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Best Practices for Sexual Healing Using Cannabis with Ashley Manta TPP283

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In this episode I’m joined by the world’s foremost expert on the use of cannabis for sexual pleasure, exploration, and healing

About Ashley:

Ashley Manta is an award-winning sex educator and coach and has become a leading authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. She recently completed her certification as a Bodysex® Facilitator after studying with legendary pleasure pioneer Betty Dodson. Ashley was named Sexpert of the Year at the January 2020 XBiz Awards. Her work has received recognition in Forbes, The London Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and more. She is a brand ambassador for Sybian and Foria. Her book, The CBD Solution: Sex will be published by Chronicle Books and Merry Jane in September 2020.
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Podcast: www.elevatedintimacypodcast.com (Also available on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play)
Online courses: www.elevatedintimacy.com

My Non Verbatim Show Notes:

AM:

buffet of me

am sex and relationship coach

sex ed 13 years

start out of college, sexual violence prevention education

rape crisis counseling, victim advocacy

sexual assault awareness prevention

high schools and colleges

women’s center on campus

well rounded approach in trauma

such powerful work

healing for me as survivor, helping other survivors

high burn out

pivot, sex ed on health and wellness

planned parenthood,

in PA

moved to CA

ceiling on how high I could rise on east coast, sex negative attitudes

CA, openness around cannabis, alternative forms of sexuality, holistic wellness

2013, access to medical cannabis

changed game for me, dispensery, want to feel this or that

watershed moment

pain with penetration as result of trauma

product, thc infused oil for vulvas/yonis

decrease discomfort, increase pleasure

product changed my life

penetrative sex without pain first time as adult, game changer

started writing, speaking at events

one of leading experts on sex and cannabis in the world

TP:

amazing, feel you on all that stuff, listening and appreciating you have taken up that roll, surprising for me, and others

earth’s best kept secret, topicals, more herbal alchemy to get some of the places where its needed most, different kind of experience psychologically, different strains, stereotype around edibles making you crazy, body highs, different textures, how do you speak/present, what you should expect, absorb through tissues, nerve endings through those pathways

AM:

botanical ambassador, speak for the plants

one of most pervasive myths, sex and cannabis, you have to be stoned, stoned sex,

if you apply to body, it’s not gonna get you high, really useful, some folks don’t want to be high

flexibility, interact with plant medicine without intoxicating effects

things that will get you high, inhalation, ingesting, sublinguals, be mindful of smoking

effects rapidly 5-15 minutes, edibles, up to 2 full hours to feel effects

digestive track

thc goes through digestive system turns into 11 hydroxy, sedate, body focused version of thc, edible high different

edibles aren’t gonna make you crazy, however very very easy to overdo

guestimating, story dispensary, start too high

10mg take you on quite a ride

be very mindful about ways in which they interact with any kind of plant medicine

feel in, be present with experience, always add more later, impossible to subtract

TP: edibles face, I’m thinking everything at once, had some doozies, myself, took long time to realize, shouldn’t be potent, in something you’re gonna wanna take whole bites of and scarf down, cookies and brownies, should stuff a chili

how you describe effect of sensations apply to very sensitive genital tissues, how does it alter sensitivity of areas

AM: multifacited approach, everybody experiences differently, depends on how your body interacts, tolerance body chemistry, hormone levels

anything I’m gonna tell you, effects to look out for, grain of salt, mileage may very

broadly speaking thc is vasodialator, blood vessels capillaries to expand

more blood flow to area, mimicking arousal

swelling, in a good way, erections, notice tissue, blushing, thc when applied, kind of an important thing

more blood flow, more responsive tissue, hightened sensitivity

cbd, all the rage, cool, useful, not quite panacea, placebo, marketing, is helpful, manage expectation

cbd good for anti inflammatory, helpful if you have swelling that’s not good

inflammed tissues from trauma

if you’re playing with body chemistry do talk to doctor

due diligence

for me been to dozens of doctors, pain with penetration, no one could help me

thc reduction of discomfort

thc/cbd work well together

absence of discomfort, diminished discomfort

hightened sensitivity,

stamina, multiple orgasms

increased production of vaginal fluids, wetness from topicals

vasodialation, top reason

kick off lube centers

I’m a fan

TP: thanks so much, first time I thought about how it seems like the more holistic approach to erectile dysfunction, people might try this before they try something more big pharma-ish

something you’ve researched with clients

ED issue folks?

AM: I take a very holistic approach to ED, in my work with clients, really like to decentralize the phallus, sex can occur at different levels, less of I’m not hard so we can have sex, mouths, hands, toys, …

cock rings, reach for help create harder more sustained erections

with cannabis and erections very much, be very careful, threshold helpful, increase blood flow, very easily cross into “stoner boner” you can’t

erections more active process, if really distracted, really stoned, may not be able to focus enough on erection

try small small doses, see how works for you, holistic approach, dick doesn’t have to be hard to have a good time sexually, all these other things I can do,

TP: to your point, you’ve mentioned this before, decentralize the phallus hashtag,

from my experience I could see that decentralizing the phallus process, a lot of other folks like myself, working with other men, teach to have more mastery, awareness, stages of arousal, more in control of premature ejaculation, maintaining erections, arch of testosterone

can definitely bring attention, through self pleasure, more of a tantric lingam massage experience, wouldn’t want to have to maintain an erection to get someone else off, if just doing you or someone else just doing you

on that note, don’t know if something you administer, knowledge/experience

sexological body workers

pelvic massage work

AM: haven’t interfaced directly in formal sense, I do some hands on work in my practice

oils to play parties, tends to go really well

these oils are meant to be a marinade, don’t work in real time, actually much more effective for vulva/yoni more so than penises, unless you stick dick in jar for 20 minutes, don’t have some absorption as vulva

