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Ancient Medicine for Modern Times
New Paradigm of Healing
At the Intersection of
Psychedelics & Shamanism
& Discover How
You Can Participate
& With Integrity
Feb 22 - 26, 2021
Explore the New Paradigm of Healing
At the Intersection of
Psychedelics & Shamanism
& Discover How You Can Participate
Safely, Responsibly & With Integrity
Feb 22 - 26, 2021
Discover healing & Transformation
In the Psychedelic Renaissance
The World Is Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis.
Mental health disorders are one of the leading causes of disability in the world, affecting over a billion people. Prior to the pandemic, the 2017 Global Burden of Disease study estimated that 264 million people in the world suffered from depression.
Since the start of the pandemic, rates of depression have tripled in the US, while rates of substance abuse from alcohol to opioids have increased 30%.
Psychotherapists might say that the root of this crisis is widespread trauma, the outcome of an increasingly unequal capitalistic culture, exacerbated by financial uncertainty, and social isolation caused by the pandemic.
Shamans might say that the cause of this disease is humanity’s separation from Nature and Spirit; that the events of 2020 signified a shamanic initiation of planetary proportions, a warning sign of a civilization recklessly out of balance, and an urgent call for humanity to wake up.
What if both are right?
The acute need for a new way to address humanity’s mental and spiritual crisis has pushed the promise of psychedelic medicines to forefront, making 2020 a banner year for drug policy reform and psychedelic therapeutics.
- Oregon is now the first state in U.S. history to decriminalize personal possession of all drugs.
- Oregon legalized the use of psilocybin in mental health treatment.
- DC decriminalized psychedelic plants, including psilocybin—the psychedelic compound in “magic mushrooms”.
- Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalized recreational cannabis, joining 11 other states which had done so previously.
- The psychedelic capital market is forecast to grow to $6.8B, up from $2.9B in 2019.
- The number of publicly traded psychedelic drug development companies mushroomed four-fold.
Decriminalization, legalization, and medicalized psychedelics are advancing rapidly. What impacts will these developments have on humanity’s collective healing, mental well-being, and capacity to thrive?
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Psychedelic Medicine, At a Glance
Psychedelic medicine is heralded as the new frontier of psychotherapy, even though many psychoactive plants have long been used ceremonially by indigenous cultures privy to their sacred capacity to heal the body and mind.
In this primer, you will discover:
PLUS, the options available to seekers of facilitated psychedelic experiences in a world that still considers psychedelics to be dangerous, of no medical value... and continues to prohibit their use.
Get the Psychedelic Medicine Primer
Psychedelic medicine is heralded as the new frontier of psychotherapy, even though many psychoactive plants have long been used ceremonially by indigenous cultures.
In this primer, you will discover:
PLUS, the options available to seekers of facilitated psychedelic experiences in a world that still considers psychedelics to be dangerous, of no medical value... and continues to prohibit their use.
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Why Should I Sign Up For
The Plant Spirit Summit?
This is not your regular academic conference with boring science presentations for industry professionals - this is real, usable knowledge for seekers of facilitated psychedelic experiences. Here are some reasons why you might want to join this FREE 5-day virtual event:
Discover the World of Plant Medicine Ceremonies
While scientific research into the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics might be the driving force behind the Psychedelic Renaissance, a Global Shamanic Revival is unfolding in parallel. Underground plant medicine ceremonies are proliferating throughout the world, giving rise to a thriving international medicine culture of visionary art and music.
Western neoshamans hold ceremonies that blend traditions, practices, and even medicines. Indigenous wisdom keepers tour the world, leading ceremonies and sharing their culture. More high-end psychedelic retreat centers are opening to cater to a well-heeled, increasingly mainstream clientele seeking to fast-track spiritual transformation in a safe and comfortable setting.
With so many options, medicines, and modalities, we’ll discuss the benefits and risks of different medicines, as well as how you can connect with a shaman, ceremony facilitator, or retreat center that’s safe, qualified, and good.
Witness the Global Shamanic Revival & Indigenous Cultural Renaissance
The expansion of sacred plant medicines outside of their traditional geographic and cultural settings has created a profound interest in ancient indigenous wisdom and culture, as more and more people awaken to the bankruptcy of the materialist values that drive industrialized societies.
