#15 - Dennis McKenna: Catalysing A Global Transformation Of Human Consciousness

Dennis McKenna is an Ethnopharmacolgist, research pharmacist, lecturer, and author. He is the brother of the famous psychedelic advocate Terence McKenna and is a founding member and director of ethnographic research at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization involved in investigating the potential of therapeutic uses of drugs.
Dennis McKenna is an Ethnopharmacolgist, research pharmacist, lecturer, and author. He is the brother of the famous psychedelic advocate Terence McKenna and is a founding member and director of ethnographic research at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization involved in investigating the potential of therapeutic uses of drugs. 

In this episode we discuss:
  • Preserving indigenous practice, challenges we face
  • Mckenna Academy of Natural Philosophy
  • The brain as a reducing valve of reality
  • The mind-brain problem
  • Psychedelics bring the background forward
  • Serotonin
  • Consciousness and symbiosis
  • What research questions should be asked in the next 5-10 years
  • Who will be the gatekeepers of these medicines
  • The need to arm psychiatrists and mental health practitioners with psychedelics
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