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Kyle Buller is the co-founder of Psychedelics Today: an educational media platform and weekly podcast that explores the science and culture of the emerging psychedelic field. At the age of sixteen, Kyle suffered a near-death experience which profoundly catalyzed his path of healing and self-discovery. Kyle has a B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology, and an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in somatic psychology. Kyle has extensively studied the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness, shamanism, Reiki, local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork and Transpersonal Breathwork.
You can learn more about Kyle’s work at psychedelicstoday.com and settingsunwellness.com
> Kyle’s near death experience at 16 years old, how that has shaped his life since
> Existential questions of life, connecting with ourselves, the human experience
> Non-ordinary states of consciousness
> Intuition, cultivating a relationship with our inner intelligence, the intelligence of the body
> Kyle’s organization Psychedelics today and the motivation behind founding it
> Kyle’s first psilocybin experience: “I sat on this rock thinking: this is where I’m going to die.”
> Is DMT released during near-death experiences? Does DMT feel similar to dying?
> Is it possible to consciously change our internal states through the manipulation of our breathing? Can simply changing our breath-pattern send us into altered states of consciousness?
> Science/research on the medicinal and ceremonial use of psychedelic substances
> The ceremonial and ritual use of psychedelic substances throughout history, how it’s shaped our culture
> Drug policy, marginalizing populations within society
> Understanding the power of psychedelic substances, developing frameworks for this understanding, reconnecting to our traditional roots
> Research: Johns Hopkins, UCLA – psilocybin near death anxiety research; Maryland Psychiatric Institute – Bill Richards, Stan Groff; MAPS; MDMA in the Therapeutic contexts? FDA: Phase 3 clinical trials
> Do we fully understand the power of these substances? Do we have proper structures in place to support it?
> Self-care, harm-reduction, integration
> ‘Spiritual emergence’
> Showing up for your life’s work
Book: Snowboarding to Nirvana – Frederick Lenz
Book: DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences – Rick Strassman, M.D.
Book: How To Change Your Mind – Michael Pollan
Book: Holotropic Breathwork– Stanislav Grof
Book: Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis – Stanislav Grof
Lenny and Elizabeth Gibson of Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork: Kyle’s breathwork teachers
Ananda Mandala Breathwork Meditation on Youtube
MAPS.org: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
Psychedelics Today: Online Educational Portal
Psychedelic Information Database: Erowid.org
Podcast: Psychedelics Today
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