Ep.30 Elders Offer Wise Advice for The Younger Generation of the Psychedelic Movement
As the psychedelic movement rapidly bolts forward, we might consider looking to the elders for guidance to maintain respect, reciprocity and bridge understanding of the traditions connected to these plant medicines into Western culture.
This episode was from a panel of wisdom keepers, recorded in front of a live Clubhouse audience featuring Otomi-Toltec wisdom keeper Mindahi Bastida, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook of Oglala Sioux Nation, and Joyti Ma who is founder of the Fountain and convener of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
What are some of the Western psychedelic facilitator training programs missing? How do we stay in right relationship? How do we hold the balance between ancient wisdom and what’s needed right now for a Western culture? What does it mean to follow the protocols of the original peoples? Jyoti Ma calls these challenging questions “Points of Study” that require looking at their nuance and complexity from many different perspectives.
Alongside Laura Dawn, host of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, this episode was in collaboration with Tricia Eastman from Ancestral Heart, and Sophia Rohklin, from the Amazon Emergency Fund moderating the conversation as bridges for the psychedelic community to facilitate a meaningful exchange.