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A podcast delving into plants, plant medicine, consciousness, holistic health, wellness, and myriad related topics. Hosted by Jason Grechanik. This podcast was created to give voice to the doctors, shamans, guides, facilitators, visionaries, anthropologists, linguists, researchers, and wisdom-keepers working on the ground day in and day out within their respective fields.
 
Rima Danielle Jomaa, a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher & vegan advocate, living in the beautiful jungle of Costa Rica takes you on a journey through various topics in life. Season 3: Mental Clarity - Rima focuses on all things mental health - balance, family roles, shame, guilt, relationships and love, addiction, depression... no stone goes unturned!
 
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Hey everybody! Episode 29 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Eduardo Carvalho. Eduardo and I met working together at the Amazonian plant-medicine center the Temple of the Way of Light. ‘Edu’ has a really interesting story and I’ve gotten to know him and seen him do really good work. He approaches this work through his own jour…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 32 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with Dennis McKenna. Dennis is one of the pioneers of plant medicine work and has been a bridge for shedding light and bringing plant-medicine wisdom to the public. He and his brother Terence McKenna, I think, are great ambassadors for this work at large. Dennis has been involved i…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 31 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Imikā Tariru Bary Vera Kuary Baru. Imika comes from the Tubú nation in the Vaupes region of the Colombian Amazon, on the Apaporis river. I have worked with Imika over the last few years and I have a lot of respect for him and his teachings. I’ve spent quite a few nig…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 30 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Brian James. Brian and I met working together at the Amazonian plant-medicine center the Temple of the Way of Light. Brian is a yoga teacher and plant-medicine practitioner. I always really enjoy talking to Brian as he has a real depth of knowledge of yoga from a per…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 28 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend and colleague Merav Artzi. I have known and worked with Merav for a number of years. We did the same plant-medicine initiation and training, working with tobacco and tree diets. Merav is a great wealth of knowledge and has a depth of experience working with plant med…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 27 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke Tatayo. I have known about Tatayo for a number of years as we share mutual friends and he comes from the same tradition that I worked with iboga with. He was called to Gabon and to iboga over forty years ago where he has been living and working ever since. It was an honor to talk t…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 26 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Doña Wilma Pinedo. Doña Wilma was introduced to me through mutual friends. She comes from the Q'ero people of the Peruvian Andes. She comes from a lineage of healers and works with plants as well as nature in her practice. She has real wisdom and presence and it was …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 25 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Luis Solarat. Luis and I met recently and it has been a pleasure getting to know him. He is a director of a number of films including the very good plant-medicine documentary Reconnect, by London Real. He has recently begun dieting plants in the Shipibo tradition and…
 
Edward M. Adams, PsyD, is a psychologist in private practice for over thirty years. He founded the nonprofit organization Men Mentoring Men and has facilitated over one thousand men's meetings, workshops, and retreats. As president of the American Psychological Association's Division 51, Adams helped usher in the landmark "APA Guidelines for Psycho…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 24 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Chase Moore. Chase and I met in the Sacred Valley where he teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu and runs ceremonies with Huachuma or San Pedro. Chase has a really interesting story and it was a pleasure speaking with him. We got into talking about plant medicine, martial arts…
 
William Keith Campbell is an American social psychologist known for his research on narcissism. He is a professor in the Department of Psychology in the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. In The New Science of Narcissism, Dr. W Keith Campbell pulls back the curtain on narcissism, presenting the most recent psychological,…
 
Hey everybody! In this show, I spoke with my friend Brian Best. Brian and I met when I first came to the Amazon. Brian is a fascinating guy who I have a lot of respect for. He has a knowledge of the Shipibo language and culture that is unparalleled. He carries a deep respect for their wisdom and medicine and is a phenomenal bridge to gaining insigh…
 
Matt Licata, PhD, is an author and psychotherapist based in Boulder, Colorado who works with individuals, couples, and groups worldwide. His work focuses on the integration of Western developmental therapy with contemplative, mindfulness-oriented approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation. He is editor of A Heali…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 22 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Américo Lopez Sanchez. Américo and I met working together at the Amazonian plant-medicine center The Temple of the Way of Light where he worked as a curandero or doctor. Américo is a great doctor who has a real gift and a desire to share his knowledge. He is always t…
 
"The beat is a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100 percent surrender. We dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things." - Gabrielle Roth Neda Nenadic is a 5Rhythms dance teacher that has been practicing for 30 years. A dear friend and my own dance teacher, in this conversation she shares what dancing for 30 year…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 21 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Romulo. Romulo and I met at the Amazonian plant-medicine center The Temple of the Way of Light, where we ran ceremonies together. Romulo comes from a lineage of Shipibo plant doctors or curanderos. He is one of the most dedicated doctors I have met and really spends …
 
