Ripples of Change:
Sat/Sun October 17 & 18
Suggested contribution $25. Pay what you wish and what you are able to pay. We welcome contributions less than $25: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our enthusiastic community for a two-day interactive encounter on a critically timely topic: Symbiosis. The McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy presents the first annual “Ripples of Change: Symbiosis Symposium.” We bring together a collection of powerful and passionate global voices actively engaged in cultivating the equilibrium needed for the future we seek to inherit. Sat/Sun October 17 & 18, 10am-5pm PDT | 6pm-1am BST
Replay of Live Event will be available to all registrants.
A global community approach to regenerative solutions:
- • Equity and social repair within food sovereignty and sustainable systems
- • Social and ecological permaculture practices
- • Whole systems thinking —from the personal to global scale
- • Inspiration from the Amazon
Engage through visual storytelling from grassroots changemakers around the world, dynamic dialogues and panels. Come home with empowering takeaways: Resources & networks for continued inspiration & action.
Coordinated in collaboration with Permaculturalist Annaliese Hordern of Symbiotic Nature, and friends of our collective global community.
Abhaijot is a NYC yogini, humanitarian, healer and wisdom keeper of the Aquarian age consciousness, whose intentions are to keep sacred traditions of Earth Mother alive. Powered by inclusiveness she teaches worldwide the teachings of Kundalini in schools, prisons, retreats, teacher trainings, and corporate wellness.
Alexandre is an ethnomusicologist, sound researcher and therapist.
Permaculture educator standing tall with the plants for a regenerative future.
Anthony Basil Rodriguez is a New York born independent photographer and filmmaker. A storyteller whos work continues to bring Anthony around the world in pursuit of research and documentation of rare plants, disparate peoples and the flux of global society.
Antonio Natem Duku
Antonio “Tony” refers to himself as an artist, though at the age of nine he had developed special abilities such as telepathy and telekinesis. At age 16, a tree fell on him crushing a large portion of his skull. Hospitals would not accept to operate on him and he was pronounced clinically dead. Meanwhile his spirit was traveling to a different realm where he met with "spirit teachers" who continue to accompany him now with his healings and ceremonies. Though growing up in rural Iquitos, he sought to learn various international modalities of healing. He also dedicates his time to his visionary art and poetry, and tours internationally sharing the teachings of Amazonian medicine.
Dennis J. Mckennahttp://mckenna.academy
Dennis McKenna has conducted research in ethnopharmacology for over 40 years. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, and was a key investigator on the Hoasca Project, the first biomedical investigation of ayahuasca. He is the younger brother of Terence McKenna. From 2000 to 2017, he taught courses on Ethnopharmacology and Plants in Human affairs as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. In the spring of 2019, in collaboration with colleagues in Canada and the US, he incorporated a new non-profit, the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy. He emigrated to Canada in the spring of 2019 together with his wife Sheila, and now resides in Abbotsford B.C.
Erin Young uses nature principles to activate women & groups with balance, creativity and collaboration as coach & consultant.
Business Owner and Permaculture Project Manager delivering edible landscapes across Queensland.
Jaye Irving has been flying the green banner of sustainability for nearly 20 years exploring the relationship between the natural and built environment. As an Architect, Artist, Builder, keen Permaculturist his interest in natural materials has led him on a on a global search for grassroots green design, fortifying his skills in natural building practices including bamboo, earth and straw. At the core of these skills taught by simple craftsmen from around the world is the relationship with their environment. For building homes is building community. The experience of working in developing countries as a catalyst for change has left Jaye an extremely motivated and experienced practitioner, eco-consultant and hands-on worker for a greener future.
Director of Education at The Permaculture Academy reconnects our ability to directly access intuitive problem solving skills of nature.
Marc Ian Baraschhttp://www.greenworld.org
Marc is the founder/director of www.greenworld.org,as well as a noted author and filmmaker.
Founder of City Repair, and communitecture: architecture, permaculture, & planning.
Matiu Te Hukihttps://rainbowwarrior.nz/
Matiu has over 20 years experience as a Maori language and performance teacher, he is an engaging facilitator, dynamic international musician, playwrite, storyteller and a leader amongst his own communities.
Pandora Thomas Pandora Thomas is a passionate global citizen who works as a caregiver for her two mothers, her earth and birth mothers, and globally as a teacher, writer, designer, and speaker with over 25 years of experience. Pandora's work is rooted in ancetral reverence and a reonnection between the human and nonhuman world. Pandora's work emphasizes the benefits of applying ecological principles to social design.
Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher, entrepreneur & Myconaut.
Robin Clayfield is an international educator, creative facilitator, best-selling author and Permaculture pioneer.
Permaculture educator-designer, community development facilitator and nature connection guide of 40 years experience.
I have worked for nearly 40 years in precarious places in the world and many in war in civil war or, more recently in refugee camps.
Founder of Grounded Permaculture Action Party Inc. and Beanstalk Records.
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher and director of Earth Activist Training.
The Perma Pixie intends on creating a fertile and abundant world, where the Earth's resources are distributed fairly and with care and responsibility.
Thiago is a Syntropic farming pioneer in Australia, Pacific Islands, Central America and Caribbean Islands who is helping to spread the knowledge of this unique farming system and teaching farmers and backyard gardeners to apply the principles in different regions and climates around Australia and around the world.
William is a Self Taught Multidisciplinary Citizen Scientist.
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