Since 2007, WVC has been organizing gatherings of scholars, healers, activists, and artists who investigate non-ordinary states of consciousness. We document the talks presented at these events. Over the years, WVC has assembled an archive of cutting edge scholarship on this topic. This page is continuously updated with transcripts of these presentations, which are posted with the permission of the speakers, along with harm reduction resources for psychedelic explorers.
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Transcripts of past WVC Presentations
Resources for learning about social justice issues in the cannabis industry and taking action in your community.
Videos from the Women & Cannabis Salon are now available online. We heard presentations by women who have pioneered cannabis research, cultivation, activism, and business.
Shonagh Home is an author, teacher and shamanic practitioner. Her offerings focus on the shamanic mysteries of the spirit realms and the world of nature. She assists her students in the development of their intrinsic abilities that include the faculties of intuition,...
Annie Oak is the founder of the Women's Visionary Congress. She gave this talk at the Shaman Women, Plant Medicine and Psychedelics Salon hosted by WVC in Vancouver, Canada in November 2014. This presentation addresses the growing number of women who have described...
Michael Horowitz is a psychoactive drug historian and writer. He co-founded the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library and was Timothy Leary's archivist and bibliographer. With his wife, Cynthia Palmer, he edited Moksha: Aldous Huxley's Writings on Psychedelic Drugs and...
Elena Andrade is a Canadian scholar whose research interests include performance studies, psychedelic literature and space-time perception across cultures. She presented this talk at the 3rd Annual Shaman Woman, Plant Medicine and Psychedelic Salon hosted by WVC in...
Safety Suggestions and Risk Reduction
When the Women’s Visionary Congress was founded 10 years ago things were very different for people who use psychedelics for healing and consciousness exploration. The War on Drugs was in full force, and so relatively few people felt comfortable speaking publicly about...read more
For the past several years, presenters and participants at WVC gatherings have been engaged in a very interesting discussion about the ongoing mass-market commercialization of psychoactive substances and efforts to regulate them. As an increasing number of people...read more
WVC acknowledges that a growing number of people throughout the world are participating in ceremonies that use psychoactive substances. We recognize that these rituals can offer participants opportunities for deep healing and self-knowledge. Our community is also...read more
I have just returned from Canada where I attended WVC's third annual Shaman Woman, Plant Medicine and Psychedelics Salon at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver. Organized by Eleonora Molnar, the Director of WVC Canada, the event included a series of...read more