August 5-18, 2009

Invited speakers

Dr. Christian Rätsch, Anthropologist
Dr. Claudia Mueller-Ebeling, Art Historian
Dr. Manuel Torres, Art Historian and Archeologist
Donna Torres, Artist

Lectures by Christian Rätsch

  • Ethnobotanical parallels between Central and South America
  • DMT and Nature
  • The World Heritage of Shamanism

Lectures by Claudia Mueller-Ebeling

  • Visionary Art
  • Types of Shamanism
  • Ayahuasca Paintings

Lectures by Manuel Torres

  • The Antiquity of Psychoactive Plant Use in the Americas
  • Tiahuanaco Iconography, Landscape, and Sacred Plants: A Precolumbian Writing System?

Lecture and workshop by Donna Torres

  • Preserving indigenous plant traditions: botanical illustration in the Atacama Desert (see Indigenous Botanical Illustration Project and Chile Illustration Project)
  • Visualizing nature: capturing the human/plant connection in graphite and watercolor (workshop)