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The Psychedelic Podcast

English, Education, 1 season, 254 episodes, 4 days, 11 hours, 28 minutes
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The Psychedelic Podcast by Third Wave explores the many minds of the emerging psychedelic renaissance. Through conversations with thought leaders across various disciplines, we explore how psychedelics, when used with intention and responsibility, catalyze transformation on both an individual and collective level. Are you a newbie fresh off an incredible first psychedelic experience? An experienced psychonaut with decades of use? Or just an interested bystander, curious about the relevance of psychedelics to health and wellness? Regardless of your why, our podcast gives you a unique look into how psychedelic substances change culture and society for the better.
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Shawn Wells - From Frazzle to Flow: Caffeine Alternatives, Hormetic Hacks, & Psychedelic Supplementation

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin speaks with Shawn Wells, a renowned expert in performance nutrition and supplementation. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-249-shawn-wells/ Shawn & Paul explore biohacking, the groundbreaking ingredient paraxanthine, and protocols for preparing and recovering from plant medicine journeys. Shawn shares insights on allostatic capacity, hormetic stress, and the power of psychedelics for self-love and acceptance. Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN, is a globally acclaimed nutritional biochemist known as "The World's Greatest Formulator." He has created over 1,000 products and holds over 20 patented novel ingredients, including market-leading innovations such as TeaCrine, Dynamine and Paraxanthine. Shawn has a profound impact on health and wellness through his expertise in biohacking and health optimization. His work spans international platforms, TV appearances, and contributions to major documentaries. Highlights: What is 'Biohacktivism’? Shawn's health journey that led to his 'why' Explaining Paraxanthine, TeaCrine, & Dynamine Flow vs. Frazzle: Understanding caffeine metabolism rates Mainstream adoption of Paraxanthine Supplement protocols to prep for a psychedelic journey Supplementation for during and after a psychedelic experience Microdosing, somatic anchors, and ‘echodosing’ Shawn’s lifesaving epiphany through psychedelics Episode Sponsors: KA! Empathogenics Kanna Supplements. Get 10% off with code THIRDWAVE at checkout Soltara Healing Center: Use code TW200 to receive $200 off your next retreat Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: Use code THIRDWAVE for 10% off any order
5/28/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Austin Mao - Psychedelic Sanctuary: Inside a Legal Psilocybin Church

In this episode, Austin Mao, co-founder of the non-profit entheogenic church Ceremonia, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss his profound journey with plant medicines. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-248-austin-mao/ Austin shares about the experiences offered at Ceremonia, including psilocybin and ayahuasca ceremonies, along with thorough preparation and integration work. He describes the unique status of Ceremonia as one of the few legal retreat centers in the USA offering these psychedelic medicines. Austin and Paul explore how psychedelic ceremonies can help one cultivate skills and capacity to better embrace and navigate life’s challenges. The conversation closes as Austin shares his vision for psycho-spiritual healing and guides Paul in a brief version of the group ‘circling’ practice offered at Ceremonia. Austin Mao is an entrepreneur, author, poet, and keynote speaker on the intersection of science and spirituality, psychology and shamanism. He is a co-founder of Ceremonia, a non-profit psychedelic church facilitating change makers and creators through what 96% of alumni share as the most profound experience of their lives. He has guided more than 400 founders including Fortune 500 executives, Silicon Valley Unicorn founders, and major blockchain leaders through their transformation towards living a life of inspired creativity, purpose, and peace. Austin shares a process of “Modern Enlightenment”—a path to Awaken, Heal, and Manifest—that is informed by the most advanced technologies of psychotherapy and neuroscience combined with ancient shamanistic wisdom and spiritual traditions. He shares a range of direct experience with some of the most prominent business leaders of the modern world, helping them harness their inner power to create greater impact through love and inspired creation. Highlights: Austin’s profound initial Ayahuasca experiences Cultivating skills and capacity in ceremony to navigate daily life “Integration begins with preparation” Ceremonia’s legal, non-profit psychedelic church status Ceremonia’s impact on the local community Seeking a trip vs. lasting transformation Austin’s vision for psycho-spiritual healing The practice of circling Conclusion & how to connect with Ceremonia Episode Sponsors: BiOptimizers. Use code THIRDWAVE for 10% off any order New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
5/21/202459 minutes, 41 seconds
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Brian Alman, Ph.D. - “Finding Your Own Best Answers”: Healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences

n this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin delves into the power of the unconscious mind and healing from ACEs with Dr. Brian Alman. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-247-brian-alman-phd/ Dr. Brian Alman explores the profound role of the unconscious mind in healing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). He reveals that unlocking the unconscious can lead to deep healing and growth, shedding light on the impact of ACEs on individuals. Dr. Alman shares his unique approach to therapy integrates conscious, subconscious, and unconscious realms alongside the healing potential of nature. The conversation closes with an introduction to Dr. Alman’s new Enlightn app for personalized assessment and treatment of ACEs. Dr. Brian Alman is the CEO & Founder of True Sage. A passionate facilitator with a Ph.D. in psychology, and author of 14 books, he is one of the world’s leading authorities in wellness and personal growth. Using knowledge of the conscious, subconscious, and Unconscious, he has significantly contributed to psychology, medicine, education, clinical research, wellness, parenting, business, and sports. He was nicknamed “The Doctor of Last Resort” at Kaiser Permanente — the world’s largest nonprofit healthcare provider. By discovering and facilitating the unconscious, inner potential of each person, he has helped hundreds of thousands of people and contributed to making the world a better place. With his inventions, books, training workshops, one-on-one mobile technologies, and online programs, Dr. Alman is now helping people help themselves more than ever before in the fields of weight loss, stress reduction, healing, and healthcare Highlights Finding your own best answers: An introduction to Dr. Alman Understanding the unconscious mind and its healing potential Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact Psychedelics, the unconscious, and healing Dr. Alman's approach for deep healing work The healing power of nature Influential teachers and mentors The Enlightn app Conclusion and gratitude Episode Sponsors: Neurohacker Collective: Use code THIRDWAVE for an additional 15% off Qualia Mind. Soltara Healing Center: Use code TW200 to receive $200 off your next retreat. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
5/13/202458 minutes, 45 seconds
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Myles Katz - The Inside Story of Synthesis: Lessons of a Pioneering Legal Psilocybin Retreat

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin interviews Myles Katz, founder and executive director of Confluence Retreats. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-246-myles-katz/ They delve into the closure of Synthesis, a psilocybin retreat center in Amsterdam co-founded by Myles. From investment decisions to the pandemic’s impact, they discuss the challenges faced and lessons learned. Myles shares his vision for conscious capitalism, introducing Confluence Retreats, a nonprofit psychedelic retreat in Oregon. This conversation sheds light on the evolution of psychedelic businesses amidst external forces like financial markets and the COVID-19 pandemic. Myles's professional journey has spanned three continents. During this time, he has launched and led five VC/Impact-funded startups dedicated to technological innovation, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability. Specializing in early-stage business strategy, Myles has successfully raised nearly $20 million USD for cutting-edge business models. As a co-founder and the Director of Business Development at The Synthesis Institute, Myles spearheaded the development of one of the world's initial legal psychedelic service models. This groundbreaking initiative supported over 1,000 individuals in their mental health journeys until its closure in 2023. His contributions in Oregon have also included significant roles in the state’s landmark psilocybin legalization efforts, serving with the Oregon Psilocybin Training Alliance (OPTA) and on various Rule Advisory Committees for the Oregon Health Authority. Currently, Myles is leading the development of Confluence Retreats, a project under the Hi-U Foundation. This initiative seeks to integrate nature-based, multi-day psilocybin retreat experiences into Oregon’s innovative legal framework, collaborating with indigenous communities to restore ancient healing practices to the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Omnia Group Ashland, one of Oregon's premier licensed psilocybin service centers. Furthermore, Myles is a licensed psilocybin facilitator in Oregon, bringing his extensive expertise to ensure safe and transformative experiences for participants. Highlights: The closure of Synthesis: an overview Synthesis’ growth period and pivoting during COVID Transition to a stewardship model Challenges with the company’s training and retreat programs The impacts of financial markets Introduction to Confluence Retreats Links: Confluence Retreats Website - Full Program Details & More Confluence Retreats & Third Wave - Ambassador Program   Confluence Retreats on Facebook Episode Sponsor: KA! Empathogenics Kanna Supplements.
5/6/202451 minutes, 4 seconds
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Chip Conley - Becoming Modern Elders: From Midlife ‘Crisis’ to ‘Chrysalis’

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes Chip Conley, founder of the Modern Elder Academy, to discuss reframing aging and building regenerative communities. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-245-chip-conley/?ref=250 Chip delves into the importance of aging with gratitude in this conversation and shares his journey of creating a midlife wisdom school. Chip also highlights the value of intergenerational collaboration and its impact during his time at Airbnb. He explores how indigenous wisdom influences the academy's approach and discusses how psychedelics can aid in navigating midlife transitions. Finally, Chip shares his vision for regenerative communities, and shares lessons on the ego and the soul that he gleaned from building a boutique hotel chain. Chip Conley: Chip Conley is on a midlife mission. After disrupting the hospitality industry twice, first as the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second-largest operator of boutique hotels in the U.S., and then as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, leading a worldwide revolution in travel, Conley co-founded MEA (Modern Elder Academy) in January 2018 in Baja California, Mexico. Inspired by his experience of intergenerational mentoring as a ‘modern elder’ at Airbnb, where his guidance was instrumental to the company’s extraordinary transformation from fast-growing start-up to the world’s most valuable hospitality brand, MEA is the world's first ‘midlife wisdom school’ and has a campus opening on a 2,600-acre regenerative horse ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico in April 2024. Dedicated to reframing the concept of aging, MEA supports students to navigate midlife with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility. A New York Times bestselling author, Conley's seventh book "Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age" is about rebranding midlife to help people understand the upside of this often-misunderstood life stage, and gave a 2023 TED talk on the "midlife chrysalis." Highlights: The Origin story of the Modern Elder Academy Chip’s role at Airbnb and the value of intergenerational collaboration The Modern Elder Academy: Reframing Aging, Navigating Transitions, Cultivating Purpose, and Owning Wisdom How indigenous wisdom informs MEA’s approach Generativity & the importance of age diversity From 'can-do-it' hero to 'conduit' coach Burning Man, regeneration, and how psychedelics can help with midlif Building regenerative communities Lessons from building a boutique hotel chain Episode Sponsors: New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. Soltara Healing Center: Use code TW200 to receive $200 off your next retreat. Neurohacker Collective: Use code THIRDWAVE for an additional 15% off Qualia Mind. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
4/30/202457 minutes, 15 seconds
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Alexander Beiner - Navigating Complexity: Psychedelics, AI, & Extended-State DMT

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin is joined by Alexander Beiner for a deep dive into nuanced engagement in the culture wars. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-244-alexander-beiner/ Paul and Alexander examine the importance of sense-making and the role of psychedelics in navigating complex environments. Alexander draws from his interviews with thought leaders like John Vervaeke, Ian McGilchrist, and Nora Bateson, shedding light on the Four E's of cognitive science. He explores how psychedelics can enhance discernment and adaptability in the face of a rapidly changing world. Alexander also shares his experiences with extended state DMT and its impact on his understanding of reality. This conversation delves deeply into the realms of consciousness and reality, offering visionary insights into how psychedelic perspectives can inform and address the intricate challenges facing the world. Alexander Beiner is an author and journalist. He's the author of 'The Bigger Picture: How psychedelics can help us make sense of the world' and an Executive Director of Breaking Convention, Europe's longest-running conference on psychedelic science and culture.   Highlights: The story of Rebel Wisdom and unpacking culture wars John Vervaeke and Iain McGilchrist Adding ‘emotion’ and ‘exaptation’ to 4E Cognition DMT entities and the overview effect Examining the different medicines can occasion unique mystical experiences Idealism and panpsychism The importance of cultivating relational ways of being Envisioning new systems to facilitate responsible psychedelic use Reestablishing a relationship with the land Resources and conclusion   Episode Sponsors: Joyous microdose ketamine. Book your free consultation today! Soltara Healing Center: Use code TW200 to receive $200 off your next retreat. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
4/23/20241 hour, 17 seconds
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Russell Kennedy, M.D. - Comedy, Courage, & Calm: Psychedelics & Anxiety

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes physician Dr. Russell Kennedy, “The Anxiety MD,” to discuss healing the root cause of anxiety, and the role that psychedelics can play. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-243-russell-kennedy-md/ Dr. Kennedy shares his personal journey of healing anxiety stemming from his own childhood adversity. He discusses the connection between the mind and body, the impact of psychedelics on anxiety, and transcending the limiting self-beliefs that physiological states of anxiety can produce. Dr. Kennedy also provides practical practices to connect with the self and overcome anxiety. Offering a neuroscientific overview of anxiety, he emphasizes the importance of changing the alarm sensation in the body to break protective behavioral patterns that may stem from childhood. Additionally, Dr. Kennedy shares his experience with stand-up comedy and its impact on his life. He concludes by discussing his current projects and focus on helping people find relief from anxiety. Dr. Russell Kennedy, also known as "The Anxiety MD," is a visionary physician in the field of anxiety disorders. With a diverse background in medicine, neuroscience, developmental psychology, yoga, meditation, and stand-up comedy, he has redefined the understanding and treatment of anxiety from both scientific and humanistic perspectives. Much of his work is based on overcoming his own lifelong battle with chronic, crippling worry, creating the award winning and best-selling book Anxiety Rx, The Anxiety Rx Podcast, and more recently, MBRX, a step by step mind-body program designed to permanently heal anxiety. Dr. Kennedy is empowering individuals from all over the world to overcome anxiety and embrace a life of calm and fulfilment.   Highlights: How psychedelics and studying childhood trauma informed Dr. Kennedy’s perspective on anxiety A new theory on anxiety The impact of psychedelics on anxiety Why so many people struggle with anxiety Practices to feel more connected and less anxious How to safely bring more awareness to the root causes of anxiety Addressing anxiety stemming from preverbal trauma Developing the courage to feel A physician’s experience as a stand-up comedian Dr. Kennedy's current projects and focuses   Episode Sponsors: Neurohacker Collective: Use code THIRDWAVE for an additional 15% off Qualia Mind. Soltara Healing Center: Use code TW200 to receive $200 off your next retreat.
4/16/202459 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jennifer Tessler - Lotus in Bloom: Meditation, Psychedelics, & Contemplation

In this episode, Jennifer Tessler, Jennifer Tessler, Psychotherapist & Founder of Alalaho, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss contemplative approaches to psychedelic healing. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-242-jennifer-tessler/ Jennifer shares her journey of self-discovery through travel, meditation, and psychedelics. She discusses the integration of Dzogchen and psychedelics, and the benefits of psychedelics in supporting spiritual practices. Jennifer also talks about the founding of Alalaho Retreats and their focus on providing comprehensive retreat experiences for individuals interested in exploring psychedelics and deepening their spiritual practice. Jennifer explains the core practices in the experience retreat, which include meditation, somatic practices, journaling exercises, nature connection exercises, authentic relating, and ecstatic dance. She also emphasizes the importance of long-term integration and incorporating contemplative elements in the retreats. Additionally, Jennifer shares her vision for offering retreats specifically for clinicians and healthcare practitioners to learn how to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapies. She highlights the need for psychedelic facilitators to have personal experience and expertise in navigating the inner realms. Finally, Jennifer emphasizes the integrity and safety of Alalaho as a container for transformative experiences. Jennifer Tessler embarked on an in-depth exploration of reality and the inner workings of the human mind(heart) following a transformative backpacking journey to Asia in her late teens. There, she was introduced to the profound teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and discovered the sacred use of psychedelic medicines for the first time. Over the next 15 years, she devoted herself to the practice of meditation and the study of psychological healing and spiritual growth, spending close to a thousand days in meditation retreat under the close guidance of her Tibetan Buddhist teacher (a renowned Dzogchen master in the Vajrayana school). Her journey also led her to become an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist, blending Eastern wisdom with Western therapeutic approaches. In 2017, Jennifer began facilitating psilocybin-assisted retreats and co-directing the UK Psychedelic Society's Experience Retreats program, Europe's first legal psilocybin-assisted retreat program. This initiative eventually culminated in the founding of Alalaho, a pioneering organization celebrated for its integrity and heart-centered approach. Jennifer's efforts are dedicated to nurturing the unfolding of the infinite vitality, wisdom, and potential that lies at the core of our being — just like the blossoming of a lotus.   Highlights: LSD in the Himalayas and pivotal journeys to Asia Growing up between Paris and London Training as a transpersonal psychotherapist Understanding Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism lineages and practices Dzogchen and psychedelics Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Crazy Wisdom Alalaho Retreats Current Focus of Alalaho Jennifer's greater vision for Alalaho Training for clinicians and healthcare practitioners Connect with Alalaho Retreats   Episode Sponsors: New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
4/9/20241 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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Adrian Lozano - The Heart of Integration: Coaching, Microdosing, & Ethical Group Containers

Adrian Lozano joins host Joseph Anew on The Psychedelic Podcast to discuss psychedelic coaching, integration, and group microdosing. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-241-adrian-lozano/ In this rich conversation, Adrian shares his journey with psychedelics, from anxiety and depression to living from the heart. He emphasizes the importance of regulating the nervous system and overcoming social anxiety. Adrian also highlights the role of integration and self-regulation in the psychedelic experience. Together, Adrian and Joseph explore the benefits of microdosing and breathwork as tools for personal growth and transformation, and how to build trust with psychedelic medicines. Adrian shares how The Coaching Certification Program transformed his professional trajectory. He offers his perspective on the ever-evolving psychedelic field, highlighting the importance of ethics and community. Adrian also introduces his group microdose program, touching on the power of community in psychedelic integration. Adrian Lozano is a plant medicine facilitator and integration coach. He has been working with psychedelic plant medicines for over 7 years. Plant medicine was the catalyst for his healing journey and now holds space for others to do the same. Through education, guidance, and support Adrian promotes the safe use of plant medicine with intention. He leads retreats, facilitates ceremonies, and supports individuals with microdosing and integration.   Highlights: Living with an open heart: Adrian’s psychedelic path Regulating the nervous system The power of the breathwork in psychedelic healing The importance of integration Microdosing and building trust with the medicine The impact of the Coaching Certification Program The transformation of the psychedelic field Ayahuasca vs. psilocybin The role of psychedelics in modern life The value of personal experience in coaching Adrian's group microdose program Where to find Adrian's work   Episode Sponsors: Joyous microdose ketamine. Book your free consultation today! The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
4/1/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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Oz Garcia - Mindset Means Everything: Fasting, Ketamine, & Meditation

Renowned nutritionist Oz Garcia joins host Paul F. Austin to share his journey from artistry to expertise, diving into the transformative power of fasting for health and longevity. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-240-oz-garcia/ Oz shares insights on cultivating the right mindset and humility for a fulfilling life, drawing from personal experiences including ketamine therapy for PTSD and long COVID recovery. Oz and Paul delve into the profound intersections of nutrition, spirituality, and healing, exploring topics from sleep and trauma to the evolutionary advantages of altered consciousness. This conversation is a deep dive into holistic well-being and the integration of ancient wisdom with modern practices. Oz Garcia is recognized as an authority on healthy aging, age reversal, and fortifying the immune system. His client list includes A-List celebrities, Fortune 100 CEOs, and more recently, those dealing with Covid and Post-Covid health issues. Oz Garcia's unique and customized approach to nutrition, functional health, and self-optimization, combined with more than forty years of experience, have made him one of the most recognizable names in the industry. Oz Garcia has lectured worldwide and is known as a trailblazer in the study of nutrition, ensuring quality of life as we age, and learning to survive Covid by creating a strong immune system. Oz is the best selling author of five books: The Food Cure for Kids, The Balance, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever, Redesigning 50, and After Covid. He was twice voted best nutritionist by New York Magazine and is frequently called upon by some of the most respected names in medicine and media for his up -to-the-minute views on nutrition and its role in aging and longevity. Oz has served as a Nutritional Advisor for Equinox Fitness as well as a Wellness Partner at Fairmont Hotel Spa in Century City. Oz has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Travel and Leisure, W Magazine, Forbes and The New York Times. He has also made numerous television appearances, including on NBC's Today Show, CBS's This Morning, ABC's Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, Fox News and The View.   Highlights: Experiences at Mindvalley and A-Fest Exploring the Human Potential Movement From artist to nutritionist Running as a spiritual practice The evolutionary basis of intermittent fasting Oz's journey into fasting and nutrition Understanding fasting types and protocols Mindset is everything The humility of being alive Healing trauma with ketamine and meditation The evolutionary benefits of altered consciousness The transformative power of illness   Episode Sponsors: Neurohacker Collective: Use code THIRDWAVE for an additional 15% off Qualia Mind. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
3/26/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bob Parsons - From Battlefield to Boardroom: A Billionaire’s Story of Trauma, Resilience, & Healing

In this episode, Paul F. Austin is joined by entrepreneur Bob Parsons for a candid dive into his journey healing war trauma with psychedelics. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-239-bob-parsons/ Bob Parsons, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, shares his journey from failing the fifth grade to becoming a billionaire. He discusses his challenges in school and how the Marine Corps helped him develop discipline and a sense of accomplishment. Parsons also opens up about his psychedelic experiences to heal war trauma and the profound impact they had on his life.  Bob shares about the ongoing psychedelic research he supports through his philanthropic foundation and concludes by discussing his new book, Fire in the Hole, which candidly explores his life and experiences.  This conversation touches on the transformative power of psychedelics to foster deep healing and catalyze significant life changes.  Highlights: Failing the fifth grade and challenges in early life Enlisting in the marine corps and serving in Vietnam Returning home as a Vietnam War vet Transition to entrepreneurship Finding psychedelics to treat war trauma Philanthropic efforts in the psychedelic space Bob’s new book, “Fire in the Hole!”   Bob Parsons: Bob Parsons, best-known as the founder of GoDaddy, is widely recognized for his entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts. Currently, Bob is the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide. Bob is a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He attended college at the University of Baltimore on the G.I. Bill and graduated magna cum laude. His alma mater presented him with an honorary doctorate in 2008 and named him Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2010. In 2012, Bob founded YAM Worldwide,  which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of motorcycles, golf, real estate, finance, marketing, innovation and philanthropy. Over the years, three of Bob’s entrepreneurial ventures—Parsons Technology, GoDaddy, and now PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) have been recognized by Inc Magazine as being among America’s fastest growing privately-held companies. Along with Renee, his wife and PXG President of Apparel, Bob started The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in 2012 to reach marginalized populations and causes often underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. The Foundation provides transformational grants to nonprofit organizations successfully working in the areas of homelessness, medical care, LGBTQ youth, education and the needs of wounded veterans and military families.   Links: Bob's website Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation Bob on Instagram   Bob's book, Fire In The Hole!   Episode Sponsors: New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off.
3/18/202456 minutes, 56 seconds
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Drs. Katie and Gay Hendricks - A Journey of Commitment: Authenticity, Love, & Relational Transformation

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, renowned authors Gay & Katie Hendricks join host Paul F. Austin to share their insights on conscious loving and the impact of MDMA on relationships. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-238-drs-katie-and-gay-hendricks Katie and Gay discuss their own journey of meeting and committing to each other, as well as the principles they teach in their work. They reflect on their early use of MDMA to facilitate a deeper connection and self-discovery in relationships. The conversation also explores their work with executives, the importance of commitment and authenticity, and how to balance personal and professional relationships. Through unpacking their journey together, Katie and Gay reveal the power of turning concepts into experiential practices. They share their current and future projects, including Gay’s newest book “Your Big Leap Year.” Gay Hendricks and Kathlyn Hendricks have been pioneers in the fields of body intelligence and relationship transformation for more than forty years. They’ve mastered ways to translate powerful concepts and life skills into experiential processes where people can discover their own body intelligence and easily integrate life-changing skills. Katie and Gay have empowered hundreds of coaches around the world to add a body intelligence perspective to enhance fields from medicine to sports psychology, education, and personal growth. Together and singly they have authored more than forty books, including such bestsellers as Conscious Loving, The Big Leap, Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationships at Midlife and Beyond, and The Genius Zone. They have appeared on more than 500 television and radio programs, including Oprah, 48 Hours and others.
3/11/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cat Meyer, Psy.D., LMFT - Expanding Eros: Exploring the Multi-Dimensionality of Sex

In this conversation, Paul F. Austin and Dr. Cat Meyer discuss the expansive nature of sex and the importance of redefining it. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-237-cat-meyer-psyd-lmft They explore the role of microdosing in enhancing vitality and connection, as well as the need for discernment and consent in relationships. Dr. Cat also provides a primer to play parties and offers advice on navigating new experiences safely and intentionally. Dr. Cat Meyer, PsyD, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex, trauma, and ketamine-assisted therapy, author, yoga teacher, and international speaker dedicated to evolving the relationship we have surrounding sexuality and our bodies. She is the host of the podcast Sex Love Psychedelics and the founder of SexLoveYoga.com, an online platform for education and programs on relationships, sexuality, and embodiment. Highlights: Expanding the definition of sex Lessons from combining sex and psychedelics Microdosing and sexual vitality Vetting partners and building trust Understanding play parties Embodied consent Resources on polyamory, tantra, and BDSM   Links: Dr. Cat’s website: https://www.sexloveyoga.com/ Dr. Cat on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sexloveyoga/ Dr. Cat’s book, “sex love yoga”: https://amzn.to/4bF0p3T   These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links.   Episode Sponsors: Neurohacker Collective: Use code THIRDWAVE for an additional 15% off Qualia Mind. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
3/4/202452 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dillan DiNardo - Designing States of Consciousness: Unique Approaches to Psychedelic Drug Development

Dillan DiNardo, CEO of Mindstate Design Labs, joins Paul F. Austin in exploring the use of AI to design human states of consciousness. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-236-dillan-dinardo/ Dillan shares his background growing up in a religious community and his journey into psychedelics. He discusses the origin story of Mindstate Design Labs, and the role of language and AI in understanding altered states of consciousness. Dillan also talks about his experience suing the DEA and winning, advocating for the research of psychoactive substances. In this conversation, Dillan sheds light on unique approaches to psychedelic drug development. He envisions “expanding the psychedelic world” to design states of consciousness never before imagined—with therapeutic potential. Dillan DiNardo is the CEO of Mindstate Design Labs, a next-generation psychedelic biotech company designing novel altered states of consciousness for mental health therapeutics. The company's mission is to map the biological basis of the varieties of psychedelic experience, enabling the precision design of novel altered states and a deeper understanding of the biological basis of consciousness. Mindstate Design Labs' backers include Y Combinator and founders of OpenAI, Neuralink, AngelList, Coinbase, Instacart, and Twitch. Prior to Mindstate Design Labs, Dillan worked in a $1 billion venture fund, executing and managing biopharma, medical device, and health tech investments ranging from pre-seed to publicly traded companies.   Highlights: Dillan’s journey from fundamentalist religious upbringing to finding psychedelics Sasha and Ann Shulgin, Tom Ray, and the origin story of Mindstate Design Labs Joining startup accelerator Y Combinator Intentionally designing states of consciousness The role of language and AI in altered states of consciousness Suing the DEA and winning   Links: Mindstate Design Labs: https://www.mindstate.design/ Dillan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillandinardo   Episode Sponsors: New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. Joyous microdose ketamine. Book your free consultation today!
2/26/20241 hour, 11 seconds
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Vanessa Crites - Sobriety of the Soul: Safe & Intentional Psychedelic Use in Recovery

Vanessa Crites, founder of Sobriety of the Soul, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss the intersection of recovery and psychedelics. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-235-vanessa-crites/ Vanessa shares her personal journey of recovery and how she became interested in psychedelic medicine. She explores the intersection of recovery and psychedelics, highlighting the spiritual principles of the 12-step program and the history of psychedelics in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Vanessa unpacks her educational program, Sobriety of the Soul, which provides resources and support for individuals in recovery interested in working with psychedelics. She discusses the unique challenges faced by people in recovery, and the need to normalize the conversation around psychedelics within that group. She also emphasizes the importance of discernment when it comes to the intentional and responsible application of psychedelics in recovery. Vanessa closes with resources and recommendations and shares her vision of sobriety of the soul as the next frontier for those in recovery. Vanessa Crites Vanessa Crites is a recovery strategist and educator dedicated to the thoughtful integration of psychedelics into sober living. She guides individuals towards profound healing and personal growth through mentorship and her flagship program Sobriety of the Soul. Drawing from a wealth of professional experience and personal recovery since 2005, Vanessa blends the rigor of evidence-based practices with the depth of spiritual wisdom to offer a safe and responsible pathway for those in recovery. Rooted in 12-Step principles, Vanessa’s approach bridges the gaps between traditional recovery models and the expansive potential of psychedelics, delivering a holistic understanding that encompasses spiritual, emotional, and psychological well-being. She is devoted to debunking misconceptions while championing harm reduction, prioritizing both personal and public well-being. Through her work, Vanessa illuminates a path beyond the confines of traditional sobriety approaches, guiding those in active recovery towards the empowerment of an awakened, authentic existence—what she calls “Soulful Sobriety.”   Highlights: Vanessa’s recovery journey and path to psychedelics The spiritual and psychedelic origins of AA and the 12 Steps of Recovery How Bill Wilson’s LSD experiences impacted his recovery Vanessa’s journey incorporating psychedelics into her recovery Sobriety of the Soul’s origin story and programming Synthetic vs. plant medicines for recovery The discernment needed to avoid reliance on psychedelic experiences Normalizing conversations about psychedelics in addiction recovery communities Resources for psychedelics and recovery   Links: Sobriety of the Soul: https://sobrietyofthesoul.com/join-sos961348?am_id=paul179 Vanessa’s free Recovery-Informed Microdose Guide: https://bit.ly/45FgylL Bill Wilson’s article, “The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety”: https://silkworth.net/alcoholics-anonymous/the-next-frontier-emotional-sobriety/   Episode Sponsors: Joyous microdose ketamine. Book your free consultation today! The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
2/19/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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Eric Kaufmann - Beyond Ego Myopia: Shifting Culture through Conscious Business

Join Paul F. Austin for an interesting weaving of meditation, psychedelics, and conscious leadership, with renowned executive coach Eric Kaufmann. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-234-eric-kaufmann/ This intimate conversation was recorded live from Eric’s “meditation temple” built beside his house in Southern California. Eric shares his journey from being kicked out of college to finding meditation and his early adventures integrating psychedelics into his meditation practice. He reveals his insights from a year-long meditation retreat and emphasizes the growing need to bring humanity and spirituality to business. Eric lays out his two books and their roadmaps to conscious leadership. Finally, the two explore how psychedelics can be integrated into coaching to help leaders transcend “ego myopia,” which Eric sees as the biggest barrier to executive effectiveness and conscious leadership. Eric Kaufmann: Eric Kaufmann combines an unrelenting commitment to results with an unyielding regard for spirit. He is the product of forty years of Zen practice seamlessly woven into three decades of business leadership, both as a corporate leader and advisor to leaders. Eric is an appointed Thought Leader at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching. He designed and taught the Coaching for Professionals program at San Diego State University, and has presented at TEDx. Author of The Four Virtues of a Leader and Leadership Breakdown, Eric is laser focused on teaching executives and leaders how to raise their game as human-centered leaders with bottom line accountability. Eric’s teaching and guidance to clients such as Dr. Bronner’s, Verizon, ASML, Sunpower, Circle, SDG&E, Alcon, and Facebook, weaves in tried-and-true wisdom gleaned from more than 15,000 hours as an executive guide. Eric has lived and worked on three continents, and managed and led at Fortune 100 firms. In addition to his degree in business, he is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Scuba diving Instructor. In his previous life, he lived off the grid in a mountain cabin he built by himself. Eric is married for 25 years and is the blessed father of two remarkable young women who know how to navigate the Matrix.   Highlights: Finding spiritual communion through meditation From being kicked out of college to finding meditation Eric’s early adventures integrating psychedelics into his meditation practice Revelations from a year-long meditation retreat Turning home and work life into spiritual practices The growing need to bring humanity and spirituality to business Cultivating community outside the workplace How conscious business practices can shape culture Unpacking the four virtues of a leader Transcending ‘Ego Myopia’ to conscious leadership Integrating psychedelic experiences through coaching Eric’s vision for creating more conscious leaders Learn more about Eric’s books   Links: Eric’s website: http://www.sagatica.com/ Eric on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eric.kaufmann/ Eric on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erickaufmann7   Episode Sponsors: Neurohacker Collective: Use code THIRDWAVE for an additional 15% off Qualia Senolytic. New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
2/13/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dave Asprey - Elevating Human Consciousness: Psychedelics, Neurofeedback, & Biohacking Wisdom

Paul F. Austin is joined by Dave Asprey, the “father of biohacking” and creator of Bulletproof Coffee. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-233-dave-asprey/ Dave shares his journey from discovering yak butter tea in the Himalayas to revolutionizing biohacking. He unravels the intersection of biohacking and psychedelics, highlighting the potential benefits and risks of substances like ayahuasca. Then, Dave unpacks his 40 Years of Zen program, its unique neurofeedback approach, and the nuanced differences between neurofeedback and psychedelics. Finally, Dave shares his vision for the evolution of humanity, emphasizing biohacking, consciousness, and reclaiming sovereignty. Dave Asprey: Dave Asprey is an award-winning entrepreneur and tech innovator known around the world as "The Father of Biohacking." He's a multi-New York Times and national bestselling author of Game Changers, Head Strong, The Bulletproof Diet, and Smarter Not Harder, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, and the host of the Webby Award-winning #1 rated health show, The Human Upgrade Podcast (formerly Bulletproof Radio). Dave is the founder and CEO of Upgrade Labs, the first franchise of biohacking gyms, and Danger Coffee, his mineralized, mold-free coffee. Over the last two decades Dave has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave has personally spent over $2 million taking control of his own biology, pushing the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science evolution and revolution. The creator of the Bulletproof diet and innovator of Bulletproof Coffee, Collagen Protein supplements, and many more advances in commercial wellness products, Dave’s mission is to empower the entire globe with information and knowledge that unlocks the Super Human in everyone at any age. The proof of these advancements are better sleep, energy, and expanded capacity for all. Highlights: Discovering yak butter tea in the Himalayas The power of coffee and nicotine The journey of Bulletproof Coffee Taking control of your biology through biohacking Exploring altered states, from psychedelics to neurofeedback The importance of psychedelic integration The nexus of biohacking and psychedelics Cautions around Ayahuasca and other psychedelics Cultivating the ‘skills’ of forgiveness and gratitude 40 Years of Zen and neurofeedback Dave’s vision for his own longevity and current projects Shifting from victimhood to sovereignty Final thoughts and recommendations   Links: Dave’s website https://daveasprey.com/ Dave on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave.asprey/ Dave on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Daveaspreyofficial/ 40 Years of Zen: https://40yearsofzen.com/ Danger Coffee: https://dangercoffee.com/   Episode Sponsors: New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. Joyous microdose ketamine. Book your free consultation today! The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
2/6/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sunny Strasburg, LMFT - The Theradelic Approach: IFS, EMDR, & Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Paul F. Austin welcomes Sunny Strasburg, LMFT, to discuss utilizing IFS & psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy through the Theradelic Approach. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-232-sunny-strasburg-lmft/ Sunny discusses her multidisciplinary background and how she came to develop her unique therapeutic approach. She incorporates various modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Gottman Method in her work. Sunny emphasizes the importance of personal psychedelic experience for therapists and the need for ethical and well-trained practitioners in the field. She also shares her vision for the future and the challenges of scaling psychedelic therapy while maintaining integrity and respect for the mystery of the psychedelic experience. Sunny Strasburg discusses the Theradelic Approach, which combines Internal Family Systems therapy and psychedelic-assisted therapy. She explains how working with internal parts can lead to self-compassion and coherence. Sunny also shares her experience facilitating Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy retreats with IFS founder Dick Schwartz, and how they help leaders in various industries lead with self-energy. The conversation then delves into the importance of ethics in artificial intelligence and the potential impact of psychedelics on the AI space. Sunny reflects on the lessons she has learned from plant medicine and emphasizes the importance of being in service and awe.   Sunny Strasburg, LMFT: Sunny Strasburg, LMFT plays a multifaceted role in the fields of psychology and psychedelic therapy, encompassing education, consultation, authorship, and licensed psychotherapy. Her notable literary achievement, "The Theradelic Approach: Psychedelic Therapy: Perspective, Preparation, and Practice," features a foreword by Dr. Richard Schwartz, the creator of the Internal Family Systems model. Through this work, Mrs. Strasburg distills insights drawn from her experiences as an educator, entrepreneur, and psychotherapist. Sunny's professional journey encompasses proficiency in Internal Family Systems and archetypal psychology, alongside certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute and the California Institute of Integral Studies, Mrs. Strasburg holds additional certifications in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research, with specialized knowledge and training in Ketamine, MDMA, and Psilocybin Assisted Psychotherapies. Sunny is the originator and lead educator of The Theradelic Approach, a model of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Her collaboration with Dr. Richard Schwartz and other prominent figures has led to impactful trainings and immersive retreats. Converging the domains of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Jungian psychology, Mrs. Strasburg has formulated innovative principles and methodologies that elevate therapeutic practices and the conscientious use of psychedelics within clinical frameworks. Sunny's expertise finds expression in prominent conferences like The Psychedelic Summit 2023, Psychedelic Science 2023, SXSW 2023, and the 2023 Expanded States of Consciousness Worldwide Summit. Moreover, her contributions extend to engagements with the 2021 EMDRIA Worldwide Virtual Conference, and her involvement spans diverse platforms, including The Theradelic Approach training, Three Cups Psychedelics, Journey Clinical, Inbodied Training, EMDRIA UK, and the Boston Trauma Conference.   Highlights: Introduction and background Exploring IFS, EMDR, the Gottman Method, & the Theradelic Approach Addressing gaps in psychedelic therapy training The importance of personal psychedelic experience for therapists Understanding trauma mapping Dosage and frequency in ketamine-assisted therapy Working with internal parts using IFS ketamine-assisted psychotherapy retreats for leaders Psychedelics, AI, and ethics Lessons from plant medicine Being in service and awe Resources and trainings   Links: Sunny’s website: https://sunnystrasburgtherapy.com/    Sunny’s book, “The Theradelic Approach”: https://thetheradelicapproach.com/ Sunny’s retreats: https://www.sunnystrasburgretreats.com/   Episode Sponsors: Joyous microdose ketamine. Book your free consultation today! The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
1/30/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bryan Johnson - Blueprint for Longevity: Mapping the Psychedelic Brain & Effective Daily Practices

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, host Paul F. Austin is joined by founder & CEO of Blueprint and the "world's most measured human." Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-231-bryan-johnson/ Delve into Bryan's journey from depression to a zest for life, and his extensive approach to longevity and health optimization. Brian shares his approach to longevity and health optimization. He reveals the philosophy behind Blueprint, a system of intelligence that uses scientific evidence and algorithms to manage health and wellness. He explains the concept behind Kernel, a brain mapping technology, and its relationship to psychedelic work. Additionally, Brian offers tips on the daily health practices, highlighting the importance of sleep. This enlightening conversation imagines the future of longevity, exploring the balance of intelligence and compassion—and provides actionable habits for improving health and lifespan. Bryan Johnson: Bryan Johnson is the world's most measured human. Johnson sold his company, Braintree Venmo, to PayPal for $800m in 2013. Through his Project Blueprint, Johnson has achieved metabolic health equal to the top 1.5% of 18 year olds, inflammation 66% lower than the average 10 year old, and reduced his speed of aging by the equivalent of 31 years. Johnson freely shares his protocols and data publicly for everyone to use. Project Blueprint, is an endeavor to achieve humanity and earth scale cooperation starting within Self. In 2023, Johnson launched Rejuvenation Olympics, a leaderboard assessing one's speed of aging using DNA methylation. Of the 1,750 people who have been using this state-of-the-art aging algorithm to track their progress longitudinally, Johnson ranks #1 in speed of age reduction. Johnson is also the founder & CEO of Kernel, creator of the world’s first mainstream non-invasive neuroimaging system; and OS Fund, where he invested $100M in the predictable engineering of atoms, molecules, and organisms into companies now collectively valued over $6B. He is an outdoor adventure enthusiast, pilot, and author of children’s books, Code 7 and The Proto Project.   Highlights: The philosophy behind Blueprint’s longevity work. Bryan’s journey from depression to a thirst for life. Kernel neuroimaging. Mapping the brain on psychedelics. Blueprint and effective, actionable daily practices. Sleep as a priority. Follistatin gene therapy and mesenchymal stem cells. Penis rejuvenation. The Future of Longevity.   Links: Bryan’s website: https://protocol.bryanjohnson.com/ Bryan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bryanjohnson_/?hl=en Bryan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@BryanJohnson Bryan on LinkedIn: https://twitter.com/bryan_johnson The Myth of Sisyphus: https://amzn.to/48VccZP (podcast) Precision-Performance Medicine: Longevity, Holistic Health, & Optimization - Daniel Stickler, M.D.: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-195-daniel-stickler-md/ (podcast) The Longevity Mindset: A Mind-Body Roadmap to Healthy Aging - Dr. Halland, M.D.: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-227-dr-halland-md/   Episode Sponsors: Neurohacker Collective: Use code THIRDWAVE for an additional 15% off Qualia Senolytic. New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
1/22/20241 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Phoenix White - Ceremonial Magic: The Art of Curating Psychedelic Experiences

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin sits down with Phoenix White, founder of The Sacred Celestial. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-230-phoenix-white/ Recorded in-person at the 2023 Wonderland Conference in Miami, their conversation explores the art of curating transformational psychedelic ceremonies. From postpartum mental health to creating safe, transformative, and memorable psychedelic containers, Phoenix delves into her journey, including two brain surgeries and her book, "Redefining Strong." Join Phoenix as she unravels her own psychedelic insights on love, parenting, community, and self-actualization. Phoenix White: Phoenix White is revolutionizing the boundaries of mental health as a pioneering force in the realm of transformative healing, driven by an unapologetic dedication to fostering profound personal growth & self-exploration. She has mastered the art of merging spirituality, science, & radically curating immersive multi-sensory healing experiences. Her ‘Sacred Celestial Ceremony’ was nominated for the Retreat of the Year Award at the 2023 Wonderland Conference. As a visionary and woman of color, Phoenix has triumphed over immense adversity, surviving two brain surgeries and overcoming the challenges of abuse, trauma and homelessness while raising a child as a single mother. Phoenix embodies the true spirit of what it means to rise from the ashes. Her journey has transformed her into a potent healer and a compelling voice in communities worldwide. Phoenix is the founder of The Sacred Celestial, which has catapulted her into becoming a global leader in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy through groundbreaking work in ceremonial psychedelics. She is also the best-selling author of Redefining Strong: A Journey to Finding Yourself, True Healing, and Spiritual Recalibration—a riveting story of self-discovery, sacrifice, and healing. Highlights: The overlooked importance of postpartum mental health. Psychedelics and breastfeeding. Phoenix’s private and group ceremonies with psilocybin. Curating impactful ceremonial psychedelic experiences. Phoenix’s two brain surgeries and her book, “Redefining Strong.” Psychedelic lessons on self-confidence, love, and parenting. On creating community around psychedelics. How to learn more about Phoenix’s retreats and ceremonies.   Episode Sponsors: New Brew’s non-alcoholic kratom and kava seltzers. Use code THIRDWAVE25 for 25% off. Joyous microdose ketamine. The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
1/15/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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Joe Moore - Navigating Psychedelic Business Realities: Insights & Lessons

In this illuminating episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Joe Moore, the CEO of Psychedelics Today. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-229-joe-moore/ Recorded in-person at the 2023 reMind conference in Las Vegas, this conversation delves into the profound lessons and insights gained from navigating the unique challenges of the psychedelic space. Paul and Joe unpack the often-overlooked necessity of incorporating best business practices into psychedelic companies and explore the critical components of effective psychedelic training or coaching programs. Join Paul and Joe as they break down their respective programs—the Psychedelic Coaching Institute’s Coaching Certification Program and Vital Psychedelic Training—and compare the content and approach of each. Together, Paul and Joe share their hard-earned lessons from running psychedelic businesses, discuss the pros and cons of relying on investments in the psychedelic space, and ponder the potential future of the psychedelic landscape amidst legal shifts and evolving healthcare models. This conversation provides an insightful and balanced exploration into the heart of the psychedelic renaissance. Joe Moore: Joe Moore co-founded Psychedelics Today in 2016 with his business partner Kyle Buller. As CEO, Joe has created one of the world's best known psychedelic podcasts, blogs and training platforms. Joe combines more than twenty years of avid research and training in psychedelics with twenty years of experience in software and multinational project management. Joe has led countless transpersonal breathwork workshops and is a much sought-after international speaker on the intersecting subjects of psychedelic medicine and healing, breathwork, drug policy, medical innovation, international justice and environmentalism. Highlights: Joe and Paul’s journeys starting businesses early on in the latest psychedelic renaissance. The pros and cons of relying on investments in the psychedelic space. Paul unpacks The Psychedelic Coaching Institute’s Coaching Certification Program. Joe shares the origin and evolution of Vital Psychedelic Training. How Vital approaches Scholarships. Joe and Paul’s hard-earned lessons from running psychedelic businesses. Considering decrim, access, legalization, and healthcare models for psychedelics. How to learn more about the programs by Third Wave and Psychedelics Today.   Key Links: Psychedelics Today: https://psychedelicstoday.com    Vital Psychedelic Training: https://www.vitalpsychedelictraining.com    Psychedelics Today on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychedelicstoday/    Vital Psychedelic Training on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitalpsychedelic/    Episode Sponsors: Joyous microdose ketamine The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
1/8/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ryan Duey - Psychedelics & Cold Plunging: Generating Resilience Through Hormetic Stress

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin welcomes Ryan Duey, Co-Founder of Plunge, to discuss the nexus of cold exposure & psychedelics. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-228-ryan-duey/ Ryan shares his extraordinary journey—from a life-altering motorcycle accident in Thailand to transformative encounters with Ayahuasca in the Amazon. He also discusses the benefits of cold plunging and its role in supporting mental and physical well-being. Ryan highlights the parallels between cold plunging and psychedelics, emphasizing the importance of surrender and breathwork in both practices. He then describes how to get the most out of cold plunging and sauna. The conversation covers Ryan’s life-altering experiences, his surprising growth and success, and his mission to “make resilience mainstream.” Ryan Duey: Ryan Duey was born and raised in Northern California. He attended Cal Poly University where he spent a semester abroad in Barcelona. The experience was so impactful that after graduation, Ryan returned to Spain and spent the next two years living and working in Madrid. After Madrid, Ryan returned to the states and began working in the front office of the San Jose Earthquakes. Soon after, Ryan had what he calls his “greatest gift”: a head-on motorcycle accident in Thailand. This near death experience catapulted Ryan into a journey of self-inquiry, leading him to the jungles of the Amazon, the inside of a float tank, and a commitment to entrepreneurship in the Health and Wellness industry. While building Capitol Floats, Sacramento's Premier Float Center, Ryan traveled to Reboot Float Spa in the Bay Area with the hopes of meeting the owner, Mike Garrett. The two quickly became friends and business confidants, going on to co-found Plunge. Ryan is offering listeners $150 off the purchase of Plunge and Sauna products. Head to Plunge.com and use code THIRDWAVE150.   Highlights: Ryan’s transformative experiences with Ayahuasca. Drawing similarities between float tanks and ayahuasca ceremonies. Ryan’s journey opening float tank centers. The core benefits of cold plunging. Helpful tips for approaching both cold plunging and psychedelics. Cold plunging for psychedelic preparation and integration. Reflecting on the growth of Plunge. Incorporating sauna into a cold plunging routine. Plunge’s exciting products and developments for the future.   Links: Plunge: https://plunge.com/discount/THIRDWAVE150 Plunge on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plunge/?hl=en   Episode Sponsors: Join Paul F. Austin for Third Wave’s 45-Day Microdosing Challenge, a guided journey into personal growth, creativity, and purpose starting on Jan. 22, 2024. Psyched Wellness - Use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off.
1/3/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dr. Halland, M.D. - The Longevity Mindset: A Mind-Body Roadmap to Healthy Aging

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin welcomes Dr. Halland Chen, a Double Board Certified physician at the forefront of integrative medicine. Recorded live at the 2023 Wonderland Conference in Miami, this insightful conversation is a dive into the realm of longevity and optimal living. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-227-dr-halland-md/ Dr. Halland shares his transition from traditional to functional medicine, emphasizing the power of psychedelics in promoting mental health for longevity and a growth mindset. Explore the world of NAD+ supplementation and its role in the quest for a longer, healthier life. Delve into the use of psychedelics in pain management and uncover Dr. Halland's personalized medicine program, designed to optimize wellness and longevity through regenerative medicine and biohacking. Paul and Dr. Halland touch on the potential of artificial intelligence in shaping personalized medicine and consider the fascinating realms of peptides and biohacking. Learn about Dr. Halland’s protocols for heavy metal detoxing and his thoughts on the nuanced difference between extending health span and mere lifespan. This conversation unravels the importance of mindset and intuition in pursuing healthy aging, exploring a holistic approach to peak performance, life extension, and overall well-being.   Dr. Halland, M.D.: Dr. Halland Chen, MD is a Double Board Certified physician specializing in ways to help people heal faster and feel better. Dr. Halland has been featured on HBO, Forbes, and Elle and is an expert in longevity, NAD, stem cells, anti-aging and non-surgical options for pain relief and repairing injuries. He is focused on peak performance, life extension and optimizing wellness by reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system and cellular detoxification by using Regenerative Medicine, Biohacking, and natural supplements. He applies his unique techniques and specialized testing for patients to address sports injuries, pain management conditions, longevity optimization and for high performance clients. Dr. Halland attended the University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medicine and graduated with Honors in Research Distinction. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and further specialized in Interventional Pain Management at Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Fellowship program in New York City. He is Double Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. When he’s not tending to patients or taking part in research studies, Dr. Halland can be found at health-focused speaking events or traveling across the globe doing research projects and collaborating with colleagues on modern medicine practices. Highlights: Dr. Halland’s journey from traditional to functional medicine. The relationship between NAD+ supplementation, mitochondrial health, & longevity. Psychedelics’ potential to help foster a growth mindset that promotes longevity. How psychedelics challenge conventional approaches to pain management. Dr. Halland’s personalized medicine program for health optimization and longevity. Considering AI’s role in personalized medicine. Peptides and biohacking. Heavy metal detox protocols. Healthspan vs. lifespan. The importance of mindset and intuition when it comes to healthy aging and living.   Links: Dr. Halland’s website: https://www.drhalland.com/    Dr. Halland on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drhalland/?hl=en    Dr. Halland on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/halland    Dr. Halland on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drhalland    (podcast) 207. Christian Angermayer - Democratizing Psychedelics: From Ancient Rituals to Modern Medicalization: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-207-christian-angermayer/    (podcast) 195. Precision-Performance Medicine: Longevity, Holistic Health, & Optimization: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-195-daniel-stickler-md/   Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Magic Mind - Enjoy up to 56% off when applied to a 10-day subscription.
12/25/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Hamilton Morris - Beyond the Mainstream: Insights from Psychedelic Chemistry, Culture, & Consciousness

In this episode, Paul F. Austin is joined by Hamilton Morris to explore bufotenin, psilomethoxin, and the nuances of psychedelic journalism. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-226-hamilton-morris/ Recorded live at the 2023 Wonderland Conference in Miami, their conversation first explores both the science and historical perspective of lesser-mentioned compounds like bufotenine. Hamilton then shares his profound insights drawn from directing the acclaimed Vice TV docuseries Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, as well as his work as a psychedelic chemist. Together, Paul and Hamilton navigate the rich history, chemistry, and cultural impacts of various psychoactive drugs, touching on the wisdom from legends including Alexander Shulgin, Terrence McKenna, and more.   Highlights: The history of psilomethoxin and Hamilton’s own experience with it. The limitations of reductionist approaches to understanding psychedelics. Exploring the well-documented history of bufotenine and its subjective effects. Hamilton’s takeaways from working on Hamilton's Pharmacopeia. Hamilton on maintaining a balanced perspective in psychedelic journalism.   Links: Hamilton’s podcast: https://www.patreon.com/HamiltonMorris Hamilton on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hamiltonmorris/?hl=en Hamilton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hamiltonmorris?lang=en   Episode Sponsors: Magi Ancestral Supplements - Use coupon code TW10. Psyched Wellness - Use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Magic Mind - Enjoy up to 56% off when applied to a 10-day subscription.
12/18/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ryan Latreille - Kanna Unveiled: Microdosing, Formulations, & Therapeutic Potential

Ryan Latreille, Founder of Kanna Extract & Hearthstone Collective, joins Paul F. Austin for a fascinating journey through the world of kanna. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here:  https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-225-ryan-latreille/ Ryan unravels the secrets of kanna’s alkaloids that lend to its unique effects on mood and energy. From historical cosmologies to modern applications, Ryan and Paul explore the common pairings with kanna, from cannabis to psilocybin. Lastly, Ryan sheds his expertise on sourcing the safest, most effective, and ethical kanna possible. This episode explores the intersection of culture, spirituality, and human transformation through the lens of kanna's potent effects. Ryan Latreille: Ryan Latreille founded Kanna Extract Co., Hearthstone Collective, and Flow Labs. With over a decade of expertise in mushrooms and plant medicines, he’s dedicated to offering solutions that support mental and emotional well-being. From providing premium kanna extracts to designing innovative nutraceutical products, Ryan is helping shape the psychedelic and wellness industries with ethically sourced, high-quality botanicals. Highlights: Ryan’s path with kanna microdosing that led him to create Hearthstone Collective. Zembrin’s research into Kanna’s therapeutic potential.  Microdosing kanna: benefits and risks. Kanna cosmologies: historical uses in the Khoi and San tribes. Why the cultivation and lab testing of kanna is so crucial. Unpacking the subjective effects of Kanna’s alkaloids. Known Kanna combinations: Cannabis, psilocybin, & more.   Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. BiOptimizers - Get 10% off Magnesium Breakthrough Learn more about our flagship 10-month training program for coaches who want to integrate psychedelic modalities into their practice: https://thethirdwave.co/ccp
12/11/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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Will Rezin - The Quest for Aliveness: Somatics, Psychedelics, & Trauma Healing

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin welcomes Will Rezin, mystic, philosopher, and coach, to explore the worlds of psychedelics, somatics, and trauma healing. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-224-will-rezin/ Dive into Will's profound healing path, shaped by ayahuasca in Peru. Together, Will and Paul go beyond the conventional body-mind separation, drawing on key approaches to healing common to both somatics and psychedelics. Their conversation envisions a trauma-free future that extends beyond personal healing to embrace relational, societal, and environmental transformations. Will Rezin: Will Rezin is a mystic and somatic teacher. He is a leading expert in the field of personal development with a focus on trauma education and somatics. Will has a unique approach that combines somatic practices, early developmental movement theory, esoteric philosophy and trauma theory with traditional coaching methods. He's the co-founder of Trauma and Somatics where he trains practitioners to become trauma-informed, and the co-founder of The Truth Foundation where he and his co-founder, David Gonzalez, are on a mission to End Trauma. Over the past 18 years, Will has immersed himself in studying human development through the lens of culture, psychology, biology, physiology, mysticism, myth and behavioral change. He is trained in Somatic Experiencing®, Core Energy Leadership Coaching, Early Developmental Trauma, Karmic Astrology, Jungian Archetypal Psychology, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Amazonian Shamanism and much more. Will integrates many therapeutic models into his work with clients and his teaching with students.   Highlights: Exploring the work of Dr. Peter A. Levine. Will’s psychedelic healing path and ayahuasca experiences in Peru: Beyond the body-mind separation: unpacking somatics. Essence vs. Personality: integrating intuition and wisdom. Modulation and titration: keys to healing in somatics and psychedelics. Will’s mission to eradicate trauma in the world. Envisioning AI’s role in healing trauma. Beyond personal healing: relational, societal, and environmental transformation.   Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Magic Mind - Enjoy up to 56% off when applied to a 10-day subscription  
12/4/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rosalind Watts, Ph.D. - Healing the Earth, Healing the Self: Psychedelics as Catalysts for Planetary Wellbeing

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin welcomes the esteemed Dr. Rosalind Watts, clinical psychologist and founder of ACER Integration, to discuss the power of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-223-rosalind-watts-phd/ Dr. Watts shares about the powerful transformation she witnessed in clinical trial participants for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. She also reveals the research and insights that led her to create the global online integration community ACER Integration. Together, Paul and Dr. Watts explore the potential of psychedelics to help restore environmental health and usher new paradigms of growth and healing. Rosalind Watts, Ph.D.: Dr. Rosalind Watts is a clinical psychologist and the founder of ACER Integration. As the former clinical lead on the psilocybin for depression trial at Imperial College London, Dr. Watts led a clinical team that facilitated over a hundred psilocybin treatment sessions. Having recognized that safe and effective use of psychedelics requires substantial integration support, Dr. Watts co-founded the UK's first psychedelic integration group, and is now launching a global online integration community, ‘Accept, Connect, Embody, Restore’ (ACER) where members follow a 12-month process together. Her contributions to the field of psychedelic therapy are numerous and include the development of the ACE model ‘Accept, Connect, Embody’, which has been used in clinical trials of both psilocybin and DMT, as well as the Watts Connectedness Scale, a psychometric tool for measuring outcomes of psychedelic therapy. Dr. Watts sits on the clinical advisory board of the Usona Institute.   Highlights: Dr. Watts’s journey into psychedelic research. Patient transformations in Dr. Watts’s first psilocybin therapy sessions. How psilocybin fosters a deeper connection with self and the world. The challenges of integration in a society that still stigmatizes psychedelics. The importance of finding a community of ‘fellow travelers’. Compelling research on psilocybin and Nature Connectedness. Psychedelics as a medicine to restore environmental health and usher a new planetary paradigm. ACER Integration’s community-based program structure.   Episode Sponsors: Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. BiOptimizers - Get 10% off Magnesium Breakthrough
11/27/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jonathan Lu & Shauheen Etminan, Ph.D. - Dreaming Awake: Beta-Carbolines & the Alchemy of Consciousness

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin welcomes back Jonathan Lu & Shauheen Etminan, founders of VCENNA and the supplement line Ancestral Magi. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-222-jonathan-lu-shauheen-etminan-phd Following up from their first episode, the duo unpack the neurobiology of oneirogens (dream-inducing substances). Delve into the dreamlike realms of consciousness as Jonathan and Shauheen explore the unique effects of beta-Carbolines and Syrian Rue, comparing them to classic psychedelics like psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, and Iboga. Uncover the secrets of lucid dreaming and the ancient traditions that inspired them. Visit Ancestral Magi's website to learn more about their legal, psychoactive formulations based on ancient potions. Use code TW10 at checkout for 10% off their unique supplements. https://ancestralmagi.com/   Jonathan Lu: Jonathan Lu is an engineer who has been studying 2000-year-old Chinese texts in search of compounds, formulations, and rituals that have been lost to history. Their team applies modern neurophysiological and computational tools to understand scientifically what our ancestors discovered millennia ago, and from which they developed the nootropic formulations for Magi Ancestral Supplements. Jonathan is a proud father of three daughters and has visited 66 countries. He is a graduate of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and received a B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from Cornell University. Shauheen Etminan, Ph.D. Shauheen Etminan, Ph.D. is an intuitive activator and repeat founder with a passion for creating impactful products and platforms that embody wellness, abundance, authenticity, reciprocity, and inclusion. He has a track record of working in multiple industries including psychedelics for mental wellness and cognitive growth, which are aligned with his life story as a founder and mission as an autotelic entrepreneur. Shauheen holds a MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a secular mystic who practices Sufi Dervish whirling meditation.   Highlights: Rumi, Sufism, and the traditions of Sufi Whirling. Exploring the unique dreamlike effects of beta-Carbolines and Syrian Rue. Ayahuasca vs. Haoma (speculated to include Syrian Rue). Iboga as an oneirogen. Research into the impacts of beta-Carbolines on memory. Considering the preparation and integration for oneirogens like beta-Carbolines. Lucid dreaming, archetypes, and the sacredness of dreamtime in indigenous traditions. The neurobiology and subjective effects of beta-Carbolines vs. classic psychedelics. Unique potions and stacks featuring beta-Carbolines. VCENNA’s current drug research. Ancestral Magi's website: https://ancestralmagi.com/ Learn more about our flagship 10-month training program for coaches who want to integrate psychedelic modalities into their practice: https://thethirdwave.co/ccp
11/20/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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JoQueta Handy, Ph.D. - From Gut Health to Biofeedback: Exploring the Psychedelic Connection

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Co-host Joseph Anew and Integrative Health Practitioner JoQueta Handy, Ph.D. explore the intersection of autism, gut health, and quantum healing. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-221-joqueta-handy-ph-d/ Dr. Handy and Joseph examine questions like, How does gut health impact people with autism and the greater population? Why is the microbiome so vital–not only to optimal wellness but to microdosing success? What is digital psychedelic dosing, and how can it bypass gut challenges? What are quantum connections, and how can they transform healing? Find out what autism can teach the world about health, connection, and self-discovery. JoQueta Handy, PhD, IMD: Dr. JoQueta Handy, PhD, IMD is an internationally-recognized speaker, author, educator, and Natural Integrative Health Practitioner. She is a coach certified by The Psychedelic Coaching Institute, holds a certified competence in clinical speech-language pathology, and is a certified quantum biofeedback practitioner. JoQueta is also the CEO and Chief Visionary of Brilliant Learning, Handy Wellness Center, and Brilliant Blends. She has spent the last 30 years working with special needs children and their families using a holistic philosophy rooted in nutritional protocols and extending to specialized learning strategies. JoQueta has applied her life and career experiences to take her practice to the next level by founding Brilliant Blends and formulating its supplements. A mom of five grown children and a grandmother, she works with her husband, James Handy, DC in their wellness practice in Newport Beach, CA.   Highlights:  Examining the connection between autism and gut health. Exploring the healing power of quantum biofeedback, shared energy, and digital psychedelic dosing. Why Dr. Handy sees people with Autism as powerful teachers. How Dr. Handy uses frequencies to address patient imbalances and promote healing. Dr. Handy’s psychedelic initiation and the lessons from each medicine. Harnessing psychedelics to break free of generational patterns. Brilliant Blends, Dr. Handy’s adaptogenic mushroom line. Understanding the gut health, serotonin levels, and the psychedelic response. Glyophosate’s global impact on human and planetary health.   Key Links: Handy Wellness Center: http://drhandy.com/ Brilliant Blends: https://mybrilliantblends.com/ 3 Co’s transformational workshops: https://www.3cosevents.com/ Psychedelic Coaching Institute: https://psychedeliccoaching.institute/   Episode Sponsors: Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. BiOptimizers - Use code THIRDWAVE for their Black Friday Mega Sale!
11/13/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 25 seconds
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Stephen Dinan - The Power of Patience: A Sacred Path to Visionary Success

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin and Shift Network Founder Stephen Dinan explore spiritual cross-training, psychedelics, and balanced success. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-220-stephen-dinan/ Stephen and Paul explore topics like: How can psychedelics open people’s minds to spiritual dimensions? Can all religions and traditions play a role in elevating collective consciousness? How do ayahuasca’s masculine and feminine lineages contribute to wisdom and healing? And why do we need both spectrums to facilitate cultural progress? Tune in for a diverse conversation on Stephen’s psychedelic path, Shift Network goals, and the power of patience on the path to visionary growth. Stephen Dinan: Stephen Dinan is the founder and CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders. The Shift Network was founded in 2010 and has served over 3M people worldwide, in 170 countries. It delivers virtual summits, courses, and trainings featuring over 250 core faculty and 3,000 thought leaders. The diverse domains include spirituality, sound healing, holistic health, psychology, enlightened business, shamanism, qigong, and psychedelic healing. Stephen graduated from Stanford University (Human Biology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (East-West Psychology). He helped create and direct the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential. As the former director of membership and marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program and the One Minute Shift media series. He has been a featured speaker at the World Cultural Forum in China, the Alliance for a New Humanity in Costa Rica, Renovemos Mexico in Mexico City, the University of Cuenca in Ecuador, and many US conferences, events, radio programs, and online summits. Stephen is also the author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All, and Radical Spirit.   Highlights: Stephen’s early plant medicine experiences. Paul and Stephen's spiritual awakening through psychedelics. Ayahuasca lineages and masculine vs. feminine ceremonies. Lessons from Shift Network’s 40-day program featuring 40 spiritual traditions. Stephen’s tips for embarking on Vipassana meditation retreats. Stephen’s challenges and joys running The Shift Network. How Stephen patiently crystalizes visions into action. Elon Musk and masculine vs. feminine leadership. The future of The Shift Network.   Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Join us at Wonderland Conference in Miami, Nov. 9-11th! Head to wonderlandconference.com/ and use the code THIRDWAVE20 at checkout to save 20% on your ticket.
11/6/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lauren Mugglebee - Beyond Safe Harbor: Psychedelics, Coaching, & Self-Actualization

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, co-host Joseph Anew and leadership coach Lauren Mugglebee unpack self-actualization through psychedelics and embodied coaching. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-219-lauren-mugglebee/ Joseph and Lauren examine questions like: What would you do if you had the time and space to think about who you really are? Why are coaches pivotal in your growth? What role does courage play in transformation? And how can microdosing, embodiment, and community support the process? Tune in for a talk about sailing away from life’s safe harbors and flowing into the authentic unknown. Lauren Mugglebee: Lauren Mugglebee is an executive and leadership coach, and a transformational practitioner and facilitator. In addition to her private practice, Lauren is a Third Wave Psychedelic Coaching Institute faculty member. Lauren uses a variety of somatic and integral modalities in her practice—including pairing inquiry and non-ordinary states of consciousness—to help leaders achieve radical self-awareness and presence. A US native and British citizen, she lives with her partner and young daughters in Northern California, where she teaches and designs bespoke intensives, training, and retreats for engaging emergence. Before coaching, Lauren spent two decades developing technical products and leading global teams for Facebook, Instagram, OpenTable, and Ticketmaster. Highlights: Lauren’s evolution from tech to transformational and leadership coaching. How psychedelics helped Lauren align her life and career. How embodied intuition can be a powerful decision-making tool. Cultivating the courage to “leave safe harbor.” Lauren’s advice for transitioning into a more fulfilling career. Lauren’s transformation coaching process and core clients. Lessons from Lauren’s participation in Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program (CCP). CCP’s evolution toward executive and high-performance coaching. Key Links: Lauren’s private practice: https://www.laurenmugglebee.com/  Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute (PCI): https://psychedeliccoaching.institute/   Episode Sponsors: BiOptimizers - Use code THIRDWAVE for their Black Friday Mega Sale! Magi Ancestral Supplements - Visit ancestralmagi.com and use coupon code TW10. Join us at Wonderland Conference in Miami, Nov. 9-11th! Head to wonderlandconference.com/ and use the code THIRDWAVE20 at checkout to save 20% on your ticket.
10/30/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dave M. Rabin, M.D., Ph.D. - “A Microdose on Your Wrist”: The Latest Research From Apollo Neuro

Paul F. Austin reunites with neuroscientist Dr. Dave Rabin to delve into the latest research on Apollo Neuro's "wearable microdose" device for optimal sleep and focus. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-218-dave-rabin-md-phd/ Paul and Dr. Dave explore questions like, What role does stress play in psychological and physiological well-being? Why do humans need to feel safe to perform at their best? Does clinical data show Apollo Neuro can truly calm the nervous system? Could the wearable’s soothing vibrations also help people navigate challenging psychedelic journeys? Tune into for the latest on Apollo Neuro’s wearable hug technology and its AI features for deeply personalized health. Dave M. Rabin, MD, PhD: Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD, is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health-tech entrepreneur, & inventor who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than a decade. He is the Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Apollo Neuroscience, which has developed the first scientifically validated wearable technology that actively improves energy, focus, & relaxation, using a novel touch therapy that signals safety to the brain. Dr. Dave has always been fascinated by consciousness and our inherent ability to heal from injury and illness. As such, his research focuses on the clinical translation of non-invasive therapies for patients with treatment-resistant illnesses like PTSD and substance-use disorders. Dr. Rabin is also the co-founder and executive director of the Board of Medicine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of physicians and scientists establishing the first peer-reviewed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the production and safe use of unregulated alternative medicines, including plant medicines. In addition to his clinical psychiatry practice, Dr. Dave is currently conducting research on the epigenetic regulation of trauma responses and recovery to elucidate the mechanism of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and the neurobiology of belief. Dr. Rabin received his MD in medicine and PhD in neuroscience from Albany Medical College and specialized in psychiatry with a distinction in research at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been married to his co-founder, Kathryn Fantauzzi, since 2016. Highlights: Apollo Neuro’s origin story and evolution. Clinical data showing heart rate variability (HRV) & cognitive improvement with Apollo Neuro. Longitudinal research on the Apollo’s benefits. Sleep’s foundational impact on people with depression and PTSD. The best ways to utilize Apollo to induce calming states. Apollo’s new AI features to reset circadian rhythms. Exploring the different Apollo Vibes and their uses. The relationship between neuroplasticity and the Apollo wearable. Why clinicians & practitioners use the Apollo in their practices. Dr. Dave’s “toolkit” for self-exploration. Dr. Dave’s favorite therapeutic tool for brain training. Key Links: Get the Apollo wearable device for 15% OFF: https://apolloneuro.com/thirdwave    Dr. Dave’s website: https://www.drdave.io/ Join us at Wonderland Conference in Miami, Nov. 9-11th! Head to wonderlandconference.com/ and use the code THIRDWAVE20 at checkout to save 20% on your ticket.
10/23/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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Melissa Barker, Ed.D. - Rising from the Ashes: Transcending Trauma with Psychedelics

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, co-host Joseph Anew speaks with entrepreneur and Phoenix Project founder Dr. Melissa Barker about transcending trauma with psychedelics. Joseph and Dr. Barker explore questions like, Why do traditional therapies fall short of repairing deep wounds? What can psychedelics do for trauma that other modalities can’t? How can survivors choose between ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin, and other psychedelic medicines? And what role do microdosing and community play in long-term healing? This conversation unveils the trauma-healing trajectory as survivors overcome suffering, embrace their whole selves, and emerge as autonomous leaders. Dr. Melissa Barker, Ed.D.: Dr. Melissa Barker, EdD is an entrepreneur, activist, and emerging voice in the growing psychedelics movement. She is also the founder of The Phoenix Project, a community-led mental health tech platform created by trauma survivors for trauma survivors. Dr. Barker’s personal journey healing from sexual violence led her to psychedelics, including ketamine, MDMA/MDA, psilocybin, and LSD. She’s currently utilizing her experiences to build Phoenix, the first AI companion designed specifically for trauma recovery and psychedelic integration. Highlights: Dr. Barker’s personal trauma history and its impact on her mental health. How psychedelics accelerated Dr. Barker’s healing journey. Dr. Barker’s transformative experiences with ketamine, psilocybin, MDMA, and MDA. Integrating powerful psychedelic experiences into daily life. Addressing issues of psychedelic access, safety, and reciprocity. Exploring The Phoenix Project & the importance of community healing. Dr. Barker’s seven stages of trauma recovery. How The Phoenix Project got its name, and what’s to come in version 2.0. Kundalini yoga’s role in Dr. Barker’s and Joseph’s healing journeys. Dr. Barker’s message of hope to trauma survivors. How to connect with Dr. Barker. Key Links: The Phoenix Project: https://www.iamphoenixproject.com/     The Phoenix Project on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iam_phoenix_project/?hl=en    Dr. Barker on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmelissabarker/?hl=en Episode Sponsors: BiOptimizers - Get 10% off Magnesium Breakthrough Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off.
10/16/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Brandon Beachum - The Retro-Futuristic Vision: Balance, Abundance, & Conscious Community

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin speaks with entrepreneur Brandon Beachum about tapping into human’s innate capacity for infinite abundance. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-216-brandon-beachum/ Paul and Brandon ask questions like, What is the role of conscious community in catalyzing spiritual evolution? How do we balance tribal wisdom with modern comforts? Can we utilize psychedelics to accelerate awakening? What does it mean to see beyond reality’s illusion and embody our inner magic? This conversation investigates essential tools for mastering the Youniverse and trusting in life’s great mystery. Brandon Beachum: Brandon Beachum is an entrepreneur, thought leader, author, and host of The Positive Head Podcast. He also hosts the late-night style talk show, Optimystic. Brandon has been a serial entrepreneur since childhood. In 2011, while living on a friend’s couch, he co-founded what is present-day ResortShare. In 2015, ResortShare was named the 569th fastest-growing private company in America in the annual Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list. Later that same year, Brandon began The Positive Head Podcast, which has amassed over 15M downloads and has consistently rated in the Top Five in the “Spirituality” category on Apple. Today, Brandon's primary focus is helping people shift their perspectives to innerstand the “ultimate nature of reality'' and create more of what they want to see in their world! Highlights: Mystic Manor, The Positive Head Podcast, and Brandon’s creative ventures. Brandon’s psychedelic journey from a conservative background to open-minded spirituality. A “retro-futuristic” approach to co-living and human thriving. How the “villains” in our lives can be our greatest catalysts for growth. Mastering the YOUniverse and other nuggets from “The Golden Key.” How psychedelics can dissolve illusions and awaken reality. Key Links: Positive Head Podcast: https://positivehead.com/ Positive Head on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positive_head/ Brandon’s Book, “The Golden Key: Modern Alchemy to Unlock Infinite Abundance” (use code LOVE at checkout): https://goldenkey.gift/ Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off.
10/10/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Lauren Sambataro - The Holistic Equation: Strength Training, Mindful Eating, & Mental Well-Being

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, co-host Joseph Anew speaks with Holistic Lifestyle & Movement Coach Lauren Sambataro about the intricate web of holistic health. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-215-lauren-sambataro/ Their engaging conversation explores topics from trauma's impact on inflammation to the role of psychedelics in fostering creativity. How does trauma, emotional and physical, affect health? Can psychedelics open pathways for personal growth? What is the interplay between strength training, mindful eating, and mental well-being? And what role does purpose play in guiding healthy choices? Tune in for fresh insights as Joseph and Lauren unravel foundational practices for achieving balance. Lauren Sambataro: Lauren Sambataro is a Holistic Lifestyle & Movement Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Prep & Integration guide. As a former Broadway performer, movement has always been her love language and true calling. Cultivating a freedom practice, by which we can dialogue with the physical body and access our deep, innate intuition, has been not only her greatest tool for self-healing, but also for moving her clients from pain to purpose to optimization. Lauren has spent the last 16 years empowering and educating her clients to find the best versions of themselves through radical honesty, positive discernment, and well-supported self-experimentation. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Lauren supports her clients through the lens of biochemical individuality, curating a unique individualized blueprint to transcend their wellness goals. Merging the subjective and objective, she combines diagnostic testing & quantification practices, chakra body mapping, and deep listening to close the loop on lasting, transformative change. Complete health optimization is not only possible but expected! She works virtually, both 1-1 and 1-many, with clients all over the country, and co-hosts the health optimization podcast, The Biohacker Babes, to inspire both women and men to take responsibility for and radical ownership of their health. Highlights: The origins of Lauren’s unique holistic coaching approach. Lauren’s core principles for foundational well-being. The intriguing relationship between trauma and inflammation. Why metabolic health is a fundamental aspect of overall wellness. Building resilience through strength training and cardio. From “free ancestral hacks” to wearables: Lauren’s open-ended approach to biohacking. How Lauren helps clients intuitively reconnect with their bodies. The significance of radical self-honesty in finding the balance between discipline & flexibility. The importance of listening to your inner voice and intuition. Mindful eating and the detrimental effects of processed foods. Key Links: Lauren’s website: https://laurensambataro.com/ Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauren_sambataro/ The Biohacker Babes: https://thebiohackerbabes.com/podcast/ The Biohacker Babes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biohacker_babes/ Episode Sponsors: BiOptimizers - Get 10% off Magnesium Breakthrough Magi Ancestral Supplements - Visit ancestralmagi.com and use coupon code TW10.
10/3/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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Imran Khan - From Stigma to Science: The Evolution of Psychedelic Research

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, host Paul F. Austin speaks with Imran Khan, Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP). Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-214-imran-khan_/ The conversation explores diverse topics, from the recent MAPS conference to Khan's career journey and BCSP’s mission to reshape psychedelic awareness. It asks the essential question: How can the field of psychedelics strike a balance between rapid growth, scientific rigor, and ethical considerations? Paul and Imran dissect the accelerating shift in public sentiment, evidenced by UC Berkeley’s survey indicating that 61% of Americans support psychedelic therapy. This episode offers a multifaceted dialogue navigating the complexities of psychedelics, science, and society. Imran Khan: Imran Khan is Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP). The BCSP exists to explore the potential of psychedelics through independent and rigorous research, training, and public education at one of the world’s foremost universities. Imran has spent most of his career working at the nexus of science and society. He was previously the CEO of the British Science Association and ran grants programs for the Wellcome Trust, the world’s third-largest charitable foundation. Imran has also advised lawmakers in the UK Parliament. He has presented at forums ranging from the Aspen Ideas Festival to the World Economic Forum and SXSW. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times, the Guardian, and BBC News. Imran has degrees in biology and in science communication from the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, respectively, and an MBA from City University, London. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys trail-running, many forms of nerdery, and trying to cook the perfect dal. Highlights: Paul & Imran’s reflections on the 2023 MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference. Imran’s career trajectory and motivations for working with psychedelics. The surprising results of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) public survey. How history has informed BCSP’s approach to psychedelic science. BCSP’s role as a reliable voice in the field of psychedelic education. BCSP’s psychedelic journalism fellowship, sponsored by Tim Ferriss. Berkeley’s psychedelic facilitator training program. The impact of California’s Senate Bill 58 and the TREAT Initiative. Imran’s gripe with the term “plant medicine.”   Key Links: UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP): http://psychedelics.berkeley.edu/ Imran on Twitter: https://twitter.com/imrankhan?lang=en Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute: https://psychedeliccoaching.institute/   Episode Sponsors:  Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. BiOptimizers - Get 10% off Magnesium Breakthrough
9/26/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Nasreen El-Mariesh - Wild Woman Unleashed: Psychedelics & Feminine Power

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Joseph Anew and integration coach Nasreen El-Mariesh spotlight women's unique experiences and challenges in the psychedelic space. The discussion raises several poignant questions: How did Nasreen’s accidental microdosing journey inspire her to create women-centric initiatives? Why are spaces designed for women in the psychedelic community so essential? How do intention and intuition empower women to tap into their inherent strengths? And, what role do embodiment and the archetypal “wild woman” play in self-discovery? Tune in for a deep dive into the intersection of psychedelics, personal growth, and female empowerment. Nasreen El-Mariesh: Nasreen El-Mariesh (Naz) is a Psychedelic Coaching Institute certified coach specializing in women's empowerment and relationships: to self, our loved ones, and the Divine. She is Co-Founder of Women are the Medicine, a UK-based company offering microdosing programmes and in-person European retreats dedicated to helping women harness the power of psychedelic integration. Their ultimate goal is to generate a positive wave of female-focussed personal and collective growth that will contribute to a more conscious, equitable, and abundant world. Naz's coaching approach combines science, somatics, and spirituality to provide an expansive and intuitive coaching experience. By delving deep and approaching self-discovery with curiosity, she guides clients through playful yet profound explorations of their emotional and energetic existence. This transformative space reveals that the wisdom they seek resides within, and that fear can be transmuted into love through bold and inspired action. With a decade’s experience organizing luxury transformational retreats worldwide and an affinity for supporting other coaches, Naz brings a wealth of knowledge to her coaching practice. Naz is a core facilitator in the Coaching Certification Program at Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute and a psychedelic coach for the Institute’s Personalized Psychedelic Coaching.   Highlights: How Naz discovered the power of psychedelics, starting with microdosing for anxiety. How to harness intentionality and intuition with psychedelics for self-discovery. The significance of women-only spaces in the realm of psychedelics & transformation. Why and how women are underrepresented in the psychedelic space. How women can cultivate purpose and the courage to pursue it. The crucial role of embodiment in personal transformation. Exploring the "wild woman" archetype and its connection to the soul's purpose. Joseph & Naz demonstrate a live “pattern interrupt” practice. Naz’s eight-week hybrid microdosing course for foundational change. The power of working with archetypes. How Naz’s participation in Third Wave’s coaching programs impacted her evolution.   Key Links: Naz’s website: https://www.nasreenel-mariesh.com   Women Are The Medicine: https://www.womenarethemedicine.co Naz on Third Wave’s Directory: https://thethirdwave.co/directory/coaches/personal-transformation/dorset/nasreen-el-mariesh/ Naz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasreen_elmariesh/ Women Are The Medicine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/women_are_the_medicine/ Join the upcoming webinar to learn about The Psychedelic Coaching Institute’s Certification Program: https://thethirdwave.co/webinar/ Episode Sponsors: BiOptimizers - Get 10% off Magnesium Breakthrough Magi Ancestral Supplements - Visit ancestralmagi.com and use coupon code TW10. Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off.
9/18/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 2 seconds
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Lily Eggers, MA, LMFT - Soulful Alchemy: Healing Relationships with Self & Other

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Joseph Anew and somatic couples therapist Lily Eggers delve into conscious living for relational healing, parenting, self-discovery, and spiritual growth. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-212-lily-eggers-ma-lmft/ They explore questions like: How can personal responsibility and faith generate self-trust? What role do psychedelics play in illuminating the inner mind? Can relationships serve as conduits for healing and growth? Eggers shares poignant lessons from her teenage shoplifting disaster, transformative cold pool dip, and her experiences leading group couples therapy. Join Joseph and Lily to discover how intentionality, self-awareness, and psychedelics can evoke meaningful transformation and relational harmony. Lily Eggers, MA, LMFT: Lily Eggers is a mom, entrepreneur, Somatic Couples Therapist, singer/dancer, medicine woman, and psychedelic journeyer. She believes that every relationship can be shifted out of monotony and stuckness and into sacred intimacy and spiritual evolution. Her life’s mission is to transform the stigma and shame around relationship therapy and coaching. Raised and homeschooled on 75 acres of Maine wilderness, Lily delights in bringing the “wild” into her life and work. As a Somatic Couples Therapist, she adores igniting kindness, connection, playfulness, and passion into her clients’ daily lives. Lily has trained with notable practitioners including Stan Tatkin (Psychoneurobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), David Mars (Transformational Couples Therapy), and Stanley Keleman (Formative Psychology). She incorporates sacred plant medicines, ceremony, and ritual into her practice. Lily is currently writing a book designed to bring her tools, tips, and exercises to a wider audience. She is also working on a one-woman play about motherhood, identity, and psychedelics, called "Moms on Drugs," to the stage. Highlights: Exploring the concept of trust amidst uncertainty. Lily’s lessons from being caught shoplifting at 13 years old. The importance of love and curiosity in relationships. Deepening inner awareness to foster healthier relationships. Lily’s perspectives from her unconventional upbringing in the wilderness. Lily’s story of reclaiming her authentic, uninhibited self. The sacred process of healing in relationship. How Lily works with group couples therapy. How to cultivate genuine self-improvement. Bringing humility to the psychedelic healing process. Key Links: Lily’s website: www.LilyEggers.com Lily on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootedrelationships/?hl=en Join the upcoming webinar to learn about The Psychedelic Coaching Institute’s Certification Program: https://thethirdwave.co/webinar/    Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Magi Ancestral Supplements - Visit ancestralmagi.com and use coupon code TW10.
9/11/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 38 seconds
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Joseph Anew - Discovering Resilience: Lessons from Spartan Races & Psychedelics

In the latest Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin announces a new co-host who's no stranger to the microphone or transformative practices. Joseph Anew, a seasoned podcaster, former Spartan Race executive, and Director of Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute, brings fresh perspectives and invaluable expertise to the show. The conversation delves into Joseph’s journey from fitness to psychedelics and the unique intersection between the two. Do psychedelics and obstacle-course racing have more in common than meets the eye? How do extreme experiences inform effective psychedelic coaching? Can psychedelics serve as a conduit between mental and physical health? This episode elucidates how pushing human boundaries—be it a psychedelic journey or Spartan Race—can offer profound insights into resilience and well-being. Joseph Anew: Joseph Anew is an “outside the box” thinker, holistic health expert, and personal transformation coach. Across the last twenty years, he has helped thousands transform their physical and emotional health through public speaking, coaching, podcasting, and live events focused on mindset coaching, exercise, sleep, nutrition, breathwork, cold immersion, and most recently psychedelic medicines. Joseph is the founder of RUNGA, an experiential health and wellness company that hosts transformational live events and online coaching programs. Joseph also spent eight years as an executive at Spartan Race where he was head of the company’s fitness and sport departments. Highlights: Joseph’s evolution from competitive fitness to the Psychedelic Coaching Institute. Joseph’s Spartan Race journey. The surprising parallels between psychedelics & obstacle-course coaching. Why the Psychedelic Institute hosts intensives in the jungle. How psychedelics help to re-pattern physiology, emotions, and behavior. Joseph’s excitement about The Psychedelic Coaching Institute and the podcast. Key Links: Joseph on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josephanew_ Joseph's Website: https://josephanew.com/ Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute: https://psychedeliccoaching.institute/ Episode Sponsors: BiOptimizers - Listeners get a special discount at https://magbreakthrough.com/thirdwave Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. What did you think of this conversation? Let us know in Third Wave Community. Sign up for free at https://community.thethirdwave.co
9/4/202353 minutes, 12 seconds
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Phoebe McPherson - Exploring Kanna: A Gentle Ally for Opening the Heart

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin welcomes Phoebe McPherson to discuss the resurgence of kanna, a legal psychoactive plant, in the global market. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-210-phoebe-mcpherson Paul and Phoebe explore kanna’s rich South African history, heart-opening qualities, and recent revival in the wellness space. Their comprehensive discussion asks questions like: How does kanna compare to MDMA? What led Phoebe to explore kanna, and how did it change her life? How can this plant help regulate the nervous system? Can you stack kanna extract with psychedelics like psilocybin and LSD? What does a kanna microdosing protocol look like? Paul and Phoebe uncover everything you need to know about starting a kanna protocol, safe product sourcing, and ingestion tips. Phoebe McPherson: Phoebe McPherson is an educator, herbalist, gatherer, and the Head of Brand & Education at Fungtion, a nature-inspired wellness brand on a mission to help people reconnect to their bodies and nature through mushroom and plant formulas. Phoebe has spent years working with and learning from experts in the field about the healing aspects of nature’s gifts. While she is deeply knowledgeable about medicinal mushrooms, psychedelics, and plants, her passion lies in sharing kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) with the world, helping others find safety in their first steps to connect with nature. Highlights: Understanding kanna benefits and traditional usage. Phoebe’s journey to kanna during pivotal shifts in her life. Kanna vs. MDMA: How do they compare? The story of kanna’s re-emergence in the world market. Uncovering kanna’s clinical potential. Combining kanna with other substances. Exploring kanna as an adaptogen with psychedelic qualities. Kanna supply and sustainability questions. How to safely source and ingest kanna. Kanna’s subjective benefits and personal healing stories. How to connect with Phoebe. Key Links: Fungtion: https://letsfungtion.com/ Phoebe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_phoebe_mcpherson/ Ultimate Guide to Kanna: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelics/kanna/ Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Magi Ancestral Supplements - Visit ancestralmagi.com and use coupon code TW10.
8/28/202356 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jonathan Sabbagh - Collaborative Care: Building a Psychedelic-Assisted Mental Health System

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin welcomes Jonathan Sabbagh, CEO of Journey Clinical, who shares his mission to integrate FDA-approved psychedelics within the modern therapeutic framework. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-209-jonathan-sabbagh/ Jonathan highlights the disjointed nature of today’s mental health system, where therapists and prescribers lack communication, hindering comprehensive assessments and referrals. He and Paul emphasize Journey Clinical’s collaborative care model, streamlining information exchange, and maximizing psychedelic-therapy access through telemedicine innovation. They explore Journey’s potential challenges of scalability, therapist training, and insurance coverage for extended sessions. And they consider the balance between state-level decriminalization, psychedelic medicalization, and decentralized access. Join Paul and Jonathan as they imagine a new mental healthcare infrastructure that addresses the growing crisis and reinvents therapeutic care as we know it.   Jonathan Sabbagh: Jonathan Sabbagh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Journey Clinical, the leading telehealth platform expanding access to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. A serial entrepreneur, Jonathan built his career in finance, spending over two decades working for hedge funds and building businesses in Switzerland and NYC. After receiving a difficult diagnosis of PTSD and extreme burnout, Jonathan left the world of finance to focus on his mental health. During that time, he personally experienced the transformative benefits of plant medicine and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). Jonathan’s healing journey inspired him to begin formal clinical psychology training at the New School, with the vision of expanding access to transformative psychedelic-assisted therapies to the millions of Americans with depression and anxiety. Jonathan’s personal and professional journey motivated him to found Journey Clinical in 2020, the #1 platform in the US that enables licensed mental health professionals to deliver KAP at scale. Highlights: How Jonathan’s mental health & finance background led him to start Journey Clinical. Jonathan’s take on co-founding and running Journey Clinical with his wife. The origin story of Journey Clinical and its startup challenges. Exploring Journey’s collaborative care model. Investigating Journey’s infrastructure solution for psychedelic-assisted therapy. Journey’s vetting requirements for network therapists. How the Ryan Haight Act might affect ketamine telehealth access. Journey’s decentralized approach to safe and responsible ketamine telemedicine. Integrating FDA-approved psychedelics into the mainstream mental health infrastructure. Jonathan’s long-term vision for collaborative mental health care through Journey Clinical. Key Links: Journey Clinical: https://www.journeyclinical.com/ Journey Clinical on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/journeyclinical Jonathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sabbaghjonathan?lang=en Episode Sponsors: Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off.
8/21/202359 minutes, 58 seconds
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Spring Washam - Bridging Traditions: Psychedelics, Buddhism, & Ancestral Wisdom

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin meets meditation teacher and healer Spring Washam at the MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference to discuss Buddhism, psychedelics, and ancestral wisdom. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-208-spring-washam Paul and Spring delve deep into the synergies and incompatibilities across healing modalities. They ask whether indoor practices can ever rival nature’s transformative power. They reflect on innate desires toward rooting on land and the consequences of disconnection. They ask whether the spirit of Harriet Tubman and other ancestral heroes can heal society’s conflicts. And they explore the psychedelic divide between Southern traditions and Northern adaptations. Join Paul and Spring for a fascinating perspective on mindfulness, plant medicine, and the evolution of society. Spring Washam: Considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based meditation to diverse communities; Spring Washam is a well-known teacher, healer, and visionary leader based in Oakland, California. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment and The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: Awakening from the Underground. Spring is one of the founding teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, an organization that offers Buddhist teachings with attention to social action and multiculturalism. She is a member of the teachers’ council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, offering teachings on Buddhist philosophy, Insight meditation, and loving-kindness practices. Spring is also the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, a one-of-a-kind organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom in transformative retreats in Central America. She has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism since 1999. Spring is also a shamanic practitioner, studying indigenous healing practices since 2008. Spring’s workshops, interviews, and writing can be found in mainstream media worldwide. Highlights: How Buddhist practitioners view psychedelics. Spring’s early ayahuasca journeys and revelations. Spring’s lessons from Buddhist lineages. Jack Kornfield’s guidance and teachings. Spring’s Lotus Vine Journeys ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica. How psychedelics and Buddhism reconnect us to nature. Spring’s journey from California to Georgia to start a plant-medicine community. Exploring the importance of healing human disconnection from the land. Spring’s insights from her book, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: Awakening from the Underground. Spring’s presentation at the MAPS Conference on Buddhism & ayahuasca. Reflecting on how to bridge modern spirituality with indigenous lineages. Key Links: Spring’s website: https://www.springwasham.com/Spring on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/springwasham/?hl=en Lotus Vine Journeys retreat center: https://www.lotusvinejourneys.com/ Spring’s new book, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: Awakening from the Underground: https://amzn.to/3Ktio19 These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Continue the conversation about this episode in Third Wave Community. Create your account for free at community.thethirdwave.co Episode Sponsors: Magi Ancestral Supplements - Visit ancestralmagi.com and use coupon code TW10. Psyched Wellness - Use code THIRDWAVEPOD to get 15% off. Apollo Neuro - Third Wave listeners get 15% off.
8/14/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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Christian Angermayer - Democratizing Psychedelics: From Ancient Rituals to Modern Medicalization

In this episode of the Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin welcomes Christian Angermayer, a serial entrepreneur and investor in psychedelics, longevity, fintech, crypto, and future tech. Get full show notes, links, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-207-christian-angermayer/ Christian is a notable figure in the field of psychedelic medicine, both respected and controversial. He has been a driving force in pushing psilocybin toward FDA-approval. But his company atai Life Science's psychedelic patents have drawn criticism from decriminalization-first advocates. Some wonder if the medical approach to psychedelics conflicts with the idea of open access and shamanic usage. Christian delves into this question, examining opposing views and exploring other dichotomies, such as whether capitalism and spirituality can coexist in the realm of psychedelics. He also considers the potential conflict between the search for psychedelic wisdom and the desire for immortality. Christian’s conversation with Paul presents a new perspective on psychedelics, exploring nuanced topics and questioning the future of psychedelic biotech, microdosing, and longevity science. Christian Angermayer: Christian Angermayer is a serial entrepreneur and investor who builds and invests in companies that are shaping the Next Human Agenda: a future in which technology empowers people to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Christian’s family office and private investment firm, Apeiron Investment Group, has more than USD 2.5 billion under management and 50 people across five international locations. Apeiron focuses on Life Sciences, FinTech & Crypto, Future Tech and Experiences, and Hospitality & Happiness. Over the past 20 years, Christian has founded three unicorns and has been the lead investor in four unicorns and two decacorns. Christian is the world’s largest investor in psychedelics and is recognized for leading the current psychedelics renaissance. He founded atai Life Sciences, investigating the potential of psychedelic compounds including psilocybin, ketamine, DMT, and ibogaine as approved medical treatments. Highlights: Exploring psychedelics and the evolution of organized religion. The parallels between ancient psychedelic traditions and modern medicalization. An argument for democratizing psychedelic access through centralization. Christian’s thoughts on creating a regulated framework for microdosing. Optimism about longevity research and extended lifespans. Overcoming deeply-rooted fears and embracing the concept of a long life. Christian’s challenges and successes at COMPASS Pathways & atai Life Sciences. The obstacles of commercializing psychedelic medicines in an economic downturn. Investigating how psychedelics might contribute to longevity. How psychedelics can help us find and live our Dharma (life’s purpose). Key Links: Apeiron Investment Group: https://apeiron-investments.com/ atai Life Sciences: https://atai.life/ COMPASS Pathways: https://compasspathways.com/ Episode Sponsors: Apollo Neuro. Third Wave listeners get 15% off. Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit - use code 3WPODCAST to save $75.
8/7/202359 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sarah Abedi, M.D. - TREAT California: A Historic Psychedelic Ballot Initiative

In this episode of the Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin welcomes Dr. Sarah Abedi to share her journey from conventional emergency medicine to psychedelic healing and advocacy. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-206-sarah-abedi-md/ Dr. Abedi discusses the need for a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, incorporating indigenous and integrative modalities to create a holistic healing approach. She highlights TREAT California, a citizen-led ballot initiative aimed at funding an expansive psychedelic ecosystem with $5 billion. Dr. Abedi explores the initiative’s focus on research, education, access, and treatment, emphasizing its potential to bring psychedelic healing into the mainstream zeitgeist. This thoughtful conversation delves into the distinctions between Western medicine and psychedelic wisdom, envisioning a new healthcare model that bridges the gap and guarantees access for all. Sarah Abedi, M.D.: Sarah Abedi, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician and facilitator of psychedelic clinical research trials. She is the Chief Medical Officer and Advocacy and Impact Officer for TREAT California, an initiative aimed at creating a $5B funding agency in the state to support research, education, training, and access. As a psychedelic facilitator, Dr. Abedi is also part of Pacific Brain Health’s Treatment & Research In Psychedelics Program (TRIP). She has completed training at the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and is certified as a Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA-Assisted Therapist. Dr. Abedi is the co-founder of the integrative mental health institute Onea. Highlights: Dr. Abedi’s journey from conventional medicine to psychedelic healing. The TREAT California ballot initiative. TREAT Initiative's path to holistic healthcare in California. Dr. Abedi’s experience as a facilitator of psilocybin clinical trials. The opportunity to bridge old institutions with new psychedelic paradigms. Nature’s role in modern healing. Exploring low-dose psychedelics for healing & spirituality. Dr. Abedi’s work with TREAT. Envisioning an integrated psychedelic healthcare model. Dr. Abedi’s desire to do healing work in her homeland of Iran. How to connect with Dr. Abedi. Key Links: TREAT California: https://www.treatcalifornia.org Onea Health: https://www.oneahealth.com/ TREAT California on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treatcalifornia/ These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode Sponsors: Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Apollo Neuro. Third Wave listeners get 15% off.
7/31/20231 hour, 34 seconds
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Steven Kotler - Peak-Performance Aging: Using Flow States to Stay Vibrant

In this episode of the Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin reunites with renowned author Stephen Kotler to dive deep into the realms of peak performance aging and flow states. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-205-steven-kotler/ Kotler's latest book, Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad takes center stage as they explore the profound impact of continuous learning, experiences in nature, and adventurous pursuits throughout life. With Kotler's expertise in human performance, the conversation uncovers the secrets to maintaining optimal mental states and staying active in later life. Listeners will embark on a thought-provoking journey into the possibilities of thriving in aging as Steven decodes the neurobiology of flow. Steven Kotler: Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. Steven is the author of eleven bestsellers out of fourteen books, including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire (part of the curriculum in the Psychedelic Coaching Institute’s Coaching Certification Program), The Rise of Superman, Bold, and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 50 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the Harvard Business Review. Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is also the co-founder of The Buddy Sue Hospice Home for Old Dogs, a canine elder care facility, and Rancho de Chihuahua, a dog rescue and sanctuary. Highlights: Steven’s motivation to write his newest book on peak performance aging, Gnar Country. Steven’s favorite adult development models related to healthy aging. Decoding the neurobiology of flow and establishing a solid scientific foundation. Examining flow from ancient Eastern and Western philosophical perspectives. Steven’s reflections on bringing flow into corporate environments. Why older employees could be the dream workforce of the 21st century. Steven’s flow principles of aging successfully & maintaining cognitive function. Exploring the surprising benefits of action sports for peak performance aging. Skills cultivation, nature experiences, & the importance of “leisure activities” in old age. Key Links: Steven’s website: https://www.stevenkotler.com/ Get Steven’s latest book, Gnar Country: https://www.gnarcountry.com/ Steven’s experiment training adults in park skiing: https://www.gnarcountry.com/gnar-country-experiment Steven's training program, Zero-to-Dangerous: http://www.getmoreflow.com Episode Sponsor: Apollo Neuro. Third Wave listeners get 15% off.
7/24/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jaiya - Embracing Ecstasy: Exploring the Nexus of Sexuality & Psychedelics

In this episode of the Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin welcomes Jaiya, somatic sexologist and creator of the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough™. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Jaiya shares the extensive experience and research that led to the creation of the Erotic Blueprint, a framework that helps individuals discover and express their authentic erotic selves. The conversation explores the five Erotic Blueprints–Energetic, Sensual, Kinky, Sexual, and Shapeshifter–highlighting their unique qualities and shadow aspects. The conversation emphasizes that sexual expression, compatibility, and consciousness are learnable skills anyone can cultivate.  As the episode unfolds, Paul and Jaiya explore ecstatic states while drawing parallels between sexuality and psychedelics as inherent life forces. Jaiya: Internationally recognized, award-winning sexologist and best-selling author (Red Hot Touch and Cuffed, Tied & Satisfied), Jaiya is the creator of the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough™ and the Erotic Blueprint™ Quiz. Through more than two decades of client observation and clinical research, she discovered a map of arousal that reveals your specific erotic language of turn-on. This revolutionary framework helps you create deeper connections and total sexual satisfaction. Highlights: The five Erotic Blueprints and their unique sexual expressions. Jaiya’s journey to becoming a somatic sexologist. The role psychedelics played in Jaiya’s healing, transformation, and sexuality. Psychedelics for healing sexual trauma and facilitating full sexual expression. The importance of safe containers and consent when it comes to sex and psychedelics. Cultivating ecstatic literacy. Finding cosmic union through Tantra. The Erotic Blueprint coaching certification program. What Jaiya is working on next. Key Links: Jaiya’s website: https://missjaiya.com Take the Erotic Blueprint™ Quiz www.eroticbreakthrough.com Jaiya in the Netflix series,: https://www.netflix.com/title/81459349 Psychedelics & Sex: A Powerhouse Combination: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelics-and-sex/ Episode Sponsor: Apollo Neuro. Third Wave listeners get 15% off.
7/17/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 47 seconds
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Evan Cole Lewis, M.D. - Peeking Into the Brain: How Psychedelics Are Redefining Neurology

Dr. Evan Cole Lewis, VP of Psychedelic Neurology at Numinus, joins The Psychedelic Podcast to delve into the world of psychedelic neurology and its potential to revolutionize medicine. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-203-evan-cole-lewis-md/ Dr. Lewis & Paul F. Austin take us deeper into the underlying mechanisms of psychedelics and their impact on neurological networks. The conversation explores how psychedelics like MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin, and LSD can manipulate and reorganize those networks, leading to tailored treatment approaches for people with neurological conditions. From Dr. Lewis’s perspective, precision psychedelic medicine is poised to provide breakthrough treatments for traumatic brain injuries, concussions, functional seizures, cluster headaches, migraines, and mental illnesses. With cautious optimism, Dr. Lewis and Paul envision a future where psychedelics offer transformative solutions for today’s most challenging conditions. Evan Cole Lewis, M.D.: Dr. Evan Cole Lewis is a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with expertise in pediatric neurology and epilepsy. He is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Dr. Lewis is the founder and medical director of the Neurology Centre of Toronto (NCT), Chief Medical Advisor for the Jamaican Medical Cannabis Corporation and VP of Psychedelic Neurology at Numinus, a Canadian company focused on research and therapeutics with psychedelic medicines. Dr. Lewis has extensive clinical experience in the utilization of medical cannabis for the treatment of neurologic conditions in both adults and children. His practice focuses on brain network disorders, including concussion/persistent post-concussive symptoms, headache and migraine, and functional seizures. He has a special interest in treating brain network disorders with psychedelic therapy. He has delivered many national and international educational seminars, talks, and lectures on brain network disorders, medical cannabis, psychedelic therapy, and the intersection of psychedelics and neurology. Highlights: Why Dr. Lewis chose to work at Numinus. Exploring how psychedelics bridge the gap between psychiatry and neurology. Why psychedelics challenge neurology to adopt a complex-systems approach. How psychedelics counterbalance neural rigidity with harmony & flexibility. Psychedelics’ potential to treat traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Ketamine’s role in activating & strengthening dormant neural pathways. How plant medicine helps people unlearn old habits & experience child-like awareness. The mystery of functional seizures. Dr. Lewis’ belief that psychedelics will enhance neuroscience & precision medicine. Key Links: Numinus: https://numinus.com/ Dr. Evan Lewis on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@drevanlewis Episode Sponsor: Numinus
7/10/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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Scott Omelianuk - Elevated Entrepreneurship: Psychedelics & the Evolution of Leadership

Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Business Media, joins the Psychedelic Podcast to examine the intersection of entrepreneurship, mental health, and psychedelics. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-202-scott-omelianuk/ Scott and Paul F. Austin emphasize the importance of supporting founders' mental well-being and how psychedelics can play a role in reducing stress and enhancing mindfulness. Scott openly shares his personal struggles, revealing the profound impact of psychedelic therapy that surpassed years of talk therapy. By embracing mental health challenges, Scott believes leaders can overcome pressures, uncertainties, and isolation, enabling them to become their best selves. The conversation envisions psychedelics as tools to foster human connection and long-term thinking, ultimately cultivating a more conscious and compassionate mindset among entrepreneurs. Scott Omelianuk: Scott Omelianuk is the Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Business Media. He has built a reputation for defining culture and using it to the advantage of clients and benefit of consumers. Honored with the Ad Age A-List, Idea of the Year award, and a Media Vanguard Award, Scott is known as a marketing and branding expert and champion of entrepreneurial thinking within the enterprise and small business. A professor of marketing and innovation and an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Stevens Institute of Technology, a U.S. News & World Report “Top 25 Innovation School,” Scott has repositioned Inc., the preeminent voice of entrepreneurship, to reflect the needs of today’s founder, with inspiration, information, and instruction, as well as community. As an author, investor, founder, and patent holder, Scott has been profiled or served as an expert source for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age, AdWeek, CNN, the BBC, NHK, NPR, CNBC, MSNBC and dozens of other newspapers, blogs, and broadcast outlets around the world. Highlights: Scott’s personal drive to explore psychedelics. Inc.’s reason for writing about leadership struggles & mental health issues. Lessons psychedelics can teach business leaders. Scott’s professional path to becoming Editor-in-Chief at Inc. The challenges of maintaining a long-term vision in a capitalist world. Scott’s reflection on the state of the psychedelic renaissance. The importance of keeping a beginner’s mind in the early stages of the movement. Scott’s take on microdosing vs. macrodosing. Scott’s personal and professional outlook. Key Links: Scott on Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottomelianuk Scott’s Editor Letter from the current Inc. issue about his experience: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202303/scott-omelianuk/the-journey.html Episode 95: Tucker Max - Healing Emotional Trauma, Embracing Personal Responsibility: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-95-tucker-max/ Episode 157: Keith Ferrazzi - The Future of Work: Psychedelics, Co-Elevation, and Radical Adaptability: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-157-keith-ferrazzi/ Episode Sponsors: CURED Nutrition's Serenity Gummies. Get 15% off by using coupon code “THIRDWAVE” at checkout.
7/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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Russell A. Berman, Ph.D. - Lifted Veils & Cosmic Power: Exploring “Approaches” by Ernst Jünger

Professor Russell A. Berman joins the Psychedelic Podcast to explore the captivating life and works of controversial German writer Ernst Jünger. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-201-russell-a-berman-phd/ Jünger’s initial career as a German officer shaped his early books examining war and politics. After the war, Jünger continued writing prolifically, exploring genres like science fiction and nature. He remained a contentious figure due to his conservative and military background. However, in his later years, Jünger became interested in drugs and altered states of consciousness. His book “Approaches,” later edited by Professor Berman, serves as an autobiography through the lens of his experiences with mind-expanding substances. As the episode unfolds, Professor Berman and Paul F. Austin unpack the book “Approaches” and Jünger's psychedelic perspectives. Russell A. Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he co-directs the Working Group on the Middle East and the Islamic World. He formerly served as Senior Advisor on the Policy Planning Staff of the United States Department of State, focusing on transatlantic relations, and as a member of the Commission on Inalienable Rights. He is also a member of the National Humanities Council. Berman has been awarded a Mellon Faculty Fellowship at Harvard and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for research in Berlin. He has also been honored with the Federal Service Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany. His books include The Rise of the Modern German Novel: Crisis and Charisma and Enlightenment or Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Culture—both of which won the Outstanding Book Award of the German Studies Association. He has edited several translations of works by Ernst Jünger and Carl Schmitt. Highlights: Dr. Berman frames Jünger’s life; world wars, political activism, and literary works. Professor Berman reflects on the history of drug culture. Jünger’s writings on psychedelics, including LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and more. How altered states impacted Jünger’s religious life and philosophy. Jünger’s relationship with Albert Hofmann, the man who first synthesized LSD. Examining Jünger, Hofmann, Timothy Leary, & Richard Alpert’s (Ram Dass) shared history and psychedelics perspectives. Jünger’s nuanced place in German political history. Why Dr. Berman is fascinated with Jünger’s life and writings. Dr. Berman reads selections from Junger’s book Approaches. Links: Professor Berman's website: https://profiles.stanford.edu/russell-berman Jünger’s Book, “Approaches: Drugs and Altered States” (edited by Russell A. Berman): https://amzn.to/3XfccPH Jünger’s Book, “The Storm of Steel”: https://amzn.to/44bdzRS Jünger’s Book, “The Adventurous Heart”: https://amzn.to/42PuzMi Jünger’s Book, “On the Marble Cliffs”: https://amzn.to/3phqXF9 Jünger’s Book, “Forest Passage”: https://amzn.to/44t2CLF Jünger’s Book, “Eumeswil”: https://amzn.to/3CKMcC9 “The Decadent Society” byRoss Douthat: https://amzn.to/42Vdhxg Book, “The Air-Conditioned Nightmare “ by Henry Miller: https://amzn.to/3peswDL Eleusinian Mysteries: https://amzn.to/3pd485B (Blog) The History of LSD: From Hero to Villain & Back Again: https://thethirdwave.co/the-history-of-lsd/ These show links contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode Sponsors: CURED Nutrition's Serenity Gummies. Get 15% off by using coupon code “THIRDWAVE” at checkout.
6/26/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Salimeh Tabrizi, M.A. - Cultivating Buddha Nature: A Psychedelic Exploration

In this episode of the Psychedelic Podcast, clinical counselor Salimeh Tabrizi, M.A. and Paul F. Austin examine ayahuasca, cannabis, and the concept of non-duality. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-200-salimeh-tabrizi Salimeh shares her wisdom on the importance of reverence, consciousness, and compassionate witnessing when working with powerful plant medicines. She delves into different ayahuasca lineages and traditions, uncovering valuable insights into their transformative potential. She also explores the delicate balance between masculine and feminine energies, the importance of holistic healing, and the significance of self-care in cultivating Buddha nature. This conversation invites listeners to explore non-dual tools for integrating plant medicine teachings into life’s spiritual journey. Salimeh Tabrizi, M.A. is a clinical counselor, intuitive energy worker, and plant medicine facilitator, educator and advocate. She supports individuals before, during, and after sacred medicine journeys with Ayahuasca as they step into their soul path and mission. Salimeh is a founding board member of the Canadian Psychedelic Association and the founder and organizer of the Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo, the largest plant medicine conference in Canada from 2015-2018. She is inspired by the co-evolutionary process between humans and entheogenic plants such as Ayahuasca, Cannabis, Psilocybin, Iboga and San Pedro. Highlights: Salimeh’s first Ayahuasca experience with the Yawanawa in the Amazon. Exploring different Ayahuasca lineages, from indigenous to neo-shamanistic. What Ayahuasca has taught Salimeh about non-duality. The importance of being a compassionate witness to psychedelic journeys. Why integrating psychedelics is so difficult. Salimeh’s components of enlightenment and awakening. Ayahuasca & Cannabis: Do they mix? Emphasizing reverence, consciousness & love in working with cannabis. Links: Salimeh’s website: https://www.vibrantlifecounseling.com/ Salimeh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/salimeh-tabrizi-aa356499/ Psychedelic Association of Canada: https://www.psychedelicassociation.net/ World Ayahuasca Conference: https://www.iceers.org/world_ayahuasca_conference/ The União do Vegetal (UDV): https://udvusa.org/ Santo Daime: http://www.santodaime.org/site/site-antigo/doctrine/whatis.htm Book, “I Am That” by Sri Maharaj: https://amzn.to/3PcCn7N Brave Earth psychedelic retreat center: https://www.braveearth.com/ Shipibo Tradition: https://www.ayahuascafoundation.org/shipibo-tradition/ These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode Sponsors: CURED Nutrition's Serenity Gummies. Get 15% off by using coupon code “THIRDWAVE” at checkout. http://www.curednutrition.com/thirdwave Sayulita Wellness. Use promo code THIRDWAVE to get a $300 discount through their website. https://www.sayulitawellnessretreat.com/?utm_source=thirdwave&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=podcast-page-4
6/19/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cory & Jay Fiset - The Connection Experience: Psychedelics & Reinvigorating Relationships

Cory and Jay Fiset, a married couple with extensive entrepreneurial experience, join Paul F. Austin to share their psychedelic path to marriage reinvention.  Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-199-cory-jay-fiset/ The Fisets believe intentional psychedelic use fostered a deep connection that reignited their passion and commitment after years of drifting apart. Psilocybin and MDMA journeys allowed them to be witnessed and heard as their true selves in profoundly healing ways. By letting go of blame and taking personal accountability, the Fisets experienced a shift from co-dependency to self-realization. Cory and Jay now help couples discover self-expression and devotion through their “Connection Experience” psychedelic couples retreats. Cory & Jay Fiset: Cory and Jay Fiset are a husband-and-wife team who have been in relationship for 37 years. After 25 years of marriage, they reinvented themselves and their relationship through intentional use of psychedelic medicine. Together, they offer intentional, safe, and intimacy-enhancing medicine experiences to committed couples who want to discover, express, and connect with themselves and each other. Cory and Jay are Certified Psychedelic Guides who focus on supporting couples. Their work draws upon 30+ years of facilitating intense personal development programs, individual coaching, experiential workshops, and couples retreats. Highlights: Cory and Jay’s relationship story. The slow drift apart that called for a couples intervention. Cory and Jay celebrate their 25th anniversary with MDMA. How psychedelics impacted Cory and Jay’s entrepreneurial lives. How the Connection Experience couples retreat was born. The power of MDMA in couples therapy. How to connect with Jay & Cory. Key Links: The Connection Experience: https://theconnectionexperience.love Jay & Cory’s Facebook Page: “Love Sex and Psychedelics”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1304760743238728/ Connection Experience “Fireside Chat” Q&A video: https://theconnectionexperience.love/fireside  These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode Sponsors: CURED Nutrition's Serenity Gummies. Get 15% off by using coupon code “THIRDWAVE” at checkout. http://www.curednutrition.com/thirdwave 
6/12/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Manesh Girn - Beyond the Default Mode Network: Psychedelics & Complex Systems

Psychedelic scientist Manesh Girn joins Paul F. Austin to reveal the impact of psychedelics on the brain as a whole. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Manesh Girn is in the latter stages of obtaining his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at McGill University and has been the lead or co-author on over a dozen scientific publications and book chapters on topics including psychedelics and the default mode network.  He is currently researching the brain mechanisms underlying psychedelic drugs in collaboration with Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris and other leaders in psychedelic science. As a postdoctoral psychedelic neuroscientist, he will join Dr. Carhart-Harris at UCSF in August 2023. Manesh is also Chief Research Officer at the Canadian psychedelic bioscience company EntheoTech Bioscience. He runs a YouTube channel and Instagram page called The Psychedelic Scientist, where he discusses the latest research in an easy-to-understand but non-superficial form. Girn advocates for a personalized approach to psychedelic research that considers individual brain characteristics, mental health conditions, and environment in order to truly understand their effects. He challenges the misconception that psychedelics are inherently beneficial and highlights the importance of positive inputs for positive outcomes. This compelling conversation further explores the influence of set and setting, the interdisciplinary nature of psychedelics, and their potential to shape self-identity. Manesh and Paul F. Austin uncover profound insights into the neuroscience of psychedelics and the need for personalized, comprehensive research. Episode Sponsors: CURED Nutrition's Serenity Gummies. Get 15% off by using coupon code “THIRDWAVE” at checkout. Sayulita Wellness Retreats Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit - use code 3WPODCAST to save $75.  
6/5/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jeffrey Stevens - Decoding Amanita muscaria: A New Era of Mushroom Healing

Jeffrey Stevens, co-founder and CEO of Psyched Wellness, joins The Psychedelic Podcast to discuss Calm, the world’s first legal supplement derived from Amanita muscaria. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Amanita muscaria mushrooms’ red-and-white speckled caps are emoji-level iconic. But most people don’t know that consuming low dosages can reduce stress levels, promote relaxation, and offer a restful sleep without next-day grogginess. Amanita extracts also possess anti-inflammatory properties that could significantly relieve pain. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, according to Stevens. As the episode unfolds, Stevens imagines the future of Amanita research for mental health, addiction, and insomnia, while revealing his life-changing experience as a Psyched Wellness guinea pig. Jeffrey Stevens has 20+ years of capital markets’ experience and has been an officer and director with several public companies. He has taken three companies public via reverse takeover, built teams, and structured multiple M&A transactions, while building successful businesses. Highlights: The path to Psyched Wellness. Why Psyched Wellness utilizes an Amanita extract vs. the whole mushroom. Amanita muscaria history and lore. Exploring the science of Amanita muscaria and Psyched Wellness’s “Calm” extract, AME-1. Calm’s dose-dependent effects and benefits. Anecdotal evidence on Amanita muscaria for sleep, gut health, and addiction. Calm’s market advantage as a legal food supplement. Jeffrey’s vision for Psyched Wellness’s future. How Psyched Wellness is educating consumers about Amanita muscaria. Key Links: Psyched Wellness Jeffrey on LinkedIn Psyched Wellness’s preclinical study results Ep. 172: Paul Stamets & Pamela Kryskow, M.D. Ep. 189: JW Ross Ep. 190: Jonathan Lu & Shauheen Etminan, Ph.D. The Ultimate Guide to Amanita muscaria These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode Sponsors: Psyched Wellness - use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit
5/29/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Graham Pechenik - The Psychedelic Patent Puzzle: Unraveling the Impact on Innovation vs. Access

Graham Pechenik, founder and patent attorney at Calyx Law, joins The Psychedelic Podcast to delve into the complex world of patents and their impact on the psychedelic landscape.  Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Pechenik raises thought-provoking questions about the patent system's role in fostering innovation while also potentially hindering research and restricting use. He suggests that the patent system, intertwined with regulatory and healthcare structures, often determines whether groundbreaking substances like psilocybin gain FDA approval. Pechenik also explores concerns surrounding excessive psychedelic patents, comparing the unique approaches of COMPASS Pathways, MAPS, and Paul Stamets.  As the episode unfolds, Graham and Paul contemplate the delicate balance between patent protection and freedom of use in the burgeoning psychedelics industry. Graham Pechenik is a registered patent attorney and the founder of Calyx Law, a law firm specializing in cannabis and psychedelics-related intellectual property.  Graham has a BS from UC San Diego, where he chose Cognitive Neuroscience and Biochemistry majors—after his first psychedelic experiences inspired a deep curiosity about the bases for changes in consciousness—and a JD from New York University, where he initially pursued interests in bioethics and cognitive liberty.  After a decade at large law firms defending and challenging patents for Fortune 500 companies across the agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology industries, including working on several landmark patent cases both at trial and on appeal, Graham started Calyx Law in 2016 to help cannabis and psychedelics ventures design and implement their IP strategies.  Graham is also editor-at-large of Psychedelic Alpha, where he writes about psychedelics IP, provides data for patent trackers, and maintains a psychedelics legalization and decriminalization tracker. He is the founding steward of the IP Committee of the Psychedelic Bar Association, where he is also on the Board of Directors, and is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.  Graham was raised in Oakland, CA, and currently lives in San Francisco. Highlights: Examining the unique patent process for the Stamets Stack microdosing protocol. How to enforce patents on illegal substances like psilocybin. Unpacking COMPASS Pathways’ psilocybin polymorph patent. The pros & cons of psychedelic patents. How psychedelic patents could hinder therapeutic expansion. Graham’s motivation to enter the psychedelic patents space. Key Links: Calyx Law Graham on Twitter Psychedelic Alpha Psilocybin Patent Tracker (blog) Microdosing Psilocybin Mushrooms with the Stamets Stack (psychedelic research) New Microdosing Study Investigates “Stamets Stack” (psychedelic research) Oregon’s Psychedelic Path: What Coaches and Consumers Need to Know Episode Sponsors: Numinus Sayulita Wellness
5/22/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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Daniel Stickler, M.D. - Precision-Performance Medicine: Longevity, Holistic Health, & Optimization

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Dr. Daniel Stickler and Paul F. Austin explore the cutting-edge field of longevity and precision-performance medicine. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. After over a decade as a general surgeon, Dr. Stickler abandoned modern medicine’s reductionist approach and forged a new path toward holistic health and optimization. He believes that addressing deficiency mindsets and focusing on purpose, love, and community can help people move beyond simply existing and truly thrive. Through his work, Dr. Stickler has discovered ways to reverse biological aging and help people achieve enhanced states of being. Dr. Stickler shares his insights on how humans can live a life of excellence, the revolutionary field of gene-editing technology, and his transformative psychedelic experiences. Dr. Daniel L. Stickler is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Apeiron ZOH Inc. He is the pioneer behind systems-based, precision-performance medicine, a new paradigm that re-defines medicine from the old symptoms-based disease model to limitless peak performance and systems science in all aspects of life. Highlights: The need for complex systems-thinking in modern medicine. Dr. Stickler’s psychedelic experiences. Why practitioners must assess patients before psychedelic therapy. Exploring consciousness as a critical aspect of well-being. What science knows about how to reverse biological aging. Actionable daily steps to slow down aging. Dr. Sticker’s personal approach to healthy lifestyles and relationships. Neurohacker Collective and Qualia nootropics for optimal brain health. Key Links: Apeiron ZOH Inc. Neurohacker Collective Nootropics and Psychedelics: How Mind Enhancement Benefits From Both The Ultimate Guide to 5-MeO-DMT Episode Sponsors: Sayulita Wellness Retreats. Use the promo code THIRDWAVE to get a $300 discount. CURED Nutrition's Serenity Gummies. Get 15% off by using coupon code “THIRDWAVE” at checkout.
5/15/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 20 seconds
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Payton Nyquvest - Revolutionizing Mental Health: Challenges & Opportunities in Psychedelic Therapy

Payton Nyquvest, Founder of Numinus ketamine clinics, joins The Psychedelic Podcast to discuss psychedelic industry missteps, opportunities, & the future of communal healing. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Embracing disruptions and learning from failures are essential in the trailblazing space of psychedelics. Encouraging industry resiliency, Payton Nyquvest, Founder, Chair, & CEO of Numinus, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss how to conquer setbacks on the path to revolutionizing mental health. Payton believes successful psychedelic leaders must adapt to real-world needs, embrace challenges, and gain conscious insights from direct experiences. Only then can innovators and practitioners create a lasting impact on the world. Payton Nyquvest is the Founder, Chair, & Chief Executive Officer of Numinus, which empowers people to heal and be well through the development and delivery of innovative mental health care and access to safe, evidence-based, psychedelic-assisted therapies. He has a deep understanding of the psychedelic industry from its infancy, driven by life-saving personal experiences with multiple modalities. At Numinus, Payton guides strategy, innovation, research, and expansion. He also supports marketing and capital-markets functions. Highlights: How Numinus aligns psychedelic therapy with real-world needs. Numinus’s three-year journey from inception. Numinus’s experiential training and intuitive drug development. Exploring whether psychedelic therapists need first-hand experience. Payton’s take on conscious leadership in psychedelic-informed business models. Numinus’s collaboration with East Forest. Payton’s vision for Numinus clinics and practitioner training. Key Links: Numinus Website Payton’s previous episode (#72) on the podcast with Stacey Wallin Numinus practitioner trainings Numinus’s clinics in the directory Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program Episode Sponsors: Numinus Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit
5/8/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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Reid Robison, M.D. - A Better Way to Live & Thrive: Multimodal Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy

Dr. Reid Robison, Chief Clinical Officer at Numinus, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss psychedelic research, legislation, & complementary modalities. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Dr. Robison shares the challenges and innovations in psychedelic therapy, drawing from his own clinical research and current projects at Numinus, a mental health company that brings safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies to people in need. Explore topics such as the efficacy of psychedelic-assisted therapies, the pros and cons of psychedelic patents, and the need for multimodal approaches to mental health care. Dr. Reid Robison is a board-certified psychiatrist and Chief Clinical Officer at Numinus, where he oversees clinical services, including teaching and training in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, for the company's clinics across the US and Canada. He has led over 200 clinical trials in neuropsychiatry and previously served as coordinating investigator for the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study of eating disorders. Dr. Robison is currently principal investigator for a number of psychedelic medicine studies with psilocybin, LSD, and DMT. As a researcher and early adopter of ketamine in psychiatry, Dr. Robison got his first grant to study that medicine in 2011, around which time he also led a pivotal IV ketamine study for treatment-resistant depression. To date, Dr. Robison has guided thousands of ketamine therapy journeys and Spravato dosing sessions, and has also worked in ayahuasca retreat settings abroad. Dr. Robison is an adjunct professor at both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University, and board chair of the Psychedelic Institute, focused on education and research. Highlights: Dr. Robison's journey into the world of psychedelics, from ketamine research to psilocybin advocacy on Capitol Hill. How patents can expand access to psychedelic therapy through health insurance. Dr. Robison’s innovative studies and projects at Numinus. The need for a new standard of mental health care and the role of complementary modalities in achieving it. Exploring modalities complementary to psychedelic therapy. The promise of personalized mental health care. The pioneering efforts of Numinus in offering employee psychedelic mental health care via ketamine.  The future of insurance and the potential for greater coverage of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. What’s on the horizon at Numinus. Key Links: Dr. Robison’s Website Numinus Episode Sponsors: Numinus Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit
5/1/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D. - Walking Behind the Medicine: Bridging Western & Indigenous Healing Paradigms

Dr. Anja Loizaga-Velder, Co-Founder of Nierika, joins Paul F. Austin to explore the therapeutic nature of Ayahuasca & other plant medicines. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. This intimate in-person interview was recorded at Dr. Anja’s plant medicine retreat center in Mexico, just after Paul concluded his own 6-day Ayahuasca experience. Topics covered include: mental health from an indigenous perspective, Dr. Anja’s journey bridging Western medicine with traditional healing practices, and the current environmental and political struggles of indigenous healers in Mexico. Dr. Anja Loizaga-Velder received her master’s degree in psychology (Dipl.-Psych.) from Koblenz-Landau University, Germany, and her doctorate in medical psychology (Dr.sc.hum.) from Heidelberg University, Germany. She is a psychotherapist specializing in humanistic and transpersonal psychology, the study of consciousness, music therapy, and ethnopsychotherapy. Anja wrote both her master’s thesis and her doctoral thesis on the use of Ayahuasca for the treatment of addictions. She has published several articles in international academic journals and contributed book chapters on the topics of traditional medicine and mental health. She has been invited to exhibit her work in multiple international conferences. She is the Co-Founder of Nierika A.C. and director of psychotherapy and research at the Institute of Intercultural Medicine Nierika A.C. In addition, she is a professor and researcher in the postgraduate course in Medical and Health Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Highlights: The story of Nierika. The indigenous paradigm of healing and mental health. Dr. Anja’s work with and research into therapeutic effects of plant medicine. The political and environmental struggles of the Yaqui tribe and other indigenous healers in Mexico. Dr. Anja’s advice to professionals seeking psychedelic therapy training. Guiding principles for ethically working with plant medicine. The therapeutic effects of Ayahuasca. Key Links: Nierika Episode 172: Paul Stamets & Pamela Kryskow, M.D. Third Wave’s Ultimate Guide to Ayahuasca. Episode Sponsors: Numinus Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit  
4/26/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jules Evans - Ecstatic Literacy: Integrating Psychedelics Into Culture

Paul F. Austin is joined by writer/historian/philosopher Jules Evans to explore the need for ecstatic literacy in the third wave of psychedelics. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Through sharing research, philosophy, and his own work, Jules invites a thoughtful examination of both sides of psychedelics—the light and the shadow. He points to the need for more awareness and research of challenging psychedelic experiences and offers a roadmap to improved ecstatic literacy in today’s culture. Jules Evans is the director of the Challenging Psychedelic Experiences Project, the author of three books (Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations; The Art of Losing Control; Holiday from the Self) and the co-editor of Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency. He is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. Highlights: The need for a balance between stoicism and ecstatic experience. Inspirations from Aldous Huxley & other literary heroes. Integrating psychedelics into an “ecstatically naive” Western culture. Jules’s research on challenging psychedelic experiences. The dark side of ketamine: risks of dependency and harm in a booming industry. How culture can improve its ecstatic literacy. Key Links: The Challenging Psychedelic Experiences Project Jules’s Substack, Ecstatic Integration Jules’s book, The Art of Losing Control These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode Sponsors: Psyched Wellness - use THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. Numinus
4/17/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jonathan Lu & Shauheen Etminan, Ph.D. - Ancient Psychoactive Potions: Beta-Carbolines & Syrian Rue

Jonathan Lu & Shauheen Etminan, founders of Magi Ancestral Supplements, join Paul F. Austin to discuss the rich world of beta-Carbolines. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Jonathan & Shauheen are the co-founders of VCENNA, a drug discovery company that creates mental wellness solutions from psychoactive plants used ceremonially in Ancestral Eastern traditions. In this enchanting conversation, they share about their research and experimentation into Syrian rue and other near-forgotten plants, unpacking their rich historical and anthropological contexts. They explain the unique neurobiological and subjective effects of beta-Carbolines, including when combined with tryptamine-containing substances such as in an Ayahuasca brew. Paul F. Austin shares his own experiences with their formulation, Stard Deep Meditation Supplement. Visit ancestralmagi.com to learn more, and use code PAUL10 at checkout for 10% off their unique products. Highlights: Jonathan & Shauheen’s ventures, VCENNA and Ancestral Magi. Exploring forgotten divine potions, haoma, and soma, and the ancient and modern uses of Espand (Syrian rue). Psychedelics, Buddhism, and meditation. Exploring the physiological effects of beta-Carbolines. Shauheen and Jonathan’s personal experiences with beta-Carbolines and psychedelics. Key Links: Ancestral Magi - use code PAUL10 at checkout for 10% off VCENNA Third Wave's Magi Review: Rediscovering a 4000 Year Old Spiritual Elixir These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode Sponsors: This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
4/10/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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JW Ross - Alcohol Alternatives: Kava, Kratom, & Other Ancient Social Lubricants

Paul F. Austin welcomes JW Ross, founder & CEO of Botanic Tonics, to discuss his kava-kratom-based alcohol alternative, Feel Free. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. JW Ross is a lifelong innovator and inventor of Botanic Tonic’s “Feel Free” plant-based tonic. He started his career as a Texas oilman who experienced immense corporate success that was tainted with alcohol addiction. After hitting rock bottom and going to rehab, JW purged alcohol from his life and completely pivoted his career. He went on life-changing trips to the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, where he discovered botanical medicines whose ingredients have been used for centuries socially and for wellness. After discovering these plants, JW dedicated his life to finding an herbal solution that would replace alcohol and still give him a euphoric lift with positive impact. He home-tested many concoctions, finally finding the perfect recipe, which turned into the Feel Free tonic recipe. Enjoy $40 off your order of Feel Free: Use the code 3WAVE at checkout. Highlights: JW’s struggle with alcohol addiction, which led him on a search for alternative social lubricants. How alcohol is an “outlier” among other ancient forms of social lubricants around the world. Feel Free vs. alcohol. Feel Free vs. cannabis. Understanding kratom: types, processing, and effects. Are kava and kratom addictive? JW’s current research and legislative efforts with kava and kratom. Kava tolerance, and JW’s thoughts on alcohol- vs. kava-drinking societies. JW on sourcing ingredients and his vision for Botanic Tonics. Key Links: Botanic Tonics website JW's Blog Third Wave’s Ultimate Guide to Kratom Episode Sponsors: This episode is brought you by Psyched Wellness, creators of Calm, an over-the-counter Amanita Muscaria extract that may help to reduce stress, ease muscular tension and promote restorative sleep. Go to shop.psyched-wellness.com and use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. This episode is sponsored by Beckley Retreats, a leading holistic wellbeing company that offers transformative self-development programs by leveraging the science-backed power of psychedelics in concert with supportive therapeutic modalities. As a trusted partner of Third Wave, we strongly recommend the upcoming retreats for Beckley in Jamaica, as well as many other locations. Head to go.beckleyretreats.com/thirdwave to book your transformational psilocybin program today.
4/3/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds
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Alexander Shester, M.D. - Visionary Healing: Psychedelic Medicine & Shamanism

Paul F. Austin sits down with Dr. Alexander Shester to discuss his new book, Visionary Healing: Psychedelic Medicine & Shamanism. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. In this intimate, in-person conversation, Alex humbly shares his wisdom and perspective from decades of experience as a psychiatrist and visionary psychedelic explorer. He sheds light on the intersection of shamanism, psychedelics, and mental health, and recalls captivating stories from his time being mentored by the late psychologist and psychedelic researcher Ralph Metzner. Alexander Shester, M.D. is a medical doctor, board-certified psychiatrist, and Jungian Analyst. He has over thirty years of experience studying and participating in guided Vision Quests using shamanic principles in nature settings. His recently-published book, Visionary Healing: Psychedelic Medicine and Shamanism, is his personal first-hand memoir of using entheogens including ayahuasca, jurema, psilocybin, San Pedro cactus, peyote, iboga, toad, and more, for deep spiritual exploration and his own healing journey. Highlights: On visionary art and the power of psychedelic plant medicines. Ayahuasca and the transpersonal journey into the collective unconscious. Alex recalls his primary mentor, Ralph Metzner: his visionary circles and contributions to the psychedelic renaissance. The value of community in Alexander’s healing. Alex’s paths to psychiatry and psychedelics. How Alex’s psychedelic experiences informed his psychiatry practice. What can shamanism offer to the field of psychiatry? Remembering our nature-relatedness with the aid of plant medicines. Endarkenment: facing the shadow. Alex’s sage advice for those seeking psychedelic experiences. Episode Links: Alex’s book, Visionary Healing: Psychedelic Medicine and Shamanism These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. Episode sponsors: This episode is brought you by Psyched Wellness, creators of Calm, an over-the-counter Amanita muscaria extract that may help to reduce stress, ease muscular tension and promote restorative sleep. Go to shop.psyched-wellness.com and use code THIRDWAVE23 to get 15% off. This episode is sponsored by Beckley Retreats, a leading holistic wellbeing company that offers transformative self-development programs by leveraging the science-backed power of psychedelics in concert with supportive therapeutic modalities. As a trusted partner of Third Wave, we strongly recommend the upcoming retreats for Beckley in Jamaica, as well as many other locations. Head to go.beckleyretreats.com/thirdwave to book your transformational psilocybin program today. This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
3/27/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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Anna Yusim, M.D. - The Science of Fulfillment: Psychedelics & Mental Health

