Podcast Show Notes, Episode 017

May 05, 2021
peak experiences

Peak Experiences

Release Date: May 5, 2021

Length: 57:11


Peak experiences are a prized part of human experience, but they come with a downside. Join hosts Donna Woodwell and Chris Kaplan as they contemplate how to navigate the bliss of oneness and the inevitable contraction of everyday life.


1:59 What are peak experiences?

3:56 Maslov on peak experiences

6:24 Magic & Mastery Coven & learning to navigate altered states

7:07 Between the worlds

8:55 Stealing fire & human potential

11:15 Half in and Half out

15:35 Getting Unstuck

16:47 Entheogens, EMDR & trauma therapy

19:50 DMT: The Spirit Molecule

22:58 Different psychonautic tools for different context

27:13 Accidents as altered states

32:43 Soul loss & soul retrieval

36:18 Healing global psychic fragmentation & disconnection

38:23 Shadow of peak experiences

40:05 Finding healing information in the internet age

53:00 Experiment

Links from the Show

Abraham Maslow. Religions, Values & Peak Experiences,1964.

Stephen Kotler & Jamie Wheal. Stealing Fire, 2017. 

Rick Strassman, MD. DMT: Spirit Molecule. 2000

Pema Chodron, Getting Unstuck, 2005.

Arielle Schwarz, PhD. “How Does EMDR Therapy work?” 2017

Michael Harner, Way of the Shaman, 1990.

“This is just a moment in time. Step aside and let it happen.” Inara, “Heart of Gold,” Firefly.

Podcast Theme Music

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Crowd Hammer" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com )
License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ )