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Rachel Harris, PhD is a Psychologist with both a research and a clinical background. She was in the 1968 Residential Program at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and remained on the staff for a number of years. During the decade she worked in academic research, Rachel received a New Investigator’s Award from the National Institutes of Health and published over forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. Rachel was in private psychotherapy practice for thirty-five years specializing in people interested in psychospiritual development. She is the author of five books including Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety (2017) and Swimming in the Sacred: Wisdom from the Psychedelic Underground (May, 2023). 

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