For the first time in centuries, indigenous communities are experiencing appreciation for their culture, their wisdom, and their ways. More indigenous wisdom keepers are traveling internationally to share their medicine, culture, and ceremonies. More outsiders are visiting indigenous communities as cultural tourists, students, and spiritual seekers.
This swell of cross-cultural exchange has invigorated an indigenous cultural renaissance, but has also created challenges and complexities of its own. Learn about the deeply nuanced benefits and challenges surrounding the globalization of ancestral medicines, and what it really means to allow the indigenous the agency and free will to choose how they wish to define their futures.
Participate in Contemporary Medicine Culture with Integrity
Humans have traded medicinal plants, spices, and agricultural produce across cultures, kingdoms and countries since the dawn of history. This being true, then…
Who does “the medicine” belong to? Who is allowed to receive it? Who is allowed to offer it? Can plant medicine be ethically traded? How can everyone who could benefit from psychedelic medicines receive them, and not just the privileged few?
What does “cultural appropriation mean” when culture is continuously changing and evolving? Is the commercialization of ancestral plant medicines harmful to the indigenous, when they themselves engage in and benefit economically from an industry fueled by Western demand?
So many questions, with few clear answers. Join the conversation with indigenous leaders, advocates and activists, deepen your inquiry and engage your critical thinking, as you explore what integrity means to you in the Psychedelic Renaissance.
Explore the New Frontier of Mental Health & Wellness
What psychedelics are being explored and developed for legal therapeutic use? How exactly will the average person be able to access psychedelics-assisted therapy, and when will insurance pay for this? What psychedelic professionals will be providing these services, and does it make sense to seek out someone with Western degrees and certifications?
What is the difference between psychedelic decriminalization versus legalization, and how does this impact seekers and providers?
We’ll hear from journalists, policy advocates, and researchers about what’s happening at the emerging frontier of medicalized psychedelics, and whether it makes sense to participate in this mental health model as a consumer, or cultivate and become your own medicine supplier.
Brave the Path of Visionary Leadership
Many ancestral plant medicines were not considered by indigenous wisdom keepers to be recreational or fun. They were sacraments that facilitate terrifying initiatory experiences described as enjoyable as finding yourself “at the breast of a jaguar woman, nursing from her tit when she drags you from that tit, and flings you into a pit of vipers,” as Wade Davis recounts.
So why are increasing numbers of high-performance leaders seeking out such experiences?
Attracted by peak experiences and promises of creative breakthroughs, many ambitious seekers receive more than what they bargained for. Meet the leaders who intentionally face their fears, traumas and shadows through psychedelic ceremony and initiation, so that they can become better leaders, live their calling, and empower others to do the same.
All this without the need and expense of booking a flight or a hotel room… Saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family. Besides, we’re still in a pandemic anyways, so you can remain socially distanced, and still connect to a like-minded community of visionaries, just like you.
Also referred to as “Spirit Plant Medicine,” healing with plant spirits is the process of developing a relationship with plant medicines in a way that helps you recover from trauma or nurture a healthier way of being.
Traditionally this process will be guided or overseen by a shaman, who has spent years of their life learning everything there is to know about one or more plant medicines, and understands how to travel into the unseen spirit world and return with insights and knowledge.
Psychedelic medicine is a term used to denote a more Western approach to healing with psychedelics, and can include both natural and synthetic psychedelics.
Generally, it refers to the use of psychedelic substances to help treat mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction.
Although psychedelic medicine includes both natural and synthetic substances, it generally overlooks spiritual issues and shamanic perspectives.
Microdosing is a relatively new phenomenon that involves taking very small doses of a psychoactive substance, technically 1-10% of an active dose, so as to create a barely perceptible yet potently liberating “sub-threshold” effect.
The practice of microdosing psychedelics has surged in popularity in recent years due to numerous entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, entertainers, and other high-performing “biohackers” reporting substantial benefits from this practice.
A growing number of people in executive positions are seeking psychedelic experiences to help them become better leaders and build more prosperous companies.
The intentional use of psychedelics for a breakthrough experience, combined with transformational practices such as NLP, microdosing, breathwork, and other modalities is being embraced by those seeking to become more effective in business and life.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the free Plant Spirit Summit:
Exclusive Documentary Screening
Ayahuasca & the Huni Kuin Cultural Renaissance
Alongside the Psychedelic Renaissance, is a Great Shamanic Revival that sees indigenous wisdom keepers traveling around the world sharing their knowledge, spirituality and culture to an industrialized world hungry for meaning and authentic connection.
