About this Workshop
Reaching trance states is an essential part of Tantric rituals. Trance states help slow down time, become present in the here and now, and become hyperaware of the energies within and around you. Trance states can be induced using different methods, one being the intake of plant medicines. Plants have been used for thousands of years to help us survive and thrive.
The World Health Organization has estimated that across the world, 80% of people use herbal medicines for some part of their primary healthcare needs. The term plant medicine is used to describe the plants that assist with healing the body. These medicines can be made from the plant’s roots, herbs, fungi, and trees; all of these are naturally growing worldwide. When plant medicines help with a spiritual transformation, they are sometimes called psychedelics. They can be used to help heal the body, mind, and soul.
A series of recent studies suggests that psychedelics may be useful for alleviating depression and anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. During the 1950s and 1960s, there was considerable interest in the potential for psychedelics to treat mental illness and substance use researchers published more than 1,000 scientific papers during this period showing the promise of certain drugs.
Plant medicine is about facing the difficulties of life in a safe and supportive environment. Used in the context of community and ritual, ingestion of plant medicines is seen as a powerful healing modality. Ingestion of these plants is taken very seriously, and the ability to use them is seen as a privilege.
Join Sara in this workshop to find out more!