Tue, Oct 17|
Rapé Circle and Talk with Chacruna Institute - Oct 17th
The Brooklyn Psychedelic Society is partnering with the Chacruna Institute for two evenings of experiential learning about rapé. This is a chance to sit with teachers who carry these medicines with the blessing and permission of their partners in the Amazon.
Time & Location
Oct 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Matka Studios, 456 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
About the event
Tobacco is one of the most prevalent and respected sacred plants among Indigenous and traditional peoples of the Americas. One of the ways it is traditionally consumed is in the form of rapé snuff.
The Brooklyn Psychedelic Society is partnering with the Chacruna Institute for two evenings of experiential learning about rapé. This is a chance to make direct contact with the world of visionary plants and to sit with teachers who carry these medicines with the blessing and permission of their partners in the Amazon.
- Decompress from Horizons with the Brooklyn psychedelic community
- Learn about the history, traditions, and contemporary uses of rapé
- Explore a new relationship with tobacco
- Come away with your own rapé and kuripe (pipe for self-administration)
- Support Chacruna’s mission of decolonization and cultural exchange in the psychedelic space
We will be gathering twice, once on Monday and again on Tuesday. Each evening will have a different educational talk, followed by the music and fellowship of a co-created rapé circle.
*We request that all participants fully read and sign a waiver in order to be present at our event. We will send the waiver out in advance and will have hard copies at the venue. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
**Attendees are welcome to not consume rapé and still participate in the circle.
***If you cannot afford the full price, we have one scholarship option available. Please use our scholarship form.
We hope you can join us!
About the Facilitators:
Dr. Glauber Loures de Assis is Associate Director of Chacruna Latinoamérica in Brazil and an ayahuasca practitioner with 15 years of experience. He has built this practice in dialogue with his local Brazilian ayahuasca community and with the blessings of Indigenous elders and activists in Brazil.
Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate is a queer Brazilian anthropologist who has been studying plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, religion, and social justice for decades. She is the Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and serves as the Public Education and Culture Specialist at MAPS.
Joseph Mays is an ethnobotanist whose conservation work explores how cultural conditioning influences approaches to biocultural sustainability. As Program Director of Chacruna’s Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative, Joseph partners with Indigenous community organizations throughout the Americas to increase cultural reciprocity in the psychedelic space.
Learn more about the Chacruna Institute here.
+$1.13 service fee
This is a general admission ticket. This ticket includes a discussion about the history, traditions, and contemporary uses of rapé and a rapé circle (an exploratory session with the medicine).
+$1.13 service fee0