5-meo-dmt podcasts

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About the Podcasters

Podcasts are an amazing way to spread awareness on the education of 5-MeO-DMT. Media avenues such as podcasts allow seekers of this medicine to get a much deeper understanding not only into the experience itself but the importance of preparation, integration, ethics and safety around it use.

Below F.I.V.E has featured a list of relevant podcasts focused around the use and discussion of 5-MeO-DMT. Note that F.I.V.E does not necessarily agree with all of the views or perspectives shared in the below episodes. Rather we are focused around offering a wider resource bank in order to optimize the benefit of harm reduction within the community.

Those wishing to proceed to use 5-MeO-DMT does so at their own risk and responsibility. To learn more on if 5-MeO-DMT is the right fit for you, head to our FAQ page.

“In this episode of the Psychedelic Spotlight podcast, Swati sits down with leaders from Kaivalya Kollectiv, “a multifaceted company focusing on psychedelic wellness, education”, and more.

She speaks with Victoria Wueschner, a 5-MeO-DMT Facilitator and the Founder of FIVE, and Joël Brierre, CEO of Kaivalya Kollectiv. Kaivalya Kollectiv aims to combine ancient Eastern and Indigenous practices with modern science and Western therapies.

Kaivalya’s motto is “ancient roots for modern growth”. Their flagship resorts, titled Tandava Retreats, are an immersive, world-class retreat center in Tepoztlan, Mexico, working with 5-MeO-DMT in a safe and effective container that utilizes philosophies and techniques of the ancient mystery schools and supports them with a modern Western approach.

Before the interview, Swati went through a ceremony at Tandava Retreats, and experienced the psychedelic 5-MeO-DMT. She then experienced the integration period with the assistance of Joël and Victoria. In the discussion, Victoria and Joël discuss how to prepare for a ceremony, the nuances of the 5MeO-DMT experience and industry, and how to integrate the experience afterward.

They also talk about who can benefit the most from a 5-MeO-DMT experience, and who it’s best not suited for. Kaivalya Kollectiv considers 5-MeO-DMT to be a powerful and sacred medicine, and believes that its intentional use can help many individuals.”


You can learn more about Kaivalya Kollectiv and Tandava Retreats here: TandavaRetreats.com


Hamilton Morris on Iboga, 5-MeO-DMT, the Power of Ritual, New Frontiers in Psychedelics, and More

 Hamilton is the writer and director of the documentary series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, in which he explores the chemistry and traditions surrounding psychoactive drugs. His research has allowed him to study psychoactive plants, fungi, and chemicals, as well as the culture that surrounds them, in more than 30 countries, using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology and chemistry.

Hamilton’s recent republishing of a book on Bufo alvarius has, at the time of writing, raised more than $205,000 for Parkinson’s disease research. Please enjoy!



Integrating the 5-MeO-DMT Experience with Joel Brierre and Rak Razam

“There is a whole generation now of people that have experienced 5-MeO–DMT, especially with the rise of the Bufo alvarius toad medicine coming out of Mexico in the last decade. There’s basically a network all across the planet of people that have had this experience and the next step is working together to keep that space open within.

It’s like a “samadhi” mesh-network, a growing bandwidth of consciousness that gets stronger the more people open that space within themselves.”


Ego & Entheogens

Join immersive journalist Rak Razam in a deep discussion withTara Rose: intuitive, investigative journalist, writer of the book the Dandelion Hunter and host of the YouTube Channel Tara Rose Sacred Medicine. In which they discuss Tara’s recent talk at the 2018 Exploring Psychedelics conference in Ashland: Cleansing the Ego with Entheogens. If psychoactives switch off the Default Mode Network, allowing us to open to the full spectrum of consciousness, what place does this leave the Ego? Is the ego a calcified trauma protection mechanism left behind after the fall and disconnection from Source? Are entheogens wooing us back from Ego to the We-go and the Collective Intelligence of the Unified Field? How can we work with the Ego to find right relationship? And when the peak is over, does the Ego come back stronger–and what can we do about this? Do we need Ego diets? Or more compassion? Tara explores her work with ayahuasca, kambo and other shamanic modalities in shedding light on the function and capacity of the ego and our deeper potential. Tara offers preparation and integration coaching and healing work for people who sit with sacred medicines.


