We showcase a manual for exploring the use of psychedelic substances in the contexts of spirituality, self-transformation, healing, and magic use. This includes understanding the issues addiction, legality, dosage, and even finding the right community of entheogen practitioners. And we offer both sensible and arcane ceremonies regardless of your location. From coming down from hallucinogens to exploring mild drugs as a first-time experience, no blue crystal meth rock is unturned. We also quest the historical usage and banning of entheogens — from the Mystery Schools to the Golden Dawn to alcohol prohibition, from the Gnostics to modern Ayahuasca shamans to the vile War of Drugs. Lastly, our guest grants us an overview of Chaos Magic and Gnosticism in modern times, and how they relate to psychedelics and individual liberation.
Astral Guest—Julian Vayne, author of Getting Higher: A Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony.
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Julian Vayne is an occultist and the author of a number of books, essays, journals and articles in both the academic and esoteric press. He is a freelance consultant, often working in museum and heritage settings, and lives in Devon. His name is most closely associated with the approach to occultism known as chaos magick. Julian is also an initiated Wiccan, member of the Kaula Nath lineage and Master Mason.
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