Shamanism and modern medicine with Dr. Alan Davis



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Alan Davis, MD. Alan is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician and shamanic practitioner. They cover the following topics:

(1:38) Alan introduces himself
(2:38) What does "shamanism" mean?
(4:55) Shamanic initiations
(10:00) What is "Core Shamanism"?
(12:38) The role of ceremony in shamanic practice
(15:20) The importance of mindset and setting when going into a plant medicine ceremony
(16:50) How to navigate the fear of purging in a plant medicine ceremony
(21:48) The concept of oneness and healing by unblocking stuck energy
(28:50) Being a shaman doesn't make you a saint
(31:50) Was Jesus a shaman?
(34:25) The role of madness in the shamanic path
(38:14) The tools of core shamanism to trigger an altered state
(46:30) The importance of practice and "the journey is the point"
(52:00) Sound as a portal to non-ordinary states
(52:55) How do we merge shamanism and western medicine?
(01:07:00) Self Observation, by Red Hawk
(01:08:10) Foundation for Shamanic Studies
(01:08:57) Society for Shamanic Practice
(01:09:56) Shamanic Teachers
(01:10:10) The Power Path
(01:11:06) The Four Winds Institute
(01:11:41) Red flags to watch for when looking for a shamanic teacher/healer

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