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Change Truth

54 EpisodesProduced by Carl ChristensenWebsite

Drugs, Addiction & Mental Health. A focus on Psychedelics and other illegal drugs. Discussion on Benefits vs. Dangers, and everything in between.

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Richie Olgulnick - Iboga & Addiction

March 8th, 2019


Richie joins me to share his 25 years of knowledge about the powerful psychedelic drug Iboga, A.K.A. Ibogaine. The substance has amazing properties …

Dick Khan - 600 DMT Doses & Meeting Entities

December 30th, 2018


Dick Khan joins me from England to discuss his personal research with the powerful psychedelic drug DMT, or dimethyltryptamine. It's the same …

Zach & Jess Poitra - Ayahuasca Stories, Rheumatoid Arthritis, & Diet

November 25th, 2018


Zach and his wife Jess join me to speak about the Ayahuasca retreats they host in Guatemala. We talk all things Ayahuasca, including Dietas, Traditional vs. Modern approaches, cost of retreats, and even the little …

Sergey Baranov - Scientific Dogma & The Psychedelic Individual

November 13th, 2018


Sergey joins me a second time. He has a new book out called The Mescaline Confessions which details his experimentation with different substances as a young person. From using Ecstacy/MDMA for years, to trying a large …

John Vervaeke - Cognitive Science of Wisdom, Meaning, & Psilocybin Mushrooms

November 5th, 2018


John and I sit down to talk about different types of knowledge, and how we decipher the world around us. We discuss Self-Deception, Flow States, Mystical Experience, and where we go to find Wisdom and Meaning in our …

Will Johnson - How to Use Marijuana Effectively

October 26th, 2018


Will joins me from Costa Rica to talk about his ideas integrating Buddhist practices with Marijuana use. Traditional Buddhism encourages abstinence from intoxicants. While Will does also teach in this traditional …

Danny Nemu - Savantism & Hotboxing the Tabernacle

October 13th, 2018


Danny's latest book, Neuro-Apocalypse, deals with how individuals perceive things differently. He breaks this down in many ways, including how the Japanese language shapes the minds of those who speak it differently …

Phil Gatensby - Language, Love, & The Separation Blues

October 3rd, 2018


Phil and I sit down to record a conversation for a second time. The first time we began with Phil's own background and tumultuous time as a young …

Ruth Lera - Energy, Choice, & Non-Duality

September 26th, 2018


Ruth and I break down some of the ideas put forward in her book: Walking the Soul Path. These include: Energy, Healing, Intention, Mindfulness, …

Carolyn Green - Holotropic Breathwork & Psychedelic States

May 27th, 2018


Carolyn just lead a Holotropic Breathwork workshop in Whitehorse which I attended. We break down this experience as well as Carolyn's own Holotropic …

Dr. Richard Miller - Psychedelic Medicine

May 13th, 2018


Dr. Miller has been working as a clinical psychologist for over 50 years. He's also been researching psychedelic drugs and tools for therapy for just …

Peter Sjöstedt-H - Distilling Reality through Psychedelics & Philosophy

April 22nd, 2018


Peter joins me to talk about what is real. Peter has been studying consciousness and philosophy, and is also an advocate for the responsible use of psychedelics. Peter's main area of interest is on how much of what is …

Kerrie & Alice - Cultivating Awareness & Working with Psilocybin

April 15th, 2018


Alice and Kerrie run the website and promote approaching psychedelic drugs from a more educated and intentional perspective. They …

Tricia Eastman - Iboga, 5-MeO-DMT, & Raising Frequencies

April 8th, 2018


Tricia and I begin speaking about the psychedelic substance Iboga. Where it comes from, past traditions, and current uses of the African root and its extract ibogaine. From there we look at 5-MeO-DMT which is another …

John Tribe - Guns, Drugs, & Ram Dass

March 7th, 2018


In our first Podcast together John and I share our experience taking Ayahuasca together in Peru, as well as his time in Iraq in the military. This …

Sergey Baranov - Psychedelic Spirituality, Shamanism and the Way Forward

January 31st, 2018


Sergey leads ceremonies every other day near Cusco, Peru with the psychedelic known as Huachuma, or San Pedro cactus. We talk about his views on shamanism as well as individual responsibility, drug laws, truth, and much …

Julian Vayne - Creating Psychedelic Ceremony to Get Higher

January 27th, 2018


  Julian Vayne wrote a book called Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony. We talk about ideas such as how to create an authentic & …

Caitlin Thompson - Calming Consciousness, Gut Health, Nervous Systems, & Psychedelic Drugs

January 25th, 2018


Caitlin creates supplements to help people regulate their state of mind with her company EntheoZen. We talk about the balancing act between physical …

