Past Presenters

2019 Presenters

Zoe Helene

Zoe Helene

Zoe Helene is an artist and cultural activist best known for coining and popularizing the term Psychedelic Feminism and founding the...

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Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author, educator and TV personality who promotes natural, plant-based medicines, sustainable trade and...

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Michael Stuart Ani

Michael Stuart Ani

Michael Stuart Ani has been a student of plant wisdom for fifty years. As a young man, the Lakota sage, John Fire Lame Deer, guided...

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The Dank Duchess

The Dank Duchess

Oakland, California-based The Dank Duchess, an internationally recognized cannabis cultivator, hashmaker, and writer who believes...

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Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal is theauthor of the global bestseller and Pulitzer Prize nominated Stealing Fire:How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs and Maverick...

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Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna’s professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant...

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Wade Davis

Wade Davis

Wade Davis is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker whose work has taken him from the Amazon to Tibet, Africa to Australia, Polynesia...

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Rachael Carlevale

Rachael Carlevale

Rachael Carlevale, a permaculture farmer, yoga instructor, mindfulness educator, cannabis activist, and cultivator, is working toward an...

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William Richards, Ph.D.

William Richards, Ph.D.

William A. Richards (Bill) is a psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bayview...

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Antoinette Cruz

Antoinette Cruz

Vancouver-based Antoinette Cruz has a deep passion for her history and the history of colonialization, she claims the biggest gift...

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars

Boulder, Colorado-based master herbalist, author and university professor Brigitte Mars (@brigitte.mars) has been working with plant...

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Tonye Aganaba

Tonye Aganaba

Tonye Aganaba (@tonyeaganaba) is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and facilitator in the unceded territories of the Squamish,...

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James Jesso

James Jesso

James W. Jesso is an author, public speaker, and podcast host with a deep respect for psychedelic medicines. His work is inspired by...

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Sabrina Pilet-Jones

Sabrina Pilet-Jones

Sabrina Pilet-Jones received Cosmic Sister’s immersive Plant Spirit Grant in 2018 to experience ayahuasca ceremonies at Temple of The Way...

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Christopher Bache

Christopher Bache

Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he...

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Vanessa Lefan Yuen

Vanessa Lefan Yuen

Vancouver, BC-based Vanessa Lefan Yuen (@van_lefan), is a performing artist, adventurer, holistic wellness counselor, life coach and...

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Mark Haden

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...

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Sarinda Hoilett

Sarinda Hoilett

Sarinda Hoilett @sarindah) is a plant food alchemist and chef, yoga instructor, holistic massage practitioner, philosopher, and mother....

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Soheil Samimi

Soheil Samimi

Soheil is the Founder & CEO of a Vancouver based company called "The Plant Medicine Company", with its current focus on innovative...

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Mauro Perez

Mauro Perez

"The plants and animals of the rain forest are my teachers." Mauro Reategui Perez is becoming one of the most visible and sought after...

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Theda Phoenix

Theda Phoenix

Theda Phoenix is a sacred sound channel, intuitive singer, sound-healer, songwriter and recording artist whose enchanting voice, shamanic...

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Shine

Shine

Renowned Australian didjeridu master Shine has been performing, teaching, and offering sound healing for close to 30 years. He has...

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Briege Farrelly

Briege Farrelly

Briege is a dedicated Yogini and Yoga teacher, Medicine Woman, Counselor and Psychospiritual Facilitator.  She is passionate about...

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2018 Presenters

Paul Stamets

Paul Stamets

Psilocybin Mushrooms Are Medicinal: The Case for People Medicine vs. Profit Medicine Watch this recent Interview with Paul Stamets Paul...

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Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author, educator and TV personality who promotes natural, plant-based medicines, sustainable trade and...

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Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna’s professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant...

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Wade Davis

Wade Davis

Wade Davis is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker whose work has taken him from the Amazon to Tibet, Africa to Australia, Polynesia...

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Christopher Bache

Christopher Bache

Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he...

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Theda Phoenix

Theda Phoenix

Theda Phoenix is a sacred sound channel, intuitive singer, sound-healer, songwriter and recording artist whose enchanting voice, shamanic...

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Dr. Claudia Ford

Dr. Claudia Ford

Dr. Ford’s career in international management, development, and women’s health spans three decades and all continents. Claudia holds a PhD...

