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Join the Journey into Consciousness with John Buchanan

Join the Journey into Consciousness with John Buchanan

Exploring the Transformative Power of Alternative Modes of Consciousness

What does the current state of the world and addiction treatment programs have to do with Whitehead's process philosophy? John Buchanan, president of the Helios Foundation, brings them all together. He joins us to explore his personal healing journey, the use of psychedelics with terminal patients, and the possibility of life after death. John emphasizes the importance of understanding interconnectedness and taking deliberate action, which he has learned throughout many pivotal moments in his life. Our thought-provoking conversation offers insights into the complexities of our world and the importance of developing a holistic perspective in order to make positive change. Don't miss this intriguing conversation that offers a unique perspective on the world and the universe we inhabit.

“You know, we have a lot of choices in life and maybe there's choices in death too.”

John H. Buchanan received his master’s degree in humanistic/transpersonal psychology from West Georgia College and his doctorate from the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University. He has been trained and certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner by Stan and Christina Grof. His book, "Processing Reality: Finding Meaning in Death, Psychedelics, and Sobriety", based upon his continuing interests in process philosophy and transpersonal psychology, was published in the fall of 2022. Buchanan has contributed a number of journal articles and book chapters on similar topics, and in 2020 was contributing co-editor for "Rethinking Consciousness: Extraordinary Challenges for Contemporary Science". Dr. Buchanan also serves as president of the Helios Foundation.

Show notes:

  • We're living in a troubled world right now

  • Five pivotal events that shaped John’s thinking

  • John’s first psychedelic experience

  • Working with Whitehead’s process philosophy

  • Alternative modes of consciousness

  • The use of psychedelics with terminal patients

  • Ego Death VS. Dying

Links and references:

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