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This group is focused on providing public education and cultural understanding about psychedelic plant medicines and promoting a bridge between the ceremonial use of
sacred plants and psychedelic science.

We envision a world where plant medicines and other psychedelics are preserved, protected, and valued as part of our cultural identity and integrated into our social, legal and health care systems.

We host community gatherings and conferences that explore the most important issues happening across the modern psychedelic landscape. Our events feature thought leaders, academics and healers from a variety of disciplines who are working to skillfully bring psychedelic medicine into modern society.

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Indigenous Perspectives on Yagé Healing, Reciprocity and Our Connections to...

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## Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 from 12:00-1:30pm PST

Join James Bradford in conversation with Bia Labate about the history, politics, and economics of opium and psychedelics. James, author of Poppies, Politics, and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy, is one of the leading historians of drugs in Afghanistan and South Asia. His work explores the relationship between drug use and trade, with broader global forces such as economic development, state formation, and international diplomacy. Our conversation will explore whether we should consider opium a “sacred plant.,” and address such questions as: Has contemporary issues surrounding opioids, such as the opioid epidemic, fentanyl, etc, clouded our understanding of opium’s longer historical role in human society? Are recent trends in psychedelics, such as the impact of the psychedelics-as-medicine and psychedelic-based businesses, mirroring what happened historically to opium? What lessons can we learn from opium that may help us better understand the future of psychedelics?

James Bradford is Associate Professor of History at Berklee College of Music. He is one of the leading historians of drugs in Afghanistan and South Asia, and is the the author of Poppies Politics and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy. James has written numerous articles and chapters, most notably for Iranian Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Global Drug History, Cannabis; Global Histories, as well as, The War on Drugs: 50 Years, A Trillion Dollars, and 30 Million Arrests. He has appeared on English Al Jazeera , various podcasts, as well as giving lectures at Yale and other universities. He teaches classes on the history of politics of drugs, crime, and human rights at Berkley. He is also the creator and host for the upcoming podcast, Artists on Drugs, where he interviews some of the worlds most prominent artists about the role of drugs in their lives and art.

Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) is a queer Brazilian anthropologist based in San Francisco. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, religion, and social justice. She is Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines (https://chacruna.net, https://chacruna-iri.org, https://chacruna-la.org). She serves as Public Education and Culture Specialist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and Adjunct Faculty at the East-West Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She is also Diversity, Culture, and Ethics Advisor at the Synthesis Institute. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) in Brazil and editor of its site. She is author, co-author, and co-editor of twenty-five books, two special-edition journals, and several peer-reviewed articles (https://bialabate.net).

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Indigenous Perspectives on Yagé Healing, Reciprocity and Our Connections to...

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## Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 from 12:00-1:30pm PST

Join Pilar Hernandez Wolfe, who is a tenured professor, a licensed family therapist and a licensed clinical professional counselor, in an interview with Taita Santos Jamioy Muchavisoy, who is a Kamentza elder based in Sibundoy who travels throughout Colombia as a consultant on Kamentza traditional healing practices, in a conversation about the potential of plant medicines like yaje, and fungi like psilocybin mushrooms to promote human transformation and deep healing. They will explore how a new awareness of the plant world and its unique and diverse expressions of life might emerge in the context of these experiences, alongside the potential establishing reciprocal relationships with mother earth. Humans may develop a heart-felt awareness of the role they play in the cycles of construction, destruction, accommodation and change embedded in the relationships with the environment and all those who inhabit it. They may develop new or more nuanced relationships with their lands, food systems, and animals, and also become more aware about the human systems that generate pain and destruction for nonhuman life on the planet. Come learn and reflect with us about the meaning of taking sacred plants and fungi not only for personal healing, but also to create reciprocity with mother earth and accountability to other humans and the other beings on the planet.

Santos Jamioy Muchavisoy, M.A. is a Kamentza elder or “Taita.” He was elected Kamentza governor four times (1994–2010) and was staff consultant for the state of Putumayo (2016–2018). He holds a master’s degree in human systems from the Universidad Central de Colombia and diplomates in Law and Indigenous Legislation. He was an adjunct professor at the Technological Institute of Putumayo and at Remington University in Medellín, Colombia. He is a member of the council of wise elders supporting the Master’s on Mother Earth at the University of Antioquia in Colombia where he is also adjunct faculty. He is a traditional healer based in Sibundoy and travels throughout Colombia as a consultant on Kamentza traditional healing practices.

Pilar Hernández-Wolfe, Ph.D. is an earth keeper, mestiza, who blends indigenous and western ways of healing, relationship and ceremony. She is a descendant of the doctrine of discovery, a descendant of indigenous peoples whose lands were stripped by a papal bull that declared them not human, and not worthy of any rights. This left her ancestors with the “Great Forgetting.” She is the living mix of Indigenous and Southern European peoples. She is committed to constructing with others the “Great Remembering” and to bringing back connection, and reciprocity with all beings. Pilar is a tenured professor, a licensed family therapist and a licensed clinical professional counselor. Her work on decolonization and mental health integrates Indigenous and Western approaches to healing. She was born and raised in Colombia. She is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Pilar completed the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA Therapy training.

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