Filmed in the Huni Kuin community of Novo Futuro in Acre, Brazil, this mini documentary shares the tribe's decision to open their village to outsiders and seek alliances with people from the Global North. Directed by the Brazilian filmmaker Lara Jacoski and Patrick Belem from Bem-Te-Vi Produções, you will witness the Huni Kuin people’s long process of recovering their roots, remembering their culture, and emergence into better times, the era of indigenous rights.
Meet Ninawa Pai da Mata, Huni Kuin Pajé
Ninawa Pai da Mata is a Spiritual Leader and Master Huni Kuin ‘Pajé’ Shaman from Novo Futuro village, which are located at Humaitá region of Acre state in the Brazilian Amazon.
For the past 8 years he been organizing the Festival Huni Kuin Eskawatã Kayawai in his village with his community, and also implementing projects for bettering their way of living in his homeland in nowadays with his indigenous charity Instituto Socio-Cultural Huni Kuin, and he been dedicating his life since a decade on spreading the message, and spirituality of the forest and the Huni Kuin around the globe.
The summit was the highlight of my year! I was blown away by the quality of the content and the integrity of the program, with a diverse array of captivating speakers. It was an incredible gift to learn directly from master medicine practitioners all over the world. It helped me to better understand my own calling and deepen my relationship with the plant teachers in my personal journey, and each talk left me feeling excited and inspired to learn more. This was a huge service to the medicines and to Pachamama at a time when this work is entering mainstream consciousness like never before. ~ Tara R.
This summit was great. There was valuable information for seasoned voyagers and newbies alike. The speakers all had valuable insights from their years of experience working with entheogens and the topics covered were diverse and inclusive. The highlight for me was to see the underlying cohesion of emerging shamanic & entheogenic culture and gaining a better understanding of its scope. Hours of intriguing listening to be sure! ~ Scott F.
This was one of the most cutting edge, varied and fascinating summits I have recently attended. There was such thought provoking, knowledgeable and inspiring speakers in an emerging and necessary field for our times. Whether you are just curious about this, dipping your toe in, fully immersed or studying there was a speaker for every realm such as the history of psychedelics, culture, techniques, modern vs traditional approaches or science. So much to get your teeth into.. Loved it and can't wait for more. ~ Lucy MB
I was very impressed with the knowledge of presenters. I could tell they were speaking from their heart and have a genuine love for others who are still searching. I will be anxiously awaiting the next event and hope to learn even more. Thank you so much for your hard work. One love, always. ~ Harold M.
I was enamoured by the summit due to Lorna’s intellect, her comprehension of the vast array of topics she covered and her ability to connect with shamanic perspectives from so many different walks of life. Her interviews were able to bring out the best in all of her guests for listeners to enjoy. It was a wonderful experience to be part of such a gathering of entheogenic practitioners and other complementary modalities. Lorna’s broad spectrum of knowledge and hard work were evident in the quality product that she produced. At a time of global emergence of the use of entheogenic substances, this topic, and the responsible and ethical use of entheogenic substances, is perhaps of greater relevance than ever before. ~ Carol S.
Innovative, insightful and enjoyable. A great opportunity to learn more about the past, present and future of shamanism and the use of psychedelic plant medicines. It was such a joy to witness the open sharing of information and the push to educate and uplift the community. Whether you're interested in traditional practices, modern research or just want to learn more about how the path of shamanism can help you in your own life, this summit has much to offer and is a great source of knowledge and inspiration for the journey. ~ Vicki I
With over 1800 papers, 16 books, and 3 photography books published, 18 documentaries produced, and around 20 awards, medals, and honorary degrees received, Wade Davis is truly “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all life’s diversity.”
Ethnographer & Author
Palak Patel is a classically trained, renowned chef at the Institute of Culinary Education, TV personality, TEDx speaker, creator of the first Curry Cube for BOU. She's won famed shows on Food Network like Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. Most recently she was top four on season 14 of Food Network Star.
