A regular series of “experiential journalism” podcasts exploring the evolution of the new global paradigm. In a Perfect World will chart the meetings, musings and collective dreamings of gonzo reporter Rak Razam amongst the cultural creatives of the global tribe, the Ultraculture of the 21st century. These recordings are raw snatches of Beatnikian immediatism, unedited downloads from the tribal journey of remembering... Come, anchor the vision and spark the new paradigm alight...
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A collection of edited transcripts from the interview series below.
A regular series of “experiential journalism” podcasts exploring the evolution of the new global paradigm. In a Perfect World will chart the meetings, musings and collective dreamings of gonzo reporter Rak Razam amongst the cultural creatives of the global tribe, the Ultraculture of the 21st century.
These recordings are raw snatches of Beatnikian immediatism, unedited downloads from the tribal journey of remembering... Come anchor the vision and spark the new paradigm alight...
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and his fellow Ayahuasca: Awakenings retreat guests on a post-ceremony freeform download basking in the afterglow of madre ayahuasca.
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Dr. Andrew Gallimore, a neurobiologist, chemist, and pharmacologist who has authored the new book Alien information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game.
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam, and filmmaker Niles Heckman live on the shoot for episode 2 of Shamans of the Global Village, on the road to Wirikuta, where the sacred Peyote cactus grows.
Beyond the peak experience lies the ceremony of life. How do we sacralize the moment, using the experiences of plant and earth medicines and our innate sensitivity to reveal that WE are the medicine?
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Daniel Sitaram Das Shankin, an integration coach with Tam Integration and Sitting for Psychonauts, for a playful dinner discussion in which they discuss the cultural phenomenon known as “psychedelic integration” and the state of mainstreaming psychedelics
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Samaya Storm (aka. Samantha Sweetwater), a coach, guide and medicine woman, as they discuss the planetary zeitgeist as we move into 2019 and the collective shadow coming to the surface.
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Zoe Helene, an artist and cultural activist and Psychedelic Feminist who is passionate about supporting the voices of visionaries who share her commitment to women’s rights, wilderness and wildlife, and sacred psychedelic plants (and fungi).
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam as he chats with Thomas Hatsis, an author, lecturer, and historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia.
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Rev. Aryshta, Dean of the Sacred Foundation, an organization dedicated to re-establishing the sacred traditions of ancient mystery schools and their entheogenic usage.
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and yogi and entheogenic retreat leader Joël Karamdeep Singh Brierre as they dive deep into the Vedic maps of Samadhi and Source Consciousness.
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam in a deep discussion with Tara Rose: intuitive, investigative journalist, writer of the book the Dandelion Hunter and host of the YouTube Channel Tara Rose Sacred Medicine.
Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Hal Lucius Nation, the Chief Officiant of the Temple of Awakening Divinity. This non-profit religious organization serves 5-MeO-DMT as its central sacrament.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam delves deep into an intimate discussion with psychotherapist, Navigating Altered States practitioner and Tantric Sex coach Meriana Dinkova about the mind, body, and soul connection.
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam, documentary filmmaker, co-founder of Medicina Sagrada CMX and medicine man Mario Garner as they discuss the Bufo Alvarius toad, 5MEO-DMT, Source Consciousness and the unfolding of the divine in these times.
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and Dr. Alex Pardois as they talk about medicine: both the Western kind and the shamanic.
A special Valentine’s Day edition with experiential journalist Rak Razam and Joanna Harcourt Smith, all about love.
A rollicking rollercoaster of a ride between Tulum and Cancun with experiential journalist Rak Razam and guest Dr. Joseph Barsuglia.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam hosts an extended version of the lecture he gave at the 2017 EGA conference in December 2017.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam hosts a robust community discussion on the role, importance and shape of 5-MeO-DMT in modern culture from the Somara Shamanic Medicine Forum, Feb 2016.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam goes deep with the shamanic facilitator and spokeswoman Tricia Eastman in talking about her medicine path with iboga, 5-MeO-DMT and planetary initiation.
Join us as experiential journalist Rak Razam chats with Gwyllm, artist and publisher of “The Invisible College Magazine” on EarthRites.org
Do we over-intellectualize as a protection mechanism keeping us from being fully embodied? Do our minds negate our hearts as a malware coping mechanism for the modern world?
