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Thu, Mar 05


Mercury Cafe

Psychedelic Professionals Meet: DENVER

For psychedelic professionals, researchers, practitioners, and activists to learn, share, network, and connect in community. Let's keep Colorado leading the way forward in transforming our relationships with drugs and medicines.

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Psychedelic Professionals Meet: DENVER
Psychedelic Professionals Meet: DENVER

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mercury Cafe, 2821, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205, USA

About the event

Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are now happening in Boulder and Denver! Let's keep Colorado on the leading edge of psychedelic medicine work by coming together in community to learn, share, and grow. Each Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Group starts with an informative topic relevant to research, practice, policy, or activism around psychedelic medicines, followed by open discussion and an opportunity to connect with like-minded others. 

For March 2020...

Ayahuasca and its broader field of Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine has been making its way around the world for some time now. On a weekly basis, one can find Ayahuasca circles that meet in cities as varied as Jerusalem, Beijing, Dallas, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Lima, Madrid, Tulum, Vancouver, Tehran, Maui, Gainesville Florida and Atlanta Georgia to name some of the many cities around the world where this transformative work is taking place. We will hear from three of our own Coloradans and their experiences working with Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine for the last decade. Their stories include experiences of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing, shaping of ontological perspectives of reality with experiences of the divine, and the challenging work of apprenticing as a Curandero within the field of Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine. Join us for a night of visionary stories about the sacred plant medicine of the Amazon.


Caitlyn Riley-Film maker, director and community organizer

Caitlin Riley is a writer, producer, and creative director based in Denver and Austin. Her relationship with ayahuasca started in 2017 when she traveled to Iquitos, Peru in an effort to treat Lyme disease and other chronic illness. She spent three months living at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual working with ayahuasca and other master plants. Her travels and exploration of carious entheogenic plant medicines have since led her to Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Gabon.

Stephen Thomas MSW-social worker, author, and Nowak Society Board Member  

Stephen Thomas has been exploring plant medicines and psychedelics for over 25 years. He is a board member of the Nowak Society and a Fort Collins-based psychotherapist working in community mental health. Formerly from Atlanta, Georgia, Stephen helped found the first chapter of the Evolver Network, an international social movement fostering ideas for cultural transformation.

Iskon Rawa-Inka, Toltec, Nichiren Buddhist, Founder of Gifts of Awareness, Curandero of TAPM, Community Organizer, Independent Sociologist

Iskon's work with plant medicines have taken him across Peru in search of understanding, restoring, embedding and resurrecting the knowledge, wisdom, culture, and traditions with Andean and Jungle Wisdom traditions.

Join us in Denver at the Mercury Cafe (first floor). $5 suggested donation, and/or please purchase food or drink at the Mercury Cafe. 

If you have ideas for topics or presentations for these meetup groups or would like to be more involved, please contact us!

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