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Episode 20:

In this episode we talk about Carlos’ background story, how he became interested in medicinal plants through reading Carlos Castaneda books, overcoming his drug addiction after his wakeup call, his first transformative experience drinking Ayahuasca in Peru, synchronicities that take place after a psychedelic experience, the trust one builds with the universe along their path, the retreats that Carlos and his team offer that are lead by Curanderos from the Shipibo tribe, targeting and resolving inaccurate personal truths that were formed from our traumas, what is Ayahuasca and what are its properties, and perceiving beyond our biological limitations (sight, hearing, smell) through drinking Ayahuasca.

Later on, we discuss Carlos’ powerful understanding of how traumas are formed and how we can overwrite them through the use of psychedelics, the long-term effect of psychedelic treatment vs pharmaceutical treatment, the fish tank analogy and how important changing the environment of an unhealthy individual is rather than trying to fix the individual themself, forgiving but not forgetting, Carlos’ thoughts on the future of plant medicines, the complex training involved in becoming an Ayahuasca practitioner and so much more.

Connect with Carlos:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyahuascaFound  
Website: https://www.ayahuascafoundation.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ayahuascaret...  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayahuascafo..
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ayah..

About Carlos:
Carlos was born and raised in the United States and has degrees in both art and philosophy. He moved to Iquitos, Peru, in 2004 and lived with his first teacher for four years before creating the Ayahuasca Foundation in 2008. In 2017, he opened the Riosbo Retreat and Research center and began hosting medical research in 2018. The stage 1 study was completed at the end of 2019 and has now been published in the journal Frontiers of Psychiatry. Carlos appeared in the Netflix series Down to Earth with Zac Efron in 2020 and continues to offer unique educational courses and healing retreats as well as host important research into the traditional use of ayahuasca and plant medicine.

The published study on “Ceremonial Ayahuasca in Amazonian Retreats”:

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