Conference photos: The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science

Photos from the 2019 conference The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 (CC Attribution 4.0 International)

Elders Paul-Conrad Carignan and Sylvia Bertolini invoke the 4 directions following the Land Acknowledgement given by Rev. Dr Jessica Rochester at the 2019 Conference on The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The conference took place on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which the conference took place. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.

Rev. Dr Jessica Rochester presents on The Santo Daime in Canada, Céu do Montreal and Evolutionary Eclecticism at the 2019 Conference on The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Dr Paul Grof answers a question from the audience at the 2019 Conference on The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (left to right: Dr Paul Grof, Dr Brian Rush, Rev. Dr Jessica Rochester, Dr Kenneth Tupper, Dr Marc Blainey).

Dr Brian Rush answers a question from the audience at the 2019 Conference on The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (left to right: Dr Paul Grof, Dr Brian Rush, Elder Paul-Conrad Carignan, Rev. Dr Jessica Rochester, Elder Sylvia Bertolini, Dr Kenneth Tupper, Dr Marc Blainey).

The speakers listen to a question from the audience at the 2019 Conference on The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (left to right: Dr Paul Grof, Dr Brian Rush, Rev. Dr Jessica Rochester, Dr Kenneth Tupper, Dr Marc Blainey).

Elder Sylvia Bertolini answers a question from the audience at the 2019 Conference on The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (left to right: Dr Paul Grof, Dr Brian Rush (partial), Rev. Dr Jessica Rochester, Elder Paul-Conrad Carignan,Elder Sylvia Bertolini, Dr Kenneth Tupper, Dr Marc Blainey).

Rev. Dr Jessica Rochester offers the closing “Prayer for Awakening Consciousness”at The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The 2019 Conference on The Ayahuasca Religions: The Sacrament, The Traditions and The Science took place on October 19th 2019 at the St James United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.