ABOUT

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Rak Razam is a founding editor of Undergrowth (www.undergrowth.org), Australia’s leading alternative arts and literature magazine, and the world’s leading experiential journalist, writing about and helping shape the emergence of a new cultural paradigm in the 21st century.

Author of the critically acclaimed book Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey and the companion volume of interviews, The Ayahuasca Sessions (www.ayathebook.com), he is a frequent lecturer on ayahuasca and the shamanic revival sweeping the West, and is the co-director for the forthcoming Aya: Awakenings DVD (http://vimeo.com/20458066).  He was also interviewed and appears in the CBS (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s) 2007 audio documentary In Search of the Divine Vegetal (www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/2266458) talking about his ayahuaca experiences, which has been broadcast twice due to special demand to millions of people throughout North America.

His video interviews for website Reality Sandwich, , New MAPS of Hyperspace, (http://vimeo.com/album/1688275) feature Sasha Shulgin, Alex Grey, Stan Grof, Rick Doblin, Ralph Metzner, Mountain Girl, and more luminaries. His popular podcast show In a Perfect World (http://in-a-perfect-world.podomatic.com) has featured Dennis McKenna, Mitch Schultz (DMT: The Spirit Molecule), Stephan Beyer (Singing to the Plants), Darpan, James Oroc (Tryptamine Palace). the prophet RAEL (Raelian UFO religion), Dan Winter and dozens more. In print he has also written about and interviewed Hollywood filmmaker Jan Kounen (Blueberry), Richard Neville, LSD chemist Albert Hofmann, electronic producer Ollie Olsen and others for mainstream media.

He has facilitated talks and events throughout North America and Australia, including the DMT: Spirit Molecule Oz tour 2010 (http://undergrowth.org/spiritmoleculetour); the 2012: Time for Change documentary by Daniel Pinchbeck (http://undergrowth.org/timeforchange), and the Journeybook anthology tour, from San Francisco to Burning Man and beyond (http://www.thejourneybook.com).

His short stories have been published in Alternative Australia: Celebrating Cultural Diversity (excerpts of which were read on JJJ national radio), FreeNRG: Notes from the Edge of the Dancefloor; Global Eyes Electronic Music Yearbook; The Program.net, the Future Cities Project and his short story collection Psyence Fiction is available from Undergrowth Publishing and is chocked full of street level science fiction for the turbulent times we live through.

To view a video resume click here.

He is available for freelance hire.

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