Amber talks with filmmaker and culture hacker Mitch Schultz, writer and director of the documentary’DMT the Spirit Molecule’ about the difference between what happens during a DMT experience and during an ayahuasca experience.
Dr. Joe Tafur combines traditional Western medicine with psychedelic plant medicines after discovering their incredible ability to heal numerous physical and mental health ailments. In this podcast, Dr. Tafur discusses how peyote, which is legal in several states across the U.S., transformed his life. He also describes the healing powers of ayahuasca and the patients he’s treated and cured with the sacred brew from the Amazon rainforest.
Dr. Tafur is an integrative minded Family Physician and founding partner of Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual ayahuasca healing center near Iquitos, Peru. He is Colombian-American from Arizona, studied biology at UCLA, then Med School at UCSD, completed Family Medicine Residency at UCLA, then went on to do a post-doc in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, studying low-intensity light therapy and, simultaneously, Psychoneuroimmunology.
Dr. Tafur has been working in and around integrative medicine throughout and after his medical training, working on a variety of academic and community activities with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga Practitioners and Energy Healers. He has been studying Traditional Shipibo Plant Medicine for the past five years and is now apprenticing under Ricardo Amaringo at the Nihue Rao center. His primary interest at this time is in spiritual healing and in working to integrate practices like Amazonian shamanism and other traditional approaches with modern healthcare.
Shaman Hamilton Souther has been healing with plant medicines for more than a decade. Once on the path to become a professional golfer, Hamilton felt a calling to the Amazon in 2001 to work with the sacred medicine ayahuasca. Hamilton has guided thousands of participants into shamanic states of consciousness and says he has been able to heal westerners of depression, anxiety, drug addiction and PTSD. Now, Hamilton is combining shamanism with cannabis and the Internet to make this style of healing more accessible and also help people find their deepest purposes and goals in life.
Dimethyltryptamine is rapidly spreading around the world due to it’s ability to induce powerful mystical and healing experiences. DMT is known as the ‘businessman’s trip as the duration of the journey only lasts from 10-20 minutes. In this episode, Amber speaks with filmmaker and culture hacker Mitch Schultz, writer and director of ‘DMT the Spirit Molecule’ about what happens during a DMT experience, the healing properties of DMT, and freedom of consciousness.
Ayahuasca is a sacred medicinal tea from the Amazon rainforest that’s rapidly spreading around the world due to it’s ability to heal numerous physical and mental ailments and induce mystical experiences that enhance spirituality. In this clip from ‘Reset with Amber Lyon’, Amber and guest Preston Smiles discuss why they think ayahuasca is urgently healing the world one person at a time. Watch the entire Podcast.
Studies show meditation has profound effects on improving brain function and happiness. So how do you get started? In this episode of Reset with Amber Lyon, Amber speaks with motivational messenger Preston Smiles, founder of The Love Mob, about to add more happiness to your life through meditation. Smiles gives quick, easy steps you can take today to transform your mind through meditation. Watch the entire Podcast.