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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] Psychedelics: In Spirituality and Religion
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Psychedelics: In Spirituality and Religion

Join us for a deep dive into the mystical facets of psychedelics and how they've helped people discover their soul’s true purpose. Drawing from his personal journey and anthropological research, author Jerry Brown will share explorations into psychedelic's rich religious history, illustrating examples with stunning photographs of magic mushrooms in medieval Christian art. Learn about his studies on how psychedelics can lead to life-changing insights for passion, purpose and healing; and explore a future where psychedelics affect and form spirituality and religion.

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[Los Angeles] Sacred Traditions of the Yawanawá
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

[Los Angeles] Sacred Traditions of the Yawanawá

Come and join us for this super special evening of cultural sharing of the Yawanawá tribe, who live deep in the Amazon of Brazil. We are very excited to invite you to this rare gathering of not only Matsini, the chief and paje of Mutum, but also his wife and two of his 14 children.

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[Los Angeles] Becoming a Voice for the Plants
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Becoming a Voice for the Plants

Adam Roa and Azrya Cohen have been in a deep communion with altered states of consciousness for the past seven years. During this talk, Adam and Azrya will share the step-by-step journey they’ve been on to turn Media into Medicine, and use their background in filmmaking and storytelling to elevate human consciousness as shepherds of humanity through a global phase shift of Awakening to Empathy.

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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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The Future of Psychedelic Medicine in Los Angeles
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Future of Psychedelic Medicine in Los Angeles

Increasing access and availability to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy means we are at the cusp of a revolution in the medical treatment of mental health issues. The current state of psychedelics within the fields of psychiatry and mental health will be presented, as well as the future for center based access to these medicines in Los Angeles in 2019 and beyond.

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[Los Angeles] An Evening With Graham Hancock
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

[Los Angeles] An Evening With Graham Hancock

Most famous for his controversial bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods – first published in 1995, translated into 27 languages and sold over 3 million copies. Graham has also become a leading spokesperson about the ‘War on Drugs’, or what he has famously dubbed the ‘War on Consciousness’, highlighting the pivotal role that various sacred, psychoactive plants have played in the evolution of cultures around the globe and even the human understanding of consciousness itself.

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[San Diego] Accessing Non-ordinary States through Holotropic Breathwork
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] Accessing Non-ordinary States through Holotropic Breathwork

Holotropic Breathwork is a highly experiential, powerful method of self-exploration and healing, that combines fast, deep, and circular breathing, evocative music, focused release bodywork, mandala drawing & group sharing. The emphasis is on creating a safe space in which each participant can enter a expanded state of consciousness, and surrender fully to all the sensations, feelings, energy movement, visions, memories, etc. that can arise during the session. Join us for a presentation and intro workshop on holotropic breath work by Veronica Munoz!

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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] Embodying the Healthy Masculine through plant medicines
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Embodying the Healthy Masculine through plant medicines

Join us for a panel conversation about the intersection of Masculinity and Medicine. 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.

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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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CANCELED [San Diego] No Guru. No Method. No Teacher: Iboga & The Healer Within
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

CANCELED [San Diego] No Guru. No Method. No Teacher: Iboga & The Healer Within

Please join us for a wide-ranging conversation with Dimitri Mugianis, where we will discuss the traditional and medical history of iboga, the commodification of plant medicines, and the dangers inherent in the trend of medicalizing iboga. 

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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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[Los Angeles] The Making of 'Better Living Through Chemistry' - The Shulgin Documentary
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] The Making of 'Better Living Through Chemistry' - The Shulgin Documentary

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the hottest psychedelic film in production: Better Living Through Chemistry: The Work of Ann and Sasha Shulgin. The film focuses on the psychedelic godparents of MDMA, their chemical romance, and their significant contributions to psychedelic chemistry, therapy and research.

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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] Kratom: The Download with Lauren LaRose & Amalesh Parajuli
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] 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.

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 [San Diego] Bicycle Day Celebration: How Psychedelics Influence Art and Creativity
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] Bicycle Day Celebration: How Psychedelics Influence Art and Creativity

On April 19, 1943, Albert Hofmann, a chemist for Sandoz, in Basel, Switzerland, ingested a minute amount—just 250 micrograms--of a compound derived from the ergot fungus. He soon felt so disoriented that he rode his bicycle home, where he experienced all the heavenly and hellish effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. Hoffman experienced a number of remarkable sensations and alterations of his state of consciousness, leading him to further investigate what would become one of the most popular psychedelic substances in history. Bicycle day commemorates the first intentional consumption of LSD known to humankind, and provides an account of a wild, psychedelic journey that resulted in a revolution.

Join us for a night of celebration with local psychedelic-inspired artists coming together to showcase their work, and participate in a panel discussion on the effects of psychedelics on creativity. Come join like-minded people for food, drink, art, and good conversation

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[Los Angeles] Connections 5 w/ William Llerena Murayari
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Connections 5 w/ William Llerena Murayari

We will host an informative conversation that allows our community in California to receive a first-hand perspective about amazonian plant medicines as a path promoting a healthy, holistic way of life that is first of all preventative in its approach to disease, while also going deeper in how disease, illness, and so forth can be healed with the help of the plants after it has already manifested in an individual.

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[Los Angeles] From Mystery to Integration w. Joe Tafur & Rachel Harris
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] From Mystery to Integration w. Joe Tafur & Rachel Harris

Medical doctor, Joe Tafur, and psychologist, Rachel Harris, will discuss their books, interview each other, and share their stories. We'll explore different models of how healing happens with ayahuasca biochemically, neurologically, psychologically, and spiritually (from a Western and indigenous perspective). We'll consider the role of intention before the ceremony, navigation during the ceremony and discernment, and behavior change after the ceremony. We promise love, laughter, and time for questions.

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 [San Diego] Preparation and Integration in Addiction Recovery with Ibogaine
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] Preparation and Integration in Addiction Recovery with Ibogaine

Ibogaine is a powerful psychedelic medicine that facilitates in the healing process of addiction, PTSD and depression through a physiological resetting of the brain as well as profound personalized visions and deep introspective thought of one’s own life, and their relationship with the world around them. Ibogaine can act as one of the most powerful tools available in helping transcend addiction and the debilitating obstacles present in one’s life. However, what a person does for the weeks leading up to, and months following ibogaine treatment are crucial and can be the ultimate factor which dictates the overall effectiveness and break-throughs gained through the experience. Therefore, coaching and aftercare is of paramount importance in the overall transformational process. Through this extremely intense and difficult experience, ibogaine acts as an interrupter in a person’s addiction, and offers profound and lasting healing potential. Transformational recovery coaching provides the afflicted person with the necessary tools to help them prepare for, navigate through, and then practically integrate the experience into their day-to-day lives. This journey is a step-by-step process, and Tyler will breakdown that process through a spiritual, scientific and pragmatic lens which will be easily digestible to understand.

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[Los Angeles] Getting the word out: Filming the Healing Powers of Weed & Plants
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Getting the word out: Filming the Healing Powers of Weed & Plants

The Healing Powers (of weed, plants, and other mindful experiences) is a documentary serie that seeks to change that. Join us in a preview screening of The Healing Powers and a discussion where we explore what needs to happen to bring more people to the conversation on psychedelics.

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[Los Angeles] The Magic Of Mushrooms
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] The Magic Of Mushrooms

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!

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[Los Angeles] CURA: Documentary sneak-peek, discussion, & gathering
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] CURA: Documentary sneak-peek, discussion, & gathering

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.

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[Los Angeles] Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine w/ the Yawanawa
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine w/ the Yawanawa

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.

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