Experiential journalist Rak Razam chats with Caitlin Thompson, the Aware Project San Diego liaison and founder of EntheoZen.com and a wellness spokesperson, about psychedelics as a novel approach to immune conditions.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam chats with Ben De Loenen, founder and Executive Director of ICEERS (International Centre Ethnobotanical Education Research & Service)
Experiential journalist Rak Razam talks with Dr. Joe Tafur, author of Fellowship of the River, about his experiences in the Western medical and the Amazonian shamanic models of health and wellbeing
Experiential journalist Rak Razam meets Dr. Gillian Ross, author of Consciousness v Catastrophe: Reflections on the Next Stage of Human Evolution.
Tune into this intimate and raw conversation with author and filmmaker Charles Shaw, who has released At Home in the Dark, a 17-part film series on EcoSalon
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and were part of a ‘Golden Age’ of Vedic cultures that connected to Deep Source states of Samadhi and anchoring on higher God-consciousness.
An intimate conversation about the medicine path, art, iboga and love above all with author Elizabeth Bast and experiential journalist Rak Razam.
Many cultures have had the idea of retreating to complete darkness to initiate an alchemical transformation of consciousness that brings about the spiritual light.
Join experiential journalist and superhero in training Rak Razam as he interviews Andrew Morrissey, aka Mr. Multiverse, a motivational speaker, life coach, human potential activator and superhuman meme generator.
Rak Razam, the host of the new online TV show, Shamans of the Global Village www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com, chats with the show’s director Niles Heckman about the resurgence in shamanic traditions across the world and why they made this groundbreaking new series.
A panel discussion from Palenque Norte 2014 at Burning Man with Rak Razam, the Teafaerie, Bruce Damer and Ken Adams.
James Oroc, author of The Tryptamine Palace and the forthcoming The Second Psychedelic Revolution, shares a provocative conversation with Rak Razam.
A seminal conversation over the integration, absorption, commodification and correct relationship with entheogens and psychedelics by Western culture between Dimitri Mugianis and Rak Razam.
Ten years ago this June, experiential journalist Rak Razam took his virgin trip down to the Amazon to explore the mythic archetype of ayahuasca and the role of the shaman in the 21st Century.
A stream-of-consciousness bro chat between Rak Razam and fellow podcaster Jordon Eggleston, aka Supernatural River.
What is Tantra? How has an ancient modality that utilized life force energy been diluted to a western sexual practice?
Join an intimate bro chat with experiential journalist Rak Razam, The Electric Jesus’s author, co-founder of Reality Sandwich and the Evolver network (the Velvet Underground of its day), Jonathan Talat Phillips
Daniel Pinchbeck, author of Breaking Open the Head and the forthcoming book, How Soon is Now, talks with Rak Razam about planetary crisis and evolutionary pressure.
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and guest Jo Slater, who, four years ago, suffered a blow to the head that left her brain damaged and rerouted her neurochemistry at the same time.
A profoundly personal post-ayahuasca sharing session in Peru, April 2015, with Rak Razam and Meriana Dinkova.
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.
Join Dr. C. Scott Taylor, BSocSc (Hons); Ph.D., and experiential journalist, Rak Razam in this chance encounter back in May 2015,
The Mother is revered in various cultures 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.
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
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
What is DreaMTime consciousness, and how do plants, toads and humans relate to it? Is the planet excreting the unfolding of unity consciousness?
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and author, visionary artist, musician, podcaster and entheogenic explorer Martin Ball, Ph.D.
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and Dr. Octavio Rettig, a Mexican doctor who works with the sacred medicine 5-MeO-DMT found in the Sonoran Desert Toad, the Bufo Alvarius.
The psychedelic and shamanic worlds are increasingly entering the public consciousness, and the building wave of interest in these fields has been seeded by consciousness explorers of the last generation, like Australian Julian Palmer.
In shamanic culture, facing the shadow means confronting the issues pushed down and away from the light.
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam as he meets the kingmaker of Peruvian ayahuasca tourism, Alan Shoemaker, on the Boulevard in Iquitos.
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam as he talks with the Executive Director of the International Evolver Network Magenta Imagination Healer about another world that is sprouting from the cracks of the old.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam talks with brilliant theologian, author and religious heretic Matthew Fox, once an ordained Dominican priest, expelled by Cardinal Ratzinger
How do indigenous cultures like the Shipibo of the Amazon preserve their traditions in a rapidly globalizing world? Writer-filmmaker Athena Gam is spearheading the ‘Song of the Amazon’ project in alliance with the Shipibo to anchor their art and stories, their world myths, into an upcoming animated feature film. The Shipibo tapestries anchor the “vibrational
Can we discover the exact origins of life on earth? Can shamanic plant entheogens help us reveal this knowledge?
