When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism, and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance

When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism, and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance

Talk
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30
Enviromental
Science
Inspiring
Alternatives says: 
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from the Edge Times.
Description: 

When Plants Dream co-author Daniel Pinchbeck will explore the reasons for ayahuasca's growing global popularity, considering many facets of this extraordinary plant medicine that comes from the Amazon rainforest, We will consider the history, mythology, origins, discovery and ongoing dispersion of ayahuasca. We will look at what we are discovering about its benefits for mental and physical health. 

We will also consider the transformative influence it has on many people's beliefs, including the spiritual, psychic and religious dimensions of the experience. And we will explore the future of ayahuasca at a time of ecological peril and rampant Amazonian deforestation. 

About the speaker, Daniel Pinchbeck.

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from the Edge Times. He is the founder of the think tank Center for Planetary Culture which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki and his essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, Dazed and Confused and many other publications. In 2007, Daniel launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net.

Timetable: 
18:30
Doors open
19:00
Talk commences
20:30
Talk ends
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