Anna Yusim, M.D., author of Fulfilled, joins Paul F. Austin for a conversation on the intersection of science, spirituality, and psychedelics. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Dr. Anna Yusim is a Board-Certified, Stanford- and Yale-educated Psychiatrist & Executive Coach with a private practice in New York City and Connecticut.  She is the best-selling author of Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life.  On the clinical faculty at Yale Medical School, Dr. Yusim is presently creating a Spirituality & Mental Health Center there.  With clients including Forbes 500 CEOs, Olympic athletes, A-list actors and actresses, and the Chairs of academic departments at top universities, Dr. Anna Yusim has helped over 2,000 people in 60 countries achieve greater impact, purpose, and joy in their life and work. As a highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Yusim gives keynotes for physicians and professionals worldwide on topics related to mental health and spirituality, thriving post-COVID, preventing burnout, meaning-making, and resilience.  For healthcare professionals, corporate leaders, and community members, she also conducts workshops to empower individuals to sharpen their intuition, cultivate authenticity, awaken self-compassion, enhance their capacity for empathy, and improve their ability to connect with others. Connect with Dr. Yusim at www.annayusim.com or at @annayusim on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Highlights: Dr. Yusim’s research on stress with Dr. Robert Sapolsky at Stanford. How Dr. Yusim’s relationship to stress has shifted throughout her life and career. Dr. Yusim’s path to founding the Spirituality & Mental Health Center at Yale. Does psychedelic therapy always need to have a spiritual component? Dr. Yusim explains her book, Fulfilled. Psychic vs. psychotic: schizophrenia, channeling, and shamanism. Dr. Yusim’s forthcoming book on the science of miracles. Making your unconscious conscious to find freedom, choice, and healing. Dr. Yusim’s executive coaching work. Episode Links: Dr. Yusim’s website Dr. Yusim’s book, Fulfilled Dr. Yusim’s article on sleep in MindBodyGreen These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is sponsored by: Beckley Retreats, a leading holistic wellbeing company that offers transformative self-development programs by leveraging the science-backed power of psychedelics in concert with supportive therapeutic modalities. As a trusted partner of Third Wave, we strongly recommend the upcoming retreats for Beckley in Jamaica, as well as many other locations. Head to go.beckleyretreats.com/thirdwave to book your transformational psilocybin program today. Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
3/20/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Alex Atwood - Transformational Coaching: Finding Purpose, Meaning & Fulfillment

Paul F. Austin is joined by Alex Atwood, Founder & CEO of GravyWork to talk plant medicine, transformational coaching, & more. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Alex Atwood is a multifaceted, purpose-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur who helmed four startups in the hospitality and staffing space. He’s also a coach in the emerging psychedelics field, with a focus on optimizing human potential. Alex is a podcaster, public speaker, angel investor in firms that help build a better world, and philanthropist with a soft spot for owners and operators of family businesses. Alex is working towards an ICF certification in organizational well-being. He has been a coach for Landmark Worldwide, a personal and professional development company, and elevation leader for 1heart. He has led workshops on integrity and self-actualization with the goal of helping attendees realize their own potential and find greater self-esteem, fulfillment, creativity, and productivity. Highlights: Alex’s transformational ayahuasca experience at 1heart. How Landmark impacted Alex’s trajectory. The ineffable wisdom of plant medicine. Alex’s experience in Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program. Integrating insights from psychedelics into business and daily life. Alex’s exciting projects on the horizon. Key Links: Alex’s website Alex’s podcast, The Alchemist Lounge Alex on LinkedIn Paul F. Austin’s episode on Alex’s podcast This episode is sponsored by:  Beckley Retreats, a leading holistic wellbeing company that offers transformative self-development programs by leveraging the science-backed power of psychedelics in concert with supportive therapeutic modalities. Head to go.beckleyretreats.com/thirdwave to book your transformational psilocybin program today. Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link. Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
3/13/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tracey Tee - Moms on Mushrooms: Healing, Community, & Education for Mothers

Tracey Tee, founder of Moms on Mushrooms, joins Paul F. Austin to talk about safe, intentional psychedelic use for mothers. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Tracey Tee has been actively involved in the momosphere for over 10 years, first co-creating and starring in the nationally touring cult-hit comedy show for moms, The Pump and Dump Show. She simultaneously co-produced the Band of Mothers Podcast and served as co-founder and CEO of The Pump and Dump Show’s umbrella brand, Band of Mothers Media. During her own journey with psilocybin amidst the pandemic, Tracey began to feel called to support moms in a deeper and more meaningful way. In 2022, she launched an online microdosing course created exclusively for moms called M.O.M. — “Moms on Mushrooms.” Tracey’s goal is to bring moms together through the sacred use of plant medicine for a shared journey of personal growth and healing. She is dedicated to crafting a supportive container for mothers that embodies the Sacred Feminine, gives reverence to our elders and original cultures, and acts as an example of a redefined way to engage in a New Earth as a consciously created model of “doing business.” Highlights: Tracey’s healing journey with psilocybin and microdosing that led to Moms on Mushrooms. The unique needs and challenges for moms considering psychedelics. Tracey on opening up to her about her own psychedelic use. Reclaiming rites of passage in healthy, informed ways. What Moms on Mushrooms offers its members. On microdosing during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Microdosing and postpartum depression: a recipe for success. Tracey’s vision for the future: advocacy, education, and healing. Connect with Moms on Mushrooms. Episode Links: Moms On Mushrooms Book, A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit The Pump and Dump Show Band of Mothers Podcast
3/6/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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Matt Zemon, M.Sc. - Learn, Heal & Grow: Psychedelics for Everyone

Matt Zemon joins Paul F. Austin for a thoughtful conversation on the inspiration behind his new book, Psychedelics for Everyone. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Matt Zemon is the author of Psychedelics for Everyone: A Beginner’s Guide to These Powerful Medicines for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Expanding Consciousness. Since 2019, Matt has evolved from someone who had never taken any drugs to doing a deep dive into the study of human consciousness, aided by psilocybin, ayahuasca, ketamine, LSD, MDMA, DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, and more. Matt is now CEO and Co-Founder of HAPPŸŸ, a mental wellness company specializing in psychedelic-assisted oral ketamine therapy, as well as digital therapeutics that promote transformational outcomes. Previously, Matt was the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Psychable, an online community connecting people interested in the healing power of psychedelics with a network of practitioners and psychedelic-based treatments. He was also the co-founder of Take2Minutes, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals improve their mental health and wellbeing. Matt lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Highlights: How Matt’s psychedelic experiences shifted his life path, values, and relationships. The need for thoughtful conversations on psychedelics. Embracing the unprecedented accessibility of psychedelics. Matt’s entrepreneurship in the psychedelic space. Matt and Paul share the inspiration and vision behind their work. Matt’s ingredients for an optimal psychedelic experience. Episode Links: Matt’s website HAPPŸŸ Ep. 117: Tim Sae Koo - The Psychedelic Ecosystem Matt’s book, Psychedelics for Everyone These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link. This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
2/27/20231 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz - Exploring Silence & Psychedelics: Finding Signal Through the Noise

Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz join Paul F. Austin to discuss their new book, GOLDEN, and the scientific, mystical, and psychedelic nature of silence. Justin and Leigh recently released GOLDEN: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise. Published by HarperCollins in the US and Penguin in the UK, it is appearing in 14 languages globally. Together, Leigh and Justin founded Astrea Strategies, a consultancy that bridges deep visioning with impactful communications and action. Find GOLDEN on Amazon, HarperCollins, or anywhere books are sold. Listen to the Audio Book narrated by Prentice Onayemi. Highlights: How Justin and Leigh’s paths crossed. Defining silence and noise. How silence promotes flow states, creative problem solving, and self-transcendent experiences. Silence and psychedelics. The sacredness of shared silence. The neurobiological effects of silence and noise. Balancing science and mysticism to inform a new paradigm. Cultivating introspection for wiser and more effective leadership. Episode links: Justin & Leigh’s website Justin & Leigh’s book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise Episode 140: Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Magi Ancestral Supplements! Among Magi’s beta-Carboline nootropics is my personal favorite minidose, Stard Deep Meditation Aid which has been shown by brain scans to help you achieve a deeper state of meditation. Right now Magi Ancestral Supplements is offering 10% off for listeners of the Third Wave Podcast with coupon code paul10.  Visit ancestralmagi.com to learn more about Stard and their other cognitive-enhancing nootropics. And by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link. And by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
2/22/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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Remi Drozd, D.O. - The Journey to Conscious Health: Getting the Most Out of Ketamine Therapy

Dr. Remi Drozd and Paul F. Austin dive deep into ketamine therapy: telemedicine vs. in-person, the skill of surrender, and willing participation. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Dr. Remi Drozd, D.O. is the founder and executive director of Lucid Therapeutics. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with 15 years of experience and a fellowship in wilderness medicine. Remi became dissatisfied with western medicine, realizing that many elements of primary health, particularly mental health, were being mismanaged in the existing system. In 2020, he learned about the healing potential of psilocybin during a workshop led by the Johns Hopkins scientist Bill Richards, and ultimately decided to dedicate his professional efforts to a different way of practicing medicine. He has completed training for Ketamine Therapy at the Psychedelic Coalition for Health and the MDMA Therapy Training Program through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). At Lucid Therapeutics (formerly Santa Barbara Ketamine Therapy), Remi provides a high-touch, holistic approach to ketamine-assisted therapy. He and his team of integration coaches, specifically trained in non-ordinary consciousness, help shepherd clients through their tremendous psychedelic experiences. Outside of the office, Remi enjoys kitesurfing in the waves, cycling the Santa Barbara hills, and being with his family. Highlights: How early psychedelic experiences gave Remi the calling to shift from his career as an ER doctor to other forms of healing. A deeper look at ketamine and its history of use from anesthetic to a treatment for depression and suicidality. How the hands-on approach at Remi’s clinic differentiates itself from that at an infusion center. The importance of coaching alongside psychedelic experiences. Comparing potential outcomes of telemedicine to the “thick-wall container” of the in-person clinic experience. Why the “skill of surrender” is so important—and so difficult. Balancing the capacity to let go with the commitment to living consciously engaged in the world. Insights from Remi’s psychedelic training journey. The demographics that visit Remi’s clinic, and how individuals are screened. The need for willing participation when it comes to transformation. Episode Links: Lucid Therapeutics Dr. Drozd’s presentation, “Ketamine 101” Paul F. Austin’s Mindbloom Experience Episode 152: Lauren Taus: Pain Opens Pleasure: Psychedelic Healing, Therapy, and Somatic Practices Episode 128: Jeffrey Becker: The Science of Ketamine: What’s Really Going on in Your Brain? Episode 173: Rick Doblin, Ph.D.: Healing the Heart of Humanity: Legalizing Psychedelic Medicine Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program California senator Scott Weiner’s introduction of legislation to decriminalize certain psychedelics Remi’s clinic featured in the Santa Barbara Independent Dr. Drozd on YouTube Dr. Drozd on LinkedIn Lucid Therapeutics on Instagram Lucid Therapeutics on Facebook Lucid Therapeutics on Medium.com These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
2/13/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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John Wood - Unleash the Beast: The Role of Somatics in Psychedelic Experience

John Wood, founder of Rageheart, joins Paul F. Austin to explore the nature of somatic release in psychedelic experiences. John Wood is the founder of Rageheart, an edgy, new online school that teaches people how to navigate and integrate their psychedelic journeys without traditional tools like meditation, breathwork, or $49 Moleskin journals. Wood started the company when he noticed how many people struggled with psychedelics. Whether it was staying calm during the experience or integrating lessons afterwards, Wood wanted to give people better tools because, in his opinion, the classic tools everyone recommends are disappointing at best and downright dangerous at worst. Wood is an entrepreneur and long-term traveler, having lived, worked, and traveled through 20+ countries over the last 10 years. He’s currently based in the mountains of Peru, where he rides his motorbike, trains Jiu Jitsu, and eats way too many people-shaped rainbow donuts at his local café. Highlights: John’s motorcycling and “hikeadelic” adventures while living in Thailand. Early explorations of psychedelics, breathwork, and somatics. John’s experiences with manipulative psychedelic guides. John’s life-learned lessons on listening to gut feelings and making space for healthy aggression. How John came to synthesize psychedelics with somatics. How John sees the role of somatic release in plant-medicine experiences. How to use somatic tools, like those taught at Rageheart, and integrate them into everyday life. Episode Links: Rage Heart John's article on his harmful experience with psychedelic practitioners Book, A Little Book on the Human Shadow by Robert Bly Book, Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Magi Ancestral Supplements! Among Magi’s beta-Carboline nootropics is my personal favorite minidose, Stard Deep Meditation Aid which has been shown by brain scans to help you achieve a deeper state of meditation. Right now Magi Ancestral Supplements is offering 10% off for listeners of the Third Wave Podcast with coupon code PAUL10.  Visit ancestralmagi.com to learn more about Stard and their other cognitive-enhancing nootropics. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
2/6/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jose Muñoz Aycart - Empower the Healer Within: Rethinking At-Home Psychedelic Therapy

Jose Muñoz Aycart, Co-founder of Wondermed, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss revolutionizing mental health through at-home ketamine treatments. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. As Co-founder at Wonder Sciences, Wondermed’s parent company, Jose Muñoz Aycart combines his experience in international economics and astrophysics to build the Wondermed ecosystem, empowering people’s inner healer by providing affordable, personalized, evidence-based resources. Having previously built self-sustained desalination plants in underdeveloped countries, Jose has shifted his focus to healing mental-health disorders with the power of psychedelic medicine, helping raise the $5.6M seed round that made Wonder Sciences possible. His goal is to continue pushing the boundaries of our imagination through innovation. Highlights: How Jose applies his diverse background to psychedelics. Wondermed’s goal of “empowering the healer” through accessible, affordable treatment. The essential resources Wondermed offers its clients in addition to ketamine treatments. Jose’s own psychedelic experiences, which confirmed perspectives arrived at from studying astrophysics and philosophy. The power of expanding our perspective. “Ketatations” and the role of ketamine in group contexts. Who is eligible for Wondermed’s ketamine services and why. Wondermed’s plans to support the psychedelic community as legalization and public acceptance progress. Episode Links: Wonder Sciences Wondermed Wondermed on Instagram Jose on LinkedIn This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link. This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
1/30/202359 minutes, 7 seconds
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Panel Discussion - The Case for Microdosing: Why Legalization Matters

Paul F. Austin hosts a panel discussion on advocacy for legalizing microdosing, and why it matters in the psychedelic movement. This episode is a re-broadcast from the Into The Multiverse Podcast and was recorded in July 2022 in Los Angeles, CA, at the launch party of the Microdosing Collective, a non-profit dedicated to advancing and protecting the right to microdose. In a special panel discussion hosted by Paul F. Austin, four passionate leaders in the world of psychedelics discuss topics such as the history of microdosing, sacred rituals, the legal landscape, and how to safely advocate for microdosing. This discussion is a rebroadcast and was originally released on the Into The Multiverse Podcast About the panelists: Alli Schaper Alli Schaper is an entrepreneur, community builder, speaker, mental-wellness advocate, and enthusiast for mushrooms and other psychedelic medicines. She is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of Into The Multiverse, an education-first ecosystem for all things fungi, whose mission is to rebrand functional mushrooms and encourage collaboration in the psychedelics industry. Her team has created the world's first functional mushroom marketplace, The Multiverse, and SuperMush, their in-house consumer lifestyle brand. Her passion for bringing microdosing psychedelics to the mainstream wellness conversation led her to collaboratively launch The Microdosing Collective. She is also the host of Into The Multiverse Podcast. Instagram: @allischaper Marie Mbouni, M.D. Born in Cameroon, Africa, Marie Mbouni, M.D. felt a calling toward healing and was initiated into iboga at the age of 14. Ultimately she would go on to pursue her education in Canada and the United States, following the Western medical route as an anesthesiologist. After years in this profession, Marie realized it did not fully align with her vision of healing and embraced a new career as a shaman, energy healer, and mentor. Marie has studied and cared for the body for over 20 years. Opening herself to the power of the mind, the beauty of intuition, and the all-encompassing power of love changed her, she stepped into her destiny as a healer and embraced her potential beyond the confines of the mainstream. Instagram: @mariembounimd Joshua Kappel Joshua Kappel is a founding partner of Vicente Sederberg with a practice devoted to helping entrepreneurs and like-minded professionals build human-centric and regenerative companies in the cannabis and psychedelic communities. Joshua also has a passion for helping advocates draft legislation and build sustainable legal vehicles that will  influence these emerging industries going forward. Recently, Mr. Kappel was a co-author and chair of the campaign committee for Colorado’s Proposition 122, which was the first successful state ballot measure to create access to natural psychedelic healing through both a state-regulated and a decentralized community-healing model. Joshua also helped draft Denver’s psilocybin decriminalization initiative and has assisted in drafting cannabis and psychedelic measures across the country for over 12 years. Paul F. Austin (Host) Paul F. Austin is a 21st-century pioneer of the responsible use of psychedelics for healing, leadership, and personal transformation. He has been featured in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and WebMD for his work amplifying awareness around the benefits of microdosing psychedelics. Paul is the author of the book Mastering Microdosing: How to Use Sub-Perceptual Psychedelics to Heal Trauma, Improve Performance, and Transform Your Life and the founder of two companies in the emerging psychedelic space, Third Wave and Synthesis. Instagram: @paulaustin3w Highlights: Why microdosing advocacy matters. A brief history of microdosing and its potential role in mainstream acceptance of psychedelics. Panelists share their “why” in promoting responsible psychedelic use in mainstream society. On sacred reciprocity and microdosing with plant medicines. The current legal landscape of microdosing and the work ahead towards legalization. Harnessing neuroplasticity for wellness and optimization. Drawing on lessons from cannabis when it comes to microdosing psychedelics. How to share support for microdosing without putting yourself at risk. Defining microdosing. Episode Links: Microdosing Collective Website Book, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman Book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups by Dr. Carl L. Hart These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program. This is an opportunity for coaches with existing practices to be a part of a movement that will change lives. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
1/25/202348 minutes, 28 seconds
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BJ Miller, M.D. - Psychedelics & Palliative Care: Finding Fulfillment in Life & Death

Paul F. Austin is joined by BJ Miller, M.D., co-founder of Mettle Health, for a discussion on psychedelics and living and dying well. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. BJ Miller, M.D. is an established thought leader in the area of serious illness, end-of-life issues, and dying. He has been a physician for 19 years and has counseled over 1,000 patients and family members. This vast experience has led him to understand what people really need when dealing with difficult health situations. BJ has given over 100 talks, both nationally and internationally, on the themes of serious illness and dying, He has given over 100 media interviews, including podcasts, radio, and print. His TED Talk, What Really Matters at the End of Life has been viewed over 11 million times. He is co-author of the book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death, published in 2019. Highlights: Powerful insights and perspectives from BJ’s work in palliative and end-of-life care. From taboo to opportunity: examining attitudes towards death across cultures and history. How BJ became involved in the intersection of psychedelics and end-of-life. Looking at the data on psychedelic therapy for patients with end-of-life anxiety. “Anesthetics vs. Aesthetics”: BJ’s insights into a helpful set and setting for dying well. Embracing regret and fear at the end of life. The power of love—during life and at the time of death. Mettle Health, BJ’s service for patients and caregivers. Episode Links: Mettle Health Zen Hospice Project BJ Miller's TED Talk, "What really matters at the end of life" Ep. 136 - Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.: “More Than Molecules”: Plants as Living Teachers Presentation by Dr. BJ Miller & Dr. Justin Burke: "Exploring the Aesthetic Dimension of End-of-Life Care” Mettle Health on Youtube Mettle Health on Instagram Mettle Health on Twitter BJ Miller on Twitter This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
1/16/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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James Ravenhall - Dose of Inspiration: Psychedelics Meet Design Thinking

James Ravenhall of NewTerritory joins Paul F. Austin to discuss how design thinking can be used to bring innovation to psychedelics & vice versa. James Ravenhall is Creative Director of NewTerritory design studios. He talks about the studio’s visionary microdosing platform concept, “Human Nature,” and how products like it might shift cultural perceptions of psychedelics. Paul and James envision new approaches to psychedelic experiences through the lens of design thinking. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Originally a trained chef, James spent a number of years working in kitchens in London and Paris before earning his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Product Design. Now, he has over thirteen years’ experience leading engagements in brand strategy, product, spatial, service, and digital for some of the world’s most impactful brands across the automotive, aviation, and space travel industries. James has an innate passion to work alongside people who see design not just as a tool, but as a platform to make a positive impact and effect real change for people, planet. and profit. Instagram - @newterritorydesign Website - www.newterritory.io Highlights: James shares about his human-centered approach to design and how psychedelics are influencing his work. The triple bottom line, “People-Planet-Profit,” and the guiding principles of James’s work. James unpacks his creative process and what inspires new projects in his studio. “Human Nature” — a tailored microdosing platform concept that aims to shift public perception and influence legislation. Using design thinking to envision how microdosing can be integrated into daily life. Applying James’s approach to rethinking high-dose psychedelic experiences and ways to personalize experiences. Gourmet dining in space and other projects James is working on. Episode Links: NewTerritory “Human Nature” — James’s microdosing product concept Transcendental Meditation THE WELL New York Article, “Could Psychedelics Help To Heal The Crisis of Disconnection?” by Sam Gandy, Rosalind Watts and Alex Evans Synthesis Institute Wavepaths These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program. This is an opportunity for coaches with existing practices to be a part of a movement that will change lives. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
1/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Ryan Sprague - The Power of Cannabis: Intentional Uses for Healing, Personal Growth & Optimization

Paul F. Austin welcomes Ryan Sprague, founder of Highly Optimized, who shares how to cultivate a positive relationship with cannabis & more. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Ryan is the founder and co-owner of Highly Optimized, a company dedicated to helping its clients transform and become the conscious leaders the world is patiently awaiting. He is also the host of the “Highly Optimized” Podcast, the “This One Time On Psychedelics” Podcast and is the creator of the “Connect With Cannabis” program & the “Grow With Cannabis” course. Ryan’s mission in life is helping his fellow brothers and sisters become empowered in their experience of being alive through one-on-one men’s coaching, plant medicine integration coaching and retreat experiences. In this episode, Ryan shares powerful life-learned wisdom and insights for developing a healthy relationship with cannabis, and goes deep into the science behind different cannabis strains, compounds and routes of administration. Connect with Ryan on Instagram @therealryansprague and @highly.optimized Highlights: Joint vs. Spliff: cultivating healthy relationships with both tobacco and cannabis. Ryan’s use of cannabis to treat generalized anxiety disorder that began a path of deepening connection with the plant. Ryan’s powerful experiences at the end of his father’s life that gave him a life calling with cannabis. Ryan’s intentional reentry into cannabis use that led to the creation of his coaching program, Connect With Cannabis. Methods, tools and information for having safe and effective psychedelic experiences with cannabis. Exploring the unique effects of different routes of cannabis administration—from edibles to boofing. The psychoactive effects of cannabinoids vs. terpenes. Ryan’s advice on establishing an intentional relationship with cannabis. Episode Links: Ryan’s website, Highly Optimized Conscious Cannabis Guide Highly Optimized Podcast This One Time On Psychedelics Podcast Ryan’s podcast episode with Paul as guest: Episode 82: Leading The Charge In Psychedelic Education Highly Optimized Ceremony Circle Facebook Group Third Wave’s Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Studies on the effect of THC on cancer cells in mice EndoDNA cannabis testing service Hemp Lucid CBD Oil Episode 131: John Lieurance ACE Seeds These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link. This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
1/4/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Ph.D. - Rethinking Research: Novel Approaches to Studying LSD Microdosing

Paul Austin is joined by Dr. Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, lead researcher in the world's first LSD microdosing clinical trial. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. This is another special interview recorded on location at the 2022 Wonderland Conference in Miami, FL. Dr. Muthukumaraswamy shares the unique design of his LSD microdose trial, plans for future research, and how these studies might be received in New Zealand and around the globe. Suresh completed his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Auckland in 2005 after which he joined the newly established Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2014, Suresh received a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship and has returned to Auckland where he works in The School of Pharmacy (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences). Suresh’s main research interests are in understanding how therapies alter brain activity and in developing methodologies to measure these changes in both healthy individuals and patient groups - particularly patients with depression. His previous studies have involved a range of compounds including hallucinogens (ketamine, LSD, psilocybin), anesthetics (propofol, dexmedetomidine), anti-epileptics (vigabatrin, perampanel, tiagabine) and GABA-enhancers (zolpidem, gaboxadol). Suresh’s research has used a wide-range of neuroimaging techniques including magnetoencephalography, electroencephalography, functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Highlights: Dr. Muthukumaraswamy shares his academic and professional background, and what led him to studying psychedelics. Dr. Muthukumaraswamy explains the origin story and unique design of his LSD microdosing study. How study volunteers generally respond to microdosing in a lab vs. in their normal daily environments. Design elements Dr. Muthukumaraswamy plans to implement in future LSD microdose studies. Considering how Dr. Muthukumaraswamy’s take-home LSD microdose study might impact research and policy in other countries. The legal landscape of psychedelics relevant to New Zealand’s indigenous Māori community. Episode Links: Protocol for Dr. Muthukumaraswamy’s LSD microdose study Suresh’s lab, Auckland Neuro- Psycho- Pharmacology Research Group on Facebook Scopolamine, “Devil’s Breath” Ep. 172: Paul Stamets & Pamela Kryskow, M.D. - The Future of Microdosing: Legislation, Research, & Science Ep. 107: Mendel Kaelen - Music and Psychedelic Medicine: Healing Through Sound This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
12/26/202249 minutes, 47 seconds
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Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D. - Psilocybin for Smoking Cessation: A New Era of Psychedelic Research

Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D. joins Paul F. Austin to share his studies of psilocybin for smoking cessation, cancer distress treatment, and more In this episode, we feature another special interview recorded at the 2022 Wonderland conference in Miami, FL. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D. is the Susan Hill Ward Endowed Professor of Psychedelics and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins. Working with psychedelics since 2004, he is one of the world’s most widely published experts in the field. He has published research on psychedelics and mystical experience, personality change, tobacco smoking cessation, cancer distress treatment, and depression treatment. In 2021, as principal investigator, he received the first grant in 50 years from the US government for a treatment study with a classic psychedelic, specifically psilocybin in the treatment of tobacco addiction. He is also known for his expertise in behavioral economics, addiction, sexual risk behavior, and research with a wide variety of drug classes. Highlights: How Dr. Johnson’s own life has changed as a result of his years of research, including psilocybin for the treatment of cancer distress. Dr. Johnson’s study on psilocybin for smoking cessation; the first US government-funded study on the therapeutic use of a psychedelic in 50 years. The initial findings of psilocybin vs. nicotine patch as smoking-cessation treatments. How Dr. Johnson plans to contribute to psychedelic research and oversight as the industry grows. Dr. Johnson cautions psychedelic therapists against inappropriately pushing spiritual or religious frameworks onto patients. Episode Links: Dr. Johnson on Google Scholar Dr. Johnson on Twitter Dr. Johnson’s smoking cessation study on ClinicalTrials.gov Dr. Johnson’s paper, “Consciousness, Religion, and Gurus: Pitfalls of Psychedelic Medicine” Book, The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley Book, The Immortality Key by Brian Muraresku These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
12/18/202240 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rick Doblin, Ph.D. - Healing the Heart of Humanity: Legalizing Psychedelic Medicine

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., founder of MAPS, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss the healing of humanity through legalized psychedelic medicine. This is another special interview from the 2022 Wonderland Conference in Miami, FL. Paul F. Austin is joined by MAPS founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., to discuss the healing of humanity through legalized psychedelic medicine. Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana. His Master’s thesis was a survey of oncologists on smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife and puppy, with three empty rooms from his children who have all graduated college and begun their life journeys. Learn more about Rick by listening to his Origin Story and watching his TED Talk. Highlights: Rick Doblin’s life (in five minutes), the origin story of MAPS, and the latest progress of its FDA clinical trials. How MAPS has changed since Michael Pollan’s How To Change Your Mind Netflix documentary. What keeps Rick focused, grounded and motivated to continue his work. Why MAPS chose to work with MDMA for PTSD, and what its strategy will look like after FDA approval. The novel financing strategies MAPS is taking in response to the ‘failure of philanthropy’. Working towards mass mental health and a “global spiritualized humanity”. MAPS’ Fourth Psychedelic Science Conference — June 2023. How to “make a post-prohibition world work out” and empower people to deal with trauma, with and without substances. Episode Links: MAPS MAPS Public Benefit Michael Pollan’s How To Change Your Mind Netflix documentary Peter Jennings’ documentary, Ecstasy Rising ICPR Conference Maslow's hierarchy of needs Book, The Religion of Tomorrow by Ken Wilber Book, Island by Aldous Huxley Ep. 154: Deborah Mash. Healing Addiction With Ibogaine: What the Research Tells Us 162 Dr. Andrew Weil. Way of the Future: Healing Through Integrative Medicine & Psychedelics MAPS’ Fourth Psychedelic Science Conference Santo Daime Zendo Project Rick Doblin on Twitter Rick Doblin on Instagram These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by MycroDrops™ Powerful Micro-Elixirs made from Adaptogen and nootropic herbs and mushrooms. Get MOTIVATED, FOCUSED & GROUNDED! Use code THIRDWAVE and take $10 off your first purchase of $30 or more. Visit www.mycrodrops.com. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
12/12/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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Paul Stamets & Pamela Kryskow, M.D. - The Future of Microdosing: Legislation, Research, & Science

This is an uncut interview recorded live at the 2022 Wonderland Conference in Miami, FL. Paul F. Austin is joined by renowned mycologist, author and researcher Paul Stamets, along with Pamela Kryskow, M.D., both co-founders of MycoMedica Life Sciences, PBC. They dive into all things microdosing, clinical trials, naturalistic science and patient-driven research, while exploring and honoring the wisdom of indigenous cultures around the world—and even martial arts. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen the understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken on this path of life. Paul’s philosophy is that “MycoDiversity is BioSecurity.” He sees the ancient Old Growth forests of the Pacific Northwest as a resource of incalculable value, especially in terms of its fungal genome. A dedicated hiker and explorer, his passion is to preserve and protect as many ancestral strains of mushrooms as possible from these pristine woodlands. His research is considered breakthrough by thought leaders for creating a paradigm shift for helping ecosystems worldwide. Paul is the author of six books (including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms, and Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World). He has discovered and named several new species of psilocybin mushrooms. Dr. Pamela Kryskow is a medical doctor with a strong interest in psychedelic medicine, mental health and chronic pain. She is a founding board member of the Canadian Psychedelic Association. She is also a part of an expert team working to give Canadians access to psilocybin at end of life. Dr Kryskow is actively involved in research related to psilocybin, MDMA, ketamine, mental wellness and neurogenesis. She is a co-investigator on the largest microdosing study, Microdose.me, which is ongoing with 14 000+ enrolled participants. A Clinical Instructor at University of British Columbia and Adjunct Professor at Vancouver Island University, Dr. Kryskow is also the medical lead on the Roots To Thrive Ketamine Assisted Therapy program, which treats healthcare providers with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addiction. In real life, she loves foraging in the forest, ocean kayaking, growing kale and daydreaming in the hammock. Highlights: An introduction to Paul and Pam, and their work together in researching the benefits of microdosing psilocybin. Tracking the history of mushroom wisdom and knowledge, from indigenous traditions to scientific research. How the complexity of microdosing demands new research approaches and methodologies. Addressing the disconnect between policy and science. Paul Stamets’ vision of how psychedelics can be integrated in society, and how MycoMedica is working towards it. How new scientific findings on psilocybin and microdosing could influence future legislation. Closing remarks: psychedelics, kindness, and community Episode Links MycoMedica Life Sciences, PBC Microdose.me study Paul Stamets’ talk at the 2017 MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference The roots of ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’ mushroomreferences.com Quantified Citizen App Paul Stamets’ Website Paul Stamets on Instagram Pamela Kryskow, M.D. on LinkedIn This episode is brought to you by MycroDrops™ Powerful Micro-Elixirs made from Adaptogen and nootropic herbs and mushrooms. Get MOTIVATED, FOCUSED & GROUNDED! Use code THIRDWAVE and take $10 off your first purchase of $30 or more. Visit www.mycrodrops.com. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
12/5/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sam Zand, D.O. - Heal, Grow, Love, Transcend: Ketamine & the Future of Mental Healthcare

