Please join The Psychedelic Society of San Francisco as we welcome back anthropologist and Ayahuasca researcher, Bia Labate from South America.
Professor Labate will be presenting a new talk addressing the use of Ayahuasca entitled, "Reflections on Power and Sexual Ethics in the Ayahuasca World"
This presentation will combine her intellectual reflections and academic writings with her personal experiences in the field, including:
- Power differentials between the shaman and participants
- Ayahuasca and use by women
- Gender issues in shamanic cultures
- Historical accounts of seduction under the effects of Ayahuasca
- Her fieldwork and own personal experiences
- Cultural conflicts between Amazonians and foreigners regarding views on sex and gender
- The role of cultural and informal controls, as well as communities
After the presentation there will be time to ask questions and share your own experiences on the topic.
The author's many books and other writings will be for sale after the Q&A.
DATE & LOCATION
Saturday Nov 10, 2012 @ 2pm
The LGBT Center, room 301 (Gallery)
Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the State University of Campinas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of psychoactive substances, drug policies, shamanism, ritual, and religion. She is Visiting Professor at the Drug Policy Program of the Center for Economic Research and Education (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE - Región Centro) in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She is also Research Associate at the Institute of Medical Psychology, Heidelberg University, co-founder of the Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychoactives (NEIP), and editor of its site (http://www.neip.info). She is author, co-author, and co-editor of eight books, two with English translations, one journal special edition, and several peer-reviewed articles. For more information, see: http://bialabate.net/