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

Shamanic Bee Keeping – Shonagh Home

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,...

Antidotes To Everything – Michael Horowitz

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...

Safety Suggestions and Risk Reduction