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Kathleen Harrison

 Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, artist, and photographer who researches the relationship between plants and people, with a particular focus on art, myth, ritual, and spirituality. Harrison currently teaches field courses for the University of Minnesota (Hawaii), University of Missouri (Northern California), Albany College of Health Sciences (Peru), and Goddard College (Hawaii). She also teaches […]

Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham~”The Shaman’s Pharmacy – Indigenous Psychedelic Pharmacology” Chris Kilham, known globally as The Medicine Hunter, conducts research on beneficial plants around the world. He is the author of fifteen books,including The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying. Chris has practiced and taught yoga and meditation for since 1970, has worked and […]

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. is a recognized pioneer in psychological, philosophical and cross-cultural studies of consciousness and its transformations. He collaborated with Leary and Alpert in classic studies of psychedelics at Harvard University in the 1960s, co-authored The Psychedelic Experienceand was editor of The Psychedelic Review. He is a psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the California […]

Dr. Bruce Damer

“Luminous Messenger” Dr. Bruce Damer is a scientist, designer and historian born and raised in British Columbia and now based in Santa Cruz, California. He works as a scientist in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz where in collaboration with Professor David Deamer he has developed a new model for the origin […]

Martin A. Lee

Martin A. Lee is the cofounder and director of Project CBD, an educational service that reports on cannabis science, therapeutics and political economy. A widely published writer, Lee is the author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific, winner of the American Botanical Council’s James A. Duke Award for Excellence […]

Dr. Erica Wohldmann

Dr. Erica Wohldmann holds a joint Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the CU, Boulder, and is a Professor at CSU, Northridge where she teaches classes about ecopsychology, food choices, sustainability, and cognition and neuroscience. Her research has been generously funded by the National Institutes of Health, has been published in some of the leading […]

Mark Haden

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History Mark Haden is a major figure in the field of psychedelic medicines, with a long list of past and present activities and responsibilities in this field. Among—and beyond—these, he is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Public and […]

Leanna J. Standish ND, PhD, L.Acup., FABNO

Dr. Standish is a neuroscientist and physician living and working in Seattle WA. She holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Radiology Department as well as at Bastyr University. As a physician she specializes in naturopathic oncology and conducts clinical research on the effectiveness of integrative oncology care. She […]

Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Robyn Griggs Lawrence is sharing the tremendous health and wellness benefits of cannabis with the world. She envisions a world in which cannabis grows freely and organically everywhere and no one is ever persecuted or imprisoned for possessing this sacred plant. Lawrence first helped introduce sustainable lifestyles and healthy homes to mainstream America with Natural […]

Cvita Mamic

Cvita Mamic is a healer, artist and co-founder of Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual Ayahuasca Healing Center in Peru. Her journey with plant medicine began in 2010 while searching for personal healing. For the past 6 years she has been apprenticing under Maestro Shipibo healer Ricardo Amaringo and immersing herself in the sacred teachings of plant […]

Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis is an historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. He recently published The Witches Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic the first study to address how medieval witches and Renaissance magicians utilized psychedelic and entheogenic drugs in their magical systems. A derbygypsy, juggler, musician, and potion-mixer, Hatsis also skates throughout the global derby […]

Galen R. Brandt

Galen R. Brandt is a writer, cross-cultural storyteller, performer, songwriter and singer. She pioneered the exploration and use of ground-breaking, interactive digital technologies as artistic medium and alternative healing modality in live performance, arts, education and special needs, including for those with perceptual, behavioral and physical challenges. She is an award-winning composer of children’s music […]


Gyauustees, whose names means The one who gets things done, is a member of the tribal people of the Nuu-chah- nulth Snuneymuxw Skokomish Kwakwakwakw, with strong family ties to Secwepemc. His people are alive and well on the Pacific Northwest Coast of what is now called North America. Through his connection to the Spirit of Unity, Peace, […]

Anand David Embry

Anand David Embry (B. of Music in flute and Certified Clinical Musician) studied vocal awareness with Chloe Goodchild of ‘The Naked Voice’ and is a NV facilitator. For over 30 years he’s investigated our relationship with sound, listening and music influenced by the integral yoga of Swami Sivananda Radha. With humour, devotion and sincerity, his […]

Martin W. Ball

Nondual Energetic Therapy with Entheogens Nondual Energetic Therapy with Entheogens Martin W. Ball, received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from UCSB in 2000, and is the author of over fourteen books (both fiction and non-fiction) on entheogens, nonduality, and the nature of being, including his seminal work, Being Human, and his most recent book, Being […]

Annie Oak

Rekindling Our Relationship with Traditional European Spirit Plants. Rekindling Our Relationship with Traditional European Spirit Plants. Annie Oak  is the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress (WVC) http://visionarycongress.org the first U.S. non-profit organization to focus on women who work with non-ordinary states of consciousness and traditional medicine plants. Trained as a journalist, Annie conducts human […]

Marguerite Rigoglioso

Tales of a Reincarnated Delphic Oracle: Tales of a Reincarnated Delphic Oracle: How the Plants Have Informed My Life & Given Vision to My Work In this daringly revealing talk, scholar Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., talks about the genesis of her own use of plant medicine. From her early days as a graduate student to her […]

Jonathan Thompson

5 Psychedelic Family Values 5 Psychedelic Family Values Jonathan is the Founder of PyschedelicParenting.org, a resource for building community and family traditions around traditional plant sacraments in the Global North; he is also the father of 3, committed husband, and “sunlights” as Office Manager for a well-established Holistic Health practice in Mid-Michigan. He has a […]

Devon Christie MD

Three Pillars of Support for Deep Healing With Spirit Plant Medicine Three Pillars of Support for Deep Healing With Spirit Plant Medicine Devon will speak from her background of knowledge and experience about 3 elements that she believes can help to optimize the vessel for deep healing with sprit plant medicines: mindfulness, intensive group process […]

Gerald Thomas

Roots to Treasure – Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Roots to Treasure – Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Rites of passage and soul initiation have been deeply interwoven with spirit plant healing for millennia, and the complete cycle of severance, descent, and return are essential to integrating transformation, settling the psyche, and translating […]


Aletheia is an ecumenically minded, classically trained Spiritual Director and Vajrayana Tantrika whose work has been deeply informed by and incorporates the wise use of spirit plant medicines and other sacraments. A recurrent theme in her work has been engaging with the accumulated riches of different patriarchal traditions (religious, shamanistic, cultural), immersing herself in their […]

Kilindi Iyi

Psilocybin Tool Of Consciousness Exploration Psilocybin Tool Of Consciousness Exploration This talk will explore psilocybin as an exploratory tool? Psilocybin at high dosage is the supreme ally to submerge the human consciousness into itself and tweak the genes through accesses of dormant DNA. This talk will speak to the high dose experience of psilocybin and […]

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