From 11am until 12:30am
At JJ Bean - Park and Tilford Gardens
333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver,
We will meet at JJ Bean, a coffee shop adjacent to Park and Tilford Gardens, in North Vancouver. JJ Bean has GREAT coffees and a host of other assorted eats and drinks. At 11:15 we will leave JJ Bean to peruse the adjacent beautiful gardens.
It is not so very long ago when raising the subject of mental health was considered taboo. As recent as 30 years ago, if you dared to talk about your own adverse mental health condition(s) you would likely become the subject of ridicule and reprisal. You could lose your friends, you could lose your job, or worse. Thankfully, the mind of society has grown to a place where it has become 'safe' to discuss your psychological and emotional difficulties with your family, friends, and co-workers.
The mental health landscape has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. Largely due to positive reinforcement by the media, the workplace, and mental health professionals, We now enjoy relative freedom when referring to our own psychological and emotional difficulties. The debilitating anxiety, the depression, the PTSD, etc. are all acceptable reasons for taking time for yourself, to change the scenery, to reconnect with your core and find some level of 'normalcy'.
With the goal of reaching peace, love, authenticity, and freedom from these adverse psychological and emotional conditions we are referred to a host of healing modalities; Yoga, Therapy, Ceremony, Shamanic Practice, Meditation, Psychoanalyses, Spirit Plant Medicine (entheogens), sound therapy, Pharmaceuticals, Mindfulness, etc. the list goes on.
This brings me to the subject of my free talk on Spirit Plant Medicine, also referred to as Entheogens.
"Entheogen - a psychoactive, hallucinogenic substance or preparation (such as psilocybin or ayahuasca) especially when derived from plants or fungi and used in religious, spiritual, or ritualistic contexts." Merriam-Webster
Personally, I do not like the term hallucinogenic because it implies that the experience was not real and of no value; which, cannot be further from the truth. However, this term will remain ubiquitous until our culture wakes up to the many benefits of these non-ordinary experiences.
There is much scientific evidence that entheogens have helped many people overcome their PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety Disorder. I would love to share my experiences and knowledge of these medicines with you and cordially invite you to join me for this free talk.
Entheogens can help us attain spiritual enlightenment and become happy authentic sovereign beings of light and love.
I look forward to sitting with you.
Connected in spirit ♡ gray bird
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Feliz has suffered from debilitating PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety Disorder for most of his life. In an effort to heal from these psychological and emotional illness he set out on a spiritual healing journey which began in 1970.
Feliz has sat in many Yage ceremonies, practiced Kung Fu for many years, made 3 excursions to the Amazon Jungle to sit with the vilage healer, and participated in a 3 year Shamanic Apprenticeship. Gray is now a Shamanic practitioner who helps others find their authenticity and relief from a host of adverse psychological and emotional difficulties.