Wade Davis

Edmund Wade Davis CM is a Colombian-Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North America and South America and particularly involving the traditional uses and beliefs associated with psychoactive plants.

He is named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium and has been a recipient of numerous awards such as The Explorers Medal, the highest award of the Explorers Club (2011), and more. In 2012 he received the David Fairchild Medal for botanical exploration. His book, Into the Silence, was awarded the $30,000 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize, the most prestigious award for literary nonfiction in the English language.

“Indigenous societies never think of people as part of the problem. People are the solution.” -Wade Davis

Learn More:

  1. Website
  2. Book: Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
  3. Book: The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
  4. Ted Talks:  The worldwide web of belief and ritual
  5. Ted Talks: Dreams From Endangered Cultures
  6. Podcast Feature: Into the Wild: Anthropologist Wade Davis
  7. Featured Talk: The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World | Wade Davis

More from Neurohacker:

  1. Podcast: HomeGrown Humans - Wade Davis - Ethnobotany - Hosted by Jamie Wheal
  2. Blog: Ethnobotany & Psychedelics: An Interview with Wade Davis