MARCH 23RD 2019 - UNITY OF SANTA BARBARA (227 E Arrellaga St)

After the Ceremony: Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca

Correction: Our previous statement describing Rachel Harris’ presentation was inaccurate. Here is the accurate description.

Rachel Harris, PhD will share her research on the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca for depression, PTSD, addictions, and anxiety. She will describe how people report an on-going personal relationship with the spirit of ayahuasca that provides healing and guidance beyond the ceremony. The challenge is how to integrate the ayahuasca experience into daily life on both a psychological and spiritual dimension.

At the end of this presentation you will be able to:

  • Know what psychological issues that ayahuasca might help
  • Understand the importance of psychotherapy following an ayahuasca ceremony
  • Appreciate the sacred nature of this healing medicine from its indigenous source

Rachel Harris, Ph.D. is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. As a researcher, she received an NIH New Investigator Award and published over forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. As a psychotherapist, she has been in private practice for thirty-five years. Rachel is known for presenting a balanced picture of ayahuasca including contraindications and warnings. www.listeningtoayahausca.com.

Author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety.

The Great Mystery: Entheogens, Consciousness and Awakening

In this high-energy talk, world renowned documentary film producer, author and culture shifter, Rak Razam, will share in his signature irreverent, engaging and passionate style how entheogens can be a viable path to planetary awakening and the survival of our species.

At the end of his presentation you will be able to:

  • Identify how entheogenic plants help humans see their true non-dual nature.
  • Discover the potential to awaken within us all and why it is so critical now.
  • Identify the indigenous perception of time and why it matters for our collective survival.

Rak Razam is one of the world’s leading experiential journalist. As a writer, film producer and culture maker, he bridges the worlds of shamanism, consciousness and popular culture. He examines the connections between human consciousness, entheogenic medicines and planetary intelligence. He is also author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey and its companion volume of interviews, The Ayahuasca Sessions.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This community 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 community and will not be allowed to attend future events.

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