Dr. Sam Zand, Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer of Better U, joins Paul F. Austin for a rich conversation on at-home ketamine-assisted therapy. As a practicing psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer of Better U, Dr. Sam Zand utilizes his expertise in neuroplasticity to help patients address the root cause of their problems and establish new ways of thinking. After initial psychedelic medicine research at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Zand began treating patients clinically with ketamine in 2019. He now teaches psychedelic medicine rotations to psychiatry residents and medical students and is an advocate and spokesperson for the FDA-approved esketamine, Spravato. He is trained in general psychiatry, addiction recovery, and psychotherapy, and has a passion for psychedelic therapy, crisis intervention, relationship counseling, and integrated spiritual therapy. In addition to being a co-founder of Better U, Dr. Zand is also the owner and CEO of a national telepsychiatry service, Anywhere Clinic. He has merged his passions for lifestyle medicine, performance coaching, and entrepreneurship to establish platforms that build leaders and medical healers. He assisted in Crisis Intervention Training for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, helped create mental skills departments for professional sports teams and corporations, and has worked with industry leaders, corporate executives, and pro athletes. Dr. Zand is passionate about increasing education to end the stigma that surrounds mental health topics, advancing the integration of psychiatry and spirituality, and making clinically proven, innovative new therapies more accessible for all. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Highlights: Understanding the differences between Spravato and generic ketamine, and the role each might play in the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy. ‘The Skill of Psychedelics’ - looking at medicines like ketamine in the bigger picture of healing, growth, and transformation. Dr. Zand’s Four phases of healing: Heal, Grow, Love, Transcend What differentiates Better U from other telemedicine psychedelic-assisted therapy services Dr. Zand on effective dosing, intention-setting, and utilization of psychotherapy. Exploring the correlation between dissociative experience and positive transformation How ego actualization and ego dissolution fit into the greater path of healing and transformation. Transcending pathology and the disease-care model of mental healthcare to embrace the biopsychosocial-spiritual model. The ‘Powered by Better U’ Model of collaboration to bring beneficial ketamine treatments beyond the clinic. Closing Episode Links: Better U Better Universe Foundation Dr. Zand on LinkedIn Recent clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of at-home ketamine treatments Third Wave’s Guide to Ketamine MAPS This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave’s Mushroom Grow Kit. The biggest problem for anyone starting to explore the magical world of mushrooms is consistent access from reputable sources. That’s why we’ve been working on a simple, elegant (and legal!) solution for the past several months. Third Wave's Mushroom Grow Kit and Course has the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores. This episode is also brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. Apollo engages with your sense of touch to deliver soothing vibrations that signal safety to the brain. Clinically proven to improve heart rate variability, it can actually enhance the outcomes of your other efforts like deep breathing, yoga, meditation, and plant medicine. Apollo was developed by a friend of Third Wave, Dr. David Rabin M.D Ph.D., a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years. Third Wave listeners get 15% off—just use this link.
11/28/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Natasja Pelgrom & Alexander Beiner - Regenerative Stewardship: Evolving the Psychedelic Retreat Model

Natasja Pelgrom & Alexander Beiner, creators of the Regenerative Stewardship retreat, join Paul F. Austin to discuss their approach to healing. Natasja Pelgrom is a visionary leader, mystical mentor and the founder of Awaken The Medicine Within retreats and programs, supporting people with psycho-spiritual approaches since 2017. Natasja is a highly intuitive guide and has held training, assisting and facilitation roles in over 800 psychedelic ceremonies. Natasja was also a founding member of the Synthesis Institute, and the director of the psilocybin-assisted Wellness retreats. As a key curator of the retreat programs, she oversaw the retreat team development and training. She currently advises and supervises executives in the (psychedelic) wellness industry. Natasja is also a mentor to leaders, coaches, therapists, and space holders, where she focuses on mind and heart coherence to help them prosper in their services. Natasja’s multifaceted mentorship approach is paired with 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience.  Alexander Beiner is an author and facilitator. He's one of the founders of the media and events platform, Rebel Wisdom, and an executive director of Breaking Convention, Europe's longest-running conference on psychedelic medicine and culture. His upcoming book, The Bigger Picture: How Psychedelics Can Help Us Make Sense of the World (Hay House, 2023) explores how psychedelics could transform culture and society. Trained as a counselor and meditation teacher, Alexander also runs retreats centered on combining practices drawn from cognitive science, wisdom traditions and psychedelic philosophy to create powerful group experiences. He has a particular interest in the phenomenology of the psychedelic experience and how we can combine ritual, practice and collective intelligence to expand consciousness in new ways. Highlights: How Natasja and Alexander’s paths crossed, leading to their co-creation of a psychedelic retreat. Rebel Wisdom — Alexander’s background and approach. Regenerative Stewardship — the ethos behind their retreat. Thinking beyond the “Hero’s Journey” and beyond “self-care” to a wider, more balanced vision. Looking to indigenous wisdom and psychedelics for a new cosmology and way of being. Why Natasja & Alexander chose psilocybin as the central medicine for the Regenerative Stewardship retreat. The wisdom of being flexible in one's approach to preparation, experience, and integration. Episode Links: AWAKEN THE MEDICINE WITHIN “Regenerative Stewardship” Psilocybin Retreat AMW’s Instagram Rebel Wisdom Alexander's book, The Bigger Picture: How Psychedelics Can Help Us Make Sense of the World The concept of the Hero’s Journey Book, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World, by Tyson Yunkaporta Peter Kingsley Natasja on Ep. 109: 5-MeO-DMT, Integration, and Connecting With the Divine Alexander's interview with Charlotte Du Cann These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by MycroDrops™ Powerful Micro-Elixirs made from Adaptogen and nootropic herbs and mushrooms. Get MOTIVATED, FOCUSED & GROUNDED! Use code THIRDWAVE and take $10 off your first purchase of $30 or more. Visit www.mycrodrops.com.  
11/21/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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(Bonus) Healing Soul Sickness Through Consciousness Exploration

Paul F. Austin jumps into the guest seat on the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast with Josh Trent to share life-learned lessons of transformation. Recently, Third Wave founder/CEO Paul F. Austin joined the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast with Josh Trent. This is a special rebroadcast of that episode. Josh and Paul discuss psychedelics at length, from how to create a safe and effective microdosing protocol, to exploring the psychological, physiological, and spiritual effects of psychedelics. Now in the guest’s chair, Paul shares his personal philosophy on psychedelics and transformation, along with his own life-changing experiences and insights from working with medicines, and his outlook on the industry and where it’s headed. About Josh Trent and The Wellness + Wisdom Podcast: Josh Trent is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well. Josh's life is dedicated to supporting humanity coming together as one. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Highlights: The potential of the third wave of psychedelics. Practical ways to ensure safe, effective experiences. How to craft a microdosing protocol. Transcending the fear of death and addressing “existential malaise” through psychedelics. How Paul F. Austin used plant medicine to heal and integrate his own shadow. Paul’s view on the current state of the psychedelic industry, and how to live a fulfilling life. Episode Links: Wellness Force Media Wellness + Wisdom Podcast RUNGA Tao Te Ching: A New English Version Book, Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna Book, Iron John: by Robert Bly What If Money Was No Object? – Alan Watts Synthesis Institute These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by MycroDrops™ Powerful Micro-Elixirs made from Adaptogen and nootropic herbs and mushrooms. Get MOTIVATED, FOCUSED & GROUNDED! Use code THIRDWAVE and take $10 off your first purchase of $30 or more. Visit www.mycrodrops.com.  
11/14/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 14 seconds
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Marcus Antonius Druen - The Psychedelic Map For Change: Transforming Systems from Within

Integration coach and change catalyst, Marcus Antonius Druen, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss the Psychedelic Map for Change. Over the last 20 years, Marcus Druen optimized his career to play the ‘success game’ as a self-employed executive coach and organizational development consultant who worked for corporations such as Microsoft, Adobe, KPMG, Sanofi Biologics, EON Energy and Lidl, as well as European VCs and start-ups like Future Energy Ventures, Xempus, and Desolenator. For the next 20 years, he endeavors to play the ‘impact game’. He is a bridge-builder between the existing system and the new one that clearly wants to emerge. Accelerated by the pandemic, Marcus is on an exciting yet daunting journey of stepping into his purpose with love and power. Marcus is committed to elevating the consciousness of business people to co-create the regenerative renaissance. His current contribution to this movement is the Psychedelic Map For Change, which he uses as the basis for his practice as a psychedelic integration coach. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Highlights: The impactful events in Marcus’s life that led him to coaching and consulting. How Marcus bridges his “two strengths in life,” psychedelics and business. The Psychedelic Map For Change: ‘Tool, Tribe, & Token’ Marcus’s current projects, including his breathwork course. Episode Links: Psychedelic Map For Change Marcus on LinkedIn Marcus on Twitter Marcus's 6-Week Transformational Breathwork Course Marcus’s Leading Audacious Change Podcast Brave Earth, Costa Rica Ken Wilber’s Integral theory Spiral Dynamics Teal Organizations Hawkins Scale of Consciousness Frédéric Laloux Book, Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender, by Dr. David Hawkins These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by MycroDrops™ Powerful Micro-Elixirs made from Adaptogen and nootropic herbs and mushrooms. Get MOTIVATED, FOCUSED & GROUNDED! Use code THIRDWAVE and take $10 off your first purchase of $30 or more. Visit www.mycrodrops.com.  
11/7/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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Amy Albright, DACM - Cultivating Intuition: Ways to Navigate Life, Business, & Healing

This episode is a replay from our 2022 Virtual Summit, where special guest Dr. Amy Albright shares about the interplay between psychedelics and intuition. Dr. Amy Albright is a new sort of oracle. She stands rooted in logic-based, science-driven work and can also see into the worlds beyond. With offerings ranging from neurofeedback, intensive retreats to advanced coaching of visionaries and changemakers, to an upcoming launch of her mystery school, Dr. Amy Albright has worked for two decades with high caliber individuals to change lives and scale businesses in powerful and integrated ways. At the core of all of her offerings is her practical and science-based approach to intuition, which she both lives by and teaches. Amy is a Core Faculty in Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program. In this episode, Dr. Albright leads a guided meditation to cultivate intuition, shares wisdom from her own practice with intuition and psychedelics, and finally, answers questions from the Virtual Summit audience. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Highlights: Dr. Albright offers a guided meditation on the body, energy and breath Defining intuition—our “natural state” How intuition applies to a coaching practice Dr. Albright’s 4 key elements to increasing the skill of intuition How intuition can be woven into psychedelic journeys and integration How intuition plays into peak performance Dr. Albright’s practice using plant medicine to cultivate intuition. Lastly, her vision of the future of coaching and intuition Episode Links: Dr. Albright’s Website Holon Experience by Dr. Albright & Dr. Drew Pierson  Ben Greenfield (Episode 55) These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links.
10/24/202252 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rak Razam & Joel Brierre - Cartography of the Divine: Exploring the Union of Psychedelics & Meditation

Paul F. Austin speaks with Rak Razam & Joel Brierre, creators of Bridging Heaven Retreats, about the "marriage" of meditation and 5-MeO-DMT.  Rak Razam is an alchemical storyteller with his finger on the pulse of tomorrow and the heart of today. A screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, journalist and culture maker, his focus is on the cultural paradigm birthing in this brave new world. Co-founder of the World Bufo Alvarius Congress (www.wbac.info), he has become one of the world’s leading experts on 5-MeO, giving lectures and panel discussions at events worldwide. He has been facilitating bufo toad retreats in Mexico since 2016. Joël Brierre (aka: the entheogenic yogi) is a pioneer in the modern psychedelic movement, and has years of experience in the realm of 5-MeO-DMT and the Bufo Alvarius toad. His unique approach of applying classical non-dual yogic philosophy for both the preparation and integration from the entheogenic experience gained attention from around the world at the first World Bufo Alvarius Congress (WBAC) in 2018 and continues to shift the landscape of psychedelic use. Currently Founder & CEO of Kaivalya Kollectiv and President of Tandava Retreats. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Highlights: Rak Razam’s journey through Psychedelics as a media professional. Joel Brierre’s spiritual re-entry into psychedelics, and his contributions through retreats, public education, and trainings. How Rak and Joel’s paths converged, leading to the creation of Bridging Heaven Retreats. Joel and Rak’s approach to designing a low-dose 5-MeO meditation retreat. Weaving ancient yogic philosophy into 5-MeO practice. Considering 5-MeO harm reduction as the substance becomes increasingly widespread. Looking ahead: continuing explorations with neurofeedback technology and 5-MeO-DMT, and mapping the frontiers of consciousness. Episode Links: Rak Razam’s Website Joel Brierre’s Website Kaivalya Kollectiv Bridging Heaven Retreats Tandava Retreats Rak’s Ayahuasca documentary, Aya Awakenings F.I.V.E. (5-MEO-DMT Information and Vital Education) VICE article featuring Rak’s first 5-MEO-DMT session. Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program. This is an opportunity for coaches with existing practices to be a part of a movement that will change lives.
10/17/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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Laura Dawn - Psychedelics & Creativity: Problem-Solving In a New Era of Leadership

Laura Dawn, founder of Grow Medicine, joins Paul F. Austin to explore the intersection between psychedelics and creative problem-solving. Through her signature Mastermind Programs and Plant Medicine Retreats, Laura Dawn weaves together science with ancient wisdom. She teaches business and thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals how to mindfully explore psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as powerful visionary tools for inner transformation, fostering emotional resiliency and unlocking new depths to our creative potential. Through mindset, somatic coaching, and plant medicine integration, she inspires leaders to align body, mind, and heart to get unstuck and take centered action in alignment with a deeper sense of purpose to influence meaningful change. Laura Dawn has a Masters in Science specializing in Creativity & Change Leadership. Her degree explores the intersection between psychedelics and creative problem-solving, helping leaders and teams consciously work with sacred plant medicines to think more creatively and cultivate heart-centered leadership in order to unlock innovative solutions to the complex challenges we collectively face. Find episode links, summary, and transcript here. Highlights: Laura’s current transition from Austin, Texas, to Costa Rica. Grow Medicine, Laura’s donation- and education-based platform. Laura’s evolutionary path with psychedelic medicines, starting at an early age. The two burgeoning studies of psychedelics and creativity—and how they come together. Laura’s Systems Change Model for Psychedelic Leadership. Episode Links: Laura’s Website Laura’s Instagram Grow Medicine Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund Blessings of the Forest UMIYAC Laura’s podcast, The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast Third Wave Coaching Certification Book, Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal Third Wave’s Virtual Summit (Featuring Laura) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Words Are Vibrations Podcast Hosted by James McCrae Book, How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis by JamesMcCrae These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave’s Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.
10/10/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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Taryn Marie Stejskal, Ph.D. - From Challenge to Transformation: Resilience, Vulnerability & the Essence of Being Human

Resilience expert Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal joins Paul F. Austin for a special 2-part interview exploring resilience, leadership, & psychedelics. Dr. Taryn Marie is the #1 international expert on resilience, in both leadership and life, whose mission is to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people, through the concepts of resilience, by 2030. She is recognized as a leading global authority on resilience, wellbeing, and mental health, and she is the Founder and Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of Resilience Leadership Institute (RLI) and believes that resilience is the key to individual and organizational actualization and acceleration across the globe. By leveraging over a decade and a half of original research on resilience, she developed the empirically-based framework, The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People. Highlights: Dr. Taryn's personal and professional path of resilience, vulnerability, The myth of the Vulnerability Bias. How psychedelics can help us tap into our resilience. The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People Why the practice of vulnerability is so challenging yet essential to our growth and wellbeing. The gifts of transformation hidden in the ‘reverse bucket list’ moments of life. Dr. Taryn’s latest projects to positively impact the world through resilience. Episode Links: Dr. Taryn’s Website, Resilience Leadership Institute Book, Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Dr. Taryn’s podcast, Flourish or Fold: Stories of Resilience Podcast Mindfulness-based stress reduction Book, Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Dr. Taryn’s TEDx Talk: How Resilience Breaks Us Out of Our Vulnerability Cage These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program. This is an opportunity for coaches with existing practices to be a part of a movement that will change lives.
10/3/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 55 seconds
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Hanifa Nayo Washington - A Culture of Belonging: Psychedelics, Community, & Sacred Activism

Hanifa Nayo Washington, co-founder of Fireside Project, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss belonging, equity, & psychedelic peer support. Hanifa Nayo Washington thrives at the intersection of mindfulness, belonging, and healing justice to co-create organizations, gatherings, and experiences rooted in the values of beloved community so all people can heal from the emotional, physical and spiritual impacts of systems of oppression, trauma, and disconnection.  Hanifa Nayo is the Co-founder and Organizing Principal of One Village Healing, an online BIPOC centered healing, resilience, and psychedelic wellness space. She is also the Co-founder and Chief of Strategy at Fireside Project the nonprofit that runs the Psychedelic Peer Support Line that is helping people minimize the risks of their psychedelic experiences while democratizing access to free high-quality emotional support during and after any psychedelic experience. The line has supported over 5,000 callers since launching in 2021. For episode links, summary, and transcript go here. Highlights: Hanifa's life of discovery and service that led her to co-found Fireside Project. Her insights about belonging, and how psychedelics influenced them. Defining—and challenging—the term 'Psychedelic Space' and how to "make equity real” in the context of psychedelics. Spiritual Resilience and Sacred Activism. Hanifa's upcoming plant medicine retreat for black women. Episode Links: Hanifa’s Website Hanifa’s Instagram Fireside Website Fireside Instagram Fireside Facebook Fireside Twitter Fireside LinkedIn One Village Healing Niyonu Spann, Beyond Diversity 101 Hanifa’s Colors Within Retreat at Nina Wasi These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This podcast is brought to you by Third Wave’s Mushroom Grow Kit. Get the tools you need to grow mushrooms along with an in-depth guide to finding spores.  
9/26/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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Andrew Weil, M.D. - Way of the Future: Healing Through Integrative Medicine & Psychedelics

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he is a clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health. A New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Weil is the author of 15 books on health and wellbeing, including Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better, and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure; Spontaneous Happiness; Healthy Aging; and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health. He is the editorial director of DrWeil.com, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. He is also a founder and partner in the growing family of True Food Kitchen restaurants.  For show notes and full transcript, go here. The influence international travel had on Dr. Weil from an early age. Dr. Weil's years at Harvard: first psychedelic experiences and early research on Cannabis. Pioneering integrative medicine—and becoming classified as a “dangerous person” by the White House. Dr. Weil's story of using Cannabis while speaking in front of Congress. Expanding the paradigm of psychedelic research. Defining Integrative Health. Lessons from the psychedelic wave of the sixties. Misunderstood medicinal and psychoactive plants. The future of the psychedelic landscape. Episode Links: Dr. Weil’s Website Andrew Weil Center For Integrative Medicine Book: The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin Dr. Weil’s book, The Natural Mind Dr. Weil’s book From Chocolate To Morphine Dr. Charls Nichols’s research at LSU on Psychedelics Book: Wizard of the Upper Amazon by F. Bruce Lamb  Book: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda Book: Be Here Now by Ram Dass Book: The Religion of Tomorrow by Ken Wilber Book: The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley Video: “1950’s Housewife on LSD” Books: Pharmako Series by Dale Pendell This episode is brought to you by Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program. This is an opportunity for coaches with existing practices to be a part of a movement that will change lives. Join us on the leading edge of human potential. Apply to the Coaching Certification Program today. These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links.
9/19/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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Erica Zelfand, N.D. - Better than Vitamins: Psychedelic Medicine for Malaise of the Soul

Dr. Erica Zelfand is a licensed family doctor specializing in integrated mental health and functional medicine. In addition to treating patients of all ages in her private practice, Dr. Zelfand is ketamine prescriber, facilitator of therapeutic psychedelic experiences, international speaker, and medical writer. She often presents at medical conferences on the clinical applications of psychedelic healing and advocated for the recent legalization of psilocybin assisted therapy in Oregon. She also trained in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy through MAPS. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Erica talks with Paul F. Austin about physical wellness, integrated mental health, and legal psilocybin in Oregon. For a full summary and transcript, go here. Podcast highlights: Dr. Zelfand's journey into medicine and psychedelics. Psychedelics and a new medical paradigm. Key healing systems. The role of the thyroid in functional medicine The role of testosterone in functional health. Psilocybin facilitator training with Inner Trek in Oregon. Who can access and facilitate psilocybin services in Oregon? Microdosing and Oregon's Measure 109. Episode links: Dr. Erica Zelfand Dr. Janine L. Malcolm Inner Trek The Microdosing Collective Get 30% off Dr. Zelfand's course, the Science of Psychedelics. Use Coupon code: THIRDWAVE30 (https://ScienceofPsychedelics.com) These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is sponsored by Beckley Retreats, a leading holistic wellbeing company that offers transformative self-development programs by leveraging the science-backed power of psychedelics in concert with supportive therapeutic modalities. As a trusted partner of Third Wave, we strongly recommend the upcoming retreats for Beckley in Jamaica, as well as many other locations. Head to go.beckleyretreats.com/thirdwave to book your transformational psilocybin program today.
9/12/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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Joel Monk - The Evolution of Coaching: Embodiment, Presence, and Moving Beyond the Individual

Joel Monk is a leadership coach, educator, facilitator, and entrepreneur. As a coach, Joel is dedicated to the development of conscious, creative, and entrepreneurial leaders. He co-founded Coaches Rising, a company at the cutting edge of online coach training with a community of nearly 50,000 coaches and participants from every continent on the planet. Coaches Rising has collaborated with some of the leading minds in the field of human development. For show links, go here Highlights: Coaches Rising and the evolution of coaching. Translating “emergence” from theory to practice. Joel’s journey into coaching, psychedelics, and other transformative modalities. The difference between coaching and therapy. Why coaches should have a referral network. Necessary skills to develop conscious, creative, and entrepreneurial leaders. Values, principles, and systems of meta modernism. Future developments for Coaches Rising. Show links: Joel Monk Coaches Rising The Summit Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., the founder of Internal Family Systems Ken Wilber, No Boundary Steve March and Aletheia Coaching Ken Wilber, The Religion of Tomorrow Arturo Escobar, Designs for the Pluriverse Jeremy Johnson, Seeing Through the World These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is sponsored by Beckley Retreats, a leading holistic wellbeing company that offers transformative self-development programs by leveraging the science-backed power of psychedelics in concert with supportive therapeutic modalities. As a trusted partner of Third Wave, we strongly recommend the upcoming retreats for Beckley in Jamaica, as well as many other locations. Head to go.beckleyretreats.com/thirdwave to book your transformational psilocybin program today.  
9/6/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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Neil Markey - Holistic Psychedelic Retreats: Integrating Science & Spirituality

As co-founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats, Neil Markey is passionate about sharing the science-backed benefits of psychedelics in conjunction with the contemplative practices that support holistic wellbeing. At Beckley Retreats, he’s dedicated to building a business that operates with the utmost integrity, both internally and across the many communities it will touch. For a full summary and show links, go here. Episode Highlights: The inspiration Neil draws from his involvement in his family business, Creative Metal Design. Neil's transformative journey from the US Army Special Operations to business, mindfulness and psychedelics. The evolution of the Beckley Foundation and how it continues to set the standard of conscious endeavoring in the psychedelic space. Neil's transition from the corporate world into his journey starting Beckley Retreats. The inspiring—and challenging—aspects of starting a unique psychedelic retreat program. The unique experience Beckley Retreats create through its programming. Get first access to Beckley Retreat’s incredible upcoming programs HERE. Episode links: Beckley Retreats Beckley Foundation   Beckley Psytech Neil's LinkedIn MindKind Institute Book, “The Second Mountain” by David Brooks Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Creative Metal Design Get first access to upcoming programs with Beckley Retreats HERE. These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, the first scientifically validated wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress.
8/29/20221 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Dan Peterson, Esq. - The Legal Landscape of Psychedelics: Churches, Decriminalization, and Legalization

Dan Peterson, Esq. is a DC-based attorney, entheogenic practitioner, and depression survivor who uses his legal background and personal experience to expand equitable access to responsibly-administered transformative experiences. He is the Executive Director and Founding Member of the Association of Entheogenic Practitioners while also running his legal practice, Peterson Law, LLC. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Dan talks with Paul F. Austin about the evolving psychedelic legal landscape, including the role of religious freedom in protecting practitioners and how to build community and accessibility through the Association of Entheogenic Practitioners. Highlights: From conventional D.C. attorney to psychedelic legal advisor. Tracking psychedelic legal developments in the US. The likelihood of getting arrested in the psychedelic space. Creating the Association of Entheogenic Practitioners. Building a culture of responsible practice, reciprocity, and accessibility. Ensuring DEI in the psychedelic space from a legal perspective. For a full summary and show links, go here. Episode Links: Dan Peterson The Association of Entheogenic Practitioners Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategies Andrew Huberman podcast Scholarly article on how psilocybin occasions mystical experience David Foster Wallace
8/22/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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Keith Ferrazzi - The Future of Work: Psychedelics, Co-Elevation, and Radical Adaptability

Keith Ferrazzi is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and an enthusiastic team transformation coach committed to helping teams harness Radical Adaptability and Co-Elevation® to positively transform organizations in an unpredictable work world. Keith's mission for the past 20 years has been to serve extraordinary teams as they achieve great missions while building deep friendships along the way. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Keith talks with Paul F. Austin about the intersection of plant medicine, business, and effective leadership. Highlights include: Keith’s experience with plant medicines. Building meaningful community. The two different awakenings with psychedelics. Leading Without Authority and Keith’s newest book. Defining “co-elevation”. Creating “radical adaptability”. Psychedelics for Fortune 50 companies and executive teams. How plant medicines help develop soft skills for leadership. For a full summary and show links, go here. Episode links: Keith Ferrazzi Tony Robbins Deepak Chopra Insight seminars Werner Erhard Davos Conference DLD Conference Sanjay Gupta These show links may contain affiliate links. Third Wave receives a small percentage of the product price if you purchase through the above affiliate links. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro. Sign up for our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/   Want to grow your own medicine? Check out Third Wave’s Mushroom Grow Kit: https://thethirdwave.co/mushroom-grow-kit/    Connect with Paul F. Austin:  Visit The Third Wave PODCAST: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/ Visit Paul's personal website: https://www.paulaustin.co/ Follow Paul F. Austin on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/paulaustin3w Follow Paul F. Austin on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/paulaustin3w
8/19/202247 minutes, 32 seconds
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Martin Polanco, M.D. & Sean Hansen - From Shadow to Transcendence: The Healing Power of Ibogaine and 5-MeO

This episode features two guests: Martin Polanco, M.D. and Sean Hansen. Martin is the founder of The Mission Within, a clinical program that serves special operations veterans and specializes in treatment-resistant and complex conditions such as mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, depression, and/or addiction as a result of experiences during military service. Sean Hansen, was a combat veteran and licensed attorney, who moved into high-performance coaching following his experience with ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT through The Mission Within. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Martin and Sean talk with Paul F. Austin about preparing for, experiencing, and integrating ibogaine and 5-MeO journeys, the benefits of combining these medicines, and groundbreaking research to drive legal policy reform.
8/5/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D. - The Future of MDMA-Assisted Therapy: Research on Trauma, Epigenetics, and Cortisol

Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D., is an Endowed Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience of Trauma and Director of Mental Health at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies who revolutionized our understanding of the neurobiology and treatment of PTSD. Most recently, Dr. Yehuda established and now directs the Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research, and was named one of the most influential women in the psychedelic field. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Rachel talks with Paul F. Austin about her research, including a forthcoming study on MDMA-assisted therapy for trauma survivors.
7/31/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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Deborah Mash, Ph.D. - Healing Addiction With Ibogaine: What the Research Tells Us

Dr. Deborah Mash is a professor of neurology and pharmacology, who is one of the world’s foremost research experts on ibogaine. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Dr. Mash talks with Paul F. Austin about how she began studying ibogaine and using this powerful substance to treat addiction, her experiences getting research funding, and spearheading ibogaine clinical trials. 
7/22/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marie Mbouni, M.D. - The Universe Within Us: Altered States With and Without Medicine

Born in Cameroon, Africa, Marie Mbouni felt a calling toward healing and was initiated into iboga at the age of 14. Ultimately she would go on to pursue her education in Canada and the United States to follow the Western medical route as an anesthesiologist. After years in this profession, Marie realized it did not fully align with her vision of healing and embraced a new career as a shaman, energy healer, and mentor. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Marie talks with Paul F. Austin about energy intelligence and altered states with and without medicine.
7/15/202248 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lauren Taus - Pain Opens Pleasure: Psychedelic Healing, Therapy, and Somatic Practices

Lauren Taus is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work, and has trained extensively in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Most recently, Lauren has started her own clinical training program: the Psychedelic Coalition for Health. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Lauren talks with Paul F. Austin about her early trauma facing mortality and an eating disorder, and how she healed with yoga, psychedelics, therapy, and other somatic practices.
7/8/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Luke Storey - “The Cure for Atheism”: Psychedelics, Divine Connection, and Sobriety

Luke Storey is a writer, meditation and metaphysics teacher, and lifestyle design expert who shares transformative principles of health, addiction recovery, and spirituality. His teachings combine primal health, and ancient spiritual practices with the most cutting-edge natural healing, and consciousness-expanding technologies. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Luke talks with Paul F. Austin about sobriety and the ceremonial use of psychedelics for healing.
7/4/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 31 seconds
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John Lamb Lash - Telestic Shamanism: Gnosis, Cognitive Ecstasy, and Entheogens

John Lamb Lash is a comparative mythologist known for his ground-breaking work on Gnosticism, the Pagan Mysteries, and shamanism. He is a leading exponent of the power of myth to direct individual experience and drive historical events over the long term. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, John talks with Paul F. Austin about Telestic shamanism, a practice of Gnostic investigation with psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic medicines.
6/25/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ehren Cruz - “Orchestrating Reality”: A Master Ceremonialist’s Path

Ehren Cruz is a master ceremonialist who has mindfully studied the use of sacramental entheogenic substances as a cornerstone of self-actualization, spiritual growth, and leadership for 13 years. This path of inner discovery has evolved through a life devoted to the wisdom of ceremonial practice, high-performance training, radical creativity, and developing an unshakable trust in the gift and importance of a connection that transcends the mind. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Ehren talks with Paul F. Austin about his life-altering psychedelic experiences, how he created transcendent spaces through event production, and his transition to the heart-centered work of leading ceremonial experiences.
6/17/202257 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ben Malcolm, PharmD, MPH, BCPP - Psychedelic Pharmacology: How Medications Could Impact Your Journey

Ben Malcolm, PharmD, MPH, BCPP envisions a society in which access to psychedelic drugs in a variety of safe and supported settings is available for those seeking psycho-spiritual well-being, personal development, ceremonial sacraments, and treatment of mental illness. To serve this vision, he began a psychopharmacology consulting practice and educational website, spiritpharmacist.com to help people understand the interactions between traditional psychiatric medications and alternative psychedelic medicines. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Ben talks with Paul F. Austin about the history of psychotropic medications and how these pharmeceuticals might interact with a variety of psychedelic medicines.
6/6/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 9 seconds
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Amber & Marcus Capone - Finding Purpose After War: Healing with Ibogaine, 5-MeO-DMT, & Community

Marcus and Amber Capone are the founders of the US-based non-profit organization, VETS. After 13 years and numerous combat deployments as a Navy Seal, Marcus's post-military transition challenges became seemingly insurmountable when all other treatment options failed. As a result, the couple pursued ibogaine therapy as a last-ditch effort and found it incredibly successful. They've now helped more than 400 veterans to date by providing resources, research, and advocacy for veterans seeking psychedelic-assisted therapy with a special emphasis on ibogaine. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Marcus and Amber talk with Paul F. Austin about Marcus’s experience in the military, the difficulties he faced in civilian life, the role of psychedelic-assisted therapy in his healing, and how Marcus and Aubrey are helping veterans pursue similar treatment today.
5/13/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dr. Andrew Gallimore - DMT, Alien Intelligence, and Transhuman Ascension

Dr. Andrew Gallimore is a Japan-based computational neurobiologist, pharmacologist, chemist, and author whose research focuses on DMT’s effects on the brain and consciousness. Dr. Gallimore’s current work explores how DMT might help us access extradimensional realities, and his recent book Alien Information Theory explains how DMT provides the secret to the very structure of our reality. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Dr. Gallimore talks with Paul F. Austin about alien intelligence and DMT’s role as a gateway, influential authors, and thoughts on the metaverse and posthumanism.
4/22/20221 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Sylvia Benito - Shamanic Investing: Using Money, Sex, and Power for a Higher Purpose

Sylvia Benito is a portfolio manager with 20 years of experience in managing family office investments. She connects consciousness to capital by bridging the traditional world of investing to her proprietary innovations in quantifying the alignment awareness and transformative purpose of any company. Sylvia works with families, founders, and boards to adjust alignment to their highest and truest purpose. She is also a trained shaman and actively investigates the utilization of entheogens in investing. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Sylvia talks with Paul F. Austin about her path weaving together entrepreneurship, investing, and awakening through meditation and psychedelics.
4/18/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Alyson Charles - Rock Star Shamanism: Anchoring in the Earth and Reaching to the Cosmos

Alyson Charles is an internationally renowned shaman, bestselling author, and host of the Ceremony Circle podcast. Alyson went from being a national champion athlete and top-rated radio host to aligning with her calling as a shaman. After a traumatic moment provided her awakening, she devoted her life to living by the calls and directors of Source, spiritual immersions and expansions, and preserving ancient wisdom practices and traditions. At the same time, Alyson cares deeply about situating her earth mission in these modern times. Most recently, Alyson published Animal Power, which is a bestselling book about the role of animal spirits and energies. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Alyson talks with Paul F. Austin about her divine awakening, walking the spiritual path of a shaman, and her relationships with plant medicines and animal spirits.
4/10/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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East Forest - “The Infinite Octopus of Music”: Exploring Consciousness Through Octaves

