Embody the potent medicine that mushrooms have to offer. Dive into our sacred relationship with this all encompassing powerful organism. Learn how fungi have shaped Homo sapiens throughout time and space. Learn how we as humans can ally with mushrooms to heal trauma, PTSD, depression, addiction, anxiety, and more!
Film Preview in Echo Park: Cura presents an inspiring story of the healing power of family, community, and ceremony in the midst of the brutal American public health and criminal justice landscapes. This event will be co-hosted by Cura's Production team members Steve Holmgren and Francesca Alfano, and Filmmaker Ethan Goldwater.
There is a way of working with iboga which seems to have been largely overlooked: By combining relatively small amounts of Iboga with cannabis, individuals can have an experience similar to a flood dose without being immobilized for long periods.
Join us for an evening of connection, healing and celebration with the Yawanawa lineage from the Amazon Forest.
We feel blessed to invite you to sit with Isku Kua and Pêu in a moment that the planet and ourselves need healing, prayers and truthful respect. From an unique and special place deep in the Amazonian forest, wherein lies a culture of a profound spiritual knowledge which has been passed down for generations, since time immemorial.
Whether informally “sitting” for a friend in assisting to guide them through their first psychedelic experience to working with small or even larger groups in crafting a more formal ritualized ceremony with psychedelic sacraments; there exist effective and time-tested techniques that can be utilized and employed to more effectively influence “mindset” and craft solid sacred space, or “setting”, that can provide a significant impact on the successful outcome of psychedelic & entheogenic experiences.
An update on the portfolio of MAPS-sponsored clinical trials, paving the way for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to become a legal prescription medicine. Hundreds of trained providers will be needed once this treatment is approved, find out how to become a legal MDMA therapist.
Chef Brandon Allen will be discussing the power of very specific metabolic state called Ketosis, which empowers our mitochondria, energy production, and cell function, which ultimately enhances the effects and purity of supplementing with cannabinoids and psychedelics.
John Saul shares his story about how he harnessed the experience of being a study subject in the MAPS-sponsored study: “MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of anxiety due to life-threatening illness” to emerge from very dark circumstances, rebuild his fortitude and take another turn at living life.
In this talk Javier Regueiro will present his two newly published books on San Pedro/Huachuma and Ayahuasca and speak about the plant medicine healing process, its benefits, and challenges. He will devote particular attention to the theme of integration and the issue of safety in plant medicine circles.
In the Manifesting Visions presentation, Daniel will share his experience on working with cannabis as a psychedelic (TransCannabis) and how we can use transformational journeys with cannabis and breathwork to treat trauma and PTSD on a large scale for societal healing. Daniel will discuss how this practice supports new paradigm research on Extended-State DMT (DMTx), why DMTx research is important to psychedelic society, and how extended experiences in the DMT-scape could lead to a new revolution in psychedelic sciences.
Regardless of the mixed ethnicities prevalent throughout the Peruvian Amazon, the prehistoric traditions and indigenous wisdom held and practiced by those who have been raised to live and survive in the jungle have not changed. In the Peruvian Amazon, the primary shamanic practice, whether it be with the indigenous Shipibo Indians or mestizos, is centered around the Ayahuasca Vine, which is referred to as the "Mother of the Plants".
Using the combination of set, setting, and skill, Preston Lopez unpacks the hidden potential of cannabis to create powerfully healing experiences. His method integrates the non-ordinary state induced by Cannabis with mindfulness practices, somatic trauma release techniques, and shadow work to provide uniquely healing journeys and sustainable personal transformation.
This is a personal story of how military psychologist Michael Villanueva PhD, came study the EEG and psychedelics and how psychedelics illuminated the need for good neuroscience. Despite professional fears and lack of good psychedelic science, He worked to understand the EEG within the psychedelic state.
[Los Angeles] Right Relationship with Plants Is Right Relationship with Life: A Panel Discussion With I.AM.LIFE
In this panel discussion, leaders from the I.AM.LIFE community come together to discuss how to walk in right relationship with self, other and the world through honoring plants, elders, and indigenous cultures.
Join us for a special evening that has the classic Aware Project salon format morphing into a live version of the MAPS Podcast for one night only! The podcast will be a panel format and will include Ashley Booth, Zach Leary and other guests to be announced.
The Last Shaman is the story of James Freeman, a young man who decides to take matters in his own hands when faced with incurable depression. He undergoes a life-changing journey in the Amazon jungle that brings him a deeper understanding and acceptance of self. Along the way, he experiences the healing properties of the tribal plant medicine Ayahuasca and the world around it.
Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Addiction, Pain, PTSD, Cancer, and over 200 different conditions have been effectively treated with cannabis. How is it possible that a single plant can have such wide ranging efficacy?
Over a period of six years, Joe Tafur, MD lived and worked in the Peruvian Amazon at the traditional healing center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. There he worked closely with master Shipibo shaman Ricardo Amaringo and trained in ayahuasca shamanism. He has recently published a book about his unique experiences and developing theories entitled: The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine.
"We decided the best way to get more stories & widen the community would be a continent-crossing storytelling tour centered..."
"we decided the best way to get more stories & widen the community would be a continent-crossing storytelling tour centered "
Please join us for this historic six-day global gathering, featuring three days of conference presentations and three days of workshops, a Sunset Cruise on the San Francisco Bay, the world's first Psychedelic Comedy Banquet, and much more.
We don’t want to end up in a world where psychedelics are legal for a privileged few, while communities who have historically suffered the worst harms of prohibition remain criminalized.
The goal of this talk is to describe what is known about ayahuasca’s pharmacology, outline adverse food and drug combinations with ayahuasca, and provide an overview of current clinical data supporting treatment of mental illness with ayahuasca.
Ashley Booth Presents: "I'm excited to spark a dialogue with the community about what comes next for the Aware Project. I will briefly go over why I created the Aware Project, what we have accomplished so far, and some ideas on where we can go from here. Then, I want to open up the conversation to the community for a dialogue about what we want to create together. If you have been wanting to participate more in the Aware Project, we are looking forward to creating a collaborative space and getting more people involved. Come with your ideas!"
BIO: Most of you already know Ashley, founder of the Aware Project. You may not know that Ashley's background is in the sciences, and that she has a Masters in Physical Oceanography. Since 2006, Ashley has worked at prominent universities and state environmental agencies. Concurrently, Ashley found herself diving deeper and deeper into the festival scene, exploring the fringes of consciousness and culture. Early in 2013 Ashley experienced a profound entheogenic experience, which, for the next few years, ignited the fire of activism in her heart, and led her ultimately to create the Aware Project: Rethinking Psychedelics. This led Ashley to leave her job, as she embarked on a career shift into advocacy work and counseling. In the last year, Ashley co-founded InnerSpace Integration, completed the first half of a somatic psychotherapy training program, was hired by Crossroads Treatment Center in Mexico as a psychospiritual counselor, and participated in the MAPS therapist training. This coming year, she will serve as project coordinator for the Los Angeles clinical trail for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. She is also on her way back to graduate school, on a path to licensure.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This group is being designed as a secure space. It is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances. Do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to buy them. Members who violate these basic house rules will be removed from the group and will not be allowed to attend future events
Explore how small doses of entheogenic plants can increase your energy and enhance your creativity! In certain circles, microdosing is all the rage. As Alternet recently reported, “Microdosing refers to taking extremely small doses of psychedelics, so small that the affects usually associated with such drugs are not evident or are "sub-perceptual," while going about one's daily activities. It's being done by anyone from harried professionals to extreme athletes to senior citizen businesswomen, and they're claiming serious benefits from it.” In this talk, Fabian will describe how microdosing works upon the body and spirit — from medical, scientific, and shamanic perspectives.
Fabian Michael Piorkowsky was the first to develop a process for alchemical microdosing with plant spirit medicines — ayahuasca, san pedro, iboga — years before it became a trend. Now he is taking this approach to the next level by using an alchemical spagyric process, rather than simple dilution, to obtain the plant essences. Fabian uses ancient healing modalities and sacred plant medicine in a modern and integrated approach to provide life changing experiences, healing and transformation beyond what each of those modalities and techniques are capable of on their own. Fabian follows a multidisciplinary approach in order to get a more holistic understanding of healing, having studied Chemistry and Physics, and various systems of spiritual philosophy such as the Vedas, Kabbalah, Buddhism and several indigenous and Shamanic traditions. Apart from his direct work with people on retreats and in one on one sessions he is also very involved in spreading information and knowledge about ancient medicine and traditional healing through talks on conferences and coverage in the mainstream press as well as spiritual documentaries.
Fabian was featured in the documentary "The Reality of Truth" which explores the relationship between spirituality, religion, and psychedelics. Featuring first of its kind interviews with the top thought leaders in the world including Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Ram Dass, David Lynch, Fabian Michael Piorkowsky & many more. https://therealityoftruth.com/the-film/. Fabian is also featured regularly in main stream print press, for instance Marie Claire, Glamour Paris, Elle Magazine and others: http://www.glamourparis.com/amour-et-sexe/actualite/articles/c-est-dans-le-mag-trip-chamanique-la-nouvelle-therapie-spirituelle/24090