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.
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:
Psychedelic Wisdom by Dr. Richard L. Miller
Psychedelic Medicine by Dr. Richard L. Miller
Parapsychology, Philosophy, & Spirituality by David Griffin
Processing Reality: Finding Meaning in Death, Psychedelics, and Sobriety by John Buchanan
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