"It is the source of two really important drugs to treat childhood leukemia," McKenna said.
They are both on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.
Other plants in the greenhouse are the source of psychedelic drugs that some scientists say could be therapeutic.
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Here are highlights from the video:
• Drugs work because we are made of drugs.
• We're on drugs all the time...endogenous
neurotransmitters shape our reality.
Host Joe Rogan:
What do you say to the people who would look at the psychedelic experience and say, “You are glorifying and over-exaggerating what’s essentially a hallucination. Your visual cortex is being bombarded with these foreign chemicals. You’re seeing things that aren’t there, and all this is is your brain’s need to make something profound out of what is essentially a malfunction. A malfunction of your thinking, a malfunction of your visuals, and you’ve just attached all this importance to it after the experience is over."
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Linkedin interview: McKenna
shares his psychedelic wisdom and
experiences working with ayahuasca
Dennis McKenna, an authority on hallucinogens from plants, teaches at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing.
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McKenna's brother, Terence?
The Flammarion engraving is a wood engraving by an unknown artist, so named because its first documented appearance is in Camille Flammarion's 1888 book L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire ("The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology"). The engraving has often, but erroneously, been referred to as a woodcut. It has been used to represent a supposedly medieval cosmology, including a flat earth bounded by a solid and opaque sky, or firmament, and also as a metaphorical illustration of either the scientific or the mystical quests for knowledge.