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 of 'guru-itis'
– Challenges in the Commercialization of Plant Medicines
– The Shamanic Dieta
– Shamanism is Energy
– Understanding our ego and our essence
– Embracing the universal aspect of different perspectives

About Matt Pallamary

Matthew J. (Mateo) Pallamary frequently visits the mountains, deserts, and jungles of North, Central, and South America pursuing his studies of shamanism for over twenty five years. He has seventeen books in print in multiple genres and has taught a Phantastic Fiction workshop at the Southern California Writers Conference and the Santa Barbara Writers Conference for over thirty years.

Mateo has also lectured at a number of other conferences and conventions throughout the United States and was a featured lecturer and performer at the Mysteries of the Amazon exhibit at the Appleton Museum and other venues throughout Florida as well as The Larson Gallery and other venues  in Yakima Washington.

About Tim Cools

Tim is a psychedelic integration specialist and legal psychedelic guide. He facilitates powerful, life-changing experiences for professionals, to help their professional lives come in alignment with personal ambition and values.

Tim is a Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher, a certified coach, and psychedelic advocate, educator and guide.

He is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Tools Of Awareness, a personal development center focussed on combining psychedelics and mindfulness to grow personal and interpersonal awareness though (online) courses and retreats.

Furthermore, he founded Psychedelic Experience, an online non-profit platform for information surrounding psychedelic substances. It's a community based non-profit organization, created by and for psychedelic and plant medicine communities.

His personal interests are technology, meditation, metaphysical and eastern philosophies, shamanism and the healing power of nature and plants