Festive conversation with friends Shonagh Home and Ed Liu over on Psychedelic Milk. We here at nilesheckman.com can't get enough of Ed's podcast since this is our 4th appearance over there this year. Super fun Ed my man!
Discover the psychedelic origins of Christmas and see through the facade of corporate manipulation!!!
Shonagh Home is a shamanic therapist, teacher, author and poet. Shonagh holds the feminine voice for the reverent use of the sacred mushroom, authoring a book on the subject titled, 'Love and Spirit Medicine'. Shonagh was on episode #19 of my podcast as well.
What is Christmas?
Mainstream narrative of Christmas
The days of the week and its meanings
Remembering our past
The corporate takeover of Christmas
The Great Depression and its effects on modern day consumerism
Astrological aspects of Christmas
The significance of the winter solstice
The anthropomorphism of nature
Knowing your astrological perspective
Who is Santa Claus?
Entheogen, the divine within
John Marco Allegro
Shamans of Siberia
Does it make sense to pass psychedelic particles through urine?
Flying reindeer and Rudolph's red nose
When did western culture adopt the Christmas traditions of today?
Who are the people keeping the true story of Christmas from the public?
Invitation of the tree spirits of spring
Capitalism and its influence of mindset
Reclaiming your ancestral rituals
Etymology of words
Decisions between consumerism or withholding
Continued in our PLUS+ Extension:
Triple crown of commerce
Christmas consumerism dilemma
Collectivism and individualism
Educating the self
Recognizing your spiritual journey
Why ask ourselves the hard questions to ascend if we're only here for a limited time?
Things you can do start ascending
Targets of corporations
Seeing through the the artificial overlay on nature
Steeped in WiFi, and harmful signals
Bypassing the corporate hack and seeing clearly
Begin the journey to awaken from the illusions of our surroundings
Education through learning from wise elders
Process of growth and learning