Throught the years, Nierika A. C. has worked with different world-wide organizations that share its vision in different aspects. Some of them are:
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS)
The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS) is a philanthropic, tax-exempt non-profit organization (charity) dedicated to 1) the integration of ayahuasca, iboga and other traditional plants as therapeutic tools in modern society, and 2) the preservation of the indigenous cultures that have been using these plant species since antiquity on their habitat and botanical resources.
We support the betwixt and between states of consciousness where transformation, change, and renewal takes place. This awakening alchemical transformation can occur in the individual, the community and in the culture at large.
In ancient Greek mythology, the river Styx was the sacred passage which connected the dualities of the world- life and death, shadow and light, the conscious and unconscious- the Styx was a revered point of transition and source of power for the Gods, giving life and taking it away.
The Riverstyx Foundation strives to work at this boundary place, attending to that which has been relegated to the shadows, out of fear, ignorance, and puritan influence- recognizing that which is repressed from consciousness, or society, only festers and breeds pathology in its unnatural separation. The goal is not to rid life of its suffering and darkness, but rather to reconcile it into our lives, to make relationship, and to honor its place as necessarily two sides of the same coin. In doing so, may we come into greater balance, beauty, and belonging.
World Ayahuasca Conference
Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative