A seminal interview with Dennis McKenna, Ph.D., on the evolution of ayahuasca and the entheogenic movement and the imminent tipping point on planet earth, the movement parallels. In which experiential journalist Rak Razam quizzes Dennis on his role as a scientist and a leading ayahuasca researcher, while Dennis waxes lyrical on bio-piracy, the proliferating business of shamanism in Peru and around the world, and the urgent need for integration of the plant teacher experience in people's everyday lives to truly make a difference.
Is the sacrament of ayahuasca becoming commercialized? As pharmahuasca - and the startling development of ayahuasca in a pill form - spreads beyond the vine itself, is the wisdom of globaluasca transcending its Gaian roots to connect with a new generation without the plant dogma? Is the future a religious, compartmentalized Entheogenic Evangelism? Or will lodges transform into "psychedelic monasteries" training plant Jedis?
It's been ten years now since Dennis' brother Terence passed on. Dennis deconstructs some of his theories, from Timewave Zero to the Singularity and provides a critical analysis of the 2012 phenomenon and the unfolding Archaic Revival...
Originally aired on: May 4, 2010