Entheogenic State of Union

Join immersive journalist Rak Razam and Hal Lucius Nation, the Chief Officiant of the Temple of Awakening Divinity, a non-profit religious organization that serves 5-MeO-DMT as its central sacrament. Together they paint a map of the current Entheogenic State of the Union from the Western medicalization stream to the indigenous shamanic world, for an up-to-date snapshot of the species awakening. Is the mainstream turning On? Is the media tuning In? Is the War on Consciousness One? Has the latest scientific studies on 5-MeO-DMT shown a neurogenetic potential that is customizing the nervous system to receive deeper Source signal? Is there a lineage all the way back to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras instructing us how to activate our endogenous capacity to galactivate? Is Logos becoming Holos? Is LOVE All there Is?




Experiential journalist Rak Razam hosts a robust community discussion on the role, importance and shape of 5-MeO-DMT in modern culture from the Somara Shamanic Medicine Forum, Feb, 2016. With Shannon Kempster, Maya Waken, Dean Jefferys, Dan Schreiber and Jewelli Deva. What is the connection between the Mexican Sonoran desert toad and the legendary yage of Amazonian tribes? What role does bufotenine play in the 5-MeO neurochemical cocktail in plants and toads? Unified field. Source consciousness. Home: what celestial cartography do these catalysts reveal? Is this the return of DreaMTime consciousness? Are there any significant differences between synthetic and organic 5-MeO, or plant-based and toad-based 5-MeO? Do repeated doses of 5-MeO make one more sensitive to the medicine and to the ceremony of life itself? How do we keep open the endogenous pathways that the medicine can reveal? Recorded and shared by Kent Holloway. With thanks to Somara



Toad Man

Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and documentary filmmaker, co-founder of Medicina Sagrada CMX and medicine man Mario Garner as they discuss the Bufo Alvarius toad, 5MEO-DMT, Source Consciousness and the unfolding of the divine in these times… Mario has worked with indigenous Mexican collectors of the Bufo medicine and the tribes in the Sonoran desert to teach them the value and sanctity of the toad, and has helped weave together disparate threads into a vibrant Mexico City toad tribe. What is the next step for the unity the toad can reveal when anchored in community? Is the 5MEO molecule activating consciousness in the human species, like a divine pollinator? Listen as they discuss the ethics, politics and growth vectors of this most powerful of medicines, and talk about the early days of the toad in Mexico, the common experiences of coming into common-unity, the need for integration and the duty of care we all share in this evolution.



The Toad Palace Protocols

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjal and were part of a ‘Golden Age’ of Vedic cultures that connected to Deep Source states of Samadhi and an anchoring of higher God consciousness. In this interview with religious scholar and entheogenic freedom advocate Richard King, experiential journalist Rak Razam questions the resurgence of 5-MeO-DMT in relation to these same states of being. Does King’s upcoming ‘Toad palace Protocols’ essay prove a connection between modern Bufo Alvarius usage and Vedic states of consciousness? Does group work with 5-MeO potentiate an anchoring of Source in the individual and group? Do threshold dips into the deep oceanic Infinite correspond to the Sutras (weavings) between Heaven and Earth? Is the essence of religion (to ‘re-connect’) flowering in human consciousness again in the turn of the cosmic seasons? What are the dangers and teachings of these technologies of the sacred coming through from Source recognising itself? Join us on this intimate, mystical satsang for initiates who hear the call to awakening.



