Podcast

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.

On Plant Wisdom – With Don Roberto Lola & The Poets

In Episode 6 Lola & The Poets is joined by Don Roberto, medical anthropologist and medicine man, raised in Indonesia and London, based in Taiwan. We're talking glorious variety of topics, from childhood imaginal friends and UFO experiences, liminal multi-universe existences crossing lands and cultures, trajectory of processing beliefs into praxis, to what Don Roberto is uniquely qualified to discuss – shamanism and its lore, medicine cultures and practices, Shipibo plant spirit healing lineage in Peru, 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. SHOW NOTES: Spirit Of The Amazon YouTube Channel | Contact Don Roberto |  CREDITS: © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode & credits. AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov
  1. On Plant Wisdom – With Don Roberto
  2. In The Shadows, Part 2 – Solo Show
  3. Mythic Doodling – With Divyam Chaya Bernstein
  4. In The Shadows, Part 1 – Solo Show
  5. On Wanderlust – With Milica Mijatović
  6. On The Magical Real – Show Intro

INFO

The topics we will be discussing in solo shows, and with our guests, will be a wide range of philosophies, cosmologies, myths, spiritual practices and storytelling across the globe, medicine cultures, shamanism, transcendental states, the imaginal, transpersonal and archetypal psychology, art psychotherapy, creative exploration of the mystical, use of artistic expression as a therapeutic tool, anthropology of ritual, cinema as modern magic, personal symbolism and temenos – the sacred space, dreams and dream time, shadow work, body work, animal wisdom, plant healing practices, ancestral lineage healing, archetypal patterns in our lives, paranormal and psychedelic experiences, gift of prophecy, astrology, tarot, various forms of divination, precognition and psychic awareness, psychogeography, wanderlust, and the holy pilgrimage. We will also be touching on the re-emergence of the Goddess archetype, the feminine aspect of the Divine, as a sign of a collective desire for harmonisation between polarities, awakening all our inherent abilities, and deepening our awareness of how environments, thoughts and emotions influence our actions.

The goal is to find enchantment in simple, everyday experiences, follow our hearts and let our minds open to an unusual perspectives, while nourishing a kind of talent for the peculiar, which restores in us the state of childlike awe – and in the process helps clean the daily debris of our mechanical existence.

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.

To download the shows directly, please click on audio download tab or link below episode. You can also subscribe to the show on YouTube or follow Lola & The Poets on Spotify, Apple/iTunes, and Stitcher.

★ In Episode 1 I’m introducing the series as host, riffing on the idea of the magical real, talking alchemy in psychology, society, culture & the arts, the topics we will be covering on the shows, guests we will have, and a bit about my life & professional background. (42 mins)

Stay tuned, poets.

AUTHOR: ©Milana Vujkov

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CREDITS

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.