Dennis McKenna: Insights into the use of Ayahuasca

17 May 2016 • English • 00:41:52

Interviewed live by Reality Check Podcast’s, Dr Rory MacSweeney, Dr Dennis McKenna offers insights into the use of Ayahuasca, Psilocybin Mushrooms and more and answers questions from the audience. This dialogue took place at the Rudolf Steiner House in Sept 2015 as part of the Plant Consciousness week.

Dennis McKenna


Dennis McKenna has studied psychedelics for over 40 years. His research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Brasilian Amazon.


His doctoral research (University of British Columbia,1984) focused on the ethnopharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, and was a key organizer and participant in the Hoasca Project, the first biomedical investigation of ayahuasca used by the UDV, a Brazilian religious group. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. Dennis is the younger brother of Terrence McKenna.

Release Date 17 May 2016
Duration 00:41:52
Language English
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