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Ayahuasca gives us perspective, inspires wonder, helps us to heal on many levels and presents us with endless possibilities for positive change. Join us for discussions about how these changes are unfolding in our minds, hearts, in our lives and in the world around us.

December 18, 2019

Discussion with Jonathan Glazer about the #ThankYouPlantMedicine campaign

Rebecca Hayden & Jonathan Glazer discuss coming out of the entheogenic closet and telling our stories to de-stigmatize plant medicine experiences and healing modalities. We discuss the #ThankYouPlantMedicine campaign designed to not only encourage and support people who want to tell their stories but also to inspire openness and acceptance of these transformational stories that have brought about such healing, insight and growth. Join us to learn more about this campaign and the kinds of things that have already come out of it and our plans and resources to encourage people to ‘come out’ with their own stories on 2/2/2020. 

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November 29, 2019

Discussion with Lynette Allen

Lynette Allen and Rebecca Hayden talk about the feminine rising, Ayahuasca’s role in this and the unique opportunity for women and men to bond in a deep way through Ayahuasca. We share experiences in the workplace and discuss the positive changes we’re seeing in both men and women due to women’s changing roles. We talk about a more men friendly type of feminism and the great opportunities men have to be their best selves as a result of women becoming more open and authentic in their lives. We discuss the difference between the self-discovery and self-healing of Ayahuasca as contrasted by the self-medicating that happens with street drugs. We also explore the issue of shamanic transformations that occur with Ayahuasca, people becoming medicine practitioners and the attitudes surrounding that, the renaissance of this way of life from our shared origins and the emergence of the 21st century medicine women.

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October 31, 2019

Discussion with Mitch Schultz, Director of The Spirit Molecule & Producer of From Shock to Awe

Our discussion is mostly about the transformative process of Ayahuasca and the things we discover about the mind and thoughts and how they impact our reality. We discuss trauma and how it affects people and the ultimate example of war veterans working through their trauma post-Ayahuasca. We touch on subjects like the atmosphere of the mind and its impact on ourselves & others. We talk about the experience of the openness and closeness we feel towards others immediately after plant medicines - which is a natural state that's under the layers we are healing - and how this openness helps us break down social barriers. We explore the importance of seeking our purpose and discovering our inner super hero.

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September 27, 2019

Discussion with Luis Luna of the Wasiwaska Research Center

Luis and I discuss Ayahuasca and our view of reality. Our discussion is at times philosophical and leads into the topic of animistic beliefs both historical and present day representations of this understanding that all things are in some way alive. We use the example of tribes that believe in shape-shifting and extraordinary possibilities of physical transformations and how our early beliefs in life play a role in our reality. Although most of us in the Western world are discouraged from believing in these possibilities, we see representations of this in modern day movies such as Spiderman and Batman and our earliest exposure to these concepts through fairy tales or what we know to be folk tales which reflect a our rich, varied and shared cultural and spiritual history. We talk about how Ayahuasca is playing a role in our relationship with our environment and our evolution.

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July 29, 2019

Interview with Alison Richards

Alison shares her experiences with Ayahuasca in Peru. She talks about the immense physical healing and benefits she received and the things she discovered about how connected we all are to our environment and each other. Her stories reveal that during ceremonies, she had shared visions with others and at times knew what they needed in their process. We talk about the power of our thoughts and intentions, appearing in others' dreams and impacting others telepathically. We also discuss the positive changes she experienced afterwards and how that unfolds in her life.

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June 19, 2019

Interview with Amar Sahota

Amar shares his story about how he came to the decision to go to Peru with his family to experience Ayahuasca. He talks about the lessons he learned and the experiences had had in each of his ceremonies. We discuss the prevalent themes of self-love, focus on self rather than others, societal programming, our own resistance to growth and the surprising power of love as the ultimate remedy. We talk about using love in dealing with darker elements and the pitfalls of reacting in kind to so-called ‘bad guys’. Amar explains how his relationship with Cannabis and his eating habits have changed for the better post Ayahuasca. Damien Zielinski shares his own views about the intangible mysterious experiences that occur within ceremony and the intrinsic value of this magic that we may never fully comprehend.

 

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May 29, 2019

Discussion with Kerry Moran

Kerry shares her Ayahuasca experience which began with the revelation of her own childhood sexual trauma. We talk about challenging and difficult Ayahuasca experiences that leave people feeling traumatized and the integration that follows sometimes involving identifying emotions and trauma in the body. Other topics that come up are: attachment to negative energies & ancestral healing. We also talk about using dreams to help us address everyday issues and as an important and valuable integrative tool. We both emphasize the value and need for making time to integrate after an Ayahuasca experience.

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April 23, 2019

Interview with Miranda Vires & Integration Discussion

Miranda Vires shares her experiences before, during and after Ayahuasca. She shares her pre-Ayahuasca journey getting off anti-depressant medications, working towards changing long-standing habits and overcoming harmful mind states and negative attitudes towards this unusual healing modality. Miranda describes healing shame & guilt through purging in ceremony and receiving the essential lesson, message & healing of love, especially self-love. She shares her ego-death experience with Ayahuasca & becoming one with the earth, elements & everyone. We have a good discussion about integrating our Ayahuasca experiences and how that unfolds with continuing guidance from the medicine. We share stories about how this has impacted us as parents and how this work has improved our relationship with our children, with ourselves and so much more.

 

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March 21, 2019

Interview with Deanna Rogers

Deanna shares her experiences with Ayahuasca and her work with integration with the Temple of the Way of Light. She describes some of the process of integration and shares a wonderful dieta experience with a vital message about love with respect to those who we see as doing harm. We discuss the lesson that came out of her experience and I add my own experiences with this universal lesson as well. This is a good intro to some basic Ayahuasca integration themes.

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February 27, 2019

Discussion with Angela Benck

We begin the discussion by talking about following our path/purpose, how Ayahuasca often calls us to do what resonates deeply with us and the resistance we felt in doing this. We discuss motherhood and how we have changed how we parent as a result of our experiences with Ayahuasca. We share parenting stories and lessons we learned and how we applied them with our children. We share little techniques, tools and practices we use as part of our integrative process. We talk about coming from the position of love and how powerful that is and how it's connected to the deeper place within that we tap into to heal and grow. We agree that this process can often seem as challenging as it is rewarding and that it's important to acknowledge the extraordinary accomplishment that integration is.

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