EDUCATION + EVENTS

As an educator, Zoe has presented keynotes and workshops to top-tier corporate executives and major art organizations. In her digital revolution days in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she presented “Working with Evolving Mediums,” “Collective E-Consciousness,” “Archetypes of the Digital Age,” and “Demystification and the Digital Divide.” She was also known for “Demeter's Pallet,” a popular nature-centered visual vocabulary workshop for people seeking to commune more deeply with nature, the finest of all designers.

Most recently, she has presented educational talks and workshops called “Psychedelic Feminism,” core concepts and key stages for Plant Spirit Journeying and “Global Sustainable Medicinal Plant Trade,” with a focus on Women + Wilderness + Wildlife at New England Women’s Herbal Conference 30th Anniversary gathering, at Bastyr University, and at The Emerald Cup. She is open to exploring professional consulting and speaking opportunities.

Psychedelic Feminism—TEMENO Talking Circles

People from all over the world are working with sacred plant spirit medicines for healing, empowerment, and self-liberation. Zoe Helene’s TEMENO Talking Circles explore women’s work “in the medicine” space, including core concepts of “set and setting” and three key stages of preparation, immersion and integration. Together we explore methods for “evoking intentions” in preparation for intentional journeying with sacred plant medicines. Zoe Helene also shares wisdom learned from more than a decade of women’s empowerment work with sacred plant spirit medicine, including cannabis and traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in the Peruvian Amazon. WOMEN ONLY, please, and no recording devices.

Our OPEN TEMENO Talking Circles welcome all respectful, open-hearted people who are interested in exploring the effects of damaging patriarchal programming, and the wounds and demons they carry from surviving in a culture suffering from gross, long-term gender-imbalance. ALL WELCOME. No recording devices.

The word “Temeno” is Pelasgian (Indigenous Greek) word for “Sacred Space,” (often a nature space). Most people use the word “Temenos,” which the Dorian Invader’s version of the original word.

About Zoe Helene

Cultural activist, artist, and psychedelic feminist ZOE HELENE, MFA, is outspoken and unyielding in her fight for the rights of women, wilderness, wildlife, and sacred psychedelic plants. Best known for “psychedelic feminism,” a term she coined and popularized, Zoe promotes cannabis as an “ambassador plant” for moving the greater plant medicine conversation forward, as a sacred (sometimes psychedelic) plant spirit medicine for journeying, and as a plant spirit ally for personal post-ayahuasca integration work.

Zoe founded Cosmic Sister, an eco-feminist educational advocacy group championing women’s healing, self-liberation, and empowerment through deep (legal) intentional work with nature’s most profound medicines, including cannabis, ayahuasca, peyote, and psilocybin mushrooms—our evolutionary allies. Cosmic Sister’s trio of psychedelic feminism grants—Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance, Cosmic Sisters of Cannabis and the merit-based immersive Plant Spirit Grant—support women’s voices in psychedelics and cannabis.

Zoe believes creating a true balance of power between genders—globally—is the only way humans (and non-humans) will survive. She’s dedicated to animal rights and has published extensively about our moral responsibility, as Earth’s apex predators, to protect and defend critically endangered wolves’ and dolphins’ right to live freely in thriving, uncompromised wilderness sanctuaries.

Zoe is married to and travels the globe with ethnobotanist Chris Kilham, promoting sustainable medicinal plant trade, environmental protection, and cultural preservation. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Bust, Playboy, VICE, Broadly, Tonic, ABC Australia, Radio New Zealand, BBC Travel, LA Yoga, Boston Magazine, New York Magazine, Civilized, Utne Reader, AlterNet, and many other top-tier media venues.

“Exploring the potential of our own inner worlds freely in whatever way we choose — including psychedelics — is a core human right. What if, through responsible exploration with psychedelics, we free our minds? Free-thinkers are more difficult to manipulate and control, which begs the question: Why are psychedelics illegal?” — Zoe Helene, Bust Magazine

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