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The Alchemical Mind

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Connecting philosophy and spirituality with the modern human experience. You are it.

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Beyond The World And Man: Discussing Evolutionary Potential Through A Mystical Lens

February 11th, 2021

1:20:01

For this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I look at the evolutionary potential of humanity through a mystical lens in response to some questions posed …

To Hell And Back

February 4th, 2021

52:12

2021 has already been an interesting year for me, and on this episode, I  discuss my month long hiatus, what lead to me taking time off, and how I  learned to surrender and reconnect with the divine.

Be sure to …

The Rise Of Messianic Ideology In Modern Culture With John Brooks

January 1st, 2021

1:06:01

For our first episode of 2021, I bring you a discussion with John Brooks, religion educator and host of Hard To Believe, to discuss the history of …

The Secret To Keeping Your New Year Resolutions

December 30th, 2020

38:25

As 2020 draws to a close, I felt like it was apropos to discuss the secret to keeping your new year resolutions. We often get bogged down by setting …

The Nature Of Good And Evil With Anthony Tyler

December 28th, 2020

1:00:31

For this episode, I am joined by returning guest, Anthony Tyler, author of Dive Manual: Empirical Investigations of Mysticism, to discuss the nature …

The Life And Purpose Of The Shaman (Commentary On Terence McKenna And Alan Watts)

December 26th, 2020

31:11

Today, we are diving deep into the life and purpose of the shaman and how it relates to modern culture and how the path of the shaman can lead to …

The Not Quite Pagan Origins Of Christmas

December 24th, 2020

25:05

At this time of year, there is always a lot of discussion about the origins of Christmas and how the early church co-opted many pagan traditions to create what we now consider Christmas, but is this actually true? While …

Psychedelics And Shamanic Traditions With The Natural Born Alchemist

December 22nd, 2020

48:03

Alex from The Natural Born Alchemist joins me for an episode a long time in the making as we discuss the role of psychedelics in shamanic traditions, …

Terence McKenna On Shamanism And Boundary Dissolution

December 20th, 2020

23:13

It feels like the deeper I dive into philosophy and spirituality and the more I learn about various traditions through time and space, the more I want to simplify my own practice. On today's episode, I bring you a …

Symbology 101: The Sky Deer And The Path To Enlightenment

December 18th, 2020

34:15

As we continue to explore the origins of myth and culture, let's take a look at the symbolism behind the deer and the stag. Sometimes referred to as …

Gratitude And Mindfulness (Guided Meditation)

December 15th, 2020

11:39

There's a lot of focus on various different kinds of meditation practices, but have you ever considered one of the simplest and often most rewarding for your every day happiness? On this episode, I bring you a guided …

Symbology 101: The Sacred Cow As The Mother Of Mythology

December 12th, 2020

45:41

Welcome to the first installment of Symbology 101, a series into which I dive deep into the symbols that create cultures and expand ideas.

For this …

Terence McKenna On Surrendering And Finding Your Path

December 10th, 2020

18:46

For this episode, I bring you a short speech from Terence McKenna on the importance of surrendering and finding your own path, as an addendum to the discussion from the previous two episodes on learning to be honest …

The Shadow Outside Your Window And How To Be Honest With Others

December 9th, 2020

51:55

As a follow up to the previous episode, I discuss how to use the techniques of shadow work to learn to be honest with others in order to achieve …

How To Drop Your Opinions And Learn To Be Honest With Yourself

December 5th, 2020

44:28

In this episode, I discuss how to discover gnosis by dropping your  opinions and learning to be honest with yourself. As part of this  episode, I'll be guiding you through a quick exercise that better  details the "neti …

Understanding Belief, Faith, and Gnosis

December 2nd, 2020

42:32

For the first episode back from my short break, I want to discuss the  difference between belief, faith, and gnosis and find a way to  understand how these ideas interact with how we choose to interact with  personal …

In Silence, You'll Hear

November 27th, 2020

29:34

Let's talk about silence. Real silence.

Understanding The Absoluteness Of Love

November 19th, 2020

17:07

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, we dive into understanding why you do not understanding true love, and how to break out of that.

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Fear Is The Mind Killer

November 9th, 2020

53:48

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, we dive into the non-dual nature of fear.

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Cult Psychology And The Trap Of Self-Dissolution

November 6th, 2020

50:48

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I dive into an introduction of cult psychology and why self-dissolution can become a trap when you forget how …

Carl Jung's The Seven Sermons To The Dead

November 4th, 2020

1:14:14

For this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I will be diving into Carl Jung's Seven Sermons To The Dead and discuss how this deeply Gnostic modern work helped lead Jung to his important revelations on the theory of mind …

Eastern Influence On The Christian Mystical Tradition And Knowing Through Unknowing

October 28th, 2020

51:42

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I take a look at the Eastern influence on early Christian thought, and the similarities between mystical experience and the recognition of the divine and the self. We will take a …

Reality Isn't A Mystery

October 26th, 2020

58:31

For this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I depart a bit from our recent discussion of Gnostic Christianity to dive into one of my favorite quotes, and one I use all the time, from Sufi mystic Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari …

