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Adam Andros Aronovich, M.A.

Adam Andros Aronovich, M.A.

Adam Andros Aronovich lives in the Peruvian Amazon, working as research coordinator for the Chaikuni Institute and the Temple of the Way of Light. In addition, he is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center in Catalunya, Spain, and has written for various publications around the world.
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Dr. Timothy D. Brewerton

Dr. Timothy D. Brewerton

Dr. Timothy Brewerton is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, certified in general, child-adolescent, forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is an author on 150+ publications, including two books.
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    Dr. Clancy Cavnar, Psy.D.

    Dr. Clancy Cavnar, Psy.D.

    Dr. Clancy Cavnar is a licensed psychologist who works in a private practice in San Francisco. She is also Associate Editor at Chacruna. You can see her beautiful art at www.clancycavnar.com
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    Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (C)

    Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (C)

    Dawn D. Davis is a mother, a wife to Dr. Cleve Davis, a micro-farmer and a Ph.D student at the University of Idaho. She exercises laughter and practices humor.
    Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (C)

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    Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

    Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

    Alec Dawson has a PhD in History from SUNY-Stony Brook, and teaches at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of three books and numerous articles.
    Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

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    Gretel Echazú, Ph.D.

    Gretel Echazú, Ph.D.

    Gretel Echazú has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has researched gender, ethnicity and the nation in the context of ayahuasca tourism in the Peruvian Lowland Amazon. She currently works as a Post Doctorate Researcher at the Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Norte, RN/Brazil.
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    Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.

    Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.

    Ben Feinberg is a Professor of Anthropology at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. He is the author of “The Devil’s Book of Culture: History, Mushrooms, and Caves in Southern Mexico” (2003).
    Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.

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    Amanda Feilding

    Amanda Feilding

    Amanda Feilding is the Founder and Director of the Beckley Foundation. Through the Scientific Programme, Amanda orchestrates collaborations with leading scientists worldwide, investigating cannabis, psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, DMT and MDMA.
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    Hayden Griffin, Ph.D.

    Hayden Griffin, Ph.D.

    Hayden Griffin is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has a PhD in criminology from the University of Florida and a JD from the University of Richmond. He has more than 30 publications and is first author (along with Vanessa Woodward and John Sloan) of The Money and Politics of Criminal Justice Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2016.)
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    Graham St. John, Ph.D.

    Graham St. John, Ph.D.

    Graham St John, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a cultural anthropologist specialising in event-cultures and entheogens. He has authored/edited eight books including "Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT". www.edgecentral.net
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    Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

    Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

    Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., is the Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in Oakland California. His many books include "Personal Mythology and Working with Dreams" and "PTSD Nightmares: 14 Approaches for Psychotherapists and Counselors".
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    Bia Labate, Ph.D.

    Bia Labate, Ph.D.

    Bia Labate has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has published 18 books about psychedelic plant medicines, shamanism, religion, ritual and drug policy. She is an Chief-Editor at Chacruna
    Bia Labate, Ph.D.

    Armando Loizaga

    Armando Loizaga

    Armando Loizaga is president of the Nierika Institute in Mexico. His work focuses on advancing multidisciplinary clinical research protocols to evaluate therapeutic potential of psychedelic plants used in ritual contexts, preservation of indigenous psychedelic culture and drug policy reform.
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      Dr. Adèle Lafrance

      Dr. Adèle Lafrance

      Dr. Adele Lafrance is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University and Clinical Psychologist. She conducts research on the therapeutic value of psychedelics and supports clinicians in the provision of psychedelic-integration support.
      Dr. Adèle Lafrance

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      Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

      Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

      Anja Loizaga-Velder, PhD is clinical psychologist who has been investigating the therapeutic potential of the ritual use of psychedelic plants for twenty years. She is Director of Research and Psychotherapy at the Nierika Institute in Mexico.
      Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

