Aug 18 • 33M

In Conversation with Evacheska DeAngelis

My daughter and I discuss our roles in the psychedelic renaissance and views on LSD, MDMA, and Ayahuasca

 
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Dr. Richard Louis Miller is an American Clinical Psychologist, Founder of Wilbur Hot Springs Health Sanctuary, and broadcaster who hosts the Mind Body Health & Politics talk radio program from Mendocino County, California. Dr. Miller was also Founder and chief clinician of the nationally acclaimed, pioneering, Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program. Dr. Miller’s new book, Psychedelic Medicine, is based on his interviews with the most acclaimed experts on the topic. Mind Body Health & Politics radio broadcast is known for its wide ranging discussions on political issues and health. The program’s format includes guest interviews with prominent national authorities, scientists, best-selling authors, and listener call-ins. The programs offer a forum and soundboard for listeners to interact with the show and its guests. We invite you to listen to the latest broadcasts below or visit our many archived programs. We’d love to hear from you on political and health issues!

Links:

Temple Sotto Luce

The Ayahuasca Foundation


Show Notes:

  • How did Evacheska go from being an executive in the fashion world to an integrative counselor in the psychedelic world? (1:22)

  • What was it like on the trip to Peru? (4:29)

  • It’s difficult for the average person to figure out which places offering psychedelic experiences in Peru, Jamaica, or Costa Rica are real and which ones are trying to make a quick buck. What did you do to ensure that the place you were visiting was righteous? (5:40)

  • Why did Evacheska decide on Ayahuasca as opposed to taking LSD experiences or a series of psilocybin experiences? (10:38)

  • Are the ceremonies and the setting around the psychedelic medicine as important or more important than the medicine itself? (13:08)

  • What’s the difference (approach, cultural, medicinal) between opioid prescriptions in American culture and psychedelic ceremonies? (13:50)

  • Why do I need to go to the Peruvian jungle to have a ceremony? Why can’t I have the same experience in my own neighborhood? (15:40)

  • How does Evacheska use sound to open neural pathways and have a psychedelic journey, even without psychedelics? (17:46)

  • How does a strong dose of psilocybin compare to an Ayahuasca experience? (21:14)

  • What are the downsides of taking Ayahuasca? (24:15)

  • Considering that Roland Griffith’s research showed that a one-time dose of psilocybin still had an effect on depression patients after a year, what’s the advantage of taking Ayahuasca three times a week for an entire month? (25:57)

  • Could you imagine a future where people trained in LSD therapy or psilocybin therapy might prescribe taking those three times a week or a month? (27:37)

  • What happens in an integration session? (29:03)