Founder of The Soul Vine
Bruce Parry is a filmmaker and explorer. He traveled the world as an adventurer leading science and conservation expeditions, which eventually turned into the BAFTA award-winning BBC series Going Tribal and Bruce Parry's Amazon, and the cinematic feature film Tawai: A Voice From The Forest.
Filmmaker & Explorer
Nathalie Kelley is an actress known for her roles in The Fast and the Furious, The Vampire Diaries, and Dynasty. She is a board member of the Fantastic Fungi Foundation, and co-founder of Folk Medicine - a fundraising initiative that supports direct pandemic relief throughout the Amazon.
Fantastic Fungi/Folk Medicine
Alan Scheurman has been living and learning within Medicine Traditions for 14 years, half that time with the Shipibo-Konibo. He co-founded Folk Medicine with Nat Kelley to send direct aid to Amazonian communities during the pandemic. He releases music as Santiparro and is a working screenwriter.
Alan Scheurman (Santiparro)
Andrea Langlois is the director of engagement at the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS) and co-organizer of the 2019 World Ayahuasca Conference.
Director of Engagement, ICEERS
Andrew Camargo is the founding teacher of the School of Modern Soul Science - an online school devoted to the study of shamanism and initiation within the context of Westerners and Western civilization.
School of Modern Soul Science
Leaving behind corporate success, Angell Deer devoted a decade to studying with master healers and teachers of all faiths. He practices Shamanism, Plant Medicine, Medical Reiki, Sufi Healing, Sound Healing, Meditation, and Herbalism at his Sanctuary Healing Center in the Catskills, NY.
Sanctuary Healing Center
Dr. Anja Loizaga-Velder is a clinical psychologist with 20+ years of investigating the therapeutic potential of the ritual use of psychedelic plants. She is a founder and director at the Nierika Institute, and a collaborator on the first study on the use of ayahuasca to treat addictions.
Anya is a documentary filmmaker, host and educator. She is a Co-Director of the Psychedelic Society UK, a founder and director of creative agency Triptika Studios, and a creator, director and producer of a not-for-profit documentary "The Psychedelic Renaissance".
Psychedelic Society UK
Atira Tan is the founder and CEO of Art to Healing and Yoga for Freedom. She is a yoga & meditation teacher, expressive art therapist (MA), somatic experiencing practitioner, trauma specialist, feminine leadership coach, women’s health therapist, author, public speaker, and activist.
AYA Healing Retreats
Barry Stamos is a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur who evolved into a conscious capitalist using business as a force for good. He is the CHO (Chief Heart Officer) and Co-Founder of 1heart. He also serves as an interim CMO, advisor, board member, angel investor, and philanthropist.
Storytelling the Psychedelic Renaissance & New Frontier of Mental Health
How do we talk about plant spirit healing & psychedelic medicine in a grounded, evidence-based way that integrates scientific research, ancient wisdom, and shamanic states of consciousness? In this 90-minute livestream, psychedelic media influencers discuss the unique ethical challenges of documenting the Psychedelic Renaissance. You’ll hear from:
Discover what it takes to navigate hype, misinformation, unsubstantiated beliefs, bad science, pseudoscience and anecdotal evidence in the quest for journalistic integrity at the intersection of science and shamanism.
Ben Malcolm, known as Spirit Pharmacist, is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist who provides online education and consultation services that focus on how traditional medications to treat mental illnesses interact and interface with psychedelics.
Beth Weinstein is a spiritual business coach who helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs, coaches, spiritual leaders, and healers align with their purpose and grow their business.
Psychedelic & Spiritual Business Coach
Dr. Burnetta Thomas is cannabis entrepreneur. She teaches her clients how to launch a successful CBD brand and African-American women how to be successful business owners.
Burnetta (Bee) Thomas
Caitlin Thompson is a certified kambô practitioner serving kambô throughout the United States and Indonesia. She is a neurobiologist and independent scientific researcher currently conducting some of the first human research on kambô.
Medicine Frog Kambo
Cameron is the CEO and Co-founder of Retreat Guru - a retreat discovery platform. He is passionate about the intersection of work and spirituality. He has been a practitioner of Buddhism for over 20 years and lives in a small mountain town in British Columbia.
Carlos Tanner is the director of the Ayahuasca Foundation, located outside of Iquitos, Peru. He organizes healing retreats, educational courses, and medical research led by authentic Shipibo curanderos in the Amazon rainforest.
