The Psychonaut Show
About This Show
“The Psychonaut Show,” hosted by Dr. JKB, is on a mission to seek out strange, new worlds in inner space. We discover the tools that psychoanalysts since Freud have used to penetrate the mysterious depths of the unconscious. At times, we go beyond psychoanalysis into the wisdom traditions of both East and West, but always with the practical goal of becoming more effective, more connected, and more attractive in our daily lives.
Dr. JKB is John K. Burton, M.D., a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and has been treating patients for more than 20 years. Although he does use medication and evidence-based psychotherapies, he has always found that people respond best when they feel understood. He credits his psychoanalytic training with a framework and tools for understanding even the most confusing situations. His belief that these tools should be available to as many people as possible, without financial or geographical limitations, inspired him to create “The Psychonaut Show” podcast.
Most Recent Episode
1: Episode 2.1: Birthright – The Third Testament of the Psychonaut
From "baskets of deplorables" to Saint Augstine's doctrine of "Total Depravity," it seems that finger-pointing and paranoia are often what we expect of one another. Finding the "light" can be difficult even in ordinary times, and impossible in times of hate and rage and hopelessness.
The Testament of Birthright makes the audacious assertion that our fundamental nature is to grow, connect, and solve problems; in other words, to be good. In this episode, the first of Season 2 of The Psychonaut Show, we explore the first of the two Testaments of Faith. The Testaments of Faith are the cosmology of our inner worlds; they are what we need to believe if we are going to explore ourselves effectively.
In this episode, we use the Testament of Birthright to talk about politics and avoid divorce, to overcome the burdens of history, and to find Buddha nature in a piece of chocolate cake.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 13, 2017
Oct 3, 2017
Sep 18, 2017