Current Western culture has by in large neglected the importance of emotional and spiritual well-being in mental and physical healthcare. This oversight has contributed to the growing epidemic of mental and health and psychosomatic disorders, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This oversight has also limited treatment. As a result, affected individuals have been forced to seek alternative treatment beyond the confines of established healthcare. In their search, many encounter emotional and spiritual healing techniques that can address their unresolved trauma and lead to improvements in overall health.
Modern Spirit is dedicated to demonstrating the value of spiritual healing in modern healthcare by illuminating the intersection of biology, emotion and spirituality. As a non-profit dedicated to scientific research, educational programs, and community building, we are expanding our culture’s capacity to heal trauma.
Modern Spirit is developing educational programs that will draw from and build upon collaborative efforts between Western medical practitioners, research scientists, integrative healthcare providers, spiritual practitioners and traditional healers. We are also working to broaden our community’s network, as we advance toward our goals.
Our first major initiative is the Modern Spirit Epigenetics Project, based on ideas developed during integrative work with traditional Amazonian healers. The Modern Spirit Epigenetics Project is based at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and is a direct collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).