The DMT Xperience Podcast

Dennis McKenna (PhD) Ethnobotanist, Professor, and Author

October 2, 2019

Dennis McKenna PhD is an Ethnobotanist and an Ethnopharmacologist who hosts conferences and lectures educating people about shamanic cultures who use sacred psychoactive plants to access altered states of consciousness. He is the younger brother of the late brilliant psychedelic bard, Terence McKenna.  Dennis McKenna is one of the founding board members and the Director of Ethnopharmacology at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization concerned with the investigation of the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines. Dennis McKenna recently founded the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy in the Sacred Valley of Peru, South America.

In this episode we discuss how our brains construct an elaborate hallucination which we call consensus reality, whether the entities encountered during a DMT trip are real or not, what the difference is between shamanism and religion, whether we have a birthright to explore our consciousness or not, drug laws and the absurdity of making plants illegal, and much more!!!


Book by Dennis McKenna- "The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna" -

Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs (ESPD) 50th year Anniversary Symposium-

McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy-

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Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

Music by ZencesTry-