On this episode of the podcast, Jonathan talks with Harmony Haynie, author of the upcoming book Medicine Children. Harmony is the mother of two adult children, and is a former public school teacher, with a Master’s Degree in Education. She has over 20 years of experience as an educator, mentor, and facilitator for young people, and has been deeply engaged with the entheogenic plant medicine traditions of Columbia for over a decade. She is also a musician, with a published CD of ceremonial music to her credit, called Opening to Ceremony.
Harmony’s book Medicine Children discusses the potential role of plant
sacraments in the lives of children and teens, and the struggles of parents like us working to chart new cultural paths with our families. The book will incorporate Harmony’s own personal experiences, as well as her research with families and children. She also discusses inappropriateness of current drug scheduling for psychedelics and plant medicines, and why our culture of addiction both resists and seeks healing through these substances.
Harmony is currently exploring Doctoral programs in Entheogenic Studies, and hopes that her book will broaden the conversation about plant medicines and their role in family life in the modern Western world. She is also currently seeking anonymous subjects to include in her research.
If you have a story you’d like to share for her book, she can be reached via email at: harmonysue23(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
If you would like to support her research, she has a GoFundMe page.
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