April 16, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) From April 10 to April 12, activists, journalists, researchers, and whistleblowers gathered in Philadelphia for the Free Your Mind Conference. One of the guest speakers was American ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer and author Dennis J. McKenna, PH.D. Dennis McKenna is also the brother of well-known (and deceased) scientist and philosopher Terrence McKenna. Both McKennas are huge proponents of the positive benefits of psychedelic substances and plants, including Psilocybin mushrooms, Ayahuasca, and MDMA.
I had a chance to catch up with Dennis McKenna to talk to him about what ethnopharmacologists do. We also cover his work with the Hefter Research Institute promoting the benefits of psychedelics. I was also able to ask McKenna to address concerns that him and Terrence were both agents of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Lastly, McKenna expressed that his belief that plants are communicating with humans through chemicals they release and connect to neurotransmitters in the human brain. He believes the plants are trying to wake mankind from its destructive slumber.
Are plants conscious? Is the Earth trying to communicate with us? Check out the interview below and let us know what you think:
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