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Living Mirrors with Dr. James Cooke
24 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
AMA: Jordan Peterson, “supernatural” psychedelic experiences, Seasonal Affective Disorder
Ask questions for the next AMA at or at https://www.youtube.com/DrJamesCooke by joining the channel membership community. Topics (in order addressed): Seasonal Affective Disorder / winter depression, thoughts on Jordan Peterson, “supernatural” psychedelic experiences
73 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Peter McCoy on Radical Mycology | Living Mirrors #79
Peter McCoy is the co-founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots movement that teaches ways to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health. Peter teaches mushroom cultivation internationally and online at mycologos.world. He is the author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working With Fungi and the new book Mycocultural Revolution: Changing the World with Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi. Today we talk about fungi and their relationship to society. Credits: Animations by Janko Pješivac https://vimeo.com/user22957416
26 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Unaccountability and the Collective Shadow | Living Mirrors #78
On today's episode I share some thoughts on unaccountability and the collective shadow.
23 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
AMA: The ocean of suffering, meditation advice, alcohol, OCD & psychedelic integration
Ask questions for the next AMA via patreon or the channel membership community (click the "join" button above): Topics (in order addressed): The ocean of suffering, meditation advice, environmental triggers for conceptual thinking, alcohol, psychedelics for OCD & psychedelic integration Credits: Animations by Janko Pješivac
37 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
AMA: the origins of collective trauma, panpsychism, the ayahuasca experience, the therapeutic potential of different psychedelics
Ask questions for the next AMA: Topics (in order addressed): the origins of collective trauma, panpsychism, the ayahuasca experience, the therapeutic potential of different psychedelics Credits: Animations by Janko Pješivac
56 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Philip Goff on panpsychism | Living Mirrors #77
Philip Goff is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University in the UK. His research focuses on how to integrate consciousness into our scientific worldview and he is an advocate for panpsychism, the view that consciousness is fundamental and widespread in the universe. He is the author of an academic book on the subject, Consciousness and Fundamental Reality, and a book aimed at the general public, Galileo's Error. Today we talk about the place of consciousness in our universe with a particular focus on panpsychism. @Philip_Goff
33 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
AMA: My psychedelic healing, trip sitting advice, the neuroscience of dreaming & cannabis paranoia
Topics (in order addressed): Changing the political system, connecting with nature, the neuroscience of dreaming, paranoia & cannabis, trip sitting advice
55 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes on the philosophy of the psychedelic experience | Living Mirrors #76
Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes is a philosopher of mind who specializes in the thought of Whitehead, Nietzsche, and Spinoza, and in fields pertaining to panpsychism and altered states of mind. Following his degree in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick, he became a Philosophy lecturer in London for six years, after which he pursued his PhD on Pansentient Monism at The University of Exeter – where he is now a research fellow and associate lecturer. Peter is the author of Noumenautics and a new book called Modes of Sentience. Today we discuss panpsychism, psychedelic consciousness & nihilism.
24 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Order & disorder | Living mirrors #75
On today's episode I share some thoughts on individual and societal suffering and their basis in the denial of disorder.
44 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Chris Timmermann on a contemplative & scientific approach to the DMT experience | Living Mirrors #74
Chris Timmermann is a neuroscientist based at Imperial College London's Centre for Psychedelic Research. He completed his PhD in the same centre where he investigated the effects of dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, on the human brain. Today we talk about how we can take both a scientific and contemplative approach to understanding the DMT experience.
24 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
AMA: Depression, ayahuasca, understanding our motivations, self care & helping others
Ask questions for the next AMA via patreon or the YouTube channel membership community: Topics (in order addressed): Depression, podcast recommendations, ayahuasca, understanding our motivations, self care & helping others.