Joan I. Rosenberg, PhD is a highly regarded psychologist, master clinician, trainer and consultant with over 35 years experience in the field. Dr Rosenberg has worked as a Staff Psychologist and as a graduate professor at Pepperdine University. She has been recognized for her thought leadership and influence in personal development and has given hu…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 20 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Tanya Kammonen. Tanya and I met working together at the Amazonian plant-medicine center the Temple of the Way of Light. Tanya headed the Integration team at the Temple and facilitated workshops there as well. Tanya has a really interesting background and brings a dep…
 
Jonathan Hammond is an author, spiritual teacher, energy healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual counselor. He is a graduate of Harvard University and The University of Michigan. Jonathan is a certified Master Teacher in Shamanic Reiki, Usui and Karuna Reiki. He is on the Advanced Graduate Studies Advisor for Shamanic Reiki Worldwide and an or…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 19 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Nelson Barbaran Gómez. Nelson and I have worked together for a number of years running ayahuasca ceremonies. He comes from the Shipibo lineage of working with plants and brings a joy and openness to his work that is tangible. He also works with a great deal of integr…
 
Following on from my podcast with renowned past lives psychic Ainslie McLeod, I jumped into a personal reading with the big man himself to reveal some pretty crazy stuff about my past! What happened afterwards was even more unusual. Listen in for the background on past lives, how they can help you remap past experiences and relationships, and are s…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 18 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Safah. Safah is a yoga instructor, pranic healing and plant medicine practitioner who I met at the Amazon healing center The Temple of the Way of Light, where she led worked as a teacher and facilitator of ceremonies. She spent a long time living in India studying de…
 
Paul Selig is one of the foremost spiritual channels in the world. Born in New York, a spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant with access to spiritual guides.⁠ ⁠ Since 2010 he has channeled a series of truly remarkable and best-selling books. The Book Of Truth, The Book Of Mastery, The Book of Wisdom, have become incredible contributions…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 17 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with Carlos Tanner. Carlos is the founder and director of the Ayahuasca Foundation, one of the leading ayahuasca retreat, education, and research centers located in Iquitos, Peru. I really enjoyed this conversation. It’s always good to speak to someone who has a depth of knowledge …
 
Hamilton Souther is a Master Shaman and the Founder of Blue Morpho Retreat Center in Peru. In 2002, after graduating university as an Anthropologist, at the age of 23, Hamilton opened the first healing center in the Peruvian Amazon focusing on Amazonian natural medicine and the sustainable use of Amazonian Visionary Medicines. He was the first pers…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 16 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Marta. Marta is a yoga instructor and plant medicine practitioner who I met at the Amazon healing center The Temple of the Way of Light, where she led workshops combining yoga and plant work. She draws on a lot of different traditions and modalities and bridges them …
 
Hello everybody. Episode 15 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Joe Tafur. Joe and I met in the Amazon where we were both working at Shipibo plant-medicine centers, myself at the Temple of the Way of Light and Joe at Nihue Rao. Joe is a medical doctor and was drawn to come to the Amazon to work with and learn from traditional S…
 
Friends! It's is so good to be back after a 2 month hiatus over the Summer to rest and refresh my weary soul! Much of the downtime was spent finishing the next step of the Sphinx Code archetypal journey that so many of you signed up for in April this year (Destiny)! Today I'm so excited to announced the release of the next step, Transcendence! This…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 14 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Felix Durden. Felix and I met working together at the Amazonian plant medicine center The Temple of the Way of Light. Felix came to plant medicine in search of meaning and healing. And he has gone deep into the process of learning how to do this work, particularly in…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 13 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Allen. Allen and I have worked together for a number of years at the Amazonian plant medicine center The Temple of the Way of Light. Allen has worked there as a facilitator, essentially a bridge between the guests who come down and the indigenous doctors who work the…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 12 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Tsu-Yin Chang. Tsu-Yin is a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist who I met working at the Amazonian plant-medicine center The Temple of the Way of Light, where she came as a guest. I found her story fascinating as she has spent a number of years studying meditation in a…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 11 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with Mark Flaherty. Mark Flaherty is a consultant astrologer with clients in over 60 countries. He has studied with Dr. Geoffrey Cornelius, former President of the Astrological Lodge of London, and Bob Mulligan of the Astrology Company, Florida. He is adept at translating the astro…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 10 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Claude. Claude is a Peruvian anthropologist and ‘‘bridgekeeper,” an apt title for what he has become. I met Claude working at the Peruvian Amazonian plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light. I find Claude to be a truly great bridge between many of the in…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 9 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Michael Kokal. Michael is the host of the End of the Road Podcast, a lawyer, and a former engineer. In this episode, we spoke a bit about the history of medicines and drugs in the United States and court cases that have set precedence to their illegality. We also spok…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 8 of the show is out. In this show, I sit down with Bernhard Karshagen. Bernhard works with the plant medicine Huachuma or San Pedro, a cactus indigenous to the Andean regions of South America. I’ve known about Bernhard for a long time through mutual friends and colleagues, so it was a pleasure to sit down and have a talk wit…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 7 of the show is out. In this show, I sit down with my friend and colleague Sean Chiddy. Sean and I have worked together for a number of years and I have a lot of respect for his work. Sean is a psychologist who works with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), leads plant medicine retreats, and works with integrating people’s e…
 
