Podcast 638 – “Replanting Ayahuasca”


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Guest speaker: Sophia Rokhlin


Date this lecture was recorded: December 16, 2019.

Today’s podcast features a conversation that took place in the Live Salon a few weeks ago with Sohpia Rokhlin. Sophia is an author, speaker and nonprofit organizer from New York City. Through engaged botany and ecology, she bridges the worlds of indigenous ecological knowledge and Western science.

She holds a BA in anthropology and religious studies from The New School and a M.Sc. in Ecological Economics from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). She is a Program Coordinator at the Chaikuni Institute and currently directs the sustainable ayahuasca cultivation program at the Temple of the Way of Light, a traditional plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian Amazon. Sophia is also a co-author of When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) on the global spread of ayahuasca.

She has worked with several psychedelic harm-reduction programs such as KosmiCare, and serves as an advisor on the Ayahuasca Community Committee for the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. She is currently based in Peru.

Sophia Rokhlin Website

Temple of the Way of Light

Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines

Dates for upcoming Head Talks with Shane Mauss
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Posted in Ayahuasca, Culture, Environment, Family, Future, Live Salons, Medicine, Psychedelics, Sophia Rokhlin.

One Comment

  1. The Amazon is being cleared like never before. The best way to preserve Ayahausca is to preserve the Amazon. Boycotting food products from Brazil would be a good start for everyone especially beef and soy.

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