Bwiti and iboga plant medicine journeys: the experience and the mystery

Grégory Puente, a Nima (a shaman), talks with us about the plant medicine iboga and Bwiti initiations. In this episode, we explore what iboga is and how it’s used for medicine journeys. We also find out what happens to you in an iboga experience? What is Bwiti and how does iboga factor in with Bwiti? Is iboga a hallucinogen and is it like other psychedelic substances and medicines? One of the things I really loved talking about is the role of the medicine and initiation in not only helping our personal problems and our personal growth, but also how it can help to solve our big environmental and social problems we’re currently facing on the planet.

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Sexuality, Christian mysticism and autonomous faith

In this episode, I’m joined by Patrik Olterman, a Christian pastor, International School of Temple Arts facilitator, Bhakti Yogi, and Enneagram practitioner. I’m deeply fascinated with his quite radical, autonomous and authentic journey through spirituality and faith and in today’s show we talk about that. We discuss The difference between religion and spirituality, the six stages of faith (from literal to personally integrated), Sex positivity and queerness in Christianity, spiritual autonomy and deconstruction and how to safely explore spirituality without the fear of being duped.

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Self-pleasure as self-care, relationship empowerment, and a spiritual practice

Self-pleasure is a core spiritual practice, just like meditation, yoga or prayer. It’s an avenue to bring you closer to yourself, the Divine. Self-pleasure is also key for emotional, mental and physical health. It’s foundational in the way we can detox our system, fill our being with literally good vibrations, practically self-love and become self-activating, rather than relying on others. In this way, is also a golden remedy for co-dependency in relationships because we start to tune into the inner union within ourselves. Self-pleasure is power, it’s medicine. That’s what Baba Dez Nichols, founder of the International School of Temple Arts talks to us about in this episode.

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