Plant Medicine

On this episode, Laura interviews author, therapist, and researcher, Rachel Harris. Rachel is the author of the book Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. This book offers a comprehensive look at the psychotropic tea used for thousands of years by indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Rachel draws upon her own personal experiences with ayahuasca, the experience of others, as well as her research on the use of ayahuasca in North America, which is the largest study of its kind.

Article: Interview: Plant Medicine as a Spiritually Transformative Experience: Challenges to Integration in the Modern Context

ACISTE recently had an opportunity to interview Isa about her views on the use of psychotropic plant medicine for psychological and spiritual transformation. Given the recent resurgence of clinical interest in the use of psychedelics for treating mental health concerns, we hope this two-part (Feb/Mar) interview will encourage therapists and others to further educate themselves about the unique integration needs of those who choose to engage plant medicine for healing and guidance.

Sacred Stream Listed as a Top Place to Try Shamanism on Head and Heart

We are thrilled that the Sacred Stream has been named one of the top places to explore Shamanic ceremonies in San Francisco by Head + Heart, an online platform that helps connect people with mindful events, experiences and community across the USA and Canada. The Sacred Stream offers classes and training programs in Applied Shamanism, including certification in Applied Shamanic Practice & Plant Medicine Integration. For more information about our classes and training programs, visit our Applied Shamanism website. Here you can find articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources to support you in your study of shamanism.

Susun Weed

Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Isa Gucciardi.

Topics Discussed In This Episode

• Low blood cell count – low compared to whom?
• Red meat
• Difficulties losing weight
• If by virtue of us wanting something, is it adding to my health?
• Addiction to Diet Coke – how to wean yourself off using natural sweeteners
• Life is not about order, it is about chaos
• Reinventing Eve
• When your heart is grieving it is in the process of expanding
• Releasing tension in the body causing digestive upset
• Realization process to fully inhabit the body
• Subtle and nourishing practices

Psychedelics

Through weekly conversation, Inner Truth brings together leading thinkers, speakers, and healers that are at the forefront of these questions. The discussions are aimed to inspire deep internal inquiry and positive change in the lives of listeners. In this week’s episode with plant medicine expert Isa Gucciardi, you’ll discover:

• How to know if/when plant medicine is right for you
• How to frame and phrase your intention
• The best way to set yourself up beforehand
• How to interpret the experience afterwards
• What practices help get the most out of the journey
• The most common mistakes + how to avoid them
• Some incredible stories of breakthrough insights + emotional healing

Integrating the Ayahuasca Experience

Isa Gucciardi explores the differences between traditional shamanic cultures and contemporary cultures in working with plant medicines like ayahuasca. She is the author of Coming to Peace, the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, and the creator of the ground-breaking therapeutic model, Depth Hypnosis. This talk takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

Ayahuasca and the Modern Psyche

Isa Gucciardi discusses the rise in popularity of plant medicines like ayahuasca and the unique issues that people from contemporary societies bring to their work with these plants. Isa is the author of Coming to Peace, the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, and the creator of the ground-breaking therapeutic model, Depth Hypnosis. This talk takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

Sudden or Gradual Two Paths to Realization

Rick Archer created Buddha at the Gas Pump in the Fall of 2009 and has since interviewed countless spiritually awakening people, from the well-known to the unknown, and from a variety of backgrounds and traditions. He conducts a new interview each week in hopes to help ordinary people share their experience of awakening.

In this episode, Archer leads a panel alongside previous BATGAP guests Isa Gucciardi, David F. Buckland, and Michael Rodriguez to address a perennial debate in spiritual traditions: whether realization is direct (sudden) or progressive (gradual). This talk was recorded October 22, 2017 at the Science and Nonduality Conference.

Integrating Insight from Psychotropic Plants

Isa Gucciardi and Laura Chandler discuss the importance of processing the information received from their experience with plant medicines such as ayahuasca, psilocybin, peyote, iboga, etc. Isa explains how Depth Hypnosis helps people translate and integrate the information received from these plants. This interview takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Isa Gucciardi

Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., and Diane Solomon, host of A Meeting of the Ways, discuss the similarities and differences between the experience of the altered state of consciousness in Depth Hypnosis, Dreams, and Plant Medicine, focusing particularly on the way each of these methods of accessing broader consciousness can provide a path to healing and insight.

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