In this special post-Burning Man 2014 edition, experiential journalist Rak Razam downloads with Hollywood writer and special effects guru Niles Heckman on the future of psychedelic cinema and how the shamanic resurgence is being anchored in mainstream media.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam talks with mushroom shamaness and modern-day Oracle Shonagh Home, author of Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine and Love, Spirit, Medicine.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam meets Amber Lyon, an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, author, filmmaker and former CNNi correspondent.
How can the modern psychonaut best navigate innerspace? Experiential journalist Rak Razam meets Western psychotherapist and relationship counselor Meriana Dinkova.
Snowed out in the aboveground world, experiential journalist Rak Razam and Benton Rooks, writer for Reality Sandwich, graphic novelist of the newly released ‘Kali Yuga’
Come on a guided tour of evolutionary hyperspace with experiential journalist Rak Razam and paleontologist-poet-philosopher, visionary artist, electroacoustic musician, futurist, cultural critic, intellectual avantgarde thinker and “Big Ideas” bodhisattva Michael Garfield.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Hamilton Souther, one of the more prominent Western ayahuasca shamans and the founder of the Blue Morpho lodge outside Iquitos.
An intimate dinner party-neuroscience conversation with experiential journalist Rak Razam, Dr. Juan Acosta, the ‘mad scientist on the frontiers of consciousness’
Damon Orion interviews Rak Razam, experiential journalist and the writer-producer of the critically acclaimed shamanic documentary Aya: Awakenings.
As the Western resurgence in entheogenic shamanism grows, teething issues abound. Joshua Wickerham is one of the founders of the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council,
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews a legal psilocybin shamanic facilitator from the Netherlands, Olli, where the mushroom sclerotia (‘Philosopher Stones’) are a legal thing to possess and ingest.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam explores the world of sound and vibration with sound therapist Ashera Hart.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam talks with DJ and “post-rave intentional dance community advocate and facilitator” Sobey Wing
Experiential journalist Rak Razam talks with journalist and filmmaker Charles Shaw (the Exile Nation) about the consciousness revolution and the value of the psychedelic and shamanic experience.
In a landmark meeting, experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews The Cosmic Serpent author and anthropologist Jeremy Narby, in the gardens of Greenwich University
Indigenous Australian culture is at least 60,000-100,000 years old. Hidden in the unbroken tradition are the shared roots of the Vedas, in which the Acacia (Khadira) was the Vajra, the weapon of Indra.
Eleven years ago, Dimitri Mugianis was a heroin addict who tried Iboga, the sacred medicine of the Gabon tribe and the Bwiti religion in Africa.
Tea tidings with the Teafaerie at MAPS Psychedelic Science 2013 conference. Who IS the Teafaerie, and how does she manifest the psychedelic dream?
In which experiential journalist Rak Razam is interviewed by Dr. Sebastian Job, Honorary Associate, Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney, about the interdimensional entities that we encounter on entheogens like ayahuasca and DMT.
In which experiential journalist Rak Razam dialogues with Professor Diana Slattery of the McKenna Chair of Xenolinguistics at the Institute for the Encouragement of Outrageous Ideas.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam chats with the world’s premier mycologist, Paul Stamets, at the Uplift festival, Dec 22, 2012, about the whole systems theory of nature that the mycelium networks of the mushrooms point towards.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam hosts a panel at Eclipse festival 2012 on November 16, 2012, with sacred feminine facilitator Beata Alfoldi, Undergrowth director and visionary-filmmaker Tim Parish, Jungian therapist Jeremiah Abrams, shamanic practitioner Darpan and rites of passage commentator Sobey Wing
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam in a frank and revealing interview with Dennis McKenna on the cusp of his new book publication, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss.
The Hopi Indian myths tell of a final age of Mankind, where a RAINBOW TRIBE shall appear of all peoples, all colors as one.
