Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 3 – Chris Kilham

The third guest in our webinar series is Chris Kilham, an explorer, botanist, author, yogi and plant medicine advocate. Dubbed ‘the Indiana Jones of natural medicine’, Chris will examine how psychedelics enable humans to reach a breakthrough conscious – having studied entheogens in indigenous cultures.

Date: Tuesday, June 9th

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST)

About Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham has conducted botanical research in over 45 countries, in an illustrious career spanning three decades. His expeditions to discover, study and popularize pyschoactive plants have been immortalised in a series of books – to international acclaim.

As an adventurer Chris has covered roughly 4 million miles and spent thousands of nights away from home. He has held court with princes and prime ministers the world over, sat with several shamans and was even appointed Chief of a remote tribe. Going places few fear to tread, Chris has contracted numerous tropical diseases and been chased by pirates – all in the name of botanical research.

This research has unearthed invaluable insight into the psychological and physiological benefits of ayahuasca, ashwagandha and hundreds of other plant-based medicines. While internationally revered for his long and distinguished career in botany, Chris has also achieved widespread recognition for his sustainability work – which Richard Branson wrote about in Screw Business as Usual.

A best-selling author in his own right Chris has published 15 books, including The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook: The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying. Chris is an invaluable conduit between cultures, due to his extensive experience in the field and his ability to engage and communicate on a variety of levels.

His insight and passion has secured Chris thousands of broadcast media interviews, with regular appearances on CNN, ABC, NBC and the Dr. Oz Show – where he serves on the Medical Advisory Board.  An admired authority on plant medicine, sustainability and cultural preservation, Chris also shares his knowledge and experience through feature articles in The New York Times, VICE and Playboy Magazine.

When he isn’t scouring the globe for psychoactive plants, Chris teaches ethnobotany at University of Massachusetts, with the epic title ‘Explorer in Residence’. He also recently founded Medicine Hunter Inc., an initiative to expand our understanding of entheogens, where he works alongside his wife and partner Zoe Helene – who will also feature in our Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance webinar series.

In the next installment of the webinar series, Chris will draw upon his vast experience to discuss the use of psychedelics to traverse our own minds, unearth precious insights and reach valuable epiphanies. He will also discuss the importance of transformative experiences that lead to a breakthrough consciousness, through the dissolution of self or ‘ego death’.

You can read more about Chris here.


MAPS Canada has priced the Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance webinar series at an affordable $111 for the full 14 episodes. Single episodes are available for $22 each, with discounted rates for students, seniors and those affected by COVID-19. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mapscanada.org/webinar

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