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THIRD EYE DROPS

Meld minds with Michael Phillip and his magnificent multidisciplinary guests— Scientists, artists, comedians, psychologists, authors, spiritual teachers, and more as they muse about life's most compelling questions.
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Jan 12, 2022

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Contemplative psychotherapist, Dr. Miles Neale returns to the mind meld to riff on trusting the darkness, avoiding the fool's elixir, ancient mystery traditions, and more.

Check out his new course on the gradual path here.

His book, Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human is available now.

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Jan 5, 2022

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What do Carl Jung, Plato, ancient mystery temples, and transcendent experiences have in common? They all point toward an unspeakable truth you have to experience to believe. In this mind meld, we riff about all of the above and more. 

Cory Allen is a mindfulness facilitator, author and podcast host of The Astral Hustle podcast, and friend.

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Dec 30, 2021

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Ever-mercurial comedian, artist, and podcaster, Ramin Nazer returns to the mind meld!

Ramin returns for another sprawling mercurial wonder-dip. In this one, we riff about weird Christmas rabbit holes, galactic neurosis, why nothingness and infinity are both absurd, and more!

Dec 23, 2021

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Sonic wizard, East Forest returns to the mind meld!

Trevor 'East Forest' Oswalt is a unique bird in the Wild West aviary of electronic-chamber music, bridging the digital and natural realms. His fundamental mission is to create sonic architecture for listeners to explore their inner space.

In this mind meld, we muse about psilocybin and its ascension from hushed tones, underground therapy, and personal experimentation to serious medicine. We also unpack the philosophical and spiritual connotations of the psychedelic renaissance, and much more

Check out East Forest's latest endeavor Journey Space

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Dec 16, 2021

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Legendary anthropologist and author, Dr. Jeremy Narby enters the mind meld to talk plant medicine, indigenous wisdom, plant consciousness, the archaic revival, and more.

Get Jeremy's new book Plant Teachers here.

 

Dec 9, 2021

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Author, mindfulness facilitator, host of The Astral Hustle podcast, and friend, Cory Allen returns to the mind meld. 

In this one, we muse about the importance of simplicity, the beauty of changing your mind, why returning to seat of your experience is of the utmost importance, recognizing B.S., agnostic spirituality, and more

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Dec 2, 2021

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Author, entrepreneur, podcast host, and consciousness adventurer, Jennifer Sodini returns to the mind meld to muse about why the essence of the human soul is an open-ended question, the power of perhaps, Robert Anton Wilson, how spirituality is evolving, the high weirdness of biblically accurate angels, and more!

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Nov 24, 2021

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Fountain of knowledge and healing, Dr. Dan Engle returns the mind meld!

Dr. Dan Engle is a psychiatrist with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, psychedelic research, integrative spirituality, and peak performance. 

Dr. Engle is the author of The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, as well as his new book, A Dose of Hope: A Story of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy.

He's also lived in the jungle with Ayahuasca shamans and explored his consciousness more thoroughly than almost anyone I know. 

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in this podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical recommendation, diagnosis, or treatment. The use of information in this podcast is at one’s own discretion, and is not an endorsement of use given the complexity inherent in these medicines, and the current variable widespread illegality of their usage. 

Nov 18, 2021

James McCrae returns to the mind meld!

James (also known by his Instagram handle, wordsarevibrations) is a meme artist and the author of How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis, which is available now! 

In this mercurial mind meld, we riff on the metaverse, the approaching singularity, Terence McKenna, cryptocurrency, and some speculation so scintillating and dubious that I don't even think I should write it here.

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Nov 11, 2021

Autodidactic mythologist, psychology extraordinaire, and Myths That Make Us host, Erick Godsey returns to muse about his recent mystical epiphany, the importance of reflecting on death, why initiations are like death practice, why technology must assist our spiritual evolution, the importance of recognizing and balancing mythological archetypes in our own psyches, and more.

Catch his podcast, The Myths that Make Us 

Jump into his latest offering, The Dharma Journal

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Nov 3, 2021

Harvard Astrophysicist, Dr. Avi Loeb enters the mind meld! 

Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center. He also heads the Galileo Project, a systematic scientific search for evidence of extraterrestrial technology. In fact, Avi believes we may have already captured evidence of intelligent alien life.  

Avi's latest book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth is available now wherever you purchase books.

