Dec 6, 2019
Sophia is an ultra kind new friend and a wealth of information on plants, medicine and amazonian shamanism.
Topics touched : cultural whiplash, collaborations, her new book "When Plants Dream" , life in the amazon , sustainability & ayahuasca tourism, critique vs cynicism, new rituals, romanticizing all things old, finding a connection to the land, walking barefoot, facing your own end level bosses and leveling up, why we should leave the shire, becoming the medicine vs becoming an evangelist, and how personal transformation = global transformation. Sophia places a mysterious seed into the Cosmic Time Capsule.
Sophia Rokhlin is an author, speaker and nonprofit organizer from New York City. She holds a BA in anthropology and religious studies from The New School and a MSc in Ecological Economics from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). She is a Program Coordinator at The Chaikuni Institute and currently directs the sustainable ayahuasca cultivation program at The Temple of the Way of Light, a traditional plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian Amazon. She is the co-author of When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) on the global spread of ayahuasca. She has worked with several psychedelic harm-reduction programs including KosmiCare, and serves as an advisor on the Ayahuasca Community Committee for the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. She is currently based in Peru.