Growing Understanding, Cultivating Science, & Pushing Perspectives
Shining the light of insight into the recesses of the unknown.
Knowledge is power, and ignorance is dangerous. Our goal is to work with those groups that share our perspectives on educating the public on best and safe use of entheogens. All of these groups are either clients and or close community members on joint projects.
An amazing resource for integration circles, psychedelic music, inspired podcasts, and hilarious memes. Tam Integration put on its Psilocybin Summit for two years now and has solidified themselves as one of the best resources for community and understanding within the entheogen space. Critical Consulting has both moderated for the summit, but also works behind the scenes; 2021 will see us educating on home testing!
A mainstay of the Oakland mycological scene, providing knowledge, leadership, and a voice to the community from the streets. Their credentials are a deep list of international connections and undeniable receipts. Critical Consulting has been working with them on entheogen chemical testing methods and we are excited and thankful to share the fruits of those labors with the public in the coming decade!
Bay area leaders in both outreach and education for microdose and macrodose entheogen use. The SFPS has always provided strong community connections; on the local scene and global ones. Their desire to help people connect with traditional entheogen use and cultural outreach,they always strive to educate their members and the public in safe and responsible entheogen use. We have teamed up for numerous projects in 2021!
A powerful resource centered around cultivating relationships with medicinal and functional mushrooms. Both cultivation courses and local community forays through nature are key components to building community. Critical Consulting has taken, supported, and regularly works in conjunction with Mycorising to preserve the Citizen Science and community educational platforms for the next generation of budding mycologists!
The Entheogen Genome Foundation (Entheome for short) is a 501c3 Non-Profit founded in Oakland who's goal is to fully sequence full genomes for all entheogenic flora, funga, and fauna to prevent businesses from sequestering crucial components of culture and ecosystems. By providing educational platforms and databases of all entheogenic organisms for public benefit, the ability to tie genomes/organisms to specific caretakers and protected ecosystems is key to preserving these teachers for future generations to learn from. Critical Consulting has provided scientific and logistical support for founding and community projects.
A Colorado based research group targeting both chemical and genetic profiles of tryptamine producing organisms. Tryptomics has been a close compatriot in both reproducing and validating methods and data for numerous projects and has been a massive resource for the growing decriminalization in Denver. Critical Consulting has worked with Tryptomics in building the backbone of science behind the Psilocybin Cup and supported the First Research Station (Station-1) with the Entheome Foundation in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Ian Michael Bollinger
Founding Partner at Critical Consulting
Entheogen Researcher and Data Scientist
An international scientist advising for harm reduction through education. Working with the entheogen decriminalization movement in the SF Bay Area since passing, Ian works with churches, non-profits, and public benefit corporations to bring scientific insights from the growing entheogen space to the public.
Science Partner at Critical Consulting
Mother Nature Educator
A dedicated naturalist, herbalist, and scientist, Savannah’s education in biochemistry and training in regulated analytical laboratories provide a strong foundation for understanding the robust testing methodologies needed for natural and pharmaceutical products. Her ongoing education in herbalism, entheogens, and sacred ritual led her to collaborate with decriminalization coalitions in her community in order to cultivate awareness and reform legislation. Savannah strives to unify the scientific and metaphysical realms while providing method development expertise in emerging technologies.