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Saturday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ayahuasca in the 21st Century
What are the implications of the spreading use of the Amazonian visionary and healing brew ayahuasca far beyond its home in the Amazon Basin? With: Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., anthropologist, author, Peruvian Amazon Project Manager for the Swiss NGO Nouvelle Planète; Rachel Harris, Ph.D., a psychologist with decades of experience, researcher, and author of Listening to Ayahuasca; Sitamaraya Sita, a long-time plant wisdom practitioner trained in the Shipibo tradition, founder of the Convergence conference; Eda Elsa Zavala Lopez, a shaman and curandera of Wari-Ashaninka ancestry, with 30' years experience in plant medicine. Hosted by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Associate Producer, editor of Visionary Plant Consciousness.

Keynotes
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Jeremy Narby

Nouvelle Planète
Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., an anthropologist who has been working as Amazonian Projects Coordinator for the Swiss NGO “Nouvelle Planète” since 1990, backing initiatives of Amazonian indigenous organizations in land titling, bilingual and intercultural education, environmental monitoring and sustainable economic development, is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge (1998) and Intelligence in Nature (2005), and co-edited the anthology Shamans Through Time with Francis Huxley. | | To read more about Jeremy Narby's work... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Conference Associate Producer, affiliated with Bioneers since 1990, is a NYC-based consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. A former Program Director at the New York Open Center and a senior review team member for the Buckminster Fuller C... Read More →
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Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris, Ph.D. is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. She received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award, has published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals, and has worked as a psychotherapist in... Read More →
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Eda Elsa Zavala Lopez

Eda Elsa Zavala Lopez, of Wari-Ashaninka ancestry, inherited ancient knowledge from her ancestors and followed the traditions of Indigenous elders from the Andean highlands and the Amazon during her nearly 30-year training to become a shaman and healer/curandera. A spiritual lead... Read More →
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Sitaramaya Sita

Sitaramaya Sita, who has traveled and worked in the Amazon for the past 17 years, is a spiritual herbalist and “plant wisdom” practitioner formally trained in the Shipibo ayahuasca tradition. Founder of PlantTeachers, dedicated to cultivating entheogenic awareness, and Producer o... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
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