"This is how magic is done, by hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed." -Terrence McKenna
A psychedelic experience can be positively profound but it can sometimes be difficult to return to your everyday life. Life is confusing as you try wrap your head around your new found wisdom. Finding there is a safe place, someone who not only understands psychedelics but empathizes with your life experience and make integration easier. Modern Alchemix strives to cultivate a non-hierarchal, non-judgmental, accessible, and educational support system.
The Modern Alchemix approach combines spirituality, energy work and traditional coaching methods to support you in building a practice that releases unfavorable behavior patterns, reflect on the experience so you can align with lessons learned in the psychedelic space. Though eternally grateful for the deep healing brought on by the ceremonial use of psilocybin mushrooms, Modern Alchemix found it hard to integrate. There wasn't much diversity at retreats or integration circles she attended, even in the melting pot of New York City. Those she knew personally couldn't relate to her choice to explore psychedelics. She found herself reluctant share her new found wisdom in front of strangers at circles, fearing most wouldn't relate to her life experiences. That's when Modern Alchemix decided to become a part of the solution: creating an intimate integration space for those who have experiences of being "other," whether based race, sex, gender, sexuality and/or class.
Group integration is not available at this time due to COVID-19:
The facilitation method used during group integration was learned directly from Katherine MacLean, PhD: research scientist, teacher and meditator. Many associate her with Michael Pollan's critically acclaimed book "How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence." In her academic research at UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University, she studied how psychedelics and mindfulness meditations can promote beneficial, long-lasting changes in the personality, well being and brain function. She also co-founded the Psychedelic Education & Continuing Care Program in New York, which focuses on increasing awareness and reducing risks of psychedelic use (www.katherinmaclean.org)
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Disclaimer: Modern Alchemix does not sell or distribute illegal substances—but your cognitive liberty and freedom to alter your own consciousness on the path to liberation and enlightenment is not obstructed.