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Ethics and Ecology / Re: "Practitioners Code of Conduct"
December 12, 2017, 09:39:03 AM
Hello 5 Family!  I promised myself (and my editors) that I would not let this site eat my head until after I finish the ayahuasca essay that I've been working on for over a year now. I kinda got spooked when I found out how many people actually read my Teatime essays on Erowid, and now I'm sort of paralyzed by my fear of valencing people's perceptions about something that I'm still trying to sort out for myself.  I was real sick and I went to the Amazon and hit it up pretty hard for a few weeks and I got better. I had quite a number of the kinds of experiences that are widely reported, but which are still rather shocking when they actually happen to you personally. I am profoundly uncertain about how to interpret them, and I'm afraid of muddying the meme pool with my extremely tentative conclusions no matter how thoroughly I qualify the heck out of everything. So I've been stuck for a while. I promise that I'll so be coming on here just as soon as I figure out what I want to say about my time in the jungle. It's teally long overdue.

I wanted to leave a message for you all on this thread, though.  I know that best practices for facilitators is a topic that has been hotly debated of late. Here is the best recording of my much considered opinion on this matter. It's a sort of prosetic performance piece called Carrying the Light that I originally presented at the Exploring Psychedelics conference in Ashland this year.

For your consideration and amusement:

It's sort of a sequel to Mapping the Source, which I performed at Exploring Psychedelics in 2016. Its already up on this site somewhere else. But this is the best audio version:

Poetry and Art / Re: Mapping the Source
July 21, 2017, 04:54:31 PM
This one is sort of the sequel
Media/Resources / Carrying the Light
July 21, 2017, 04:49:48 PM
Okay! Here at last is a decent video of Carrying The Light, the talk that I gave at Exploring Psychedelics 2017 in Ashland, Oregon. It is sort of the sequel to Mapping the Source, which I first presented at Exploring Psychedelics in 2016. It's my attempt to contribute to the still emerging consensus around best practices for 5-MeO-DMT and Toad facilitators. Enjoy!
Introductions/Newbies / Teafaerie Here!
July 21, 2017, 04:37:35 PM
Hello! It's the Teafaerie! I'm sorry to be so unfashionably late to the party, especially since y'all have been kind enough to grant me the status of Community Elder.

The truth is that I wanted Carrying the Light to be my first post (after Mapping the Source, to which it is sort of a sequel) and I've had a number of, um, technical difficulties.

I also sense in this forum a sort of bottomless time sink with my name written all over it in gigantic diaphanously holographic letters made of magical smoke with rainbow colored lasers piercing through them in unpredicatable patterns, and I have a couple of writing projects to complete before I can honorably allow this forum to eat my brains. But don't worry. It eventually will.

I've been writing an on-again-off-again column for Erowid called Teatime, Psychedelic Musings From the Center Of the Universe for like almost ten years now.

You can find that and links to most of my other output here:
Poetry and Art / Re: Mapping the Source
April 25, 2017, 07:12:07 PM
Here is the original post on Erowid:

And also the video version: