Transcending Western Individualism

A Mythosomatic Approach to Integration

Psychedelics can illuminate the interdependent reality of the cosmos, yet the power of these insights are often lost due to a lack of integration. It’s all well and good to know oneself as living cosmos, but how do those gnostic realizations move out into the world? While integration may be a Western concept, the liberative possibilities of the practice lie in applying a rites of passage frame to psychedelic work. In this presentation we’ll explore a rites of passage orientation to integration and move through a mythosomatic practice to experientially ground and embody our own individual knowings.

Valeria McCarroll, PhD, LMFT

Valeria McCarroll, PhD, LMFT, is a psychedelic educator, writer, and speaker. Formally trained as a guide in expanded states of consciousness, she teaches critical courses on psychedelic humanities in the Integral and Transpersonal Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Her interests lie at the intersection of nondual wisdom traditions, somatics, psychedelics, and social and transformative justice. When not synthesizing and refining liberative systems for deconstructing the patriarchy, she enjoys playing outdoors and creating beauty.