"Imaginarium": July's First Friday Event
Friday, July 6th from 7 - 9 pm
This month will feature visionary artist and Amazonian plant medicine shaman Timothy White. Timothy will be displaying his art for your healing enjoyment and enlightening us with a lecture on plant medicines originating from the Amazon. The evening will also be enhanced with musical accompaniment of Michael Logue.
"Peaking Inside the Imaginarium of Dr. Ayahuasca: Understanding Ayahuasca’s Therapeutic Properties"
Can ayahuasca—a foul-tasting, purgative Amazonian folk medicine—help end the pandemic of chronic depression, PTSD, and other stress-related illnesses running rampant in our contemporary world? Or is ayahuasca just an another faddish, over-priced snake-medicine that deserves to be banned as a “Schedule-1 psychedelic drug of no scientific benefit”? Timothy White—our guest artist for July—will address those questions in a free talk from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, July 6th.
Over the last several decades, dramatic stories about the marvelous healing properties of the Amazonian plant-medicine ayahuasca have been featured in a broad range of media—from National Geographic and Scientific Report articles to theatrical movies and DYI Youtube videos. Ayahuasca’s therapeutic benefits have been lauded by many well-known celebrities including the pop singer Sting, the actress Lindsay Lohan, singer-songwriter Tori Amos, and singer Paul Simon, as well as by many lesser-known eco-tourists and spiritual seekers.
Timothy White, who has been studying about ayahuasca for decades, will describe some of the ground-breaking new clinical and sociological research discoveries that have been confirming the special healing properties of ayahuasca. Having participated personally in hundreds of ayahuasca ceremonies in the United States and South America, White will also offer his personal experiential insights into how the healing properties of ayahuasca are catalyzed and enhanced by indigenous ceremonial practices.