Carmen Jackman is a Washington, D.C. area-based designer, researcher, and organizer. She is the Development Associate and Staff Liaison for the Intersectionality Committee at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), the largest global youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs.
Cecilio Soria Gonzales is a Shipibo communicator and founder of Voz Indigena: La Hora Shipiba, a magazine about indigenous nations published in Shipibo and Spanish.
Cecilio Soria Gonzales
Chor is a visionary artist whose murals and art exhibitions have appeared all over the globe. As a Bwiti initiate, he integrates elements of iboga visions into his art. He is passionate about including the voices of our indigenous relations in the psychedelic renaissance.
Visionary Artist/Iboga Provider
Known as the Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham has made over 1500 appearances on radio programs and more than 500 TV programs worldwide. He is an author and educator on the topics of traditional botanical medicines, nutraceuticals, psychoactive plants, environmental and cultural preservation.
Christina Pratt is an author, teacher, and authentic, non-traditional shamanic healer with a full curriculum of online and in-person courses.
Last Mask Center
Daniel 'Sitaram Das' Shankin is a meditation & psychedelic integration specialist; he is the founder of Tam Integration and the organizer of the world's first Psilocybin Summit.
Daniel Sitaram Das Shankin
Tam Integration/Psilocybin Summit
Engaged Reciprocity: Becoming Allies & Bridgekeepers
In this 90-minute interactive Master Class, you will explore what it means to be indigenous allies and bridgekeepers, as well as the many forms of reciprocity that you can engage in. You’ll hear from:
Don’t be a keyboard warrior! Get strategies and tools to effectively collaborate and partner with indigenous communities, that creates real benefit and catalyzes positive change.
Elio Geusa is the director of AYA Healing Retreats. He works in Peru helping to facilitate life-changing plant medicine experiences alongside Shipibo curanderos.
AYA Healing Retreats
Elizabeth Bast is an iboga provider and coach specializing in sacred medicine support, addiction recovery, and visionary life design. She is a Bwiti initiate and the author of HEART MEDICINE: A True Love Story - One Couple's Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction.
Iboga Provider & Integration Coach
Françoise Bourzat is the Founder and Psychedelic Guide Trainer at the Center for Consciousness Medicine, a counselor in the SF Bay Area, a teacher at CIIS, the author of Consciousness Medicine, and a researcher in an FDA-approved study on psilocybin-assisted therapy for COVID-related grief.
Center for Consciousness Medicine/CIIS
George Cheng is a multi-disciplinary ancestral artist, member of a social justice-oriented hip-hop healing collective, an acting foreign liaison and organizer for the Huni Kuin Peoples Federation of the State of Acre down in Brazil (FEPHAC), and an active supporter of BIPOC healing spaces.
Ivan Sawyer García is founder and executive director of Voices of Amerikua a collaborative media lab that supports and promotes the voices of the indigenous people of North, Central and South America.
Ivan Sawyer García
Founder, Voices of Amerikua
Ismail Ali is an advocate and educator with a focus on just, ethical, and equitable drug policy reform. He currently serves as the Policy & Advocacy Counsel at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
Policy & Advocacy (MAPS)
Jason Prall is a health educator, practitioner, author, speaker, and filmmaker who is currently working on a film series which explores ancient methods of healing the mind, body, and soul, which have been used by indigenous cultures around the world.
The Human Longevity Project
Jazmin Pirozek, MSc is the founder of Boom Bay Integrative Healing. She works as a healer and teacher of Boreal forest plant medicines.
Boom Bay Integrative Healing
Jeremy Narby is an anthropologist and author who spent several years living with the Ashaninka in the Peruvian Amazon. He has written several books about the systems of knowledge of Amazonian peoples and their possible connection with science, such as The Cosmic Serpent and Intelligence in Nature.
Anthropologist & Author
Jimmy Piaguaje is a young indigenous leader of the Siekopai nation. He is a communicator for the organization Alianza Ceibo, partner of Amazon Frontlines. He is currently producing his feature length fiction film, Wajokone, about his grandparents confronting the first Spanish invaders.
Siekopai Leader & Filmmaker
Dr. Joseph Barsuglia is a research psychologist who has worked as an investigator and psychotherapist on the Phase 2 and 3 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD for MAPS. He has published over a dozen research papers on 5 MeO-DMT and ibogaine.
