Dennis McKenna, Ph.D., and his brother Terence first traveled to South America in 1971. Their unexpected adventures in pursuit of exotic psychedelics led to some surprising discoveries recounted in Terence’s book, True Hallucinations, and Dennis’s 2012 memoir, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss. In 1981, Dennis returned to Peru as a graduate student and began his scientific investigations of ayahuasca that continue to this day as a professional and personal passion. You can find out more at his website.
Join us in Berkeley Springs Saturday, May 12, 2018. In this lecture, Dennis tells the tale of an unusual life lived in the shadow (or perhaps the light) of this mysterious and beautiful medicine. Register at TransitionTalks.org
"Ayahuasca has been a professional and personal passion of mine for nearly 50 years. It was the focus of my doctoral dissertation which I received from the University of British Columbia in 1984. I have continued to investigate it scientifically, while also continuing to learn from this plant teacher as a part of my spiritual and personal development. In this talk, I will share some reminiscences of a life lived ‘climbing the vine’ and some of the unlikely directions of the path I have followed and some of the truly unique people that I would never have encountered were it not for the gift of this medicine in my life. That story will be the main theme of this talk but it also includes a smattering of science and historical references to place it all in context.” ~ Dennis McKenna, Ph.D.