Our planet is full of plants, yet how often do we pause and feel the wisdom that they carry? We know that indigenous communities and healers around the globe both speak about and make use of the ample medicinal properties of plants for holistic healing. Yet, can plants also be our teachers? 

This week on INSIDE THE WOONIVERSE, I’m speaking with Dr. Maya Shetreat; neurologist, author, herbalist, urban farmer and hellenistic astrologer. Dr. Maya is considered to be a visionary in the field of psychedelics and is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches earth-based programs for transformational healing.

In this conversation, we speak about sacred plants as medicine, psychedelics and the power of communicating with nature.

In This Episode We Talk About:

  • Dr. Maya’s journey from conventional Neurologist to Ethnobotany & Plant Healing 
  • Discovering Sacred Plant Medicine through her son’s health crisis
  • Encountering the consciousness of plants & the language of plants
  • Colette’s story of channeling an ancient ayahuasca plant
  • Dr. Maya talking to the woods & being willing to communicate with nature
  • Herbalists Revolts, Decimation of Goddess Culture & the European Witch Hunts
  • Discovering her roots and Indigenous Moroccan background 
  • Leaving her 25 year marriage to embrace a greater life
  • Master plants & teacher plants like coffee, cacao, kava who speak with a louder voice
  • There are no bad plants: Dr. Maya’s coca plant story (a.k.a. Cocaine plant)
  • Respecting and cultivating a relationship with plants vs. mis-using plants
  • Healing with plant medicine, psychedelics & microdosing 
  • Which psychedelic is the right one for me?
  • The Death Vine: Meeting Grandmother Ayahuasca & Sacred contracts
  • The health benefits of psychedelics: the default mode network, predictive coding and supporting the nervous system 
  • The gifts of being a sensitive being, medication, addiction & ‘cosmic magnets’
  • Pull an Oracle card with Colette Baron-Reid & Dr. Maya Shetreat

The Teatime Afterparty!

  • People have charts, animals have charts… Do plants have an astrological chart? 
  • Dr. Maya reincarnates as a plant, which one would it be?
  • Banned from the libraries & Modern Family
  • Gene Keys, Amulets & Cabbage

Episode Resources

Bonus Content

  • The difference between Western Astrology & Helenistic Astrology 
  • Using Astrology to navigate the most difficult times of her life
  • Understanding the language of classical astrology
  • Dr. Maya’s affinity for the Hindu Goddess, Kali Ma

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