An anthropophagic anthropology: towards a psychedelic science
My personal experiences with psychedelic substances in my ethnographic work among the Runa and Sapara communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon have led me to broaden the concept of “psychedelic” to encompass the processes that give rise to the “world-called-forest” (sacha in Kichwa, naku in Sapara). In this talk, I will try to explain, first, what it means to say that the “world-called-forest” is psychedelic; second, how anthropology is a psychedelic science; and, finally, how a psychedelic science can serve as a guide for dealing with the global ecological crisis that threatens the “world-called-forest” of which we are part.
The conference will be given in Spanish
For your information, the next session will be held on June 17 and we will be pleased to receive Anthony K. Webster (University of Texas, Austin).