World Bufo Alvarius Conference 2019 PANEL: PTSD Solutions and Working with Veterans
Combat veterans discuss how 5-MeO-DMT has helped them process their service trauma to reintegrate back into society.
What are the unique experiences of veterans that can serve as mirrors for all of society through this medicine?
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.
The angels are created to serve the jalal (power/infinity/transcendence) or divine masculine aspect to follow source’s command to praise it (reflect the light on the outside). The animals, plants, fungi and all living matter are created to serve the jamal (beauty/eternity/immanence) or divine feminine aspect and experience its mercy (experience light on the inside).
Texas Veterans for Medical Marijuana made a moving display at the Texas Capitol on Monday. The group displayed a military casket filled with prescription medicine bottles from veterans who say they need access to medical marijuana.
Each bottle contained a letter from the veteran who sent it, detailing his or her service and why they wanted access to cannabis.
Ian Benouis, formerly a Blackhawk pilot in the War on Drugs, and currently a plant medicine activist, talks with an audience about his experiences of war and the pharmaceutical industry, and using natural psychedelics to heal trauma.
The first of what appears will be an annual event of the World Bufo Alvarius Congress was held this summer on July 27-29th, 2018 in Mexico City in the historic district downtown.
Former Blackhawk pilot Ian Benouis will share his experiences of war, the pharmaceutical industry, using natural medicine and psychedelics to heal trauma, and his advocacy for more sensible drug policy.
The Inaugural Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium was held June 22-23, 2018 at the UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom.
Nisha Money, MD was the moderator and Ian Benouis, Matt Kahl and Brooke and Michael Cooley were on the panel.
As part of the team (I’m credited with hospitality and moral support) that helped in the creation of the movie From Shock to Awe I was invited to participate in the film’s premiere at the Illuminate Film Festival where it received an Honorable Mention for Social Impact in the category of Debut Feature Competition Jury Prize and it received the Mangurama Award for Conscious Documentary Storytelling.