Terence McKenna on The Book of Changes (1997)

Terence McKenna spent twenty-five years exploring and developing an ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation, in the process discovering Novelty Theory, which was based part on the sequence of hexagrams in the ancient I Ching, or Book of Changes. Terrence is author of many books, including The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers’ Guide. Another of his, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge, is a study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution throughout history and before. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. McKenna died on April 3, 2000, at the age of 53.

Shamans of the Global Village

Rak Razam is the host of the new web documentary series called Shamans of the Global Village that he created with director Niles Heckman, which focuses on indigenous psychoactive medicines and the Western shamanic resurgence. He is a founder of Terra Incognita, a non-profit dedicated to the scientific exploration of consciousness and spirituality … and supporting the sustainability of indigenous shamanic medicines. http://www.terra-incognita-project.org/toad-conservation-project/

Listening to Ayahuasca

Dr. Rachel Harris is the author of the new book, Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. She received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award, has published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals, and has worked as a psychological consultant to Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. Her background includes careers as a research psychologist as well as a psychotherapist.

Terence McKenna on The Book of Changes (1997)

Terence McKenna spent twenty-five years exploring and developing an ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation, in the process discovering Novelty Theory, which was based part on the sequence of hexagrams in the ancient I Ching, or Book of Changes. Terrence is author of many books, including The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers’ Guide. Another of his, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge, is a study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution throughout history and before. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. McKenna died on April 3, 2000, at the age of 53.

The Gift of Shamanism

Itzhak Beery is the author of the new book The Gift of Shamanism: Visionary Power, Ayahuasca Dreams, and Journeys to Other Realms. Itzhak is an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher who believes that each and every one of us has shamanic powers. Glimpses of them can arise at any age in the form of intuitive dreams, déjà vu, spontaneous visions, and out-of-body experiences. Most people dismiss these experiences. However, by embracing these gifts, we can unlock our shamanic potential to change ourselves and the world around us.

The Co-creation Handbook

Alida Birch is the author of The Co-Creation Handbook: A shamanic guide to manifesting a better world and a more joyful life. Alida teaches shamanism and co-creative manifestation and leads year-long shamanic apprenticeship trainings and annual vision quests.

A Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions

Marie-Rose Phan-Lê is author of Talking Story: One Woman’s Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions. Marie-Rose’s fascinating adventure into the world of healing, shamanism, plant medicine, and divination explores the many indigenous cultures on the verge of losing their medicinal plants, healing traditions, and spiritual knowledge as a result of habitat destruction, cultural assimilation, and globalization.

Fire of the Goddess

Our guest this week on Pathways is Katalin Koda, author of the book Fire of the Goddess: Nine Paths to Ignite the Sacred Feminine. Katalin is a passionate explorer of earth stories, women’s mysteries and the mythic expression of our world. A practicing Vajrayana Buddhist, Koda also works with indigenous wisdom and shamanism in her healing practice. She is a visionary artist, poet and dreamer and has been teaching workshops on women’s wisdom and spirituality, Reiki, shamanic journey and chakra healing for over fifteen years. Katalin is also the founder of the Fire of the Goddess Institute in Hawaii.

Aya: A Shamanic Journey

Rak Razam is the author of Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey. Rak is a frequent lecturer on the shamanic revival sweeping the West, and is the co-director for the Aya: Awakenings film. He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counterculture and progressive thought, and he has been called one of the leading spokespersons for the new paradigm. A prolific media maker and networker, he hosts the popular podcast show, “In a Perfect World.”