In a recent interview with Mind Hacks, Wade Davis touched upon the state of the myopic Western mind. He believes such close-mindedness acts as the barrier towards a meaningful appreciation for and understanding of shamanism and psychedelics, undeveloped cultures, and even ourselves:
I dont think any of this is about saying whos right and whos wrong but its just fascinating to recognize that there are different options and these other cultures arent failed attempts at being us but theyre unique answers to a fundamental question what does it mean to be human and alive?
Read Part I here.
Read Part II here.
Wade Davis is a featured guest on the upcoming video seminar series "Awakening the Cosmic Serpent: Shamanism and Plant Medicine in this Transformative Time" hosted by Jeremy Narby. The series also features Stan Grof, Kathleen Harrison, and Luis Eduardo Luna. Click here to find out more.
Image: "Wade Davis" by Colorado College on Flickr courtesy of Creative Commons Licensing.