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SOMA - Stories of Modern Awakening

SOMA - Stories of Modern Awakening

SOMA is an exploration of exceptional people through the lens of their encounters with the divine, mediated by sex, substance, and spirit. It’s an invitation for guests and listeners to analyze their mystical, ecstatic, and revelatory experiences free of inhibition and with a healthy dose of twenty-first century hedonism.

Recent Episodes

Substance

Consciousness in a Nutshell w/ Jay & Lindy Nelson

Sept. 20, 2022

For many, intuition labels psychedelic experiences as threatening, knowing that character defects and shameful behaviors are bound to confront them under the influence. But what happens if we lean into that fear? What do the…

Spirit

The Mystic in the Float Tank - Spontaneous Awakening & Integration w/ Beni Summers

Sept. 12, 2022

So you’ve had a psychedelic or psychedelic adjacent experience. What comes next? This week we sit down with Beni Summers, Rabbinic Intern at Shefa: Jewish Psychedelic Supports , to discuss psychedelic integration, float tank…

Guest: Beni Summers
Sex

Coming Together - Healing Through Sex & Intimacy w/ Celeste Hirschman

Sept. 5, 2022

Does sexuality hold the key to healing our deepest wounds? Join us as we dive into the roots of our sexual identity to understand how our core desires originate from early traumas, and explore ways to heal through sex and re…

Spirit

A Psychic Moment - Metaphysical Healing Through Light and Chaos w/ Joseph Grayshock

Aug. 22, 2022

This week, we share the tale of a divine encounter with a psychic who weaves his wisdom in unique ways - and discuss how light and chaos work together in the process of healing and awakening. Joseph Grayshock is a metaphysic…

Sex

The Sacred Prostitute: Sex Work for Healing and Transformation w/ David Wichman

Aug. 15, 2022

Can sex facilitate transformation and healing? And what role do sex workers play in this dynamic? Join us as we discuss sexuality as a vehicle for personal growth and the role of the sacred intimate in creating safety and ac…

Guest: David Wichman
Substance

Cannabis & Creativity: A Comedian’s Perspective w/ Gabby Jordan Brown

Aug. 8, 2022

A 2021 Gallup poll revealed that 49% of US adults have used marijuana at least once, but what percentage of those individuals use cannabis to facilitate self-discovery, integrate difficult emotions, or enhance creative pursu…

About the Hosts

Aaron Chi

Hacker / Entrepreneur / Spiritual Rebel

Aaron Chi has been a practitioner of traditional yoga, medical qigong, and psychedelic-assisted journeywork for nearly two decades. Driven by a passion for personal growth and self-discovery, Aaron has traveled the globe in search of the most effective techniques for facilitating awakening. Through his work with clients, he has witnessed firsthand the power of these modalities to produce healing and transformation. He is excited to share his powerful, unconventional, and deeply grounding practices with guests and listeners alike.

Rachel Rumstein

Student / Seeker / Aspiring JTwitter mainstay

Rachel Rumstein is a student journalist devoted to exploring the nexus of spiritual scholarship, contemplative practice, Jewish Mysticism, and psychedelic research. Her years of experience with meditation in Jewish, Vipassana, and Zen contexts inform her understanding of reality and the metaphysical, and she offers her very real "Beginner's mind" to listeners as a lens through which to apprehend the world. She is a student of neuroscience and behavior at Columbia University and Jewish Thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.