TP: enter the mangina

AM: certainly do anal absorption, suppositories, rectal absorption, very effective great for prostate, anal play,

penises, inhalation, ingestion, method more effective with regard to sexuality and pleasure, topicals for penises not super effective, a few folks works awesome, others, makes it terrible

TP: eventually formal studies, I am myself uncut, uncircumcized, can’t really compare in one life time to either, a plus for my absorption, this makes me also wonder if you have advice for strains for either smokable or edible that would be more exciting, stimulating for maintain erections, fun to have a stoner boner that works

AM: nice when that works out, not able to give specific, how going to work for you and body, everybody’s different strain that works for you and your body not work for someone else

strains can be different

things that make a different, even indica sativa

have to put on science hat, read lab results

turpines end up shaping experience

completely subjective

not exact science, not as easy as oh yeah smoke this and that will work for you

TP: emotional labor of doing trauma advocacy work, curious if you have adapted the cannasexual practices/teachings/offerings, for people who, physical pain, pathways advise people on to integrate different forms of cannabis in more psychospiritual healing tool kit for sexual trauma

AM: examine what’s getting in the way, pain, stress, stuck in head, flashbacks, disconnected from body, try different cannabis products see what’s useful in that area

random strain, gambling, don’t know how it’s gonna hit you, intention

more effective to get clear on what it is that you’re going for

for me, pain with penetration, topical really useful

injury from accident or trauma, knee, wrist

mental block, getting triggered, feeling disconnected from body, things you can inhale, different strains, which one is helpful to quite down voice in head

feel sensations in body

no one thing is gonna heal your trauma

not gonna be cannabis, or session with healer

awareness around body needs, communicate in real time

therapeutic professional

trauma healing journey, not just one shot, did this now I’m fixed

never want someone to say ashley said I can help my trauma with cannabis

it can help, it’s a tool

diagnosed ptsd

TP:

I’ve had to go through this initiation with cannabis over the years, life hacker, bio hacker thing, figuring out how to mitigate and minimize episodes of paranoia, don’t want to say overdose

gardening, green thumb/brown thumb

start with mint, rosemary, vs tomato, dries out, get triggered traumatized, brown thumb, a lot of times cannabis, negative formative experiences, sets them up for continue failure,

general advice around mitigating bad trip for smoking or eating weed

AM: overconsumption issue, thc has biphasic effect, opposite effect at high and low doses, subjective, broadly appropriate doses for you body, chemistry, likely to feel euphoria, relaxation, pain relief, hungry, social, spacey overall pleasant

when crosses over level, transitions into paranoia, nausea, dizziness, panick attacks, rapid heart rate, threw up once after a dab, more than system could handle

avoid that, low and slow

if somebody’s handing you something you’ve never had before, what do I need to know about this

cannabis events, last few years, stations set up people walk up and do a dab, vaporizing cannabis concentrate, 50-90% thc, average flower strain smoking, between 10 and 30 % thc, way more than would normally get in just a breath

way too much, have a bad time

or take an edible wait 30 minutes, don’t feel anything, take more, then 1.5 hours later, regretting all life choices in order

on that ride for 4-6 hours with edibles, can’t over stress importance of low and slow, think microdosing

TP: so useful, pivotal bit of insight

overdosing it’s that simple

you overdosed, if you drank too much alcohol the first time…

AM: usually don’t say overdose, OD means you’re gonna die, you’re not, even if you consumed shit tons of thc, you may wish you were dead, but you will not die, you cannot toxically overdose on thc, you can over consume

TP: overconsume, psychological stomach ache

AM: or actual stomach ache, small dab take me into next year

TP: kids these days, ok boomer, I filled in for somebody at a booth, trade show conference, everyone smokin themselves silly, all the people half my age, dabbing like it was going out of style, I didn’t take anything, just sitting there, worst splitting headache, chemical, felt like inhaling burnt tires

studies, is there any other words of caution around dabbing, vaping,

AM: dabbing and vaping, both vaporizing, vaping referring to vap pens, typically people seem to not get as, potency scale, flower not as potent as vape pens, not as potent as dabs, potency spectrum

very limited studies, require money, people not putting money into any of those things

lot of fears last year, vape pens issues with lungs, vap cartridges not idea method

problematic companies, putting bad products on market, cutting with vitamin e oil, counterfit products,

buying vape cartridge from gas station, think about what you’re buying

5 star restaurant or fast food, pay for quality, price point

do research on companies that are reputable

lab results, show they don’t have pesticides, microbials, savvy consumer, go low, less processed the better, organic lifestyle, closer it is to coming out of the ground, pesticides, molds, read lab results, be a savvy consumer

vaping flower is arguably the best way to inhale cannabis, because you are getting the cannabanoids at lower temperature, more effective, opposed to 1000 degree lighter, smoke in lungs, not great, be easier on lungs, may be better choice to consider

vaping flower

dabs be mindful of extraction method, butane, c02, heat and pressure, called rosin, my fav, very holistic, very nature, flower squish between 2 hot pieces of metal, organic, yummy, preserve turpines, broad spectrum flavor profile, do research

internet is vast resource a lot of shit out there, good stuff too

sex and cannabis professional alliance

articles all about sex and cannabis, one member is harvard md, two members, colleague sex educator, product formulator, robust group of experts, tips and insights

TP: awesome, in general from horticulture, eating utensils, moving away from heating up plastic in all sectors of life

old fashioned, I know about water pipes and chillums, one hitters, roaches, blunts, don’t know about high tech stuff millenials running around with, do like the notion of vaporizing, old giant magic ball looking things

opportunities to say, glass and metal only, very few plastic parts, for burning mechanism, imagine people are heating up a lot of plastic, I’m a wrong

AM: don’t see a lot of plastic in materials, in terms of the was in which you would consume, don’t see a ton of plastic, doesn’t stand up to heat, metal, glass, ceramic,

fav vap, vap exhale, desktop vaporizer, outside is plastic, never gets heated, everything that gets heated is either metal or glass, convection vaporizer, set temperature, lot of those on the market

ghost vaps, dozens, possibly hundreds

find the ones that are most inline with your values

TP: that’s a great introduction to cannasexual expertise, want to spend time talking about general sex coaching

certain modality traditions, how would you introduce that sector of the buffet of you

AM: not like most people, a little different, trauma informed, queer, body positive, inclusive coach, intend to be as thoughtful about things like trauma, body dysmorphia, gender, …as possible

masters program, philosophy, existentialism, western philosophy, inform the way I approach issues, question assumptions, reframing limiting beliefs

recommend folks have therapist and a sex coach

coaching if future oriented, solutions focus, where are you and where do you want to be and what’s getting in the way

opposed to how did you get this way, how do you want to integrate that into your narrative

TP: interesting, rebel, alternative, do you have advice for people who, its interesting when you have a client who is walking between worlds of orthodox therapeutic offerings and then having to reconcile 2 different voices and influences, do you feel like you ever clash with the mainstream therapeutic modalites, or stay in a lane where there’s no friction, is that possible

AM: so many varieties of mainstream, not all align with my values, from tantra, sex education, things I don’t agree with

I diverge, very inclusive don’t rely on gender binary, people with vulvas and people with penises, to not gender

hippie woo-woo witch, lot of focus on crystal healing, egg crystals in pussy

dangerous to be putting porous materials

toxic shock

TP: I don’t know enough about, I refer people out, to zoom in on that a bit, do you feel like, I’m sold, reports of women, as a penis having person, the experience of making love to a vulvaed person who has a yoni egg of some variety of material, their dexterity with pc muscles sense of awareness of themselves, nothing comes close and I never want to go back, the egg thing is something I’m sold on, still confused around what is safe or unsafe, to what degree, could we zoom in on that

AM: its a materials issue, there have been kegel balls, yoni egg is fancy hippie woo woo word for kegel balls, putting circular shaped item into vagina, using it to focus on clenching and releasing pelvic muscles, nothing wrong with that, that’s great, mindful in development, really great, no issue

it’s a material issue, crystals are not things you should put into vagina, however if you want a kegel ball made of silicone, of which there are many, or glass or metal or any other nonporous material, you’re golden

against idea, new age, rose quartz, heal me from inside, if we’re talking about energy, doesn’t have to be touching, it’s all magic, put on pubic mound…should have same effect

crystal healing, I use…i’m a fan…i don’t put them inside, porous material, can get bacteria embedded you cannot cleanse away, even soak with alcohol, soap and water, can’t completely sterilize them

bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, reinfect yourself,

not supposed to leave it in for 6 hours a day

not good, to keep pc muscles clenched all day long

you have to relax, and contract, important to be able to both

most people with vulvas have too much tension

missing from yoni egg conversation, I’m gonna put this rose quartz in my pussy and it’s gonna heal all my shit…no no no, let’s not get carried away

TP: happy medium, just be mindful about mitigating risks, not going all in or all out, interesting

AM: you could put in condom, crystal core in middle of metal or silicon toy, but just throw a condom on it, that’s fine

TP: keep it simple stupid

AM: don’t over think it, rectally, don’t want to put anything in your ass that doesn’t have a bass

TP: sidebar, I’m good to go, coming close to good hour, feeling like, plenty for people to take notes on, give you some time to get back on track with exploration of your general sex coaching offerings, tell people how they can find you

AM: sex coaching primary work with women identified folks and couples, client based presently, all my sessions via zoom, don’t have to worry about vicinity, every once in awhile, in person, vip clients,

clients all over the place

coaching is definitely premium for good reason, really work hard with clients, give all tools at my disposal, resources, books I’ve read, things I’ve gathered into professional tool kit, offerings if coaching is not in your financial purview

podcast, free, access to my brain, not able to work with me

elevated intimacy, everywhere podcasts are available, really really great opportunity to get access

destin gerek on a few episodes ago, his new book, great opportunity for folks to get free knowledge

elevatedintimacy.com

hand sex master class

dirty talk quick start guide, email list

first to hear when dirty talk course is available for purchase, excited to offer online courses, privacy, own time, exciting offering

couples retreat in Jamaica, plan, end of october, over halloween weekend, sex and cannabis couples retreat, at cannabis friendly resort

lovedirtytalk.com

phone sex operator for a year, very much my wheel house, teaching dirty talk, easy for me, want to make it easy for other people

TP: I’ve been phone sex operator myself, should be general requirement for any sales, marketing, college track to be able to speak with confidence

phoriawellness.com coupon code cannasexual, save 10%

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The Bull Case for Bitcoin in the Covid-19 Era with Peter McCormack TPP276

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In this episode I’m joined again by my brother in Bitcoin and metal, Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast for a timely exploration of bitcoin’s many apt use cases in the Covid-19 era

Please visit his website and podcast at:
https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/

And find him on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/petermccormack

My Non Verbatim Show Notes

TP: if there’s one podcast you listen to, What Bitcoin Did Podcast

PM: thanks for the intro, love the last show we made, talked about metal

government vs liberty, misinformation

enjoying cooking, exercise, time with children, processing strange time

TP: echo of satoshi’s voice, I told you so, proving out every fundamental thesis, right now in super concentrated form, positive response, I’m not technical analyst, bitcoin still leading all of crypto, is some from of safe haven, hedge, uncorrelated, continues to show gains, best performing asset the history of money, selling points, or study points

PM: never want to go too far, one of most important things I did with bitcoin, about a year ago, stopped checking price, sold on my thesis, hedge against government fuckery, fiat dying, insurance against a lot of things, investments made, not selling any for 10 years, stuck with that for a year, doesn’t matter what the price is done, that said, if you don’t own bitcoin, never been a better time to look into it, do some research

at a conference, mass adoption, we have mass awareness, most people have heard of it, don’t have mass adoption for a reason, some reason they’re not buying, could be for a number of reason, weird magic internet money, reality is, over long enough time frame, always proven to be a success, scarce asset, limited supply value will always go up

governments printing money, us dollar global reserve currency, with everything happening now, weird government decisions, reason to question government/money, research bitcoin, if you think you need a hedge/insurance, maybe its the time to buy

TP: hesitant to be a shill, go out and buy, coinbase statements about 1,200 stimulus checks, don’t invest money, invest time understanding it, if you can answer certain question, andreas antonopolis youtube binge party quiz

like to see speculative hype energy to closing the loop of products and services, like New Hampshire, the end to end, real peer to peer, narrative, can’t trust government, can’t trust money, beyond hype bubble, use it for peer to peer electronic cash, more circulating

PM: wouldn’t put all money in anything right now, weight out risk/reward, healthy hold some bitcoin, some gold, some cash, some physically some in the bank, have a spread in case one blows up, in a bad way

peer to peer cash, strange one, white paper, has to be a store of value before medium of exchange, I don’t think it’s a death nail for people not to be spending, people may spend it, is it coffee, betting, buying a house, whatever people choose

what do I spend it on, buying people, donating, I get paid in bitcoin, I don’t spend bitcoin on every purchase, depends on user, don’t need to push any specific use case, find the use case that fits you, some people censorship resistant spending, investing, hodling, capital controls, people can find own use case, don’t need to push a narrative

TP: enlighten people about use cases in hyper inflated economies

meme coin, orange coin good, number go up, robust and healthy memes, strategies for people in different circumstances, bitcoin podcast, crew massage this notion of hodl plus, be a hodler, but when you can have gains that provide life changing event potential, paying off debts, not be in mind fuck, when do I take money of the table, if you can do something that radically transforms your life,

then notion of spend and replace, buy something with bitcoin, to keep it circulating, take same fiat amount, place a trade try to get a discount buy, or just a market order, spend and replace

PM: number go up is a great meme, meme so important, bitcoin plays on human greed, get wealthy, buy something new, save for a future, capitalism is about green, desire to make more money, it’s what makes a capitalist economy tick, engine drives efficiency, desire, number go up is a great meme, truly works

however good the meme is, the reality is, how much does it suit you

Venezuela, hyper inflation, 90-5percent people can’t use it, people living on $5 a month, high transactions fees, fluctuation

but if you’re middle class or upper class you know you need bulivar, but don’t want to hold your money in it because it’s getting inflated you can hold bitcoin

Argentina, people used to having money seized

memes are memes

need to buy in to what bitcoin is, find a use case

TP: you’ve done a great job bringing light to the case of ross ulbrict, helping people understand, bitcoin was bootstrapped by the silk road, still to this day majority dark markets are still using bitcoin, not monero, not any other altcoin, or shit coin

your personal story of your mother’s need for medicine

PM: mom had cancer, wanted to get her cannabis oil, illegal in uk, had to buy on dark market with bitcoin, great case study, gave me the option, option of buying cannabis oil, based on morality of government, uk can’t buy it, illegal drug, bullshit, don’t care what government thinks, treatment for my mother, 3 tools bitcoin, tor, plus the website, enabled me to buy treatment for my mother, get around bullshit of government. Other people want cannabis oil for treatment, could be for somebody suffering from anxiety, child with epilepsy, whatever, enables to buy for treatment

victimless crimes, government wants to punishment, great thing about bitcoin allows you to get around that bullshit

TP: of all critiques of bitcoin, I appreciated what Edward Snowden said, potential existential threat to bitcoin, tracking, not fungible

interview with chainalysis, people believed in pseudoanonymity

jameson lopp could give primer on how to go dark with best practices to do transactions, now with more spot lights on you, vpn, tor, always a moving target, advise people on staying private

PM: if you’re a tech nerd, proficient in computers, understand all of this, you can set up perfect privacy, tor, you can still leak out information, easy to make small mistake, perfect privacy is really hard, some people can figure it out, I can’t I know I’d make mistakes, I don’t know how you could do it, lot of work, waiting for day when it’s all abstracted away

TP: could you explain trade offs, trust minimized digital currency across the internet, intro series that just came out

