I was recently welcomed into a Facebook Live interview with Marc Caron and Stephen Gray of The Spirit Plant Medicine Conference.
It turned into quite a deep and interesting conversation about a range of topics, broken down below. It was definitely one of my best ones of recent. So thanks for checking me out!
The interview was in support of their upcoming Spirit Plant Medicine Conference, where I will be speaking. Head to this link to check it out (it’s an affiliate link and if you buy your tickets through that link I will earn some commission. Thanks!)
- Bypassing my history to focus on my present focus
- why and for what do I do what I do
- My disagreements with Jamie Wheel’s presentation “Is the psychedelic renaissance doomed?”
- How the leaders in psychedelic cultures are addressing the culture’s shadow
- Current issues facing psychedelic culture as far as I can see
- Wondering around Integration as a concept and a practice
- The misunderstanding of “ayahuasca told me…”
- Spiritual Bypassing: what is it and how prominent is it in psychedelic culture?
- The failing of ‘call out culture’
- Power traps in underground psychedelic ceremony circles
- The dangers of the underground psychedelic scene: safety for participants, safety for providers
- the emotional price of providing psychedelic therapy and what it might take to protect psychedelic facilitators from caretaker burnout (mentioned Tobias, details here)
- Spiritual bypassing + magical thinking = invalidating our own boundaries as practitioners
- The issue of making your partner your only support structure
- A broad discussion about legalization vs decriminalization of psychedelics:
- Is legislation and regulation a good thing?
- What might those structures look like?
- We need to talk about communication security (encrypted messaging!)
- Protecting future psychedelic industry from extortion a la capitalism
- City of Vancouver’s response to psilocybin microdosing providers. (Decriminalize nature)
- Stephen asks me “should all psychedelic be legalized and how regulated should they be?”
- The profound arrogance of Canada’s reasoning behind legalizing cannabis