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This talk is part of the Gaian Mind Psychedelic Conference. Check out https://www.meetup.com/portland-psychedelic-society/events/261118276/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaian-mind-psychedelic-conference-tickets-61262822752 for the full conference description. Tickets for the 2-day conference are $55. There will be no single-day or single-talk tickets available. Entheogenesis and How We Relate to Others: Entheogens have the potential to help us peel back the veils and understand the divinity within. However, if we only see “God” within our individual selves, we are only seeing a tiny part of the picture. What does it mean to relate to “others” when we begin to see the divinity in each of us? After one very intense and fateful LSD trip, Phoenyx became suddenly conscious of how riddled our society is with unhelpful cultural norms that promote entitlement, duty, rigid roles, and inauthentic behavior in our relationships. Ever since, she has made a study of tools we can employ to interrelate more consciously, embrace authenticity, and cultivate honesty, trust, communication, and respect in relationship frameworks that promote freedom, autonomy, and acceptance. About Gaian Mind Psychedelic Conference: Terence McKenna once said, “Either we are becoming more sensitive to the presence of the Gaian Mind, or the Gaian Mind, under pressure of the approaching apocalyptic crisis, is beginning to raise its voice, louder and louder and louder, so that now, when you go into nature, every rock, every tree, every stream is saying: Awaken, awaken! Come to focus!” As many of us have come to realize, psychedelics can serve as aids in this awakening. After nearly a century of ignorant authoritarianism, a new era of psychedelia blossoms on the horizon. More and more people are discovering for themselves the transformative power of these extraordinary plants and fungi – better still, even government agencies, once rigid and myopic in their understanding of these medicines, have started to turn around. In recognition of this shift, The Gaian Mind Psychedelic Conference would like to welcome an international assembly of some of the best voices in the psychedelic Renaissance to share their knowledge, insights, and hope for a better tomorrow. Please join us for this two day event with over 20 speakers! About Phoenyx: Phoenyx is a free-spirited, psychonautical futurist, creator, writer, artist, lover, educator, consultant, coach, philosopher, and global traveler, passionately inspired by individual empowerment, harmonious interpersonal dynamics, community-building, authentic relating, and tech-forward ecological solutions. These passions intersect in areas of social permaculture and relationship anarchy, entheogenic exploration and harm-reduction, natural wellness, anarcho-pacifism and decentralization, mind-hacking and practical magic, broader permaculture and sustainable food systems, economics and cryptocurrency, taoism, virtual reality, and innovation, all with the vision of moving into a more harmonious, sustainable future. With a love for fostering connection between people and ideas, Phoenyx cultivates space, organizes events, is launching a podcast and series of online courses, and is currently authoring the book “Relationship Anarchy: Liberating Love,” (www.liberating.love) as well as a series of zines on the subject. She is the author of The Tripper's Guide to an Awesome Ride, a harm reduction resource available for free (Facebook.com/trippersguide). She is the creator and curator of the Brilliant Ideas Project (facebook.com/brilliantecotechideas), co-founder of the cryptocurrency consultancy Bit Consultants (bitconsultants.org), the artist behind Phoenyx Creative Works (instagram.com/phoenyxfx), and the founder of Phoenyx Enterprising (phoenyxenterprising.com). She is also the creator and facilitator of the Relationship Anarchy Portland Meetup Group (meetup.com/Relationship-Anarchy-Portland-Meetup).