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      Larry Norris, MA

      Larry Norris, MA

      Larry Norris, MA, PhD Candidate is the co-founder and executive director of ERIE 501(c)(3), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic education and integration models.
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      Leopardo Yawa Bane

      Leopardo Yawa Bane

      Leopardo Yawa Bane was born in the indigenous land Kaxinawá of Rio Jordão, in the state of the Acre, Brazil. He left the Amazon to better learn how to lead his people through our modern times and has been traveling the world leading healing ceremonies for the last 10 years
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      Martin Fortier, Ph.D. (C)

      Martin Fortier, Ph.D. (C)

      Martin Fortier is a doctoral student at Institut Jean Nicod (Paris) and a visiting student researcher at Stanford University. His research investigates the interplay between neurobiological and cultural processes in hallucinogenic experiences.
      Martin Fortier, Ph.D. (C)

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      Miroslav Horák, Ph.D.

      Miroslav Horák, Ph.D.

      Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. is research assistant at the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno. He focuses on ethnobotanicals, medical anthropology, and drug addiction treatment.
      Miroslav Horák, Ph.D.

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      Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D

      Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D

      Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, and author specializing in psychospiritual development, with particular expertise in psychedelic psychotherapy. He is author of the book Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritua Development.
      Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D

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      Patrick Smith, Ph.D. (c)

      Patrick Smith, Ph.D. (c)

      Patrick is a Ph.D student in regenerative medicine at the University of Manchester, UK. He writes on thepsychedelicscientist.com and thethirdwave.co about psychedelic research and culture.
      Patrick Smith, Ph.D. (c)

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      Dr. Paul Glue

      Dr. Paul Glue

      Dr. Paul Glue is a clinical psychiatrist and psychopharmacology researcher at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
      Dr. Paul Glue

      Pedro Musalem, Ph.D

      Pedro Musalem, Ph.D

      Pedro Musalem is a chilean medical doctor and doctor in social anthropology, currently working on the fields of public health and medical psychedelia. He has worked as a researcher in Takiwasi, in 2005, and lived with the Siona people in 2013/2014.
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      Rachel Harris, Ph.D.

      Rachel Harris, Ph.D.

      Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. She was in private psychotherapy practice for thirty-five years. Visit her online at www.ListeningToAyahuasca.com.
      Rachel Harris, Ph.D.

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      Robert Heffernan

      Robert Heffernan

      Rob Heffernan is an independent researcher and activist who has been involved in the vegetalismo and Santo Daime ayahuasca traditions for 17 years. He was a member and chairman of the Santo Daime US legal committee for a number of years, and has recently begun collaborating with the Ayahuasca Defense Fund.
      Robert Heffernan

      Sidarta Ribeiro, Ph.D.

      Sidarta Ribeiro, Ph.D.

      Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Researches memory, sleep & dreams, neural plasticity, psychedelics, and drug policy.
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      Stacy B. Schaefer, Ph.D.

      Stacy B. Schaefer, Ph.D.

      Dr. Stacy B. Schaefer is Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology, California State University, Chico.  She has researched and published on peyote among the Huichol Indians and the Native American Church for more than three decades. 
      Stacy B. Schaefer, Ph.D.

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      Stevens Rehen, Ph.D.

      Stevens Rehen, Ph.D.

      is full professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and and research director at the D'Or Institute for Research and Education. Professor Rehen is focused on neurological diseases and drug discovery by using induced pluripotent stem cells.
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        Dr. Tanya Maté

        Dr. Tanya Maté

        Dr. Tanya Maté is the Integration Director with the Temple of the Way of Light. She works with and oversees a network of integration providers who provide support for people post-ayahuasca experience.
        Dr. Tanya Maté

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          Vanja Dakic, Ph.D.

          Vanja Dakic, Ph.D.

          Vanja Dakic finished PhD at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, supervised by Professor Steven Rehen. She investigated biological effects of the psychoactive components of plant tea Ayahuasca using in vitro models of human nervous system.
          Vanja Dakic, Ph.D.

