Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!

Episode 105: In this episode we discuss Rachel’s Background story, what led her to working in the psychedelic medicine space, working with ayahuasca, details on harm reduction and ethics, the problem with self medicating psychedelics with no guide, experiencing vulnerability around medicine facilitators, reflections on the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver, an overview of Rachel’s book “Swimming In The Sacred”, Shipibo tribe facilitation, thoughts on integration, and so much more!

00:00 – Fire Moment

01:42 – Introduction

02:45 – Rachel’s Background

06:53 – Ayahuasca Medicine

12:37 – Harm Reduction

16:14 – Self Medicating

21:24 – Vulnerability Around Others

23:41 – PS2023, Denver Conference

28:26 – Ayahuasca In Capsules

29:47 – Swimming In The Sacred

33:04 – Indigenous Losing Integrity

36:39 – Transcending Need For Control

40:31 – Shipibo Tribe Facilitation

45:40 – Becoming A Facilitator

47:17 – Precautions

48:45 – Integration

53:44 – Outro

About Rachel:

Rachel Harris, PhD, is the author of Swimming in the Sacred: Wisdom from the Psychedelic Underground and Listening to Ayahuasca. A psychologist who has been in private practice for 40 years, she spent 10 years in an academic research department where she published more than 40 scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals and received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award.

Rachel splits her time between an island in Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area. Swimming in the Sacred: Wisdom from the Psychedelic Underground https://amzn.eu/d/8j7e8W1

Connect with Rachel: http://www.swimminginthesacred.com

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