Psychedelics

EPISODE 9: Bridging the Worlds of Business and Spirituality

Rak Razam is a positive disruptive influence in the world of consciousness, an author, producer, director, filmmaker, and trail-blazer. He first visited the Amazon in 2006 as a freelance journalist, for an ayahuasca shamanism retreat. Through his books, films, and teachings, he strives to introduce the mainstream world to the potentials of plant medicines as healing modalities. But he takes it a step further. Razam shares how some high-performing entrepreneurs are using this potent plant medicine to change themselves and their businesses for the better, and to create a new world model.

Key Takeaways

  • Razam invites you to explore plant medicines as a healing modality and initiation.
  • Entrepreneurs are major change-makers in the world.
  • Connecting with Mother Earth can restore our balance as a society.
  • The importance of body/mind/soul integration in life and in business.
  • Entrepreneurs can model leadership as examples to others.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction to Rak Razam, and the fascinating world of plant medicine.

[02:12] Ayahuasca and spiritual initiation.

[05:48] The initiation experience.

[07:43] Mind/Body/Soul integration.

[08:42] The Gaia mind and today’s high-performing entrepreneur.

[14:24] A caveat about the decision to sit with the medicine.

[18:22] Connecting with the Source.

[31:29] The entrepreneur as a leader in sustainability.

[38:11] For more information: the website.

EPISODE 2: Psychedelics Revisited

James Fadiman, Ph.D. has some pretty impressive credentials. He earned his BA at Harvard and completed his graduate studies at Stanford. He’s written ten books including The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide for those who seek the divine through sacred plants and psychedelic substances. He taught at San Francisco University, Brandeis, and Stanford. He is a business consultant, novelist, and studies microdosing on psychedelics for treating illnesses and enhanced health. He has been studying psychedelics since the sixties, not just directly, but through clinical experience as well. Today we’re exploring how this relates to high performing entrepreneurs.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Jim Fadiman, his background and major accomplishments.

[01:35] A professor introduced Fadiman to the world of psychedelics, which he now studies in relation to microdosing and its uses for enhanced health and wellness.

[04:27] Fadiman explains microdosing with regard to LSD, mushrooms, and other substances.

[07:20] In talking with entrepreneurs who have used psychedelics, most claim it gives them the ability to better use the knowledge they already have, and the ability to function more effectively.

[14:01] The trend towards microdosing in high functioning professionals is not just growing in the U.S., but in countries around the world.

[20:22] As a professor at Stanford, Fadiman asks students not if they are going to be successful, but what they will do with their lives while being successful.

[21:02] Microdosing as a possible treatment for severe depression.

[22:39] The spiritual factor of plant-based psychedelics versus synthetics, and our deep connection with nature.

[27:04] Fadiman advises international researchers on pursuing psychedelic studies.

[31:05] Organizations like MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) and Hefner Foundation research marijuana and potential uses for individuals, psychiatric hospitals, and universities.

[37:12] Fadiman’s website and microdosing information site include articles, talks, and information.