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Mark Haden

Psychedelic Research in Vancouver 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 Population Health and Chair of the board of […]

Mary Porter

Mary Porter is a descendant of the Nez Perce; Yakama, Wasco tribes, and is the co-founder of Looking Glass Peyote Church of Oregon. Mary is a Chaplin and former Sergeant at Arms for Northwest Veterans Motorcycle Association. Recognized by the Peyote People in Texas as a non Tribal-4/4th, full blood American Indian with intact knowledge […]

Sonja Myllymaki

Sonja Myllymaki has been learning and practicing shamanic plant medicine for the past ten years, primarily within several Shipibo-Conibo vegetalismo lineages, but also working ceremonially with a number of different plant medicine traditions from Mexico and Peru. She has studied Western herbalism with Sajah Popham. Michael Cottingham, Scott Kloos, and Darcey Blue French, and has […]

Mark Blumenthal

Mark Blumenthal is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to science-based education for the responsible use of herbal medicine and beneficial plants. He is the Editor-in-Chief of HerbalGram, a peer-reviewed journal, and four other ABC publications He is also the Founder and […]

Dr. Natalie

Dr. Natalie is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Herbalist, and Core Faculty member in the Integrative Health Studies Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a graduate of the Certificate for Psychedelic Therapy and Research program at CIIS and looks forward to the rescheduling of psychedelic medicines such that more people in need can have access […]

Nese Devenot

Nese Devenot is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound, where she teaches classes on psychedelics and literature and is also working on her book project, “Chemical Poetics: The Literary History of Psychedelic Science.” In 2016 she was awarded “Best Humanities Publication in Psychedelic Studies” from Breaking […]

Dawn Davis

Dawn D. Davis, M.A., is a tribal person belonging to the membership of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall, Idaho. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Arizona where she completed her research on potential sustainability practices of peyote within its native range. She continues to discuss endangerment levels of peyote and preservation efforts among […]

Cristina Orbé

Cristina Orbé is a non-profit founder, artist, educator, and seeker. In 2008, she co-founded FEEST, a nationally (USA) recognized youth food justice organization, that continues today without her leadership. Over the past 15 years, she has released several albums and toured internationally as a musician. In 2009, she became ill with debilitating chronic pain accompanied […]

Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham ( is a medicine hunter, author, educator and TV personality who promotes natural, plant-based medicines and sustainable global trade that supports indigenous cultures. He has conducted medicinal plant research in more than 45 countries and lectures worldwide about holistic wellness and botanical medicines. Chris works with companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food […]

Joe Tafur

Joe Tafur, M.D., is a Colombian-American family physician originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine training at UCLA, Dr. Tafur spent two years in academic research at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. After his research fellowship, over a period of six years, he lived and worked in the Peruvian Amazon at […]

Kateri Walker

Kateri Walker is a tribal member of the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation, Ontario, Canada, and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied theatre because she wanted to be a role model for children, for whom she has a […]

Terry Sidhu

Terry Sidhu, International Life Coach and CEO of VanCity Life Coach Inc., launched his coaching practice with a mission to help evolve of the human experience; A Dharma he inherited from his mother, who taught him how to access the value of life through meditation. His Integration program is designed to help individuals develop a […]

Trevor Millar

Trevor Millar is a social-entrepreneur and owner of Liberty Root Therapy Ltd., serving those called to experience the healing properties of African plant medicine Tabernanthe Iboga and its derivatives.  Iboga is a powerful psychedelic and an exceptional addiction interrupter; recent discoveries show it’s also excellent for treating Parkinson’s Disease and perhaps other neurological disorders.  Trevor’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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