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Mar 29

Psychedelics, Death, and Dying: Can Psychedelics Facilitate the Dying Process?

March 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


Join LAMPSS for a conversation about psychedelics, death, and dying with three death doulas.


Psychedelics and death are potent and powerful topics. We are learning more about what it means to “die well” and psychedelics are playing a role in this awareness. How can psychedelic medicines assist in the dying process and beyond? Results from studies over the past decade at Harbor UCLA, Johns Hopkins, and NYU have shown that terminal cancer patients suffering from severe death anxiety can obtain significant relief in depression and anxiety through the use of psilocybin, especially when a mystical experience has been induced. Moreover, other psychedelics, such as LSD, DMT, Ayahuasca, and others, may also ameliorate death anxiety.

Join LAMPSS for an in-depth exploration of these questions. Topics will include:

  • What is a death doula?
  • How can psychedelic medicines be used to facilitate the process of dying?
  • Which medicines show the best potential for facilitating the process of dying?
  • Could psychedelics aid in communication with the departed?
  • As psychedelics become decriminalized or legalized, how might this change the nature of hospice care?


Mary Telliano is an end-of-life doula and the Founder of The Anam Cara Academy LLC., an online certification course for end-of-life doulas. She is passionate about bridging the world between life and death. She has a foundational understanding and belief that when we hold life and death equally, we are more capable of expanding into our gifts and sharing our light with others. It is through her practice as an end-of-life doula, and an entheogenic guide, that she has cultivated her gifts and is leading the new wave of lightworkers. Her work is in the unseen, but felt, worlds and she guides others to this practice through her teachings. Mary’s mission is to RE-BRAND death and to create sacredness and ritual into our lives’ transitions.

Ethereal Hope is an intuitive spiritual guide, mystic, and medicine woman with over 30 years of experience exploring a wide variety of sacred psychedelic medicines, most specifically 5MeO DMT. She is a death doula, channel, and medium for the recently deceased, and guides surviving loved ones through the grieving process. As an Integration Specialist, Hope assists clients with sacred medicine practitioner selection, as well as pre-and post-psychedelic experience counseling, with a focus on long-term complex integration, reactivations, and spiritual crisis. Hope was the Director of the Psycho-Spiritual program for Crossroads in Mexico. While there she guided and prepared patients for Ibogaine treatments, and administered 5-MeO-DMT sessions, using the Bufo Alvarius medicine. Hope was the Program Director for Integration at the first World Bufo Alvarius Congress (WBAC) in 2018, a featured speaker on 5MeO and trauma, and the facilitator of daily integration sharing circles and various workshops. For the last 7 years, she has extensively volunteered her time to those in need globally, while moderating online harm reduction discussion groups for those harmed by psychedelic experiences or seeking education, with more than 20k+ members, and growing exponentially.

Rome Shadanloo is a medicine facilitator and the Co-Founder of Mycology Psychology, which is made up of a network of practitioners who support clients through microdosing and therapy. She majored in holistic psychology at Lesley University, with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology, working to ease chronic pain rooted in the emotional life of the mind. Rome’s practice includes the various modalities of Internal Family Systems (IFS), reparenting work and quantum healing, and she is a certified death doula. Her unique empathy for the individuality of each nervous system laid the ground for her practice which supports the healing of the individual, not just from their outward psychology, but through a fully-embodied approach to the restoration of a healthy life. Rome‘s greatest honor is when her client discovers that they are their own greatest healer.


The panel will be co-moderated by Brad Adams, Ph.D., founder of the Los Angeles Medicinal Psychedelics Society (LAMPS), and Paul Lisy, documentary filmmaker and LAMPS partner.


March 29, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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