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          Alec Dawson, Ph.D

          Alec Dawson, Ph.D

          Alexander Dawson, Ph.D., teaches history at the University at Albany. He is the author of three books and numerous articles, and will publish The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs, with the University of California Press in 2018.
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          Martin Terry, DVM, Ph.D.

          Martin Terry, DVM, Ph.D.

          Martin Terry, DVM, Ph.D., works on plants and their physiological effects on humans. He exhibits an inordinant fondness for tackling multifaceted ethnobotanical, ecological, economic, regulatory and conservation problems involving plants.
          Martin Terry, DVM, Ph.D.

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          Ismail L. Ali, J.D.

          Ismail L. Ali, J.D.

          Ismail L. Ali, JD, currently works as Policy & Advocacy Counsel for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, presently serves as Vice-Chair of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Board of Directors, and is licensed to practice law in the state of California. www.curafilm.com
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          Kim P. C. Kuypers, Ph.D.

          Kim P. C. Kuypers, Ph.D.

          Kim P. C. Kuypers, Ph.D., works at Maastricht University where she studies the acute and longer term effects of psychedelics on cognitive processes, empathy, and mood, in a naturalistic and experimental setting.
          Kim P. C. Kuypers, Ph.D.

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          Philippe Lucas, Ph.D. (C)

          Philippe Lucas, Ph.D. (C)

          Philippe Lucas PhD(c) is a Graduate Researcher with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and VP, Patient Research & Access at Tilray, a federally-authorized medical cannabis company located in Nanaimo, BC.
          Philippe Lucas, Ph.D. (C)

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          UMIYAC

          UMIYAC

          The Union of traditional Yagé Medics of the Colombian Amazon (UMIYAC) is an indigenous organization representing Siona, Cofán, Inga, Kamentsá, and Coreguaje spiritual authorities. www.umiyac.org 
          UMIYAC

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          Ernesto Evanjuanoy

          Ernesto Evanjuanoy

          Ernesto Evanjuanoy is a member of the Inga people, a traditial doctor, and president of the UMIYAC since 2016. www.umiyac.org
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            Riccardo Vitale, Ph.D.

            Riccardo Vitale, Ph.D.

            Riccardo Vitale, Ph.D., anthropologist, ethnographer, and indigenous rights expert. Adviser for the UMIYAC since 2016. 
            Riccardo Vitale, Ph.D.

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              Nidia Olvera-Hernández, Ph.D. (C).

              Nidia Olvera-Hernández, Ph.D. (C).

              Nidia Olvera-Hernández is a historian and anthropologist focused on psychoactive substances. She is a Ph.D. student of modern and contemporary history at Mora Institute in México City, where she research about the history on drugs. Nidia is a member of the Drugs, Politics and Culture Collective.
              Nidia Olvera-Hernández, Ph.D. (C).

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              Sharon Rafferty, Ph.D.

              Sharon Rafferty, Ph.D.

              Sharon Rafferty, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She offers both traditional psychotherapy and yoga therapy and is the founder of The Collective, Inc., where she facilitates wellness workshops and mindfulness retreats.
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              Alli Feduccia, Ph.D

              Alli Feduccia, Ph.D

              Alli Feduccia, Ph.D. is a Neuropharmacologist working as a Clinical Data Scientist at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation. She is also Co-Founder and Director of Psychedelic Support, an online platform to connect with mental health professionals.

