Episode 69 - Ayahuasca Shaman Maestro Hamilton Souther

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  • An Indian waiter in L.A. wanting to travel to Iquitos to take ayahuasca with an American man trained in a Peruvian tradition: the joys of globalization
  • Check out Hamilton’s podcasts with Aubrey Marcus
  • When spirits show up in your room telling you have to travel to Peru' and become a shaman
  • How Western psychiatry would respond to reports of talking to spirits
  • Hamilton grew up in a background steeped in empirical science
  • "I didn't want to believe in Yoda. I wanted to hang out with Yoda"
  • The Peruvian Yoda
  • How Hamilton was accepted into an apprenticeship after being turned down
  • Telepathy through ayahuasca
  • Drinking aya about 150 times a year
  • Power plays between Native shamans
  • Fighting 50 MMA fights at the same time under different rules
  • What now?
  • Tackling the global mental health crisis
  • "We do not have an answer for trauma. Yet Life seems to have an answer for dishing it."
  • www.BlueMorphoFoundation.org
  • Moving beyond a competition based model
  • Trust in human ingenuity
  • Bridging the gap between nostalgia for the past and hope for the future; tradition and technology