We produce events in Southern California to learn from prominent community members and engage in dialogue about the mindful use of psychedelics.
We host and co-host three event series:
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.
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.
In this talk we will discuss the history of Kambo, its uses in shamanism, and its recent rise in modern western practicalities.
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 purpose of this talk is to describe what’s 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.
Aware Project San Diego was excited to host Alex Banach to share his story of a near death experience and his transformation through psychedelics through the lenses of his neurobiology education.
The Zendo Project provides a supportive environment and specialized care designed to transform difficult psychedelic experiences into valuable learning opportunities, and even potentially offer healing and growth.
After the conference and festivities in SF, members of Psymposia continued their West Coast psychedelic storytelling tour and the Aware Project was excited to host them in Los Angeles and San Diego!
This talk will address observation and discussion of advantages and disadvantages this generation is facing when it comes to entheogenic use.
Dr. Cahn packed the house for his talk on his ongoing research of mediation and psychedelic brain states.
Tricia will be discussing some of the up-and-coming issues in psychedelics such as sustainability of earth medicines, new research chemicals, and neoshamanism.
This talk briefly explores the difference between psychedelic psychotherapy and more traditional shamanic plant medicine experiences, and the benefits and limitations of each.
For our 3rd event in San Diego, we were honored to host friend, Charles Johnston to the Psychedelic Awareness Salon. His story of transformation, commitment to service, and wisdom inspired all of us.
Fabian Piorkowsky has been sharing his research on microdosing and the use of alchemical processes to harness the healing properties of entheogenic plants to Angelenos for the past few months
We were excited to finally host Emanuel Sferios at the Psychedelic Awareness Salon. We have been admiring his work from a far for a while! He has been an invaluable member of the community as the founder of Dancesafe and now the director of 'MDMA, The Movie'.
We were thrilled to have Tony Moss at the Salon. Tony has been a role model in gathering in conscious community and bring heart in one's life and work.
The Aware Project is partnering with the 920 Coalition (www.920coalition.org) to host Dr. David Tripp (No, really, his name is Dr. Tripp!) from Antioch University Los Angeles.
The Aware Project San Diego is excited to host Ellen Watson as our September speaker. She will be speaking about her long term relationship with MAPS as a founding member, the nature of the research she did in the 80’s & 90’s, and her time at Esalen with Terence McKenna, Dr. Stan Grof and others.
We are excited to host friends of the Salon Dr. Marta and Dr. Ryan to share their research on ketamine. This will be a great update on the current status and progress of developing psychedelics into legal medicines!
We are excited to host Shane Mauss to bring his psychedelic comedy show that combines comedy, science, and psychedelics to the Psychedelic Awareness Salon!
This is the inaugural event kicking of AWARE PROJECT SAN DIEGO: Rethinking Psychedelics. It is also a FUNdraiser for the revolutionary work that the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS.org) is doing to lift the stigma about psychedelic compounds and advance scientific and therapeutic research.
July is shaping up to be a burst of creativity! Starting with Jason Robert Winfield performing, 'Myth of Myself – An Evening with Alan Watts'.
The Aware Project co-hosted a special screening of Dying to Know, followed by Q&A with Zach Leary.
Merrill Ward travels from Ashland, OR to share an extended version of the talk he gave at the Exploring Psychedelics Conference in April 2016.
Friends of the Aware Project, author, Elizabeth Bast and artist, Chor Boogie join us at the Psychedelic Awareness Salon to talk about their healing journey with iboga.
We are starting a 5-MeO-DMT awareness holiday! The 5th of May will now be 'Cinco de Sapo' in honor of the Sonoran desert toad (sapo = toad in Spanish). We are thrilled to host James Oroc, author of 'Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad; A Journey from Burning Man to the Akashic Field', one of the seminal works on 5-MeO-DMT.
The Aware Project is excited to host our 2nd annual Bicycle Day L.A. celebration! bicycleday.la
The Aware Project is excited to present something NEW! Michael Kass will be performing his one-man-show, 'Ceremony,' directed by Diana Wyenn!
This month we hosted Ashley Tomasino. Ashley is currently completing her Doctorate from Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with her thesis and research on ‘Ayahuasca and the Treatment of Shen Disturbance (Psychological Disorders).’ www.ashleytomasino.com
We are thrilled to be hosting our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Psychedelic Awareness Salons in Los Angeles! Our speaker will be Sitaramaya Sita, the producer of recent plant medicine conference in LA, Visionary Convergence!
ONE YEAR OF SALONS!!!! We are thrilled to be hosting our 12th consecutive month of Psychedelic Awareness Salons in Los Angeles! AND we will be bringing the salon for the first time to DOWNTOWN LA! As if that was not exciting enough, we will be hosting Zach LEARY as our speaker!
Our featured speaker Samuel Arismendy is the founder of the Fundacion Camino al Sol, and has been building a bridge to help share the knowledge of the Ancestors with the western world. He will be speaking of respecting the Medicines (yage/ayahuasca) and how to integrate the ancient beliefs and traditions into modern life.