September 25th ~ 27th, 2015
Big Art Church ~ 4975 W. Sunset Blvd. ~ Los Angeles, CA 90027

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The first of its kind in Los Angeles, PlantTeachers presents Visionary Convergence 2015, a conference and a community gathering where we will coalesce our collective interest and cultivate awareness of entheogenic medicinal and visionary plants such as ayahuasca, psilocybin mushrooms, iboga, peyote, cannabis, San Pedro cactus, and other plant wisdom medicines.

Join visionaries, doctors, researchers, spiritual teachers, healers, therapists, filmmakers, and artists as we illuminate the intersection of entheogenic plants and people, honor traditions, and explore and reveal new meanings and mechanisms for healing, medicine, growth, integration and visionary experience in the 21st Century.

Join us to learn how we, as a culture, can change the face of medicine and what it means to heal.  Join us to witness the growing emergence of an expanded consciousness and transformation toward a human wholeness of body, mind, spirit, culture and community. We will be hosting leading edge lectures and presentations, forums to share our individual and collective experiences, spirited dialogues, a visionary art gallery, live painting, and more, here in Hollywood at Big Art Church.

Come experience and witness the creative expression and transformation that rises up from the companionship between plants and people.

We hope to see you there!

Join us and hear from:

Ethnobotanists about the traditional shamanic and ancestral uses of visionary plants and plant medicine

Doctors and researchers about clinical trials and investigations into psychedelics and entheogens

Anthropologists about entheogenic plant-using cultures

Traditional, non-traditional, ancestral, and integrative practitioners of the healing arts

Spiritual, religious and shamanic practitioners about visionary, medicinal and spiritual plant-based practices

Therapists and thought leaders on integrating experiences, self awareness and making empowered decisions

Registration Information

Registration for Visionary Convergence 2015 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this event possible. This is a project of the heart and for the heart of healing.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a recap of Visionary Convergence and for new upcoming events and information.

In the meantime, please feel free to browse through the presenters below and the other links to the 2015 event in the main menu.  

