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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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NoiseBridge | 2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

BIA-Event-Poster-Web-VersionThe Psychedelic Society of San Francisco presents the Ayahuasca Symposium which will include a lecture on ayahuasca in the global context and a book release.

This exclusive free event is hosted by the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco out of Noisebridge, a unique creative space in the heart of the San Francisco’s Mission district.

Symposium will Feature:

Lecture: Ayahuasca in a Global Context: Controversies, Public Debate, and Regulation
This presentation will address the internationalization of ayahuasca, a psychoactive substance made generally from the plants Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis. Ayahuasca has traditionally been used in indigenous, mestizo shamanic, and religious rituals in South America. In the last 20 years, its use has spread beyond the Amazon to the world, and has been accompanied by great controversy.

Book Release: The Internationalization of Ayahuasca
We’re proud to be officially releasing The Internationalization of Ayahuasca, By Beatriz Caiuby Labate & Henrik Jungaberle (Eds.). The book brings together the work of scholars from different countries and academic disciplines to offer a comprehensive view of the globalization of this Amazonian brew. It presents a rich array of reflections on the complex implications of this expansion, ranging from health, spiritual and human rights impacts on individuals, to legal and policy impacts on governments. This exclusive event will allow members an early chance to purchase this text, as well as a book signing.

Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP


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Categories: Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Venue: NoiseBridge
Address: 2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
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