A talk by Joanna Harcourt-Smith at the Women’s Visionary Congress at the IONS Retreat Center, Petaluma, California (July 27-29, 2012).

The Women’s Visionary Congress (WVC) is a gathering of visionary women healers, scholars, activists and artists who study consciousness and altered states. The WVC supports the transfer of knowledge among women who apply the insights of their research and spiritual path. We gather annually on beautiful land in Northern California to renew our community of adventurers and visionaries, and hold one-day salons in many places.
Joanna talks about her escape from a repressive environment; her life-changing encounter and love relationship with Timothy Leary; her struggle to free Leary from prison; her healing journey towards sanity/wholeness; sanity is relationship; “I’m here to connect”; LSD, spirituality, beauty…; “I belong with you and you belong with me”…