Wasiwaska seminars

The Scientific Investigation of Psychointegrator Agents

June 27- July 10 2009

Invited speakers:
Dr. Davis Nichols
Dr. Dennis McKenna Ethnopharmacologist

Lectures by David Nichols:

  • A Basic Primer on The Chemistry of Psychedelics for Nonchemists
  • From 1938 To 2008, the 70 Year “Evolution” of Psychedelic Chemistry, with a Historical Timeline
  • The Contribution of Modern Molecular Pharmacology to Understanding Psychedelics: The Devil is in the Details

Lectures by Dennis McKenna:

  • Basic Psychopharmacology:
    The Psychopharmacopoeia; Licit and illicit psychoactive drugs; their actions, applications, uses and mis-uses; psychoactive drugs from nature; synthetic psychoactive drugs
  • Psychoactive drugs in neuroscience and consciousness research
  • Drugs and spirituality; do drugs have a role in spiritual practices?; cross-cultural perspectives; drugs and spirituality in the modern world; psychedelics as medicine: therapeutic applications of psychedelics; medicines for the spirit