Revealing the Shadow: A Panel on Healing the Unseen

Revealing the Shadow: A Panel on Healing the Unseen

Shadow work is a process of uncovering the aspects of personality that we're often completely unaware of. Join our panel for a discussion on how to reveal, accept, and integrate the shadow, find the gifts hidden within it, and learn how medicines supports this process.

Embodying the Healthy Masculine Through Plant Medicine

Embodying the Healthy Masculine Through Plant Medicine

A panel conversation about the intersection of Masculinity and Medicine with panelists: Reginald McKiver, Belinda Woolfson, Enrico Moses, Aubert Bastiat & moderated by Preston Lopez. We will discuss what it is to be masculine in today's world, the role systematic structures play, what needs to be nourished in men as we shift into ever more integrated ways of being, and how medicine can support this process.

Facing the Shadow: Community discussion on diversity & privilege

Facing the Shadow: Community discussion on diversity & privilege

Facing the Shadow: Community discussions on diversity, race, and privilege in psychedelics psychedelics/entheogens

Facing the Shadow: Community discussion #1 on sexuality and power

Facing the Shadow: Community discussion #1 on sexuality and power

We will focus this discussion around sexuality, sexual dynamics, and power in psychedelics/entheogens. The national and international community has been embroiled with conversations around abuses of power and sexual misconduct. Recent events in our own Southern California community show similar patterns. Let us come together to discuss what is needed to provide healing spaces for victims, council for perpetrators, and a vocal culture of zero tolerance for abuses of power.

Kratom: The Download with Lauren LaRose & Amalesh Parajuli

Kratom: The Download with Lauren LaRose & Amalesh Parajuli

Kratom (Mytragina speciosa), a tree native to Southeast Asia has a rich history of traditional use as a panacea throughout the region. Kratom has gained popularity in our modern world as an alternative to opioid pain management. Given the current opioid crisis and the benefits of Kratom, our intention is to share information and our experiences with this powerful plant ally.

Bicycle Day L.A.: Trauma Victim to Public Advocate

Bicycle Day L.A.: Trauma Victim to Public Advocate

Rachel Hope was one of the first participants treated for chronic, treatment resistant PTSD in the MAPS-sponsored clinical trial that used MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Rachel will speak on her message of personal life-saving transformation from decades of crippling trauma, failed therapies and prescribed drugs to a sustained, drug free recovery through MDMA-assisted therapy, ecstatic dance, and public activism. The three MDMA-assisted psychotherapy sessions set the stage for Rachel to be her own healer.