Julian Palmer β€” 20 Years of Ayahuasca Retreats, MDMA Therapy, Demon Possession, Fighting with Online Trolls and More – #14

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by Ellie Goode

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Julian Palmer is an ayahuasca retreat facilitator from Australia.

But he’s no ordinary facilitator…

He’s controversial, cavalier, and doesn’t back down from a fight πŸ”₯

Julian runs ayahuasca, MDMA, and San Pedro cactus retreats across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane – in Australia.

Julian recently released a documentary called: Contemplations – On The Psychedelic Experience.

He started offering ayahuasca retreats in Australia – back in the early 2000s.

Julian ran workshops in small groups at people’s houses and out in the bush.

In the beginning, Julian’s ayahuasca retreats were mostly word-of-mouth.

Over time, he became more professional in how he ran his ayahuasca retreats.

Julian gained traction in 2016 after being recorded and published on local television.

A friend’s half-brother interviewed Julian on SBS, a main television station in Australia.

From then on – Julian has been at the forefront of the ayahuasca scene in Australia.

I first connected with Julian in 2018.

My ex-boyfriend and I rushed off from our end-of-year Christmas parties.

Trying to escape the manic traffic of Brisbane.

After hours of driving and 1,543 wrong turns … we finally arrived at a beautiful rural property in NSW (way off the beaten track).

Little did I know how ayahuasca would change the course of my life… πŸ™

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Julian lived a nomadic existence for most of his life.

He moved between friend’s houses, Airbnb’s, and did short stints across Australia.

He never settled in any one place.

Julian focuses on the community aspect when running his ayahuasca retreats in Australia.

He sees the importance of people connecting with each other while facing their shadows, and while doing this “deep work”.

Ayahuasca, MDMA, and San Pedro all help to bring people’s walls down.

These plant psychedelics bring people together with one goal: dealing with your shit.

It’s not for the faint of heart.

And it’s not always pretty.

Far from it.

Drinking ayahuasca (or taking any psychedelic) can change the whole course of your life.

Julian explains how he believes most trauma is caused by “entities” or demons.

He explains this might be why many abusers rarely take responsibility for their own actions.

Because – they’ve denied their shadow self.

Julian is focused on providing ayahuasca retreats for people to heal.

He’s creating value.

And being authentic.

Julian is a big believer in speaking your mind and fighting back against society, haters, and online trolls.

This is where healthy rage comes in.

Healthy rage is about pushing back and speaking your mind – in a world of “cancel culture”.

If you’re authentic, and stand behind what you believe in, then Julian argues: you can’t be cancelled.

So the point is this: channel your rage into something positive.

Into fighting for what you believe in.

Into feeling empowered and dealing with your shit.

As Julian says: “fight the good fight”.

And surround yourself with people who are doing the same.

Show Notes – You’ll Discover

  • How Julian deals with online trolls and deliberately antagonises them… 😎
  • Julian’s experience running retreats with a range of psychedelics
  • The power of creating controversy, dealing with it, and seeing how you feel
  • Overcoming “Cancel Culture” and becoming indispensable
  • Why Julian is a big believer in plant medicine and its power to heal
  • How Julian believes entities and demons play a role in creating trauma

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