An Extraordinary Evening with Rachel Harris Ph.D. and Rak Razam
Plus: an MDMA Research Update given by Senior Adviser Michael Gilbert

Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 6pm

  • Networking
  • Q&A
  • 18+
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After the Ceremony: Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca

Rachel Harris, PhD will share her research on the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca for depression, PTSD, addictions, and anxiety. She will describe how people report an on-going personal relationship with the spirit of ayahuasca that provides healing and guidance beyond the ceremony. The challenge is how to integrate the ayahuasca experience into daily life on both a psychological and spiritual dimension.

Points covered in talk:

  • Know what psychological issues that ayahuasca might help.
  • Understand the importance of psychotherapy following an ayahuasca ceremony.
  • Appreciate the sacred nature of this healing medicine from its indigenous source.

Rachel Harris, Ph.D. is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. As a researcher, she received an NIH New Investigator Award and published over forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. As a psychotherapist, she has been in private practice for thirty-five years. Rachel is known for presenting a balanced picture of ayahuasca including contraindications and warnings.  



The Great Mystery: Entheogens, Consciousness and Awakening

In this high-energy talk, world renowned documentary film producer, author and culture shifter, Rak Razam, will share in his signature irreverent, engaging and passionate style how entheogens can be a viable path to planetary awakening and the survival of our species.

At the end of his presentation you will be able to:

  • Identify how entheogenic plants help humans see their true non-dual nature.
  • Discover the potential to awaken within us all and why it is so critical now.
  • Identify the indigenous perception of time and why it matters for our collective survival.

Rak Razam is one of the world’s leading experiential journalist. As a writer, film producer and culture maker, he bridges the worlds of shamanism, consciousness and popular culture.
He examines the connections between human consciousness, entheogenic medicines and planetary intelligence.
He is also author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey and its companion volume of interviews, The Ayahuasca Sessions.



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Unity of Santa Barbara

227 E Arrellaga St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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