Adam Aronovich is a doctoral candidate at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain, focusing on Medical Anthropology and Cultural Psychiatry. He is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC-URV) and part of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. Adam spent over four years conducting research and extensive fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon, where he also facilitated Ayahuasca workshops in the context of shamanic and medical tourism. He is the creator of Healing from Healing, a social media platform that casts a critical, skeptical, and humorous gaze at Healing Culture. Adam is currently the director of therapy and integration for Rē Precision Health, a wellness centre in the Pacific Coast of Mexico. He also facilitates preparation and integration processes in private practice, helping clients reframe “Healing” within relational and recreative frameworks using a secular, humanistic, grounded, open-ended interpretive, and epistemic orientation. In this episode, we speak about applying Medical Anthropology and Cultural Psychiatry to mental health, examining our culture’s dominant metaphysical assumptions, the dark side of psychedelics, the illusion of radical independence, and pathology-free psychedelic integration.
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