Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More 2008 World Psychedelic Forum talks

2008 World Psychedelic Forum
Mp3's hosted by futureprimitive.org

Mp3 recordings from the World Psychedelic Forum held March 21 - 24, 2008 in Basel Switzerland. The forum presented a unique opportunity for experts, researchers, and interested persons from around the globe, to exchange views and hear about the latest research on the value of these remarkable substances in medicine, psychology, science, religion, culture and the arts.

COLOMBIAN "MAMA" (LENGTH: 18:50 mins. SIZE: 8.62MB) Shaman ("Mama") from the Kogi indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.

JEREMY NARBY (LENGTH: 10:43 mins. SIZE: 4.91MB) Anthropologist and writer who spent several years living with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon cataloging indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction. Narby has written three books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists and other scientists to examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge. Since 1989, Narby has been working as the Amazonian projects director for the Swiss NGO, Nouvelle Planete.

STANISLAV GROF (LENGTH: 42:34 mins. SIZE: 19.4MB) One of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and a pioneering researcher into the use of altered states of consciousness for purposes of healing, growth, and insight. Grof received the VISION 97 award granted by the Foundation of Dagmar and Vaclav Havel in Prague on October 5, 2007. He developed a form of psychotherapy called Holotropic Breathwork believed to allow access to nonordinary states of consciousness. Stanislav Grof also presented: The Roots of Human Violence at the conference.

DANIEL PINCHBECK & JOHN LASH (LENGTH: 1 hr., 4 mins. SIZE: 29.4MB) Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and advocate of the use of psychedelic substances for enriching people's intellectual, psychological and spiritual beliefs through the psychedelic experience. John Lash is the author of Not in His Image and Quest for the Zodiac, co-founder and principal author of the Metahistory.org and one of the foremost exponents of the power of myth to direct and shape an individual's life, as well as history itself.


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