East Forest is a multi-disciplinary artist, producer, and international leader in underground sound meditation. His work explores living authentically within a modern context through an introspective methodology that weaves together elements of electro-acoustic live music, nature, technology, brain science, and guided meditation. His ceremony concerts utilize a skilled instrumental repertoire to create space for an emotive inner journey. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, East Forest talks with Paul F. Austin about the origins and evolution of his music, the role of music in psychedelic journeys and inner exploration, his work with Ram Dass, and thoughts on the future of the psychedelic space.
4/1/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tero Isokauppila - The Everyday Magic of Mushrooms: Functional, Psychedelic, and Everything In-Between

Tero Isokauppila is the founder of Four Sigmatic, a functional foods company that brings healthy upgrades into America’s daily routines through coffee, plant protein, and other superfood products. From growing up foraging natural foods on his family’s farm in Finland to earning a degree and certificate from Cornell, since 2012 Tero has been on a mission to bring Everyday Magic to the world. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Tero talks with Paul F. Austin about the origins of Four Sigmatic and their three most powerful mushrooms, his experience with psychedelics including the legendary Amanita muscaria, plus his thoughts on microdosing and future “waves” for the psychedelic industry.  
3/25/202257 minutes, 32 seconds
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Chess Edwards - Revealing What Is Present: Wisdom from Meditation, Breathwork, and Psychedelics

Chess Edwards has spent his life in devotion to exploring and awakening the full potential of the human spirit as an adventure travel guide, storyteller, executive coach, corporate trainer, meditation teacher, and self-realization guide. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Chess talks with Paul F. Austin about finding awareness, practicing breathwork, transitioning from a space of healing to growth, the impact of spiritual teachers and books, plus his experience with Third Wave’s Coaching Certification Program.  
3/11/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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Adam Gazzaley, M.D, Ph.D. - The Future of Personalized Psychedelic Therapy

Adam Gazzaley is a neuroscientist, neurologist, inventor, author, photographer, entrepreneur, and investor. Most notably, he’s the founder and executive director of Neuroscape as well as the David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Adam talks with Paul F. Austin about the new Neuroscape psychedelics division at UCSF, how studying individual biomarkers can give us novel insights into personalized psychedelic experiences, how different psychedelic dosages can work synchronistically with sensory stimuli, and how Neuroscape is using videogames to train attention.
3/8/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ethan Nadelmann - Psychedelic Exceptionalism and the Drug Reform Debate

Ethan Nadelmann is a legend of drug policy reform. From his time as a professor at Princeton to his founding and seventeen years of leadership at the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan has spearheaded the critique against the War on Drugs. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Ethan talks with Paul F. Austin about the role psychedelics played in shaping his personal values and drug policy vision, how our culture’s perspective on drugs has shifted over the last 30 years, and how psychedelics fit into larger drug policy reform.
2/18/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 25 seconds
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Katie Wells - Question Everything: Destigmatizing Mushrooms For Mothers

Katie Wells, proud mother of six, has been a leader in the health and wellness industry for the past fifteen years as the founder of Wellness Mama and her latest company Wellnesse. Katie has been on a relentless quest to solve her own health problems and heal trauma, so she can be the best person and mom she can be. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Katie talks with Paul F. Austin about her journey into the wellness space and how psychedelics recently played an important role in her healing journey. They also discuss how psychedelics might help mothers deal with little-t-trauma, and the future intersection of the wellness industry and psychedelics.
2/12/202259 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr. M.J. Jiaras - Leadership and Psychedelics: Deepening Creativity, Compassion, and Communication

After pursuing his dream of performing as a jazz musician, M.J. Jiaras found his way into a doctoral program for psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Ultimately, Dr. Jiaras entered the executive coaching space, where he has thrived as president and founder of Integrated Coaching Solutions for over twenty years as a consultant to Fortune 50 companies. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Dr. Jiaras talks with Paul F. Austin about his introduction to psychedelics and early career as a musician, his evolving methodology as an executive coach, different approaches to leadership, and the future of psychedelics in tandem with the executive coaching space.
2/4/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. - “More Than Molecules”: Plants as Living Teachers

After studying with Humphry Osmond when he was 20 years old, Jeremy Narby became intrigued by the intersection of psychedelics, mental health, and philosophy. As a graduate student in anthropology at Stanford, he lived with the Ashaninka people of the Peruvian Amazon, which set him on an early path researching ayahuasca. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Jeremy talks with Paul F. Austin about the importance of language, how we can shift our worldviews, and powerful lessons from plant teachers.
1/28/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ed Prideaux - When the Trip Never Ends: Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder

As a teenager experimenting with psychedelics, Ed Prideaux had no inkling that his trips would stay with him for the rest of his life. But days after his final LSD trip, when he was still experiencing melting walls and tunnel vision, he knew something wasn’t right. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Ed talks with Paul F. Austin about Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD), what life is like for those who have this condition, and what factors may contribute to the risk of developing it.
1/21/202255 minutes, 1 second
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Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. - The World’s Biggest Medicine Cabinet: Psychedelics of the Amazon Rainforest

When Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. first stepped into a night class with Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes, the path of his life was instantly set. Almost 40 years later, Mark has participated in close to 100 ayahuasca ceremonies with Amazonian shamans, sampled numerous psychedelic plants from the rainforest, and partnered with multiple indigenous tribes to protect their lands and ecosystem. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Mark and Paul discuss Mark’s storied career, the importance of indigenous reciprocity and conservation, current and potential surprising uses for psilocybin, the crucial element of context when working with psychedelics, and more.
1/18/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 3 seconds
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Daniel DiPiazza - Web 3.0: Reclaiming Sovereignty, Privacy, and Full Autonomy

What do guns, emergency first aid, martial arts, cryptocurrency, personal sovereignty, and web 3.0 have to do with psychedelics? As it turns out, quite a lot. As Daniel DiPiazza and Paul F. Austin discuss, they’re all centered around cultivating self-reliance, reclaiming autonomy, and strengthening personal choice. This episode covers the ever-creeping hand of government and how we can keep it at bay, decentralization of finance and personal data, living in an oligarchy, and, yes, doing psychedelics with family.
1/7/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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Olivia Alexander - “Every Moment Is Infinity”: Coming into the Present

Already a highly successful entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, Olivia Alexander went unexpectedly viral for an innocuous social media post mentioning microdosing. The resulting inundation of messages and questions from around the world led Olivia to consistently highlight to her followers the importance of education, safety, and responsibility when working with both psychedelics and cannabis. In this wide-ranging and honest discussion, Paul and Olivia chat about approaching psychedelics as a neurodivergent person, intentional and therapeutic use, Olivia’s career in cannabis from the infancy of the industry, and her use of cannabis to treat her bipolar disorder and get off her medications.
12/14/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr. John Lieurance - Achieving and Sustaining Peak States

What do endo-nasal balloons, suppositories, methylene blue, and cerebrospinal fluid have to do with psychedelics? In this fascinating and eye-opening discussion, Paul and Dr. John talk about some surprising tools of the chiropractic neurologist trade, how they can be used in conjunction with ceremony, and what they mean for our stressed-out world.
10/22/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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Daniel Cleland - Building an Ayahuasca Retreat Center

From an early age, Daniel Cleland knew that the cookie-cutter life was not for him. His desire for travel, entrepreneurship, and non-traditional experiences brought him to the heart of the jungle, where he overcame his fear of ayahuasca and found deep healing. Since then, he’s been dedicated to sharing the restorative powers of this medicine with others, and has co-founded Soltara Healing Center to bring this mission to life. In this episode, Daniel and Paul discuss the challenges and rewards of starting an ayahuasca retreat, the importance of tradition, and how he envisions Soltara moving forward.
10/3/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 8 seconds
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Allyson and Alex Grey - Creativity as Spiritual Practice

What is social sculpture, and how can it uplift humanity? How does an entheogen differ from a psychedelic? What is the “universal mind lattice”? Can psychedelics save your life? In this expansive discussion, Paul Austin and legendary visionary artists Allyson and Alex Grey cover all this and much more, including the symbolic communication of the Divine.
9/12/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jeffrey Becker, M.D. The Science of Ketamine: What’s Really Going on in Your Brain?

As one of the earliest researchers and advocates for ketamine’s use in healing pain, depression, and addiction, Jeffrey Becker, M.D., is on the forefront of harnessing ketamine’s massive untapped potential. In addition to his personal functional psychiatry practice, Jeff is the co-founder and CSO of Bexson Biomedical, which has created a subcutaneous ketamine infusion pump for safe, at-home pain management. In this episode, Jeff and Paul enjoy a wide-ranging discussion about responsible use of psychedelics, the connections between mysticism and science, and the fragile future of these powerful substances.
8/29/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sean McCormick - Goodbye Industrial Capitalism, Hello Network States: Our Psychedelic Near-Future

In the three years since Paul and Sean last spoke, there has been huge growth in the psychedelic space, from legal retreats and clinics to corporate interest to personal education and use. In this episode, recorded for Sean’s podcast and shared here as well, Paul and Sean discuss the revolutionary changes psychedelics are bringing to mental and physical healthcare, as well as exciting upheavals in industrial capitalism, religion, and our concept of a sovereign state.
6/27/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 14 seconds
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Michael Verbora, M.D. - Heal Thyself: Revolutionizing the Standard Medical Model

We’re in the early stages of a many-layered worldwide shift: The paternalistic medical model is slowly falling away as we recognize that we’re our own best healers. With church affiliation dwindling, more and more of us are turning to different forms of community and spirituality. And as psychedelics continue to grow in mainstream awareness, support of their use in healing and personal growth is gaining unstoppable momentum. In this episode, Michael and Paul discuss some of the exciting possibilities of our psychedelic medical future, and how these substances have the power to heal not just ourselves, but our entire communities.
6/13/202147 minutes, 7 seconds
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Brandon Quittem - Decentralized Intelligence Networks: Bitcoin, Psychedelics, and Mycelium

What do the ancient mysteries of psychedelics have to do with the modern technology of cryptocurrency? There are several surprising similarities, including global interconnectedness, the move toward personal freedom and sovereignty, and long-term sustainability. In this episode, Paul Austin talks with Brandon Quittem, entrepreneur and enthusiastic Bitcoiner, about the curious overlaps between psychedelics, the mycelium network, Bitcoin, the healthcare system, original American values, and the empowerment of the entire world.
5/31/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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Keith Kurlander - “Breaking Our Perception”: Healing Mental Illness through Psychedelics

Keith Kurlander has practiced integrative psychotherapy and coaching with individuals, couples and groups for over 15 years. After years of treating highly complex patients, as well as a personal journey of overcoming trauma and mental illness, he turned toward integrative psychiatric practices as a key component to achieving mental health and understanding the healing process. In this episode, he and Paul discuss the core areas to focus on when getting well, the role of psychedelics in healing mental illness and trauma, and the importance of a well-trained therapist and guide.
5/21/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ryan Zurrer - Investing in Our Psychedelic Future

After a successful career in entrepreneurship and cryptocurrency, Ryan Zurrer turned his attention to the burgeoning psychedelic space. As he continued to learn more via research, attending conferences, and speaking with others, he became concerned about what he considers the “dystopian future” of psychedelic therapies - sterile doctors’ offices, $8000 treatments, synthetic drugs, no community or connection. Determined to help others harness the powerful benefits of plant medicines in traditional settings, he started Vine Ventures, a VC fund focusing on a future in which everyone who wants to access a psychedelic experience can do so safely, legally, and affordably. In this episode, Ryan and Paul discuss the importance of accessibility, Ryan’s criteria for investment, and the differences between a centralized and decentralized approach to therapy and legalization.
5/2/202157 minutes, 26 seconds
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Lynn Marie Morski, M.D. - Bridging the Plant Medicine Gap

When Lynn Marie Morski, M.D., was first introduced to psychedelics at age 35, she had the kind of transformative experience that she knew would greatly help her patients at the VA. But with no legal way to recommend plant medicines, she decided to turn her attention to educating doctors about the benefits of psychedelics. Unsure of where her new venture would take her, Lynn Marie quit her job, started the Plant Medicine podcast, and created the Psychedelic Medicine Association. In this episode, Lynn Marie and Paul discuss bridging the gap between medical practitioners and the advances taking place in the psychedelic research world.
4/16/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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Peter Carnochan, Ph.D. - “Nothing is Static”: Creating the Life You Want

Psychoanalyst, executive coach, author, and Harvard-trained philosopher Peter Carnochan, Ph.D., has spent the last 30 years helping clients unknot problematic feelings, solve challenges, and develop more resilient and expansive modes of living. In this episode, Peter talks with Paul about the many ways philosophy and psychedelic experiences complement each other, the interconnectedness of everything in the universe, the freedom found within boundaries, and the power we have to change our own lives.
4/5/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 50 seconds
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Brian Muraresku - Psychedelic Sacraments and the Roots of Modern Religion

When it comes to contemplative practices, concepts of eternity, and mystical experiences, there are many similarities between ancient traditions and contemporary religions. Could psychedelics be one of those connections? In this episode, Paul Austin talks with Brian Muraresku, author of The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name, about tens of thousands of years of mysticism, the evidence for ancient use of psychedelics in religious ceremony, and the democratization of plant medicine.
3/28/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mac Haddow - Building Government Frameworks for Responsible Kratom Use

One of the leading advocates in the kratom industry, Mac Haddow spent years working in US government relations, including acting as Chief of Staff at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Today, he is working tirelessly to protect the rights of kratom users and vendors, traveling throughout the US to promote nationwide adoption of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act. In this episode, Mac and Paul discuss the responsible use of kratom—its benefits, risks, and concerns—and also touch on the topic of corruption within the FDA regulatory and approval process.
3/22/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yaron Conforti - Building the Infrastructure for Our Psychedelic Future

There’s a growing momentum to legalize therapeutic psychedelics in the United States, with clinics nationwide already offering ketamine therapy, as well as the recent decriminalization of psilocybin in Oregon. What do today’s treatment protocols look like, and what will the future bring? In this episode, Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director of Novamind, talks with Paul Austin, founder of Third Wave, about creating individualized treatment plans, the thousands of clinics we can expect in the next ten years, and democratizing access to psychedelic medicine.
3/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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Tim Sae Koo - The Psychedelic Ecosystem: Consciousness, Community, and Connection

After building and selling a successful software startup, Tim Sae Koo had a psychedelic experience and vision that revealed his true life’s purpose. Today, he devotes himself to 1heart, a home for change makers, creative innovators, and soul seekers who feel called to co-create a collective future as one tribe. In this episode, Tim and Paul reflect on their friendship, and discuss elevating consciousness, building community, and staying out of the matrix.
3/7/202158 minutes, 55 seconds
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James Fadiman, Ph.D. - The Genesis of Microdosing: Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Other Feats of Mental Magic

James Fadiman Ph.D. almost needs no introduction. An early pioneer of psychedelic research, a lifelong proponent of microdosing, and a prolific writer and educator, Jim played a pivotal role in reigniting the conversation around psychedelics in the US and beyond with the publication of his 2011 book, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide. In this wide-ranging podcast, Jim chats candidly with Paul Austin about everything from the early years of psychedelic research and the immeasurable benefits of microdosing, to the business of psychedelics, the power of citizen science, and the foundation of our personal identities.
2/28/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kat Coder, Ph.D. - Open Heart, Open Mind: Healing Through Connection

Dr. Katherine Coder was on her way to a career on Wall Street when a psychedelic experience changed the course of her life. Now a counselor and coach, her mission is to help her clients reclaim their birthright and unfold their essential nature into the world. In this episode, Kat and Paul discuss the power of community, connecting to spirit, and pharmaceutical vs. shamanic approaches to healing through plant medicine.
2/21/202159 minutes, 22 seconds
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Amanda Eilian - In Search of Community and Meaning: The Rise of Psychedelic Investment

Amanda Eilian has been actively investing in early stage consumer companies for the last decade, drawing on her experience as an institutional investor and entrepreneur. Her focus today is on companies that make the daily lives of consumers healthier, happier, and more meaningful. In this episode, Amanda and Paul discuss narrowing the wellness gap and investing in psychedelics for long-term solutions to mental illness.
2/14/202156 minutes, 48 seconds
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Charley Wininger - Listening to Ecstasy: MDMA as the Chemical of Connection

A psychotherapist since 1989, Charley Wininger is also a licensed psychoanalyst and a mental health counselor who specializes in relationships and communication skills. His recent book, Listening To Ecstasy, tracks his personal experience with MDMA as a way to enhance his life and strengthen his marriage. In this podcast, he and Paul chat about the power of MDMA to solidify relationships, rediscover joy, and reconnect to ourselves and each other.
2/7/202158 minutes, 54 seconds
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Craig Heacock, M.D. - Staunching Spiritual Wounds: New Hope Through New Modalities

Dr. Craig Heacock, psychiatrist and ketamine treatment provider, offers a counterpoint to a previous guest’s view on mental illness and psychiatric medications. While his goal is always to have patients on as few medications as possible, Craig stresses the importance of correctly understanding the nuances of mental health and mental health treatments instead of painting with a broad brush. He and Paul also discuss the current state and near-future of psychedelic treatments for mental health, as well as the reception of psychedelics among the psychiatric community.
2/1/20211 hour, 8 minutes
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Nisha Khanna, M.D. - Disconnection as Disease: Ayurveda and the Return to Balance

Dr. Nisha Khanna blends Western medicine with the ancient practice of Ayurveda to create holistic health—emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. Her focus is on getting to the root cause of disease and correcting imbalance, not just covering up the symptoms. In this episode, Nisha and Paul discuss recognizing your higher self, disconnection as disease, and the role of psychedelics in whole-being health.
1/24/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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Nik Vassev - Building a Meta-Modern Matrix: A New Take on Capitalism and Consciousness

After several years in high-pressure technology jobs he didn’t enjoy, Nik Vassev had his first psychedelic experience and realized he had full power to transform his life. Less than 18 months later, he had expanded his psychedelic use and created Mindleap, the world’s first tele-health platform for therapeutic integration. In this episode, Nik and Paul discuss changing your life through psychedelics, the drive to help others, and the full meaning of “integration”.
1/17/202152 minutes, 31 seconds
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Natasja Pelgrom - 5-MEO-DMT, Integration, and Connecting With the Divine

After years spent running an Amsterdam nightclub, Natasja Pelgrom had refined the art of “sex and drugs and rock and roll”. At 33, however, she had an epiphany—and spent the next several years releasing her co-dependencies, healing childhood trauma, and rediscovering how to welcome sacredness back into her life. Today, Natasja is a sacred medicine woman, mystic, devotional creative, and visionary who leads spiritual alchemy journeys, providing a compassionate space for healing and remembering. In this episode, Natasja and Third Wave founder Paul Austin delve deep into the importance of healing ourselves, the power of 5-MeO-DMT, and the role of integration.
1/10/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Timothy Ko - DMT and Addiction: Uncovering the Root Cause of Trauma

Timothy Ko came to the psychedelic space as a result of his deeply personal connections with depression, anxiety, and addiction. As the CEO of Entheon Biomedical, an organization working on a legal IV DMT protocol, Timothy is dedicated to providing an effective and scalable therapy that will serve as a vital resource for those afflicted with a substance-use disorder, and who are wanting to reclaim their lives. In this episode, Timothy and Paul discuss their personal experiences with psychedelics, the benefits of DMT in overcoming addiction, and the life-affirming power of a new perspective.
1/3/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mendel Kaelen, Ph.D. - Music and Psychedelic Medicine: Healing Through Sound

While a PhD researcher at Imperial College London, Mendel Kaelen investigated the brain mechanisms of classic psychedelic drugs and their effects on music-perception and music-evoked emotion. After a year off spent integrating his ayahuasca experiences in the Amazon, Mendel completed his Master’s Degree before founding Wavepaths, an algorithmic music system that unifies immersive arts, psychotherapies, and intelligent technologies into new models of care. In this episode, Mendel and Paul explore the beauty of randomness, the healing potential of psychedelics, our debt to primal sound, and the power of music to make meaning.
12/27/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 44 seconds
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Danny Motyka - Chemistry, Biosynthetics, and the Promise of Novel Psychedelic Medicines

With a decades-long commitment to psychedelic advocacy and research, a firsthand knowledge of the life-changing benefits of plant medicine, and his role as CEO of Psygen Labs, Danny Motyka brings a unique perspective to the future of psychedelics. In this episode, he and Paul discuss the differences between the cannabis and psychedelic industries, the role of plant medicines as preventative treatments, and what psychedelic therapy might look like in the near future.
12/20/202051 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bett Williams - Psilocybin, Private Rituals, and Personal Journeys

Bett Williams is a contemporary psychedelics pioneer, author, and podcast host. In this episode, she talks with Paul Austin about her introduction to mushrooms, her decades-long break from them, her re-entry into the world of psychedelics, and her experience with solo, ritualized journeys.
12/13/202058 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ian-Michael Hébert - Plant Medicine, Community, and a 21st-Century Paradise

After facilitating the expansion of Esalen Institute, the Denali Education Center, Chena Hot Springs, the Center for Ecological Living and Learning, and more, Ian-Michael Hébert founded Holos, dedicated to a world where humanity honors the interdependence of all life and actively stewards the health of individuals, society, and our planet’s ecosystems. In this episode, Ian-Michael talks with Paul about intentional living, honoring the earth, healing through plant medicine, and giving back to the communities that nurture us.
12/6/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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Boomer Anderson - Biohacking, Self-Optimization, and Becoming Superhuman

At the age of 30, with a successful career and a highly active lifestyle, Boomer Anderson was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. This unpleasant surprise led him on a journey to self-optimization covering everything from sleep to diet to meditation to psychedelics and more, all grounded in data. In this episode, Boomer and Paul discuss their ongoing personal journeys, how to succeed at habit change, and what it means to become superhuman.
11/29/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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Erick Godsey - Myth, Mastery, and the Mystical Cure for Depression

Erick Godsey is on the forefront of self-optimization through physical health, reframing our stories, responsible psychedelic use, mastery, and flow. In this episode, he talks with Paul about the psychedelic experience that almost broke his brain, how he defines “mastery”, the lies we’ve been told about psychiatric drugs, and how to truly recover from depression and anxiety.
11/23/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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Casey Paleos, M.D. -Telemedicine, Ketamine Lozenges, and Healing Depression

Dr. Casey Paleos is among the earliest researchers in the third wave of psychedelic study, both in ketamine and other psychedelics. In this episode, he and Paul discuss the use of ketamine in telemedicine, early psilocybin and ketamine trials, effective ketamine protocols, and re-forming the grooves in our brains.
11/18/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kyle Kingsbury - Parenting, Polyamory, and Accepting Paradox

In this episode, Paul Austin, founder of Third Wave, and former UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury discuss the role of psychedelics in parenting, polyamory, interconnectedness, masculinity, caring for the earth, and accepting paradox.
11/9/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 1 second
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Will Van Derveer, M.D. - Shaping Your Own Reality with Ketamine

In this episode, Paul Austin, founder of Third Wave, and integrative psychiatrist Dr. Will Van Derveer discuss the mind/body connection, the role of ketamine as a catalyst for long-term whole-body health, and the importance of personal responsibility in sustaining positive transformation.
11/1/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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Marcela Ot'alora - What Quarantine and Psychedelics Share in Common

In this episode, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave, and Marcela Ot'alora, researcher and MDMA therapist, discuss some unexpected similarities in the insights gained through isolation and psychedelic experiences.
10/25/202038 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trevor Millar - How Inner Reflection Catalyzes External Evolution

In this episode, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave, and Trevor Millar, Executive Director of the Canadian Psychedelic Association, discuss the recent petition to the Canadian government to decriminalize all psychedelics, how to blend the competing philosophies of the personal and the collective, and the drive to share the transformational benefits of psychedelics with others.
10/18/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jesse Gould - Healing War Trauma Through Ayahuasca

In this podcast, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave, and Jesse Gould, founder and President of Heroic Hearts Project, discuss the role of ayahuasca in treating veterans’ mental health. As an army ranger deployed three times to Afghanistan, Gould overcame his own PTSD through ayahuasca therapy, and is now dedicated to helping other veterans do the same.
10/11/202052 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tucker Max - Healing Emotional Trauma, Embracing Personal Responsibility

In this podcast, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave and Tucker Max, bestselling author and entrepreneur, discuss the role of psychedelics in processing trauma, empowering individual choice, and guiding personal evolution. You’ll hear about the specific ways that psychedelics help you confront and process trauma, the importance of creating productive relationships with therapeutic substances, and the power of the stories we tell ourselves.
10/4/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tom and Sheri Eckert - Inside the Campaign to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

In this podcast, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave, speaks with husband-and-wife team Tom and Sheri Eckert—seasoned psychotherapists, founders of the Oregon Psilocybin Society, and architects of the Psilocybin Service Initiative of Oregon (Yes on 109), a statewide ballot initiative campaign to legalize psilocybin-assisted therapy. Here you’ll find an inside glimpse into their vision to make psilocybin therapy available not just for people with particular mental health diagnoses, but for the general public as well (with some exceptions).
9/27/202039 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jennie Rivlin, Ph.D. - The Transformational Power of Microdosing

Leadership coach Dr. Jennie Rivlin explains how the Third Wave Microdosing Experience helped her move from fear to flow, overcome depression, and find healing in community.
9/20/202054 minutes, 55 seconds
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Joe Tafur, M.D. - Integrated Spirituality as a Path to Healing and Wholeness

In this podcast, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave and Joe Tafur, M.D., integrative family physician, curandero, speaker, and author of The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor’s Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine, chat about the ways in which science and spirituality are intersecting to help heal humanity—a breakthrough he’s exploring through the Modern Spirit Epigenetic Project, an initiative that has seen him join forces with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the University of Southern California (USC) to explore the biological basis of psychedelic medicine and investigate how healing from trauma can alter the way our genes are expressed.
9/13/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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Deanne Adamson - Addiction, Transformation, and Rediscovering Our True Selves

In this podcast, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave and Deanne Adamson, founder of Being True To You Transformational Recovery, have a candid discussion about overcoming addiction, the power of conversion experiences to awaken us to our life’s purpose, and aligning to your heart’s true calling. You’ll also learn about the three stages of psychedelic integration coaching, the importance of shadow work, and the differences between psychedelic coaches, guides, facilitators, sitters, and therapists.
9/6/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Alexandra Roxo - Breaking Patterns, Healing Triggers, and the Nuance of Self-Expression

Alexandra Roxo is an author, artist, speaker, mentor, and spiritual guide who has been sharing her heart publicly for nearly two decades. Twelve million people watched her Vice show Life as a Truck Stop Stripper, where she went to work at a truck stop strip club, and which was later adapted into a pilot with executive producer Spike Jonze. Her web series Be Here Nowish was featured in Vogue, The New Yorker, and London Times. She has also supported thousands of women in their journey towards self-embodiment and recently authored the book F*ck Like A Goddess. In this inaugural video podcast, Alexandra and Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave, chat about ayahuasca, sexuality, inviting epiphanies through non-resistance, breaking patterns, and facing our shadows.
8/30/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dylan Beynon - Transforming Mental Healthcare with Telemedicine Psychedelic Therapy

Dylan Beynon is the Founder and CEO of Mindbloom, an NYC-based mental health and wellbeing startup helping people expand their human potential with clinician-prescribed, guided psychedelic medicine experiences. In this podcast, Dylan chats with Paul F. Austin about old medicine vs. new medicine, centralization vs. decentralization, and transforming lives to transform the world.
8/23/202048 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ronan Levy - Regulating Psychedelic Medicine, FDA Approval, and Why We Need More Evidence

In this podcast, Paul F. Austin, founder of Third Wave, speaks with Ronan Levy, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Field Trip Health. Together, they cover several controversial themes—including the role regulation should play in the psychedelic space, whether FDA approval is required to legitimize psychedelic therapies, the pros and cons of relying on expert evidence, the lifestyle changes suggested for integration, and finding a middle ground between trusting and blaming big pharma.
8/16/202051 minutes, 20 seconds
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Louie Schwartzberg - The Real Underground Movement: Fantastic Fungi, the Mycelial Network, and Symbiosis

This podcast features an intellectually orgasmic conversation between Paul F. Austin, founder of The Third Wave, and Louie Schwartzberg, the award-winning producer, director, and cinematographer responsible for the breakaway film, Fantastic Fungi. Tune in to hear what they have to say about the creation and grassroots promotion of Fantastic Fungi, the power of a personal mycelial network to bring people together, the role of the back to the land movement, finding wonder and awe, and growing your own tomatoes.
8/9/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tania de Jong AM - Healing the Planet’s Suffering with Plant Medicines

Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, global speaker, and award-winning social entrepreneur who has developed five businesses and three charities—including Mind Medicine Australia, which supports psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental illness. In this wide-ranging podcast, she and Paul F. Austin talk about mental health, surviving trauma, the mind-altering power of music, catapulting into the cosmos with psychedelics, kangaroos, and folding umbrellas.
8/2/202046 minutes, 27 seconds
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Julie Holland, M.D. - Psychedelics and Activation of the Parasympathetic State

Dr. Julie Holland—a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology and author of the recently-released book, Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection From Soul to Psychedelics—riffs with Paul F. Austin on oxytocin, music, death, and using psychedelics to activate our parasympathetic state of being. Get ready for a ride that covers topics ranging from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to MDMA, cannabis, and PTSD.
7/19/20201 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Molly Maloof, M.D - Neuroplasticity, Psychedelics, and Other Strategies for Boosting Immunity

Dr. Molly Maloof—physician, nutritional consultant, and popular speaker—chats with Paul Austin on how to boost our immunity and foster neuroplasticity through psychedelics, meditation, and healthier lifestyle choices. Tune in to discover some steps you can take to improve your physical and mental wellbeing as you navigate the current period of uncertainty and heightened anxiety.
7/8/202056 minutes, 11 seconds
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Peter Corbett - Start-Ups, Success, and Spirituality

Peter Corbett, retired founder and Buddhist practitioner, joins Paul Austin to discuss the intersection of start-ups, success, and spirituality. Peter traversed the start-up road for the past ten years, bootstrapping his digital agency to a multi-million dollar exit. Listen in as Peter explains why his search for money, status, and achievement led to a developmental dead-end - and how his perspectives changed from intentional plant medicine use.
6/14/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 55 seconds
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Greg Ferenstein - Ethnography, Truffle Retreats, and Tracking Transformation

Host Paul F. Austin sits down with Greg Ferenstein, a data scientist and social ethnographer who has explored the cutting-edge of modern microdosing use by devising a comprehensive system for tracking real-time transformation with psychedelics.
5/31/202051 minutes, 41 seconds
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Daragh Crowley - Rolfing, Structural Integration, and Becoming Whole

Daragh Crowley, certified rolfer and movement enthusiast, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss why healing the physical body is central to becoming whole and what role rolfing, movement, and psychedelics play in this process.
5/17/202052 minutes, 32 seconds
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David Luke, Ph.D. - Synesthesia, Shared Hallucinations, and DMT Telepathy

Dr. David Luke, a senior lecturer and psychedelic weirdness extraordinare, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss synesthesia, shared hallucinations, and why telepathy might actually be possible with smokable DMT.
5/3/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Philippa Wilkin - Transformational Breathwork and Cultivating Presence

Philippa Wilkin, transformational leadership coach and breathwork facilitator, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss existential crises, why breathwork helps to integrate repressed emotions, and how consistently live in a state of presence.
4/26/202059 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ben Sessa, Ph.D. - MDMA, Healing Trauma, and the Future of Psychiatry

Dr. Ben Sessa, consultant psychiatrist and author of “The Psychedelic Renaissance”, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss his recent MDMA trials for alcoholism, how Ben became the first person to legally take psychedelics in the UK since the 60s, and why MDMA is so good at healing core attachment-based trauma.
3/5/202054 minutes, 25 seconds
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David Rabin, M.D. Ph.D. Daniel Cortez, and Brooke Deputy - Hacking Consciousness Without the Drugs

Listen to a live podcast panel entitled: "Without the Drugs: Modalities for Hacking Consciousness" brought to you by The Third Wave.  Dr. David Rabin, Daniel Cortez, and Brooke Deputy join Paul Austin for a far-ranging conversation about the utility of non-ordinary states in healing and transformation.
2/27/202056 minutes, 16 seconds
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David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer - Thank You Plant Medicine

Learn about the Thank You Plant Medicine movement from the two co-founders David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer.
2/19/202027 minutes, 29 seconds
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Geoff Hanzlik - On Ayahuasca, Masculinity, and Leadership in Chaos

Geoff Hanzlik joins Paul Austin for an insightful conversation about ayahuasca, masculinity, and the necessity of emotional regulation for mature and developed leadership. Tune into this episode to hear Geoff discuss his experience as an ayahuasca facilitator for the Santo Daime church, why he abruptly stopped hosting ceremonies, and what he has learned about emotional regulation from plant medicine.
2/4/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 53 seconds
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David Rabin, M.D. Ph.D. - Where Science and Spirit Meet: The Intersection of Psychedelics and Epigenetics

David Rabin, M.D. Ph.D. joins host Paul Austin for a riveting conversation about the intersection of science and spirituality in psychedelic medicine.
1/21/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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AnnaLynne McCord and Kerry Rhodes - Healing the Self with Ayahuasca

Learn how ayahuasca healed the inner child of AnnaLynne McCord and resurrected the warrior in Kerry Rhodes in this riveting discussion on The Third Wave podcast. 
1/7/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 28 seconds
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Stacey Wallin & Payton Nyquvest - Waking Up to a New Consciousness: The Future of Transformative Wellness

Stacey Wallin & Payton Nyquvest join Paul Austin to discuss their new project, Numinus, a global network of healing spaces that use a combination of psychedelic medicine and cutting-edge science.  Founded in 2018, Numinus offers a holistic blend of medicine-assisted therapy, psycho-spiritual support and integrative services as a path towards experiencing transformative health. Based in Vancouver, they plan to develop worldwide centers in the coming years.
12/5/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 36 seconds
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Gerard Adams - Ayahuasca, Conscious Leadership, and Creating Meaningful Movements

Gerard Adams, widely known as the “Millenial Mentor”, joins host Paul Austin to discuss leadership and how plant medicine impacted Gerard's perspective on what matters most in business and in life.   In 2015, Gerard Adams sold Elite Daily for $50 million. Many things have changed since that defining day, including the beginning of his practice with plant medicine. Integrating the insights learned from 5-MeO-DMT and ayahuasca has helped Gerard to weave together new models of business and conscsiousness, creating inspiring roadmaps for young leaders across the globe.
11/20/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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James Beshara - Burnout, Rebirth, and Going Beyond Coffee

James Beshara, an angel investor, founder, podcaster, and general startup-helper, joins host Paul Austin to discuss burnout as a founder and what tools James discovered beyond coffee to feel his best. Burnout has become increasingly common in the workplace. It is particularly insidious in the start-up world. In this week’s episode, we talked about James’s new book “Beyond Coffee: A Sustainable Guide to Nootropics, Adaptogens, and Mushrooms” and why doing more as a founder is not equivalent to living a life of meaning and purpose.
11/6/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dana Larsen - The World’s First Microdosing Mushroom Dispensary

Dana Larsen, well-known cannabis rights activist, joins host Paul Austin to discuss his new microdosing mushroom dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dana has fought unjust cannabis laws for several years, opening one of Canada's first cannabis dispensaries in 2008. Applying the lessons learned from his path as a cannabis activist, Dana is now utilizing his valuable experience to destigmatize psychedelics. His goal is to normalize psilocybin mushrooms for healing and personal growth.  Podcast highlights: Dana's path of civil disobedience and why he chose to open some of the first cannabis dispensaries in Canada Why Dana is now using his experience in cannabis activism and applying it to psilocybin How Dana makes a living as an activist - and why he wants others to follow a similar path for cannabis and psychedelics
10/22/201958 minutes, 32 seconds
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Douglas Rushkoff - What Does It Mean to be Human?

