Mar 16, 2018
Have you ever experienced a psychedelic encounter with a plant spirit or an entity?
Have you ever experienced a spirit realm or being healed by a shaman? Have you ever felt as though you invoked some type of divination or noetic insight while on psychedelics? Have you ever wondered if any of that was real or just merely a hallucination?
The increasing popularity of using psychedelic substances within
so-called shamanic ceremonies has introduced ideas and
beliefs into the modern world that push conceptual limits of
the rational mind. The rise of plant shamanism is a cultural
force to be reckoned with and that which we encounter with
shamanism feels urgent and real. Yet, however real the experiences
with a shamanic encounter may feel, the question still
remains: how real is it, really?
I asked Julian Plamer and James Kent to come on the show to debate on this question:
"What do you believe is the fundamental nature of that which arises within a psychedelic experiences, in particular regards to what is often called The Shamanic paradigm, including the existence of a spirit realm, encounters with plant spirits or entities and the capacity to invoke healing or divination within a psychedelic experiences by way of this paradigm?"
It's a juicy one.