Can Plant Medicines Enhance Spiritual Beliefs and Shift Religious Barriers?

Episode 46

Dennis McKenna

Ethnopharmacologist and psychedelic icon Dennis McKenna treats us to a discussion on psychedelic medicines, plant intelligence, and the failures of organized religion. Dennis explains what lessons can be learned from psychedelic plants, and what we can do to avoid the imminent obliteration of humanity.

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Podcast Highlights

  • Why modern religion has caused so much suffering, and how it prohibits spiritual experiences.
  • Are people starting to take the concept of plant intelligence seriously?
  • How these plant medicines can continue to teach us how to live better lives.

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