Charlotte Duerr James is a medicine woman, educator, and visionary designer of Afro-Caribbean and Germanic lineage. She works to create a world in which everyone is able to live in fearless pursuit of their radical transformation. She uses her skills as an educator, therapeutic coach, and ceremonial facilitator to build and engage a community focused on pursuing equitable liberation.
Charlotte has been exploring her own mind and spirit with the support of Sacred Earth Medicines for over 15 years. Most recently, she helped to co-create The Ancestor Project - a Black led pillar of education, ceremony, and integration in the psychedelic space. She has completed a traditional apprenticeship with Kambo, and has supported hundreds of community members in ceremony. She graduated summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Latin American Studies and Anthropology. While studying at JHU, Charlotte interned for the Baltimore CIty Health Department Needle Exchange Program and served as the first Overdose Prevention Coordinator, organizing city-wide Narcan trainings for 3rd party bystanders. Charlotte has lived throughout South America and is a multi-lingual Spanish and Portuguese speaker. She is a lifelong student of the Earth, and is actively continuing her facilitator training through a 3-year certificate program in Transpersonal Psychology, Psychedelic Medicine, and Indigenous Wisdom through the Awe foundation. She has sat in ceremony with elders and medicine keepers of varying traditions and is committed to her ongoing unlearning and relearning process. Charlotte feels that engaging in one’s personal work is imperative for being an authentic facilitator practicing in integrity, and in service to collective liberation.
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