Can Burning Man Change the World? | Andrew Johnstone – EN24

Andrew Johnstone is in charge of designing the Burning Man Man Base, and ensuring that the Man burns safely, so that flaming tons of debris do not cascade down onto the thousands of revelers below. Originally from Great Britain, Andrew currently resides in San Francisco with his wife and children. Since 2005 he apprenticed under Rod Garrett, the architect

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Western Shamans, Sacred Tea Servers & Charlatans | Rak Razam – EN22

Rak Razam is the world’s leading ‘experiential’ journalist, writing about and helping shape the emergence of a new cultural paradigm in the 21st century. A writer, film producer and culture maker, he bridges the worlds of shamanism, consciousness and popular culture. Author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey and the companion…

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Icaros, Shaman Songs & Plant Music | Susana Bustos – EN21

Susana Bustos, PhD, is a transpersonal counselor, professor of psychology, and independent researcher on the entheogenic shamanic traditions of the Americas. Her main body of research and clinical work has focused on Peruvian Amazonian Vegetalismo practices, particularly on the effects of song (icaros) and plant diets on healing processes, as well as on the integration of experiences with plant medicines

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Psychedelics & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Rick Doblin – EN18

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among…

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