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Elizabeth Bast

Elizabeth Bast

The Evolution of Our Intimacy: An Iboga Medicine Love StoryAuthor Elizabeth Bast was originally brought to the iboga medicine to help...

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Dawn Musil

Dawn Musil

Women’s Empowerment Through Entheogens—A Psychedelic Feminism Liberation Story Dawn Musil has a bachelor’s of science in Biochemistry and...

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Samantha Retrosi

Samantha Retrosi

Waking Up the Sacred Warrior: Viral Culture, Social Illness, and Disrupting the Structure that Lives Inside. Samantha Retrosi, a PhD...

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Yessia Muse

Yessia Muse

Yessia Muse is the first certified Kambo practitioner in the state of Oregon. She received her certification through the International...

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Bruce Sanguin

Bruce Sanguin

“Opening Your Beautiful Heart: The Work of Integration and the Perils of Spiritual Bypassing” Bruce Sanguin is a psychotherapist living on...

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Tom & Sheri Eckert

Tom & Sheri Eckert

As husband-and-wife founders of the Oregon Psilocybin Society (OPS) and authors of the Psilocybin Service Initiative (PSI), Tom and Sheri...

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Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis is an historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. He...

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Laurel Sugden

Laurel Sugden

Opening the Gates of Heaven: 4,000 years of Mystery and Medicine in the Andes Often called “the heart medicine,” the mescaline-containing...

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Selena Wong

Selena Wong

Educator, Cannabis Entrepreneur, Ordained Metaphysical Minister  Selena Wong is a devotee to the Cannabis Plant as a Spirit Plant Medicine...

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Christopher Solomon

Christopher Solomon

Salvia Divinorum: The New Teacher Christopher Solomon has been cultivating a relationship with Salvia Divinorum for over a decade. After...

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Rama Achala

Rama Achala

Lunch Hour ‘Mini-workshop’: Healing Chronic Illness with Amazonian Medicines.Rama (HeartOfKambo.com) is the first and only advanced IAKP...

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2017 Presenters

Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author, educator and TV personality who promotes natural, plant-based medicines, sustainable trade and...

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Mark Haden

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...

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Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis is an historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. He...

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Mary Porter

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...

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Sonja Myllymaki

Sonja Myllymaki

Sonja Myllymaki has been learning and practicing shamanic plant medicine for the past ten years, primarily within several Shipibo-Conibo...

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Mark Blumenthal

Mark Blumenthal

Mark Blumenthal is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, nonprofit research and...

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Dr. Natalie

Dr. Natalie

Dr. Natalie is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Herbalist, and Core Faculty member in the Integrative Health Studies Department at the...

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Nese Devenot

Nese Devenot

Nese Devenot is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound, where she teaches classes...

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Dawn Davis

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...

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Cristina Orbé

Cristina Orbé

Cristina Orbé is a non-profit founder, artist, educator, and seeker. In 2008, she co-founded FEEST, a nationally (USA) recognized youth...

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Joe Tafur

Joe Tafur

Joe Tafur, M.D., is a Colombian-American family physician originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine...

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Kateri Walker

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...

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Terry Sidhu

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...

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Trevor Millar

Trevor Millar

Trevor Millar is a social-entrepreneur and owner of Liberty Root Therapy Ltd., serving those called to experience the healing properties...

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Soheil S.

Soheil S.

Soheil Samimi’s professional background is in business and technology, having been a pioneer and a founder of innovative start-ups in the...

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2016 Presenters

Bruce Damer

Bruce Damer

Join Marc Caron and Stephen Gray as we speak with Dr. Bruce Damer, one of this years speakers at the Virtual Spirit Plant Medicine...

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Mark Haden

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...

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Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis is an historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. He...

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Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison

 Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, artist, and photographer who researches the relationship between plants and people, with a...

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Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham~"The Shaman’s Pharmacy - Indigenous Psychedelic Pharmacology" Chris Kilham, known globally as The Medicine Hunter, conducts...

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Ralph Metzner, Ph.D

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. is a recognized pioneer in psychological, philosophical and cross-cultural studies of consciousness and its...

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Martin A. Lee

Martin A. Lee

Martin A. Lee is the cofounder and director of Project CBD, an educational service that reports on cannabis science, therapeutics and...

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Dr. Erica Wohldmann

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...

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Mark Haden

Mark Haden

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History Mark Haden is a major figure in the...

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Robyn Griggs Lawrence

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...

