Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 8 – Zoe Helene

MAPS Canada is pleased to welcome cultural activist, artist, and environmentalist Zoe Helene as the eighth guest in our webinar series. Zoe is an award-winning creative professional and a prominent advocator for the therapeutic use of entheogens, particularly with regards to ayahuasca and cannabis. Through her work, Zoe has expanded the possibilities for women in the psychedelic space by advocating for greater gender equity in the field and exploring sociological, environmental, gender and cultural implications through the wisdom of sacred plant medicine.

Date: Tuesday, July 14th

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST)

About Zoe Helene

Zoe began her career as a classically trained artist, which led to executive opportunities as an artistic director and chief creative officer in a pioneering creative agency. She developed award-wining projects for blue-chip clients and was even featured in prominent business publications. Following her heart, Zoe transitioned from working with mainstream Americana brands to supporting purpose-driven organizations, with humanitarian and environmental causes.

Zoe’s endeavors in the psychedelic space builds on ancestral traditions, including the ritualistic use of natural psychedelics. Through her ancestor’s experiences of genocide and persecution, Zoe explores the implications of inherited trauma and its manifestations in the societal arrangements of today. She also regularly hosts TEMENO Talking Circles to explore women’s work in plant medicine, as well as how to access and integrate the plants’ innate wisdom.

It is through her advocacy for the use of plant medicine to jump-start a rapid cultural evolution, particularly with regards to women’s rights, that Zoe gained notoriety. She coined the philosophy “psychedelic feminism”, a sub-genre of feminism that embraces the transformational power of plant medicine, and founded Cosmic Sister in 2007– an environmental feminist collective – to champion the movement. Since 2013, Cosmic Sister has provided grants for women to travel to Peru to participate in traditional ayahuasca ceremonies for empowerment to combat patriarchal programming.  

In MAPS Canada’s eighth installment of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, Zoe will discuss the potential of psychedelics as a catalyst to humanity’s evolution into conscious citizens of Earth. Zoe will examine power imbalances across the gender spectrum and their resulting social, cultural and environmental implications, in addition to how plant medicine can pave a way for humans to become constructive stewards for Mother Nature.

You can learn more about Zoe Helene here.


MAPS Canada has priced the Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance webinar series at an affordable $111 for the full 14 episodes. Single episodes are available for $22 each, with discounted rates for students, seniors and those affected by COVID-19. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mapscanada.org/webinar

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