Research Psychologist, MAPS
Kat Courtney has been working with sacred plant medicines for 16 years, and is a vocal advocate for the ethical and sacred protection of both the plants and the indigenous cultures and traditions they have emerged from.
Kumiko Hayashi is a Japanese-American filmmaker from Santa Fe, NM, and an emerging voice in the plant medicine space. She helped produce the documentary Women of the White Buffalo, and directed the film The Roots Awaken. She works with indigenous storytellers from North, Central, and South America.
Filmmaker (The Roots Awaken)
Kyle Buller is the Co-Founder of the media and education platform and podcast Psychedelics Today. Heearned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology and master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology.
Lara Jacoski is a filmmaker valuing ancestral knowledge from mother earth and indigenous people, working with the Huni Kuin for the past 5 years. Director of the feature "Eskawata Kayawai" she shares about her experience going deep into the heart of the Amazon, and connecting with her own heart.
Filmmaker (Bem-te-vi Produções)
Dr. Lynn Marie Morski is the president of the Psychedelic Medicine Association, host of the Plant Medicine Podcast, the founder of Plant Medicine.org, a Mayo Clinic-trained physician in family medicine and sports medicine, as well as an attorney and former adjunct law professor.
Lynn Marie Morski
Psychedelic Medicine Association
Mareesa Stertz is a filmmaker and host behind the GaiaTV series, The Healing Powers, a community organizer in the psychedelic space, and cofounder/media director at Lucid News.
GaiaTV, Lucid News
Dr. Marie Mbouni is a soul shaman, spiritual coach, and facilitator of sacred ceremonies. She is a global feminine leadership expert who helps women entrepreneurs and business owners reach holistic success, alignment, and joy. She is the founder of Heart Leadership and the Super Creator method.
High Impact Manifestation Coach
Mike Margolies is the founder of Psychedelic Seminars, an educational conversation series on psychedelics, and co-founder of the CryptoPsychedelic Summit. Mike started the Baltimore Psychedelic Society and has sparked and mentored similar groups around the world from San Francisco to DC to Portugal.
Rak Razam is a legendary writer, entheonaut, and shamanic facilitator, who has been journeying on the edges of consciousness for over twenty years and bringing back wisdom for the global tribe.
Shamans of the Global Village
Ricard Faura leads biocultural sustainability initiatives at the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS) and is an associate professor at the Open University of Catalonia.
Shelby Hartman is co-founder of DoubleBlind, a media company at the forefront of the psychedelic movement. Her work has appeared in VICE, Quartz, the Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, among others.
As a sacred business coach, Shereen Sun awakens her clients' innate creative power and sacred purpose through understanding their unique elemental archetypes. She empowers and strategically supports women who want sustainable business growth that feels aligned and authentic.
How to Bypass Spiritual Bypass (Weaponizing Oneness & other Woke Foibles)
In this 90-minute interactive Master Class, you’ll be invited to submit your top spiritual bypasses to our panel of experts for (snarky) commentary. We’ll discuss what qualifies the statement as bypassing and harmful, and what to say instead.
Get ready to question your confirmation bias, learn a little history, expand racial awareness and deepen your sense of empathy.
Also known as Senen Yoi (meaning Speaking the Truth), Don Miguel began his apprenticeship as a curandero under his grandfather at a young age. He is adept at using a variety of plants to heal and treat ailments of many kinds, and is also a trained literature professor and Shipibo teacher.
Maestro Don Miguel
Shipibo Maestro AYA Healing Retreats
Shiri is a pioneering psychedelic integration teacher, activist, artist, visionary entrepreneur, author, and mother. Among her psychedelic creations are Psychedelic School - online psychedelic support training, The Psyched Soul Academy - integration coaching and certification, and PsychedeLiA LA.
Shiri M. Godasi
Tim Cools is a conscious entrepreneur, certified mindfulness teacher, and leadership coach. He is the founder of Psychedelic Experience, an online platform for facilitating global healing and personal growth via safe and responsible use of plant medicines and transformative psychedelic treatments.
Erica Jung got her start teaching yoga after a life altering trip to India. Known for her playful and challenging style that encourages removing fear and obstacles through self love and discovery. Erica aims to inspire by showing everyone is capable in any amount.
