Dennis McKenna, "The Plants Are Running the Show"

The Rudewoke Sessions

Apr 3 2020 • 1 hr 49 mins

In the RudeWoke Sessions, join Karen Kohler in conversation with creatives of all kinds, getting inside the un-curated story of their lives to reveal the defining moment that changed everything and set them on their paths as passionate artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, activists, explorers and more.


Today's guest, Dennis McKenna, is a founding member and director of ethnopharmacology at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit investigating the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines. He’s a sought-after lecturer and speaker, and has written several books including an autobiography, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss, in which he shares the story of his relationship with his older brother, Terence McKenna (ethnobotanist, poet and mystic). Dennis is the founder of the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy, something about which he’s very excited! In our conversation, we’ll discuss:

* his earliest aspirations and the pivotal figures in his childhood
* the McKenna Brothers’ impactful journey to find the secret at La Chorrera
* his insights into plant wisdom and thoughts on humanity’s future
* his founding of a 21st century mystery school echoing Eleusis and much more…

To learn more about the podcast, visit https://karenkohler.com/gathering/podcast/

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