PM: as soon as you use an exchange, KYC you, attached to your identity, you can use coin join, tool allows you to essentially anonymize your coins, gets super technical, beyond me, pretty sure you can coin join coins, problem, you try to move them to certain services, they’re gonna block you, flagged as something companies don’t want to deal with

most important thing you could do is a set up an anonymous wallet, buy bitcoin for cash on the street, you can mine, it couple other ways, for common man, no solid easy way to have full anonymity

TP: it takes just one nanosecond of internet going up before VPN connects, run by an agency, local bitcoins, hyper regulation, a lot of chilling effects, in covid-era, a lot more black and gray market, medicine, food, contraband of all kinds, weapons for defense,

argentina financial collapse, not mad max over night, just encroachment of more crime, need for more security

grey market exchange, if government has their hands full

PM: best way to get bitcoin is to earn it, not attached to you, mining, meet in person, buy bitcoin, obvious and easy ways, but everything now is kyc, sad, annoying,

TP: I think earning is a great idea, of your studies, what are most compelling scenarios, how can people earn or do something that people tip you for, trace mayer, setting up own wallet yourself or with service

stories of how people earn it

PM: earning it, andreas, talks about, bitcoin you earn you really enjoy it, all I can tell you is you can do, you can create a wallet you get paid in bitcoin, I pay a lot of people in bitcoin these days, enjoy doing it, enjoy supporting economy, I don’t really talk to people who’ve done it, don’t want to dox them

TP: some of my favorite bitcoiners in the space, Alex Gladstein, some one very public, digest of feelings about his work, if you want to be donating to causes, humanitarian work, charitable bitcoin organizations

PM: Big fan of Alex, because of him I set up second show defiance, am now making films, human rights foundation, want to end tyranny, expose authoritarian states, cruely unleashed on people, lack of freedom you get, he recognizes over half the planet people live in authoritarian regimes, have no freedom, bitcoin opportunity to exit, vote out, might not have ability to vote for leaders, they can vote out of the economy, china, get around capital controls, turkey, iran, avoid hyper inflation, buy something you can’t buy

he’s taking bitcoin beyond that la, san fran, new york, london speculation, he’s taking it to people who actually need it

TP: one of my favorite guys to listen to, for the people haven’t really been down the rabbit hold, covid 19 era, understanding, can’t explain glossary jargon, economics, history ledgers, do understand simply, something you can expand on, what is soft money, hard money, sound money, should be household terms now we have government financial fuckery on steroids, created for money printer go brrrr, devaluing, flooding market with currency, like an insidious tax that never ends

PM: most people think of money as cash, pounds or dollars, survive day to day, don’t ever think about properties of money compare, bitcoin, gold, and fiat, analyze in terms of how good, grade them, fiat, pretty good, pretty fungilbe, portable, verify, easily divisible, problem its not scarce, when government needs more money they just printed, the more there is the less it is worth, dollar or pound value just drops and drops,

gold definitely scarce, bitcoin scarce only 21million, scarce gives more value, durability, portability, hardest money has highest rating on all these factors,

people will defer to the hardest form of money

if they keep printing fiat money, it’s not gonna end up good

TP: you can make all the covid 19, quarantine jokes you want until someone close to you dies, ways it’s impacted me 100% thanks to bitcoin I have a financial strategy that’s making me far more robust in these times than have just been bleeding money out and not saving and not holding, I owe a lot to satoshi and network

there’s a bit of a cynical chuckle when I see the government fail so miserably, so parasitic, comes time for them to give tiny fraction of bail out money to the people, consumers, how simple it would have been to press a button, bitcoin network, during 2017 bubble, multiple us states we accept taxes in bitcoin, well send it back to my address thing, they want to take fiat taxes, and bitcoin

the spirit of satoshi, ten years later, the need for it, and what’s been revealed about the governments

PM: views are slightly controversial, yes the government is completely incompetent, abuse financial system, print money, use to fight wars, stupid shit, all that is true, at the same time, are we ready for an entire economy based on bitcoin, I don’t think we are, technically not ready, not educated, people don’t really want to be self sovereign, father wants insured bank account, that’s reality,

we can get all excited, hyper bitcoinization, a lot of people don’t have skills to use bitcoin in that way, we’re talking about a parallel world,

still have to go from bitcoin back to fiat, spirit of satoshi is alive, hyperbitcoinization, maybe, seems unlikely, does give opportunity to vote ourselves out, government can’t stop you

more realistic about how that will happen, what are the steps, if it can’t happen what’s getting in it’s way, support ideas of freedom, taking down government is hard, people are conditioned to enjoy having the state

people live in democracy, are happy with it, I could be bitcoin cheerleader, fuck the government, take them down, have to be realistic

bitcoin taken us in positive direction

really touch and complicated questions

TP: on realistic camp, I have my wild fantasies of crypto anarchy, sci fi, cyber punk, cypher punk, hacking the matrix, but it’s gonna be a multigeneration process, historical events continuing, white paper, functionally the systems we rely on, government incompetence,

chills I got from watching one of first andreas videos, called bitcoin guru, spoke in early days to financial or technology committee in canada, wrote powerful essay, indicted everything historically corrupt about currencies, explained, peer to peer networks, tool of the people has to be understood and embraced

do not underestimate this, governors of wyoming and colorado, crypto friendly , realistic, not so much about replacing all fiat, chopping head off government

but implementing math, computer science

are there actors within government or processes happening in regulation that you feel are validating and hopeful, hybrid between crypto anarchy and crypto-statism

