Lola & The Poets podcast is a virtual alchemical workshop exploring personal and collective magical journeys, the ways the mystical & the mundane are intertwined. Psychology, culture, art, alchemy. Solo shows & interviews. Out every odd Thursday. Hosted by Milana Vujkov.
★ In Episode 6 I’m joined by Don Roberto, dear friend, medical anthropologist, medicine man, globetrotter and polymath, raised in Indonesia and London, UK, based in Taiwan, for what became an extensive, rich, sassy discussion on a glorious variety of topics, ranging from childhood imaginal friends and UFO experiences, our mutual liminal multi-universe existences, crossing lands and cultures early on in life, parallels in the trajectory of processing beliefs into praxis, encounters with the serendipitous numinous intertwined with the divine ridiculous, and then to what Don Roberto is uniquely qualified to discuss – shamanism and its lore, medicine cultures and practices across the globe, particularly his own Shipibo plant spirit healing lineage in Peru, our plant teachers as ambassadors of Mother Earth, body work and hypnotherapy, the role of music in creating sacred space, soul retrieval and entity removal, sorcery and cultural appropriation, psychonauts and psychedelia, and much more. All this spiced by real life tales delivered by a storyteller of the highest calibre. Don Roberto’s contact info will be in the show notes. Meanwhile, get comfy, pour yourself a brew, organise a bit of mezze, put your feet up, and enjoy our many (hopefully) educational yet entertaining digressions. I’ve done my best to edit it down, but it’s still a good two and a half hours long ride. (148 mins)
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I will endeavour to have an episode out every odd Thursday, which means that it will drop when there’s something to say, or a guest to talk to – but the day of the week will always be the same.
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Disclaimer – This podcast follows a personal journey, as well as the journeys and life experiences of our guests, and is offered as philosophical & creative inspiration. Interviews are meant for educational and entertainment purposes only, and do not equal endorsements. Although I am a psychologist by education, the material within is not therapy or substitute for therapy. However, it is dedicated as virtual temenos for accessing the therapeutic numinous, in hope of being of good service to your soul in exploring the potentials of each moment in time.