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Pineal Optics: My Third Eye

Pineal Optics: Prepare to open that third eye, listeners, because Robert and Julie are taking you on a journey from philosophical ponderings about human spirituality to scientific explorations of the human pineal gland and the extra parietal eye common to other animals.

The Shaman and the Scientist: Hallucination

The Shaman and the Scientist: Hallucination: Join Robert and Julie as they continue their discussion of the overlap between shamanism and cognitive neuroscience. What sort of experiences do substances like DMT, psilocybin and salvia grant users? Why do human bodies have trace elements of DMT?

Blow Your Mind: The Scientist and the Shaman

Inspired in large part by Emory University's "For I am the Black Jaguar" exhibit (get the book here), we explore some of the common ground between psychedelically-fueled spirituality and scientific research into the effects and nature of psychedelic experience. Here's what we have for you...

Did Ebenezer Scrooge take a mountain of DMT?

Christmas is magic. Christmas is transformative. And since we're dropping two episodes on the psychedelics, science and shamanism the week of Dec. 25, I keep wondering if everyone's favorite holiday curmudgeon didn't smoke DMT on that fateful Christmas Eve. Because what happens in "A Christmas Carol?" Why, a self-centered old miser barricades himself in an empty house and experiences a ghostly visitation from a dead friend. Next, three outlandish spirit entities arrive and take him on a mind-rending journey through time and space. At the end of that journey, Scrooge re-engages the world with a profoundly increased sense of openness -- which brings us to DMT.