Gnostic Epistemology In The Book Of Thomas The Contender

October 21st, 2020

43:23

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I dive back into Gnostic literature to discuss The Book Of Thomas The Contender To The Perfect and the …

Tat Tvam Asi: Listener Stories

October 18th, 2020

46:31

This episode was originally supposed to be the first in the Symbology 101 series, but after a recent discussion, I decided to push it back until next …

The Gospel Of Mary And The Union Of The Left And Right Hand Paths

October 13th, 2020

1:14:27

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, we return to our deep dive of Gnosticism with a look at The Gospel of Mary, a beautiful and deeply esoteric …

Tribalism And Critical Thinking

October 8th, 2020

1:05:00

On today's episode of The Alchemical Mind, I take a look at tribalism. Why do we create tribes, what are their purpose, and how can we be members of a tribe while maintaining critical thinking skills and not relegating …

Understanding Open-Mindedness And The Quest For Truth

October 5th, 2020

1:02:35

For this episode of The Alchemical mind, we dive into some practical theory with a look at open-mindedness.

What is open-mindedness and why is it a prerequisite in order to properly analyze evidence and understand …

The Divine Feminine, Mystery Traditions, And The Exegesis Of The Soul

September 30th, 2020

1:38:04

It's time to go deep down the rabbit hole on this episode of The Alchemical Mind as we look at the importance of the divine feminine within mystery …

The Valentinians And The Gospel Of Philip

September 26th, 2020

1:39:49

For this episode of The Alchemical Mind, we switch gears from the dark cosmology of the Sethians to the Gospel of Phillip and the Valentinians. …

The Secret Book Of John, Part 2

September 23rd, 2020

1:36:30

As  we continue our deep dive into Gnosticism, I take a look at The Secret  Book Of John. This is part two of a multipart series on this important …

Terrence McKenna On The Gnostics and Early Christianity

September 18th, 2020

59:02

Before we dive into part 2 of The Secret Book of John and dive deep into Gnostic cosmology, I wanted to bring you a bit of commentary on Gnosticism …

How To Find Out What Is True, Part 2

September 16th, 2020

55:04

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, it's time to look at some of the practical applications of finding gnosis as I take a look at how we can determine what is and isn't true. This is not some esoteric view of …

Life On Venus? Some Thoughts...

September 14th, 2020

20:00

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I go a bit off-topic to talk about the news today that life may have been discovered on Venus. What does this mean in relation to topics I usually discuss on the podcast? Is this …

The Secret Book Of John, Part 1

September 9th, 2020

1:00:13

As we continue our deep dive into Gnosticism, I take a look at The Secret Book Of John. This is part one of a multipart series on this important …

Alan Watts On Gnosis And Dogma

September 4th, 2020

46:00

I took the day off from recording, but that doesn't mean you won't be getting a new episode of The Alchemical Mind! For this special episode, I bring you a great speech by Alan Watts on the early Christian thought, the …

How To Find Out What Is True, Part 1

September 2nd, 2020

1:02:47

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, it's time to look at some of the practical applications of finding gnosis as I take a look at how we can determine what is and isn't true. This is not some esoteric view of …

The Gospel Of Thomas

August 28th, 2020

1:07:06

The Gospel of Thomas is a fascinating text from early in Christian history and one of the most accessible texts from the group that is generally dubbed as the Gnostics.

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I begin an …

The Hermetica and Mystery Traditions

August 26th, 2020

58:01

Welcome back to another episode of The Alchemical Mind. This episode is part four of my deep dive into The Hermetica and since this text has inspired so much of Western esoteric thought, what better way to wrap this …

Terrence McKenna On Magic and The Hermetic Tradition

August 19th, 2020

1:39:27

This episode of The Alchemical Mind serves partially as a departure from our discussion on The Hermetica, but also as an added bonus with additional information on the influence of this work and the traditions it is …

The Hermetica, Part 2

August 13th, 2020

1:02:48

Welcome to The Alchemical Mind. This episode is part two of a three part deep dive into The Hermetica, one of the most powerful and influential …

The Hermetica, Part 1

August 10th, 2020

1:07:59

Welcome to The Alchemical Mind. This episode is part one of a three part deep dive into The Hermetica, one of the most powerful and influential …

Understanding Ego Backlash

August 4th, 2020

53:45

Welcome back to The Alchemical Mind. This episode focuses on understanding ego death, and more importantly, ego backlash. 

What are these two concepts, how are they related, and how do they relate to mystical …

Meeting The Infinite Self (Trip Report)

July 30th, 2020

1:19:20

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I finally go in-depth with a psychedelic experience that changed my life and was one of main inspirations for this podcast. Buckle in, buttercup...we're heading to infinity. 

If …

My Solo Meditation Retreat Experience

July 27th, 2020

1:43:03

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I finally tell the story of my solo meditation retreat.