Spiritual & Integrative Guide
Tony Moss is a visual and recording artist who's work is a synthesis of passions in art, spirituality, and science, with emphasis on the evolution of human consciousness and potential.
Travis Bodick is an author, musician, and ceremonial medicine guide. He focuses on nature-based spiritual practices and especially entheogenic plant medicines, which he covers in his book The Plant Remedy: Plant Spirit Shamanism and Healing.
Healer & Author
Tricia Eastman is a writer, speaker, and advocate for the indigenous knowledge systems. Over the last decade she has been involved in projects related to preservation of sacred medicines, cultural traditions, and sacred sites.
As Founder & Chief Resilience Officer of Resilience Leadership, Dr. Taryn Marie gave birth to The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People, used for executive coaching, top-team effectiveness, leadership programs, workshops & keynote addresses.
Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal
Chief Resilience Officer, Resilience Leadership
Jesse Gould is the founder of the Heroic Hearts Project, one of the most prominent veteran voices pushing for psychedelic based therapies.
Heroic Hearts Project
Coach, consultant & educator guiding clients towards freedom from the internalized white supremacy and stories we have created around colonization & white supremacy that keeps us all imprisoned.
Dr. Tone Rawlings
Educator, Decolonizing the Heart
Greg Lawrence is a psychedelic integration and transformational coach at The Transpersonal Counseling Center, PsychedeLiA, and Innerspace Integration. He is also an energy worker and an active member of the Southern California psychedelic community.
Psychedelic Integration Specialist
Darren Springer is a teacher, researcher and event organizer based in London. He’s the Director of Ancient Future, convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts and Soul & Sound.
Darren Le Baron
Director, Ancient Future, Convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings
Ella Cook is Co-founder of School of Magic. A community and online learning program where we teach retreat leaders & coaches the proven marketing and business strategies they need to successfully fill their experiences.
Co-founder, School of Magic
Rob (a.k.a. Adeptus Psychonautica) is a rising YouTube star that vlogs reviews of ayahuasca retreats, trip reports on personal experiences, commentary on hot topics related to psychedelics & other musings
Dr. Tone Rawlings
Merrill has been deeply involved is studying and teaching the esoteric wisdom of the Western Mystery School tradition and comparative world religions for over 20 years.
Chief Enlightenment Officer
Farrah Diani is a California based Psychotherapist/ art therapist with a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of California Irvine.
She is a Kundalini yoga/Hatha yoga instructor and is certified in Reiki and sound healing as well as a certified IAKP advanced Kambo (Kumpuc) practitioner.
Acclaimed Chef & Food Network Star
The Path to Evolved Leadership & Conscious Enterprise
In this 90-minute Live panel discussion, you will hear from business leaders who intentionally leverage plant medicines as a tool of personal growth and leadership innovation. You’ll hear from:
Discover what it takes to heal yourself, face your shadow, lead your company and embrace the commitment to solve the world’s most pressing concerns through entrepreneurship.
MEET YOUR HOST
Deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, Lorna Liana discovered her purpose and her divine calling while drinking visionary plant medicines with indigenous shamans. She was given a mission:
“To leverage emerging technologies to preserve indigenous traditions, so that ancient wisdom can benefit the modern world, and technology can empower indigenous people.”
In pursuit of this mission, Lorna became a new media strategist to sustainable brands, social ventures and visionary entrepreneurs, helping them attract their tribe and ignite a movement around their mission-driven businesses. Through podcasting, video blogging and social media, she shares the stories of both indigenous people and the world’s foremost experts in psychedelic science, modern shamanism, and consciousness research to inspire each and every one of us to explore the depths of our minds, spirits, planet…and evolve.
For the past 4 years Lorna has built her business as a digital nomad, living in Thailand, Bali, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Spain. She helps intuitives become visionary leaders, and visionary leaders inspire a movement.
About the Artist
Luis arrived on Earth at the Pucallpa, Peru in 1983. He spent time growing up on the Ucayali river’s side, with the rhythm of the seasons and the experiences that Life brings him. As young as he was, he was already amazed by the beauty of Nature, and by its sensitivity and perfection.
Luis has fond memories with his father who was a both builder. His father was a digout canoe builder. He was inspired to do the same.
