophies on these encounters. We also discuss at length the idea that the free will of human beings is an ill…
 
Rebecca lives in Dawson City and works on the Gold Rush TV show set, which is filmed out in the Yukon wilderness. However, for the last few years she has spent her winters in Costa Rica, working alongside shamans hosting Ayahuasca ceremony. We talk about her experiences with the brew, but also her time spent helping others through the experience. W…
 
Mark has been educating the Canadian public about all aspects of drugs for decades. He's now the chair of MAPS Canada, which is the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Substances. With them he is working to organize studies with MDMA and other psychedelic substances in therapeutic settings, mainly with people suffering from trauma. We tal…
 
Andrew has worked as a psychiatrist for many decades. In the 1960's he apprenticed with renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing where they used LSD in therapy settings. Andrew has continued his work in therapy, with and without psychedelic substances. In recent years he worked with MAPS Canada in a Vancouver study using MDMA in conjunction with p…
 
Trevor was the first person I ever interviewed for this podcast. We talk again about his Liberty Root Ibogaine therapy, and how it's changed in the last two years. Trevor is still working mainly with long term opiate addicts in the Vancouver area. The conversation is mostly about this work, but also healing in general, psychedelic states of mind, a…
 
Phil is an Elder of the Tlingit First Nation in the Yukon. He's been working alongside people who battle with addiction for many years and is trained formerly as a counsellor. He currently leads the Jackson Lake Healing Camp which offers a Land-Based healing model for working with addiction. We begin with Phil's past in residential schools and pris…
 
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