PSYx - The Systemic Psychedelic
By “PsychoActive Technologies” we mean both endogenous means such as meditation and breathwork and exogenous means such as psychedelics. We’re especially fascinated by psychedelics because of their exponential potential for immediate system change when systemically deployed.
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PSYx - The Systemic PsychedelicSep 09, 2020
Jordan Bates on the Link between Raising Consciousness, Self-Empowerment and System Change
Jordan Bates is the Founder of Refine The Mind and Co-Owner of HighExistence. He mentors Creators and Entrepreneurs to reclaim Power, manifest Aligned Abundance, and become Awakened Leaders. He is infinitely curious about how we can liberate ourselves on every level to re-align with our Highest Joy, thereby contributing to the liberation of consciousness on Earth and beyond.
You can find more information on the Refine the Mind website https://www.refinethemind.com
Jonathan Glazer (TYPM) on Improving Sustainability through Community, Gratitude and Plant Medicines
Jonathan Glazer is the co-founder of the movement Thank You Plant Medicine (TYPM). The movement was born as a response to the stigma in society about the use of psychoactive plants and psychedelics.
The aim of the movement is to create a world where these substances are free from stigma and discrimination, for personal and collective healing.
As a first campaign, the team organized a global wave of gratitude on the 20th of February 2020. This was a global “coming out” day where thousands of people shared their stories of healing and transformation on social media.
You can find more information on the Thank You Plant Medicine website https://thankyouplantmedicine.com
Stephen Reid on Decentralised Systems, Antifragility and Psychedelics as Amplifiers for Innovation
Stephen Reid is a co-operative technologist and cultural changemaker. He is currently a co-director of Dandelion Collective (the not-for-profit worker co-operative behind the Psychedelic Society, which he founded in 2014), the lead developer of dandelion.earth, a co-creator of Don't Go Back To Normal and a contributor to Enspiral.
Previously, he was the youngest ever board member of Greenpeace UK, was selected as the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Totnes, co-founded the New Economics Foundation's New Economy Organisers Network and worked as a technology consultant for organisations including the Labour Party, the Living Wage Foundation and 350.org. Stephen has an MPhys in Physics from the University of Oxford, where he specialised in quantum field theory, and an MRes in Complexity Sciences from the University of Bristol.
You can find more information on his website https://stephenreid.net
Alessandra Sollberger on Ecosystem-based Evolution, a New OS for Society & the Power of the Sub-conscious
Alessandra is the founder of Top Tier Impact (TTI), the global community of investors, entrepreneurs and professionals in the impact & sustainability space. Alessandra started her first entrepreneurial initiatives as a child. After graduating from Oxford, she worked in private equity and venture capital. Her hobbies include kitesurfing and writing sci-fi poems.
You can find more information on the TTI website https://www.toptierimpact.com
Dr. Martin Ball on the Impact of Non-dual Experiences on the Current Societal "Crisis of Ego"
Martin W Ball, PhD, is an internationally known expert on entheogens and nonduality. He is the author of numerous books such as Being Human and Entheogenic Liberation, and is best known for his work with 5-MeO-DMT. He is also a podcaster, visionary artist, musician and nondual entheogenic integration coach.
Learn more about Martin on his website www.martinball.net
This episode was recorded live at World of Wisdom https://worldofwisdom.io
Alex Speiser on the Societal Impact & Ethical Challenges of Psychedelic Businesses
Alex Speiser is the COO of Orthogonal Thinker, a wellness platform dedicated to individual and collective well-being via psychoactive compounds and clean label products. He is an early-stage startup investor with a track record of successful ventures and strategic roles.
You can find more information on the Orthogonal Thinker website https://www.orthogonalthinker.com
This episode was recorded live at World of Wisdom https://worldofwisdom.io
Dr. Jerry Brown on Climate Change, Innovation & Psychedelic Research
Dr. Jerry Brown is an anthropologist, author and activist. From 1972-2014, he served as Founding Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he designed and taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.” The course examines the use of psychoactive plants by tribal and classical cultures, including Ancient India and Greece, and discusses the discoveries of the modern mind-explorers, the “psychonauts of the twentieth century.”
Dr. Brown is co-author of Sacred Plants and the Gnostic Church: Speculations on Entheogen-Use in Early Christian Ritual.
As an activist, Dr. Brown has promoted positive social change. In the 1960s, he coordinated Cesar Chavez’s grape boycott on behalf of farm workers. In the 1980s, he worked with Business Executives for National Security to prevent nuclear war. Currently, he directs the World Business Academy’s Safe Energy Project, calling for the rapid transition to 100% renewable energy. Dr. Brown is co-author of Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age (1997) and Freedom from Mid-East Oil (2007).
You can find more information on Dr. Brown's personal website https://psychedelicgospels.com
Dr. Rick Strassman on Corona, Creativity & Psychedelics as Super Placebos
Dr. Rick Strassman is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research.
In the early 1990s, Dr. Strassman performed the first new human studies with psychedelic drugs in the US in over 20 years.
His research involved the powerful naturally-occurring compound, DMT. Led to this substance through his earlier study of the pineal gland as a potential biological locus for spiritual experiences, he administered several hundred doses of DMT to approximately five dozen volunteers between 1990 and 1995. He wrote about this research in the popular book, “DMT: The Spirit Molecule,” which has sold nearly 200,000 copies, and has been translated into over a dozen languages; and co-produced the popular independent documentary with the same title.
Since 1996, Dr. Strassman co-authored “Inner Paths to Outer Space.” He has been exploring models for the DMT effect using the Hebrew Bible’s concept of prophetic experience, as described in his book “DMT and the Soul of Prophecy.” His most recent book is his first novel, “Joseph Levy Escapes Death”.
You can find more information on Dr. Strassman's personal website https://www.rickstrassman.com
Wim Hof on Corona, Paradigm Shift & Willpower
Wim Hof is also known as The Iceman. He is a Dutch extreme athlete who is known for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures.
He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.
He attributes all this to his Wim Hof Method, a combination of frequent cold exposure, breathing techniques and meditation.
Find out more about Wim and the Wim Hof Method on https://www.wimhofmethod.com