Simon G. Powell - Magic Mushrooms and Natural Intelligence

Jul 1, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Simon G. Powell is a musician, film-maker and author of two books, The Psilocybin Solution and Darwin’s Unfinished Business.

He was recently a speaker on the subject of the Natural Intelligence paradigm at the Annual International Bioethics Forum in Wisconsin, USA.

Powell is an advocate for the transformative potential of psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms and in this podcast speaks of how they initiated and propelled his own work.

Music for this episode is by Simon himself, with tracks Good Trip and Back to Consciousness, both available on Simon’s YouTube channel.

  

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Richard Manning - Free Yourself from the Afflictions of Civilization

Jun 8, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Richard Manning is an award-winning environmental author and journalist whose books include Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization.

Manning has just co-authored Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization , with John J. Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

The book asserts that we should draw on our hunter-gatherer past to live more closely to our genetic inheritance.

  

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