Psychedelic Medicine


5-MeO-DMT Practitioner Methods with Tricia Eastman


Tricia Eastman is a medicine woman, author, and pioneer in the psychedelic movement. Eastman offers highly curated retreats in countries where use is legal, working with iboga, psilocybin mushrooms, and 5-MeO-DMT. She has been initiated into Bwiti Fang traditions and the Ngonde Missoko tradition, and she facilitated the psychospiritual iboga program for Crossroads Treatment Center in Mexico. She supports projects related to the preservation of the sacred medicines and sacred sites for future generations and working with the ancient wisdom traditions with respect and reverence.

In this episode, Tricia discusses the start of her journey into becoming a healer working with psychedelics. At a 5-MeO-DMT retreat, she learned how to love herself, and decided she wanted to lead others on this healing experience. Since 2016 she founded Psychedelic Journeys, which offers guided retreats with a number of medicines.

Tricia shares the many ways 5-MeO-DMT can be administered, and how facilitators can support participants during this ceremony. While she does discuss the positive experiences many people have, she speaks frankly about how 5-MeO-DMT can greatly affect others based on their previous experience, both with psychedelics and past trauma.

One of Tricia’s passions is promoting the sacred and ethical use of 5-MeO-DMT. She discusses how encroaching farming practices and unethical harvesting has impacted the source of 5-MeO-DMT, the Sonoran Desert Toad, and some practices for minimizing harm

In This Episode

• How Tricia got started facilitating 5-Meo-DMT.
• Some methods facilitators use during a 5-MeO-DMT ceremony.
• What people may experience during a 5-MeO-DMT ceremony.
• How 5-MeO-DMT is contraindicated
• The ethical and environmental impact of 5-MeO-DMT extraction.


“Where I am at today, there is a peace about me. There is a willingness to want to think of others, and to be of service.” [12:00]

“I try not to be a character in the movie. I don’t want it to ever be about me, or doing anything, because they are there to do their own healing work.” [14:59]

“We don’t want to set you up in a way that you are going to get in your own experience, and not actually receive whatever the medicine wants to show you.” [19:43]

“For me, I really feel that it’s important that everything is done in a sacred way. That they are done in an ethical thing.” [37:48]

“Everything I do is a very deeply intuitive process of really following and listening, and that’s just how you learn when you work in the shamanic traditions.” [41:25]


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