Smoke the toad

Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and Dr. Octavio Rettig, a Mexican doctor who works with the sacred medicine 5-MeO-DMT found in the Sonoran Desert Toad, the Bufo Alvarius. Rettig has worked with the Seri Tribe of Sonora, Mexico, to help treat methamphetamine addicts, reintroducing the use of the medicine to the local culture that had lost it. He has learned the ancient songs and rites of the Seri, apprenticing to ‘Don Pancho’, an elder shaman, has been authorised by the council of Seri elders to use this most powerful of shamanic medicines in the West. What is the connection of the Bufo toad to the local environment of Sonora, and why do the toads have the most powerful natural psychoactive in their glands? Why did previous Mesoamerican cultures worship the toad and what shamanic realms does it reveal? How can this medicine be used to initiate people on a spiritual path? What are the dangers? Why is 5-MeO-DMT so powerful, and what exactly does it do?



Inside tryptamine Palace

A rollicking interview with James Oroc, author of the Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad. In which experiential journalist Rak Razam delves into the secret history of DMT from Stephen Szara’s experiments in the 1950s, William Burroughs (whom Oroc calls the “Godfather of DMT”) and his radical break with English language caused by his DMT experiences (“language is a virus”) through to the lower language bardos of the DMT realm where the golden code of meaning manifests. Oroc hypotheizes about the relationship between consciousness and language and the Zero Point Field and recognizing oneness within God. Is 5-MeO-DMT a tool to help us experience on the inside what quantum physics explains on the outside – non-local experiences of the “whiteout” or plenum of energy that lies within? Is 5-MeO-DMT specifically designed to be a sacred template or will it become the “next big thing”, full circle from the 60s? Oroc and Razam trade maps of the 5-MeO-DMT space and attempt to tranlinguisticize the bardo spaces of the Godhead, and what lies beyond the beyond… An intimate discussion by two pre-eminent psychonauts on the fringes of innerspace for your enlightenment and elucidation…



5-MeO-DMT Practitioner Methods with Tricia Eastman

Tricia Eastman is a medicine woman, author, and pioneer in the psychedelic movement. Eastman offers highly curated retreats in countries where use is legal, working with iboga, psilocybin mushrooms, and 5-MeO-DMT. In this episode, Tricia shares the many ways 5-MeO-DMT can be administered, and how facilitators can support participants during this ceremony.


How to Help Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions through Plant and Psychedelic Medicines

Marcus and Amber Capone are founders of a nonprofit organization, VETS, Inc., which provides resources, research, and advocacy for U.S. veterans seeking psychedelic-assisted therapies. Marcus served 13 years as a Navy SEAL, and when the post-military challenges became seemingly insurmountable, Amber became intent to save him by pursuing unconventional treatment modalities. Marcus attributes psychedelic-assisted therapies to saving his life, and now the couple is determined to drive profound change in the veteran healthcare system as a whole. Marcus and Amber describe how they came about finding their way into getting Marcus into Ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT treatment and the immense changes that have come about as a result of that therapy, both in Marcus’s own healing journey and now in their desire to help other veterans through their foundation, Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS). www.plantmedicine.org

5-MeO-DMT Patient Experience with Mikey

In today’s 5-MeO-DMT patient experience episode, Mikey, a former Navy SEAL, shares his phenomenal story of how an experience with 5-MeO-DMT changed his life. Mikey explains what he experienced when he tried 5-MeO-DMT, and the effect that experience had on him.

5-MeO-DMT experiences have helped Mikey better understand and accept the presence of a higher power in his life, which has helped him accept his mistakes, grow as a person, and improve his outlook on life.

Mikey also discusses how these experiences helped him come to a better understanding of acceptance and love for himself. In addition to accepting himself, he also discusses how this higher power and the concept of infinite love helped him learn to love and support others.


5-MeO-DMT Scientific Research with Dr. Joseph Barsuglia

In this episode, Dr. Barsuglia discusses what happens to the body when 5-MEO-DMT is consumed. He also discusses the origins and history of 5-MEO-DMT, as well as some of the scientific research being conducted on the molecule. He also shares some research on how he observed the mystical effects 5-MEO-DMT had on patients and some of the consistent experiences patients described.

