Episode 41: Francis R. - Running with the Beatniks, LSD in the 60's & Crazy Wisdom

Francis R. was born midway through WWII, never imagining the journey ahead until finding himself riding the crest of the Bay Area’s counter-cultural revolution. Francis palled around with the famous Beatniks, managed the Sons of Champlin rock band, and ultimately dropped out to live the simple life on a homestead in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss the causes and conditions leading to the 1960’s cultural revolution, the Beatniks, America’s cultural shift after WWII, the movement of Eastern thought to the West, LSD and higher consciousness, and Michael Pollan’s recent bestseller How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Intro music by @wookiefoot

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I think what happened is that we came all the way across the United States and we got to the Pacific. The next place to look for the answers was to the East and the philosophies of Asia.
— Francis R.

Episode 22: Toad - Visionary Art, Literature, Motherhood, & the Journey of Souls

Toad is a cosmic landscape artist living in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss the purpose and source of art, our favorite literature, psychedelic and spiritual work, God, astrology, consciousness, synchronicity and coincidence, motherhood, destiny and purpose, the law of attraction, the Tarot and the archetypical journey of the soul, and following your bliss. Follow Toad on Instagram (@art.by.toad) and at www.toadart.co Enjoy!

I think there can either be meaning in everything or no meaning in anything. It’s a choice, and I prefer for there to be meaning.
— Toad

Show Notes: Follow Toad on Instagram @art.by.toad and view and purchase her art at www.toadart.co.

Book Mentions: Tom Robbin's Another Roadside Attraction and Jitterbug Perfume, Osho's Love, Freedom, and Aloneness, Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna, Clarissa Pinkola Estes' Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Jared Diamond's The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success, and Red Pine's (Bill Porter) The Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits.