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Zoe Helene and Susan Sheldon Amazonian Nursery Temple. Photo by Chris Kilham

Zoe Helene, Psychedelics, Feminism and the Cosmic Sisterhood
Utne Reader's Abstract Notions (Podcast)
with host Christian Williams
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Utne Reader editor Christian Williams discusses the role of women in the psychedelic renaissance with Zoe Helene, an environmental activist and wildlife advocate who has started a women's advocacy group in the psychedelic community called Cosmic Sister. This is the third episode of the Utne Reader Abstract Notions podcast.

Since Helene—an artist, environmental activist and wildlife, advocate—began participating in transformational ayahuasca ceremonies in the Amazon with her husband, ethnobotanist Chris Kilham, she’s found that la medicina moves her life forward in ways that matter. Ayahuasca has reconnected her with her deepest inner wisdom and helped her step up to the plate. “This is not recreational—it is hard if fascinating work with a big payoff,” Helene says.

Christian Williams, editor of Utne Reader, will also discuss ayahuasca, the
Cosmic Sister Plant Spirit Grant, and the Cosmic Sister Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance with Zoe Helene in a Abstract Notions podcast June 2015. Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

“What I see is that the Ayahuasca—whatever it's doing inside of us as human beings, however it's interacting with us—helps us get in touch with our deepest natural inner wisdom. Like, the part of us that wants, from a nature perspective, to thrive. And whatever that means for the individual, the Ayahuasca is going to help you figure it out. And nature wants to thrive. We're odd. We're an odd species. We think too much. We get wrapped up in our little heads, you know.” - Zoe Helene

June 2015