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Why We Should Listen to the Women Elders of the Psychedelic Underground

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Why We Should Listen to the Women Elders of the Psychedelic Underground

“These women have ongoing, lifelong relationships with the spirits of the medicine. They have relationships with these medicines that come from a different realm.”

Join us for Season 2 of Adventures of the Psyche: an exploration of the emerging frameworks and modalities that support the use of psychedelics.

In this episode we are joined by Rachel Harris, whose newly released book, “Swimming in the Sacred: Wisdom from the Psychedelic Underground,” features interviews with modern women elders participating in the underground use and study of psychedelics. She discusses what we can learn from these women about cultivating relationships with medicine spirits, and the importance of preserving traditional wisdom as psychedelics become increasingly medicalized.

Rachel Harris, PhD, is an author and psychologist who has been in private practice for 40 years, she spent 10 years in an academic research department where she published more than 40 scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals and received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award. Rachel splits her time between an island in Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Join filmmaker and host Mareesa Stertz for a brief visit into other realms where guests share personal stories of illumination, healing, and transformation through their use of psychedelics. See more Adventure of the Psyche episodes here.

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