Jeff Swarthout - Psychedelics & Philosophy, the Subconscious Mind, & UFO's

January 24th, 2018


Jeff runs a facebook group called Psychedelics & Philosophy which has nearly 200,000 members. We spend some time talking about the group, and the many subjects they discuss there. We get into things like the …

Oliver - Evolving Psychedelic Work & Crypto Currency

January 22nd, 2018


Olli joins me a third time! Oliver continues to evolve his practice helping people navigate the psychedelic states of mind. He's once again gone …

Alexandra Schwenn - Detoxing the Body & Psilocybin Mushrooms

January 21st, 2018


Alex has been learning how to heal the body for a long time. She believes it's through detox and the removal of obstructions that we will find health and rejuvenation. We talk about these ideas, as well as her work with …

Dan - Alone in the Wild

January 20th, 2018


Dan is a carpenter who plans to move deep into the Yukon wilderness. He worked with me personally by building an arctic entrance-way into my home. After the last day of work we sat down to talk about his spiritual …

33 - Shonagh Home - Magical Mushrooms, Irish & Celtic Mythology, Poetic Language, Culture, & Spells

January 14th, 2017


Shonagh speaks about many aspects of Psilocybin Mushrooms, from her own personal ritual to working alongside others. We also delve into what she has …

32 - Oliver Martin - Psilohuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, Leading Psychedelic Retreats, & VR Gaming

January 3rd, 2017


Olli joins me a second time to discuss his weekend retreats in the Netherlands. He uses what he has called psilohuasca, which is a combination of psilocybin mushrooms and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors usually combined in …

31 - Tim Nixon - Australia's Alcoholism, Marijuana, Psilocybin Mushrooms, DMT, & Educating Youth

December 27th, 2016


Tim lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia and works as a primary school teacher. He's also developed a website aimed at educating young people …

30 - Mike Zaremba - Float Tanks, Psychedelic Drugs, & Consciousness

December 16th, 2016


Mike co-founded Float House in Vancouver with his brother Andy. Their company sells time in sensory deprivation tanks aimed at re-focusing our minds and relaxing the body. We talk about the benefits of this practice, as …

29 - Senator Larry Campbell - Drugs & Addiction in Canada

December 11th, 2016


Larry is currently a senator of Canada, and is well known as the former mayor of Vancouver. Before then he was chief coroner in B.C. and on the drug squad for the RCMP.  While mayor of Vancouver Larry was a vocal …

28 - Neil Woods - Undercover Cop Fights Drug War

November 22nd, 2016


For 14 years Neil infiltrated drug gangs in the UK as an undercover operative. He spent 23 years total in the UK police force. He is now the chair …

27 - Kilindi Iyi - High Doses & Human Evolution

November 13th, 2016


Kilindi joins me once again to talk about his continued use of high doses of psilocybin mushrooms. We discuss some of the comments people had after our first podcast together, and cover lots of new territory.  Kilindi …

26 - YourMateTom - DMT, Psilocybin Mushrooms, & Going Sane

November 6th, 2016


Tom has a YouTube channel called YourMateTom where he shares his own experiences with psychedelic drugs, and spreads harm reduction techniques for others looking to try these substances. He also talks about the benefits …

25 - Joey Moore - Create a Movement & Change the World

October 30th, 2016


Joey currently teaches Sociology at Douglas College in Vancouver. He has a PhD in Sociology with a research background in Environmental and Labour …

24 - Nataschaa Chatterton - Trauma, Connection, & The Body

October 13th, 2016


Nataschaa is trained in many disciplines and techniques, from Somatic Trauma Therapy, to Reiki, Acupressure, Breathwork, Yoga, Addictions Recovery & more. She integrates all of her skills in her work as a Trauma …

23 - James Jesso - Learning from the Magic Mushroom

September 29th, 2016


James has done much work in the name of psychedelics, and more specifically mushrooms. He's written multiple books, and speaks at conferences around …

22 - Chris & Tanya - Mushrooms, Spirits, & Free Will

September 16th, 2016


Chris Hamacher joins me a second time to talk psilocybin mushrooms and the spirit world. His wife Tanya joins us as well, and we get into some deep discussion. They share their own interactions with spirits, both good …

21 - Rebecca Hogarth - Ayahuasca in Costa Rica & Seeking Spirituality

July 29th, 2016


Rebecca lives in Dawson City and works on the Gold Rush TV show set, which is filmed out in the Yukon wilderness. However, for the last few years she …

20 - Mark Haden - MAPS & The Future of Legal Drugs

June 16th, 2016


Mark has been educating the Canadian public about all aspects of drugs for decades. He's now the chair of MAPS Canada, which is the …

