Psychedelic Parenting Podcast #14

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Yes, Mom TooK Acid, with Mariavittoria Mangini of The Women’s Visionary Congress

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This week’s guest is Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP. Dr. Mangini is a member of the board of directors of the Women’s Visionary Congress, and has been a family nurse midwife for twenty five years. She has written extensively on the impact of psychedelic experiences in shaping the lives of her contemporaries, and has worked closely with many of the most distinguished investigators in this field. Her current project is the development of a Thanatology program for the study of death and dying.

Jonathan was alerted to her work and her resonance with Psychedelic Parenting when a listener passed along a digital copy of her 2000 PhD dissertation entitled Yes, Mom Took Acid: The Sociohistorical Influence of Prior Psychedelic Drug Use in Adults. We soon discovered that not only was she a WVC board member, but also working in a family practice that incorporated cannabis as a regular part of their work.

In this talk, Jonathan and Dr. Mangini discuss the upcoming Women’s wvclogoVisionary Congress NYC Salon (where the Psychedelic Parenting Away Team will be tabling), the role of psychedelics in the history of the baby boomer generation, the growth of interest and understanding of death in American culture as the boomers “run out of runway,” and Dr. Mangini’s role in the resurgence of Psychedelic Studies though her efforts, with George Greer and Charles Grob on the 1998 Monograph Edition of The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

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