Welcome! In this show, I sit down with my friend and colleague Lila Lopez-Sanchez. Lila is a Shipibo curandera or doctor who specializes in the plant medicine ayahuasca. I've worked with Lila for the past seven years and for me, she really embodies the role of a doctor and healer. She brings a joy, knowledge, care, and precision to her work. It was…
 
Welcome! In this show, I sat down with my friend Carolina. Carolina and I worked together for a number of years at the Amazonian plant healing center the Temple of the Way of Light. Carolina has been immersed in this work for more than a decade and brings a joy, knowledge, and charisma to this work that few possess. It was a pleasure to reconnect w…
 
Welcome! In this show, I talk about tobacco. For those who are new to this work, it may seem strange that tobacco is being spoken of as a medicine plant. And not only is it medicinal, but it is also considered a Master Plant, a plant that has the ability to both heal and teach. For those of you who are familiar with tobacco, I hope this sheds some …
 
For more than a decade, Ainslie MacLeod has used his talents as a psychic to explore the soul and its effects on human beliefs and behavior. Collaborating with elevated spirit guides, he developed the Instruction as a way to help each of us understand our own personal destiny. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, he currently lives in the beautiful …
 
Welcome! In this show, I talk a bit about the world of dieting plants. I go into what this is, why one would do it, what it can teach us, and how is the process. I hope you enjoy it. If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. If you’re watching on YouTube if you cou…
 
**Note: the first 30 minutes it was raining so there is some background static but it stops after** Welcome! In this show I sat down with Zuzana and Lacey from the Temple of the Way of Light, an Amazonian plant healing center located near Iquitos, Peru. Zuzana facilitates ceremonies there and Lacey teaches yoga. We talked about their journeys that …
 
Welcome to the first episode! In this show, I talk a bit about plant medicine and especially focus on one that has become quite popular, ayahuasca. I talk about its uses, its history, and how and why one could work with it. I hope you enjoy it. If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social me…
 
Christina Rasmussen is an internationally recognized grief educator and author of Second Firsts. She is the founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, and Star Letters. Christina has been featured as a “Woman Working to Do Good” in the White House Blog. Her work has also appeared NPR, ABC News, and MariaShriver.com. Her latest book Where…
 
Ervin László is a Hungarian philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, originally a classical pianist. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, is editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution and Chancellor-Designate of the newly formed GlobalShift University. He is the author of 83 book…
 
Jeff Brown is the author of 5 best-selling books: Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation, Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground, Love It Forward, An Uncommon Bond, and Spiritual Graffiti. He is also the producer of the award-winning spiritual documentary, Karmageddon, which starred Ram Dass, Seane Corn, David Life, Deva Premal and Miten. After wr…
 
Eben Alexander III is an American neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author. His book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife describes his 2008 near-death experience (NDE) and explains that science can and will determine that the brain does not create consciousness and that consciousness survives bodily death. In 2008…
 
Niraj Naik is the founder of the popular breathing modality Soma Breath, a system that combines yogic breathing exercises with modern wellness modalities. He developed the system after an existential crisis that changed him forever. Also known as the Renegade Pharmacist - Niraj is a popular health, wellness, and breathwork teacher. Initially workin…
 
Alistair is an International Anger Management Expert and Author, who has been working with people worldwide, and professionally as a counsellor/educator since 1989 and as an anger management specialist in private practice since 1995. Alistair has worked with those who have enormous challenges in the world: from high performance business leaders, go…
 
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