After a hiatus of one year, Plants in Human Affairs is again being offered by the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. This time, the four-credit, ‘intensive’ course will be held at Wasi Waska, the retreat center founded by anthropologist Eduardo Luna. It is located in Florianópolis, Brazil, on lovely Santa Catarina Island. The course will be team-taught by Dennis McKenna, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at the Center, and Dr. Luna, an anthropologist, considered the world’s authority on the ‘vegetalismo’ ethnomedical traditions of the Peruvian Amazon.
For more information and a link to the Course Guide, Syllabus, Instructor’s Bios and more pictures, look here: http://www.csh.umn.edu/academic-programs/for-credit-courses/travel-courses/index.htm
Be sure to scroll down for a link to the course guide. If you are interested in registering for the course, please contact The Center’s Director of Student Programs, Erin Fider at [email protected] or 612 624 5166. Total enrollment is limited to 14 and spaces are filling, so if you are interested in enrolling, contact Erin right away to get on the waiting list. You do not have to be a University of Minnesota student to register for the course. Students from other institutions and adult learners are all welcome. Credit is transferable to other institutions.
Plants in Human Affairs – Brazil 2014 May 19-June 2
Here is a link to some photos of Wasi Waska and environs