McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy

A Catalytic Nexus for the Transformation of Global Consciousness

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Modern science grew out of Natural Philosophy, a fusion of philosophy and science that considers mind and consciousness as inseparable aspects of nature. Before modern science became fragmented into specialized disciplines and restricted to quantitative study, Natural Philosophy acknowledged the limitations of reductionism and embraced complementary ways of understanding derived from intuition, insight, and inspiration. The human mind perceives the world through lenses that no other instrument can simulate. The best tools to polish and clarify those lenses, to inspire and educate mankind in this “new” emergent paradigm, are the “Plant Teachers”—the sacred psychedelic medicines.

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McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy: A Modern Mystery School

Founded in 2018 by visionary ethnopharmacologist, Dr. Dennis McKenna, the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy (the “Academy”) will explore modern and traditional practices, ideas and technologies that broaden the understanding of humanity’s place in consciousness and the cosmos. McKenna Academy will serve as a global nexus, functioning as:

  • A center for intellectual inquiry, spiritual and moral development, philosophical discourse, and the exercise of human imagination and curiosity

  • A gathering place for the finest minds to catalyze, study, understand and advance the co-evolution of life, mind and consciousness

  • An academy, providing a fully-integrated curriculum including spiritual, shamanic, exploratory and medical use of “Plant Teachers.” In this respect, the McKenna Academy is the first experiential mystery school—combining plant experiences with rigorous academic inquiry—to exist since antiquity.

Five work areas provide a well-rounded approach and a diversified income model:

  1. Wellness Tourism
  2. Therapeutics
  3. Education (Courses and Conferences)
  4. Research and Development
  5. Publishing and Media