Douglas Rushkoff, best-selling author and one of the world's ten most influential intellectuals, joins host Paul Austin to discuss what it means to be human.  In a Western world beset by technological distraction and a never-ending thirst for more, what role do psychedelics play in cultivating mystery, awe, and reverence? Further, why is it so important to embrace these elements - mystery, awe, and reverence - as part of our human nature?  
10/8/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 12 seconds
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Françoise Bourzat - Utilizing Expanded States for Healing and Transformation

Françoise Bourzat and Kristina Hunter, co-authors of "Consciousness Medicine," sit down with Paul Austin to discuss the importance of psychedelic guides, why courage is central to healing, and the value of earth wisdom that comes from working with plant medicines. If you're interested in the safe and ethical application of psychedelics - whether for healing, transformation, or general curiosity - then join us for a riveting conversation about the importance of guides during a psychedelic experience.
10/1/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds
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Michael Costuros, Tiffany Liu & Tim Sae Koo - Transitioning From "Business As Usual" With Psychedelics

Psychedelic entrepreneurs Tiffany Liu, Tim Sae Koo, and Michael Costuros join Paul Austin in San Francisco for a conversation on the intersection of psychedelics and business. Can psychedelics help change our exploitative business mindsets, and produce more compassionate, fair practices? For show links go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-66-costuros-liu-koo/ Sign up to our microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
1/27/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D. & Elizabeth Nielson, Ph.D. - Curating an Optimal Psychedelic Experience

Psychedelic psychotherapists Ingmar Gorman and Elizabeth Nielson speak at our 3W Nodes event in NYC about preparing for and integrating a psychedelic experience. These experienced psychologists share the best techniques for getting the most out of a psychedelic trip. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/episode-65-ingmar-gorman-elizabeth-nielson/ Sign up to our microdosing course here: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
1/6/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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Charlotte Walsh - Improving Drug Policy in the UK

“If you think that the point of drug policy was to control minority groups, to exploit the resources of other countries; then it’s been an enormous success.” Academic lawyer Charlotte Walsh shares her experience working in drug policy, and explains why the UK is facing an uphill battle to change the stigma around psychoactive substances. Although police forces in the UK have some capacity to diverge from national policy and work to their own drug policy, this is nowhere near the power that US states can exercise in response to federal law. Charlotte explains the unique challenges that the UK faces before achieving legalization, including: a powerful right-wing tabloid media; a deep-rooted anti-cannabis stigma; and particularly unforgiving attitudes towards cognitive liberty. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-64-charlotte-walsh/ Sign up to our microdosing course here: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
12/9/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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Will Siu, Ph.D. - The Future of Psychedelics: Medicalization, Microdosing, and the Mainstream

Join us at our 3W Node event in New York, with our guest Dr. Will Siu, a psychiatrist who has been trained as a psychedelic therapist by MAPS. He talks about the problems with conventional therapy, and explains how psychedelic-assisted therapy could take up some of the slack. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-63-will-siu/ Sign up for our microdosing course! https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
11/25/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 1 second
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David Bronner - When CEO stands for "Cosmic Engagement Officer"

David Bronner is the “Cosmic Engagement Officer” for the family business, Dr. Bronner’s Soap (yes, the big bottles you’ve seen for decades at pharmacies and health food stores alike). He’s a proud psychonaut who has helped his company’s annual revenue grow from $5 million to $125 million. Along the way he’s created a new standard for how corporations can improve the lives of their employees and partners while giving away huge sums of money to vital causes. David’s life’s work challenges us to reimagine ourselves as citizens of the planet, cultural participants, self-aware consumers, and individuals seeking wholeness. He warns about the "disaster of the Western colonialist mindset." On this week’s podcast, one of the most prolific donors and respected leaders in the psychedelic space joins Paul Austin for a fascinating discussion on psychedelics, business ethics, and sustainability. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-62-david-bronner/ Sign up to our microdosing course here: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
11/11/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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Matthew Kahl - Surviving PTSD with Cannabis and Ayahuasca

In this episode, veteran advocate Matthew Kahl talks about going from taking 20 prescription medications a day to letting them gather dust in his medicine cabinet—and how he carries that transformation into his work. After you listen to Matt’s story of recovery and growth propelled by cannabis and ayahuasca, you’ll understand why he’s dedicated his life to bringing these substances to a wider population. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-61-matthew-kahl/ To learn more about microdosing, join our course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/  
10/28/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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Elizabeth Bast - The History and Future of Iboga

Elizabeth Bast, author and entheogenic coach, shares her well-rounded experience with the plant medicine iboga. She speaks about its potential for personal healing and psycho-spiritual growth, and also the issues surrounding its cultural history and evolving future. We also discuss the current state of the psychedelic movement, and examine how we can culturally integrate these medicines and use their teachings to guide us as we strive to make them available to as many people as possible. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-60-elizabeth-bast/ Learn more about microdosing here: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
10/14/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 44 seconds
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Stefana Bosse - Building Psychedelic Societies

Stefana Bosse, Head of Experience for the London Psychedelic Society, explains what psychedelic ceremony means to her, and why psychedelic societies are so important for the healing of people and culture. We hear about what made Stefana decide to work in psychedelics, and why the transformations that psychedelics induce can be so profound. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-59-stefana-bosse Sign up to our microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
9/30/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Kim Iglinsky - Finding Purpose with Psychedelics

From fashion model to psychedelic guide – Kim Iglinsky has an unusual career path. Kim describes how her upbringing in an Israeli Kibbutz, followed by an unsatisfying career in modelling, led to her seeking love and belonging in psychedelic ritual. Ayahuasca played an important part in the transformation that helped her find meaning and fulfilment in life. She describes her practices of psychedelic integration, and how her microdosing regime keeps her depression at bay. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-58-kim-iglinsky/ Learn more about microdosing: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
9/2/20181 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Adam Strauss - A Fresh Perspective on OCD

Although Adam Strauss named his popular show “The Mushroom Cure,” his psychedelic knowledge doesn’t end at psilocybin mushrooms. In this episode, Adam shares with us the good and bad of his psychedelic experiences – from solipsistic nightmares to curative perspective shifts. We hear about Adam’s opinion on microdosing, and how exposing his vulnerabilities on stage is just what some people need. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-57-adam-strauss/ For more information about microdosing, sign up to our extensive course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/  
8/19/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sophia Rokhlin - Keeping Psychedelics Weird

Anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin joins us on the podcast to discuss ayahuasca, sustainability, and the role of microdosing in capitalist society. Sophia shares her experiences with ayahuasca shamans, and describes the issues of sustainability – where should we draw the line when it comes to the commodification of ayahuasca? Sophia also gives her opinion on microdosing, and the dangers of it being used to further corporate ‘growth-at-all-costs’ goals. For show links, see here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-56-sophia-rokhlin/ Sign up to our microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
8/5/20181 hour, 24 seconds
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Ben Greenfield - What Does a World-Class Fitness Coach Have to Say About Microdosing?

As one of the world’s top fitness coaches, Ben Greenfield has a lot of experience with self-optimization. So what does he have to say about psychedelics and psychedelic microdosing as tools for personal development? We discuss rites of passage, ego loss, and holistic health – and how spirituality can be an important complement to physical fitness.  Disclaimer:in this podcast, Ben briefly discusses stem cell therapies. These are unapproved and have often been associated with deadly scams. Please don’t take Ben’s experiments as medical advice. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-55-ben-greenfield/ Join our microdosing course to learn more! https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
7/20/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tao Lin - The Optimal Environment for Microdosing

Tao Lin, celebrated novelist and poet, describes the perception-altering effects of psychedelics and microdosing, and how they’ve influenced his outlook on life. Tao discusses the importance of listening to ancestral wisdom, and how plant medicines can be used with other complementary practices to improve our lives. We talk about the damages of modern life, and what a rural lifestyle could offer us. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-54-tao-lin/ Sign up to our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
7/8/20181 hour, 42 seconds
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Zoe Helene - Psychedelic Feminism and Male Allies

Zoe Helene, psychedelic feminist and cultural activist, joins us to talk sacred plant medicines, cultural preservation, and the importance of diversity in psychedelic communities. Zoe shares how her experiences with ayahuasca have influenced her world view, especially around “plant spirit,” and the importance of preserving indigenous cultural traditions. We also discuss the far-reaching damages that have resulted from patriarchal oppression, and how the psychedelic renaissance is not immune. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-53-zoe-helene/ Join our world-leading microdosing community: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
6/24/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Martijn Schirp - The Future of Psychedelic Retreats

Martijn Schirp, founder of High Existence and the psychedelic retreats ‘Synthesis’ and ‘Apotheosis,’ joins us to talk about psychedelic ceremony and personal development. Martijn explains why he decided to set up his own style of psychedelic ceremony, and how they differ from more traditional, ritualistic frameworks. He shares with us his hopes for the future of psychedelics and their integration into mainstream society. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-52-martijn-schirp/ Sign up to the Synthesis psychedelic retreat in Amsterdam: https://synthesisretreat.com
6/17/201838 minutes, 26 seconds
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Benjamin De Loenen - Avoiding a "Quick Fix" Mentality

Benjamin De Loenen, founder of plant medicine non-profit ICEERS, joins us for a discussion on ayahuasca and iboga. We discuss the wide-ranging impact that plant medicines could have on modern society, and the implications of disrespecting their power and origin. Benjamin lays out the various traps the psychedelic movement could fall into, and the best approaches to getting psychedelic medicines accepted by policymakers and the public. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-51-benjamin-de-loenen/ Sign up to our microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
6/10/20181 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Chris Kilham - The Medicine Hunter

Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham joins us to talk about plant medicines, shamanism, and cultural appropriation. Is ayahuasca the ideal psychedelic? What’s the best way to prepare for an ayahuasca ceremony? And what can we do to avoid robbing native shamans of their sacraments? For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-50-chris-kilham/ Sign up to our microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
5/27/201854 minutes, 34 seconds
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James W Jesso - Encountering the Shadow Side

James W. Jesso is a public speaker and author who is a world-leading psychedelic expert. In our interview with James, we discuss the ‘shadow side’ of our lives, and how psilocybin mushrooms could help us come into contact with it. James believes that encountering our deepest fears and unknowns will allow us to be more in control of our lives. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-49-james-jesso/ Join our microdosing community: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
5/13/201852 minutes, 29 seconds
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Anthony David Adams - Rethinking Mental Health

Our guest for this episode is Anthony David Adams, entrepreneur and life coach, who shares his remarkable journey through childhood trauma, mental health issues, and psychedelics. Anthony describes how psychedelics helped him face his traumas more starkly than ever before, allowing him to heal and embark on a new story of self-discovery. For show links: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-48-anthony-adams/ Sign up to our microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/  
4/29/201856 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D. - Microdosing with Caution

Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D. clinical psychologist and principal investigator in MAPS’ research into MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, is our guest this week. Ingmar shares with us his journey into the world of psychedelic therapy, and what he hopes the research at MAPS can achieve. We also discuss the rise of microdosing, and why Ingmar believes we should be cautious about its benefits. For show links: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-47-ingmar-gorman/ Sign up to our microdosing course! https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/  
4/16/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dennis McKenna, Ph.D. - Plant Medicines and Religion

Ethnopharmacologist and psychedelic icon Dennis McKenna treats us to a discussion on psychedelic medicines, plant intelligence, and the failures of organized religion. Dennis explains what lessons can be learned from psychedelic plants, and what we can do to avoid the imminent obliteration of humanity. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-46-dennis-mckenna/ Sign up to our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
4/8/201859 minutes, 23 seconds
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Thomas Roberts - Psychedelics - A Future Service Industry?

Thomas Roberts, one of the founding members of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), shares his extensive knowledge of psychedelics and his opinions on the future of psychedelic therapy. We discuss the directions that psychedelic research needs to take, and the reason why public benefit corporations will be the way forward for a burgeoning psychedelic industry. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-45-thomas-roberts/ Sign up to our ever-growing microdosing course here: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/
4/1/201856 minutes, 42 seconds
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Matt Cooper - Psychedelics and Fitness

Physical fitness is the focus of this week’s episode! We’re joined by nutritionist and fitness coach Matt Cooper, who explains how microdosing can help optimize both mind and body. He describes how his experiences with psychedelics have helped him become a healthier person, and where microdosing would fit in with a fitness and wellbeing protocol. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/matt-cooper Sign up to our exclusive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
3/4/201859 minutes, 24 seconds
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Gerry Powell - Changing Lives With Plant Medicines

Gerry Powell, founder of spiritual retreat center ‘Rythmia’ joins us this week. Gerry tells us about his turbulent early life and how it prompted him to seek out plant medicine. We hear about the significant changes it catalysed in his life, and why it led him to set up his own high-end retreat center. Gerry aims to provide people with the same healing that he experienced, and hopes to create an ethical business model that encourages competition and diversity. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/gerry-powell Join our exclusive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
2/25/201839 minutes, 3 seconds
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Richard Louis Miller - Psychedelics and Physical Healing

Richard Louis Miller joins us for a discussion on how psychedelics can influence healing. We discuss Richard’s own history with psychedelic substances, and the ways in which he believes psychedelics can help focus our attention and take responsibility for our own wellbeing. Richard shares with us his hopes for the future of the psychedelic movement. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/richard-louis-miller Join our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
2/18/201856 minutes, 18 seconds
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Erika Dyck - What Happened To The First LSD Researchers?

In this episode we sit down with Erika Dyck, a psychedelic researcher at the University of Saskatchewan. We delve into the history of LSD research in Canada, and how the psychedelic counter-culture movement threatened its potential. Erika shares her opinion on the future of The Third Wave of psychedelics, and how a balanced dialogue is needed to avoid another backlash. For a full summary and show links: https://thethirdwave.co/erika-dyck Join our exclusive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
2/11/201843 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bernardo Kastrup - Are Materialist Philosophies Destroying Humanity?

Philosopher Bernardo Kastrup joins us this week, to discuss the concepts of idealism and panpsychism, and how they relate to the psychedelic experience. Kastrup explains that a conceptual understanding of idealism is not enough to fully grasp its truth – and that people must experience a non-dual state first-hand to truly comprehend its meaning. For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/bernardo-kastrup Join our exclusive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
2/4/201858 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ryan LeCompte - Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy

This week we’re joined by Ryan LeCompte, founder of VET, a non-profit organization that facilitates entheogenic healing for veterans suffering from PTSD. Ryan explains why entheogenic therapy may be especially useful for combat veterans, and also gives us some insight into his own personal beliefs about the direction of the psychedelic movement. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/ryan-lecompte Sign up to our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course  
1/28/20181 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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Caitlin Thompson - Psychedelics and Holistic Health

This week we’re joined by Caitlin Thompson, psychedelic activist and founder of the holistic health company EntheoZen. Caitlin describes how her experiences with psychedelics have inspired her holistic view of health, and have helped her improve her personal wellbeing. She tells us how science and spiritual practices can go hand in hand, especially when it comes to healthy living. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/caitlin-thompson Join our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
1/21/201857 minutes, 19 seconds
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Charles Eisenstein - Crafting a New Story for Future Society

Charles Eisenstein, author and thinker, sits down with The Third Wave to talk about how a new story of ‘interbeing’ could help us break free from our destructive modern systems. We hear about the influence that psychedelics have had on Charles’ life, and the reasons why Charles remains optimistic about the direction of human society. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/charles-eisenstein Sign up to The Third Wave's comprehensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course
1/10/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bia Labate, Ph.D. - The Future of Ayahuasca

Beatriz Labate, PhD, joins us for a discussion on ayahuasca, shamanism and cultural evolution. Her expertise in anthropology gives her a unique perspective on what the commercialization of ayahuasca means for the future of psychedelics, and how psychedelic traditions and cultures will be affected by the growing mainstream popularity of plant medicines. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/bia-labate To support the podcast, become one of our Patrons! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
8/27/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 51 seconds
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Natalie Ginsberg - Why Drug Policy Needs To Be About Justice

This week we talk psychedelics and drug policy with Natalie Ginsberg, Policy and Advocacy Director for MAPS. Natalie discusses how MAPS is using medical research to lay the groundwork for the decriminalization of all drug use. Could microdosing be a factor in destigmatizing drug use in mainstream society?   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/natalie-ginsberg Support The Third Wave by becoming a Patron: https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
8/21/201753 minutes, 35 seconds
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Steven Kotler - Flow States and Psychedelics

Steven Kotler, expert on flow states and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project, talks to us about his first experiences of flow, and how psychedelics have played a part in his career. We discuss the problems facing our society, and how a scientific understanding of flow states could help us change the way we approach vital cultural issues. For a full summary, and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/steven-kotler Help us out by becoming a Patron! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave  
8/14/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rachael Madori - Can Psychedelics Treat Bipolar?

Rachael Madori, social activist, entrepreneur and former adult film star, shares her experiences with psychedelics, and how they’ve helped her cope with substance misuse, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Rachael says that without psychedelics, she wouldn’t be here today – a message that she strongly believes in sharing.   For a full show summary and links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/rachael-madori   To support us on Patreon, go here: https://patreon.com/thethirdwave  
8/6/201759 minutes, 44 seconds
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Don Lattin - Changing Our Minds About Psychedelics

Author Don Lattin joins us to discuss the direction of the psychedelic movement, and how we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. We hear about the psychedelic experiences that shaped Don’s interest in the spiritual, and how plant medicines have changed his life for the better.   For a full summary and show links: https://thethirdwave.co/don-lattin Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
7/30/201745 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kenneth Tupper - Using Psychedelics In Education

Kenneth Tupper, drug education expert and co-director of the BC Centre on Substance Use, talks to us about his interest in ayahuasca and the potential of psychedelics to expand our cognitive capabilities. Kenneth discusses society’s resistance to psychedelic knowledge, and what we can do to revolutionize concepts of evidence-based medicine and objectivity.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/ken-tupper Help support us by becoming a Patron! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
7/23/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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Janet Chang - A Year-Long Microdosing Experiment

Janet Chang, digital marketer and entrepreneur, talks to us about her experiences with microdosing. With a background in professional sports and personal development, Janet has applied her own style of testing and tracking to her microdosing experiment. We hear about the benefits and pitfalls she discovered after microdosing psilocybin mushrooms at work for over a year.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/janet-chang   To support the podcast, join us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
7/16/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Shane Mauss - Psychedelic Comedy

Shane Mauss, the psychedelic comedian, explains his transition into the world of mind-opening substances, and how they influenced his career in stand-up. Shane describes how his experiences with DMT and psilocybin mushrooms have shaped his view of the mind and the world, and what psychedelics can do for people who have developed unhealthy modern habits.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/shane-mauss Help support the podcast on Patreon! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
7/9/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mark Manson - Psychedelics for Personal Growth

Mark Manson, author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living the Good Life” joins us for a conversation on psychedelics and personal growth. We discuss how psychedelics can be used for maximum benefit, and how Eastern philosophies have influenced Mark’s unique style of personal development.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/mark-manson Help support our podcast on Patreon! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
7/4/20171 hour, 51 seconds
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Raz Degan - Is Ayahuasca A Mixed Blessing?

"The Last Shaman," executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, tells the story of a man searching for a solution to his mental health problems through the use of ayahuasca. Raz Degan, its director, talks to us about his experiences with ayahuasca, and the balance between ayahuasca's potential healing effects, and its dangers to the individual, our culture and the environment.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/raz-degan Help support the podcast by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave
7/1/201726 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jesse Lawler - Psychedelics As Nootropics

Jesse Lawler, host of the Smart Drug Smarts podcast, joins us this week for a discussion on nootropics, transhumanism and the psychedelic experience. Jesse shares his opinions on using psychedelics for self-improvement, and where he sees the future of psychedelics in mainstream society.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/jesse-lawler To support the podcast, join our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave
6/28/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 26 seconds
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Julian Vayne - Crafting the Perfect Psychedelic Ceremony

This week we’re joined by expert occultist Julian Vayne, author of the psychedelic manual Getting Higher. Julian shares with us his psychedelic experience, and how he thinks traditional rituals have influenced the modern psychedelic ceremony. We discuss the most important factors in setting up a ceremony to produce the most positive results. For a full summary and show links: https://thethirdwave.co/julian-vayne Help support our podcast on Patreon! www.patreon.com/thethirdwave  
6/18/20171 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Jerry Brown, Ph.D. - Psychedelic Mushrooms in Early Christianity

Jerry Brown, PhD, author of Psychedelic Gospels, joins us to talk about psychedelic mushrooms in early Christian society. We hear about the evidence for psychedelic use that exists in Christian art, and how the Inquisition could have resulted in the destruction of these psychedelic traditions. Jerry also shares his vision of a future with freedom to practice psychedelic use as part of our basic religious rights.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/jerry-brown/   To help support The Third Wave, consider donating on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave
6/4/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rachel Harris, PhD - Listening to Ayahuasca

Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD, author of Listening to Ayahuasca, talks to us about the psychotherapeutic benefits of the ayahuasca ceremony. We hear about her transformative experiences with the ayahuasca spirit, and discuss how the psychedelic experience can help heal our psychological issues, with the right setting and guidance.   For a full summary and show links, see here: https://thethirdwave.co/rachel-harris/   To support The Third Wave on Patreon, visit this link: https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave
5/28/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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Zach Mainen, Ph.D. - The Science of Serotonin

We’re joined by Zach Mainen, neuroscientist at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal. Zach studies the role of serotonin in behavior and learning; he explains what his results could tell us about the way psychedelics work in the brain. We also discuss future research into microdosing that could help us understand its true potential.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/zach-mainen   Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: https://thethirdwave.co/subscribe   Help support The Third Wave by becoming a Patreon donor: https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
5/21/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
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Michael Costuros - Entrepreneurs Awakening

Michael Costuros, founder of Entrepreneurs Awakening, talks about why the Ayahuasca ceremony is an integral part of his high-end business coaching. We hear about Michael’s extensive experience with plant medicines, and why he decided to combine the lessons of Ayahuasca with his entrepreneurial flair to produce a groundbreaking business model.   For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-michael-costuros   To subscribe to our podcast, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/subscribe   Help support The Third Wave on Patreon! https://patreon.com/thethirdwave
5/14/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 10 seconds
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Peter Sjöstedt-H - The Philosophy of Psychedelics

This week we delve into philosophy and neo-nihilsim, as we’re joined by Peter Sjöstedt-H. We discuss how the psychedelic experience fits into his philosophical models, and how microdosing could contribute to modern transhumanism. We also learn about a Marvel character that is getting a new movie and TV franchise, and how Peter was involved! For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-peter-sjostedt/ To subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/subscribe/ To help keep us going, support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave
5/7/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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Vince Horn - Meditation and Psychedelics

Vincent Horn is a meditation and awareness expert, and used to run the popular Buddhist Geeks podcast. He talks to us about his new teaching platform (meditate.io), and explains how meditation can help us reach balance in our lives. We hear about Vince’s psychedelic experiences, and the parallels he sees between meditation and psychedelics. For a full summary and show links: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-vince-horn/ Please consider joining our Patreon campaign! https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave Like the podcast? Leave a review on iTunes: https://thethirdwave.co/leave-review/
4/30/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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Idahosa Ness - Learning Languages with Psychedelics

Idahosa Ness runs “The Mimic Method,” a website that promises to help you learn foreign languages quickly by immersing you in their sounds and pronunciations. We talk to Idahosa about his experiences with cannabis and other psychedelics, and how they have improved his freestyle rapping, increased his motivation to learn new languages, and helped the growth of his business. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-idahosa-ness/ Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave Like the podcast? Leave a review on iTunes! https://thethirdwave.co/leave-review/
4/23/20171 hour, 21 seconds
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Ashley Booth - Creating a Psychedelic Community

We’re joined by Ashley Booth of the Aware Project, a psychedelic community based in Southern California. Ashley tells us about a transformative experience with 5-MeO-DMT that changed her from an agnostic to a believer, and prompted her to quit her job as a scientist and pursue a career in psychedelic therapy. We talk about the difficulties in setting up a psychedelic community, and what we can do to “Find the Others.” For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-ashley-booth/ Like the podcast? Leave a review on iTunes! https://thethirdwave.co/leave-review/ Like our stuff? Help the cause by supporting us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave
4/16/201755 minutes, 37 seconds
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Daniel Pinchbeck - Psychedelics and the Global Crisis

This episode has been removed due to the abusive behaviors of Daniel Pinchbeck.
4/9/20171 minute, 19 seconds
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Paul Austin - The Future of Psychedelics

Our founder, Paul Austin, shares some of his thoughts on psychedelics, and the future direction of the psychedelic community. We also hear about current and future projects at The Third Wave that could have a big impact in the psychedelic space. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-paul-austin To support us on Patreon, go here:https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave For more info on psychedelics, visit our site: https://thethirdwave.co
4/6/201748 minutes, 41 seconds
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Lex Pelger - Cannabinoids and Moby Dick

The Psychedelia Podcast welcomes Lex Pelger, host of Psymposia, a platform for psychedelic discussion. Lex talks to us about his new book, which explores the medical potential of cannabinoids through a creatively illustrated Moby Dick metaphor. We talk about the importance of sharing our own personal psychedelic stories in turning the tide for the psychedelic revolution, and consider what a psychedelic future might look like. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-lex-pelger For more info on psychedelics, visit our site https://thethirdwave.co Please help support us by donating on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave    
4/5/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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Psychedelics Today - Breathwork and Psychedelics

This week we talk to Joe and Kyle from Psychedelics Today, a regular podcast that explores important events in the field of psychedelics. We hear about how Joe and Kyle met, and about their unique personal experiences with psychedelics. We end up pretty much covering it all - life, death, rebirth and (of course), holotropic breathwork. For full shownotes, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-psychedelics-today/ For more info on psychedelics, visit our site: https://thethirdwave.co To donate to our Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave
3/26/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mike 'Zappy' Zapolin - The Critical Mass of Spirituality

Our guest is Mike (Zappy) Zapolin, entrepreneur and psychedelic advocate. Zappy is the director of the award-winning documentary “The Reality of Truth,” an exploration of the mystical and spiritual insights that the psychedelic experience can offer. Here we talk to Zappy about his advocacy, the future of psychedelics in the modern world, and how we can reach a ‘critical mass’ of spiritual evolution. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-zappy/
3/19/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Reverend Danny Nemu - Drugs in the Bible

Our guest is Reverend Danny Nemu, historian and author. He talks to us about drugs in the bible – and how priests used them to induce divine visions. It’s surprising how many natural substances mentioned in the bible are psychoactive, and were almost certainly used for their mind-altering properties. We also discuss how drug stigma has changed since biblical times, and what it means for the future of psychedelics. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-danny-nemu/
3/12/20171 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Ayahuasca in the Grieving Process - Ismail Ali

Our guest is Ismail Ali, Policy Fellow at MAPS. Ismail helps develop sensible drug policy that will create alternatives to the failed war on drugs. He talks to us about his experiences with psychedelics, including an ayahuasca experience with his family for the purpose of coping with personal tragedy. We talk about psychedelics, family and drug policy in the US. See our full summary and show links here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-ismail-ali
3/5/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr Neal Goldsmith - Psychedelic Therapy

An inside look into microdosing, psychedelic therapy, and personal growth. 
2/17/201758 minutes, 9 seconds
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Henry Fisher, Ph.D. - Drug Policy in the UK

Our guest is Dr Henry Fisher, policy director at the UK-based drug policy think tank, VolteFace. Henry and the team at VolteFace are hoping to make positive changes to current UK drug policy by getting people outside the drug reform community involved in the debate. Politicians are much more likely to listen to patient groups, economic think tanks or doctors than people in the drug reform community: and this is how VolteFace hope to change the face of drug policy in the UK. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-henry-fisher/  
2/13/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ayelet Waldman - Microdosing for A Really Good Day

Our guest is Ayelet Waldman: author and legal expert who recently published “A Really Good Day”, an account of her experience with microdosing. In her book she reports that a month of LSD microdoses improved her life in many ways, and she argues for the decriminalisation of drugs and for the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. We talk to her about her experiences and the future of drug policy around the world. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-ayelet-waldman-really-good-day/  
1/29/201745 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jonathan Thompson - Psychedelic Parenting

In this episode of the Third Wave Podcast, Jonathan Thompson of Psychedelic Parenting talks to us about his views on community, honesty, religion and spirituality, and how the psychedelic experience can contribute to raising a loving family. He’s been called a Pothead Parent… but Jonathan tells us that there’s much more to his philosophy than recreational drugs. For a fully summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/jonathan-thompson-psychedelic-parenting/  
1/28/201757 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mike Margolies - Sharing our Psychedelic Stories

We speak to Mike Margolies from Psymposia, an events group and digital magazine focused on psychedelics and drug policy reform. Mike talks about how Psymposia organises a platform for people to talk about their psychedelic experiences, and issues within the psychedelic community. We discuss the privilege still inherent in psychedelic culture when it comes to drug use and criminalisation, and what we can do to become a more diverse community. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-mike-margolies-psymposia/  
1/27/201753 minutes, 24 seconds
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Gay Dillingham - Death and Psychedelics

We speak to Gay Dillingham: filmmaker, environmentalist and producer. Gay has just released a film 20 years in the making, “Dying to Know”, a documentary about the relationship between two of the most influential people in the history of modern psychedelics, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (or Ram Dass). The film brings us to face with the taboo of death and how the psychedelic experience can help our society come to terms with mortality. Here, Gay discusses the making of the film, along with her own encounters with death and tragedy, and how psychedelics could begin to change the way we view mortality. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-gay-dillingham-dying-to-know/  
1/26/201751 minutes, 28 seconds
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Stephen Bright, Ph.D. - The Challenges of Psychedelic Research

We're joined by Dr Stephen Bright, co-founder of PRISM and a leading psychedelic researcher in Australia. Stephen talks to us about the problems facing the psychedelic movement in Australia, where a conservative government perpetuates a ‘Pathological Paradigm’ that rewards negative views on drugs. Stephen tells us how the future of drug policy in Australia depends on research, the media, and a shift in popular opinion. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-stephen-bright-prism/
1/25/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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Brad Burge - The Research of MAPS

The special guest of today's podcast episode, Brad Burge, is Director of Communications and Marketing at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, the membership-based 501 organization working to raise awareness and understanding of psychedelic substances In this episode, Brad talks to us of his experience with psychedelics, and the role they played in his professional career. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-brad-burge-maps/
1/23/201758 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jesse Jarnow - The History of Psychedelic America

We're joined by Jesse Jarnow, author of Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. Jesse talks about his experiences growing up with drug prohibition, psychedelic literature and the Grateful Dead. We hear about Jesse’s favourite moments in the psychedelic history of America, and we find out how musicians, artists and chemists contributed to the psychedelic culture of the 1960s and 70s. Jesse also gives us his opinion on the prospects of the growing psychedelic movement in America. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-jesse-jarnow-heads/  
1/22/20171 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds