Plant Spirit Grant recipient Mary Averill with Estella, a master Shipibo healer. by Tracey Eller for Cosmic Sister

Psychedelic Feminism ~ Core Concepts and Key Stages for Plant Spirit Journeying
England Women’s Herbal Conference 30th Anniversary
by Zoe Helene
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Zoe Helene, founder of Cosmic Sister has been invited to be a featured Teacher at the 30th Anniversary of Rosemary Gladstar and Marie Frohlich's New England Women’s Herbal Conference, August 25 ~ 27, 2017. Stay tuned for more details.

If you’ve never been to the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and would like further information about the event, please visit www.womensherbalconference.com. Though the information is about this year’s event (the 2016 WHC), it will give a lot of information about this joyful and inspiring conference.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE: 1:45 – 3:15 AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

Psychedelic Feminism ~ Core Concepts and Key Stages for Plant Spirit Journeying

People from all over the world are traveling to the Peruvian Amazon to experience ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogenic combinatory plant spirit medicine brew and profound mind-body-spirit journey. This Psychedelic Feminism interactive talking circle will explore women’s work “in the medicine” space, including the three key stages of preparation, immersion and integration. Zoe Helene will share wisdom learned from a decade of women’s empowerment work with sacred plant spirit medicine, including traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in the Peruvian Amazon and her work with cannabis as “master” plant.

ABOUT ZOE

Zoe Helene, an artist, environmental and cultural activist, and psychedelic feminist, founded Cosmic Sister, an “underground collective” for women who understand that balance of power between genders is the only way to true sustainability—a system in which all parties (human and non-human) thrive. Educational advocacy projects championing women’s frontline voices are a core concept in Cosmic Sister’s approach to creating positive change. Through these projects, Zoe emphasizes our responsibility—as Earth’s apex predator—to evolve ethically. Cosmic Sister’s educational advocacy projects include Women + Wilderness + Wildlife, LifeSTYLE + Sustainability, and Love Warrior, a collection of interviews highlighting trailblazers in sync with Cosmic Sister’s mission. The company’s trio of psychedelic feminism grants—Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance, Cosmic Sisters of Cannabis and the merit-based immersive Plant Spirit Grant—promote sacred plants (and fungi) such as ayahuasca, cannabis, peyote, and psilocybin mushrooms and our fundamental human right to journey with them. Zoe’s work in the field is focused on how exploring the wilderness of our own psyches with these natural allies can be a profoundly self-liberating experience for females in male-dominated cultures. She also speaks out for cannabis as a sacred plant for journeying and an “ambassador” for promoting the greater plant medicine conversation.

August 2017