European Ayahuasca Research Symposium

What: European Ayahuasca Research Symposium

When: June 17, 2011. 17:00-22:00

Where: Room D0.08, Oude Manhuispoort 4-6, 1012CN, Amsterdam

Tickets: Suggested donation


Description: The European Ayahuasca Research Symposium is a multidisciplinary series of lectures that focuses on current research being done in Europe. Experts from different disciplines will present their studies on ayahuasca’s effects on health, neural functioning and consciousness.

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew made from plants native to the Amazon Basin. Ayahuasca’s psychoactive effects are due, in pharmacological terms, to a mixture of beta-carbolines (harmala alkaloids) and dimethyltryptamine (DMT). It is thought that, together with various psychosocial and spiritual factors, these plants allow for the profound phenomenological experiences. This ‘tea’ has become increasingly used for religious, therapeutic, shamanic and research purposes in Europe and other parts of the world over the past few decades.

Presenters include:

  • Beatriz C. Labate, Ph.D. (BR/ DE)
  • Brian Anderson, MD/MSc cand. (USA)
  • Petra Bokor, MSc (HUN)
  • Prof. dr. Wouter Hanegraaf (Amsterdam)
  • Rama Lecrerc, Ph.D. (France)
  • Janine Schmid (DE)