PM: no, state just wants control

ban bitcoin in china, massive step to ban bitcoin in us, jobs lost, uprising, what can they do, just regulate the fuck out of it, dont see as nice compromise, they see no benefits, they would love to get rid of it, only doing this because they have to, don’t see any nice comfortable relationship government, they’re gonna regulate it

if it continues to grow and becomes a threat they’ll ban it

TP: you could say it’s parasitic in its nature, will continue to exploit and abuse, best arguments iv’e heard, if we had local governance, transparent financial ecosystem, community voluntary tax, people in community agree to give up percentage of wealth to help solve problems we all agree on, preventing child abuse or stopping people from smoking plants or eating fungus,

could you see models where people, in defiance of governments, we’re gonna solf our own problems not by socialism, or top down, but self managed mutual aid networks, making services of governments obsolete, crypto anarchism

PM: if they try to replace a government services, can’t see how that works, government allow it, doesn’t mean you can’t have crowdfunding project, raise money through bitcoin, replacing government will be very difficult, smaller voluntary acts, pay in bitcoin, don’t declare, micro shadow economy builds up, get into the realm of the citadel idea, sounds interesting, don’t see government saying yeah you can be autonomous

TP: Erik Vorhees, its about moving in direction fo more freedom and autonomy

PM: I think I said I can’t even picture this libertarian world, one of my issues its a great idea, but requires everyone to be a libertarian, might just be greedy with guns who just rob people, gangs warlords, assumption is everyone in libertarian society , everybody is libertarian

TP: not about getting 100% of night

PM: lets just talk about having less government, 5% or even 1% just move towards less government, are we happier, maybe, has to happen step by step

TP: the prepper fantasies, zombie apocalypse, new world order, red dawn, more plausibility to any number of collapse scenarios, apocalypse porn, people want security in an area no longer being heavily patrolled, bitcoin militia, more practical, farming/growing co-ops, new hampshire,

PM: do want to go out to new hampshire, really do, haven’t been out there

TP: really heart warming stuff, believe voorees was there, porq fest, full loop peer to peer off government rails, not the first time, hippie back to the land co-ops, time banks, local currencies, precedent for displacing government service

government will tax you and take money from you weather you like it or not, policing, city codes, impose rules,

other type, buy their services, make them obsolete, they’re taking money from you, don’t give them money if you don’t have to, buy peer to peer

timeliness and timelessness of this revolution,not necessarily hyperbitcoinization, moving towards less volatility more stability, belief that when the whales who are sucking up huge portions of the market, manipulate, pump and dump, flood the market, macro, financialization, potentially abuse of its nature, to create fractional reserves, leveraging, fuckery, as the little guy, retail investor, hodler of last resort, in major crash, black thursday, a few weeks ago, data that came out, really hopeful for those who are looking towards this effect, big whales get nervous, liquidated all assets into fiat, opportunity for commando hodlers to buy that dip and spunge up that supply tighten that drum, poor people mop it up, rich people don’t need it, dump it, every time that happens, one drop at a time, that’s what moves to towards more reliable, less volatile, more commoner, usability, we don’t care about the lambo

PM: care a little bit about the Lambo,

TP: used to have lambo posters, hack it make more eco, reliability, more stability

PM: forget about price, buy into the core ethics, the core idea, its an exit from government, the only money you can truly own and not be taken from you, you can hold it in your head, hide seed in your head if you memorizing, don’t recommended, can’t be stolen

buy into the mindset, play the long game, buy, stack sats, hold out for decade, see what happens, put in whatever you’re welling to risk losing, we don’t know when volatility will end

TP: paying premium for immutability, paying for security, time stamping, notarization, immutabilty as a service, what I’m gonna take away from this conversation, the most valuable thing for me, I pipe in a lot of podcast, hodler of last resort, want to have more tools to explain to people why they should participate in the movement, risk minimized, simplest way, say have you ever joined a club, not necessarily you’re paying for a gym you like the people, like twelve steps, you pass the hat, I have been in recovery have put in dues, if putting in the dues, holding the network together, hold a couple of chips, hold a couple coins, not checking the price everyday, supporting movement because its’ healing me, enhancing my life, I value the people, those moments of epiphany, hats off to you Peter, stepped up in a huge away, humanness, feeling of being a part of something, it’s cold faceless governments

when I hang out at bitcoin meet up, or podcast like yours, inclusiveness, solidarity, links, thoughts to wrap up, appreciate you being here, top favorite metal bands

PM: appreciate you having me on, two shows, what bitcoin did, defiance.news, made films, metal at the moment, Ghost Inside, been around a few years, 3 years ago, tour bus crash, driver was killed, drummer lost half a leg, last year played gig in la, flew out went to the gig, afterrmath, drummer new drum kit, plays with one leg

TP: hopefully we’ll take again soon and under better global health circumstances

 

 

Jake Mitchell with Cannabis Plants

Psychedelic Shamanism for Paramedics and First Responders with Jake Mitchell TPP274

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In this episode I’m joined by Jake Mitchell for an interview and discussion all about the intersections of psychedelics, paramedics, first responders, mental health, addiction, harm reduction, and the future of legalized psychedelic shamanism

About Jake:

Jake is currently working at supervised injection sites in Toronto performing overdose response, counselling, and harm reduction work; while teaching Basic Life Support skills, Mental Health First Aid, and various addiction/mental health workshops. He combines his experience in emergency medicine with his addictions and mental health training to work on the frontlines of the opioid crisis.

