Graham Hancock discusses ayahuasca experiences and safety and why he detests the failed War on Drugs. Hancock is an explorer and journalist with a passion for sacred plants and ancient civilizations.
Hancock is one of the world’s leading experts on the historical use of psychedelics. He has become recognized as an unconventional thinker and philosopher who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past. One of his primary beliefs is that psychedelics played a key role in the intellectual evolution of humanity and can help save mankind from going extinct. He has written and co-authored several books and essays, both fiction and nonfiction, the most recent of which is the 2005 nonfiction book, Supernatural: Meetings With the Ancient Teachers of Mankind. His books have been translated into 27 languages and sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
What is so irksome about the schedule 1 designation of cannabis is that to be schedule 1 the drug cannot have any beneficial medicinal value. The federal government holds to this lie even while licensing pharmaceutical companies the freedom to synthesize and market drugs like Marinol out of cannabis. The cognitive dissonance there alone would make a thinking man stand up and take notice.
Great podcast. I watched his banned TEDx talk as well which was very informative and off course somewhat radical. But the world is in a radical state so radical ideas are exactly what’s called for. No wonder TEDx took it off they are sadly becoming too conformist to let out anything really groundbreaking – we need ideas that goes beyond incremental advancements down the usual technological routes that in the end will possibly destroy the human habitat.
Tony Telecki says
Absolutely love the work you have done Graham. I recently started to watch more videos about the warc on consciousness. It has always been important to me, and the way you word it by saying that “if we can’t have sovereignty over our minds than we have no freedom” is exactly the way I see it too.
Amber, I am so happy that you and Graham got together to do this podcast, I can’t believe how quickly the Ayahuasca is “spreading her vines” across the planet! I recently started studying to becomea teacher but I am having these feelings that are calling me to help with people like you. I want to help spread the word about these plant teachers! I posted my story so I hope you get a chance to read it, it would mean a lot to me especially since I am just beginning my journey and I could use any advice you could give! All help is greatly appreciated!
I love when people connect the dot between religion and psychedelics! It is always funny when you explain to someone who is open minded that perhaps the apple from Adam and Eve was perhaps a psychedelic plant or mushroom.
About the spirit world, I would like to paraphrase Albert Hoffman, he says that if our brain is a receiver and not a sender (like a tv antenna instead of a generator), than maybe we can alter the frequency that is coming in. So with these psychedelics, when we seem to feel the same spirits (mother Ayahuasca, snakes, jaguars) seem especially similar in many people. We can’t dismiss this glaring fact!
I would love to see you, Graham, and Joe Rogan in a single podcast together!
Tony Telecki says
To Graham Hancock, I’m glad you are talking about proper Shamans. Because I do feel a yearning to become a truly helpful Shaman. I know it will be a tough journey.
If anyone wants to help or has any helpful tips I would love to talk to you! Let’s share some ideas! You can email me at [email protected]
Benjamin Meyer says
An enjoyable listen…Thanks guys!
Definitely an aspect to introspective growth, and a potential ally to changing the landscape of addiction.