After what could only be described as perfect synchronicity, I connected with two awesome guys who had this idea to create a podcast. A platform for ex-mormons to learn about healing modalities within spirituality, plant medicine, meditation, breath work and so much more. My immediate reaction was, "Yep! Get me involved!" About a week later we were filming what would become episode one of Mormons On Mushrooms.
If you've read my previous blog posts, you know how being Mormon affected my perception of psychedelics. We were taught that anything which could alter your state of consciousness even for a few minutes was sinful and to stay as far away from it as possible. We were never taught about the amazing healing benefits of mind, body and soul they possessed when used correctly. We were never taught that they could actually bring us closer to God by experiencing this heightened state of awareness and true oneness with all living beings. This is why I wanted to share my experiences on Mormons on Mushrooms.
EPISODE 1: IS THIS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE DRUNK?
I went into depth about my experience with Ayahuasca, Kambo (frog poison medicine) and Nunu during my retreat experience in the Amazon Jungle of Peru.
I spoke about my visions, emotions, experiences and realizations during my ceremonies. How I was able to heal part of my childhood trauma through this deep medicine. If you have felt the call from Mother Ayahuasca, then this might be a good episode for you to listen to, to gain an understanding of how it can work for you and what to expect.
SO MUCH TO SAY, SO LITTLE TIME
What a whirlwind! I think I was speaking a million miles an hour because I just had so much to say! After recording for nearly 2 hours we realized we just didn't have enough time. I felt such camaraderie with these two strangers and had so much fun talking to them so we agreed to record a part 2.
EPISODE 4: VISITING ALIENS AND SHAMANIC SURGERY
If you are one of those people who are fascinated with wild alien stories, magic and folklore, this is the episode for you. After doing much of what I came for in my 2nd Ayahuasca ceremony with 4 more to go, I decided to ask some life questions and even something a little.....outlandish.
I wanted to go to space. If you recall, I have this weird obsession with space so I asked Mother Ayahuasca to take me to different Galaxies and dimensions. My friends....she did not disappoint.
To top it all off, I end with an even wilder story about a shamanic surgery that was performed on me. I don't want to spoil it for you, but let's just say it involved a giant hickey.
STILL NOT ENOUGH TIME
I truly enjoyed my crazy talks with these two awesome dudes and when they jokingly said I should just be a co-host, I joked back and said "yeah sure!"
Well we got to thinking about it and...
I am now a part time co-host of Mormons on Mushrooms podcast! I have had so much fun recording and I hope you all have just as much fun listening to it!
EPISODE 6: BEYOND THE VESSEL-DIVING INTO CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
This was the first episode we recorded together where no one specific had the floor the whole time. Doug shared a vulnerable story about a mushroom ceremony he had the night before we recorded while Mike and I offered our interpretations of his visions.
We then talked about beliefs that we form during childhood which can end up being triggers for us as adults. I offer a meditation I learned that is particularly effective in clearing these triggers.
This episode blew our mind when it came full circle back to Dougs visions because of a specific belief he created during childhood. A childhood memory literally came up as we were recording and it was so amazing for us to witness the healing happening as it unfolded.
EPISODE 7: EXPERIENCING LIFE AND DEATH IN PAST LIVES
We jumped back to some of my experiences in a past life regression hypnosis session for a TV show I did about 6 years ago. If you have any curiosity about past lives or reincarnation this is the episode for you.
I lay out 2 past lives I experienced and speak about the evidence they uncovered which proved what I was saying actually happened! I know...it blew my mind too.
We then discuss ways in which you can experience past lives and heal certain traumas or patterns without finding a regression hypnotherapist. You can do it for free in your own home!
MINISODE 1: LISTENER MAIL
We realized how important is it for people to be able to share their stories as we have so they feel heard. We thought it would be cool if listeners could send us their own stories and we could read them aloud on the podcast anonymously. Of course if people want to share their names they are more than welcome to, but we know that it can be difficult leaving a high demand religion especially if it causes unwanted tension between family so names aren't necessary,
In this first episode we talk about processing regret, how to change your perspective on being alone and tips to finding help and community outside of Mormonism. If you'd like to share your story, head to the website at mormonsonmushrooms.com and fill out the form.
MORE TO COME!
We have so many topics to cover and we can't wait to record more episodes together. We are working on getting a resources page for anyone who listens and wants more information on things we speak about. Our goal is to create a safe space for people to ask questions, learn, grow and expand together without judgement.
WHERE TO FIND US
LISTEN ON: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Main website
LET ME KNOW
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the podcast if you do decide to give it a listen. Thanks for tuning in and stay safe out there!