Business, Life, and Ayahuasca with Daniel Cleland
#27 Vismay Amrit: A lifelong stroll on the medicine path with Vismay Amrit

#27 Vismay Amrit: A lifelong stroll on the medicine path with Vismay Amrit

February 17, 2022

Vismay Amrit is one of those rare individuals who completely dismantles the expectations of society and forges a path that no other person has walked before him. Born in Israel but cultured in multiple countries around the world including India, Brazil, and now Costa Rica working with Ayahuasca in various ayahuasca and other medicine traditions, he now resides in Costa Rica where he operates and owns Florestral retreat center.

https://www.florestral.org . It is there he does his part to proliferate the generous distribution of medicinal plants around the world, runs retreats and also is currently constructing an amazing project which will be a world-class recording studio called Sacred Sound Studios https://www.sacredsoundstudios.org.

We talk about all of the above in this conversation and soon they will be launching a crowdfunding campaign for Sacred Sound Studios which you may have a chance to be a part of. This is one of my favorite conversations and I hope you enjoy it.

 

As always, this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center.

 

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Website - https://www.florestral.org/

https://www.sacredsoundstudios.org

 

 

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#26 Dr. Gabor Maté on Vaccine Mandates, Ayahuasca, and a Culture in Crisis

#26 Dr. Gabor Maté on Vaccine Mandates, Ayahuasca, and a Culture in Crisis

January 14, 2022

On episode 26 of Business, Life & Ayahuasca I sit down with Dr. Gabor Maté.  Few are more qualified and have more professional experience than Dr. Gabor Maté. It was an honor to hear his worldly experience comment on some of the most pressing issues facing our culture today, and his guidance on how we might better process the stress of living in these divisive and frustrating times on the brink. Dr. Gabor Maté is a world renowned physician and author who needs no introduction. His recent program The Wisdom of Trauma has had phenomenal success and has now been seen by multiple millions of people. Dr. Maté is also an advisor for Soltara Healing Center and a good friend.

#25 Paul Austin: Psychedelics, Culture & Building a Successful Education Platform

#25 Paul Austin: Psychedelics, Culture & Building a Successful Education Platform

October 25, 2021

Today’s conversation is a wide raging discussion about psychedelics, culture, and what the founder of the third wave is up to at this moment after having built one of the largest psychedelic education and training platforms in the world. Paul Austin is a successful entrepreneur and we discuss how he came to build his successful platform from inception to execution. Please enjoy this conversation. Brought to you by Soltara Healing Center in Costa Rica. If you feel called to explore ayahuasca medicine with Shipibo healers in a luscious tropical beach front setting in Costa Rica, then give Soltara a call at 1-800-397-1730 or check Soltara out at www.soltara.co or on social media @Soltarahealingcenter

#24 Wade Lightheart: Exposing Collective Ignorance, Cancel Culture, And Overcoming A Victim Mentality

#24 Wade Lightheart: Exposing Collective Ignorance, Cancel Culture, And Overcoming A Victim Mentality

August 30, 2021

Welcome to Business, Life, and Ayahuasca, today we are joined by Wade Lightheart (IG: @wadelightheart). Wade is a 3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion, former Mr. Universe Competitor, the host of The Awesome Health podcast, and one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. He has worked in the field for 25 years, sold books in over 80 countries, and is the Co-Founder and President at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company. Listen to Wade talk about victim mentality, totalitarianism, cancel culture, collective ignorance, and much more in this episode of Business, Life, and Ayahuasca. As always, this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center. 

Connect with Wade Lightheart 

Website- bioptimizers.com/ayahuasca  (use code ayahuasca10 for 10% off)

Podcast- BiOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

Instagram- @WadeLightheart

 

 

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#23 Matthew Johnson: The Forefront of Psilocybin, Ecstasy, and Psychedelics as Treatment for Addiction

#23 Matthew Johnson: The Forefront of Psilocybin, Ecstasy, and Psychedelics as Treatment for Addiction

August 9, 2021

On episode 23 of Business, Life, and Ayahuasca, we are pleased to have a guest that is at the forefront of psychedelic research, Dr. Matthew Johnson. Dr. Matthew Johnson is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University. In 2014 he developed and published the first research on psychedelic treatment of tobacco addiction. Furthermore Dr. Johnson and colleagues published the largest study of psilocybin in treating cancer distress in 2016. Dr. Matthew Johnson expands upon these topics and many more in this episode  of Business, Life, and Ayahuasca. As always, this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center. 

Connect with Matthew Johnson

Website- https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/details/matthew-johnson

Twitter- @Drug_Researcher

 

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#22 Dennis Mckenna: Societal delusions, Crooked Media, and the Immortality Key

#22 Dennis Mckenna: Societal delusions, Crooked Media, and the Immortality Key

July 26, 2021

For episode 22 of Business, Life, and Ayahuasca we are incredibly thankful to have on the godfather of psychedelics, Dennis Mckenna. Dennis Mckenna has been on the scene of the psychedelic movement since the 60s and is still vastly influential today. Dennis Mckenna along with his late brother Terrence Mckenna were a key factor in the introduction of psilocybin mushrooms in the United States. They are considered pioneers of western psychedelic culture and Dennis Mckenna continues to impact the culture through education and organizations such as his very own Mckenna Academy of Natural Philosophy. As always, this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center. 

 

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Dennis Mckenna Website- https://mckenna.academy

Dennis Mckenna Instagram - @mckenna.academy

 

 

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#21 Logan Mader on Addiction, the Golden Age of Metal, and the Boss fight of our lives

#21 Logan Mader on Addiction, the Golden Age of Metal, and the Boss fight of our lives

July 5, 2021

In episode 21 of Business, Life, and Ayahuasca I sit down with one of my brothers for life, Logan Mader, as we wrap up the production of my first studio record. Logan Mader is a Canadian-American record producer and current guitarist in melodic death metal band Once Human, as well as former lead guitarist in groove metal band Machine Head. Logan Mader is also a freelance producer producing for the likes of Gojira and DevilDriver. Together Logan Mader and I discuss addiction, the golden age of metal, the boss fight of our lives, and much more.

 

Dan discusses the healing benefits of ayahuasca & plant medicine & his entrepreneurial journey in the plant medicine industry. He talks with top minds like Aubrey Marcus, Dorian Yates, Dennis McKenna, & Patrick Bet-David. 

 

“No one can have your psychedelic experience for you; you just have to screw your courage up & raise the cup to your lips & face what's in there.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Life itself is a drug experience.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“We never feel completely ready for life’s big decisions; but in taking the leap, we push ourselves to the next level.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“You're going to use experiences to become either bitter or better.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.” - Patrick Bet-David 

 

“The bigger the vision you have, the more important it is to think on what type of a team you’re going to put around you." - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you can walk, talk, hear or see, you have everything it takes to do something big with your life.” - Patrick Bet-David

 

“Plant medicines like ayahuasca ask us to connect to all parts of ourselves.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The first time, mother ayahuasca couldn’t work with me. She told me I was too toxic & to stop poisoning myself & come back later.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The plant knows who she wants to heal each time.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The people who do ayahuasca are bonded together forever, like a brotherhood.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca ceremonies

 

“With good practice, plant medicines can play a key role in the healing of collective suffering on the planet.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“You’re not rewarded for the comfortable choice.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Know the plants, know yourself, be honest, & decide the terms of your relationship with them.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

_____________________

 

As always, this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center.

 

Connect with Logan Mader

Instagram - @logandarthmader

Once Human IG- @oncehuman

 

 

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#20 Patrick Bet-David: Entrepreneurship, the victim mindset, and the fight to save our world

#20 Patrick Bet-David: Entrepreneurship, the victim mindset, and the fight to save our world

June 14, 2021

Today’s episode is particularly special to me as I reach the milestone of my 20th episode and interview my entrepreneurial mentor, Patrick Bet-David. Patrick Bet-David is a serial entrepreneur who founded and hosts the #1 channel on youtube for Entrepreneurs called Valuetainment. In addition to Valuetainment, Patrick Bet-David launched a financial firm, PHP Agency, that has over 8,000 agents in roughly 49 states. Together Patrick Bet-David and I discuss whether or not you’re born an entrepreneur, suffering consequences, the United States’ victim culture, divisions created by the media, and more. 

 

Dan discusses the healing benefits of ayahuasca & plant medicine & his entrepreneurial journey in the plant medicine industry. He talks with top minds like Aubrey Marcus, Dorian Yates, Dennis McKenna, & Patrick Bet-David. 

 

“No one can have your psychedelic experience for you; you just have to screw your courage up & raise the cup to your lips & face what's in there.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Life itself is a drug experience.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“We never feel completely ready for life’s big decisions; but in taking the leap, we push ourselves to the next level.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“You're going to use experiences to become either bitter or better.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.” - Patrick Bet-David 

 

“The bigger the vision you have, the more important it is to think on what type of a team you’re going to put around you." - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you can walk, talk, hear or see, you have everything it takes to do something big with your life.” - Patrick Bet-David

 

“Plant medicines like ayahuasca ask us to connect to all parts of ourselves.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The first time, mother ayahuasca couldn’t work with me. She told me I was too toxic & to stop poisoning myself & come back later.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The plant knows who she wants to heal each time.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The people who do ayahuasca are bonded together forever, like a brotherhood.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca ceremonies

 

“With good practice, plant medicines can play a key role in the healing of collective suffering on the planet.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“You’re not rewarded for the comfortable choice.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Know the plants, know yourself, be honest, & decide the terms of your relationship with them.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

_____________________

 

As always, this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center.

