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Meet EntheoNation at Psychedelic Science 2017

If you are going to MAPS’ Psychedelic Science Conference 2017 in Oakland, CA, you are invited to connect with the EntheoNation community of visionaries.

How to Connect with EntheoNation

The best way to connect with EntheoNation is to join our private FB message group.

This is a high-caliber, curated group of inflluencers in the psychedelic community, consisting of community founders, therapists, and publishers of psychedelic media. We’re putting this together so that we can keep our fingers on the pulse of what is going on, connect with each other before, during, and after the conference, inform the group of fun, impromptu gatherings, suite parties, or must-see sessions. Be warned – you will be pinged every time someone posts something.

Here’s how to connect:

  1. Friend Lorna on Facebook
  2. Then comment on this Facebook post to indicate you are 1. going to Psychedelic Science 2. want to be added to the group and 3. WHY you’d be a great fit for the group.

What to Do If You Don’t Have Conference Passes

For those of you who want to unconference Psychedelic Science, there’s a lot that is free and available to the public in the at The Marketplace at the Oakland Convention Center West Hall.

There you’ll find:

  • The Psymposia Stage – if culture is more your thing, catch compelling talks about psychedelic culture & society here
  • The Visionary Art Gallery – peruse mind-bending works from world-renowned visionary artists and upcoming talent
  • Psychedelic Exhibitors – from nonprofits, to book publishers, and fashion designers, here you will find some of the tools and resources to support your psychedelic lifestyle

What to Catch

There is so much groundbreaking scientific research being shared during the conference, and at the same time, tremendous fun to be had with some of the trippiest intellectuals on the planet. While I’m certain more impromptu events will pop up, here’s a list of the sessions and events I’m tracking, and will most likely attend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2017

With the Psychedelic Science conference attendees in town, the perfect event to kick of a week of mind-expanding revelry, networking, and intellectual discourse is:

Bicycle Day with Alex & Allyson Grey

This is a super-fun all-night party hosted by old-school trippers and the legendary artists Alex & Allyson Grey at the Midway in San Francisco. Their presentation about Bicycle Day is not to be missed. You can experience the legendary Android Jone’s Microdose VR virtual reality installation and dance all night long to fantastic left coast musicians.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

PLENARY: Psychedelics and the Future of Humanity

Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Friday, April 21
East Hall

Cognitive Liberty, Neurodiversity, & Non-Pathologizing Approaches to Mental Health

Adam Andros
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Evaluating the Efficacy of Ayahuasca-Assisted Treatment for Substance Dependency

Anya Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Integration of Difficult Psychedelic Experiences

Marc Aixala, M.S.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISC • CE

Rapid Antidepressant Effects of the Psychedelic Ayahuasca in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

Draulio Barros de Araujo, Ph.D.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • PLANT • CE • CME

Therapeutic Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum

Peter Addy, Ph.D.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANT • CE

From Taboo to Treatment: The Evolution of Psychedelic Medicine

Amanda Feilding
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICAL

Tools for Navigating Inner Space and the Ayahuasca Experience

Meriana Dinkova
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

From Jungle To “Civilization”: How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health In a Toxic Culture

Gabor Maté, M.D.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Psychedelic Research: From Brain Imaging to Policy Reform

David Nutt, D.M., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Psych, F.Med.Sci.
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICAL • CE

Psychedelic Use Predicts Reduced Suicidality: Findings From a Longitudinal Study of Women Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada

Elena Argento, Ph.D. (cand.)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISC • CE

The Psychological and Neurophysiological Effects of Music in Combination with Psychedelics

Mendel Kaelen, Ph.D. (cand.)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICAL • CE

Microdosing: The Phenomenon, Research Results, and Startling Surprises

James Fadiman, Ph.D., and Sophia Korb, Ph.D.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC • CE

Long-Term Effects of Ayahuasca on the Quality of Life, Well-Being and Health of Western Users: A Longitudinal Study

Debora González, Ph.D.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Psychedelic Naturalism: Psilocybin and the Evolution of Amateur Applied Mycology

Joanna Steinhardt, Ph.D. (cand.)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANT

Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy – Neural Changes and the Relationship Between the Acute Peak Experience and Clinical Outcomes

Leor Roseman, M.Sc.
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICAL • CE

The Potential Role of Epigenetics in Ayahuasca Shamanism

Joe Tafur, M.D.
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Holistic Support for the Voyage: Journeyers, Guides, and Beyond

Dr. Natalie Metz
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

New Findings from Ayahuasca Research: From Enhancing Mindfulness Abilities to Promoting Neurogenesis

Jordi Riba, Ph.D.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICAL • CE • CME

Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Anxiety: A Large Case Series

Scott Shannon, M.D., ABIHM
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANT • CE

Psychedelics: The Uncertain Paths from Re-emergence to Renaissances

Bob Jesse
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC • CE

Ayahuasca Legal Prosecution Worldwide: Connecting the Dots

Benjamin De Loenen, M.A.
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Cancer at the Dinner Table: Experiences of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Psychological Distress

T. Cody Swift, M.A., and Alexander Belser, Ph.D. (cand.)
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • INTERDISC • CE

Ayahuasca Practices as Intangible Cultural Heritage: A New Piece in the Drug Policy Puzzle?

