Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, has been a family nurse midwife for twenty five years. She has written extensively on the impact of psychedelic experiences in shaping the lives of her contemporaries, and has worked closely with many of the most distinguished investigators in this field. Her current project is the development of a Thanatology program for the study of death and dying.
Annie Oak is the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress (WVC). She holds an MS in science journalism and works with researchers who analyze data about human rights violations. Creator of the San Francisco-based Full Circle Tea House, she also produces community events and studies medicinal plants.
Anne Tara Szostek
Anne Tara is WVC’s Secretary, webmistress, and director of technical operations. Through her work with the Women’s Visionary Council, she seeks to empower women to shift global narratives on embodiment and medicine.
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Diana Reed Slattery is a novelist, psychonaut, xenolinguist, and video performance artist. She completed a Ph.D. in psychedelics and language at the University of Plymouth, UK, in 2010. Visit her website – Psychedelics & Language
Denis Berry is a seeker and traveler. Since 2012 she has overseen the Timothy Leary Futique Trust. Under her supervision, Dr. Leary’s 500 box archival collection was purchased by the New York Public Library and is now available to scholars and the public for research. She has also negotiated a deal with HBO for a series based on Dr. Leary’s life. Working with WVC, she hopes to help reintroduce the spiritual benefits of psychedelics to a younger generation.