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.
[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.
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.
In this talk we will discuss the history of kambo, past and current time, also the uses in shamanism and modern practicalities.
"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.
Hosting some of the core organizers of the Zendo Project who will be giving us a shorted version of their psychedelic sitter training.
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