Without the moral compass of a connection to the spiritual dimension, are we a lost tribe on the brink of extinction? As Western civilization slides into the Kali Yuga of materialism…
Experiential journalist Rak Razam meets the world’s leading experiential author and researcher, Graham Hancock, as they explore the “fingerprints of the gods”…
In ancient days the sun was worshiped as a living entity, life giver and destroyer, all wrapped in one. Entire cultures sacrificed and fed energy to the sun, understanding that the delicate cosmic web must be maintained and that the process of life works both ways. As we near the time of galactic alignment on
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Josh Davis, founder of the Human Mandala Project, an ambitious living sculpture based on yoga principles and made of fractaling human beings.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam hosts a provocative panel discussion from the 2012 Nimbin Mardi Grass on strategic responses to the War on Nature’s ally, marijuana.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam talks with independent researcher, author and lecturer Jan Irvin from Gnostic Media about his forthcoming documentary on Gordon Wasson.
In this continuation of In a Perfect World 33, experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews author and academic Robert Forte about the origins of the Psychedelic Movement and its manipulation.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam chats with “radical anthropologist” and global freakologist Graham St John about the evolution and current direction of Global Trance Culture.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam talks with Kilindi, an African-American warrior-teacher who works with psilocybin mushrooms as entheogenic guides in mapping the inner realms.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam hosts a panel discussion at Entheogenesis Australis on the 2012 date and the implications for entheogenic culture in the year ahead. Is there a ‘strange attractor’ at the End of Time that entheogens have been presaging? What do the plants and indigenous cultures say about this critical juncture in time? Can
A lecture given at the EntheoGenesis Australis Conference, Dec 3, 2011. At the height of the first wave of psychedelia, Ken Kesey promoted the idea of the Next Step, which at the time he envisaged as “beyond acid”.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of the legendary Ken Kesey on Nov 10, 2001, experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Ken Babbs, one of the last Merry Pranksters.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam gets all down-to-earth with Shane and Margaret, shamanic practitioners “not shamans!” in Australia
Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and his special guest ‘Cleva Fela’ and his many children in this unique character profile of a white man dreaming of the indigenous Australian land and culture.
You are cordially invited to the 50th In a Perfect World podcast, for which experiential journalist Rak Razam hosts a dinner party unlike any other
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Susan Joy Rennison, author of Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism and Spiritual Evolution.
Subversive independent documentary maker Ben Stewart of The Esoteric Agenda and Kymatica fame talks with experiential journalist Rak Razam.
Experiential podcaster Rak Razam interviews Max Igan, ‘memetic revolutionary’ and podcaster of Surviving the Matrix, on American Voice Radio and probes the intertwined issues of planetary awakening and control.
In the 1950s, corporations used psychedelics as creativity tools… can modern companies and strategic individuals use psychedelics to help solve some of the most pressing problems of our time?
Are psychedelics and entheogens medicines and/or spiritual tools for consciousness expansion? Can they be culture jammed by Big Pharma into commodified weapons of mass control, a soma for the masses?
In which experiential journalist Rak Razam does his best to digest the ultra-dense, even imploding infometrics of new paradigm physics guru Dan Winter over lunch in Mullumbimby.
What is consciousness, and where does it come from? In this provocative lecture given at EntheoGenesis Australis in Dec 2010, experiential journalist Rak Razam discusses the nature of consciousness
Experiential journalist Rak Razam experiences the “kiss of the Kambo”, the Brazilian Phyllomedusa Bicolor frog which secretes the most powerful toxin in the Amazon rainforest.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Dan Schreiber, Australia’s answer to Terence McKenna, a grand intellectual thinker and the founder of Starseed Gardens in the Byron Bay Shire.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Hal Lucius, High Priest of consciousness with the Temple of Awakening Divinity, a traveling medicine space using 5-MEO-DMT as its active psychedelic eucharist.
On the road in Peru with Mitch Schultz, who talks about the making of his documentary The Spirit Molecule, based on the Rick Strassman book of the same name, and why he was driven to make an independent documentary about DMT.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Englishman Tom Askew, who is bridging the worlds of indigenous shamanism with 21st Century techno-shamanism…
Experiential journalist Rak Razam is interviewed by anthropologist Robin Rodd from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, on all things ayahuasca, Down Under.
Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Steve Beyer, author of the recent compendium Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon.
In our first bilingual episode, experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Mancoluto of the Chimbre Shamanic center in Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
A live sonic adventure with our amphibian allies in Rak’s backyard on Mt. Jerusalem, with housemates Steve and Joseph Wap Norton…