Soma Phoenix is building a community of people who, like her, are curious about why we exist and are on the journey to find the answer. She finds a special joy in discussing a psychedelic trip with a fellow person of color, sharing common themes of realizing their divinity and the comfort in knowing there’s more to life than what we were led to believe. Another important element of these discussions is understanding that the superstitions and wisdom of elder family members have a basis in ancient tradition, waiting for us to explore. This thirst for ancestral knowledge led Soma to the sacred town of Huatuala de Jimenez in Southern Mexico, birthplace of the famous curandera María Sabina, where she met with healers, locals, and family members of the Legendary Spirit Woman and learned that consciousness exploration through plant medicine is part of the legacy of the world’s indigenous people. María Sabina shows us a rich tradition of herbalism, spiritualism, and otherworldly exploits and serves as our bridge to the other side of the veil. Soma will discuss some of the clues and guidance our ancestors have left about the use of plant medicines. This workshop will discuss how the Ghanaian concept of Sankofa, “remembering our past to protect our future,” will be of utmost importance as we evolve.