Ian Benouis

Earth medicines and self-surrender to source saved my life. The goal of the mystical experience is altered traits not altered states. Huston Smith. Nature loves courage. Terence McKenna. Ask the plants of the earth and they will teach you. Job 12:8. If you see the day of judgement coming finish planting a tree. Muhammad

  Ian Benouis discusses plant medicine and how these medicines help veterans heal. Entheogenic medicine is of great interest to the vet community.  Texas Veterans for Medical Marijuana presents a discussion moderated by David Bass with Jason Walker and Ian Benouis.  

Vets and suicide rate represent a national failure in mental healthcare. Why are their representatives lying about cannabis medicine? A Republican lawmaker from Texas lied about a scientific study in order to prevent U.S. combat veterans with PTSD from gaining access to medical cannabis. Making up stories about weed is nothing new for lawmakers, but […]

From being the target population of major clinical trials to working directly with legislators consulting on future policy, the veteran community holds an important role in the psychedelic movement. Join this breakout session of leading veteran psychedelic activists to discuss the fundamental role military veterans have played in changing perspectives around the therapeutic use of […]

PANEL: Service Members & Family Share Experiences with Psychedelics Psychedelic Science Summit: Austin, Texas (November 1-3, 2019) Speakers: SGT(R) Jonathan Lubecky, Amber Capone, Marcus Capone, Ian Benouis (Moderator) Given the PTSD and suicide epidemic within the military and veteran communities, nothing should be left off the table in terms of treatment options. All potential options […]

Thank God for the internet!  This video guide was put together in the mid 1990’s when internet access fueled the psychonautic revolution where basement shamans of all stripes and shapes could still legally buy leaves, powders and extracts on the internet before the days of more heavy-handed regulation. It was filmed in super-vhs, in camera edits with no second takes.  

Brandon Ketchum was planning to go with us to Peru in 2016 for an ayahuasca dieta for what later became Soldiers of the Vine. He wasn’t able to get his Texas birth certificate in time to get a passport. When we went to Mexico for iboga and toad two months later, he killed himself after going to the VA in Iowa and asking to be admitted and being told that he wasn’t sick enough. We found that out the night of the day we all had toad. Bittersweet the medicine is.