 

Connect with Patrick Bet-David

Instagram - @patrickbetdavid

Valuetainment YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHdDJ0tjn_3j-FS7s_X1kQ

 

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#19 Mike Gorczynski Interview on Everything You Need To Know About Kratom

#19 Mike Gorczynski Interview on Everything You Need To Know About Kratom

May 20, 2021

Mike Gorczynski is a kratom expert and has been working in the industry for almost a decade. He comes to the podcast today to tell you everything you need to know about kratom and how to use it. We find parallels in our entrepreneurial journeys with kratom and ayahuasca, highlighting the important role these plant medicines play in easing the pain of the opioid overdose crisis. If you’ve wondered what kratom is and how it might help you, I promise you’ll enjoy this episode. 

 

Dan discusses the healing benefits of ayahuasca & plant medicine & his entrepreneurial journey in the plant medicine industry. He talks with top minds like Aubrey Marcus, Dorian Yates, Dennis McKenna, & Patrick Bet-David. 

 

“No one can have your psychedelic experience for you; you just have to screw your courage up & raise the cup to your lips & face what's in there.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Life itself is a drug experience.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“We never feel completely ready for life’s big decisions; but in taking the leap, we push ourselves to the next level.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“You're going to use experiences to become either bitter or better.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.” - Patrick Bet-David 

 

“The bigger the vision you have, the more important it is to think on what type of a team you’re going to put around you." - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you can walk, talk, hear or see, you have everything it takes to do something big with your life.” - Patrick Bet-David

 

“Plant medicines like ayahuasca ask us to connect to all parts of ourselves.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The first time, mother ayahuasca couldn’t work with me. She told me I was too toxic & to stop poisoning myself & come back later.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The plant knows who she wants to heal each time.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The people who do ayahuasca are bonded together forever, like a brotherhood.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca ceremonies

 

“With good practice, plant medicines can play a key role in the healing of collective suffering on the planet.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“You’re not rewarded for the comfortable choice.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Know the plants, know yourself, be honest, & decide the terms of your relationship with them.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

_____________________

 

As always this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center.

 

Connect with Daniel Cleland

Website - http://danielcleland.com/

Instagram - @danielccleland

Twitter - @pulsedaniel

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#13 Jesse Gould: A Plant Medicine Playbook For Trauma with Melissa Stangl

#13 Jesse Gould: A Plant Medicine Playbook For Trauma with Melissa Stangl

May 13, 2021

For this podcast, I am joined by Jesse Gould and my partner Melissa Stangl, Co-Founder of Soltar Healing Center. Jesse Gould is the founder and president of the Heroic Hearts Project (https://www.heroicheartsproject.org/), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping military veterans around the world heal PTSD, addiction, depression, and anxiety with psychedelic treatment, specifically ayahuasca. In this episode, Jesse shares the journey that led him to psychedelics and why he built a business that provides veterans access to plant medicine. We get into his time as an Army Ranger, his transition to corporate life, and how he pivoted to passion-based work. Jesse gives us the low down on the importance of psychedelic therapy versus traditional therapy and how it will change the way we treat mental illness forever. Please enjoy this important conversation with movers in the plant medicine space.

 

Dan discusses the healing benefits of ayahuasca & plant medicine & his entrepreneurial journey in the plant medicine industry. He talks with top minds like Aubrey Marcus, Dorian Yates, Dennis McKenna, & Patrick Bet-David. 

 

“No one can have your psychedelic experience for you; you just have to screw your courage up & raise the cup to your lips & face what's in there.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness.” - Dennis McKenna on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Life itself is a drug experience.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought.” - Dennis McKenna on psychedelics & plant medicine

 

“We never feel completely ready for life’s big decisions; but in taking the leap, we push ourselves to the next level.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“You're going to use experiences to become either bitter or better.” - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.” - Patrick Bet-David 

 

“The bigger the vision you have, the more important it is to think on what type of a team you’re going to put around you." - Patrick Bet-David on entrepreneurship

 

“If you can walk, talk, hear or see, you have everything it takes to do something big with your life.” - Patrick Bet-David

 

“Plant medicines like ayahuasca ask us to connect to all parts of ourselves.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The first time, mother ayahuasca couldn’t work with me. She told me I was too toxic & to stop poisoning myself & come back later.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The plant knows who she wants to heal each time.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“The people who do ayahuasca are bonded together forever, like a brotherhood.” - Dorian Yates on ayahuasca ceremonies

 

“With good practice, plant medicines can play a key role in the healing of collective suffering on the planet.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“You’re not rewarded for the comfortable choice.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

“Know the plants, know yourself, be honest, & decide the terms of your relationship with them.” - Aubrey Marcus on ayahuasca & plant medicine

 

_____________________

 

As always this episode is brought to you by Soltara Healing Center.

 

Connect with Daniel Cleland

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