Arizona Psychedelics Conference

The very first Psychedelic medicine conference to be hosted by a medical school is coming to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine this February 8-10, 2019. This three-day event seeks to examine the therapeutic potential of psychedelics like psilocybin, ayahuasca, peyote, MDMA, DMT, ibogaine, ketamine, cannabis, and more. Join us to examine the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture, and spirituality. Over the course of the weekend, we will explore these topics through a series of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and a marketplace.

Hamid will be giving a presentation on Saturday at 6 pm entitled How Sound and Music Potentiate the Entheogenic Experience. On Sunday morning, Hamid will be delivering a Transcendental Sound Journey in the yoga room.

Every entheogenic tradition uses sound and music in the experience, but each provides its own reasons. Modern research into the effects of sound on the mind and body shed light on how sound and certain types of music work hand-in-hand with entheogenic medicines to bring about physiological and psychological healing. What can we learn about the use of sound in these experiences from similar traditions that have long abandoned the use of entheogenic plants, like the Indian mantra system, the ecstatic drumming traditions of Africa, the Native American traditions? Many believe sound is doing the work. This presentation will present the latest research into the effects of sound on the mind and body, with advice for practitioners on how to select appropriate sound and music in their work with patients.

Tickets to the conference are available through the conference website at

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