Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series

Naropa Center For Psychedelic Studies Presents Psychedelic Alchemy, a speaker series dedicated to exploring the modern psychedelic landscape.

Featuring prominent and emerging leaders in the field, these public events will investigate salient topics in the psychedelic space such as psychedelic-assisted therapy, science, social action, spirituality, healing integration and more. Whether you’re a novice or well-researched expert, join us for this curated series of inspiring à la carte discussion panels, lectures, and interviews with galvanizing psychedelic luminaries.

Upcoming Events

Colorado and Proposition 122: Where Do We Go From Here?

A special panel co-hosted by Naropa University and Chacruna Institute

January 18th, 2023 // 1:00 - 2:30 PM MT // Live Online

Colorado recently made history within the psychedelic realm with the passing of Proposition 122. This proposition creates a natural medicine services program for the supervised administration of various psychedelics including psilocybin, mescaline (excluding peyote) and others, and creates a framework for regulating the growth, distribution, and sale of such substances to permitted entities. While this has been an incredibly groundbreaking accomplishment, we are still left with many questions in regards to accessibility, education, community, risks, integration, potential monopolization and qualifications to administer and distribute these psychedelics. 

What do community model healing centers look like and how do we prepare existing psychedelic communities to handle the growing flow of interest in a safe way for community leadership, community members, and participants, to make sure that people are educated on their rights and responsibilities? What markers of success should determine how and when the NMHA should expand to include more natural medicines? Who should be permitted to facilitate psychedelic therapy and who should be excluded? 

Join us in the conversation to discuss these questions and more, with speakers Veronica Lightning Horse Perez, who is a NLP practitioner and certified Time Line Therapist, Joshua Kappel, who is is a founding board member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, Bia Labate, who is executive director of Chacruna Institute, Nicholas Powers, who is a poet, journalist and Associate Professor of Literature, Jamie Beachy, who serves as Director of Education for Naropa’s Center for Psychedelic Studies, and Emily Boeschenstein, who is a psychedelic therapist and art therapist.

Recent Past Events

Valeria McCarroll PhD, LMFT - Are psychedelics doomed to be tools of oppression, or can they be agents of liberation?

On October 20th, 2022, NCPS hosted Valeria McCarroll for an engaging talk on psychedelics, mysticism and possibilities for transformation. Valeria is a consciousness guide, teaches somatic and transpersonal psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and serves as the Embodied Wisdom Advisor for Synthesis Institute. Valeria’s interests lie at the nexus of nondual wisdom traditions, somatics, psychedelics, and social/transformative justice, which culminate into her healing work called Somadelics℠. Valeria lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter and, when not synthesizing and refining liberative systems for deconstructing patriarchy, enjoys playing outdoors and creating beauty.

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