As psychedelics are cautiously re-embraced back into the medical fold, what of their other social, spiritual and consciousness potentials? Are the man-made psychedelics psychic lubricants that have made possible the distributed consciousness of 21st century life? Are these substances meant to reconnect us to nature at a time when material-based consciousness has ecologically devastated the environment? Can strategic immersion into multi-dimensional hyperspace help change the world? Can we use altered states as a form of psychedelic activism? Is enhanced consciousness a political act? Can we achieve Full Spectrum Consciousness in the face of the military-industrial-entertainment complex’s attempt to subjugate life as we know it? How can we not?
Rak Razam sees himself as the world’s leading ‘experiential’ journalist, writing about and helping shape the emergence of a new cultural paradigm in the 21st century. Author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey and the companion volume of interviews, The Ayahuasca Sessions (www.ayathebook.com), he is a frequent lecturer on ayahuasca and the shamanic revival sweeping the West. He wrote, produced and co-directed the groundbreaking new visionary documentary Aya: Awakenings (www.aya-awakenings.com) that toured across 10 cities in the USA in early 2014. He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America at conferences, transformational festivals and other events for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counter-culture and progressive thought. He has been called one of the “leading spokespersons for the new paradigm”. His video interviews for website Reality Sandwich, New MAPS of Hyperspace, (vimeo.com/album/1688275) feature Sasha Shulgin, Alex Grey, Stan Grof, Rick Doblin, Ralph Metzner, Mountain Girl, and more luminaries, and do his interviews with ayahuasca experts, Awakenings, (www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLb3lNZCb4bKiH94yqz45xONBNi3xNzE6k) . A prolific media maker and networker, he hosts a popular podcast show In a Perfect World (in-a-perfect-world.podomatic.com) .