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Jun 18, 2021

In this psychedelic café, we explore spiritual awakening and spiritual crisis; what they are, and what causes them.

We also explore how we heal from spiritual crisis; their connection to trauma; the spiritual roots of healing bipolar; differentiating spiritual crisis from clinical psychiatric illness; the anti-theistic paradigm of psychiatry; personal crisis in the context of global climate crisis; and having a force larger than oneself un-make and remake our lives.

Our guests are:

  • Anna Lutkajtis
  • Dayle Mcleod
  • Benjamin Mudge
  • Michelle Anne Hobart
  • Kyle Buller
  • Dr. Nicole Gruel
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Episode Breakdown
  • Spiritual crisis as a way of discovering who we really are
  • What makes spiritual awakening a crisis and how do we learn from them
  • Spontaneous transformations of worldview
  • Being dazzled by truth
  • Living in a secular society increases the likelihood of spiritual crisis
  • Where is the line between psychosis and spiritual crisis
  • True spirituality is about love
  • What does it mean to have a spiritual crisis?
  • Bipolar, schizophrenia, and being unable to resolve a spiritual crisis
  • The efficacy of psychiatric drugs in treating bipolar
  • The role of the body in resolving spiritual crisis
  • The importance of social context in spiritual crisis
  • Spiritual crisis as a call to your ancestral lineage
  • Preparing the cultural grounds for psilocybin introduction into the medical system
  • The paradigm of psychiatry is anti-theistic
  • The importance of including indigenous voices
  • We are in a global spiritual crisis
  • Trauma’s role in spiritual crisis
  • How we ground through spiritual crisis experiences
  • We need to upgrade our language around religious experiences
  • Should we be trying to feel better?