Psychedelic Renaissance

Brigitte Mars is a master herbalist, university professor, author and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with some fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has been the faculty advisor for the Psychedelic Club at Naropa University and is the voice for the audio version of The Psychedelic Prayers, based on The Tao Te Ching as translated by Timothy Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner. She is a longtime member of MAPS and a recent graduate of the Psychedelic Sitter’s School in Boulder, Colorado.

Brigitte is the author of many books including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and HealingThe Country Almanac of Home RemediesThe Desktop Guide to Herbal MedicineBeauty by NatureAddiction Free NaturallyThe Sexual HerbalHealing Herbal TeasRawsome!, and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called iPlant that helps budding herbalists to identify plants in the wild.

Sacred Iboga Medicine

Elizabeth Bast is the author of the new book, Heart Medicine. A True Love Story: One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction about healing with iboga medicine. She is a San Rafael, California-based writer, poet, yoga and meditation teacher, performance artist, healing artist, musician, and holistic life coach specializing in entheogenic medicine integration, addiction recovery, and women’s empowerment. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition. Elisabeth studies the medical safety aspects of iboga treatments with Jamie McAlpin, RN, of IbogaSafe and co-creates collaborative works of visual and performance art with her husband, artist Chor Boogie.

The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

Bruce Barcott is the author of the new book, Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. The magnitude of the change in America’s relationship to marijuana can’t be measured in only economic or social terms: There are deeper shifts going on here – cultural realignments, social adjustments, and financial adjustments. The place of marijuana in our lives is being rethought, reconsidered, and recalibrated. Four decades after Richard Nixon declared a War on Drugs, that long campaign has reached a point of exhaustion and failure. The era of its winding down as arrived.