12 Ayahuasca Test Pilots | Chris Kilham

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Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, and has explored traditional medicines and psychoactive plants for decades in over 45 countries. The author of fifteen books, his latest work is The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying. His best-selling yoga book, The Five Tibetans, is published in 27 languages.

Chris is a FOX News correspondent featured in over 100 countries, is a regular guest on The Dr OZ Show, and appears on CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, and numerous other TV networks. He has been featured in major media globally, including The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Psychology Today. CNN calls Chris “The Indiana Jones Of Natural Medicine”. In today’s episode, Chris will shed light about having the ultimate Ayahuasca experience.

We’ll discover more about:

  • [03:30] How Chris became “The Medicine Hunter”
  • [6:15] His experiences with Amazonian Shamans
  • [10:10] How Ayahuasca has impacted Chris’s life and influenced him to write the “Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook”
  • [16:05] Risks of taking Ayahuasca without ample knowledge of it
  • [21:25] The difference between Ayahuasca and LSD
  • [23:32] Pros and cons of the sudden resurgence of interest in plant medicine traditions
  • [31:35] Chris’s take on the ethical controversies around ethnobotanical resources
  • [35:47] The possibility of regulating and rating Ayahuasca experiences
  • and much, much more!

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About the author, Lorna

Lorna Liana is a new media strategist and lifestyle business coach to visionary entrepreneurs. She travels the world while running her business as a digital nomad. Lorna's boutique agency provides “done for you” web design, development and online marketing services for social ventures, sustainable brands, transformational coaches and new paradigm thought leaders. She is also a personal development junkie, and 20 year practitioner of shamanism, with extensive training in Tibetan Bon Shamanism and the ayahuasca traditions of the Amazon Basin.

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