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Hosting the Holy Ghost: Ayahuasca, the Virgin Mary, and God Consciousness In the Shamanic Realm

April 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT


Join Lindsay MacDougall, a licensed acupuncturist, for a critical look at religion and spirituality in acupuncture theory. She will also recount her shamanic experience with the Santo Daime, a spiritist community that began in the Amazon with worship services based on Roman Catholic liturgy but using ayahuasca, a psychoactive brew legal in the U.S. for religious services. Working with these two contexts, she will relate how Christians looked at and treated the human body millennia ago, and comment on how modern medicine treats spiritual illness today.

Join us at ten in person or by Zoom, dialing 301-715-8592 and punching in Meeting ID: 823 2708 4830 and Passcode: 801277.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church, also the home of the Dumbarton Concert Series, offers its Adult Ed program to anyone interested on Sunday mornings except in August. Many of its sessions are devoted to current issues, local and national history, and new research of likely interest to those beyond its church-going community. A variety of topics and presenters keep the program interesting. Each session includes time for a generally lively discussion.

Located in Georgetown, Dumbarton is an inclusive faith community that seeks, serves, and celebrates. Its congregation voted to welcome LGBTQ people and their families in 1987, and we have been celebrating their gifts and commitment to our community ever since. It is also committed to becoming a more anti-racist church. We are biblical Christians, but believe Jesus’s most important commandment is to love all our neighbors – to welcome the hurting, the doubting, the lost, and the intellectually curious, believers and non-believers alike. You are not alone. In God’s neighborhood, we all can belong. If you think Dumbarton might be a good spiritual home for you, come as you are! You can also join us in-person at 11:00 a.m. at 3133 Dumbarton Street NW, or on Zoom, where our in-person worship will be broadcast simultaneously, by dialing 301 715 8592. The Meeting ID is 898 3876 7270; the Passcode: 312148.


April 25, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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3133 Dumbarton Street NW, Washington DC
3133 Dumbarton Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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