Story

Theobroma Ceremonial Cacao: A Holistic Exploration of History, Science, and Ceremony

Erik Lieux
.
Theobroma cacao, a tropical evergreen tree, is commonly known to be the source of one of humanity’s favorite foods: chocolate. This botanical marvel’s name literally means “Food of the Gods” in Greek. Theobroma Cacao, or simply cacao, is native to lowland rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins, and is grown commercially in the New World tropics as well as western Africa and tropical Asia. This amazing botanical medicine in fact has captivated humanity for centuries. Its journey from ancient ceremonial rituals to modern scientific discoveries and cultural practices reflects theobroma cacao’s intricate interplay between nature and human civilization.

Theobroma Ceremonial Cacao: A Holistic Exploration of History, Science, and Ceremony Read More »

Unlocking the Potential of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy for Trauma Recovery

Erik Lieux
.
In the dynamic realm of mental health, a curious and alluring pathway is emerging: exploring the use of psychedelics in therapy. Pioneering and examining this exploration are researchers and therapists who see the value of what these compounds can offer in the proper setting. In this article, we delve into the unique aspects of psychedelic therapy, promising compounds that engender non-ordinary states, ethical considerations, integration with traditional treatments, and the challenges and opportunities in further research and implementation.

Unlocking the Potential of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy for Trauma Recovery Read More »

Why Are Psychedelic Plant Medicines Illegal?

.
The realm of psychedelic plant medicines is a fascinating and complex domain, intertwined with ancient traditions, modern scientific inquiry, and societal perceptions and misconceptions. In recent times, names like Iboga, Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Psilocybin, Sanaga, Peyote, or Rape’ have resurfaced and gained popularity, representing a selection of potent plant medicines with medicinal and psychedelic properties. This article aims to delve into the multifaceted world of psychedelic plant medicines, taking us on an educational journey to better understand these illegal substances and offering insights into their historical significance, cultural relevance, and contemporary scientific research.

Why Are Psychedelic Plant Medicines Illegal? Read More »

Exploring the Enigmatic “Personalities” of Sacred Ceremonial Plant Medicines

Carlos Rangel
.
Embarking on a journey with sacred medicines is a profound exploration of the mind, spirit, and consciousness. Throughout the many times I’ve been able to sit with different sacred plants, I’ve had wonderful, deep, challenging, horrible, ecstatic and blissful experiences. One of the best lessons I’ve had the joy of receiving is to listen to the plants and commune with them vs just thinking that I am “taking them”. This approach has taught me to be with the plant as if they are their own entity. I’ve grown to see each plant as sentient beings with personalities and identities.

Exploring the Enigmatic “Personalities” of Sacred Ceremonial Plant Medicines Read More »

Plant Medicine Integration: Individualizing Paths To Healing & Growth

Carlos Rangel
.
Even though the use of sacred plants for personal transformative purposes has been used for thousands of years in some cultures, it has gained increasing attention in recent years in western civilization. As individuals embark on these profound journeys within their consciousness, the importance of a healthy integration after the journey is crucial. Integration is the process of assimilating insights, emotions, and experiences from a Sacred plant journey into one’s daily life.

Plant Medicine Integration: Individualizing Paths To Healing & Growth Read More »

Tachyon Energy: Igniting Limitless Power Within You

Elsa Thomas
.
Have you ever watched or heard of the movie Aladdin? In the movie, the character Aladdin came across a magic lamp which could summon a Genie and could grant him 3 wishes as long as it did not involve death or make people fall in love. This concept fascinated me for many months afterwards! What would I ask for, if I came across a magic lamp? Little did I know at the time that I would eventually open a wellness center in Coral Gables, Miami that could grant your desire, just like a magic lamp and the best part you could have more than 3 desires.

Tachyon Energy: Igniting Limitless Power Within You Read More »

Mastering Your Mind: Effective Mindfulness Exercises

Juliana Moss
.
The world these days feels like it is moving at high-speed. Information and communication are exchanged in seconds, and the demands and expectations for delivery are higher and higher, creating a need to move quickly and efficiently. Carving out a space to find moments of inner calm and mental clarity is essential but can sometimes feel like a far-away dream.

Mastering Your Mind: Effective Mindfulness Exercises Read More »

Preserving the Past: The Legacy of the Holocaust Survivors

Merle R. Saferstein
.
Often when I reflect on my years as a Holocaust educator, I marvel at all I learned and experienced—but mostly, how fortunate I was to have had the opportunity to be in the presence of these twentieth-century heroes. They rose from the ashes and created new lives for themselves—lives without hatred. What they taught me about resilience and the triumph of the human spirit is the greatest gift I’ve ever received. I was their witness. I promised them I would remember their stories and share them.

Preserving the Past: The Legacy of the Holocaust Survivors Read More »

Scroll to Top

Get Your Free Smudge Blessings and Intentions Book Today