53 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Sarah Rose Siskind on comedy, psychedelics & science | Living Mirrors #73
Sarah Rose Siskind psychedelic comedian and science comedy writer. She hosts a monthly comedy show in New York City about Psychedelics and other drugs called Drug Test. She was the lead comedy writer for StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, a TV show on National Geographic, and has written comedy for an artificially intelligent robot called Sophia at Hanson Robotics. Sarah is the co-founder of Hello SciCom, a company that combines science communication and comedy to help people in science communicate their message more effectively. Today we talk about the intersection of psychedelics, comedy and science. She is @srsiskind on twitter.
53 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Darren Le Baron on psilocybin mushrooms, horticulture & permaculture | Living Mirrors #72
Darren Le Baron is an organic horticulturist, food enterprise tutor, educator, and event organizer based in the UK. He is a keen mushroom cultivator and has been growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for over a decade. He teaches an online Shroomshop Master class where he teaches the art of mushroom cultivation and he is the mycologist in residence at London’s Somerset House. Darren is also a qualified Permaculture teacher and facilitator and supports businesses and communities in creating sustainable working systems and environments. He is a member of London’s Psychedelic Society where he presents regularly, and is also a chair and committee member for the psychedelic conference Breaking Convention. Today we talk about psilocybin mushrooms and what humans can learn from mushrooms in general.
19 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Absolute perspectives and the overview effect | Living Mirrors #71
In this episode of the podcast I share some thoughts on absolute perspectives and the overview effect.
59 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Ruth Kinna on Anarchism | Living Mirrors #70
Ruth Kinna is a professor of political philosophy at Loughborough University in the UK. She gained her doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford and, since 2007, has been the editor of the journal Anarchist Studies. She has published many academic papers and books for the general reader, including Anarchism: A Beginner's Guide and The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism. Today we discuss the intellectual tradition of anarchism in general as well as particular strands that deal with spirituality and our relationship to nature.
66 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Matt Segall on the pan-experientialist process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead | Living Mirrors #69
Matt Segall is an Assistant Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) where he teaches courses on process philosophy and German Idealism. He received his doctoral degree from CIIS in 2016. His dissertation was published as The Physics of the World Soul and it offers a synthesis of the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and the work of the German Idealist philosopher Friedrich Schelling. He also blogs regularly at footnotes2plato.com and has a youtube channel by the same name. Today we talk about the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead.
61 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
James Hollis on the psychology of men | Living Mirrors #68
James Hollis is a Jungian psychoanalyst, author, and public speaker. After gaining a PhD from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey in 1967 he worked for 26 years as a lecturer in the Humanities. In 1977 he retrained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C. G. Jung Institute, in Zürich, Switzerland. For many years he was Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas and was the Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington until 2019. He still runs a private practice as a Jungian psychoanalyst in Washington, D.C. and is the author of 16 books. One of his books, Under Saturn's Shadow, focuses on the psychology of men, which is what we talk about today.
58 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Andy Letcher on Deep ecology, Animism & Dark Green Religion | Living Mirrors #67
Andy Letcher is a writer, lecturer, and musician with a doctorate in ecology from Oxford University, and a second doctorate in religious/cultural studies from King Alfred's College, Winchester. He is currently a senior lecturer in ecology and spirituality at Schumacher College and is an expert on contemporary alternative spiritualities, especially modern Paganism, neo-shamanism and psychedelic spiritualities. He is the author of the book Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom and has written many academic papers on topics such as animism, folklore, and Druidry. Today we discussed the intersection of ecology and spirituality.
28 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
5-MeO-DMT & NN-DMT | Living Mirrors #66
This week on the podcast I discuss 5-MeO-DMT & NN-DMT.
93 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Mellody Hayes on individual and societal transformation | Living Mirrors #65
Dr. Mellody Hayes is a physician, writer and speaker, who focuses on psychedelic medicine. She is a graduate of Harvard and UCSF medical school, and was a cofounder of Decriminalize Nature, a leading force behind psychedelic decriminalisation. Her writings have been published in Scientific American and Los Angeles Times and she’s been behind multiple projects in the psychedelic space including a ketamine clinic that provides psychedelic psychotherapy. We discussed the role of psychedelics in individual and societal transformation and how the two are connected.
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