              MAPS
              Psychedelic Support Network
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              Adam Snider PsyD (C)

              Adam Snider PsyD (C)

              Adam Snider is a PsyD candidate in Los Angeles, CA. He works as a therapist and research associate at La Maida Institute, focusing on mind-body interventions for psychological and gastrointestinal health.
              Adam Snider PsyD (C)

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              Ceu da Santa Maria

              Ceu da Santa Maria

              Céu da Santa Maria, or Centro Eclético da Fluente Luz Universal Cristi Céu da Santa Maria, is a Santo Daime Church based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
              Ceu da Santa Maria

              Matthew Baldwin (River), MFTi

              Matthew Baldwin (River), MFTi

              Matthew Baldwin (River), MFTi, is a psychotherapist and musician living in San Francisco. He is a 2017 graduate of the Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapies and Research Certificate Program at CIIS.
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              Ligia Duque Platero, Ph.D. (C)

              Ligia Duque Platero, Ph.D. (C)

              Lígia Duque Platero is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. She is part of the Nucleus of Interdisciplinary Studies on Psychoactives - NEIP.
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              Maíra Dias, Ph.D (C)

              Maíra Dias, Ph.D (C)

              Maíra Dias is a Doctoral candidate and Master in Religion Studies at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil. Museologist and pedagogue. Member of the Nucleus of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) and Grupo de Pesquisa RAÌZES (UFPB).
              Maíra Dias, Ph.D (C)

              Filipe Silva, MA

              Filipe Silva, MA

              Filipe Silva Ribeiro has a master in anthropology in Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil.
              Filipe Silva, MA

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                Emily Sinclair, Ph.D (C)

                Emily Sinclair, Ph.D (C)

                Emily Sinclair is a Ph.D (C) Candidate in anthropology at Durham University, studying ayahuasca shamanism and tourism in Loreto, Peru, where she lived and worked between 2014 and 2018.
                Emily Sinclair, Ph.D (C)

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                Charles Grob, M.D.

                Charles Grob, M.D.

                Charles Grob, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine.Over the last thirty years he has conducted approved research with MDMA, psilocybin and ayahuasca.
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                  Paulo C R Barbosa, Ph.D.

                  Paulo C R Barbosa, Ph.D.

                  Paulo C R Barbosa, Ph.D., is Professor the Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC). Over the last 20 years he has conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessments of ayahuasca users, and has participated in preclinical studies evaluating the effects of ayahuasca on abuse of drugs.
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                    Andrew Dawson, Ph.D.

                    Andrew Dawson, Ph.D.

                    Andrew Dawson, Ph.D., is Professor of Modern Religion in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. He obtained his doctorate at Oxford University and has degrees in social science and religious studies.
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                      Marc Blainey, Ph.D

                      Marc Blainey, Ph.D

                      Marc Blainey’s research and publications bridge psychotherapy and the anthropology of religion amidst regional expertise with cultures of Europe, North America, Amazonia, and Mesoamerica. He holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University (New Orleans, USA).
                      Marc Blainey, Ph.D

                      Michelle Thiessen, Ph.D. (C)

                      Michelle Thiessen, Ph.D. (C)

                      Michelle Thiessen is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at The University of British Columbia. She researches the association between cannabis and mental health with a focus on acute pain.
                      Michelle Thiessen, Ph.D. (C)

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                      Zach Walsh, Ph.D.

                      Zach Walsh, Ph.D.

                      Zach Walsh, Ph.D., leads the Therapeutic Recreational and Problematic Substance Use lab at UBC where he runs several studies of cannabis and mental health, including a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of cannabis for PTSD.
                      Zach Walsh, Ph.D.

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                        Adam Knowles, PgDip

                        Adam Knowles, PgDip

                        Adam Knowles is a London-based existential psychotherapist with a past career leading technology teams. Current interests are crypto/blockchain and psychedelics, particularly ayahuasca, and their intersection with psychotherapy.
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                        Alicia Danforth, Ph.D.

                        Alicia Danforth, Ph.D.

                        Alicia Danforth Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher. She is the co-investigator for the first pilot study of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of social anxiety in autistic adults.
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                        Dr. Gabor Maté

                        Dr. Gabor Maté

                        Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D., is a renowned speaker and bestselling author. His work focus on a range of topics including addiction, stress, childhood development, and the psychedelic medicine ayahuasca.
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                        Dr. Claudio Naranjo

                        Dr. Claudio Naranjo

                        Dr. Claudio Naranjo is a Chilean psychiatrist who was part of the early Esalen Staff, created the International SAT program for personal transformation and has lately been mostly interested in changing Education as a response to the world problematique.
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                        Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.