He has built his clinical experience as a Primary Care Paramedic in Emergency Medical Services, with research appraisal and mental health crisis expertise. Medical cannabis helped him overcome depression and greatly limit accumulated post-traumatic stress from his wide range of intense experiences through his career. He now helps other first responders and healthcare workers learn how to benefit from cannabis and psychedelic therapies when appropriate. This promoted him to establish the Psychedelic Society of First Responders and Emergency Workers as a peer support network and information hub. His podcast, Flight Of Thoughts, allows him to share what he has learned and talk with diverse guests about a range of surreal topics.

Jake has several years of clinical experience assisting critically ill or injured persons with Basic Life Support, exercising the Primary Care Paramedic scope of practice. This and his growing experience in social service work has allowed him to form an open-minded and empathetic, trauma-informed approach to caring for patients or clients.

Please visit his website at: https://flightofthoughts.blog/

Instagram: @jake_flightofthoughts

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicFirstRespondersAndEmergencyWorkers/

My Non Verbatim Show Notes:

Jake Mitchell, flight of thoughts podcast,

paramedic, additions and mental health as harm reduction worker

4 years, burn out from depression

physical symptoms, not always emotional

prescribed cannabis, 2 years in career, front lines first responders

prevent ptsd

difficulty emotional processing, no issues so far, worried about later in career

colleagues, accumulating ptsd

most don’t feel it right away, yes stress reaction

some people feel recovered, brain has defense mechanisms, months, years later, triggers

try out cannabis, learn to use it properly

folllowed doctors advice, did research, found strains

not to use at work, didn’t understand cbd, not being impaired

used to sleep and relax in days off

good for working out, fight depression

push through, wasn’t just a crutch, other self care rituals first

way to lift up when need

as opposed to revert

going through field, very lucky

went through a lot of intense calls experiences

got curious, not afraid, able to find collective of paramedics and nurses, use them to heal

went to music festival, first response, harm reduction, too much acid, or negative experience, be there to help them, render medical care

psilocybin, psychedelic of choice, highly therapeutic

research on that, on website

evidence based research appraiser, cutting into somebody’s throat who’s chocking, go through articles, feedback, try different measures

look into psychedelics, make sure I didn’t miss anything, others reports, mentors

with great respect, sat down with friends go through powerful experience

what happened was, as a student, bothered me, things would get stressful, would get feeling in chest of anxiety, sex problems people have that quite often, struggle with performance, correlation with professional performance, almost libido there, sometimes feel you can take on any situation,

felt incapable, didn’t see confidence, a lot was depression, realized through therapy

certain mentors, fear and inadequacy come out in people who represent them

catastrophe thinking, comes up with people with depression and anxiety

if you do suffer, not to throw diagnoses, many mental health problems cross over

brain survival mechanism,

studied more training lab, asked more questions

anxiety, helped me become better paramedic

rushes of cortisol, sleep problems worsening depression in long run

psychedelics brought up feelings allowed me to work through them

sounds of alerts

paramedics at a base, lie down on couch have a little rest, nap if no calls coming in

kundalini energy rise, validated experience in selves and others

felt many times in stressful times, flow state, kundalini, can happen organically as well, in body and mind

tones brought right into memory, call of very severe overdose, very late into student time about to finish

tendency to look at things as the negative, I’m inadequate people don’t trust me, peer support that would help

psychedelics can be used to train first responders, mild doses sub thresholds, more of a flow state, not as vivid

induce flow state, help learn new skills a lot quicker, memorization, memory recall, patterns hold back from learning

addictions and mental health diploma, how use to train

introduce mild dose of psychedelic, bring kundalini activation, flow state, recall ability

high doses can train first responders in how to let go, feel sense of chaos, lots of control

extremely intense emergency situations, didn’t feel hopeless, impending doom, text book symptom for heart attacks

panic attack, I’m gonna die, first responder, my patient might die, psilocybin, lsd, iboga, work through this feeling submit, have radical acceptance, without psychedelic feeling comes on, anchor that in the body

breath on the way to calls, loss of control feeling, horrible, tighting in chest, deep deep breaths diffuse into toher parts of body, 5 second breathes, working up to 7 seconds, repeating to self, got this, gonna do best, no matter what happens, work through with partner, all gonna go as good as it can

instructors, all bleeding stops eventually

little comedy things

dark humor

safe consumption sites, people can show up to sites, bring own substances, can be illegal, they show up, we provide with safe harm reduction gear, new needles, ties, cookers, education and services

listeners open minded, some people against these sites think it stops there, how they gonna get better

part of what we do, offer counseling, crisis intervention, community resources, social services, legal aid, shelter services, case workers, rehabs, multidiscipinary staff, nurses, primary care,

nurse can go hey this is inconvenient, canada, its not expensive, it’s covered,

we do a lot of things there

we monitor their use, different booths, stay safe with veins, avoid overdose, monitor with oxygen near by, first aid equipment nearby

not allowed to test the drugs, people coming in with dope theyr’e not sure what’s in it

tester dose, hoping for safe supply

covid 19, drug users difficult to social distance

dealers don’t do house calls, cut down on crime

safer version of same drug

safe supplies, covid 19 outbreak, positive side effect on drug war

great to have sites like this for psychedelics, safe mdm, mescaline, shamans first responders

offer experiences

recreation, relieve stress, maybe someone what’s to work with tantra, whole spectrum of dd

canada huge laxing of scrutiny of psychedelics, whole countries goes I guess they’re not that bad

covid cannabis completely essential

psychedelics starting to get accepted

most universities and colleges have a psychedelic society

trip sitting workshop

whole gamut of people there

stay safe, hold space, understand psychedelics

allows thought psychedelics, people would throw away caution, concerned they don’t want to make mistakes

