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December 22, 2020 40 min

David Bronner is the Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of ‘Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps’ and a massive advocate for psychedelics – as both an activist and donor. David joins Ronan to share how using medicine with intention helped change his perspective – and why psychedelics for the masses is his ultimate goal. Then we talk about family legacy, generational trauma, origins into light and love, and how to build a better world. Plus, how to follow ‘cosmic principles’. Finally, David shares stories of his most impactful trips – including ‘ReFoamation’.Show Notes:

  • David details his own profound experiences with psychedelics and his family’s origin story of ‘Dr. Bronners’ Soap Company (2:20)
  • David discusses his exposure to cannabis and how it was his first time reconciling with the war on drugs (5:10)
  • David talks about his personal growth using psychedelics’ as a young adult (7:43)
  • David reveals how faith traditions have helped him tap into the divine – and using medicines with intention (10:00)
  • What does it mean to be a ‘Cosmic Engagement Officer’ (13:00)
  • Ibogaine experience and images of his father, grandfather, and his childhood home (14:00)
  • David talks about his support for Tom and Sheri Eckhart and Measure 109 in Oregon to bring safe and well-structured access for psychedelic healing with professional standards and safety programs (19:00)
  • Addiction is not a crime – it’s a health problem with underlying trauma. Jail will not help someone sort out their lives (22:40)
  • What it means to ‘spiritually by-pass’ (23:30)
  • David shares his hopes for Washington State: beyond decriminalization and toward legal safe supply – but it’s a complicated issue. Other advocated groups and strategies are discussed. (25:00)
  • David discusses his essay ‘Death & Life’ and creating the ‘ReFoamation’ experience at Burning Man 10 years ago (29:30)
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