The increasing popularity of this psychedelic often brings up a discussion on the environmental impact of harvesting Sonoran Desert toads. Dr. Barsuglia uses this to discuss differences between synthetic vs naturally occurring 5-MEO-DMT, and how synthetic developments can help protect the environment and preserve tribal tradition.


Antidepressants and Psychedelics with

Dr. Ben Malcolm completed a Doctorate in Pharmacy and a Masters in Public Health, prior to post-graduate training and board-certification in psychiatric pharmacy. He currently holds a position in academia teaching psychiatric pharmacy, as well as providing consulting services for those seeking information about psychedelics at SpiritPharmacist.com.

In this episode, Dr. Malcolm discusses how antidepressants react with MDMA, psilocybin, DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, ayahuasca and ketamine. He also explains the risk profiles for interactions between psychedelics and medications such as benzodiazepines, sleep medication, antipsychotics and lithium.


How to Choose A Psychedelic Facilitator or Retreat Center with Joël Brierre


Joël Brierre dives into the specifics of what makes for a good container. As safety is always important, especially when working with a substance as powerful as 5-MeO-DMT, Joël recommends facilitators have training to ensure they are able to respond to medical emergencies should they arise. Similarly, retreat centers should have professionals available to respond to any psychological emergencies, both during and after ceremonies. Joël also suggests that facilitators ought to have grounding in some practice or philosophy which allows them to respond with wisdom. And of course, facilitators should have deep personal familiarity with the substances they facilitate.


5-MeO-DMT Trip Report - The Q&A | Nonduality, Depression, God, Death, Love, The Cosmic Game

 This Q&A relates to Paul Dobson’s 5-MeO-DMT Trip Report video: https://youtu.be/cyJlJbHJCN0 Listen to the Nonduality Podcast with Paul and Nic Higham: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… You can listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts


THE PSYCHEDELICS TODAY PODCAST: Hamilton Morris – PCP, 5-MeO-DMT, and The Synthesis of New Psychedelics

In this episode, Joe sits down with chemist, filmmaker, and science journalist Hamilton Morris. They discuss his time at Vice, PCP, “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia,” 5-MeO-DMT, and working with perceived enemies for the greater good. www.psychedelicstoday.com
Hamiliton Morris is the creator and host of the Vice TV documentary series “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia,” now in its third season. https://www.joerogan.com

THE PSYCHEDELICS TODAY PODCAST: Rafael Lancelotta - Exploring 5-MeO-DMT

Rafael Lancelotta, the administrator of the site, 5meodmt.org (5 Hive), joins us to talk about the powerful psychedelic compound, 5-MeO-DMT. Some of you may have heard of this medicine, but if you have not, chances are you will begin hearing about it more and more. 5-MeO-DMT is a powerful psychedelic medicine that comes from venom secretion of the Bufo Alvarius toad. This compound is also found in various plants as well. Correction – 5-MeO-DMT has an oxygen and a methyl group attached to it, not just an oxygen. www.psychedelicstoday.com

THE PSYCHEDELICS TODAY PODCAST: Nathan Sepeda - 5-MEO-DMT Research, Toad Conservation and Proper Facilitation

In this episode, Joe interviews Nathan Sepeda, a Research Coordinator at Johns Hopkins. Joe and Nathan cover topics on 5-MEO-DMT research and survey studies, the difference between synthetic and toad sourced 5-MEO-DMT, the sustainability of the Bufo Alvarius toad, and the benefits of a proper facilitator. www.psychedelicstoday.com

Joel Lambert – Ibogaine, 5-MeO-DMT, and The Warrior Tradition

In this episode, Joe interviews former Navy SEAL turned actor and TV host, Joel Lambert. He talks about the toll 10 years as a Navy SEAL took on his brain and tells the story of what brought him back: ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT. www.psychedelicstoday.com