Visionary Convergence 2015 Presenters

Allan Badiner
The Sixties was just a Dress Rehearsal. Allan Badiner is a contributing editor at Tricycle magazine, [more]
Amanda Sage
Amanda Sage is a visionary artist using her painting as a tool for spiritual and planetary [more]
Anderson Debernardi
Live Painting. Anderson Debernardi is one of the most prolific rainforest visionary artists in Peru. He [more]
Anja Loizaga-Velder, PhD
Anja Loizaga-Velder, PhD is a German-Mexican clinical psychologist who has been investigating the therapeutic potential of [more]
Annie Oak, MS
Embracing European shamanic traditions and the Eleusinian Mysteries. Annie Oak is the founder of the Women’ [more]
Ashley Booth, MS
PlantTeachers host. Ashley Booth, MS is a scientist, philosopher, and advocate, currently working as an oceanographer [more]
Ayasmina Flores, JD
PlantTeachers panelist, moderator, host. Ayasmina is a lawyer, translator, interpreter, and researcher active in the areas [more]
Benjamin De Loenen
Life after AYA2014, Iboga in Bwiti and the West. Benjamin De Loenen studied audiovisual media in [more]
Berra Yazar-Klosinski, PhD
Clinical Research, Plant Medicines & the FDA. Berra earned her PhD in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental [more]
Bia Labate, PhD
Indigenous Peoples & the Urban Ayahuasca Circuit in Brazil. Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a PhD in [more]
Brad Adams, PhD
Psychiatric Distress and the Meaning of Life. Brad Adams received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology [more]
Brian Anderson, MD, MSC
Ayahuasca Communities & 12-Step Programs. Brian Anderson is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry [more]
Celina M. De Leon, MPH (cand.)
Yagé, Traditional Medicine of Columbia; Ayahuasca & Women’s Health. Celina De Leon is an MPH [more]
Chris Kilham
Ayahuasca in the Media; Hacking the Cosmic Motherboard. Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, and has [more]
Cvita Mamic
Healing with Plant Wisdom. Cvita Mamic is a visionary artist, writer, and a co-founder of Nihue [more]
Dan Engle, MD
Dr. Dan Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology with a clinical practice in holistic [more]
Dave Zaboski
Live Painting. Dave Zaboski picked up a crayon as a child and never put it down, [more]
David Nickles
Questioning Psychedelic Dogmas. David Nickles is a moderator for the DMT-Nexus community and editor of The [more]
Dimitri Mugianis
Commodification of Psychedelics. Dimitri Mugianis is an activist, anarchist, community organizer, artist, and
 Bwiti N'ganga (spiritual [more]
Erica Wohldmann, PhD
Finding and Using Local Medicinal Plants. Dr. Erica Wohldmann holds a joint Ph.D. in Psychology [more]
Jeremy Narby, PhD
A Dialogue About Ayahuasca. Joining us via Skype. Jeremy Narby, PhD, grew up in Canada and [more]
Joe Tafur, MD
Spiritual Healing in Modern Health Care, Epigenetics and the House of Spirits. Over the years, Dr. [more]
John Harrison, MA, PsyD(c)
Addiction Treatment, Continuing Care and Integration. John Harrison MA, PsyD (candidate), has had life experiences ranging [more]
Julie D. Megler, MSN, NP-BC
Entheogenic First Aid, Risk Minimization & Outcome Optimization. Julie D. Megler is a board certified nurse [more]
Kathleen Harrison, MA
Keynote Address, Evolving Traditions; Who is Cannabis? Kathleen Harrison, MA, is an independent scholar and teacher [more]
Kenneth Tupper, PhD
Ayahuasca, Philosophical & Political Challenges. Kenneth Tupper, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor in the School of [more]
Larry Norris, MA
Larry Norris, MA is the co-founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) [more]
Leanna J. Standish, ND, PhD
Leanna J. Standish, ND, PhD, LAcup, FABNO is a neuroscientist and physician living in Seattle. She [more]
Luis Tamani
Live Painting. Luis Tamani is an artist from the Amazonian rainforest of Peru. Born in 1983, [more]
Martina Drassl
Panelist & Moderator, Shipibo Ayahuasca Shamanism. Martina Drassl was born in South Tyrol, Northern Italy. She [more]
Mitch Schultz
Open Source Reality. Mitch Schultz began his life journey in Memphis, TN, and has since called [more]
Norton Arbeláez, JD
Regulatory Approaches to Plant Medicines; Legal Cannabis Saving Lives. Norton Arbeláez is a lawyer who [more]
Richard Grossman, PhD
Richard Grossman studied Oriental Medicine at the California Acupuncture College in Los Angeles and received his [more]
Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Cannabis is a Superfood. Robyn Griggs Lawrence first helped introduce sustainable lifestyles and healthy homes to [more]
Russell Feingold
Russell Feingold is a shamanic sound healer, ceremonialist, and the author of Heart Wisdom. He is [more]
Sarah Brewer
Chef for Visionary Convergence 2015. Sarah is a worldwide freelance chef specializing in nutritious food, sourcing [more]
Shonagh Home
Sacred Mushroom: The Making of a Medicine Woman. Shonagh Home is an author, shamanic bridge, teacher [more]
Sitaramaya Sita
Sita is a PlantWisdom Practitioner trained in the Shipibo tradition.  She shepherds a powerful community in [more]
Solara Aerie
From childhood, UK based artist Solara Aerie had a strong curiosity for the spirit world and [more]
Susana Bustos, PhD
Integration and Rooting the Teachings in Daily Life. Susana Bustos, PhD, is a transpersonal counselor, professor [more]
Terra Celeste
Education and Integration. Terra is a writer, traveler, artist, and organizer with a background in non-profit, [more]
Todd Youngs
Ayahuasca as Catalyst for the 12 Steps. Todd is 48 years old and a recovering alcoholic [more]
Tony Moss
Tony Moss is an artist, songwriter, event producer, and founder of I.AM.LIFE, a youth [more]
Vicki Kraft, MA, MFT
Magic, Mystery & Our Daily Lives. Vicki Kraft, MA, MFT is the leader of the Flor [more]
Yalila Espinoza, PhD, RSW
Yalila Espinoza, PhD, RSW, serves as an intimacy coach and integrative health educator guiding consciousness explorers [more]

Visionary Convergence 2015 Sponsored by:

Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual

Visionary Convergence 2015 Supported by:

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Visionary Convergence 2015 in Alliance with:

Botanical Dimensions
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