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This week I continue my exploration of psychedelic medicines with Dr. Kile Ortigo, author of "Beyond The Narrow Life: A Guide For Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration".Dr. Ortigo a licensed psychologist in California with over 14
This week we revisit a wonderful guest on my series "Confessions of the Psychedelic Elders" (please subscribe and review) with an old acquaintance (and neighbor of mine in Mendocino County) – Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP. Mangini is the auth
Susan Campbell, Ph.D. is a counselor and author of 12 books. When she was a professor at UMass Amherst in the 60’s and 70’s, she co-founded an alternative counseling and education center for university students seeking to integrate their psyche
Dale has been the state director of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 1987. He wrote his PhD dissertation at Stanford on Consumer Choice and FDA Drug Regulation. He was one of the original co-aut
John Gilmore is a computer engineer, computer entrepreneur, civil libertarian, drug policy reformer, and philanthropist. He has thirty years of experience in the computer industry, including applications programming, systems programming, langua
This week I continue the series with my old friend, Dr. Martin H. Goodman. Marty graduated from Harvard with a BA in biology in 1971, before receiving his MD from the University of California at San Diego.He worked at the Haight Ashbury Free Me
This week I continue my series of Confessions of the Psychedelic Elders (please subscribe and review) with an old acquaintance (and neighbor of mine in Mendocino County) – Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP. Mangini is the author of the forward fo
This week, I take a break from the Confession of the Psychedelic Elders series to bring you an interview with my dear friend Rabbi Sydney Mintz. The topic of our conversation will be what it means to call oneself Jewish. We will also discuss ho
This week, we are bringing you another in our series called Confessions of The Psychedelic Elders. In this series, prominent people in the sciences and arts are going to reveal details of their courageous sub-rosa self-experimentation with psyc
Richard Elliot Doblin (born November 30, 1953) is an American drug activist and executive who is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
Join us today on another stimulating episode of Mind, Body, Health, and Politics!
This morning we are flipping the script, as Philosopher Charles Bush solicits my own personal confessions as a psychedelic elder.Don't miss my own story, as I officially join our growing tribe of elders – this morning at 9 am PACIFIC.If you mi
My guest this morning is Countess Amanda Feilding – the Founder and Executive Director of the Beckley Foundation – widely recognized as a leading force behind the current Psychedelic Renaissance.Born in 1943, Countess Feilding is the youngest c
Several years ago I had the privilege of interviewing Tim Scully and Michael Randall – two men who were pivotal in the founding of the entheogen-using church known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.Tim Scully, the chemist behind the production
This morning I am honored to continue my series of "Confessions of the Psychedelic Elders" with Françoise Bourzat.Francoise Bourzat holds a MA in Somatic Psychology from New College of California (San Francisco, 1990). She was trained in the Ha
Last week we got such a positive reception from our listeners that I am rebroadcasting my interview with psychedelic elder confessor Dennis McKenna – author of the classic book, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKen
This week I continue my series of psychedelic elder confessors with the great Dennis McKenna – author of the classic book, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna.Dennis, the younger brother of Terence, was featured
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
For decades, the public perception of psychedelics has been skewed by a pervasive stereotype about their users. To debunk this myth, I am showcasing real-life stories of accomplished professional and scholarly individuals willing to "come out"
Last week I had the privilege of interviewing one of my inspirations for this program, Dr. Dean Edell. This morning at 9 am PST I am delighted to welcome my other inspiration for getting into radio, the inimitable Michael Krasny. Bay Area NPR l
Our distinguished guest on Mind Body Health & Politics today at 9 am PST is Dr. Dean Edell– a pioneer in the field of health broadcasting, and my very inspiration for this program.I was inspired by Dean Edell because he had the courage to spea
This morning (9 am Pacific) I continue the Psychedelic Elders series with the latest confessor, my dear friend Cliff Barney (92 years old).Cliff is a former journalist who has written for major U. S. dailies, including the Philadelphia Inquirer
This morning (9am Pacific) I am honored to be interviewing William Miller, MD – the chief of staff at Mendocino County District Hospital – on a topic of pressing concern to all of us.Dr. Miller (the other Dr. Milller), recently delivered a fasc
Artist, author & naturalist Obi Kaufmann returns to the program with a hopeful Earth-day message regarding California conservation and ecology. Author of the bestselling “The California Field Atlas,”  “The State of Water: Understanding Californ
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