Plants & Herbs

017: Modern Shamanism by Joe

This is Entheogen. We talk about tools for generating the divine within. It's October 15, 2015. We're talking about Modern Shamanism with special guest, Micah.

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This episode we are grateful to be joined by special guest, Micah, to discuss the use of Ayahuasca in a modern context, as well as in the traditional setting.


Erowid Ayahuasca Vault: Basics


- the traditional preparation vs. a chemical extraction

- the traditional context vs. modern comforts

- shaman vs. therapist

- jungle fauna, icaros vs. modern metaphors and music

- other psychoactive plant medicine: tobacco, chocolate/cacao, wine, sassafras, black pepper

- creating a container for deep experience


Santo Daime

União do Vegetal

Controversy Brews Over Church's Hallucinogenic Tea Ritual

010: Medicinal Herbs with Mountain Man Dan by Joe

This is Entheogen: three human beings discussing generating the divine within while still being human beings. In this episode, recorded on March 30, 2015, we discuss medicinal herbs with Mountain Man Dan.


Wild Daga a.k.a Lion's Tail: any relationship to Rooibus tea? tastes similar, pairs very well

Dan discusses his inspiring journey of self-healing using medicinal plants

Kevin wonders about mixing various herbs

Blue Lotus: calming, narcotic effect, lucid dreaming, Dan recommends combining with mugroot

Tolerance; addictive potential

Kana Flower: alertness, focus, faster perception of senses; correlation with the development of human consciousness?

Kevin recommends

Dan recommends a glass bowl, "Patience," and the Whisper vaporizer

Thoughts on ibogaine? 36 hour effects, "negative life review" aspect (another African plant)