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ERIE presents: The Mazatec cosmology and our Western world w/ Francoise Bourzat

The Mazatec cosmology and our Western world.

The Mazatec tradition is centered on a lot more than the sacred practice of ingesting mushrooms.

It relates to spirits of land, water and air, it values offerings, and it leans on divinatory skills. The entire cosmology is centered on strength and relationship with divine realms.

In our modern world, outside of these indigenous traditions, what can we weave into our own practices of expanded states of consciousness to strengthen their foundation and support their overall spiritual context?

During my personal experiences in this specific tradition for the last 28 years, I have explored ways to bridge the indigenous nature of these experiences with our modern psychological approach of the psyche.



Francoise Bourzat holds a MA in Somatic Psychology from New College of California (San Francisco, 1990). She is also a graduate of the Hakomi Institute (1991).

Since 1987, Francoise has apprenticed with shamans in the US and in Mexico, studying shamanic methods and specifically the practices of sacred plants healing. She incorporates in her psychotherapy practice her knowledge of expanded states of Consciousness achieved by various shamanic techniques. She leads workshops in the US, France, and Israel.

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  • william

    I think she did a great job talking about how the Mazatec people incorporate this tradition into their lives. It would have been good to get maybe some insight from the Mazatec people themselves as to what this means to them or how this has transformed their lives. Or even some of the participants from here who shared in this experience.

    October 1, 2013

  • Alexis

    Awesome. Would have loved to hear more about Francoise's personal experiences on journeys. That was my taste.

    October 1, 2013

  • Adrian A.

    There were some minor technical difficulties; the main drawback is that Francoise had more interesting material to share than she had time to do so! Otherwise, it was a good gathering.

    September 30, 2013

  • Alexis

    Looks super interesting - see you soon Larry!

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • larry

      welcome back!!!

      1 · September 27, 2013

  • Claire

    היא מדברת בעברית
    Elle parle français?

    September 12, 2013

    • larry


      September 12, 2013

  • Colyer D.

    Workshops? How can I learn more about, well, learning more! Website? Related books?

    September 10, 2013

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