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Cvita Mamic

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...

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Galen R. Brandt

Galen R. Brandt

Galen R. Brandt is a writer, cross-cultural storyteller, performer, songwriter and singer. She pioneered the exploration and use of...

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Anand David Embry

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’...

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2015 Presenters

Bruce Damer

Bruce Damer

Join Marc Caron and Stephen Gray as we speak with Dr. Bruce Damer, one of this years speakers at the Virtual Spirit Plant Medicine...

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Mark Haden

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...

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Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison

 Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, artist, and photographer who researches the relationship between plants and people, with a...

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Mark Haden

Mark Haden

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History Mark Haden is a major figure in the...

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Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

5 Psychedelic Family Values 5 Psychedelic Family Values Jonathan is the Founder of PyschedelicParenting.org, a resource for building...

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Gerald Thomas

Gerald Thomas

Roots to Treasure – Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Roots to Treasure – Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Rites of...

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Martin W. Ball

Martin W. Ball

Nondual Energetic Therapy with Entheogens Nondual Energetic Therapy with Entheogens Martin W. Ball, received his Ph.D. in Religious...

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Annie Oak

Annie Oak

Rekindling Our Relationship with Traditional European Spirit Plants. Rekindling Our Relationship with Traditional European Spirit Plants....

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Marguerite Rigoglioso

Marguerite Rigoglioso

Tales of a Reincarnated Delphic Oracle: Tales of a Reincarnated Delphic Oracle: How the Plants Have Informed My Life & Given Vision to...

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Kilindi Iyi

Kilindi Iyi

Psilocybin Tool Of Consciousness Exploration Psilocybin Tool Of Consciousness Exploration This talk will explore psilocybin as an...

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Angela Prider

Angela Prider

Roots to Treasure - Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Roots to Treasure - Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Rites of...

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Don Blaikie

Don Blaikie

Using Entheogens with Integrity: Problems, Pitfalls, & Possibilities - Panel Discussion Using Entheogens with Integrity: Problems,...

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Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta

Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta

Andean Wisdom Teachings of a Traditional San Pedro/Huachuma Master: A Sharing of Tradition through the practice of Saminchay, Ayni and...

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Dr. Gabor Mate

Dr. Gabor Mate

Manifesting the Mind: Inside the Psychedelic Experience Manifesting the Mind: Inside the Psychedelic Experience Gabor Maté is a medical...

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2014 Presenters

Zach Walsh

Zach Walsh

Zach Walsh, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he...

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Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett has been researching the history of cannabis for 25 years, with a particular focus on its role in magic and religion. He has...

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Aletheia

Aletheia

Aletheia is an ecumenically minded, classically trained Spiritual Director and Vajrayana Tantrika whose work has been deeply informed by...

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Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna’s professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant...

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Gerald Thomas

Gerald Thomas

Gerald Thomas is an Associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Ottawa and a Collaborating Scientist with the Centre for...

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Evgenia Fotiou

Evgenia Fotiou

Evgenia Fotiou is Assistant Professor of anthropology at Kent State University. She has a PhD in cultural anthropology and Latin American...

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Don Blaikie

Don Blaikie

Don Blaikie has been about as steeped and processed as anyone in the Earth and Spirit wisdom worldview of Native North American...

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Gillian Maxwell

Gillian Maxwell

Gillian Maxwell is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  She is an experienced coach and facilitator, public speaker, and knowledge exchange...

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Joshua Wickerham

Joshua Wickerham

Joshua Wickerham is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council(ESC), a nonprofit devoted to transforming...

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Kenneth Tupper

Kenneth Tupper

Kenneth Tupper is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, where his...

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Mark Haden

Mark Haden

Mark Haden has provided public education on drugs and drug policy for over thirty years. He works with the Health Officers Council of...

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Oliver Hockenhull

Oliver Hockenhull

Oliver Hockenhull works in film, video, hyper media installations, writing, and design. He has taught at Northwestern University in...

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Paul Kroeger

Paul Kroeger

Paul Kroeger has studied mushrooms for over thirty-five years and is a founding member and current president of Vancouver Mycological...

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Soheil S.

Soheil S.

Soheil Samimi’s professional background is in business and technology, having been a pioneer and a founder of innovative start-ups in the...

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Philippe Lucas

Philippe Lucas

Philippe Lucas has a Masters degree in Studies in Policy and Practice from the University of Victoria and is a PhD student in the...

