Thu, Nov 09|
Matka - SOSNA
Salvia Divinorum: The Misunderstood Psychedelic
Join us to reexamine our relationship with the visionary and profoundly psychedelic plant Salvia Divinorum, the commonly misunderstood psychedelic.
Time & Location
Nov 09, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Matka - SOSNA, 456 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
About the event
Salvia Divinorum, a visionary psychedelic plant stewarded by the Mazatec people, made a bad first impression with Western culture in the 90s. Today, most people know Salvia as a freak-out drug.
Christopher Solomon has done more than anyone to reframe Salvia’s reputation as that of a loving plant ally. A somatic Salvia guide, he has pioneered techniques to use Salvia as a therapeutic tool for guided self-healing, meditation, and introspection.
Christopher will appear virtually for storytelling and a Q+A. He will explore:
- The history of use of Salvia (Xka Pastora, the Diviners Sage, Leaves of the Shepherdess)
- Differences between smoking, chewing leaves, and drinking a tincture.
- How to use the Salvia pipe, which aids in the mindful exploration of Salvia by allowing you to smoke small amounts repetitively.
- Explore the range of experiences you can have with Salvia, and tips for making sense of them.
We will follow the conversation with Christopher with a sharing circle. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your experience (or lack of it) with Salvia. Come prepared to process, and to make acquaintance with a new plant ally–and make new human friends too!
Note: This is a sober event. While Salvia is legal for sale, possession and use in a number of states, including New York, we will not be consuming or providing Salvia at this event.
About the facilitator: Christopher Solomon is a somatic Salvia guide, teacher, and inventor of a pipe that aids in the mindful exploration of Salvia Divinorum. Incorporating lessons learned directly from Salvia and as a student of somatic psychotherapy, Christopher is pioneering techniques to use Salvia as a therapeutic tool for guided self-healing, meditation, and introspection. Christopher lectures about the proper, intentional, and therapeutic use of Salvia, offering a blend of scientific, esoteric, and therapeutic perspectives. He also cultivates a medicinal Salvia garden for use in his therapeutic practice with clients. His main goal is to teach people how to use Salvia for themselves in a manner that is supportive, informative, and empowering. He has a B.A in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and received his training in somatic psychotherapy from the Hakomi Institute of California.
More info about Christopher Solomon and Salvia at salviahealings.com.
General Admission Ticket$15.00+$0.38 service fee