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Aug 21, 2018

You may not know it, but the CEO behind America’s favorite all natural soap brand is also a leading figure in the contemporary psychedelic movement. Our guest on the latest Psychedelic Times podcast is David Bronner, Cosmic Engagement Officer of Dr. Bronner’s, MAPS board member, hemp activist, and shining example of how passion-driven business can change the world. David invited our own Joe Mattia to tour the Dr. Bronner’s corporate offices and sit down to discuss his eclectic life story, replete with tales of psychedelic revelations, cannabis churches, suing the DEA and winning, and refocusing the family business to it’s roots with wild success.


Show Notes:

David discusses connecting with Rick Doblin and MAPS [2:00]

David’s first psilocybin mushroom experience [4:10]

Amsterdam adventures: Cannabis Cup and squatting  [5:05]

Ego death and revelations on acid and MDMA in a gay trance club [7:00]

Integrating his psychedelic experience and becoming a mental health counselor [15:55]

The value of resistance and helping humanity to harmonize [17:35]

Dolphin overlords, 13th chakra glactivation [19:00]

The world needs good men, not spiritual recluses [19:20]

Carrying on the Bronner family legacy to unite spaceship earth [23:00]

Fighting for hemp seed oil and cannabis  [27:00]

Meeting Rick Doblin on the playa and the Zendo Project [31:00]

Litigating the DEA and winning [35:00]

Coming out of the psychedelic closet [35:30]

Board position at MAPS and Burning Man stories [42:10]

Psychedelic integration: journaling and meditation [49:50]