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Earth Speak with Natalie Ross and Friends

May 5, 2022

Medicine Woman Charlotte James shares about healing from body dysmorphia with nakedness in nature. You’ll also hear about:

  • The intersection of race and psychedelics 
  • Integration and the 5 circles of self
  • How Charlotte began her journey working with Kambo and grandmother Ayahuasca
  • The myth of whiteness and why whiteness isn’t a monolith

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Charlotte James works to create a world in which all beings are able to live in fearless pursuit of their radical transformation. She uses her purpose as an entheogenic medicine woman and her skills as a coach and digital strategist to build and engage a community focused on pursuing collective liberation. Learn more about Charlotte’s work at

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Charlotte began her journey working with Kambo and grandmother Ayahuasca
  • On feeling called to facilitate the medicine 
  • The intersection between race and psychedelics 
  • What happened when Charlotte heard the call from mushrooms on the need to organize community for black women 
  • Charlotte’s experience apprenticing during the pandemic 
  • Ancestral practice as harm reduction
  • Working towards collective liberation 
  • The myth of whiteness and why whiteness isn’t a monolith 
  • On connecting to the traditions of your ancestors 
  • What are you policing within yourself? 
  • Restorative justice and decolonizing the self 
  • The importance of BIPOC only spaces 
  • Communicating with respect and compassion for each other 
  • Building the life and the world you want to see 
  • Being responsible for replicating our own trauma 
  • Why we cant manifest our way out of oppression 
  • How our eagerness can overshadow our integrity 
  • Channeling integration into daily action 
  • How judgment and shame blocked Charlotte’s connection to the medicine 
  • Healing from body dysmorphia with nakedness in nature 
  • Integration and the 5 circles of self
  • Why it isn’t selfish to have your needs met 
  • Exploring nudism and nakedness in nature 
  • Clothes and respectability politics 
  • Challenging what we perceive as acceptable 
  • Integration circles for BIPOC folks 
  • And so much more!

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