                        Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.

                        Jeremy Narby has a PhD in anthropology from Stanford University. He has published 3 books about ayahuasca, shamanism and ecological knowledge, including the book "Psychotropic Mind: The World According to Ayahuasca, Iboga, and Shamanism"
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                        Diana Negrín, Ph.D.

                        Diana Negrín, Ph.D.

                        Diana Negrín is a geographer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Guadalajara. She currently serves on the board of the Wixárika Research Center, lectures at the University of San Francisco and is an associate scholar at the Center for the Investigation and Study in Social Anthropology (Mexico).
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                        Amanda Reiman, Ph.D.

                        Amanda Reiman, Ph.D.

                        Amanda Reiman received her PhD from UC Berkeley and is the Community Manager for Flow Kana and the Secretary of the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association.
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                        Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

                        Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

                        Bruno Rasmussen Chaves is a physician who has been researching and working with ibogaine in Brazil for more than 20 years. He is the former director of  the Global Ibogaine Therapists Alliance (GITA). He is also interested in MDMA and other psychedelics.
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                        Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

                        Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

                        Isabel Santana de Rose has a Ph.D in anthropology. She is co-author of the book "Ayahuasca Religions: a bibliography & critical essays" (2009), and several research articles. She examines the emergence of contemporary shamanic networks in Brazil, and is a researcher at the Institute Brazil Plural (IBP).
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                        Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D.

                        Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D.

                        Oscar Calavia-Sáez - born in La Rioja, Spain, 1959, living in Brazil from 1986 on- is a writer and anthropologist specialized in Amazonian indians and religion.
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                        Dr. Scott Shannon

                        Dr. Scott Shannon

                        Dr. Scott Shannon, MD, is a leader and pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Psychiatry. He has authored four books and trains professionals worldwide.
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                        Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D.

                        Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D.

                        Glenn Shepard Jr., is an ethnobotanist, medical anthropologist and film maker now working at the Goeldi Museum in Brazil. He has written on topics ranging from shamanism to human ecology to indigenous modernity. See his blog: ethnoground.blogspot.com
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                        Dena Sharrock, Ph.D. (c)

                        Dena Sharrock, Ph.D. (c)

                        Dena Sharrock is a PhD candidate in Anthropology from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her ethnographic research was carried out at the Temple of the Way of Light, Iquitos, Peru.
                        Dena Sharrock, Ph.D. (c)

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                        Dr. Jordan Sloshower

                        Dr. Jordan Sloshower

                        Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, is a resident psychiatrist at Yale University and co-founder of the Yale Psychedelic Science Group. His research focuses on therapeutic applications of psilocybin and ayahuasca.
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                        Dr. Joe Tafur

                        Dr. Joe Tafur

                        Dr. Joseph Tafur is a Colombian-American family physician. After post-doctoral research in psychoneuroimmunology, Dr. Tafur trained in ayahuasca shamanism under Shipibo healer Ricardo Amaringo at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual.
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                        Christopher Timmermann, Ph.D.(c)

                        Christopher Timmermann, Ph.D.(c)

                        Christopher Timmermann obtained a BSc in Psychology in Santiago, Chile and a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Bologna in Italy. He is currently completing a PhD in Imperial College London, leading a project focusing on the effects of DMT in the brain and human consciousness.
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                        Robin Wright, Ph.D.

                        Robin Wright, Ph.D.

                        Robin Wright has researched and published widely on indigenous Amazonian shamanism for 30 years. His recent book is entitled "Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon". He is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida.
                        Robin Wright, Ph.D.

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                        Bruno Gomes, M.A.

                        Bruno Gomes, M.A.

