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Psychedelic Parenting Podcast
Research, Resources and Reflections on Psychedelic Family Life
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Collecting the stories of the Psychedelic Community in exile.

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September 30, 2016 05:24 PM PDT

In this episode, Jonathan talks with fellow Michigander, Kilindi Iyi. Born and raised in Detroit, Kilindi is the head instructor and technical adviser of Tamerrian Martial Art Institute. A world traveler and mycologist, Kilindi has presented on the subject of psilocybin as far north as Norway and as far south as Australia. His exploration and research centers on high-dose psilocybin magic mushrooms. Jonathan and Kilindi met at Psychedemia in 2012, and have appeared together at many conferences around the USA and the world. They are currently both speaking at Beyond Psychedelics in Prague.

Join Jonathan and Kilindi as they talk about the role of mushrooms in the secret history of martial arts, about the lessons Kilindi has learned form his 40+ years of symbiosis with the mushrooms, and about why he prefers the title "explorer" over "shaman," "medicine man," or "healer." Also discussed is the upcoming Detroit Psychedelic Conference, October 28-30 at the historic First Unitarian Church of Detroit on Cass.

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September 09, 2016 05:10 PM PDT

In this episode, Jonathan talks with father, facilitator, and mushroom farmer Eric Osborne. With a Master’s Degree in Education Eric Osborne taught middle school language arts for seven years. In 2009, he left education to open a gourmet mushroom farm Magnificent Mushrooms in Indiana and the first State recognized Wild Mushroom Expert in Indiana allowing him to legally sell wild mushrooms. Eric is founder and facilitator at Myco-Meditations, a psilocybin retreat center in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Listen as Jonathan and Eric discuss his family's incredibly intimate relationship with fungi, how he turned a legal setback into a healing journey, and how he is changing lives with his Myco-Meditations mushroom retreats in Jamaica.
For Full Program Notes, go to http://www.psychedelicparenting.org/podcast-28/

August 17, 2016 08:54 PM PDT

In this episode, Jonathan talks with Ryan, Lisa, Sean, and Gabrielle LeCompte. Ryan is the founder of Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy (VET), and a graduate student at Naropa University, studying Transpersonal Psychology and recently brought his family along with him as he accompanied a group of veterans to a healing experience with Ayahuasca in Florida.

The LeCompte family talks about their collective healing experience, how their Cajun roots created space for forgiveness and reconnection through food, and how Lisa's gumbo is so good that it even makes vegans give up their vows! Ryan also talks about how childhood trauma makes some vets more susceptible to PTSD, and what's next for VET.

Get Full Program notes at: : http://www.psychedelicparenting.org/podcast-27/

July 27, 2016 01:20 PM PDT

On this episode, Jonathan talks with Natalie Grigson, who is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for her new project Just Call Me IS, a book designed to teach tweens techniques of minfulness, as well as help them understand and get to know their Inner Self ("IS"). Jonathan and Natalie talk about launching her Kickstarter, in which she is seeking to raise $10,000 to pay for her time to fully illustrate the book, as well as resources for printing and marketing the final product. They also talk about how her experiences with psychedelics have influenced her career path, her creative process, and her work with children.

Get full Program notes HERE: http://www.psychedelicparenting.org/?p=1621

July 18, 2016 01:07 PM PDT

Get FULL program Notes at: www.PsychedelicParenting.org/?p=1396

Dr. Ben Sessa is a consultant in adult addictions and is senior research fellow at Bristol, Cardiff and Imperial College London Universities, where he is currently taking time off from clinical medical practice to study towards a PhD in MDMA Psychotherapy, and has specialist training as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Dr Sessa's joint interests in psychotherapy, pharmacology and trauma have lead him towards researching the subject of drug-assisted psychotherapy using psychedelic adjuncts. In this conversation, Jonathan and Ben discuss "How old is old enough," the illogic of the new UK Psychoactive Substances Law, and how to take your kids to festivals safely. Ben also explains his belief in why the medical model of psychedelics has the best chance of changing the hearts and minds of mainstream culture and making them more widely available to all. As a pediatric psychiatrist, a father of 2, and an expert in the clinical application of psychedelic medicines, Dr. Sessa is uniquely qualified to provide insight into many of the questions we often ask here at Psychedelic Parenting, and we are excited to have him on the show.

