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Polishing The Black Stone

We exist beyond the temporal realm, in tune with things greater than our ego. Polishing the Black Stone reinforces this through conversations exploring relationships, spirituality, psychedelics, art, culture, and the concept of self. It is a reminder that we are human, it is a reminder that we are all one. With our culture emphasizing that we must feel good, we tend to ignore our primordial issues. This ignorance leads to the metaphoric black stone. Which we wear away through communication and focus.
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Jun 25, 2017

Katrina Elizabeth lives deep in the northern woods of Maine in a very very small house by the edge of a waterfall. She graciously allowed Nick to visit with her on her property to discuss a matter both of them feel they have endured. Katrina has suffered a complex experience that is known to some as a Kundalini Crisis. Timothy Leary described the Kundalini experience as a “rewarding phase” through what the Tibetan’s called the “First Bardo”. Professor R. C. Zaehner who was an Oriental scholar and expert on mysticism experienced the Kundalini Awakening and simply wrote “I did not like it at all.” Timothy Leary expressed the contrary, that a prepared person would be liberated by the awakening and would feel the immense sensations of joy and illumination. Unfortunately for most (the ill-prepared), the Kundalini awakening is observed without guidance, which is confusing, isolating, dissociating, and terrifying. Nick also believes he has experienced this same awakening, and feels a strong kinship with Katrina due to this. To describe the feeling of a Kundalini awakening would be similar to describing anxiety, PTSD, and disassociativeness. It’s ostensibly a conflict of higher nature and ego. Through working with meditation, psychedelics, yoga, and other spiritual work you ignite the ganglionic centers (chakra’s) to the brain. Thus releasing ones concepts and ideologies and freeing ones perception of reality. Yet the ego still clings and therefor liberation is lost. I mean you do have to go to work in the morning…

Katrina explains to Nick her work with Shamanism, and Reiki as well. After the podcast she performed Reiki on Nick for his first time.

 

Katrina Elizabeth is an intuitive healer and shamanic reiki practitioner living in rural Maine. She is also the creator of Ancestral Thread herbal tea and the vintage clothing curator at Moody Lords located in Portland Maine.

For more information search for @moodylordsvintage and @choon_tea on Instagram.

Links are located at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

 

Talkin' Like You (Two Tall Mountains) by Connie Converse 

Elizabeth "Connie" Converse Born in Concord New Hampshire(1924-?1974) Vanished without a trace, leaving us with a few live recordings which can be seen on youtube and a home made recording released on Omnian Music Group. For move information visit: https://www.omnianmusicgroup.com/products/how-sad-how-lovely

All music is performed by Nick Filth.

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For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com or visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

Jun 11, 2017

Jamie Hurley openly discusses a physical disorder that he has gone through over the past few years. While trying his best with doctors and surgeries, he ended up conjoining the help from physicians with a new drug he had heard about from a friend called Kratom. Kratom combined with the treatment he had received from doctors helped him tremendously. Jamie details his entire experience with his health issues and expresses the relief he had gotten from the controversial drug Kratom.

Jamie also goes into his new venture into Micro-dosing. Micro-dosing is a new treatment in which a person takes incredibly small threshold amounts of psychedelics depending on the needs of the user. For Jamie it is used to treat his depression. What makes this so interesting is that, the little I know of Jamie, he’s a very outgoing and social person. He is a funny, very intelligent, and kind person. I couldn’t believe that someone like himself fought with depression. Jamie states that his depression is present when he is alone, so he struggles with it almost every night.

As with all guests, I’d like to thank Jamie for his complete honesty. Especially about his medical issues which are so personal. I would also like to state that Polishing The Black Stone does not advocate the use of any drugs whatsoever. The subjects covered in this podcast are for informational use only. Be safe.

Jamie Hurley is a web developer and software consultant who is a strong supporter of the open source software community and an advocate of net neutrality and freedom of information. For business inquiries contact james.hurleyiv@gmail.com

Jamie is also very involved with the the local Seacoast NH skateboarding, music, and artistic communities. If you're looking for places to skate, book shows/events, or places to display your art you can find him by searching Jamie IV through most social media platforms.

 

All music is performed by Nick Filth.

You can hear more episodes by visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone.

You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com , visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone

For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com

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