In 2002, he decided to enter the Eduardo Meza Saravia School of Art in his hometown, Pucallpa, where he spent five years in academic training. At the end of this cycle, Luis dedicates his plastic research to abstract art, merging forms and textures.
It is when he connects to the Sacred Medicine of his ancestors that he begins to paint his own visions, in a magical and multidimensional style.
Today, through his art, Luis transmits a message of communion between the human being and the earth. Whether it is through the four elements, stones, plants, trees or animals, nature offers us an unlimited teaching. Luis has always been fascinated by the deep relationship that human being can develop with all these worlds, all this makes Human a unique Being, full of wonderful abilities.
Luis transmits his visions and perceptions with the clear intention to spread his Love and Gratitude for Life and for the Earth that makes this experience possible.
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A shaman can be defined as an earth-centered community guide and healer who travels between worlds to gather and transmit information that helps individuals and the community.
While the origin of the word “shaman” is believed to come from the Tungus Evenki language of North Asia, whose word “saman” means (very roughly) holder of knowledge. The term “shamanism” was first applied by Western anthropologists as outside observers of the ancient religion of the Turks and Mongols, as well as those of the neighbouring Tungusic and Samoyedic-speaking peoples.
Upon observing more religious traditions across the world, some Western anthropologists began to also use the term in a very broad sense. It was used to describe unrelated magico-religious practices found within the ethnic religions of other parts of Asia, Africa, Australasia, and even completely unrelated parts of the Americas, as they believed these practices to be similar to one another.
Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian and leading interpreter of religious experience, writes "A first definition of this complex phenomenon, and perhaps the least hazardous, will be: shamanism = 'technique of religious ecstasy'."
While it may seem impossible to define such a broad range of phenomena experienced by a pantheon of distinct spiritual and religious practices under a single word derived from North Asian culture, and some argue, to do so is “cultural appropriation”...
The truth is, from a linguistic perspective, language often follows and evolves based on commonly accepted understanding of what a word means by its users. So while the word curanderismo is more accurate when describing ayahuasca shamanism, and pajelança is more accurate in describing shamanism on the other side of the border in Brazil, in the English language the word “ayahuasca shamanism” dominates keyword searches for this phenomenon.
And so it is that “shaman” and “shamanism” have become the accepted, most commonly used words that describe the ancient practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world in order to affect real change.
A “shaman” is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits. A shaman acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual and elemental forces, and affect outcomes in the physical world. Typically such people enter a trance state during a ritual, and practice divination and healing.
This is not an event based on indigenous teachings. This Summit is a practical orientation guide to contemporary medicine culture and presents a general overview of core shamanic concepts found across numerous cultures.
This program does not offer any indigenous spiritual teachings that are considered to be secret or restricted knowledge reserved for people initiated into a specific lineage.
This program does present different cultures and spiritual traditions, so that if students wish to receive indigenous teachings directly, they will be better oriented towards connecting with a lineage and teachers.
All experts featured in this program have shared their knowledge freely. The indigenous who are featured in this event have granted permission for their knowledge to be shared in the program.
The commodification of plants, and the expansion of their commerce beyond their native regions has been a practice as old as human civilization. Coffee, cinnamon, potatoes, ginseng, tobacco, sage, and reishi mushrooms were all once “indigenous”.
Many plant medicines, like ayahuasca, have been “commercialized” for a long time already. Like doctors of today, in the Upper Amazon, shamans and healers have always received payment for healing services, whether in cash, food, or traded labor, like helping out with the harvest.
These sacred plant medicines were long administered as part of a holistic health care system, by shamans and healers who received some form of exchange for their services.
While indeed the plants growing in Nature ARE free, it takes a lot of time, energy and expertise to find them, extract them, then make them into medicine. It also takes considerable time, energy, and expense to lead an all-night ceremony. Typically this labor isn’t free.
Most of the people who believe that “sacred plant medicine should be free” are Westerners who confuse plant medicine shamanism with Eastern spiritual traditions, where spiritual services were conducted for free for the community, and the community regularly tithed the monastery cash and harvest on a monthly basis, allowing monks and nuns to focus entirely on spiritual practices.
To expect indigenous people and native Amazonians to do all of this without pay, is not so different to the colonialism that once made the indigenous slaves of the conquistadors.
We expect to be paid for our work. We pay doctors in the West. Why shouldn’t plant medicine healers and shamans be paid well also?