What we're about

Our aim is to balance the public conversation about psychedelics, spread accurate information, and give a new face to psychedelia. We feel that this change will occur through connection and relationship, one individual at a time. We are calling on everyone whose lives have been improved through the mindful use of psychedelics to educate themselves and become ambassadors for the psychedelic experience. Show those around you that people who use psychedelics mindfully cross all social, racial, economic, and political boundaries.

The Aware Project organizes events in Los Angeles to educate and connect the psychedelic community. Currently we are running a monthly speaker series called the Psychedelic Awareness Salon and screening psychedelic related documentaries and movies. You can find out about upcoming events here: http://awareproject.eventbrite.com/

The event schedule is typically: speaker/movie followed by questions and then mingling time

Find us online ( http://www.awareproject.org ) or on Facebook (facebook.com/awareproject (https://www.facebook.com/awareproject))

We do NOT hold ceremonies nor do we connect people with any illegal substances or providers. Please do NOT contact us seeking these things. We are education and risk reduction ONLY!

PSA: occasionally people post ayahusaca ceremonies on Meetup. These are illegal and please be very careful. We cannot connect you to any providers but we are happy to help you know what kinds of questions you should be asking of anyone that you might want to sit with here or abroad from a risk reduction standpoint. Be safe everyone.

Upcoming events (3)

Demystifying Shipibo Plant Medicine Technology w/ Robin York

Doors open at 6:30PM. There will be guayusa tea lounge and live music. 6:30pm Doors Open, tea, & live music 7pm - 9pm Main Lecture & Discussion 9-9:30pm Hanging out, more tea & music 9:30-10pm Closed & Out Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/demystifying-shipibo-plant-medicine-technology-w-robin-york-tickets-60877117096 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. Robin’s talk will also address the two other components that make plant dieting such an effective technology: the ayahuasca medicine that activates the connection to the plants, and the direct transmission of the maestro’s chants (icaros) to the dietero in ceremony. With his academic and linguistic background, and thanks to his incredible teachers in the jungle, Robin has been fortunate to study and de-code the Shipibo icaros for many years. His talk will explain how these chants are, in fact, neuro-somatic codes of light that penetrate the denser parts of the body in order to improve our mental, physical as well our spiritual health. Robin’s talk will address some of the common misconceptions that exist about the correct use of this ancient technology. All of the proceeds from this event will support the construction of a water treatment plant in Papa Gilberto’s village. ROBIN YORK (MANANXAWE HUNI) Robin York (Mananxawe Huni), has been studying traditional Amazonian plant medicine since 2008, when he first went to the Peruvian jungle to diet with legendary mestizo curandero, Don Jose Campos. Robin grew up in a bilingual household in Germany before moving to California in his early twenties. His love for literature and languages earned him two masters degrees from Cambridge University and UC Santa Barbara, where he taught undergraduates for four years before teaching English at a renowned school in LA. During his teaching years he kept returning to Peru until, in 2015, he quit his job and moved to the Amazon to begin his apprenticeship in the Shipibo plant medicine tradition. His first teacher was Maestra Justina Cerrano, a respected curandera from the Upper Amazon region, but it wasn’t until he heard the seering chants of Papa Gilberto Mahua that he knew he’d found his maestro and spiritual home in the jungle. Papa Gilberto Mahua is a 70 year old master healer who has dieted plants since he was thirteen years old. He hails from one of the oldest and most widely respected healer families in the lower Ucayali delta. Papa grew up during a time before any Western contact, and his grandfather was a “Meraya,” who were considered the highest class of Shipibo healers, known for their ability to immaterialize and transform into powerful animal allies. PARKING: Street parking can be tight here so we suggest arriving early, carpooling, or use Uber or Lift! THE VENUE is located at 5481 Santa Monica Blvd 90029. There is an underground parking garage located at 1110 N. Western Ave. Presented by I.AM.LIFE http://iamlifeproject.org in collaboration with Aware Project http://awareproject.org/ Tea sponsored by Warmi: https://www.warmi.co/

NEW Long Beach L.A. Psychedelic Integration Circle

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**Due to limited space of 12, RSVP MUST be made via Eventbrite link below to secure spot in this circle. Eventbrite email confirmation will include address** Welcome to our *NEW* Long Beach Community Psychedelic Integration Circle This once a month gathering is a safe space to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness that are induced by psychedelic substances or spiritual emergence. This is an open meeting for both inexperienced and experienced individuals, to offer and receive support to and from their community. Meetings include a talk/sharing circle and meditation to connect with other like-minded community members. Group is co-facilitated by: Miguel Rosell, Guided Core Integation Practitioner Maleya Tran C.Ht., Hypnotherapist & Aware Project Coordinator TIMES: Doors open at 11:50. Those arriving early will wait outside. Opening meditation begins promptly at 12:15. Those arriving late, please wait outside until meditation is complete before joining. COST: $15-20 suggested community contribution at the door. Everyone is welcome! RSVP: Limit of 12 people so you must RSVP by using the Eventbrite link below to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/june-8th-new-long-beach-la-psychedelic-integration-circle-tickets-61604476648 If we are full, join the waiting list and you'll be placed in line should anyone decide not to come. We will email you back a confirmation and the exact address for the circle. If you cannot make it, please cancel your order immediately to make space for those in need of this space. Notice: If you RSVP to Eventbrite, you are giving your email to InnerSpace's email lists. LOCATION: Our circle is at a private residence in Long Beach, CA. Address will be included in Eventbrite confirmation email once you RSVP there. PARKING: Plenty of street parking available. **NOTE** • There is a dog at the residence so for those with pet sensitivities, come at your own discretion • Please no strong perfumes, essential oils, or scents QUESTIONS: Miguel Rosell miguelrosell.com (917)[masked] [masked] Maleya Tran maleyatran.com (310)[masked] [masked] ****** WHAT IS PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION? Recovery of the mind, body and spirit from the psychedelic experience, involving psychological processing and a successful assimilation of insights from other states of consciousness into one's life for the purpose of growth and well-being. > Are you planning to explore different states of consciousness? > Are you returning back to everyday life after an impactful psychedelic journey? > Do you have a loved one that has been impacted by psychedelics and want to know more? INNERSPACE INTEGRATION is committed to serving the community by offering a safe and confidential space for clarifying and reflecting on intentions, empowering with tools, supporting through challenges, and easing the integration process after transformational experiences back into daily life. www.innerspaceintegration.com “The new space is inner space” - Jason Silva NOTICE: We do not encourage or condone any illegal activities. We do believe that all people need a supportive ground crew, and recognize that integrating a transformative experience needs care, love, understanding, and support. InnerSpace Integration and Aware Project take a harm reduction approach where we emphasize accurate information, education, and safety. InnerSpace Integration and its associates do not provide clinical mental health services of any kind and the specialists are not necessarily licensed mental health professionals. We do not encourage or condone the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances; nor partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Please do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to acquire them.

Weekend Westside L.A. Psychedelic Integration Circle

A private residence in Mar Vista/Venice

Welcome to our weekend Westside LA (on East Boulevard) community psychedelic integration circle! Please note; NEW TIME~ starts at 3pm TIMES: 3:00pm - 3:15: Arrive, Community Connecting 3:15pm - 5:00pm: opening meditation and InnerSpace Integration Circle COST: $15-20 suggested community contribution. Everyone is welcome! This once per month gathering on Sunday afternoon is a safe space to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness that are induced by psychedelic substances or spiritual emergence. This is an open meeting (must be over 18 years old to attend) for both inexperienced and experienced individuals, to offer and receive support to and from their community. Meetings include a talking circle and grounding group activities such as meditation and music. Herbal tea & light snacks will be served. There will be time to connect with other like-minded community members and with the facilitator. Group is led by Carol Benton, transformational coach & hypnotherapist (www.optimize.life) LOCATION: private residence In Mar Vista, CA Venice Blvd & the 405 ( RSVP here or email Carol to received the location address. Please do not use the coordinates on the meetup page as they are only for the general Mar Vista area). plenty of available parking) Carol's Contact Info: [masked] In Love & Light! ****** WHAT IS PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION? Recovery of the mind, body and spirit from the psychedelic experience, involving psychological processing and a successful assimilation of insights from other states of consciousness into one's life for the purpose of growth and well-being. > Are you planning to explore different states of consciousness? > Are you returning back to everyday life after an impactful psychedelic journey? > Do you have a loved one that has been impacted by psychedelics and want to know more? INNERSPACE INTEGRATION is committed to serving the community by offering a safe and confidential space to clarify and reflect on your intentions, empowering with tools, supporting through challenges, and easing the integration process after transformational experiences back into daily life. www.innerspaceintegration.com Tell us more about why you are interested in the program by filling out an interest form: http://innerspaceintegration.com/interest-form/ “The new space is inner space” - Jason Silva NOTICE: We do not encourage or condone any illegal activities. We do believe that all people need a supportive ground crew, and recognize that integrating a transformative experience needs care, love, understanding, and support. InnerSpace Integration and Aware Project take a harm reduction approach where we emphasize accurate information, education, and safety. InnerSpace Integration and its associates do not provide clinical mental health services of any kind and the specialists are not necessarily licensed mental health professionals. We do not encourage or condone the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances; nor partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Please do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to acquire them.

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*BURBANK* Psychedelic Integration Circle

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