Author name: Leia Friedman

Ayize Jama-Everett returns

Ayize just released his final book of the year, Box of Bones: Book Two. He comes back on the podcast for a part 2! We discussed, “what is evil?” and, synchronistically/eerily, the rest of the recording magically disappeared after the first portion of our discussion. I humbly offer this short clip of Ayize specifying what […]

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A Table of Our Own with Ayize Jama-Everett

Ayize Jama-Everett holds three Master’s degrees: Divinity, Psychology, and in Fine Arts, Writing. He blends these degrees in all his work, often identifying as a guerilla theologian, a community-based therapist, and an afro-futurist in the same breath. He’s taught at Starr King School for the Ministry, California College of the Arts, The University of California,

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The Magic and the Mundane with Soma Phoenix of Psillygirls

I’m a huge fan of Soma and Psillygirls! She graces the podcast with her brilliant presence. Topics include the deliciousness of air, magical thinking, the balance of dreaming/wishing with having two feet on the ground in this reality. Soma shares about letting our strengths lead us and working holistically, from the root to the fruit.

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A Deep Dive into Midnight Water with Dr. Katherine MacLean

A deep, thoughtful and bright conversation with Dr. Katherine MacLean, my friend and colleague! Love is the starting point for this episode. Katherine shares wisdom from her experiences with life, death, psychedelics and forgiveness. We talk about how lower doses of medicine can also be healing. Katherine shares about the psychedelic experience of publishing a

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Listening Inside of the Silence with Spirit Traveler

Spirit Traveler, my beloved twin and much admired role model, comes on the podcast for an enlightening conversation about getting the lesson, giving thanks and keeping it moving! Topics include growing up in Detroit, day dreaming and cloud gazing; how she got her name; being sensitive and intuitive, finding support and mentorship to understand and

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Where Land Based Healing and Addiction Recovery Meets Psychedelic Ceremony

Leia reads an article that she wrote for DoubleBlind Magazine. This reading is the unabridged version of the article. An edited version, titled Why Connecting to the Earth May Be a Vital Part of Psychedelic Healing, is available at https://doubleblindmag.com/permaculture-healing-sacred-rebels-recovery/ Transcript: As a child, I spent a lot of time outside communing with the beings

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Shades of Awareness: Exploring Racial Consciousness with Claude King, LCPC

Claude L. King is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Employee Assistance Consultant based in the Chicagoland Area with 13 years of experience in the mental health field. He specializes in working with teens, young adults, and working professionals with a focus on work-life balance, employee mental health, emotional regulation, stress-management, mindfulness, positive parenting, and

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Land Based Healing, Holistic Recovery and Permaculture at Sacred Rebels Recovery

Makena and Sapha are the founders of Sacred Rebels Recovery, a project supporting individuals in recovery from addiction through land based treatment and plant medicine in Peru, in association with Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. According to the International Journal of Indigenous Health, land-based healing is a culturally defined practice, program, or service that takes place

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Loving Pause & Sacred Subtleties with Éva-Milan Zsiga / Coyote

Éva-Milan Zsiga/Coyote graces the Psychedologist with her joyful presence! In this episode.. meditation, embodiment,  “there is no consciousness without collective consciousness,” connecting to the consciousness of nature, finding our pleasureable ‘no,’ pause as permission to be slow, to enjoy subtlety, to cultivate gratitude, to trust in self, community, and experience. Forgiveness, breath as refuge, making

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April 8th -DOUBLEBLIND Psychedelics, Intimacy and Sex Summit

In psychedelic communities, I often hear about how we are our own healers—how everything we need to heal is “within.” Indeed, I believe each individual is the best authority on their own well being and healing path. At the same time, I wonder whether the relationships in our lives—from our romantic partners to our parents

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Sharing the Medicine with Caitlin Bernhard, MSN, FNP

Caitlin and I recorded this juicy and nourishing conversation over herbal tea in her home (you may hear her ancient kitty, Mimi, chime in occasionally). We talk about stories, masks, meditation and reiki, her relationship to the plants, eating with the seasons, food as medicine, herbs and astrology, the moon, cannabis, and microdosing various medicines

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A Philosophical Talk about Consciousness with Facundo Raganato

Facundo Raganato, award-winning author, composer, artist, alchemist & philosopher, comes on the podcast to talk about understanding philosophy through introspection and self-awareness. We talk about conscious dreaming, lucid dreaming, and how our being is ruled by the subconscious. Other topics include alchemy, astrology, empowering ourselves through adversity, and some of Facundo’s work, including the book

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The Embodied Nature of Grief with Dr. Sherry Walling

A conversation about grief, prayer, religion, loss, pleasure and pain, love, parenthood, IFS, and movement with the fantastic Dr. Sherry Walling! Bio:Dr. Sherry Walling is a clinical psychologist, speaker, podcaster, author, and mental health advocate. Her company, ZenFounder, helps entrepreneurs and leaders navigate transition, rapid growth, loss, and any manner of complex human experience. Sherry

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