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Episode 17: Larry Norris from Decriminalize Nature/ERIE

Psychedelic Divinity

Today I am joined by Larry Norris the co-founder of both ERIE and Decriminalize Nature. Larry Norris studied biopsychology and cognitive science as an undergrad at the University of Michigan. He also defended his doctoral dissertation review archived ayahuasca reports to identify transformational archetypes and information that could help developing models of integration.  Larry and I discuss their journey with Decriminalize Nature and there purpose/reason for starting out on that journey. We then move the conversation into the different ways that these substances need to be viewed and what we need to do/change in order to move away from the views we currently have of entheogenic plants and their power in todays society and through history.Below are links to Decriminalize Nature, ERIE and whatever else was spoken about...Entheogenic Research, Integration and Education(ERIE): https://erievision.org/Decriminalize Nature(DN): https://decriminalizenature.org/Donate to Decriminalize Nature: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=BDM5WL2C8DET4&source=urlIf your in need of a reagent test kit so that you can practice good harm reduction go to the link below...DanceSafe: https://dancesafe.org/shop/r/Psychdivinity88/Check out our website to see the gnarly clothes we sell meant to help spread knowledge to the world and connect people from all walks of life through the use of Psychedelic Divinity. Check it out at the link below!!Website: psychedelic-divinity.comDon't forget to follow us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram at the links below to stay up to date on current news, new releases and much more information you won't want to miss.Twitter: https://twitter.com/psychedelicdiv1Instagram: https://instagram.com/psychedelicdivinity/Discord Community Coming Soon....If you enjoy the podcast and would like to show some love and support go ahead and leave a good 5-star review to help get the word out and spread the podcast to more people so we can help enlighten more people. Your good reviews also allows us to have special guests on the podcast so we can all learn from them and what they have to say. If you're not listening on apple podcast then just go ahead and follow the podcast and like/download the episode to show love and support that way if you enjoyed. Thank you very much, we really appreciate it here at Psychedelic Divinity!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/psychedelicdivinity)

1hr 5mins

11 Apr 2021

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Episode 173: Carlos Plazola and Dr. Larry Norris: Decriminalize Nature/Decriminalize Oakland/Recovering our Connection with Nature/Plant Medicines/Entheogens

End of the Road

Larry Norris, Ph.D., is the co-founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) 501(c)(3), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic education, research, and integration models.  Larry is also a co-founder and one the Board of Decriminalize Nature and helped to co-author the resolution which received a unanimous decision from the Oakland City Council and cities across the US.  He holds a Ph.D from the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco; his dissertation reviews archived ayahuasca experiences to identify transformational archetypes and insights and consider their implications for integration.  To find out more about Larry's work and ERIE's approach to integration, please visit: https://erievision.org/ To learn more about Decriminalize Nature, please visit:  https://www.decriminalizenature.org/ Carlos Plazola was educated at UCLA (BS in Biology/Anthropolgy) and Yale (MS in Environmental Science) and has lived with the Anchuar of Ecuador where he personally experienced the destruction of the rainforest and its impact on ancient traditions. Carlos has worked as a political activist with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, ACORN, and the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice.  He eventually became the field director for a mayoral campaign, and Chief of Staff to the Oakland City Council President.  His latest efforts since 2006 have been in manifesting creativity through the build environment, becoming a real estate developer, completing over 30 projects, including two mid-rises, and winning three Historic Preservation Awards while also exploring and advancing methods of sustainable development.   Due to his own experiences with entheogens, he has become an advocate for the decriminalization of entheogenic plants and fungi in a just and equitable way, ensuring they become accessible to all communities, especially to low-income communities which experience the highest levels of life-inhibiting trauma.  To support this intention, he is currently building a financially self-sustaining healing center called The Haven Community, a co-living, co-working consciousness community in Oakland, CA.  For more information about this community, please see:  https://www.thehavencommunity.org/ This podcast is available on your favorite podcast feed, or here: https://endoftheroad.libsyn.com/episode-173-carlos-plazola-and-dr-larry-norris-decriminalize-naturedecriminalize-oaklandrecovering-our-connection-with-natureplant-medicinesentheogens Have an awesome weekend!

