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PEX11 – Manoj Doss – Revealing Challenges in Psychedelic Science

In this week's podcast Tim Cools speaks with Manoj Doss about the challenges in psychedelic science, and debunking central concepts in the psychedelic narrative. – Manoj's Background– Limitations of Psychedelic Science and Theory– The Challenges of Translating Scientific Findings into Scientific Theory– Understanding the Differences and Similarities Between the 'Mind' and the 'Brain'– Debunking Neuroscientific […]

PEX#10 – Don Gino Chaka Runa – Shamanism and the Andean Worldview

This week Tim Cools speaks with Don Gino Chaka-Runa, shaman, about the Andean worldview, working with plant medicines, and shamanic practice. Don Gino's BackgroundWorking With the MedicinePeruvian and Shamanic CultureThe History and Uses of AyahuascaDon Gino's Spiritual Journey with ShamanismThe Responsibilities of A ShamanConfronting Ourself with the Medicine About Don Gino Chaka-Runa Don Gino Chaka-Runa […]

PEX9 – Gerardo Urias – The Healing Potentials of Breathwork and Psychedelics

In this week's episode, Tim Cools speaks with Gerardo Urias, author and writer, about the healing potentials of breathwork and psilocybin mushrooms.  – Gerardo's background– Taking back our mind with psychedelic mushrooms– Breathwork and the Wim Hof method– Breathwork and psilocybin– Endogenous and Exogenous DMT– Decriminalization of psilocybin in California– The world opening up to […]

PEX#8 – Matt Pallamary – Sharing the Shamanic Experience

In this week's podcast, Tim Cools speaks with Matt Pallamary, experienced psychonaut, psychedelic guide and psychedelic enthusiast, about different aspects of the shamanic experience. – Matt's background– Learning different lineages of shamanic practice– The different aspects of plant medicines: history, anthropology and biology–  Studying the Shadow– The Spirits of plant medicines and animals– The wave […]

PEx#7 – Sarah Tilley – Integrating Couples Therapy with the Psychedelic Field

In this week's podcast, Tim Cools speaks with Sarah Tilley, psychedelic guide and integration specialist, about the many ways to practice sexual wellness and integrating couples therapy with psychedelics. – Sarah's background– Renegotiating the boundaries of the relationship with psychedelics– Does being in a relationship prevent you from going deeper?– The magic of psychedelic journeys […]


How mindfulness boosts creativity

‘We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.’ – Albert Einstein What is mindfulness? Before we look into the link between mindfulness and creativity, let’s first define what mindfulness is. A simple definition Being mindful refers to one’s ability to be fully present and aware, without any interpretation or […]

What are psychedelics? What does science say?

Introduction to psychedelics Psychedelics are powerful psychoactive (“mind-altering”) substances that change how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. People have profound insights while participating in psychedelic sessions, with long-lasting impact on their well-being. They have enhanced the life of many humans for thousands of years until they were banned and stigmatized in our […]

The Mystical Experience

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. — Albert Einstein “Mystical” is an umbrella term for the profound personal revelations that someone might encounter. Either through psychedelics or other means. Broadly speaking, a mystical experience is […]

Psilocybin and Neuroplasticity

Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.” — Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Nobel Prize-winning Spanish neuroscientist Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity or neural plasticity, is the ability of the brain to change continuously throughout your life.  While it was believed for many decades that our brain […]


Mindfulness exercises for in the office! 

It’s a common misconception that mindfulness requires you to sit with your eyes closed for hours, preferably surrounded by crystals and incense. But that’s luckily not the case, practising mindfulness does not require a lot of time, and you can even practice it at the workplace. Some companies: like Apple, Google, and Salesforce have dedicated […]