The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Dreaming, Psychedelics, and Primary Consciousness with Steve Elfrink

A conversation about psychedelics with holistic facilitator Steve Elfrink of Om Terra Psychedelics. How dreams and psychedelics shift consciousness and help resolve trauma. He describes primary consciousness as the body and the subconscious while secondary consciousness is everyday awareness. Primary consciousness is present all the time, but is deeply accessed through dreaming and psychedelics.

Steve recommends what he calls a psycholytic dose to help get out of a loop of unresolved emotions, but he cautions that a psychedelic session is just the beginning of a healing journey.

In the second half, Steve shares his own riveting journey with psychedelics and Max asks where one can find psychedelic assistance.

Resources mentioned during the show include Robin Carhart-Harris, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Third Wave, Psychable.

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BIO: Steve Elfrink is the founder of OmTerra, a psychedelic therapy organization. He is also Co-Founder of The Rogue Valley Psychedelic Society, and the Subject Matter Expert for Webdelics, an online resource for psychedelics. He is a fresh voice to the more harrowing and less discussed challenges that come with psychedelic therapy.

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Episode number 246 recorded during a live broadcast on February 17, 2024 at, community radio of Santa Cruz.

Intro and outro music by Mood Science. Ambient music new every week by Rick Kleffel. Archived music can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show and to Tony Russomano for the phones.


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