52mins

9 Apr 2021

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Sunday Worship- Gideon Speaker Larry Norris + Garth Lee Testimony

Ridgecrest Baptist Church Tuscaloosa, Al

1hr 13mins

25 Oct 2020

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Conversations: Carlos Plazola and Larry Norris, Decriminalize Nature

Report on Psychedelics

Learn more about Decriminalize Nature: www.decriminalizenature.org/Stay up to date with the latest in the business of psychedelics by subscribing to our weekly briefing: https://reportonpsychedelics.com/#briefing-signup

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20 Jul 2020

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"Decriminalizing Nature " with Carlos Plazola (DNO) and Larry Norris (ERIE)

Fractal Friends

Decriminalizing Nature Oakland (DNO) is a grassroots organization in Oakland, California with the mission to improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education and advocacy. In 2019 they successfully led a campaign to get psychoactive plants and fungi decriminalized in Oakland. They have since become a model for cities around the united states and the world.This episode opens up a conversation about the movement to lift up our interconnected relationship with nature and the work to harness the healing power of nature.We talk about the drug war being a war on people's cognitive liberty and Freedom of consciousness. We get into the nuances of what it means to decriminalize something as opposed to legalizing it. This leads us to interesting lessons in the power of grassroots social transformation. We talk about the concept “Entheogen,” which means the divine within as a term for medicinal plants. And we get into the burgeoning research into the powerful healing power of entheogens. And we talk about love, and community.More Info at: “Decriminalizing Nature” with Carlos Plazola and Larry NorrisMusic: "Giving Up On Us” by Mazin Jamal

47mins

25 Mar 2020

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BONUS EPISODE: Nationwide Decriminalization Efforts Decriminalize Nature founders Carlos Plazola and Larry Norris

Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

In today’s special bonus episode, we’re talking with the co-founders of Decriminalize Nature, Carlos Plazola and Larry Norris. Their mission is to promote human health and wellbeing by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi. By utilizing political and community organizing, education, and advocacy, they are closer than ever to their goal. Carlos and Larry discuss how their organization began as an effort to help people reconnect with nature by way of using plants for their healing properties. This naturally led to them advocating for the removal of plants from their Schedule 1 status so that people can once again rediscover and utilize them as medicine. For anyone who is interested in organizing change in their community, Carlos and Larry share their advice on how to get started. It begins by gathering a small group of like-minded community members and developing a resolution. From there, it can be shared with a broader coalition of people from various parts of the community. Once it has gained wider support, it can be brought before the local government.  As this movement increasingly spreads around the country, more and more organizations and individuals are getting involved. We talk about recent changes in attitudes that have taken place to make this possible and how this might lead to further developments in the near future.   In this episode: The grassroots mission of Decriminalize Nature and how it has spread all over the country How Carlos and Larry became involved in advocating for decriminalization efforts Practical advice on how to organize for decriminalization at the community level What decriminalization means on the local and federal levels How the decriminalization movement has spread to cities around the United States Lessons learned from the decriminalization of cannabis How the decriminalization movement has become more diverse than ever   Quotes: “This is a moment when we can stand up and say that these are important for us to be able to work with, on a personal level, a spiritual level, and healing level. And now the science is showing that.” [3:51] “This is not a fear-based movement. This is a movement about liberation, equitable access, and remembering our connection to nature.” [12:17] “The more news that comes out, the more people see that it’s possible. The more people see the support, then everyone gets excited to jump on it. It feels safe.” [26:25] “This is a non-political issue. It’s very much a human issue.” [32:49]   Links: Decriminalize Nature Follow Decriminalize Nature on Facebook | Instagram MAPS ERIE Applying the Lessons of Legal Cannabis to Psychedelics Decriminalization VIDEO: Decriminalize Nature Addresses the Berkeley City Council Check out the full episode post Keep up with everything Plant Medicine related here Porangui

47mins

5 Feb 2020

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Veronica Hernandez and Larry Norris - Decriminalizing Nature: A Win for Plant Medicines

Psychedelics Today

Download In this episode, Joe and Kyle sit down and chat with Veronica Hernandez and Larry Norris of Decriminalize Nature Oakland. Decriminalize Nature is an educational campaign to inform Oakland residents about the value of entheogenic plants and fungi and propose a resolution to decriminalize our relationship to nature, which just recently had success in doing so. 3 Key Points: Decriminalize Nature Oakland is a campaign that just recently found success in decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms as well as other psychedelic compounds naturally derived from plants or fungi, such as ayahuasca, peyote and DMT. The mission behind Decriminalize Nature is to improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education and advocacy. These decriminalization initiatives are gaining traction across many cities in the US. It's about connecting to key people in the community and educating them, so they can use their reach to get information about these plants out there, to provide access to people everywhere. Support the show Patreon Leave us a review on iTunes Share us with your friends – favorite podcast, etc Join our Facebook group - Psychedelics Today group – Find the others and create community. Navigating Psychedelics Trip JournalIntegration Workbook Show Notes About Veronica Veronica is a clinical psychologist licensed in Peru She has been working in the US as a Social Worker Clinician She has been combining plant medicines and spirituality back into psychology She is currently finishing her PhD at CIIS About Larry He is in the same PhD program as Veronica Him and Veronica are the team that created ERIE In between they have taken the time to run Decriminalize Nature Oakland Decriminalize Nature In this initiative, they had to convince 8 people of city council to agree to this, in comparison to the Denver Initiative, where they needed thousands of ballot signatures This bill included naturally occurring psychedelic compounds, not just mushrooms Larry mentions they used the word entheogen instead of psychedelic, as a way to create new conversation around the plant medicines a reduce the stigma A Win for Plant Medicine From where Veronica comes from, Ayahuasca and other plant medicines are national patrimony, state and church can't touch them To be able to bring these to a place where it's considered schedule 1, Veronica is super inspired about being able to make this happen Right now these plants are in a tug of war between money interest of the tax side and the government, and the other side of corporate interest The goal now is to educate people on what these plants do, safe practices and develop places and services to hold the space and make these plants available to people It's about connecting to key people in the community and educating them, so they can use their reach to get information about these plants out there Starting city by city is typically easier to initiate, to then have a better hold on direct action and education afterward to be able to duplicate on the state level They have had 50 different cities from 30 different states reach out to make this happen in their communities Veronica says that her first time trying San Pedro, she had felt an immediate connection to the plants It became her goal to combine conventional medicine with plant medicines and make it available to everyone “To be in touch with something bigger than yourself is one of the most important things" - Veronica Sustainability Although there was no verbiage in the bill, they are being mindful about sustainability of the plants when making them more available with decriminalization Synthesis is a better idea for ibogaine, 5-MEO-DMT and other compounds that are naturally derived but also pose a risk to their sustainability with decriminalization The landscape just doesn't allow for synthesis right now, so we start at decriminalization and then hopefully open doors to the route of synthesis to aid in the sustainability of these substances and resources Larry’s advice is that instead of spending your money and taking a trip to Denver or Oakland, to stay home and organize this is your own community because it can actually happen It starts now and it starts with education Joe says the most major push-back received in Denver for the decriminalization was the threat of people driving on mushrooms Links Website Facebook Instagram Twitter About Veronica Veronica Hernandez, is a clinical psychologist and shamanic practitioner from Peru. Since 2006 she has been trained on shamanic facilitation. She received her clinical training at the Institute of Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York, under the supervision of Dr. Albert Ellis. She was assistant professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and research assistant at the Hospital Psiquiátrico Noguchi de Lima (Peru). In the United States, she worked as a Social Services Clinician at John Muir Health Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Adolescent Unit, California. Currently she is completing her doctoral degree at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, where she is carrying out research on the healing and transformative benefits of entheogens, especially Ayahuasca. About Larry Larry Norris, MA, PhD Candidate is the co-founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) 501(c)(3), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic research and integration models. Larry is also a co-founder and on the Board of Decriminalize Nature Oakland and helped to co-author the resolution which received an unanimous decision from Oakland City Council. Beginning his studies in cognitive science as an undergrad at the University of Michigan, he is now a PhD candidate in the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. His dissertation reviews archived ayahuasca experiences to identify transformational archetypes that induce insights hidden within the experiences. As adjunct faculty at CIIS, Larry taught a graduate course called Entheogenic Education: Contemporary Perspectives on Ancient Plant Wisdom in order to discuss the concept of entheogens as educational teachers and cognitive tools. He was also an adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University teaching a class titled Paradigms of Consciousness. A dedicated activist and proponent of cognitive liberty, Larry’s efforts are a contribution to not only change the Western legal status of these powerful plants, fungus, and compounds, but also to emphasize the potential sacred nature of entheogens given the right set and setting.

