Episode: 046: Stealing Fire, Part 2

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046: Stealing Fire, Part 2

Part Two: The Four Forces of Ecstasis

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Chapter 4: Psychology
Chapter 5: Neurobiology
Chapter 6: Pharmacology
Chapter 7: Technology


  • Demystifying mystical experiences and the democratization of information, language, practices, and substances

  • Alexander Shulgin, the “Johnny Appleseed of Psychedelics”

  • Etymology of the phrase “hocus pocus” and its unexpectedly religious roots

  • Regarding communion, specifically, consuming the body of christ, “That’s not a nice thing to do to Jesus.” - Kevin

  • “I used to be a Catholic until I reached the age of reason.” - George Carlin

  • Someday soon you will be able to use a 3D printer to print your drugs at home- weighing the possible benefits and risks

  • What’s up with Landmark?

  • “Capitalism is one amplifier for different movements.” - Joe

  • Dangers of capitalism: proliferation of crap music and crap writing

  • Are there aspects of psychedelic experiences that are anti-capitalistic?

  • Sipping the soup of capitalism

  • “When your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” - Abraham Maslow. How does this idea relate to capitalism? How does this idea relate to our neurobiology? “Every issue we encounter we try to solve by thinking.”

  • The gut-brain axis - do you know where most of your neurotransmitters are?

  • Farting in yoga class

  • Sugar addiction is addiction

  • How much sugar is in a two-liter bottle of Coca-cola? 216 grams of sugar = 54 dang teaspoons!

  • The Flow Dojo- get high on gravity! ...shake your snowglobe!

  • Inventory of animals’ psychedelic-seeking behaviors and their respective preferred substances

  • Closing montage of goats braying. You’re welcome.

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