Guest lecture by Françoise Bourzat
In the climate of advancing research with the medical use of psychedelics, how are ancient traditions anchored in the use of sacred plants and fungi considered? How is it possible to cultivate reciprocity, honoring these traditions, cultures, and people while integrating their wisdom into our Western industrialized world? How are these rituals handled in their own traditions, and how do we replicate them without cultural misappropriation? Once connected with lineages and traditional uses of these sacred substances, our modern world can feel the support and permission to translate their ceremonies.
Françoise Bourzat has a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology, and has been weaving the healing potential of expanded states of consciousness and psychology together in her practice for over thirty years. Her teachers include an indigenous Mazatec woman leading healing ceremonies with sacred mushrooms in the high mountains of Southern Mexico. Drawing from years of close apprenticeship, as well as training in other indigenous traditions, Françoise has developed an approach that bridges Western and indigenous modalities for healing and growth. She trains therapists and facilitators, teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and lectures internationally.
Stanford Psychedelic Science Group: http://med.stanford.edu/spsg.html