June 28, 2016 10:08 PM PDT

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Terra is a writer, traveler, artist, mother of 2, and organizer with a background in non-profit, community based finance, book-keeping and small event fundraising. In this conversation, Jonathan and Terra talk about her role as a Burning Man volunteer, the current state of cannabis prohibition around the USA, “cannabis vs marijuana,” and how the pro-legalization world can stop preaching to the crowd and begin to more radically change hearts and minds through comprehensive education, directed not just at kids, but at adults who need help understanding how we have gone from our “reefer madness” and “gateway drug” approaches to legal recreational experiences in Oregon and Colorado in such a short period of time.

June 20, 2016 12:33 AM PDT
Mindy is a Soul Coach and Life Purpose Guide. She started her journey to find and live her higher purpose at the beginning of 2014. While going through a painful divorce and a career crisis, she was introduced to Life Purpose Coaching. In this conversation, Jonathan and Mindy talk about her road to recovery, the role of Ayahuasca in her life, and her desire to open a retreat center in Mexico that will be kid- and family-friendly. We look forward to hearing more from Mindy in the coming months and years.
Read the full Program Notes with Links HERE
June 14, 2016 02:13 PM PDT
This episode’s guest asked to go by the pseudonym “Antler” to protect his family and career, and we are happy to share his story. “Antler” is an aspiring herbalist and proud parent of two young children.   He and his partner recently welcomed their son into the world with a challenging premature birth after the mother’s water broke at 32 weeks. In this episode, Jonathan and “Antler” discuss the ReWilding movement, the Pro-Child approach to parenting, and how psilocybin should be seen as a component of “complete nutrition” and how mushroom tea helped “Antler” and his partner conceive, hold a connective space while his premature son was staying in the NICU, and come to terms with the difference between their plans for a natural home birth, and the reality of their circumstances.
Visit www.psychedelicparenting.org/?p=1329 for Full Program Notes with Links
May 30, 2016 04:23 PM PDT
Danny is a father to a magical 3-year-old son, is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota, the Executive Administrative Assistant to Dennis McKenna at Symbio Life Sciences, a music enthusiast and producer, artist, psychonaut, and explorer. In this episode, Jonathan and Danny discuss music, their mutual love of the Promega Bioethics Forum, teaching gratitude to their children, and how they have both been influenced by their relationships with Dennis McKenna and other giants of psychedelic studies. They also discuss Danny’s work with Symbio Life Sciences, the incubator company that Dennis is currently starting. We hope you will enjoy this conversation with one of the shining young faces in psychedelic studies today.
Visit www.psychedelicparenting.org/?p=1254 for Full Program Notes with Links!
May 15, 2016 02:41 PM PDT

Zach is the host of the “It’s All Happening” podcast, an infrequent blogger/writer, a seasoned digital marketer and brand strategist, and the son of psychedelic pioneer, Dr. Timothy Leary . Zach is also a practitioner of bhakti yoga.  Through the practice of bhakti yoga he has found keys that unlock doorways that allow the soul to experience it’s true nature of being eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. In this conversation, Jonathan and Zach talk about what it was like being raised by one of the pioneers of the psychedelic movement, about how this effected Zach’s early encounters with LSD, and his relationship with substances generally. They also talk about Zach’s long relationship to his spiritual teacher and lifelong family friend, Ram Dass (Richard Alpert), and Zach’s feelings on the 12 steps, and it’s relationship to the psychedelic experience.

Visit www.psychedelicparenting.org/?p=1218 for Full Program Notes with Links!

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