About OmTerra

OmTerra is a forming non-profit created to help foster the promotion, education and outreach for psychedelic therapy.

The Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium
January 27, 28, 29 – Viroqua, WI

The Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium is a three day conference that will focus on the insights gained, integration practices, and beneficial impact on people’s life through the use of psychedelics.

Guiding, Set and Setting
Experiences, Insights
Psychedelic Studies

2017 Program

Three days of magic in The Driftless region of Wisconsin. The presentations will cover guiding, set & setting, experiences with a focus on insights gained, integration and psychedelic studies. There will also be an open forum for questions and answers and sharing of experiences.


Friday, January 27th, 2017
The Ark, Viroqua, WI

The Transformative Power of Psychedelics

Time: 7 PM -10 PM


Through the Looking Glass:
Into the Core Transformational Power of Psychedelics
Allan Ajaya, PhD


Personal Transformation Through the Intentional Use of Psychedelics: Perspectives from a Corporate VP
Diane Byler


Depression: There and Back Again (One Woman’s Journey)
Robin Mitchell


Sound Meditation
(Tibetan Bowls, Shruti Box, Didgeridoo, Throat Singing)
Peformed by: Shaamaahs

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
The Ark, Viroqua, WI

The Transformative Power of Psychedelics

Time: 9 AM -5 PM


The Psychedelic Door to Multistate Theory
Thomas Roberts, PhD


Grace and Self-Effort in A Psychedelic Life
Robert J. Barnhart


The Toad Medicine Experience as a catalyst for recovery and positive change:
Some initial observations on its application for the treatment of substance dependence and PTSD following Ibogaine detox
Anny Ortiz


Witness to Transformation :
Addiction As a Passage Toward Freedom and Personal Empowerment
John Harrison, MA, PsyD(c)


Peyote the Sacrament Crossing Racial Lines for Anyone of Any Race
Mary Porter


Communicating a New Consciousness: Countercultural Medicine, Transpersonal Psychology, and the Home Birth Movement in the 1970s
Wendy Kline, PhD


Connected in the deep: patients’ experiences of psilocybin for
treatment-resistant depression
Rosalind Watts


A Non-Dogmatic Exploration of Psychedelic Dogmatism
Matt Vogel


The Three Paths of Psychedelics: Therapeutic, Spiritual and Recreational
Moderated by: Matt Vogel
Panel: Dennis McKenna, John Harrison, Nicholas V. Cozzi, PhD, Robert Barnhart, Thomas Roberts, Allan Ajaya

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
The Ark, Viroqua, WI

The Transformative Power of Psychedelics

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM


The Minds of Gaia
Dennis McKenna, PhD


Psychedelics and Non-Dualism:
Lessons from Psilocybin, Ibogaine and Ayahuasca


Reclaiming Family Values: A Conversation on Psychedelic Parenting
Jonathan Thompson


Reports from the Psychedelic Frontier
Nicholas V. Cozzi, PhD


Predictive Processing: A Promising Paradigm for Psychedelic Science
Link Swanson

2017: Abstract Submission

Please fill out the form if you are interested in presenting. Each selected speaker will be scheduled for a 20-minute oral presentation, with 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions and answers. Digital slide and multimedia capabilities will be available. Additional guidelines will be provided to accepted presenters.

Presentations should be about one of these four topics:

  • Guiding or Set & Setting: best practices for therapeutic benefit
  • Experience: insights gained, downloads, impact on life
  • Integration: steps to take, practices
  • Psychedelic Studies: current research

Submission deadline is December 15th, 2016.

Purchase Tickets


Refund Policy: Full refund up to one week prior (January 22nd)

to the symposium.

The Venue

The Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium will be held at the Ark in Viroqua, WI. The Ark is a community arts space with a beautiful octagonal sanctuary that has been converted to a theatre. The perfect venue!


Seating is limited to 200. Please purchase tickets early!

The Ark

401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua, WI 54665


A block of rooms are being held at Vernon Inn under “The Symposium”. The rate is $70 per night.
Also recommended in Viroqua. Book early!


217 On Main
Hickory Hill Motel
Heritage Inn


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