13 mai 2019 - 13 mai 2019
Université de Zurich, Hoersaal, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich

Conférence en anglais de Jeremy Narby, anthropologue et auteur

An anthropologist tries to reconcile science and Amazonian plant knowledge, drawing concepts from both sides. Plants like ayahuasca and tobacco can act both as “psychedelics” , meaning mind-revealing, and as “teachers", in that they allow knowledge to be gained. But working with plant teachers is tricky, and has ups and downs. Beacuse they are mind-revealing, the experience one can have after ingesting them depends on who one is. Ultimately, when working with plant teachers, going back and forth between systems of knowledge is a slow process that can be rewarding, but that also has its perils.