Download During this episode of Psychedelics Today, your host Kyle Buller interviews Duli Wilkins, aka the “Beantown Ghetto Shaman” about his work and future plans. In this conversation, Kyle talks to Duli about his work with sacred plant medicines, how he got involved in this type of work, and also explore the topic of people of color and diversity in the psychedelic world.
Abdul K. Wilkins a.k.a Duli Tha Beantown G.H.E.T.T.O (Gifted. Hearts. Equal. Towards. Total. Oneness) Shaman is a Boston Native...He grew up in the Inner City of Roxbury where he overcame an environment of gang street violence, neighborhood drug abuse, and police brutality! Duli was influenced at a young age by both of his parents in the interest of spirituality, mysticism, natural healing etc.
While attending College at Northeastern University he had a very mystical experience with psilocybin mushrooms and has been using mushrooms and other psychedelics as a tool for healing and conscious awareness ever since! He is a father of 2 and does massage therapy and natural healings in his community!
After recording this interview Joe Moore read the amazing and comprehensive 2016 history The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government. The book filled in some gaps for me (Joe) but didn't really change my mind much on the topic of psychedelics specifically. Please enjoy the episode and if you want to discuss it, please reach out over at our contact form.Deranged from Miriam Webster:1: mentally unsound : crazy 2: disturbed or disordered in function, structure, or condition
- My leg was propped up on a library chair at the time, as it was too deranged to bend. 3: wildly odd or eccentric
He makes a compelling argument, but we at Psy Today want you the listener and reader to "Think for Yourself and Question Authority". That was a Leary line that we think is very valuable. If you are inclined, read books on the subject, question the purpose behind them, think critically and see where you want to go with it.
The psychedelic community is a very, very white community - most people of color haven’t had an experience with psychedelics. Ultimately, psychedelics and psychotherapy will be an accepted, licensed form of treatment.
We’re very much detached from our own traditions here in the west. Just imagining practicing something can have just as much of an effect of your performance than actually practicing it. You have to bring your insights back into the community to be an effective member of society. There’s a strong relationship between wisdom and psychedelics. Without intervention, life will tend toward suffering.
Download In this 94th episode of Psychedelics Today, host Joe Moore interviews Dr. Benjamin Malcolm, professor of pharmacy at the Western University School of Pharmacy. The discussion revolves around ibogaine, alkaloids, and addiction therapy solutions. Show Notes:
run it past an IRB.
modalities and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies.
In this episode of Psychedelics Today, host Kyle Buller interviews Alyssa Gursky, a Masters student at Naropa University with a focus in mental health counseling and transpersonal art therapy. Their discussion dives into the intersection between art therapy, transpersonal art, and psychedelics. Ketamine, symbols, and meaning are also areas of this interview.
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..autism is a genetically determined cognitive variant. It's pervasive, and it affects the whole person, not just the brain. No chemical compound has been shown to treat, cure, or alter the course of autism. However, for some people, substances like MDMA can help them manage symptoms such as anxiety, social anxiety, and trauma effects. - Alicia Danforth, Ph.D
Download May has been a busy month at Psychedelics Today. Joe and Kyle just returned from a recent trip to MycoMeditations in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. In this episode, Joe and Kyle provide some highlights from their trip and what it was like to help facilitate/hold space for high-dose psilocybin experiences.
Joe and Kyle also explore a recent article that was written by Jade Rose, JD, LCSW, called, "Integrating Underground Psychedelic Use: A Cautionary Note for Licensed Health Care Providers."
Discussion of risks facing health care professionals who offer psychotherapy-based "integration services" to people who are illegally using psychedelic substances (underground use). Gives examples of the types of public safety complaints a health care licensing board may receive, and the types of questions a licensee might expect to be asked. Encourages licensees to review current statutes and administrative rules governing their license and to work with their licensing board prior to offering integration services.
Jade, Rose, Integrating Underground Psychedelic Use: A Cautionary Note for Licensed Health Care Providers (May 19, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3181334
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We have to be OK with the fact that as we get confronted by the internalized racism and patriarchy and privilege that our psychedelic sub-culture carries, that its going
to be a little messy for a while, and we are all going to have to feel uncomfortable at times.
Giving up your privilege is the ultimate psychedelic trip. There is something about that surrender that’s really deep.
If you are someone who does what we call holding space or facilitates in someway, to actively hand that power back as often as possible, when you realize someone is trying to give it to you it, is a really powerful meditation.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmzDUK-EZqQ