sets and settings

having areas that are safely run, not so structured that people feel like cattle, feel like hospitals or clinics

you feel stigmatized, hospitals, staff, people in uniforms, triggering,

grass roots, not in a health center

one nurse 4 harm reduction workers on duty at all times

power point, teach for free every summer,

click through see tips

make you feel more comfortable

training in first response

get ideas first aid program for trip sitters

be in psychedelic space

blue sky budget

thought experiments, ego, psychedelic do a great job, showing ego, strengths and weaknesses in survival, how it relates to others, seeing it as putting aside ideologies, looking objectively more

not having it be one person who has all the ideas, everyone be open to education

rely on quick studies, flashed in news, eating chocolate will extend life,

read it, no research background, wording will be oh yeah I guess that’s true

people don’t have enough education, research, basic naturalistic education, would help people

people do a good job making decisions when have information

protests against covid restrictions, education them on why restrictions are there

heart and kidneys, understand it make decisions well informed

we should have multiple people appointed to make decisions from different disciplines

bio-psycho-social approach

huge open minded perspective

first nations elders on staff

take on very respected roles there, in treatments

not just about having certain people, professionals of certain kind

take on as many people as possible

with sites,

eco villages,

festivals,

harm reduction, first aid, 3 to 5 thousand people 5 massive stages, field, go into forest, weeks setting up, acts, musical guests, workshops

everybody who helped out, bunch of different skills

different things we can take up and work together, sharing

why risk burn out, leads to error, share load

big part of that ecological village, really early wide menu of education available to people early in life

different intelligence, not just iq, natural intelligence, grade one planting a seed, watching seed, tail come out the bottom so exciting, that’s what we don’t nurture in children, not everyone is the mathematician

give resources to feel meaningful

having balance of things people agree on

trauma informed approach, perspective, methodology

means every human being experiences life differently experiences trauma differently

respondeand adapt differently, don’t just assume you’ve been through all the same experiences I have, treat you like somebody has had own life own experiences

something activates or affects you, western med, behavioral problems

different things we have to look at

level I don’t understand, ecological village, avoid causing pain and suffering like you see in big citys, respecting each other

a lot of access to mindfulness meditation

understanding of own self, we all experience struggles with physical and mental health, bio-psycho-social approach to things

everybody sees those areas of life as a balance, diet sleep nutrition

mind functioning optimally, face challenges that come day to day

experience good community

spiritual, transcendence

maslow hierarchy of human needs

before you can help somebody achieve the feeling that they have worth

strenghts weaknesses, ability to grow

don’t allow people to build up hierarchy of needs

biological needs, most people don’t sleep enough, proper diet for their body

some people need 8 9 hours of sleep

at our sites, we don’t have access to enough of is food

don’t have access to good sleep and shelter, dope sick, not eating properly, medical problems from lifestyle, stress

control of environment, of own bodily autonomy

lifes not under threat shelter, stability, homeless, need to get shelter first, access to food resources, health care,

a lot of people healthy, making enough money can buy decent food, not feeling connected with people

problem of isolation

so many people angry, stir crazy, not supposed to live like this

natural to feel like shit

feel like life’s falling apart

feeling like going crazy

sitting in isolation

needs met, nice self esteem, not about situation you’re in, outbreak, having ideas of your strengths of weaknesses, grow

psychedelics

want to do more in the field build up hierachy of needs

not just one therapists idea of it

see hierarchy of needs daily

some clients are homeless, some have jobs

liability, waivers, first responders, doctors, paramedics

is it a paramedics job to save your life

is every single illness and injury treat able

no on arrive, experience, we know that patient will not survive, doesn’t mean we did not do our job properly

harm reduction manual

there could be a framework,

check list in place

wasn’t because of negligence

stress on the heart is what we’re talking about

paramedics job not to save your life, follow guidelines

trip sitter someone holding space in altered state, guidelines rituals from peoples experiences, elders, shamans doctors, first responders,

basic life support manual

process of assessing

do they have pulse, people survive being shot in the face

decompensating shock, nothing to do to save their life

follow guidelines and policies, same training, skills assessments,

documentation

got there didn’t check pulse

not doing job up to par

some type of regulations leave room for fact variables

dont’ know of childhood trauma their not aware of

suicidal ideations, don’t know what else is going on with them

safe set and setting

set up intention create control environment, comfort connection

safety plan,

something goes wrong, that’s not your fault

good samaratin act, small amount of drugs, people don’t get arrested

not getting charged, new thing in canada,

just for when in emergency

psychedelic salon

please take with grain of salt, not be all end all, lots of awesome authorities in the field

instagram flight of thoughts

community needs

flight of thoughts.blog

research on there, for diploma program literature reviews,

podcast hear a lot of updates from field, intense experiences, share a lot of stories

what its like in these sites

Gay Tantra Ganja Oil Massage with Eco-Sexual Religion


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In this video I demonstrate a gay tantra massage with ganja oil, with an Indian model and Eco-Sexual Religion as the soundtrack

My love is a public resource
Abundant and not to be controlled
Come and get as much as you want
It’s first come first serve
I’m Goddesses’ gift to women
And God’s gift to men
Eco sexual religion
The divine is through our skin
I give orgasms for orchards
Compost your fear of sin
Disrobe and worship nature
Let’s come to fruition
My body is a temple
You must enter with respect
Your heart’s purification
Makes you a worthy initiate