End-of-life symposium slated

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Psychedelic Society will host the End Of Life, Deathcare and Psychedelics Symposium from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The symposium is at the Palindrome, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

After opening songs from the Threshold Choir, music by Andy Fischer-Price and introductions by the society’s End of Life and Psychedelics Subcommittee and from the Dying Matters Guild, there will be several speakers:

• “Psychedelics and End of Life Care: A Match Made in Heaven” from Dr. Corine de Boer.

• “Embracing Fear” from Rhonda Hull, an end-of-life planning facilitator.

• “How To Talk With Your Healthcare Provider” from Jackie Levin.

• “A Shifting Legal Climate: Progress, Risks and Practicalities” from Erin Reading, from the Port Townsend Psychedelic Society, and John Rapp, an entheogenic lawyer.

• “Deathcare and Psychedelic Peer Support Considerations” from Sarafina Landis, a death doula.

Suggested donation is $5-$20 per person; no one turned away for lack of funds, according to a society press release.

Attendees should RSVP at porttownsendpsychedelic society@gmail.com.

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