Month: April 2016

Veterans David Bass and Ian Benouis speak about their PTSD experiences at WomenGrow event November 5, 2015.

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Yeah, here I am today. I’m a veteran working to share this kind of healing with other people, and am really honored and blessed to be you know, working the rest of you in this movement to get these plants resacralized, and I’ll just say the last thing is that … And I experienced this under Ayahuasca is that I came to the understanding that veterans are the moral conscience for this country because we go and exercise the politicians’ will, and are the instruments, deliverers, and witnesses of these horrible things that you know, no human being should experience, and then we have to come back and reintegrate, and there’s no real plan, or way that’s currently set up to do that.

I’ve seen that veterans are going to be the ones that get to prove this model to show how we can turn ourselves from warriors that are killing machines into warriors that are loving machines that can actually beat our own swords in to plowshares, and that’s what I see for veterans, and that’s what I’m committed to.

I guess this my official coming out party. It’s my 15 minute Forrest Gump moment as part of the Psymposia’s Drug War Stories – Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing the Drug War. This was part of the Drug Policy Reform Conference last November 20th in Washington, DC.