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Ep 85 - Creating Your Illusion Of Artistic Reality With Raz Mesinai | Capitalism & Art

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Some subjects are simply impossible to change externally, but can only be changed within ourselves.
— Raz Mesinai

Raz Mesinai (born 1973) is a dub and experimental producer, musician and composer born in Jerusalem and raised and based out of New York City. Raz began experimenting with cassettes and sampling at the age of 10, and at 14, was discovered by legendary musician Juma Sultan, a multi instrumentalist who collaborated with Jimi Hendrix and worked closely with the early Fairlight CMI Sampler.

Show Notes

  • The power of artists, or lack there of
  • Self destructive tendencies of artists
  • Negative connotation with money
  • Ghost Army
  • Raz's grandfather Manuel Bromberg
  • Defunding the arts
  • Does capitalism mix well with art?
  • Loving Vincent
  • Participating in the system
  • Left & right brain
  • Capitalism is trippy
  • Taking your reality too seriously 
  • The power of illusions and its effects on us
  • Frequencies
  • Where does Raz draw inspiration?
  • Raz's comic and Soundboy
  • Raz's song being in Black Hawk Down
  • The gullibility of musicians
  • The demonization of our own ego
  • Creating change within ourselves
  • Conservatism is the new counterculture
  • NOISE The Political Economy of Music
  • The power of illusions in a Deadmau5 show
  • Diversity in classical music (or lack there of)
  • Time stretching reality
  • Treating your life as an expression of art

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  • Gaining validity from knowing thyself instead of a psychedelic experience
  • Falling for the trap of exposure and fame
  • Creating emotions from manipulations
  • Government manipulation via Hollywood media
  • Giving your personal power away as a spiritual currency
  • Edward Bernays
  • Social engineering
  • Illusions by political slantings
  • Conquer with the illusion of division
  • The importance of rites of passage
  • Jordan Peterson 
  • How to break from the illusions 
  • Knowing illusions are illusions
  • Sound compression and Post-modernism 
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Ep 63 - Mushroom Cure With Adam Strauss! OCD, Ayahuasca, & Letting Go

It was under psychedelics that I first had the experience of actually letting go, letting the fear in instead of trying to get rid of it with rituals.
— Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss is a comedian and writer based in NYC. Adam suffers from a severe case of OCD and had used psychedelics to bring himself back into balance. 

  • Comedian
  • Writer

Show Notes

  • Psychedelic enlightenment affecting comedy
  • Art after psychedelics
  • Talking about Adam's psychedelic experience on stage
  • Connecting with the body on ayahuasca
  • OCD
  • OCD is trivialized 
  • Fidget spinner
  • Mind driven life
  • Methods to combat OCD
  • Control freak
  • Letting go of control
  • Disappointments stem from a lack of control
  • Uncertainty of life
  • Reconnection with the divine
  • Constantly looking for more
  • Peruvian experience
  • Greater material wealth doesn't correlate to greater happiness
  • Weird and scary feelings on psychedelics
  • Running away is not an option
  • Deeper breathing
  • Back to Peru for ayahuasca
  • Doing ayahuasca in the Amazon jungle vs in metropolitan city

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Ep 48 - "Finding The Others" with Psymposia's Brian Normand & Lex Pelger!

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[In this day and age] I think we need people of different minds in the same room.
— Brian Normand

Brian is a founder of Psymposia, and Lex is  the host of Psymposia events. Psymposia is an events group and digital magazine that focuses on the big emerging social issues of psychedelic science, drug reform, and harm reduction that can affect society, law, & medicine.

  • Online magazine 
  • Local events with psychedelic topics
  • Marketplace Stage in Psychedelic Science 2017
  • Blue-Dot Tour

Show Notes

  • Psymposia
  • Beyond psychedelics
  • Psychedelic stories
  • Blue-Dot Tour
  • Who comes out to these events?
  • Police presence 
  • Importance of events
  • Importance of communication
  • Finding the others
  • Favorite aspects of psychedelics
  • Coming out of the psychedelic closet
  • Being your own healers
  • Avoiding ayahuasca
  • Psychedelic Salon
  • Psychedelic Science 2017
  • Collaboration opportunity
  • Future of psychedelics
  • Government intervention
  • Jeff Sessions
  • Self-reflection

Related Links:
Psymposia
Psychedelic Science 2017

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