Shamanic Healing, Cancer & Plant Medicine Dietas | Susana Bustos – EN03

Susana Bustos, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, professor, and an independent researcher of indigenous and entheogenic shamanic traditions of the Americas. Her main interests revolve around the interphase between Western psychotherapy and traditional medicine, the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness, and the integration of those states in daily life. Susana lectures and works as a consultant internationally. She also holds a private practice in Berkeley, CA. I find vegetalismo to be an intriguing shamanic tradition of visionary healing. In today’s episode, we will explore how to cultivate a relationship with the plants through this tradition.

We will learn about:

  • [4:19] What ‘vegetalismo’ is
  • [6:30] The different methods and traditions in working within vegetalismo
  • [10:38] How vegetalismo emerged in the visionary culture
  • [12;49] The scope of vegetalismo based on its healing purpose
  • [15:32] Challenges facing vegetalismo tradition
  • [18:50What inspired Susana to study the vegetalismo tradition
  • [24:10] Plants diets for different conditions
  • [32:10] How songs are connected in building intimacy with healing plants
  • [39:45] Susana’s personal experiences of patients healing from vegetalismo
  • [43:15] Cautions, pitfalls and advice before engaging with vegetalismo

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