1hr 12mins

2 Jul 2019

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Decriminalize Nature Oakland W/ Larry Norris Founder of ERIE ( Entheogenic Research Integration & Education) and Carlos Plazola CEO of Buildzig

Mikeadelic

Decriminalize Nature Oakland is an educational campaign to inform Oakland residents about the value of entheogenic plants and fungi and the intention to propose a resolution to decriminalize our relationship to nature. Website: https://bit.ly/2GQVUH0 Instagram: @decriminalizenature Facebook: https://bit.ly/2VCdKpx YouTube: https://bit.ly/2PIHNXd ERIE: Larry Norris, MA, Ph.D. Candidate is the co-founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) 501(c)(3), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic research and integration models. Beginning his studies in cognitive science as an undergrad at the University of Michigan, he is now a Ph.D. candidate in the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. His dissertation will review archived ayahuasca experiences to identify transformational archetypes that induce insights hidden within the experiences. As adjunct faculty at CIIS, Larry taught a graduate course called Entheogenic Education: Contemporary Perspectives on Ancient Plant Wisdom in order to discuss the concept of entheogens as educational teachers and cognitive tools. He has also taught Paradigms of Consciousness at John F. Kennedy University. A dedicated activist and proponent of cognitive liberty, Larry’s efforts are a contribution to not only change the Western legal status of these powerful plants, fungus, and compounds but also to emphasize the potential sacred nature of entheogens given the right set and setting. Website: https://erievision.org/ Instagram: @erievision Facebook: https://bit.ly/2GHEJ9H Carlos Plazola: Education: Carlos received his BS degree in biology and Anthropology from UCLA reaffirming his love of this planet and the human experience. In 1993 for 3 months he lived among the Achuar tribe in Ecuador where he learned of their ways and impact of western society on their traditions, partook in Ayahuasca ceremony with Curandero. From 1993 to 1995 Carlo studied political ecology at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The intention was to understand how human positively and negatively impacts the use of Earth’s resources from a political, social, and economic perspective. He then took courses at the School of Management as well. From 1994 to 1998, Carlos worked at non-profits doing community organizing to learn the tool of mobilizing people. From 1998 to 2006 he worked at the congressional office and at local city council office to learn how to do political organizing, and then from 2006 to 2012, he started real estate development consulting to learn private sector success and to learn how to create the built environment, and how to do so with sustainably. From 2012 to now, Carlos has built over 30 projects, with the latest ones focusing on sustainability and social good (historic preservation). His role in Decriminalize Nature Oakland is about bringing all this together for the benefit of humanity and the planet as co-evolvers in the universe.   Carlos's Website: https://bit.ly/2LcYZW5 Other Podcast appearances featuring today's guests:  Erik Davis | Expanding Mind: https://bit.ly/2ITGdRK EntheoNation With Lorna Li: https://bit.ly/2LdgHsv Connect With Mike and Support Mikeadelic  If You Enjoy This Show Please Subscribe and Share  Show Your Love & Help Spread The Message Leave a 5-Star Rating ★★★★★ and Review on Apple Podcasts.https://apple.co/2IyVW8 Support The Show On Patreon for as little as $1 a month. Get access to weekly bonus content, stickers, T-shirts, and more great rewards like the private Whatsapp chat group: The Mikeadelic Inner Sanctum  1. Become A Patron: https://bit.ly/2ZoPyGc  2. Make A One-Time Donation On PayPal: https://bit.ly/2XyO2Q0 Connect With Mike: Website: https://bit.ly/2GqH7kX Email/ContactMe: https://bit.ly/2Dsv2v4 Facebook: https://bit.ly/2XCchg7 Instagram: @mikeadelic_podcast |  https://bit.ly/2Pqc50B Twitter: https://bit.ly/2IwIhik Listen Everywhere: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Vf2RKf Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2W8w72c GooglePlay: https://bit.ly/2PlJiKG Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2DrRnc6 YouTube: https://bit.ly/2IzMz8I Twitter: https://bit.ly/2IwIhik Also Available on Podbean, Speaker, Breaker, Tunein, Castro, I heart radio, Overcast, Soundcloud and everywhere podcasts are found  Subscribe to the Inner Sanctum Monthly Newsletter  https://bit.ly/2GqH7kX Thank You Intro Music Provided by Danny Barnett & Galaxia: https://bit.ly/2XB3sDr Second intro music mash-up by MUSE. https://www.muse.mu/ Sponsored By: Psychedelics Today  Get Their amazingly comprehensive and educational course Navigating Psychedelics:  https://bit.ly/2CLG0LF Hemp Bombs High Potency CBD Products enter code Mike15 at checkout for 15% off https://bit.ly/2Gr68MT SYNCHRO Plant-Based & Keto Nutrition enter code Mikeadelic at checkout for 20% off https://bit.ly/2XCS2in

1hr 33mins

29 Apr 2019

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Ep 41: Dr Larry Norris United Methodist Church Pastor

HOTM 2.0 - Shawn McCraney

58mins

12 Aug 2018

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Ex Mormon Files - 246 - Larry Norris

The Ex Mormon Files

Ex Mormon Files - 246 - Larry Norris by The Ex-Mormon Files

27mins

5 Jul 2017

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