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[Los Angeles] Autism On Acid: How LSD Helped Me Bridge the Autistic-Neurotypical Divide
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Autism On Acid: How LSD Helped Me Bridge the Autistic-Neurotypical Divide

At the age of 27—after a lifetime of struggling with autism spectrum disorder and concurrent clinical depression—Aaron Paul Orsini received a dose of LSD that gave him access to emotional and social intuition for the very first time. This 75-minute talk includes Aaron’s first-hand account of his LSD-assisted breakthroughs in behavioral and occupational therapy, as detailed in his newly published essay, “Autism on Acid”, paired with evidence-based theories on the mechanisms of action of LSD, and explorations of how LSD and other 5-HT2A Agonists could be used as “neurological contact lenses” for those struggling with social, emotional, and sensory disabilities.

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[San Diego] Integration, Hypnotherapy, & Psychedelic Cannabis
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] Integration, Hypnotherapy, & Psychedelic Cannabis

  • Sanford Medical Education and Telemedicine Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Carol will discuss hypnosis and hypnotherapy as both an alternative and a complement to the psychedelic experience. Carol will also share about the process of integrating psychedelic experiences appropriately and meaningfully into our lives—integration is everything! She will also present information about the new modality developed by Daniel McQueen of Medicinal Mindfulness; cannabis-assisted therapy and cannabis psychedelic journeys. This novel approach to intentional, ceremonial cannabis use has been demonstrated to be just as deeply powerful and profound as psychedelic medicines such as ayahuasca, DMT, psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA.

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[Los Angeles] InnerSpace Integration Community Social
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

[Los Angeles] InnerSpace Integration Community Social

InnerSpace Integration (ISI) and Los Angeles Medicinal Plant Society (LAMPS) is coming together to create community where attendees will have a chance to meet and socialize with fellow members of the Los Angeles psychedelic & plant medicine community. For our members who want to connect more or anyone who is curious about non-ordinary states of consciousness-you all are welcome! Attendees will also have a chance to meet various members & facilitators of the InnerSpace Integration network and LAMPS.

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Demystifying Shipibo Plant Medicine Technology with Robin York
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Demystifying Shipibo Plant Medicine Technology with Robin York

In this lecture, dedicated Shipibo apprentice, Robin York (Mananxawe Huni), will share his experiences of living in the Amazon with the Shipibo tribe and studying plant medicine with Papa Gilberto Mahua, one of the last great medicós (plant doctors) of our time. The Mahua family tradition is an ancient, universally respected lineage of master healers that have cultivated a profound understanding of the healing trees and plants of the jungle. Robin will explain how this process known as plant dieting is, in fact, an ancient technology, because the spirits of the plants transmit their knowledge to the student through a series of challenges, or pruebas. These pruebas test the dedication and commitment of the student (dietero), both during and after the diet is completed.

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[Los Angeles] Revealing the Shadow: A Panel on Healing the Unseen
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] 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.

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[Los Angeles] Sitting Safe: Ceremony Preparation and Risk Reduction
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Sitting Safe: Ceremony Preparation and Risk Reduction

How do we, as a community, create a space for the conversation about 'right relationship' with these life-changing earth medicines? In the coming months, we aim to introduce a number of topics that we will expand upon with the help of the medicine community and integration network. This month we will begin this conversation with the first topic around recommendations to seekers around what questions they should be considering asking themselves and potential facilitators before they decide to join a circle. 

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[Los Angeles] Microdosing: Integrating Psychedelics Into Modern Life
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Microdosing: Integrating Psychedelics Into Modern Life

Join founder of The Third Wave, Paul Austin, for an evening of discussion, insight, and entertainment revolving around the topic of microdosing psychedelics. Microdosing has been hot as of late, popping up in nearly every mainstream media outlet, major publishing houses, and even in primetime TV shows. But WHY has microdosing gained so much popularity in such a brief period of time?

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[San Diego] Microdosing: Integrating Psychedelics Into Modern Life
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] Microdosing: Integrating Psychedelics Into Modern Life

  • UCSD Campus, Center Hall room 115 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join founder of The Third Wave, Paul Austin, for an evening of discussion, insight, and entertainment revolving around the topic of microdosing psychedelics. Microdosing has been hot as of late, popping up in nearly every mainstream media outlet, major publishing houses, and even in primetime TV shows. But WHY has microdosing gained so much popularity in such a brief period of time?

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 [San Diego] Psychedelic Awareness Discussion Panel : Rethinking Drug Policy
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] Psychedelic Awareness Discussion Panel : Rethinking Drug Policy

  • UCSD campus, center hall room 113 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As scientific research expands in psychedelic medicine, public opinion is rapidly shifting. As psychedelic medicines seem poised to be accepted by the FDA, the broader medical community, and, increasingly, in society's mainstream, the right questions must be asked to ensure human rights-based and justice-informed policy reform. Even with broader acceptance of these compounds, many people will still face criminalization and prosecution for possession, disproportionately affecting communities of color. It's time to start talking about reforming drug policy so that psychedelic interventions are not only destigmatized by science but also accessible to all, including the historically marginalized and oppressed. Join us for the first, and long-overdue Aware Project panel in which we discuss the next steps of psychedelic activism and affecting drug policy reform that serves the greater good of public health, social justice, and human rights.

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[Los Angeles] Facing the Shadow: Community discussion on diversity & privilege
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Facing the Shadow: Community discussion on diversity & privilege

Over the next few months the Aware Project is planning a new series of events, the Psychedelic Community Dialogue series, to create space to have these important conversations. Let’s come together in community to address what we need, the standards we want to set, and the future we want to create.

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[Los Angeles] Facing the Shadow: Community discussion around sex and power
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Facing the Shadow: Community discussion around sex and power

Join the Aware Project and leaders in the Southern California psychedelic/entheogenic community for a panel and community discussion of issues of power, sexuality, gender, race, and ethical practice.

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[Los Angeles] "Holding Space" for Sacred Ceremony with Psychedelic Sacraments
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] "Holding Space" for Sacred Ceremony with Psychedelic Sacraments

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.

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