The Christian Psychedelic: Should Christians Use Plant Medicines, Is Microdosing (Or Tripping) A Sin, Accessing Spiritual Realms, DMT & Much More With Paul Risse & Ben Greenfield.


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By Ben Greenfield. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps. My guest on today's show, Paul Risse, is not only a Christian who has a history with the use of psychedelics, but is also a husband, father, and a bit of modern Renaissance man. He was a personal trainer on ABC's Extreme Makeover TV show in L.A., and Personal Trainer, Chef, Life Coach for "Average Joe on the Raw". He ate 100% raw vegan for a couple years and lived off grid with no electricity for a year. He is the CEO of Cleanse America, which has led 10,000 people through a cleansing process over the course of 2 years. He created and ran a smoothie bar called Barefoot Market for 6 years. He built his own "tiny house" with no experience going into the process, and wrote a book about the journey called "Kinda Tiny Home, An Unorthodox Approach to Building & Owning Your Own Home". He is currently a designer and builder with the Hayhurst Brothers. His business has been on the DIY network show "Texas Flip and Move" the past two years, and he is now preparing to film a new show for HGTV. Paul has taken psychedelics around 1,000 times over the course of a decade, including DMT, Salvia, 2CB, 2CI, LSD but 99% of what he engaged with was mushrooms. He is almost finished writing the book called "The Psychedelic Christian". The book will be written for people searching the spirit realm for truth. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why tiny houses are so popular among the youth...7:30 -Paul's history w/ psychedelics...11:10 -Differences in the use of synthetic vs. natural substances...24:50 -The use of psychedelics in the Bible and early church...41:00 -Balancing creation and the use of it via psychedelics...49:30 -Are we entering the spiritual realm when we take psychedelics?...53:40 -Whether the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil actually a modern psychedelic plant...1:08:40 -Why you need to just come to Jesus before anything else...1:19:15 Episode sponsors: Kion decaf coffee; Organifi; Perfect Keto; Vuori clothing

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