dennis mckenna

Episode 239: ethnopharmacology (aya 03)

This is the third part of a four part mini-series recorded at the World Ayahuasca Conference in Girona, Spain. In this part we are going to spend time with Dennis McKenna.

Dennis McKenna is an ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer and author. He is the brother of well-known psychedelics proponent Terence McKenna and is a founding board member and the director of ethnopharmacology at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization concerned with the investigation of the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines.

In this episode, apart from the interview, you’ll also get to hear Dennis talk about the book he was involved with called Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs: 50 Years of Research (1967-2017). Check out the book here:

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Dennis McKenna taking a well deserved break.

Dennis McKenna taking a well deserved break.

Episode 212: psycherence

In this episode we are going to hear a selection of interesting clips from Psycherence, which is the Baltic’s biggest consciousness and psychedelics conference that gives us an opportunity to meet the planet’s four leading experts in the field: Susan Blackmore, Luis Eduardo Luna, Jeremy Narby and Dennis McKenna.

If you want to listen to the complete talks please go to where you can buy all of them for only 20 Euro (about 23 dollars). I have not been paid to endorse this, but please support this amazing conference.

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Glenn Miller

Episode 141: miscellany of sagacity

In this episode we are going to hear a mix of wise words from a wide range of people like for example Alan Watts, Bill Hicks, Rupert Sheldrake, Bruce Lee Terence McKenna and Krishnamurti. 

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Dan Warren

John Mark Harris

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Episode 82: dennis mckenna

In this episode I travelled to the conference Sumiruna Awakenings in Bucharest, Romania. There I had the great pleasure of talking to ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna. Dennis has recently published a book about his life with Terence McKenna. Check out more here: The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss. You can also connect with Dennis on Twitter and Facebook.

Music featured in this episode:

Lars Eriksson

Episode 67: ayahuasca research report

In this episode we are going to hear a talk by Dennis McKenna. For those unaware Dennis McKenna is the younger brother of Terence McKenna, and unlike his older brother, Dennis decided to take a less public path in life and dedicated his life to the scientific study of psychedelic plants. This talk is lifted from the Psychedelic Salon podcast.

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Jesus (Eric Gaffney, co-founder of Sebadoh)