There’s few people who have had a career in psychedelics as illustrious as Dennis McKenna. He and his older brother Terence McKenna were pioneers in the study of ayahuasca and magic mushrooms and their traditional uses. Their pseudonymous publication, Psilocybin: Magic Mushroom Growers Guide (And/Or Press, 1975) was influential in bringing psilocybin mushrooms onto the radar screen of global culture. Their work prompted deeper investigations into the nature of the cosmos, evolution, and consciousness itself. For all the advancements in science and technology, one of the greatest mysteries of all continues to be our own minds. How might psychedelics provide insight into who we are, how we operate, and our greater role within the ecosystem of the planet? Will there ever be a point at which science (i.e. materialism) can explain everything or are there parts of who we are that will always be metaphysical, beyond comprehension? We talk to Dennis McKenna about all this and more in our upcoming webinar.
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About Dennis McKenna Ph.D.
Dennis McKenna has conducted research in ethnopharmacology for over 40 years. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, and was a key investigator on the Hoasca Project, the first biomedical investigation of ayahuasca. He is the younger brother of Terence McKenna. From 2000 to 2017, he taught courses on Ethnopharmacology and Plants in Human affairs as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. In the spring of 2019, in collaboration with colleagues in Canada and the US, he incorporated a new non-profit, the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy. He emigrated to Canada in the spring of 2019 together with his wife Sheila, and now resides in Abbotsford B.C.
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