                        Bruno Ramos Gomes, M.A., is a psychologist with a master’s degree in public health from São Paulo University, Brazil. Since 2004, he has been working on reducing drug related harms in Cracolandia, São Paulo; a region with hundreds of crack users. He has been conducting Ibogaine treatment since 2010. He is a collaborator on ICARO-UNICAMP’s ayahuasca research to treat alcohol dependence program.
                        Bruno Gomes, M.A.

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                        Camila de Pieri Benedito Ph.D. (C)

                        Camila de Pieri Benedito Ph.D. (C)

                        Camila de Pieri Benedito is a PhD candidate in sociology at UFSCar doing research on gender and religion in the Santo Daime religion. She is part of NEREP and NEIP.
                        Camila de Pieri Benedito Ph.D. (C)

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                        Carlos Suárez Álvarez

                        Carlos Suárez Álvarez

                        Carlos Suárez Álvarez has a Masters in Amazonian Studies from the Universidad Nacional Colombia and is the author of the multimedia book, Ayahuasca, Iquitos and Monster Vorax. He has lived in an indigenous community in the Colombian Amazon since 2008.
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                        Chris Dodds

                        Chris Dodds

                        Chris Dodds was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He works as a photojournalist and has traveled multiple times to the Amazon, he has known Yawa Bane for the last 7 years. He currently resides in Los Angeles
                        Chris Dodds

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                          Edward MacRae, Ph.D

                          Edward MacRae, Ph.D

                          Edward MacRae is associate professor of anthropology at the Federal University of Bahia, researcher at CETAD/UFBA and NEIP. He has written extensively on LGBT rights, AIDS, harm reduction and ayahuasca.
                          Edward MacRae, Ph.D

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                          Ifetayo Harvey

                          Ifetayo Harvey

                          Ifetayo Harvey is from Charleston, and has a BA in History and African Studies from Smith College. She is currently working as the Communications Associate at the Drug Policy Alliance. https://if3tay0.wordpress.com
                          Ifetayo Harvey

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                          Ignacio Carrera, Ph.D.

                          Ignacio Carrera, Ph.D.

                          Ignacio Carrera works as an Assistant Professor in the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. His research interest lies in the preparation of novel small molecules for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders and the development of biocatalytic methods for organic synthesis. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry in Universidad de la República and coursed his postdoctoral studies at Columbia University in the city of New York.
                          Ignacio Carrera, Ph.D.

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                          Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.

                          Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.

                          Jae Sevelius, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and holds a Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
                          Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.

                          Jean-Francois Sobiecki

                          Jean-Francois Sobiecki

                          Jean-Francois Sobiecki is an ethnobotanist and herbalist healer from South Africa whose passion and work is to teach people how to use medicinal plants for healing and self development. E-mail: phytoalchemist@gmail.com, Practice: www.phytoalchemy.co.za, Research: www.khanyisagarden.co.za.
                          Jean-Francois Sobiecki

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                          Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester

                          Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester

                          Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester is the Madrinha and President of Céu do Montréal, a Santo Daime Church she founded in 1997 in Montréal, Canada. She is an ordained Inter-Faith Minister with a Doctorate in Divinity. A Transpersonal counsellor, she trained in the work of Dr. Roberto Assagioli and trained with Dr. Stanislav Grof. 
                          Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester

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                          Julie D. Megler, NP

                          Julie D. Megler, NP

                          Julie D. Megler, NP is a nurse practitioner with a practice focusing on integrative mental health and integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness. She is also on the board of directors of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) a 501c3 non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area.
                          Julie D. Megler, NP

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                            Kathleen Harrison, M.A.

                            Kathleen Harrison, M.A.

                            Kathleen Harrison, M.A., is an ethnobotanist who teaches about plants and fungi, especially ritual and mythical relationships with nature. She co-founded Botanical Dimensions in 1985, with Terence McKenna. www.botanicaldimensions.org
                            Kathleen Harrison, M.A.

