- U.S. Olympic Training - Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop - Maverick Publisher – Jeremy Tarcher
After being awarded a 4-year scholarship to UCLA to train for the 1984 Olympics in track, Scott moved to Los Angeles from his hometown in Nebraska. He became close friends with publisher Jeremy Tarcher and his wife, entertainer Shari Lewis, known for her puppet Lamb Chop. Scott worked as Lewis' road assistant, road manager, and lighting director, performing at prestigious venues with her and the symphony, including the Kennedy Center and several White House events for Presidents Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Tarcher's involvement in the counterculture movement and New Age thinking, through his work on bestsellers and his role on the Board of Trustees at the Esalen Institute, had a profound philosophical and psychedelic impact on Scott's life, including introducing him to psychedelic experiences through his work with psychologist Timothy Leary.
Medical Research Laboratory
Medical Research Laboratory With Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Scott joined a team of scientists assisting Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong in setting up a medical research lab at a VA hospital in West L.A., funded by Lee Iacocca. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a successful pancreas transplant surgeon, billionaire businessman, and inventor of the drug Abraxane, used to treat lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer. He became a billionaire through the sale of his drug companies, APP Pharmaceuticals and Abraxis BioScience, and owns the Los Angeles Times and a stake in the Lakers basketball team.
A Course in Miracle
Marianne Williamson & A Course in Miracle
Scott attended hundreds of lectures by Marianne Williamson, who is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, former presidential candidate, and spiritual thought leader. As a student of the spiritual psychotherapy program "A Course in Miracles", Scott was greatly influenced by Williamson's interpretation of the course. He played a key role in encouraging Williamson to write her first book, "A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of 'A Course in Miracles'", introducing her to editor H. Stein from J.P. Tarcher, who assisted her in its development. The book was published by Harper Collins and became a mega bestseller, with seven of Williamson's twelve published books making the New York Times Best Sellers list, four of which were #1. Scott considers Williamson to be a fundamental spiritual influence in his life.
Sacred Amazonian Plant Medicine & Ecuador
Sacred Amazonian Plant Medicine & Ecuador
• Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
• Cultural Preservation of Indigenous Tribe
• Sacha Wasi School
Dr. Scott is involved in the use of sacred Amazonian plant medicines such as Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, San Pedro, and Floripondio in his work, incorporating transpersonal psychology, psychedelic integration, and Holotropic breathwork. He has made a positive impact on the Indigenous Kichwa tribe at Sacha Wasi, including through the establishment of the Sacha Wasi Tribal Learning Center, which aims to empower students with knowledge and skills rooted in their Kichwa culture. Volunteer teachers from various countries, including native Kichwa teachers, come to the learning center to teach subjects such as English, reading, writing, and computer basics, with the aim of preserving the traditional Kichwa culture, which is facing extinction due to modernization and globalization.
Modern Psychedelic Renaissance Movement
Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church
Prior to moving to Ecuador, Dr. Scott was one of the three leaders in Orlando, Florida who built the word’s largest Ayahuasca Church – Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of the Mother Earth – which served plant medicine to over 20,000 individual church members over the last 5 years. At Soul Quest, Dr. Scott was the Senior Minister, Staff Psychologist, Ayahuasca Facilitator and served on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Scott was responsible for developing their medical services team which included a Medical Director (M.D.), and licensed paramedics. In addition, Dr. Scott developed all of Soul Quest’s pre & post-ceremony programs that featured over 26 weekly free integration-style groups. In addition to daily post-ceremony psycho-spiritual integration groups, programs included: Zen Buddhist Meditation group (taught by a former Zen monk). Psychedelics in Recovery Group, A Course In Miracles Study Group, a Bhagavad Gita Integration Group, Jungian Insights Integration Group, Shadow Integration Group, a Transformational Breathwork Group, a Creative Writing Circle, Buddhist Spiritual Studies group, Help for Helpers (front line responders support group), Mother’s Support group, Women’s Only Group, and a weekly online Church service that received 1500 to 2000 weekly views.
Original Research – Publications:
Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association
(JANA Vol.13, No.1, 2010) -The Effect of a Plant-Based Supplement on Hypertension and Other Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL