Ayahuasca Awakenings: Interview with Rev Dr.Jessica Rochester

Jessica Rochester is an incredible font of wisdom, insight, and knowledge on many aspects of healing and spiritual awakening. Her bona fides are impeccable. She is an ordained Inter-Faith Minister with a Doctorate in Divinity. She trained with the legendary Stanislav Grof and among her numerous responsibilities is the director and primary ceremony leader of Céu do Montréal, the ayahuasca-using Santo Daime church she founded in 1997. Dr. Rochester has written an all-but-exhaustive two-volume book that gathers her long decades of experience into a highly accessible and practical guidebook on just about everything anyone needs to know and consider on healing pathways. The book’s title is: “Ayahuasca Awakening: A Guide to Self-Discovery, Self-Mastery, and Self-Care.” As implied by the subtitle and my comments above, the contents of the book extend far beyond discussions around ayahuasca. “Ayahuasca Awakening” actually refers mainly to the source of much of Dr. Rochesters’s inspiration and understanding. She also has a delightfully positive and warm presence in this hour-long interview.

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