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  • Angie Sunshine

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    15 June 2020 at 15:34
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    A theme I deeply hope to experience a deeper impact with is plant medicine. Living here in the Netherlands has opened my world to a fascinating dichotomy between those who take sacred plants and those who fear them. As a facilitator of the first group aforementioned, I am continually amazed by the influx of clients we receive from outside of the Netherlands who come here for retreats and, for some, a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience psilocybin. Those who live here have either never tried it or think it’s something the “bad” kids do. For sure there is stigma worldwide about sacred plants, but I would like to start a deeper conversation about it here in Amsterdam first, and then take the conversation worldwide when the time is right. I am a strong advocate for the healing power of plants, and I would love to use the knowledge in our storytelling course to bridge connections for those who are still under the sting of stigma.

    TLDR: I would like to open minds and hearts to the possibility of exploring deeper within oneself through the assistance of plant medicine, particularly psilocybin.

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  • Myrrha Pijpers

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    19 June 2020 at 13:01
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    Angie,

    How wonderful to meet you here, I have read about you or seen a video about your work I think? Is that possible? Anyway, I am a very causious traveler. Being a child of the 60’s I have seen and heard a lot of interesting stories and some really bad ones.

    For some reason I always disliked the idea of recreational drugs. If and when it should be used for gaining knowledge was my excuse to not delve into it when offered such things on parties. So, being over fifty now, I have read much about it, listened to stories of those who do go on trips and pussy footed into magic mushrooms etc and LSD. It has given me glimpses of those magic worlds and already astounding insights with the little experience I have.

    Looking forward to more of your quest.

    • Angie Sunshine

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      22 June 2020 at 18:16
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      Hi Myrrha!

      How lovely to connect. I can imagine growing up in the 60s would be a wild ride! We are going through what they call the “Third Wave” of Psychedelics. Thankfully it’s highly respectful and focused on what we call “set and setting” – the environment and intention of the medicine.

      If you are curious, the book “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollen is a fantastic read. Here is his TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuhmZSFvhL0

      Hope you are having a great day,

      Angie

  • Daniëla Postma

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    26 June 2020 at 09:08
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    Dear Angie,

    A former friend of mine using drugs always said to me ‘You get quite high, just by yourself, so don’t ever mess with drugs’. But I do know someone who did use sacred plants once, funny enough I never heard whether he liked the experience.

    And I still hope weed, also in the Netherlands, would be more accepted as sometimes the only and best medicine for chronical pain. If that had been the case, I might have had myself less difficulties with a bad health in the past, especially if someone really would have helped me to find the right way to use it as a medicine and monitored the process.

    So I think it’s wonderful that you do this, because being safe and guided seems to me the keyword for those who want to try this.

  • Daniëla Postma

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    26 June 2020 at 09:15
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    I’m also a bit curious: what made you decide to start doing this kind of work, Angie?

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