Shamanism, Science & Hidden Realms with Dr. Ede Frecska | The Lex Files | Ep. 37

Written By: Lex Pelger

Mar 25, 2021

In our modern era, healthcare and spirituality are typically separated by the firm division between science and religion, but that wasn’t always the case. The place where they traditionally crossed? The shaman. Psychologist and psychopharmacologist Dr. Ede Frecska joins us to discuss shamanism and how its approach to addressing a combination of body and soul sought to heal the complete individual. Dr. Frecska believes that this healing presence is what is missing from our communities. Here, he explores the shamanistic tradition’s initiation rites, spiritual journeys, the power of images, and ayahuasca trips, as well as the role of shamans in society and the source of their hidden information.

A book containing chapters from him: “Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies”:​  
His lecture ‘From Science to Shamanism’:​  
His recommend reading: Michael Harner’s ‘The Way of the Shaman’:​