I had a fantastic few days in the woods and learned …

Alan Watts On The Shadow Self

July 24th, 2020

23:43

Welcome to The Alchemical Mind. On this episode, I will wrap up the three part series on the shadow self with a 20-minute speech by Alan Watts on Carl Jung and the concept of the shadow self. If you listened to the …

Embracing The Shadow Self

July 22nd, 2020

31:48

Welcome to The Alchemical Mind. In part two of our series on the shadow self, I will be discussing how to embrace the shadow self through some simple exercises you can do at home and at your own pace.

Shadow work is not …

Understanding The Shadow Self

July 19th, 2020

26:56

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, i dive deep into understanding the shadow self.

Just what is the shadow self? How is it formed? What is its purpose? How can we learn to integrate it into our conscious selves to …

Introduction To Hemi-Sync

July 16th, 2020

35:41

For this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I dive a little bit into the history of hemi-sync

First developed in the 1950s by Robert Monroe as he experimented with sleep-learning, hemi-sync has been used for decades as …

Understanding True Meditation

July 13th, 2020

43:18

I have discussed meditation a lot on the podcast since its inception, but what is true meditation? How can we better understand the process of meditation and become better at it? On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, …

The Dive Manual With Anthony Tyler

July 3rd, 2020

1:28:43

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I am joined by Anthony Tyler, author of The Dive Manual: Empirical Investigations of Mysticism. In his book, Anthony weaves a fascinating story, part autobiographical, part …

Beyond Hyperspace With Sean Cahill

July 1st, 2020

1:57:19

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I am joined by retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer, Sean Cahill, that I feel really exemplifies just how connected alternative and mystical topics really are.

Sean is more …

Finding Your Mind Escape With Mike Mazzei

June 29th, 2020

1:21:41

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I am joined by Mike Mazzei, half of the team behind the excellent Mind Escape podcast. We begin this episode with a discussion about the importance of balancing open-mindedness …

Psychedelics and Mindfulness With Justin Otto

June 27th, 2020

1:18:39

Psychedelics and mindfulness must go hand-in-hand if you want to have a successful and rewarding experience.

On a special swapcast episode of The …

An Exercise In Silence

June 24th, 2020

17:01

Silence is golden, says the famous proverb, but what exactly does this mean? 

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I take a look at the importance …

Escaping The Matrix With DJ Briggs

June 21st, 2020

2:12:27

The Matrix is undoubtedly one of the most Gnostic movies of our times. Twenty years after its release, the themes discussed in the film are just as relevant as ever.

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I am doing …

I Am That I Am: Authority and Religion

June 19th, 2020

54:44

Authority plays a large part in how we navigate our daily lives. On the last episode, I discussed the concept of authority and power, and why we choose to give our authority away. On this episode, I'll discuss the topic …

You Are It: Understanding That You Are The Ultimate Authority

June 17th, 2020

58:15

What is authority? How do we gain our authority and why do we give it away?

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I dive into the concept of power …

Knowing that you know nothing

June 7th, 2020

48:55

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."
-Socrates

On this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I dive into an introduction to the mystical experience through a look at the 1884 book, "Flatland" by Edwin …

Your mind is like water: a mindfulness exercise

June 2nd, 2020

1:07:39

Mindfulness is a key part of meditation. When we are learning to meditate, we often hear phrases like "clear your mind" or "let the thought go." How …

The mystical poetry of Rumi

May 30th, 2020

1:06:42

Rumi was a thirteenth century Muslim poet and mystic who is often touted as one of the more famous mystics to ever come out of the Islamic world. His poetry has been read by billions of people over the past eight …

The kingdom of god is within you

May 24th, 2020

23:53

"The kingdom of God is within you," says the famous quote from Luke 17:21. Yesterday, the president of the United States asked that all places of …

Krishnamurti on meditation, authority, and fear

May 22nd, 2020

1:12:21

Krishnamurti was an amazing mystic and philosopher. He was born in India in 1895 and led a fascinating life as a member of Theosophy. He was brought into the organization at the age of 14 and regarded as the next World …

Guided shamanic breathwork meditation

May 9th, 2020

28:07

On the latest episode of The Alchemical Mind podcast, I bring you a guided shamanic breathwork meditation. This is a practice I perform at least a couple of times a week in order to recenter myself, so I hope you will …

Simple meditation techniques to quiet the mind

May 6th, 2020

34:58

Meditation has become ever more popular and chances are that even if you've never tried any type of mediation - and I bet you have - you have a …

An introduction to the Upanishads

May 2nd, 2020

37:49

For the third episode of The Alchemical Mind podcast, Martin dives into one of his favorite ancient texts, the Upanishads. What are the Upanishads and what can they teach us about ourselves? Can such an ancient text …

The Monkey Mind

May 2nd, 2020

7:30

As the world continues to deal with the current worldwide pandemic, you may find yourself filled with stress and worries which are beyond your …

Introducing The Alchemical Mind Podcast

May 2nd, 2020

4:57

In this introductory episode of The Alchemical Mind podcast, Martin discusses how the podcast will differ from and complement the written site content. We will also discuss what to expect from the show. I hope the …

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