Wisdom For Our Time From Shaman Maria Chavez

Maria Chavez is a shaman and medicine woman who officiated over 1000 clinically supervised 5-MEO DMT sessions. With her extensive experience guiding people through the mystery, she has an immense amount of wisdom to share. We talk about marriage, sacred union, and the inherent nature of the divine feminine and masculine archetypes.  www.aubreymarcus.com

Joel Brierre & 5-MeO-DMT

In this episode, we talk about Joël’s background and how he discovered psychedelics for the first time, growing up with open-minded parents breaking the stigma of psychedelics, Joël’s thoughts on the psychedelic renaissance and how more people have grown to accept these plant medicines as opposed to 10-20 years ago, understanding that these plant medicines are not some kind of magic fix and that its rather a tool to help an individual when doing self-work, Joël’s thoughts on psychedelics becoming more mainstream, the responsibilities that come with using these plant medicines, making sure spiritual retreats are affordable and available to everyone. Later on we discuss “5-MeO-DMT” and what it is all about, the profound experience one endures when taking 5-MeO-DMT, the true meaning of an “Ego-death” and surrendering yourself to mother nature, the preparation process you have to go through before taking it, how 5-MeO-DMT is extracted and the many ways it can be extracted, why Joël chooses to use synthetic 5-MeO-DMT over organic, finding an experienced facilitator/shaman that knows what they’re doing to ensure your safety when attending a ceremony, the “aftercare” process, Joël’s thoughts on the transition from “Kali yuga” into “Satya yuga”, and so much more. https://psychedelicconversations.com

The Worlds First 5-meO-DMT Educational platform

In this episode, we sit down with Victoria Wueschner to learn about her background in the psychedelic space and later on discuss the current work she is doing with her partner Joël Brierre, forming the world’s first 5-MeO-DMT educational platform “F.I.V.E”. https://psychedelicconversations.com

Victoria Wueschner and Beth Weinstein discuss the ethics, integrity, and safety of 5-MeO-DMT Bufo “Toad Medicine”, Kaivalya’s new education platform F.I.V.E – 5-MeO-DMT Information and Vital Education, and how to find safe and effective 5-MeO-DMT facilitators and retreats.

Joël Brierre is the Founder and CEO of the psychedelic wellness companies Kaivalya Kollectiv and Tandava Retreats. Joël has been a pioneer in the modern psychedelic movement, specifically in the realm of 5-MeO-DMT and the Bufo Alvarius toad. His unique approach of applying classical non-dual yogic philosophy as geography for both preparation and integration from the entheogenic experience gained attention around the world at the first WBAC (World Bufo Alvarius Congress) and continues to shift the landscape of psychedelic use.

In today’s episode, Tricia Eastman shares about her journey to become a psychedelic medicine facilitator and the importance of doing both one’s own inner work as well as opening up to the spirit world in order to come to clarity about how to live a life of service and abundance.

Rak Razam is an alchemical storyteller with his finger on the pulse of tomorrow and the heart of today. A screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, journalist, and culture maker, his focus is on the new cultural paradigm birthing in this brave new world.  Join in as Beth Weinstein and Rak Razam discuss the potential of psychedelic healing for the collective, 5-MeO-DMT, global awakening and how psychedelics can play a role in responding to the ecological crisis by helping us recognize and transform its deepest psycho-spiritual and socioeconomic root causes.


Joel Brierre Discusses 5-ME0-DMT

Yogi, Spiritual Evolution Coach & Psychedelic Integration Specialist Joel Brierre talks about his psychedelic journey which led him to 5-MEO-DMT.  Joels explains what it is, what it’s like & how one might benefit from experiencing the substance.To find Joel online, check out:



Rak Razam - 5-MeO-DMT

Rak Razam is an experiential journalist, author, and filmmaker focused on supporting the awakening of the human race. He and Allen Saakyan discuss 5-MeO-DMT, ego loss, consciousness, oneness, and much more. http://aya-awakenings.com https://shamansoftheglobalvillage.com https://wbac.info simulationseries.com