Rachel Harris, PhD is a Psychologist with both a research and clinical background. She was in the 1968 Residential Program at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and remained on the staff for a few years. During the decade she worked in academic research, Rachel received a New nvestigator’s Award from the National Institutes of Health and published over forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. Rachel was in private psychotherapy practice for thirty-five years specializing in people interested in psychospiritual development. Rachel is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety and Swimming in the Sacred: Women Elders of the Psychedelic Underground (2023).