Medicinal Psychedelics

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The New Healing

Ancient Future Medicine – Cannabis, Psychedelics and Herbs

A three part series from Spiritgrow Josef Kryss Centre, Melbourne

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A very special thank you to David Rothberg for filming and editing this event


Session 1

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Intro: Dr Debbie Herbst MBBS, Diet and Nutrition, featured in “That Sugar Film”. ‘Overview of Plant Medicine’

  1. Prof. Vicki Kotsirilos AM MBBS, FACNEM, FASLM, Specialist GP
    PLEASE NOTE: Prof. Vicki Kotsirilos’s talk was not recorded, but her PowerPoint Presentation slides are shown in this video.
    What is Cannabis and why is it so controversial?
    The legal and social implications of broadly legalising.
  2. Brandon Cohen, Computer Engineer, Entrepreneur
    My journey with Cannabis and Psychedelics
    The gains and the losses
  3. Tommy Huppert, Chief Exec. Officer, Cannatrek, Health economist and entrepreneur
    What is a nice Jewish boy doing growing commercial ‘weed’?
    The agricultural and legal challenges of growing plant medicines
    How competitive is the commercial field and who are the buyers?
  4. Rabbi Laibl Wolf, Dean Spiritgrow Josef Kryss Centre
    The Talmud and Medicinal Plants
    Spirituality and Belief -Factors in Healing

Session 2

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Ancient Future Medicine – Medicinal Plants and Homo Sapiens
Chairperson & Introduction: Mel Lewis BPharm.

  1. Dr Jarrod Lewis, MBBS MPM FRANZCP Dip. Music
    Somatic (mindful) psychotherapy and healing.
    Psychedelic medicines’ role in the psychotherapy
  2. Professor Marc Cohen MBBS (Hons), PhD (TCM), PhD (Elec Eng), BMed Sci (Hons)
    How medicine leverages the plant-human symbiosis
    Plant based medicines in context of modern medicine.
  3. Rabbi Menachem Wolf, Rabbi, Spiritgrow – The Josef Kryss Centre.
    Do plants have souls?
    Spiritual symbiosis between plants and humans

Session 3

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Change Your Mind: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

  1. Prof. Arthur Christopolous, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
    Sciences, Monash University
  2. Tania de Jong AM, LL.B (Hon)s PGDip.Music (Opera and Voice), Co-Founder and Exec.D’or Mind Medicine, Australia
  3. Dr. Eli Kotler, Psychiatrist, Medical Director of Malvern Private Hospital
  4. Rabbi Laibl Wolf, Dean, Spiritgrow – The Josef Kryss Centre

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