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"Rising Researchers"

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Albert Hofmann, PhD (CH)
Chemist, Discoverer of LSD, Board Member of the Gaia Media Foundation, Guest of Honor
Mathias Bröckers (GER)
Literary Scholar, Author, Journalist

Jan Christoph Bublitz (GER)
Studied law, postgraduate assistant at a research group studying the potentials and risks of Psychopharmaceutical Enhancement

Rick Doblin, PhD (USA)
Founder and President of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)
Amanda Feilding (GB)
Consciousness Researcher, Founder and Director of The Beckley Foundation, working at the frontiers of scientific and policy research: currently conducting the first fully approved research into LSD with human subjects for over 30 years.

Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia (USA)
Joined the "Merry Pranksters" and toured on The Bus until 1967, shared life and music with her husband Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, member of various charitable and spiritual foundations

Peter Gasser, MD (CH)
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, President of the Swiss Association for Psycholytic Therapy (SAEPT), LSD-assisted Psychotherapy in Switzerland in Subjects with Anxiety Associated with Life-threatening Illnesses
Alex Grey (USA)
Visionary Artist, Co-founder and Director of "Chapel of Sacred Mirrors"
Allyson Grey (USA)
Visionary Artist, Co-founder and Director of "Chapel of Sacred Mirrors"
Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD (USA)
Psychiatrist, Consciousness Researcher, Author, Co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology, Founder of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA), Laureate 2007 of the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel Foundation "Vize 97" Prize
Dieter A. Hagenbach (CH)
Program Manager; Founder and former Manager of Sphinx Verlag, Founder and President of the Gaia Media Foundation
Jon Hanna (USA)
Author, Publicist, Publisher of the Psychedelic Resource List, The Entheogen Review, Organizer of "Mind States"
John Harrison, PsyD cand (USA)
Principal Investigator for MAPS' Study of
Ibogaine in the Treatment of Opiate Addiction, Drug War Veteran, Mountaineer, Therapist
Kathleen Harrison (USA)
Ethnobotanist, Artist, Co-founder and Director of "Botanical Dimensions"
Michael Horowitz (USA)
Consultant, Ludlow Santo Domingo Library, Director of Flashback Books, Editor of Works by Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary
Pierre Joset, JD (CH/AUS)
Lawyer, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Anti Prohibition League and of the European Movement for Normalization of Drug Policy (EMNDP), Co-Founder of the Gaia Media Foundation
Dennis J. McKenna, PhD (USA)
Sandra Karpetas (CA)
Co-Founder, Iboga Therapy Society and
Program Director, Iboga Therapy House
Thomas Kessler (CH)
Agronomist, Delegate for Migration and Integration Issues of the City of Basel, Former Delegate for Drug Issues of the City of Basel, Member of the Swiss Commission for Drug Issues

Prof. Evgeny Krupitsky, MD, PhD, DmedSci (RUS)
Head, Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology of Addictions, St. Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University, Head, Department of Addictions, Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute

Jan Kounen (NL)
Director of Dobermann, Blueberry, Darshan, Other Worlds, 99 Francs, and other Feature Films, Documentaries, and TV Series

Sameet Kumar, PhD (USA)
Clinical Psychologist, Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami

Bruno Martin (GER)
Consciousness Researcher, Author

Ralph Metzner, PhD (USA)
Consciousness Researcher and Psychotherapist, Pioneer of Psychedelic Research at Harvard, Co-author (with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert) of The Psychedelic Experience
Annie Mithoefer (USA)
Registered Nurse, Psychotherapist
Michael Mithoefer, MD (USA)
Psychiatrist, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, Head of a MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Valerie Mojeiko (USA)
Program Director and Clinical Research Associate at MAPS

Claudia Müller-Ebeling, PhD (GER)
Art Historian, Anthropologist, Author

Jeremy Narby, PhD (CAN/CH)
Anthropologist, Author of The Cosmic Serpent, Shamans Through Time (with Francis Huxley), and Intelligence in Nature
Nana Nauwald (GER)
Artist, Author, Explorer of Shamanic Worlds
Peter Oehen, MD (CH)
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Head of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Switzerland
Cynthia Palmer (USA)
Author, Photographer, Co-editor of Aldous Huxley's Moksha and Sisters of the Extreme:  Women's Writing on the Drug Experience
Vanja Palmers (CH)
Zen Priest, Animal Rights Activist, Co-founder of Puregg – Haus der Stille, Austria, the Meditation Center Felsentor, Switzerland, and various Animal Protection Organizations
Torsten Passie, MD, MA (GER)
Scientific Collaborator and Psychiatrist at the Department of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical School Hannover
Dale Pendell (USA)
Poet, Software Engineer, Ethnobotanist, Author of "Pharmako|Gnosis"
Daniel Pinchbeck (USA)
Author of Breaking Open the Head, Journalist, Editor of realitysandwich.com

Baba Rampuri (USA|IND)
American expatriate, Yogi, first foreigner to be initiated into the Naga Sannyasis, Author of Baba

Christian Rätsch, PhD (GER)
Anthropologist, Ethnopharmacologist, Author of the Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

Thomas B. Roberts, PhD (USA)
Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations at Northern Illinois University, Author, Co-editor of Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogens as Treatments, Originator of "Bicycle Day"
Béatrice Rubli (CH)
Medium, Psychic Healer
Manuel Schoch (CH)
Therapist, Founder of "Time Therapy", Author of Healing with Qualities and Bitten by the Black Snake
Martin Schöne, MBA (GER)
Artist, Brain Researcher, Developer of the "Brain-Avatar"

Barnim Schultze (GER)
Akasha Project, Composer, Musician

Wolf-Dieter Storl, PhD (GER)
Ethnobotanist und Cultural Anthropologist, Author
Juraj Styk, MD (CH)
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Sylvia Thyssen (USA)
Managing Editor, Erowid.org

Kajuyali Tsamani (COL)
Shaman, initiated by Bernardo Moscote, Master Shaman of the Kogi Nation

Wulf Mirko Weinreich (GER)
Psychotherapist (HPG), Addiction Therapist (VDR), Author of Integrale Psychotherapie

Lucius Werthmüller (CH)
Project Manager; Parapsychologist and Consciousness Researcher, Member of the Board of the Gaia Media Foundation
Michael J. Winkelman, MPH, MD (USA)
Anthropologist, Co-editor of Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogens as Treatments

Jürg fuyûzui Zurmühle (CH)
Japanese Bambooflute Player, Master of Kinko-ryu Shakuhachi, Composer, Professor for German Flute, Improvisation and Ensemble


7th March 2008 • Subject to Alterations

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