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Firewalking Kava Growers of Vanuatu [ONLINE]
March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
by MAPS Canada
Following a tradition deriving from Polynesia, the Melanesian kava growers of Vanuatu took up firewalking, fulfilling an ancient and hazardous ritual associated with this most revered plant. Deriving from twenty-five years of experience in the South Pacific and featuring highly unusual images, we’ll take a deep dive into kava, its trade and the magic and mystery of traditional firewalking.
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.