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Soul Magic: Movement and Meditation

Soul Magic: Movement and Meditation

Chris and Tammi team up again for a synergistic combination of guided movement and deep meditation. It will begin with 30 minutes of yoga-style movement designed to prepare your body to let go of its earthly attachments. Immediately following, Chris will guide the viewers through a musical journey to transcendent layers of our consciousness. Tailored music playlists will be provided and carefully mixed with gentle words so you can hear everything clearly through your Zoom platform. Using this and a soothing visual presentation, viewers can be transported along with Chris and Tammi to a place where magic is more real and our souls can open up to thrive! About the Hosts: With his background in education, meditation and integrative medicine, Christopher Gunlock M.H.S. works with people through https://www.openmindintegration.com that are using altered states of consciousness to expand their spiritual awareness and heal chronic health conditions. He was trained in Transcendental Meditation and advanced techniques at the Maharishi International University during his undergraduate studies. For over 2 years he has been offering a variety of educational and supportive live events on the subject of altered states of consciousness. Tammi Luecke passionately teaches yoga when she’s not tending to her many responsibilities at Creators Space. She also helps facilitate healing circles alongside the other talented healers there for those seeking to tap into the innate wisdom of their higher selves. Tammi’s devotion to transformational change is demonstrated in the heart-opening spaces she creates at events like these. Creative expression is Tammi’s other devotional practice. Her painting and movement expression is a critical component of her daily process. Psychedelics have also touched Tammi’s life and integrating those experiences in a tangible way has become a loving pursuit.
Neurobiology of the Ego w/Christopher Gunlock, M.H.S.

Neurobiology of the Ego w/Christopher Gunlock, M.H.S.

It’s hard to talk about psychedelics without talking about the ego. This presentation will explain the purpose and function of the ego from not just a neurobiological perspective, but will also draw parallels with psychoanalytic theory and the more modern entropy theory. We will examine modern brain imaging technology that has allowed us to map specific brain areas to characteristic elements of the ego such as self-referral, introspection and adaptive thought. We will also see how this new data compliments our classical psychological understanding of the ego in the relationship between primary and secondary consciousness. We will evaluate the effects that psychedelics have on ego-associated brain networks, such as the Default Mode Network (DMN), and will discuss how they induce the classical psychedelic experience. Additionally, we will review the role of the Default Mode Network in common mental illnesses like depression and PTSD, and will touch on the clinical evidence supporting the therapeutic potential of psychedelics in treating these illnesses. There will be time for input and discussion during the presentation, so feel free to bring your ego for participation! This event is open to the public for no cost and if you are able, please donate $5 or $10 for this event to support our organizers who volunteer their time: https://www.paypal.me/psychedelicmn **Please type which event in the "add note" field. About the Host: With his background in integrative medicine, education, and meditation, Christopher Gunlock M.H.S. works as a psychedelic integration coach through https://www.openmindintegration.com to help people that are using altered states of consciousness to expand their spiritual awareness and heal chronic health conditions. Christopher also serves as the executive director for the Psychedelic Society of Minnesota where he regularly offers events on psychedelic science, holistic health and psychedelic integration. Christopher has hundreds of psychedelic experiences over the past 15 years that are always open for discussion. More importantly, he wants to hear all about yours! DISCLAIMER - this event is not a place to seek out illegal drugs, nor a place to sell them. This group is designed as a safe and sober space to help members integrate prior experiences with psychedelics and other methods of inducing non-ordinary states of consciousness. Please respect the privacy involving personal details of others shared during the event. All attendees must adhere to our member guidelines and codes of conduct. https://www.psychedelicmn.com/membership-guidelines
How To Join The Psychedelic Revolution w/Christopher Gunlock M.H.S.

How To Join The Psychedelic Revolution w/Christopher Gunlock M.H.S.

The revolution is upon us and the state of psychedelics in the modern world is changing faster every day. More people than ever are making their claims and new organizations are popping up all the time. With such a variety of new players getting involved, ethical and legal challenges are further complicated. Then there is, of course, the many people that are looking to just experience it for themselves. Whether it be for curiosity, mental health, spirituality, or performance, the demand for psychedelic experiences is exploding. For those that don’t have the time and resources to stay up to date on the latest in this revolution, this presentation will provide in depth information on the following: ~The People and Organizations Involved ~The Ethical and Legal Challenges ~Finding a Psychedelic Experience ~Therapists, Coaches, and Guides ~How to Become a Practitioner ~The Path of Healing This info has been gathered from Christopher’s time serving as executive director of the PSMN, cofounder of Decriminalize Nature Minneapolis, host of the US Regional Psychedelic Society Group, member of the Global Psychedelic Society Group, and consultant on an upcoming national psychedelic event ethics committee. The best way to join the revolution is the get plugged in to the community as much as possible and this event seeks to provide you with the info and resources to do that. It’s the wild west right now with many choices, some better than others, so learning how to choose wisely can go a long way! About the Host: With his background in education, meditation and integrative medicine, Christopher Gunlock M.H.S. works as a psychedelic integration coach through https://www.openmindintegration.com to help people that are using altered states of consciousness to expand their spiritual awareness and heal chronic health conditions. Christopher also serves as the executive director for the Psychedelic Society of Minnesota where he regularly offers events on psychedelic science, holistic health and psychedelic integration. Christopher has hundreds of psychedelic experiences over the past 15 years that are always open for discussion. More importantly, he wants to hear all about yours!
Does My Brain Make DMT? (Updated Presentation 9/16/20)

Does My Brain Make DMT? (Updated Presentation 9/16/20)

Welcome back to one of the big questions in the world of psychedelics! This updated presentation will feature some special guests scientists currently working in this field, reflection on personal experiences with DMT and will provide scientific evidence for common curiosities like: -Does the pineal gland produce DMT? -How do you measure DMT in the brain? -Is DMT a neurotransmitter? -How is DMT synthesized using endogenous human chemicals? -Do dreams and near-death experiences have anything to do with DMT production? -Why is DMT found in so many places in nature??? The implications of this powerful psychedelic being part of the spontaneous human experience are potentially massive! Presentation Summary: Much of what we know about DMT in our brains was actually established decades ago. Some of the older studies tended to reside in the realm of psychotomimetic theories of psychedelics, which assumed there was a chemical correlate to schizophrenia and other "psychoses." Despite their limited perspective, they did uncover valuable details that have been largely confirmed and expanded upon by the most recent neuropsychedelic studies on DMT. Some went even so far as to argue that DMT is a neurotransmitter much like dopamine or melatonin. The focus of this event will be on scientific evidence, but it is important that people’s personal experiences and theories on this topic be addressed as well. Feel free to come with questions and comments, but save your trip reports for the next event coming soon, DMT Stories! About the Speaker: With his background in psychedelic integration coaching and integrative medicine, Christopher Gunlock M.H.S. works with those seeking to heal chronic health conditions by going to the root of the problem. Christopher serves as the executive director alongside 5 other amazing directors for the Psychedelic Society of Minnesota where he regularly offers events on psychedelic science, holistic health and integration. Also, through https://www.openmindintegration.com he offers one-on-one integration and health consulting services. Christopher has hundreds of psychedelic experiences over the past 15 years that are always open for discussion! More importantly, he wants to hear all about yours!
Psychedelic Society Community Symposium and Story Telling

Psychedelic Society Community Symposium and Story Telling

The Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis is proud to present our community symposium. Join us as we feature selected speakers from our local community and learn about efforts in the Midwest to promote the psychedelic renaissance! We will also close out the night with an open mic storytelling session for anyone to come up on stage and contribute their favorite story about a psychedelic experience. We will also be raising funds and taking donations for local charities supporting homeless outreach in the Twin Cities, including VEAP and Second Harvest. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 6:00pm – Doors open 6:30pm – Start of symposium, opening remarks from Jessica Nielson 6:45pm – Day Host-Jablonski: "Speaking Psychedelics to Youth: Thoughts on educating teenagers about psychedelic therapy" 7:15pm – Christopher Gunlock, MHS: "How to Liberate Psychedelics and Liberate the Mind" 7:45pm – Kitty Sipple: "Walking in Liminal Spaces: A Closer Look at Gender-Expansiveness & Psychedelics" 8:15pm – Link Swanson: "Belief, Expectation, and Psychedelic Drug Mechanisms" 8:45pm - Ryan Westrum, PhD, MA: "Psychedelics: Personalize your integration practice" 9:15pm – Open mic story telling Jessica Nielson, PhD is a neurobiologist, data scientist, psychedelic researcher and founder of the Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis. Day Host-Jablonski is an Emergence Medic and Radical Perfumer from Madison, Wisconsin. She is a healthcare educator, herbalist, writer, and ceremonialist. She is one of the organizers of the Madison Psychedelic Society, and produced the 2018 Midwest Psychedelic Therapy Symposium. Christopher Gunlock, MHS is a recent graduate of Integrative Medicine, but has formally studied mathematics, audio production, and meditation as well. He is a budding integrative health coach, with an emphasis on people that use psychedelic integration in their personal healing journeys. He strives to build bridges between a person's practical, material world and their inner subjective, spiritual world to bring as much of the ideal version of the self into physical existence as possible. Because he sees methods such as psychedelics as a vital tool in this endeavor, he also contributes online media to the Psychedelic Society of MPLS in the form of blogs, videos and social media presence. Kitty Sipple is a gender-awesome queer non-binary femme. They are finishing up their Multidisciplinary BS at The University of Minnesota, focusing on Engineering Studies, Holistic Health & Healing, and Plant Biology. They are deeply focused on centering research around finding viable solutions for the issues that society places on marginalized communities, particularly the trans & non-binary community. When they are not focused on the magical world of science, Kitty loves making Spotify playlists, researching adaptogenic mushrooms, and building psychedelic relationships with plants. Link Swanson is a graduate student in the PhD Program in Cognitive Science at the University of Minnesota. Link’s work aims to characterize the brain mechanisms of expectation in perceptual and cognitive information processing. Toward this goal, Link investigates the role of the serotonin system in supporting expectation-related neural processes, with a specific focus on understanding the mechanisms of classic psychedelic drug effects. Link holds a BS in psychology and a BA in philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. His publications include Unifying Theories of Psychedelic Drug Effects and The Predictive Processing Paradigm Has Roots in Kant. Ryan Westrum, PhD, MA is a nationally recognized psychedelic integration expert. For more than 15 years, his primary focus has been working with individuals and groups facilitating experiential therapy and integrating psychedelic journeys into healing and personal transformation. Ryan speaks on a myriad of topics and leads experiential groups, like dreamwork integration therapy and psychedelic integration groups. The founder of healingsoulsllc.com and psychedelicintegration.net; Ryan offers a multitude of models ranging from hypnosis to various forms of breathwork practices to engage in therapy and working towards wholeness within oneself. Ryan is a registered integration therapist for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), as well as the co-author of the book The Psychedelics Integration Handbook.