Kathleen Barnes on location in the Peruvian Amazon. Photo by Tracey Eller / Cosmic Sister

A Crone’s Psychedelic Plant Spirit Journey
Infinite Perception
by Kathleen Barnes

Kathleen Barnes (70) is a passionate natural health advocate, author and publisher who has devoted nearly 40 years to educating the public about healthy living. When she returned home from a traditional Shipibo ayahuasca journey in the Peruvian Amazon, she crafted an extended piece for Param Media's Infinite Perception: The Power of Psychedelics for Global Transformation, which will feature numerous pioneering contributors, from leading scientific researchers to indigenous Amazonian shamans. Publishing date TBA.

Kathleen has traveled extensively and lived in Africa and Asia, but had yet to visit Peru. Her three rocking ceremonies at Nihue Rao, a traditional Shipibo healing retreat center, were also Kathleen’s first experience with psychedelics. She took naturally to the medicine, sharing poetic and quintessential visions in our morning circles. Kathleen was awarded a Cosmic Sister Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance Journalism Grant to write about her Vine of the Soul experience.

Kathleen's intentions: To find balance in body, mind and spirit and to find the portal that would lead me to new awareness.

November 2019