Podcast 413 – “Plant Medicines As Healing Agents”

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Guest speaker: Shonagh Home & Neşe Devenot

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We again join Shonagh Home and Neşe Devenot in a conversation centered on how plant and psychedelic medicines may used in ways that aid in healing and in improving self-awareness. Along the way we hear stories of some of the difficulties that they encountered not only as women in the psychedelic community, but also as young people coping with a rapidly changing world. And their discussion about ways in which some people use the power of psychedelics to manipulate (and in some cases even abuse) others is worth listening to more than once.

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Shonagh Home
is a teacher, shamanic practitioner, and the author of
‘Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine,’
Love and Spirit Medicine,’
and the upcoming, ‘Honeybee Wisdom: A Modern Melissae Speaks.’

Website: www.shonaghhome.com
Contact: shonagh.home (at) comcast (dot) net

Neşe Devenot
is a founder the Psychedemia psychedelics conference and a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies and teaches psychedelic philosophy and the literature of chemical self-experimentation.

Website: https://upenn.academia.edu/ndevenot
Contact: ndevenot (at) sas (dot) upenn (dot) edu

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2 Comments

  1. Hi there. I have to comment because I haven’t been able to get this off my mind since I listened to this podcast a few weeks ago. I was really with everything they were saying until the middle when they started talking about “rampant misuse of psychedelics”. One of the women; I can’t remember which one, commented on the “Global Ayahuasca Community”, and said with such disdain in her voice that she didn’t understand how some people could sit in 150 ceremonies with only the intention to “let go of what no longer serves me”.

    I just wanted to say that it should be of no concern to anyone how many times someone drinks Ayahuasca or what their intention is when doing so. Who are you to judge what intentions someone brings to their ceremony or what their intentions are? What if that person has a deep wound caused by a trauma that they’ve blocked, and part of their work is allowing the medicine to show them what needs to be healed. Also, deep wounds can be caused by seemingly small events.

    In this article – http://psychedelicfrontier.com/just-wee-bit-more-dmt-nick-sand/ Nick Sand discusses taking DMT *thousands* of times. I have heard others I’ve sat in ceremony with say that they keep coming back to the medicine because it helps them maintain their idealism. To me, that’s a good enough reason to make the psychedelic of your choosing a life long practice.

  2. Good stuff! Thanks Lorenzo! It’s nice to hear the speakers raise some really important and even controversial questions. One thought is that maybe the participants can use Skype, I don’t know if that will improve sound quality, but just an idea. Anyways it’s still great information and very thought -provoking!

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