June 6th, 2022

Episode #56


Applying the original principles to psychedelic leadership with
Jyoti Ma & Mindahi Bastida

In this episode, I invited Grandmother Jyoti and Mondahis Bastisa to come and share their  wisdom and teachings surrounding the Original Principles they speak of.

"Right now we are in a prophetic moment of choice. Mother earth is going to evolve, the question is will we say yes to that evolution and embrace it and help her in it so we can move in it as a human species, or will we continue to sleep until she has to shake us off her skin."
Grandmother Jyoti Ma
Grandmother Jyoti & Mindahi


About This Episode:

Imagine a world where generosity and giving to others is more valued than accumulating wealth and profit. Imagine a world where all life, and all of nature’s elements, including the water we drink and the air we breathe is equally valued. This is not only a deeply held prayer and a vision for the future, it is how indigenous cultures have lived in balance with the earth since the dawn of time, guided by Original Principles. 

According to Indigenous Otemi-Toltec Elder, Mindahi Bastisa, A world guided by Original Principles is not just possible – it is inevitable. 

In this episode, I invited Grandmother Jyoti and Mindahi Bastisa to come and share their wisdom and teachings surrounding the Original Principles they speak of.

Core Themes

Explored in this episode:
  • Multicultural organizations
  • Reciprocity
  • Benefit Sharing
  • Interconnectedness of people and land
  • Indigenous led conservation
  • Indigenous traditional knowledge
  • Biocultures
  • Cultural knowledge preservation
  • Spiritual Authorities

Links &

useful resources
Grow Medicine

Grow Medicine is an easy-to-use platform that empowers the psychedelic community to step into right relationship with indigenous cultures


Episode Transcript

Episode #56 Full Transcript: 

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Grandmother Jyoti

Grandmother Jyoti Ma


Jyoti Ma is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher. She has cultivated projects that demonstrate ways of life that honor the Earth and all Peoples.   As the Grandmother Vision Keeper of the Center for Sacred Studies she co-founded Kayumari with spiritual communities both in America and Europe. Other projects she has helped to convene are the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and the Unity Concert. She is the founder of The Fountain. Its mission is to restore an economic model that is based on reciprocity and collaboration guided by Nature and the Sacred. She serves as a delegate of the Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations. And it is through this current work in collaboration with the Fountain, that a global Sacred Territories Initiative is evolving to protect Mother Earth’s sacred sites and Her Original Peoples.  Jyoti has devoted her life to bringing unity to the planet by facilitating the development of alliances between individuals who are the guardians of indigenous culture and traditional medicine ways. Through this work collaborative relationships with organizations that are focused on economic, social and environmental solutions have developed, creatively addressing the global challenges of our times.

Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz


Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz, is Director of the Original Nations Program at The Fountain and a member of the Mother Earth Delegation. He is a Founder and former Director of the Original Caretakers Program at the Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is a Dabadi of his Otomi-Toltec People. A Dabadi has responsibilities for human beings and for other spirits and entities. A Dabadi knows how to relate to mystery. Muñozs’ work centers around restoration of the Original Instructions and ancestral wisdom through the Unification Process based on the Four Earth Mandates; 

  1. Creation of the Council of Elders; II. Activation of Sacred Sites; III.Houses of Original Thought; IV. Intercultural Dialogue and exchange.
Mindahi Bastida

Featured Music

Episode #56 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called “The Offering” by Aea Luz.



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About Laura Dawn

Through her signature Mastermind Programs and Plant Medicine Retreats, Laura Dawn weaves together science with ancient wisdom. She teaches business and thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals how to mindfully explore psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as powerful visionary tools for inner transformation, fostering emotional resiliency and unlocking new depths to our creative potential.