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Modern Shamanism and Ayahuasca Awakening

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Interview with Rak Razam and Lorna Li on Entheo Nation. Our episode starts the dialogue about the awakening and spiritual connection that Ayahuasca brings to humanity. Both Rak and I share the awakening encounters that we experienced with Ayahuasca. In this engaging episode, we are going to discover:
[5:45] What shamanism is
[8:17] The reason for Ayahuasca’s popularity today
[12:45] The difference between LSD and Ayahuasca
[20:02] What the Western society is missing out on our relationship with nature
[24:10] What the words “entheogen” and “psychedelic” mean
[29:25] What inspired Rak to film his documentary: ‘Aya: Awakenings’
[33:30] How known visionaries relate their experiences in the shamanic realms
[35:30] How the world should view shamanism
And much, much more!

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Do the DMT visions in ayahuasca distract us from the deeper healing?

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http://www.aya-awakenings.com/watch From the Los Angeles afterpanel of Aya: Awakenings: Writer-Producer Rak Razam discusses the role of DMT in the ayahuasca brew. DMT brings the visions that ayahuasca is famous for, but is there something beyond the visions? Do the DMT visions in ayahuasca distract us from the deeper healing? Can hypermediated Westerners only believe in something that is seen, not felt? Can Hollywood crack the ayahuasca algorithm and digitally recreate the visionary state? Take your own visionary journey on an Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru with Rak Razam: http://www.aya-awakenings.com/retreats

Is ayahuasca the latest pathway in an eternal unfolding of the Divine?

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http://www.aya-awakenings.com/watch From the Los Angeles afterpanel of Aya: Awakenings: Rak Razam asks why is ayahuasca popular in the West now? How does it connect to the indigenous idea of world ages, or cycles of time? There have been global shamanic civilizations before, but why do the active entheogenic sacraments end up hidden, and obscured? Is change the only constant? Does the spiritual journey ask us to refresh anew our connection with the Divine every generation? Take your own visionary journey on an Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru with Rak Razam: http://www.aya-awakenings.com/retreats

Psychedelic Salon 433: Consciousness Hackers

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Today’s podcast features Rak Razam’s 2014 Palenque Norte Lecture, which was originally titled “Cosmic Consciousness To Convergence: Activating the Species.” As you can see, I have shortened it to a phrase that Rak used in his talk, “Consciousness Browsers,” which is an excellent way to describe the psychedelic experience. During his talk, Rak ranges from a discussion of his research into the shamanic use of ayahuasca, to black holes, consciousness as a bit torrent, and the concept of a species swarm. One of my favorite quotes from this talk is: “The heroic thing really is doing what needs to be done, or discovering something of value, and bringing it back and sharing it with the tribe.” – Lorenzo Hagerty

https://psychedelicsalon.com/podcast-433-consciousness-browsers/

We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For

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https://youtu.be/O53vJFCv560

A far reaching freeform discussion on the Politics of Consciousness, 9/11, spiritual evolution, cosmic ecology, species PTSD, culture, ‪#‎psychedelics‬, world ages, and seizing your own sovereign power. We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For. Thanks Eilish De Avalon and the Conscious Consumer Network for letting me rip!

In A Perfect World – OMG

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A deeply personal post-ayahuasca sharing session in Peru, April 2015, with Rak Razam and Meriana Dinkova. After recent inoculations with the 5-MeO-DMT sacred medicine of the Bufo Alvarius toad, which induced a full spectrum remembrance of unity consciousness (i.e., GOD), Razam has noticed that the 5MEO circuit is consistently re-activated on other entheogens and indeed, is the ON Switch inside us all. This conversation was held directly after a second ayahuasca retreat session which triggered hours long immersion into the 5MEO light field, and a corresponding decompression of language and integration. It’s all words, dear listener. What is offered here is the act of languagizing itself, a sacred pillow-talk conversation about God as a unified field and the relationship of co-discovery between the Creator and the Created. So you recognize divinity: Now what? Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. What is the value of enlightenment? Photo: Ben Hewett. JOIN US! Subscribe to http://www.rakrazam.com and join the New Paradigm movement…

