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Friday, April 6 • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Discussion of Entheogen Research

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Research upon the healing properties of entheogens will be discussed by Shelby Bertsch. She will discuss the modalities to study entheogens and consciousness, as well as discuss knowledge and growth that will come from a relationship with medicinal plants. Shelby is a psychophysiological researcher whom conducted research on the mind-body connection in the rainforest outside of Iquitos, Peru. The study observed individuals undergoing the process of drinking ayahuasca and dietas. Her study measured stress response through blood cortisol levels, to understand changes in stress reactivity after working with plant medicine. The research hoped to preserved the Quechuan practices of healing, to not separate the medicine from the culture it blossomed from. The findings of the study showed healthier levels of cortisol reactivity were mirrored by improved perception of the self. The details of the research will be interwoven with current findings in the fields of therapy, neurological and autoimmune research.

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Friday April 6, 2018 5:45pm - 7:00pm PDT
Altar of Spirit Lucid University Main Campus