OS ep 45 – Rak Razam – Aya Awakenings

Aya Awakenings – Rak Razam

“The vine has spread her tendrils across the world and a genuine archaic revival was underway. My bags were packed, South America beckoned, and the ancient mysteries of the rainforest awaited. I wanted in on it…”
– Rak Razam

This is the 45th episode of the show released to the web on January 9th 2014.

This show features Rak Razam, a new guest to the show. Rak is a freelance journalist, author, film maker, and podcaster from Australia doing a lot of work covering the entheodelic community or psychedelic medicine communities around the world.

I just finished watching Rak’s newly released film “Aya:Awakenings”. It is a stunning film that pulls from Rak’s Book that is Titled “Aya: A shamanic Odyssey” and was newly released as “Aya: Awakenings – a Shamanic Odyssey”.

In this show we cover subjects all over the map including how the western magical practitioner may approach this area and practice.

How Shamans see Ayahuasca functioning on the health and healing of individuals.

Some of the metaphysics or cosmologies surrounding Ayahuasca Shamanism and much more. This was an amazing show to record, and I can’t wait to turn some more people on to his films. Rak will be touring North America with the film starting with New York on Jan 16 2014 and He’ll be in Boston on January 21.


Roy Ascott –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Ascott

Jan Irving –  http://www.gnosticmedia.com/

Film Review by Benton Rooks – http://realitysandwich.com/215752/rocketship-into-the-void-on-aya-awakenings



On Demand Film – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ayaawakenings

Book – http://www.amazon.com/Aya-Awakenings-Shamanic-Rak-Razam/dp/1583948007/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389305112&sr=1-3&keywords=rak+razam

DVD – http://www.amazon.com/Aya-Awakenings-DVD-Rak-Razam/dp/1583948163/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1389305112&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=rak+razam


Rak Twitter – https://twitter.com/rakrazam

Film Twitter – https://twitter.com/AyaAwakenings

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on OS ep 45 – Rak Razam – Aya Awakenings

OS ep 44 – Ted Hand – Philip K Dick and the Western Esoteric Tradition

Ted Hand - Philip K Dick and the Western Esoteric TraditionTed was a past guest on episode 38 and in this episode we discussed the Western Esoteric Tradition and it’s impact to the world view of Philip K Dick. We discuss Umberto Eco, the various Alchemies of the Renaissance, Neo-Platonism, Initiation, and much more.

Ted Hand is a scholar doing research work on Philip K Dick and is also doing academic work on Renaissance Magic. His current academic work mostly focuses on texts from the 16th century, focusing on “Christian Cabala” between Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno.
By Joseph Moore




Posted in podcast | 1 Comment