A n i m y s t i c
I am a recording artist, producer, and founder of I.AM.LIFE, a non-profit music label and event production company focused on music as medicine and it's uses for traditional and contemporary ceremony, and
My work is a synthesis of passions in art,
spirituality, and science, with emphasis on
the evolution of human consciousness and
potential. With over 25 years of experience
with "plant medicine" work, I am an enthusiastic
public advocate for the decriminalization and
responsible use of all plant medicines.
life is art
M o t i v a t i o n
From all I've experienced so far, what most motivates my participation in life is the idea that the most lasting, sustainable way forward for humanity would be to bring together the best of indigenous and modern world views; our knowledge, wisdom, and technologies, to create a new, shared
cosmology, what some are calling, "a new story". I like "The vision that informs the Pachamama Alliance’s work is of a world that works for everyone: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet—a New Dream for humanity".
why "P l a n t m e d i c i n e s"
Being in "right relationship" with plant medicines teaches us to be in right relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world.
Like many, I feel what's most needed to overcome the challenges facing humanity is an accelerated evolution of human consciousness. This consciousness would be an interconnected eco-consciousness - a union of ancient and new understandings of the world and ourselves that profoundly reconnects us, with revelatory awe and wonder, to life.
Responsible, intentional, ceremonial, psycho-spiritual use of plant medicine and entheogens consistently offer all the above, healing us from historic, ancestral traumas, restoring our sense of connection, and, as my lifelong friend, Sunny Solwind, would say, "help cure us of stupidity".