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Episode from the podcastMind Body Health & Politics

Charles Bush - Mind, Body, Health, and Politics

Released Tuesday, 1st June 2021
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This week I continue my series of psychedelic elder confessors with my old friend Charles Bush – Philosopher, Educator, and former Executive Director of the Redwood Senior Center in Fort Bragg, California.

Charles Bush has lived on the Mendocino Coast for nearly four decades. Before coming to the Coast, he managed large residential service operations on college campuses. He co-founded Mendocino's successful and long-lived Community School. He retired from his position as director of Chamisa Mesa School near Taos, New Mexico, and became the Executive Director of the Redwood Coast Senior Center, where he served for several years.

I've interviewed Charles on my program before about how the philosopher encounters the world through the intermediate organs of perception, including the mind. We have explored how the stories that we weave influence our experience. This morning, we will discuss how meaning is created over the course of a lifetime, investigating the boundary between the mind and physical reality, and in particular, how psychedelics have influenced Charles's stories about the world and his numerous life experiences.