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                            Kerry Moran, M.A., LPC

                            Kerry Moran, M.A., LPC

                            Kerry Moran, M.A., LPC is a depth-oriented psychotherapist and writer working with the integration of ayahuasca. She lives in Pisac, Peru. Her website is www.ayahuascawisdom.com.
                            Kerry Moran, M.A., LPC

                            Kevin Feeney, Ph.D.

                            Kevin Feeney, Ph.D.

                            Kevin Feeney has a law degree and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. He is currently a lecturer at Central Washington University, and has published a number of articles examining legal and regulatory issues surrounding the religious and cultural use of psychoactive plants.
                            Kevin Feeney, Ph.D.

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                            Wendy Chapkis, Ph.D.

                            Wendy Chapkis, Ph.D.

                            Wendy Chapkis, Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern Maine, is co-author of Dying to Get High (New York University Press, 2008) and numerous drug policy reform articles. 
                            Wendy Chapkis, Ph.D.

                            Charlotte Walsh, MPhil

                            Charlotte Walsh, MPhil

                            Charlotte Walsh is a legal academic at Leicester Law School. Her writings and talks challenge the drug laws as they pertain to psychedelics from a liberal, human rights-informed perspective.
                            Charlotte Walsh, MPhil

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                            Keeper Trout

                            Keeper Trout

                            Keeper Trout is an independent scholar and researcher with an interest in cacti and mind-altering plants. He volunteers for Cactus Conservation Institute (www.cactusconservation.org) and is digitizing
                            Ann & Sasha Shulgin’s archives (shulginresearch.org).
                            Keeper Trout

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                              Marc Aixala

                              Marc Aixala

                              Marc Aixalà is an engineer, psychologist, psychotherapist and Holotropic Breathwork facilitator. He leads the ICEERS Integration & Support service and has supported hundreds of people who faced challenging experiences with psychedelics.
                              Marc Aixala

                              Noah Potter, J.D.

                              Noah Potter, J.D.

                              Noah Potter, J.D., is an attorney in private practice, a former chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Drug and the Law and the author of the Psychedelic Law blog.
                              Noah Potter, J.D.

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                              Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D.

                              Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D.

                              Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D. (University of California-Irvine), is a medical anthropologist with an interest in psychedelics, alterations of consciousness and shamanism. He currently lives in the central highlands of Brazil.
                              Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D.

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                              Daniel Perkins, Ph.D.

                              Daniel Perkins, Ph.D.

                              Daniel Perkins, Ph.D, works in research and policy relating to psychoactive plants in government and at the University of Melbourne, where he directs the Global Ayahuasca Project, and is a psychotherapist.
                              Daniel Perkins, Ph.D.

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                              Rubiela Mojomboy

                              Rubiela Mojomboy

                              Rubiela Mojomboy is a recognized Inga social leader and defender of the rights of indigenous women. 
                              Rubiela Mojomboy

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                                Miguel Evanjuanoy, B.Sc.

                                Miguel Evanjuanoy, B.Sc.

                                Miguel Evanjuanoy is a member of the Inga people. He is an environmental engineer, follower of yagé medicine, and indigenous rights activist. 
                                Miguel Evanjuanoy, B.Sc.

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                                  Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D.

                                  Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D.

                                  Ingmar Gorman Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist, Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program, an NIH fellow at NYU, and site co-principal investigator studying MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.
                                  Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D.

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                                  Rini Hartman

                                  Rini Hartman

                                  Rini Hartman is the founder of Céu da Arte.
                                  www.ceudaarte.org
                                  Rini Hartman

                                  Ali Cotina, MA (C)

                                  Ali Cotina, MA (C)

                                  Alí Cortina is a History major from the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. He is currently doing his masters degree in Social Sciences and Humanities with the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa.
                                  Ali Cotina, MA (C)

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                                  Geoff Bathje P.h.D.

                                  Geoff Bathje P.h.D.

                                  Geoff Bathje, PhD is a licensed psychologist, professor, and activist, with additional training in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research, Sensorimotor Therapy, harm reduction, and community organizing.
                                  Geoff Bathje P.h.D.

