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Coca, Shamans and Divination in the Andes [ONLINE]

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

by MAPS Canada


Much vilified and immersed in conflict and crime, coca remains one of the most valuable of psychoactive plants, with uses for medicine, as a general tonic, and for divination. From the coca fields of the Peruvian lowlands to the thin atmosphere of the high Andes, we’ll explore coca and its role in society, and its use among shamans for divination.

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, explorer, lifelong yogi, psychedelic advocate and media personality. He has investigated medicinal plants among indigenous people globally for decades, from Siberia to the Amazon to Congo. The author of fifteen books including the international best-seller The Five Tibetans, Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, and The Lotus and The Bud: Cannabis, Consciousness, and Yoga Practice. Chris has appeared on over 2000 radio and 500 TV programs. The New York Times calls Chris “part David Attenborough, part Indiana Jones.” Read more…

About this Mini-Series: The relationship between people and psychoactive plants dates back to antiquity. For healing, revelation and spiritual exploration, psychoactive plants lubricate the mind and reveal new dimensions of perception. Drawing upon decades of ethnobotanical exploration in the field, medicine hunter Chris Kilham will share his experiences with four key psychoactive plants (ayahuasca, kava, coca, and cannabis), the places where they are employed, and the people who work with them. Personal accounts and rare images bring these accounts vividly to life.

Episodes will consist of a 60 minute presentation from our expert, followed by a 30 minute Q&A.




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