Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs
Speakers and Recordings
Esteemed researchers interested in the confluence of psychoactive catalysts and global change were presented at ESPD55. Under the thoughtful curatorship of Dennis McKenna and the ESPD55 coordination team, a selection of the most well-respected researchers, together with emerging investigators, shared their most recent findings. Register and watch their recordings.
speakers & recordings
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) as a potential therapy for opioid dependance.
Ethnopharmacology meets the receptorome – Bioprospecting for psychotherapeutic drugs in the Amazon rain forest
What a long, strange trip it’s been: Reflections on the Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs 1967-2017
Ayahuasca, a powerful epistemological wildcard in a complex, fascinating and dangerous world.
Plant use and shamanic dietas in contemporary Ayahuasca shamanism in Peru.
Jean François Sobiecki
Psychoactive Initiation Plant Medicines: Their Role in the Healing and Learning Process of South African and Upper Amazonian Traditional Healers.
Phylogenetic analysis of traditional medicinal plants: discovering new drug sources from patterns of cultural convergence.
Jerry D. Patchen
Reflections on the Peyote Road with the Native American Church – Visions & Cosmology
Mescal, peyote and the red bean; a peculiar conceptual collision in early modern ethnobotany.
The Ibogaine Project: Urban ethnomedicine for opioid use disorder.
The origins of the ayahuasca/yagé concept. An inquiry into the synergy between DMT and ß carbolines.
Professor of Ethnopharmacology
Ethnopharmacology – from Mexican hallucinogens to a global transdisciplinary science.
Kabbo’s !kwaiń Sceletium species – The past, present and future of Kanna.
Stacy B. Schaeffer
Fertile Grounds? Peyote and the Human Reproductive System.