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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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[Los Angeles] Ayahuasca Manifested: Tapping into Visionary State
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Ayahuasca Manifested: Tapping into Visionary State

In this inspiring mini-workshop, Laura Dawn draws from ancient wisdom and the latest research in the fields of neuroscience, psychedelic studies, and quantum physics to share how ayahuasca can work as a powerful tool for manifestation. Plant medicines work to shift your focus and perception and ultimately attune our awareness to quantum reality. Laura will guide us how to tap into that visionary state to create an inner vision and transmute it into real life.

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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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[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)
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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] 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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 [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] 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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[San Diego] The True Entourage Effect
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] The True Entourage Effect

  • 3705 10th Ave San Diego, CA 92103-4416 United States (map)
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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.

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[Los Angeles] The Diligent Intention: How MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy Saved My Life
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] The Diligent Intention: How MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy Saved My Life

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.

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[Los Angeles] Manifesting Visions: Extended-State DMT & TransCannabis Research
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Manifesting Visions: Extended-State DMT & TransCannabis Research

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.

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[Los Angeles] Cannabis: Pyschedlia's Best Kept Secret
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] Cannabis: Pyschedlia's Best Kept Secret

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.

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[San Diego] A Late and Unexpected Journey into Psychedelics
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

[San Diego] A Late and Unexpected Journey into Psychedelics

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.

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[Los Angeles] The MAPS Podcast LIVE with Zach Leary
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

[Los Angeles] The MAPS Podcast LIVE with Zach Leary

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.

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