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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 12 – The Story of Bufo Alvarius

Bufo alvarius  is a nocturnal amphibian that secretes one of nature’s most powerful hallucinogens. Wade Davis is a notorious adventurer that speaks on his potent encounters with ‘the toad’. In episode 12 of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, explorer Wade Davis will examine the discovery of high concentration of 5-MeO-DMT in the venom of Bufa alvarius, …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 11 – Cannabis Awakening – Cannabis as a Master Plant and Her Significant Leadership Role in This Time of Great Transition

In episode 11 of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, Josh and Kelly of Dragonfly Earth Medicine will be joined by Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary’s Delphina Dorrance, to discuss cannabis’ transformative potential. Date: Tuesday, December 1st Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST (8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST) The therapeutic properties of cannabis benefit mankind at a …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 8 – How To Prepare An Ancient Religious Tradition for a Psychedelic Renaissance

What are the implications of a psychedelic renaissance for religious and spiritual communities without a tradition of entheogen use? For the upcoming episode of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, we will be joined by Rabbi Zac Kamanetz to discuss the significance of incorporating psychedelics into Abrahamic religions. Date: Tuesday, November 10th Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 7 – Psychedelic Healing: Imagining a Better Tomorrow

In Episode 7 of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, Ifetayo Harvey will discuss the healing potential of psychedelics. 2020 has been one of the most turbulent and traumatic years in living memory, but it has also seen psychedelic-assisted therapy and drug decriminalization permeate mainstream consciousness. Date: Tuesday, November 3rd Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST (8:00 …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 4 – Sensei Kevon Simpson

In Episode 4 of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, entitled ‘Beyond the Heroic Skyline’, Sensei Kevin Simpson will investigate what can be learned from exploration to the very edges of our consciousness. Terrence McKenna coined the phrase ‘heroic dose’ to label ingesting five grams of psilocybin mushrooms, but what can we gather from ten and even …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 13 – Dr. Bia Labate

Dr. Bia Labate is a Brazilian anthropologist and a leading expert on ayahuasca culture. It is this specialization, alongside her study of shamanism and plant medicine, that we’re excited to explore in the next episode of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance. Dr. Labate will discuss the implications of Ayahuasca’s soaring popularity, including sustainability, safety and socioeconomic …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 11 – Kuauhtli Vasquez

Kuauhtli Vasquez is a Roadman, Sundancer and conductor of traditional Mexica ceremonies, which often involve the ritualistic use of plant medicine. In the upcoming edition of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, Kuauhtli will discuss the importance of our connection with nature and preserving indigenous Mesoamerican cultures. Date: Tuesday, August 4th Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 10 – Duncan Trussell

Our guest this coming Tuesday will be Duncan Trussell, host of The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast and co-creator of Midnight Gospel – an animated series based on his podcast. Duncan will discuss the success of Midnight Gospel and his experiences with psychedelics. Date: Tuesday, July 28th Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST (6:00 …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 9 – Chris Dyer

The ninth guest in our webinar series is Chris Dyer, a psychedelic artist and travel filmmaker. Chris studied under, prominent visionary artists such as Alex Grey and Robert Venosa – who portrayed a wider consciousness through spiritual themes. Today he is one of the leading figures of the visionary art scene, with artwork heavily influenced …

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