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Mushrooms and Mythology

Throughout history there has been an intersection between the worlds of mycelium and mushrooms. Enjoy the conversation with herbalist Sean Padraig O'Donoghue, Sophie Strand, and -----

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Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue is an herbalist, writer, and teacher, and an initiated Priest in two traditions. He lives in the mountains of western Maine. Seán’s approach to healing weaves together the insights of traditional western herbalism and contemporary science. He regards physical, spiritual, and emotional healing as deeply intertwined.  He is the author of The Forest Reminds Us Who We Are (North Atlantic Books, 2021).

 

Prior to becoming an herbalist, Seán was a political organizer in movements for peace, human rights, and global economic justice, and a freelance journalist documenting the human and ecological impacts of U.S. policies in Latin America.     For more information about his work go to https://otherworldwell.com/

Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue is an herbalist, writer, and teacher, and an initiated Priest in two traditions. He lives in the mountains of western Maine. Seán’s approach to healing weaves together the insights of traditional western herbalism and contemporary science. He regards physical, spiritual, and emotional healing as deeply intertwined.  He is the author of The Forest Reminds Us Who We Are (North Atlantic Books, 2021).

 

Prior to becoming an herbalist, Seán was a political organizer in movements for peace, human rights, and global economic justice, and a freelance journalist documenting the human and ecological impacts of U.S. policies in Latin America.     For more information about his work go to https://otherworldwell.com/

Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue is an herbalist, writer, and teacher, and an initiated Priest in two traditions. He lives in the mountains of western Maine. Seán’s approach to healing weaves together the insights of traditional western herbalism and contemporary science. He regards physical, spiritual, and emotional healing as deeply intertwined.  He is the author of The Forest Reminds Us Who We Are (North Atlantic Books, 2021).

 

Prior to becoming an herbalist, Seán was a political organizer in movements for peace, human rights, and global economic justice, and a freelance journalist documenting the human and ecological impacts of U.S. policies in Latin America.     For more information about his work go to https://otherworldwell.com/

 "Body Autonomy: Vaccines, Abortion, and Transitioning" 

Where does the right of the individual end and the greater good begin? One of the most challenging questions facing us today is the issue of body autonomy and who gets to decide where the lines begin and end. 

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Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging medicine.

Dr. Sulak received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.

 

Dr. Sulak is the founder and medical director of Healer.com, with the mission to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health, achieving this through education, advocacy, and research.

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Selma Holden, M.D., M.P.H. is an integrative family physician who offers legal psychedelic assisted psychotherapy at the Riverbid Clinic in Portland, Maine.  She serves on the advisory board for Decriminalize Maine and is an assistant professor at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

Dr. Holden’s background in harm reduction raised her awareness of the traumatic histories that many people share, which guided her clinical training at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Maine-Dartmouth’s Family Medicine Residency program.  She received her degree in public health and completed her fellowship training in Integrative Medicine research at Harvard University.  

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Art, Psychedelics, and Spirituality 

As long as there has been individuals creating there has been an overlap of the creative process with a journey into the mind of the creator. How psychedelics have influenced both contemporary and ancient art.

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Dana Sawyer is professor emeritus of philosophy and world religions at the Maine College of Art and author of biographies of both Aldous Huxley and Huston Smith.  His primary expertise is in Hinduism and Buddhism but for more than twenty years, his work has focused on comparative mysticism, theories of the “perennial philosophy”. His essays have been published by the University of California at Berkeley, the State University of New York, the University of Muenster, Germany, and have appeared in such popular journals as Parabola, Yoga Journal and Tricycle: the Buddhist Review.  He lives for six months each year in an off-the-grid cabin in Maine with his artist wife, Stephani.

Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue is an herbalist, writer, and teacher, and an initiated Priest in two traditions. He lives in the mountains of western Maine. Seán’s approach to healing weaves together the insights of traditional western herbalism and contemporary science. He regards physical, spiritual, and emotional healing as deeply intertwined.  He is the author of The Forest Reminds Us Who We Are (North Atlantic Books, 2021).

 

Prior to becoming an herbalist, Seán was a political organizer in movements for peace, human rights, and global economic justice, and a freelance journalist documenting the human and ecological impacts of U.S. policies in Latin America.     For more information about his work go to https://otherworldwell.com/

Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue is an herbalist, writer, and teacher, and an initiated Priest in two traditions. He lives in the mountains of western Maine. Seán’s approach to healing weaves together the insights of traditional western herbalism and contemporary science. He regards physical, spiritual, and emotional healing as deeply intertwined.  He is the author of The Forest Reminds Us Who We Are (North Atlantic Books, 2021).

 

Prior to becoming an herbalist, Seán was a political organizer in movements for peace, human rights, and global economic justice, and a freelance journalist documenting the human and ecological impacts of U.S. policies in Latin America.     For more information about his work go to https://otherworldwell.com/

 "Body Autonomy: Decriminalization, Vaccines, Abortion, and Transitioning" 

Where does the right of the individual end and the greater good begin? One of the most challenging questions facing us today is the issue of body autonomy and who gets to decide where the lines begin and end. 

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Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging medicine.

Dr. Sulak received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.

 

Dr. Sulak is the founder and medical director of Healer.com, with the mission to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health, achieving this through education, advocacy, and research.

 

Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging medicine.

Dr. Sulak received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.

 

Dr. Sulak is the founder and medical director of Healer.com, with the mission to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health, achieving this through education, advocacy, and research.

 

Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging medicine.

Dr. Sulak received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.

 

Dr. Sulak is the founder and medical director of Healer.com, with the mission to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health, achieving this through education, advocacy, and research.

Mushrooms, Plant Medicine, and Magic

Where are the latest healing opportunities in these fields and how do they get on equal footing in contemporary culture?

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Selma Holden, M.D., M.P.H. is an integrative family physician who offers legal psychedelic assisted psychotherapy at the Riverbid Clinic in Portland, Maine.  She serves on the advisory board for Decriminalize Maine and is an assistant professor at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

Dr. Holden’s background in harm reduction raised her awareness of the traumatic histories that many people share, which guided her clinical training at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Maine-Dartmouth’s Family Medicine Residency program.  She received her degree in public health and completed her fellowship training in Integrative Medicine research at Harvard University.  

 

Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging medicine.

Dr. Sulak received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.

 

Dr. Sulak is the founder and medical director of Healer.com, with the mission to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health, achieving this through education, advocacy, and research.

 

Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging medicine.

Dr. Sulak received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.

 

Dr. Sulak is the founder and medical director of Healer.com, with the mission to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health, achieving this through education, advocacy, and research.