In A Perfect World – Veil

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Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and his feminine counterpart, spiritual seeker Flora, author of the forthcoming Veils, a novel about a shamanic coming of age and working with 5-MeO-DMT. Flora and Razam share the same idea: that Source consciousness is alive and incarnating through the individuals awakening to it, in an active way… In a deeply synchronous meeting, Flora’s novel is mirroring Razam’s work and projects with 5-MeO: life mirrors art and art mirrors life… Listen as they discuss the ultimate surrender and opening to the Source, the Logos and living language, neural entanglement and how that reflects in the shamanic community working with sacraments, using EEG and neurofeedback to teach endogenous usage of 5MEO, how to communicate translinguistic realms, the parallels with mystics through history experiencing non-duals states, and exploring the idea: is God lonely, or is it feeding, breeding and making more of itself? All this and more in an unparalleled meeting of one mind in two bodies. Is this the way of the future? The interviewee, Flora, will be publishing her novel under the pseudonym Elettra Cavendish. Follow her on Twitter @elettracrack JOIN US! Subscribe to http://www.rakrazam.com and join the New Paradigm movement….

In A Perfect World – Heart of Gold

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The Mother is revered in all cultures in varied forms as a source of life, wisdom and love. Join experiential journalist Rak Razam as he interviews Ayahuasca: Awakenings retreat participant Goldy, a 70-year-old woman experiencing her first entheogenic activation. Share her story of awakening, from her time as a truck driver meeting UFOs, to driving a Greyhound bus of souls across America, nurturing and embodying the Mother on her spiritual path. Goldy works with her spirit guides, has full spectrum understanding of the galactic situation, and shares her deep wisdom of what it means to be alive at this crucial point in consciousness evolution, peppered with spiritual insights and down-to-earth practicalities. A very special episode of In a Perfect World shining light on a humble woman with a heart of gold and a message for us all… Subscribe to http://RakRazam.com and support the emergence of new paradigm media. And if you want to experience an authentic and integral ayahuasca retreat in Peru, join author Rak Razam in Peru on an ongoing series of intensive ayahausca retreats with curandero Percy Garcia http://www.aya-awakenings.com/retreats SUPPORTING ARTISTS SEED THE FUTURE IS VERY SEXY. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, HOW IT MAKES YOU THINK, WHO IT MAKES YOU FEEL, THEN DONATE RIGHT HERE, BUSTER! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

In a Perfect World with Rak Razam

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What does a perfect world truly mean? Ben Lawson from the Tantra Punk podcast interviews shamanic facilitator and media maker Rak Razam to discuss what a post-shamanic galactivated world might feel like as consciousness is aware of the macro gestalt web of life being that we are. What value is the notion of individual ego in a distributed consciousness-mesh network between humans, plants, the Gaian matrix and entities on higher astral levels of being as IT remembers ITself? Is the ultimate flowering of unity consciousness even able to be held in individuated form, and if so, if we all hold that awareness, what do we become? Is this the return of Dreamtime Consciousness and how can we be heart-based spiritual warriors? What is the role of 5-MeO-DMT and the Light in the hierarchy of entheogenic activation? What is the cosmic and the astral ecology of entities and how do we anchor best relationship with them? A little slice of heaven in our #100th podcast, all conducted under a mural of Terence McKenna, live in Venice Beach, Friday July 24, 2015. JOIN US! Subscribe to http://www.rakrazam.com and join the New Paradigm movement…. smiley Co-published on Ben Lawson’s Tantra Punk podcast: www.TantraPunk.com.

In A Perfect World – Gorman on my Mind

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Join Peter Gorman, award-winning investigative journalist and author of Ayahuasca in My Blood and Sapo in My Soul, as he talks with Rak Razam about indigenous ‘ordeal medicines’ and the rise of shamanism in the West. Gorman first drank ayahuasca in 1984 and is one of the first modern wave of intrepid explorer-adventurers to document this medicine. He also introduced sapo, the secretion of the Phyllomedusa bicolor frog used by the Matses, to popular attention. What is the role of these substances in the wild, and how are they being used as the West absorbs the shamanic medicines? How can the sustainability of the vine and the frog be ensured, and how can commerciality be balanced with spirituality? A robust, provocative discussion on the state of the Western shamanic community and its impact on indigenous cultures, with Gorman and Razam. For more info visit: thegormanblog.blogspot.com and Peter’s website: http://www.pgorman.com. Subscribe to http://RakRazam.com and support the emergence of new paradigm media. And if you want to experience an authentic and integral ayahuasca retreat in Peru, join author Rak Razam in Peru on an ongoing series of intensive ayahausca retreats with curandero Percy Garcia http://www.aya-awakenings.com/retreats