Tantra, Entheogens, and Conscious Sexuality | Elizabeth Bast ~ Ep. 66

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Our guest is Elizabeth Bast!

She is on the show to talk about her journey as a tantric practitioner and explore the potentials of a sexually empowered spiritual practice.

We also talk about sexual consumerism; porn; toxic shame; #metoo; the historical use of entheogenic plants in yogic practice; and the (somewhat controversial) archetype of the sacred prostitute.

*** See below for full episode breakdown. See full show notes here: http://www.jameswjesso.com/sex-yoga-and-entheogens-elizabeth-bast-ep-66/ Buy Bast's book: https://www.ebast.net/heart-medicine.html

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- The lack of representation of women in psychedelic culture. - The importance of different ways of knowing. - Unpacking the medical diagnosis of psychosis and delusion in regards to psychedelic experiences. - The purpose of yoga and the role of sexuality within it. - A tantric perspective on sexual energy (kundalini) and how it influences the mind. - Bast’s dance journey into Tantra. - Descriptions of “dakini” and “sacred prostitute.” - Sacred sex work and the dangers of modern culture's sex imitations (porn). - The effect of pornography on one’s capacity for profound sexual encounters. - Finding a sexual teacher. - Sexual shame and popular culture. - The historical use psychoactive plants in yoga. - The modern use of psychoactive plants and substances in spiritual practice. - Lessons on sexual relationships from Iboga. - Bast’s prognosis of modern Western society’s sexual dysfunction — sexual consumerism, toxic shame, and lack of wise sexual education. - The role of sexual repression/shame in sexual assault; discussing #metoo, #Ididit, and healing social and personal sexual trauma. - Healthy vulnerability vs playing the victim. - Practical steps and caution for starting a sacred relationship to sexuality.

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