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Rielle Capler

Rielle Capler

Rielle Capler, MHA. After obtaining her masters degree in health administration, Rielle worked at Canada’s first medical cannabis...

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Yalila Espinoza

Yalila Espinoza

Yalila Espinoza is a spiritual health practitioner and intimacy coach who integrates art, music, dream-work, ancestral ritual and sacred...

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Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray has been a lifelong student, teacher and researcher of spiritual paths, in particular Tibetan Buddhism and the peyote...

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Andrew Feldmár

Andrew Feldmár

Andrew Feldmár is a psychologist who has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, in Vancouver, for 45 years now. He first...

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2013 Presenters

Bia Labate

Bia Labate

Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the State University of Campinas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas,...

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James W. Jesso

James W. Jesso

James W. Jesso is a Calgary, Alberta based author, conference speaker, workshop leader, and event coordinator who used psilocybin...

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Martin W. Ball

Martin W. Ball, Ph.D

Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., is a writer, independent publisher, energy worker, visionary artist, and musician currently living in Ashland...

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Natasha English

Natasha English

An Entheological Guide to the Nature of Reality Natasha English is a Nondual / Transpersonal Therapist . In her practice she employs a...

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Richard Yensen

Richard Yensen

Richard has been a pioneer in transpersonal psychology since 1972 when he began his psychedelic research career at Maryland Psychiatric...

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Robert Tindall

Robert Tindall

Robert Tindall, M.A. is a writer, classical guitarist, long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism, and an inveterate traveler, whose work...

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Sean Hamman

Sean Hamman

Sean Hamman has a longstanding and intimate relationship with visionary, healing plant medicines. He has undoubtedly been called to this...

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TJ Dawe

TJ Dawe

Presenting “MEDICINE” at SPMC TJ Dawe is a Vancouver based writer, performer and director. He’s participated in more than one hundred...

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Susana Bustos

Susana Bustos

Susana Bustos, Ph.D., holds degrees in Clinical Psychology (1992) and in Music Therapy (2002) from Chilean universities, as well as a...

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Steve Dyer

Steve Dyer

Steve Dyer has been deeply engaged with spiritual practices, including entheogens, throughout his adult life. Steve’s initiation into what...

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Gabor Mate

Gabor Mate

Gabor Maté M.D. is a bestselling author whose books have been published in nearly twenty languages worldwide.  Dr. Maté is highly sought...

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Don Blaikie

Don Blaikie

Don Blaikie has been about as steeped and processed as anyone in the Earth and Spirit wisdom worldview of Native North American...

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2012 Presenters

Satyen Raja

Satyen Raja

Satyen Raja, Founder of WarriorSage and Ignite Passion Now.  He is a living synthesis of Eastern wisdom and Western practicality,...

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Dee Dussault

Dee Dussault

Dee Dussault is a teacher of yoga, tantra, and sacred sexuality. She is one of the only western yoga teachers to publicly advocate and...

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Jonathan Dickinson

Jonathan Dickinson

Jonathan Dickinson is a traveller, writer, and organizer with a longstanding passion for ceremony, and the healing and inspirational...

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Kenneth Tupper

Kenneth Tupper

Kenneth Tupper is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, where his...

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Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray has been a lifelong student, teacher and researcher of spiritual paths, in particular Tibetan Buddhism and the peyote...

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Stephan Beyer

Stephan Beyer

Stephan V. Beyer, Ph.D., J.D. For more than forty years, Steve Beyer has been fascinated by the sorts of anomalous human experiences that...

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Sitaramaya

Sitaramaya

Sitaramaya began working in the physical and spirit plant realms after a thirteen year period of abstinence from all alcohol and drugs and...

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Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, artist, and photographer who researches the relationship between plants and people, with a...

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James Fadiman

James Fadiman

Author of The Psychedelic Explorer, talk title: “New Applications for Visionary Plant Wisdom” James Fadiman B.A. (Harvard) M.A., Ph.D....

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Jennifer Rae

Jennifer Rae

Jennifer Rae, MSc, Botanist based in Saskatchewan, Canada. "What the Plant Kingdom is Telling Us" Jennifer Rae is a plant ecologist and a...

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Ayasmina Flores

Ayasmina Flores

AyasminA Flores is a professional interpreter, translator, legal advocate, and documentarian fluent in six languages, whose lifelong...

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