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#25: Paul Austin — Micro-dosing, Restoring Relationship and Living in Paradox.

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In this episode, Paul Austin and I explore the Third Wave of psychedelic use and its role in evolving consciousness, restoring relationship, and living in paradox. Paul is the founder of The Third Wave, committed to re-normalising psychedelics in our fragmented and Newtonian world, offering ways to re-integrate these medicines in healthy, reverent and effective ways. As tools for rewilding our psyches, and moving beyond tameness that often has us other aspects of self and world, how might we enter back into relationship with wholeness?


We explore questions around whitewashing, deep reverence, de-stigmatisation, practical ‘how-tos’, and a great dose of philosophy that supports our understanding of the importance of psychedelic integration. 


Whether you are already an explorer of these realms and seeking further guidance, or looking to gain perspective on these re-emerging practices, this is a beautifully practical, political, and philosophical dance.  


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Guest bio


Paul Austin is committed to stewarding humanity 2.0, contributing to greater individual and collective well-being by normalizing responsible psychedelic use for growth and transformation. 


He founded Third Wave in 2015, with the intent to change the cultural conversation around psychedelics. They offer free education, paid online courses, and peak performance coaching, and have been featured in the BBC, Forbes, and Rolling Stone.


He was also involved in founding Synthesis, a legal psilocybin retreat just outside Amsterdam. 

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#24: Louka Parry — Unlearning, Re-Learning and Developing Our Social, Emotional and Cognitive Capabilities

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If we are to thrive – personally and collectively – in the 21st century, we are asked to unlearn and relearn ways of knowing and being that are more congruent with our ecologies and the natural systems we are a part of. We are also asked to remember and honour the wisdom of our Indigenous cultures as we look for ways of belonging together and to the more-than-human world.


In this episode, Louka and I explore what it means to broaden our epistemologies, take responsibility for our own journey of unlearning and relearning as leaders, differentiating identity and character, and the power of questions to disrupt our mental models.


Adapting, building resilience, broadening our ways of knowing and understanding of ‘what is,’ and developing the internal and relational capacities for change and transformation are necessary tools for regenerative leadership in this time. We hope this conversation will support you in bringing awareness to, and accountability toward the ways you might further your journey of unlearning.


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Guest bio


Louka Parry is the CEO + Founder of The Learning Future, an organisation that supports schools, systems and companies to thrive in tomorrow’s world. As former award-winning educator, Louka works globally (in English and Spanish) and has supported tens of thousands of educators and leaders globally to increase their positive impact through socio-emotional development.


Louka brings a range of deep strategic insights as a learning architect and as a sought-after speaker and facilitator. He has worked across all Australian Education Departments and sectors, across international systems from the Dominican Republic to Romania, with corporates like PWC, Microsoft and Apple, and with not-for-profits such as Social Ventures Australia, CASEL and TED. In this age of rapid change, he is driven to transform structures, systems and societies to empower individuals to do their best work and maximise wellbeing, ultimately making our world a better place for all.

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#23: Satish Kumar — Tending to the Sacred in Soil, Soul and Society

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Satish Kumar is a former Jain monk, Indian British activist and speaker, as well as the Founder of Schumacher College in Devon. We met 6 years ago at a private retreat of teachers, guides and stewards committed to restoring a regenerative future — his humility, zest for life, gentleness and conviction in his activism has inspired me since.


In this episode we explore what it means to become a pilgrim of life and infuse our activism with the sacred; what inner, social and ecological peace look like when seen as parts of a greater whole, and what we might learn from Satish’s 84 years of activism, peace pilgrimages and teachings across the globe.


This was a real honour and full of poetic reminders to (as Satish would say) water the soil, soul and our society.


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Guest bio


Satish Kumar is a former Jain monk, Indian British activist and speaker, and Founder of Schumacher College in Devon. He practiced as a Jain monk from the age of 8 until 18, setting him on a sacred journey of non-violence and environmental activism. Among many non-violent practices of sacred activism, he walked an 8,000 mile ‘Pilgrimage for Peace’ from New Delhi to Washington DC.


As the longest standing editor for Resurgence Magazine, Satish has contributed in humble, reverent and timely ways to the global discourse around restoring an eco-centricity to our ways of being and leading. He’s written many books, with his latest being Soil, Soul and Society: A New Trinity for Our Time.

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