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                                  Ceu dos Ventos

                                  Ceu dos Ventos

                                  Céu dos Ventos, or Centro Eclético da Fluente Luz Universal Francisco Corrente Céu dos Ventos, is a Santo Daime church based in the Hague, The Netherlands.
                                  Ceu dos Ventos

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                                    Sophia Rokhlin, MS.c.

                                    Sophia Rokhlin, MS.c.

                                    Sophia Rokhlin, MSc. is an independent researcher exploring the political economy and ecology of psychoactive plants, and the author of a forthcoming book on the global spread of ayahuasca.  
                                    Sophia Rokhlin, MS.c.

                                    Elizabeth M. Nielson, Ph.D.

                                    Elizabeth M. Nielson, Ph.D.

                                    Elizabeth M. Nielson, PhD, is a Psychologist at the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program and therapist on clinical trials of Psilocybin and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.
                                    Elizabeth M. Nielson, Ph.D.

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                                    Edilene Coffaci, Ph.D.

                                    Edilene Coffaci, Ph.D.

                                    Edilene Coffaci de Lima, is PhD in Anthropology (University of São Paulo, USP) and is Anthropology Professor at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil.
                                    Edilene Coffaci, Ph.D.

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                                    Brian Anderson, MD, MsC

                                    Brian Anderson, MD, MsC

                                    Brian Anderson, MD, MSc, is a psychiatrist and researcher in the department of psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco, where he is a co-investigator on a clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for long-term AIDS survivors.
                                    Brian Anderson, MD, MsC

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                                    Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D

                                    Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D

                                    Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D., is the Director of Implementation & Partnerships at BC Centre on Substance Use and also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.
                                    Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D

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                                      Dennis McKenna, Ph.D

                                      Dennis McKenna, Ph.D

                                      Dennis McKenna, Ph.D, has studied the botany, chemistry and pharmacology of ayahuasca since 1981, when he first traveled to Peru as a graduate student at the University of British Columbia.
                                      Dennis McKenna, Ph.D

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                                        Matthew Meyer, Ph.D

                                        Matthew Meyer, Ph.D

                                        Matthew Meyer was born in Northern California and grew up in Chico. He was a Rotary exchange student to Brazil after high school, and later did fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon for his PhD in anthropology (U Virginia 2014).
                                        Matthew Meyer, Ph.D

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                                          J. Hamilton Hudson, Esq.

                                          J. Hamilton Hudson, Esq.

                                          J. Hamilton Hudson earned his JD with an MS from Tulane University and his BA magna cum laude in anthropology from the University of Colorado. He is a collaborator to Chacruna.net.
                                          J. Hamilton Hudson, Esq.

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                                          Shawn Sunil Verma, M.D.

                                          Shawn Sunil Verma, M.D.

                                          Shawn Sunil Verma, M.D. is a resident psychiatrist interested in ecopsychology, environmentalism, and novel approaches to imbuing conservation ethic and nature empathy into the greater human psychic connection.
                                          Shawn Sunil Verma, M.D.

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                                          Sarah Daniels, BA (Hons.)

                                          Sarah Daniels, BA (Hons.)

                                          Sarah Daniels is a MA student in Clinical Psychology at The University of British Columbia researching cannabis in the context of mental health.
                                          Sarah Daniels, BA (Hons.)

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                                            David Nickles

                                            David Nickles

                                            David Nickles is an underground researcher, moderator for the DMT-Nexus community, and glassblower. He has offered cultural commentary on psychedelics and radical politics and participated in numerous harm reduction efforts.
                                            David Nickles

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                                            Alhena Caicedo Fernandez, Ph.D.

                                            Alhena Caicedo Fernandez, Ph.D.

                                            Alhena Caicedo Fernández has Ph.D. in social anthropology from EHESS, France and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
                                            Alhena Caicedo Fernandez, Ph.D.

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