"Creating Space for Self-Healing" with Ryan Beauregard
This episode is an interview with Ryan Beauregard. Ryan is the founder of We Share Earth, an organization committed to transforming grief & garbage into growth & gardens. He's also the manager of The Zendo Project. In this conversation we learn about his passion to support the creation of a sustainable society and culture by deepening our relationship with nature, learning what we can from it and getting out of its way. We talk about the ecological crisis, economics and spirituality, and we talk about the current resurgence of research into the role of psychedelics as medicine and the implications of a growing recreational culture, but the theme that holds this whole conversation together is the power of self-healing. Each of us has the capacity to heal ourselves and solve our own problems, and this is also true of nature. The world, including all of us, has capacity to heal itself. How can we create space for the healing to happen?
This episode talks about psychedelics and marxist philosophy, and it doesn't say that they are horrible. We do not recommend or encourage you to try any of of these things. You can choose to protect your children and try to forget about this episode, or you can learn more from the resources below.
The Zendo Project, that Ryan manages, is a peer-support network Psychedellic harm reduction project. It is designed to help prevent and transform difficult experiences that sometimes occur when someone is in a non-ordinary state of consciousness. They provide safe spaces at large festivals where volunteers are prepared to sit with people as they go through difficult and often transformative experiences. Check out the video below for more information.
The Zendo Project is part of MAPS, the Multi-disciplinarey association for Psychedelic Science. MAPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization that develops legal and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Learn more about MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) here.
Here are two episodes from Philosophize This! podcast that offer a unbiased and entertaining description of Marxist philosophy and its detractors (The Austrian School):
"Marx & Kierkegaard"
"The Austrian School"
Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan's new book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence is making big waves. Its a through, critical and well-written investigation into today's psychedelic renaissance.
You can learn more about the book here.
Here's that Alan Watts video that I talk about at the beginning of the episode: