Short on cash or struggling to pay bills? The answer, says Tricia Eastman, may lie in using powerful psychedelics like DMT and Iboga to address internal traumas and expand the mind.
Eastman, a medicine woman who trained in facilitating Iboga and DMT experiences for others at a treatment center in Mexico, will give a talk on money and psychedelics at East Village herb store The Alchemist’s Kitchen.
Using a vocabulary full of mystical and spiritual terms, Eastman explains that the thesis of her talk is how the psychedelics can allow people to open up themselves to abundance and success they never knew they could have. “The medicine is designed to bring up the trauma so it can be seen and processed,” Eastman said. “Then what you get is the most profound expansion of the capacity in the mind.”
Since training how to facilitate medical retreats in 2013, Eastman has given numerous talks on the power of psychedelics. “So what I’m going to do is start by opening up a portal so everyone can have the highest experience and arrange the set and setting,” Eastman said. “[I’ll be] opening up that space and discussion around the nature of energy and our money consciousness and doing some intuitive exercises that allow us to open up our minds.”
She also plans to talk about microdosing and other tools people can use to “live in that orientation.”
US law currently prohibits the use of Iboga and DMT. Aside from a ceremonial peyote, which is allowed due to its use in certain Native American religious rituals, Eastman has had to travel to countries like Mexico or Costa Rica to facilitate psychedelic use.
Though it’s easy to be skeptical of what can sound like nonsense hippie-speak, recent studies have backed up the notion that the use of psychedelic drugs can induce a “higher state of consciousness.”
The Psychedelics of Money is tonight, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. at The Alchemist’s Kitchen in the East Village. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.