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Oct 28, 2021

No, this title isn't just clickbait. I’ve undergone what I guess I’d call a disruptive, life-quaking adventure. What follows is a loose, to-the-point riff recalling the tale.

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Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Amishi Jha enters the mind meld to sharpen your focus, recontextualize mindfulness, and define enlightenment. 

Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor of psychology and the director of the contemplative neuroscience program at the University of Miami. She researches the neurology of attention and the effects of mindfulness training. Her new book, Peak Mind is out now.

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Oct 7, 2021

Autodidactic mythologist, psychology extraordinaire, and Myths That Make Us host, Erick Godsey returns to the mind meld to muse about the myth of truth, the power of dialogue, how bias masquerades as intuition, one of the most mind-melting thought experiments ever conceived of, why eternity is terrifying, and more.

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Sep 30, 2021

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Artist and Musician, Colin Frangicetto returns to riff about future nostalgia, why existential ambivalence is a sign of success, and why our souls might be trapped in a lower-dimensional slice of reality.

Colin Frangicetto is a musician, podcaster, and artist most well-known for playing in the band Circa Survive. Dive into Colin's world here.

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Sep 22, 2021

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Sarah Stein Greenberg is the executive director of Stanford d. School and the author of the new book, Creative Acts for Curious People. 

In this mind meld, we muse about sense-making through creativity, bringing order to chaos through art, the "transcendent aesthetic," and more.

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Sep 16, 2021

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Contemplative psychologist, Dr. Miles Neale and sound therapist, Phil Jacobs enter the mind meld to pull the psychic sword from the stone.

In this one, we muse about the importance of internalizing mythological images, contemplative Buddhism, how to integrate through story, why the archetype of alchemical transformation reaches across cultures and more.

Miles is a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, having studied the path for over two decades. His book, Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human is available now.

Phil Jacobs is a sound therapist and Chinese Medicine practitioner with decades of experience in creating transformative containers through sound.

Stay tuned at this end of this mind meld for a guided sound bath meditation by Miles and Phil.

For more information on Miles' contemplative studies course, go here.

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Sep 8, 2021

James McCrae enters the mind meld!

James (also known by his Instagram handle, wordsarevibrations) is a meme artist and the author of How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis, which you can preorder now. 

In this one, we riff about the evolution of creativity, the importance of maintaining a romantic, spiritual disposition, the intersection of ancient wisdom and memes, and much more

Sep 2, 2021

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Author, meditation facilitator, host of The Astral Hustle podcast, and friend, Cory Allen returns to the mind meld. 

We riff about the self as a stone, mythopoetic drift, mindfully minding your own business, the pitfalls of personal development, and more!

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Aug 26, 2021

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Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary on a mission to extend the healthy lifespans of 1 billion people. He's also the author of The Science and Technology of Growing Young, which is available now.

In this mind meld, we muse about techno-optimism versus techno doom, how it's possible to live to the age of 200, and why mind-blowing longevity breakthroughs are closer than you think.

Aug 18, 2021

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Psychologist and bestselling author, Dr. Lisa Miller enters the mind meld to riff on how to awaken your brain, depression, the nature of consciousness, why a spiritually engaged life is a better life, and more.

Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and the Awakened Brain. She's a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University. Dr. Miller is also the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology.

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Aug 12, 2021

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Psychotherapist and Psychedelics Today co-founder, Kyle Buller returns to the mind meld!

We riff on the importance of levelheadedness, the nature of dreams, the well of weirdness and synchronicity that surrounds conspiracy theories, why teaspoons of change are sometimes preferable to full-blown leaps of faith, Carl Jung, James Hillman, and loads more!

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Aug 4, 2021

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Psychologist Dr. Ido Cohen returns to the mind meld!

In this one, we riff about the healing power of the numinous, Carl Jung, why it's important to microdose terror, the mythopoetic symbolism of space travel, and more!

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Jul 29, 2021

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In this live mind meld from Austin, we riff on the science of wonder, how awe and mystery make us healthier, why humans thrive when they balance the mystery and the mundane, responsibly mixing philosophical spices, and more!

Jennifer Sodini is the author of Amenti Oracle and Everyday Amenti she's also an entrepreneur, podcast host, and consciousness adventurer.

Mike Brancatelli is a comedian and host of the Mikeadelic podcast which you can hear here.

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