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ReWild Yourself

Welcome to the ReWild Yourself Podcast! I’m Daniel Vitalis, and I’ll be your guide through the world of human ecology and lifestyle design. We’ll explore the strategies that our ancient human bodies and minds need to thrive in a modern world — awakening our instincts and freeing ourselves from the degenerative effects of human domestication.
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Now displaying: December, 2014
Dec 30, 2014
In this episode of ReWild Yourself! podcast, Tristan Gooley — author of The Natural Navigator — gives us some wonderful insights into using natural navigation in both natural and urban settings. Episode Breakdown: * Tristan’s adventures across the Atlantic Ocean * Using clues from nature to navigate * How to navigate when you’re in a foreign city * 3 ways to navigate using migratory birds * How to orient yourself under a forest canopy * What to do when you get lost * GPS technology: friend or foe? * About his book and courses
Dec 23, 2014
In this stream-of-consciousness rant, I break down the main skills we need to learn to be fit for the 3 main environments: wild, urban and virtual. Episode Breakdown: * Fit for what? * Being fit for the 3 main environments: wild, urban and virtual * The Glyph explained * Earth | Food Foraging * Water | Water Gathering * Air | Shelter Building * Fire | Fire Starting * Human Self Defense * First Aid * Awareness
Dec 16, 2014
It was an honor to talk with Dr. Gerardo Sandoval Isaac — doctor, gynecologist, medicine-man and ambassador for the Bufo alvarius toad — about the best ways to harvest and experience the Bufo alvarius toad venom and 5-MeO-DMT. Episode Breakdown: * Dr. Gerry’s first entheogenic experiences * What happens in a shamanic sacred mushroom ceremony * Importance of letting go during entheogenic experiences * The Bufo alvarius toad * How to harvest and consume the Bufo alvarius toad venom * 5 most common effects of smoking 5-MeO-DMT * How and why the body produces DMT * Entheogenic homework * Message from the Bufo alvarius toad * How to prepare yourself before you experience the toad * How you can help to protect the Bufo alvarius toad
Dec 9, 2014
Arthur Haines joins us on the podcast to discuss the missing nutrient in our diets: entheogens! He talks about entheogen use in hunter-gatherer societies and tells us a little about his own personal experiences with these sacred plant medicines. Episode Breakdown: * A bit about Arthur’s background * How Arthur was introduced to psychoactive plants * Being a credible witness * Entheogen use in hunter-gatherers * Spiritual realm vs the scientific realm * Arthur’s personal entheogenic experiences * Entheogens are endogenous compounds * Entheogens were called “teacher plants” by indigenous tribal leaders for a reason * The missing nutrient in our diet? * Using entheogens to deal with death trauma * Arthur describes his sacred experience with Saguaro Cactus * Discerning tips for working with a shaman
Dec 2, 2014
In this stream-of-consciousness rant, I reflect on Dispatch 6 of ReWild Yourself! magazine. EPISODE BREAKDOWN: * Influenza season * Who really uses psychoactive medicines * Using entheogens to awaken spirituality | Hallmark card spirituality * Realizing that plants and animals are not our “resources" * Death simulator * The blurry line of food and drugs * The shaman path * Getting into the right state and space when experiencing entheogens
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