19 - Andrew Feldmar - LSD, MDMA, & Therapy

June 9th, 2016


Andrew has worked as a psychiatrist for many decades. In the 1960's he apprenticed with renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing where they used LSD in therapy settings. Andrew has continued his work in therapy, with …

18 - Trevor Millar - Fighting Addiction with Ibogaine

June 5th, 2016


Trevor was the first person I ever interviewed for this podcast. We talk again about his Liberty Root Ibogaine therapy, and how it's changed in the last two years. Trevor is still working mainly with long term opiate …

17 - Phil Gatensby - Spirituality, Power, & Addiction

April 22nd, 2016


Phil is an Elder of the Tlingit First Nation in the Yukon. He's been working alongside people who battle with addiction for many years and is trained formerly as a counsellor. He currently leads the Jackson Lake Healing …

15 - Marc Shackman - Legal Ayahuasca in USA

January 27th, 2016


Marc is bringing legal ayahuasca to the USA. He's leading a group called Ayahuasca Healings which is part of the Native American Church. The church has already been using San Pedro cactus legally and now Marc and his …

14 - John Tribe - Iraq War, PTSD, & Ayahuasca

November 23rd, 2015


John is a retired US Army Ranger who served almost 10 years in the military. He returned home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and eventually found help through a very intense experience with ayahuasca in Peru. We …

13 - Serge Rokhman - Psychedelic Flow States & Sexuality

October 28th, 2015


Serge believes psychedelic drugs can help induce states of flow, which involve a heightened mind-body connection and the ability to react …

12 - Kai Wingo - Magic Mushroom Inspiration

October 10th, 2015


Kai changed her career after an experience with psilocybin mushrooms. She went from educating youth about the dangers of drugs to starting her own gourmet mushroom farm. She also organized an event in Cleveland Ohio …

11 - Oliver Martin - High-Dose Psilohuasca in Netherlands

September 8th, 2015


Oliver speaks about his psilohuasca approach and the weekends he leads in the Netherlands. We talk about high dose experiences with psychedelics as well as our own battles with depression and dealing with emotion. Find …

10 - Martin Ball - Non-Duality, God, & Psychedelic Drugs

July 29th, 2015


Martin talks about his theory of non-duality, as well as the potential psychedelics have to be used in many different beneficial ways. Martin has a PhD in religious studies and teaches at Southern Oregon University. …

9 - Kilindi Iyi - High Dose Psilocybin Mushrooms

June 10th, 2015


Kilindi uses high doses of psilocybin mushrooms to heighten his consciousness and explore new dimensions. He's a master in African style martial arts and has presented around the world on not only psilocybin, but many …

8 - Kevin Parker - Psychedelics & Therapy

May 11th, 2015


Kevin is a clinical counsellor with his own practice on Vancouver Island. He's also organizing a forum in Victoria, B.C. to discuss the use of psychedelics in psychotherapy. He also has a lot of experience with …

7 - Monica Cromhout - Soma Mushroom Ceremony, Ayahuasca, & Getting Arrested

May 1st, 2015


Monica currently faces 15 years in prison for hosting mushroom ceremonies from her home in Cape Town, South Africa. She's fighting for her right to use mushrooms as a sacrament and hopes to change the law itself. She …

6 - Chris Hamacher - Mushrooms, Healing, Spirits, & Faith

March 30th, 2015


Carl talks to Chris about his use of magic psilocybin mushrooms to heal people in multiple ways. We also talk about spirits and spirituality, faith, …

5 - Joanne Hutsul - Psychology of Addiction

March 10th, 2015


Carl Christensen speaks to psychologist Joanne Hutsul about the psychology of addiction as she has experienced it through 25 years of treating people …

4 - Patricia Bacon - Harm Reduction for Drug Users

February 16th, 2015


Carl Christensen speaks to Patricia Bacon about her work with the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and drug policy reform, as well as her work with …

3 - Stephen Dunbar-Edge - Addiction in Canada

January 28th, 2015


Carl Christensen speaks to Stephen Dunbar-Edge about the work he does at the Whitehorse Food Bank and his perspective on drugs, addiction, and mental health. Stephen has lived in northern Canada his entire life and has …

2 - Claire Ness - LSD-Triggered Psychosis & Staying High on Life

January 12th, 2015


Carl Christensen talks with Yukon performer Claire Ness about a bad experience she had taking LSD for the first time, as well as drug dangers in general and how to get high on life without them. To find out more about …

1 - Trevor Millar - Ibogaine Addiction Therapy & Psychedelics

January 8th, 2015


Carl Christensen speaks to Trevor Millar about his clinic where he treats people addicted to heroin with the legal psychedelic drug ibogaine. We speak about the work he's doing, as well as the potential for other …

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