1. Psychedelics as Entheogens: How to Create and Guide Successful Sessions

    More than 98 per cent of people using psychedelics worldwide use them illegally. In the United States alone, there are 600,000 new users of LSD each year. Restrictive laws have not led to any less use. Many users can only guess at how to prevent harm and maximize the benefits of their experiences. Manuals have been developed to teach how these experiences can be made safe and supportive by the proper understanding of set, setting, sitter, substance, session and support. This talk considers the advantages and limitations of the use of guides and discuss how to establish the best possible conditions for spiritual or entheogenic (as distinct from psychotherapeutic and other uses) experiences. Other manuals that have been developed for psychotherapeutic use, as well as for scientific or technical problem solving are mentioned.

    This video is from Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, a conference taking in place in San Jose, California on April 15-18, 2010. The conference was organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in collaboration with the Heffter Research Institute, the Council on Spiritual Practices, and the Beckley Foundation.

    Medical doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals can earn Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) credits by viewing these videos through the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) at http://www.spiritualcompetency.com.

    This video was produced by Teal Sievers of Living Dream Films (http://www.livingdreamfilms.com).

    To learn more about MAPS or to support our work, visit http://www.maps.org.

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  2. Waking Up Together: The Intertwining of Buddhism & Ayahuasca

    As we walk deeper into the third millennia CE, the Buddhist wisdom tradition of Asia and Ayahuasca shamanism from the Amazon basin of South America are growing here in the same cultural soil. Buddhist meditators are sitting in shamanic ceremonies and shamanic practitioners are sitting in meditation retreats. The experiences are powerful and productive. The Buddhists find Ayahuasca to be a powerful tool to look deep into the nature of mind and to clear away attachments to afflictive mental and emotional states. In Buddhist teachings shamanic practitioners find an effective and supportive framework for the medicine experience and in meditation a way to integrate the intensely compressed and sometimes overwhelming ceremonial experiences into their daily life. This presentation explores this spiritual encounter and discuss some basic questions such as: Do these traditions work well together? What specifically are the benefits or problems that may come from participating in both practices? What is their right relationship and how can they best serve us in waking up as individuals and as a species?

    This video is from Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, a conference taking in place in San Jose, California on April 15-18, 2010. The conference was organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in collaboration with the Heffter Research Institute, the Council on Spiritual Practices, and the Beckley Foundation.

    This video was produced by Green Fuse Media, contact Nathan at greenfusefilms@gmail.com

    To learn more about MAPS or to support our work, visit http://www.maps.org.

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  3. Chris shares his plant spirit wisdom with us at the Evolver Boston Ayahuasca Monologues event in 2011.

    Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 20 countries including India, China, Siberia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Vanuatu South Pacific, Lebanon, Syria, Ghana, Austria, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Morocco and the United States.

    Chris is the FOX News Medicine Hunter and appears on FOX News Health online in the US and international television markets. He also writes a weekly column for FOX News Health. Chris is Explorer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he teaches the popular ethnobotany course The Shaman’s Pharmacy through the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences. This intensive immersion course takes students to the Peruvian Amazon, where they learn about medicinal plants, the rainforest, and native culture.

    http://medicinehunter.com/page/about-medicine-hunter-chris-kilham

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  4. Medical doctors and scientists talk about their research and experiences with Ayahuasca...

    More information about me and my retreats here: http://www.plantsbyfabian.com

    For almost ten years now we have been running sacred plant transformation retreats all over the world every month. Our retreat prices vary and depend on duration as well as location of the retreats. The prices range from 1000 to 2000 USD (not including airfare) for the longer (nine days or more) transformation retreats and usually and around 200 to 500 USD for the shorter (three days) retreats:
    South Africa http://african-savanna-retreats.blogspot.com/
    Peru Sacred Valley http://sacredplantretreats.blogspot.com/
    South Africa http://capetown-retreats.blogspot.com/

    These are some of our retreats that are happening or have already happening during this year - please disregard the dates mentioned there as they are all regularly occurring events and you just need to let us know which one you are most interested in.

    Please find more information as well as beautiful testimonials here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fabianji1/videos

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  5. The Jungle Prescription is a documentary film that introduces ayahuasca and its encounter with the West - through the story of two doctors, their patients, a team of scientists, and a group of indigenous shamans.

    The Jungle Prescription stars: Dr. Gabor Maté and his patients, Dr. Jacques Mabit, Humberto Piaguaje, the UMIYAC organization of traditional healers, scientists Jordi Riba and Josep María Fábregas, Vancouver, Barcelona, the Amazon Jungle, a very special group of plants... and the deepest recesses of our subconscious minds.

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