Constanza Sánchez Avilés, Ph.D.
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE

PLENARY PANEL: Psychedelics and Policy

Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D.; Ethan Nadelmann, Ph.D.; David Nutt, M.D.; Ben de Loenen; moderator: Natalie Ginsberg
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall

Psychedelic Story: Terence McKenna’s VR Journey of 1999

Dr. Bruce Damer
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Live Podcast: Duncan Trussell Family Hour

The Microdose VR Experience
Duncan Trussell, Android Jones, and Dr. Bruce Damer
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Sunset Cruise on the San Francisco Bay

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Friday, April 21

Celebration in the Marketplace

8:00 PM – 1:00 AM • Friday, April 21

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Psychedelic Neuroscience

LSD Gives Up a Secret
David Nichols, Ph.D.
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICAL • CE • CME

History of MDMA: An Overview

Torsten Passie, M.D., Ph.D.
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • CLINICAL • CE

Peyote: Plant Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul

Stacy B. Schaefer, Ph.D.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Psychedelic 5HT2A Receptor Agonists Enhance Mood and Empathy and Reduce Social Pain in Healthy Humans: Implication for Mood Disorders

Franz X. Vollenweider, M.D., F.M.H. Psych.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICAL • CE

PANEL: Injustice, Intersectional Trauma, and Psychedelics

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Jae Sevelius, Ph.D., Paula Graciela Kahn, LisaNa M Macias Red Bear
Moderator: Ismail Ali, J.D.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 • 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM • Skyline Room

Ecstasy in the Laboratory: Recent Advances in MDMA Research

Harriet de Wit, Ph.D.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • CLINICAL • CE

Peyote as Medicine: An Examination of Therapeutic Factors that Contribute to Healing

Kevin Feeney
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Peyote’s Race Problem

Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE

PANEL: Rebranding Psychedelics

Don Lattin, Michael Levine, Bryce Montgomery, Sasha Frost, Brad Burge (moderator)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

COMMUNITY FORUM: White Allies and Anti Racist Practice in the Psychedelic Community

Camille Barton and Zoe Bender
Saturday, April 22, 2017 • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM • Oakland Room

Conservation Strategies for Sustainability of the Peyote Gardens: What is the Indigenous Approach?

Dawn D. Davis, M.A.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT

Peyote Dreams: From Collective Ritual to Personal Treatment?

Diana Negrín, Ph.D.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT • CE • CME

Psychotherapy with Clients who Participate in Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Adam Snider, M.A.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANT

Interview: Hamilton Morris: Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

The God Molecule: MY Journey to 5-MeO-DMT

Dr. Gerardo R. Sandoval Isaac
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

My Psychedelic-Induced Shamanic Initiatory Crisis

David Lukoff
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy

Don Lattin
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Conversation: Esalen’s Legacy and the History of Psychedelics

Dr. Jim Fadiman, John Harrison, M.A., Psy. D.(c)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

COMMUNITY FORUM: Iberoamerican Psychedelic Research, Therapy, and Culture

Ismail Ali and Igor Llano
Sunday, April 23, 2017 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM • Oakland Room

MDMA as Profound Change Agent: Insights from MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD Research

Marcela Ot’alora, M.A., L.P.C. and Bruce Poulter, R.N., M.P.H.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICAL• CE

Indigenous Perspectives on Peyote’s Healing Potentials and Conservation Challenges

Sandor Iron Rope
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • PLANT

Ibogaine and Opioid Withdrawal: Does it Work and is it Safe?

Paul Glue, M.D., FRC Psych
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANT • CE

COMMUNITY FORUM: Exploring Legal Strategies, Harm Reduction, and Best Practices for the Ayahuasca Community

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Oakland Room • PLANT

Conflict and Transformation in Mazatec and Outsiders’ Views of the Therapeutic Value of Mushroom Use in Huautla

Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • PLANT • CE

Plant Medicine or Psychedelic Medicine? Understanding the Healing Processes with Ayahuasca and Ibogaine

Bruno Ramos Gomes, M.A.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANT • CE

Cannabis and Spirituality: Exploring the Plant-Human-Spirit Relationship

Kathleen Harrison, M.A.
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • PLANT

The Impact of Ayahuasca-Assisted Therapy for Addiction and Stress Among a Rural First Nations Community in Canada: a Qualitative Analysis

Gerald Thomas
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANT • CE

Interview: Stephen Gray, author of Cannabis & Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Grace and Self-Effort in A Psychedelic Life

Robert J. Barnhart
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ayahuasca Treatment Center Safety for the Western Seeker

Raven Renèe Ray, M.A.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • PLANT

Awakening of the Forest: Into the World of the Kaxinawá People

Leopardo Yawa Bane
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

The 2nd Psychedelic Revolution

James Oroc
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Psychedelic Stories: Open Mic

Activism & the Work
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Conversation: The Past & Future of Psychedelics

Mike Crowley & Ben Sessa
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Conversation: Heart Medicine: Iboga for Addiction, PTSD, Art, & Love

Chor Boogie & Elizabeth Bast
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Conversation: Cosmic Sister’s Psychedelic Feminism Grant Recipients

Nese Devenot, Ph.D., Selma Holden, M.D., Katie Bain, Faye Sakellaridis
Moderated by Leia Friedman
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Integration: The Official Closing Party

Join us for good music, psychedelic art, and Rick Doblin, MAPS Founder and Executive Director, who will share some brief reflections on Psychedelic Science 2017. Shake your booty to the rhythms 4NR, Drumspyder, Liquid Love Drops, and Soular.

8:00 PM Sunday, April 24
522 2ND STREET OAKLAND CA

Online Pre-sale: $10
At the door: $15

Buy your tickets here

About the author, Lorna

Lorna Liana is a new media strategist and lifestyle business coach to visionary entrepreneurs. She travels the world while running her business as a digital nomad. Lorna's boutique agency provides “done for you” web design, development and online marketing services for social ventures, sustainable brands, transformational coaches and new paradigm thought leaders. She is also a personal development junkie, and 20 year practitioner of shamanism, with extensive training in Tibetan Bon Shamanism and the ayahuasca traditions of the Amazon Basin.

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