KATHLEEN HARRISON

KATHLEEN HARRISON

KATHLEEN HARRISON

Exploring the Far Edge of the Ancient Garden: Q&A with Kathleen Harrison

For fifty years, Kat has been participating in psychedelic cultures—both Western (California, Hawaii) and indigenous (Peru, Ecuador, Native American). With her experience and signature storytelling, Kat will share some of what she's learned on this long and winding journey. Bring your questions, and you will leave with new ones. We will swirl them around and see what arises.

KATHLEEN HARRISON, M.A., is an ethnobotanist who has worked in the field since the 1960s. She is informed by long relationships with indigenous healers, California subcultures, an array of expert naturalists, and her own decades of psychedelic curiosity. She co-founded the organization Botanical Dimensions with Terence McKenna in 1985, and continues as its perennial Program Director, initiating ongoing projects in Mexico, Peru, California and Hawaii. Kat has taught globally for both universities and many conferences. She is currently based and teaching at the Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library, in Northern California. She specializes in the study of nature-based worldviews, patterns of belief, ritual, healing, art and the plants that live where they evolved.