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Forest for the Trees: Spirit, Psychedelic Science, and Planetary Ethics


for Members

Forest for the Trees: Spirit, Psychedelic Science, and Planetary Ethics

Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

​Roosevelt House, 47-49 E 65th St, New York

Presented By

The Anthropology Section

The New York Academy of Sciences


What kind of guidance can those worlds called forests provide for living well on Earth in times of planetary ecological trouble? Dr. Kohn approaches this question as an anthropologist.  That is, as someone who is committed to cultivating forms of radical listening as he moves among modes of being that can, at times, dissolve in his quest to understand who he is amid a larger flow of life that vastly exceeds him. 

Reflecting on his ongoing anthropological (and increasingly collaborative) research in and around indigenous communities of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon and drawing on and distorting immersive ethnographic technologies in the process, his goal is to use what he might learn to help find a path that can orient us (humans) in our attempts to live well in relation to the many kinds of others that make and hold us.                                             

Location: Roosevelt House, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065

A dinner and wine reception will precede the talk. Buffet dinner begins at 5:45 PM.

Lectures begin at 6:30 PM and are free and open to the public, but registration is required.  




Eduardo Kohn, McGill University