Neuroscience of Spirituality

Dennis McKenna is ~y ethnopharmacologist who has studied plant hallucinogens with respect to over forty years. He is the father of many scientific papers, and co-former, with his brother Terence McKenna, of The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching, and Psilocybin: Magic Mushroom Grower’s Guide. He holds a doctorate from the University of British Columbia, where his research focused on ayahuasca and oo-koo-hé, sum of ~ units hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. He believed post-doctoral research fellowships in the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health, and in the Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1990, he joined Shaman Pharmaceuticals in the manner that Director of Ethnopharmacology, and in 1993 became the Aveda Corporation’s Senior Research Pharmacognosist. Dennis has been every adjunct assistant professor at the Center on account of Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota seeing that 2001, where he teaches courses in ethnopharmacology and botanical medicine. He has taught summer field menses in Peru and Ecuador, and has conducted fieldwork over the upper Amazon. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, a non-improve organization focused on the investigation of the possible therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines.

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